18 mars 2015

A rare large bronze ritual tripod food vessel, ding, China, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

A rare large bronze ritual tripod food vessel, ding, China, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 12th-11th century BC. Estimate $200,000 - $300,000. Price Realized $389,000 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The deep, rounded body raised on three columnar supports and cast on the upper body with a band of three taotiemasks formed by pairs of dragons with elongated bodies confronted on and separated by plain flanges, reserved on a ground of leiwen filled with black inlay, all below a pair of... [Lire la suite]

18 mars 2015

A rare small bronze phoenix-form ewer, China, Late Western-Early Eastern Zhou Dynasty, 8th-7th century BC

A rare small bronze phoenix-form ewer, China, Late Western-Early Eastern Zhou Dynasty, 8th-7th century BC. Estimate $60,000 - $80,000. Price Realized $665,000 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vessel cast as a seated phoenix with curved spout projecting from the breast, the wings upswept on either side to flank the cover surmounted by a small phoenix, its pierced tail attached to a small loop behind the loop handle surmounted by a dragon head which extends down to the tail - 6 in. (15.2 cm.) wide ... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

A silk and metal thread 'Nine Dragon' Chinese carpet, China, Qing dynasty, late 19th century, or possibly earlier

A silk and metal thread 'Nine Dragon' Chinese carpet, China, Qing dynasty, late 19th century, or possibly earlier. Estimate $30,000 - $50,000. Price Realized $341,000 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Woven with a three character inscription, Qianqing Gong, which translates to ‘The Palace of Heavenly Purity’. Having nine dragons chasing flaming pearls on the silver ground with a polychrome wave pattern border. Approximately 11 ft. 10 in. x 8 ft. 9 in. (361 cm. x 267 cm.) Provenance: By... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

A rare opaque turquoise glass tripod censer, Qing dynasty, Qianlong four-character wheel-cut mark within a square and of the per

A rare opaque turquoise glass tripod censer, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong four-character wheel-cut mark within a square and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate $40,000 - $60,000. Price Realized $425,000 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The censer with a compressed body raised on three conical supports and with a pair of angled, arched handles rising from the flat rim - 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm.) diameter Provenance: With Robert Sistrunk, New York, late 1970s.The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York,... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

A rare garnet-red glass bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng four-character wheel-cut mark within a square and of the period

A rare garnet-red glass bottle vase, China, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng four-character wheel-cut mark within a square and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate $300,000 – $500,000. Price Realized $233,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, before 1997. Literature: C. Brown and D. Rabiner, Clear as Crystal, Red as Flame, China Institute, New York, 1990, p. 55, no. 18. Exhibited: C. Brown and D. Rabiner, Clear as Crystal, Red as Flame, China Institute, New York,... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

Robert H. Ellsworth's Fifth Avenue apartment

“Never collect anything that you don’t want to live with every day.” Robert H. Ellsworth Robert H. Ellsworth's Fifth Avenue apartment. Photos Christie's Image Ltd 2015   Robert H. Ellsworth in Huizhou, Anhui province, c. 2000. Photo courtesy of Masahiro Hashiguchi ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH. AN APPRECIATION by JAMES C. Y. WAT T Robert Ellsworth was active in an age that was propitious for art dealers and collectors. He had... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2015

A blue and white dish, Early Kangxi period, circa 1670

A blue and white dish, Early Kangxi period, circa 1670. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Price Realized $5,625 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The dish is decorated in the interior in the 'Master of the Rocks' style with a mountainous river landscape, with a small sage and two attendants in the foreground, below a pine and bamboo band encircling the rim. The reverse is decorated with three branches and the base bears an apocryphal Chenghua mark. 8 ½ in. (21.6 cm.) diam. Provenance: Spink & Son, Ltd., London,... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

A blue and white Armorial dish, Kangxi period, circa 1690

A blue and white Armorial dish, Kangxi period, circa 1690. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Price Realized $15,000 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The dish, with flat everted rim, is decorated in the center with the large coat-of-arms of Johannes Camphuijs of Haarlem, enclosed at the rim with small vignettes of ladies at various leisurely pursuits. The reverse is painted with ten small floral sprays and a central peony medallion in a pencilled style on the base. 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm.) diam. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

A blue and white 'Rotterdam Riots' dish, Kangxi period, circa 1690-1695

A blue and white 'Rotterdam Riots' dish, Kangxi period, circa 1690-1695. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Price Realized $6,250 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The dish is decorated in the center with the well known scene of a row of Dutch houses, showing figures climbing haystacks and a tall ladder to reach the top of one of the houses, with an unruly crowd at the right near cannons, all enclosed by a border of four floral panels set against a diaper ground. The underside of the rim is embellished with a formal... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

A blue and white shallow bowl, Early Kangxi period, circa 1662-1670

A blue and white shallow bowl, Early Kangxi period, circa 1662-1670. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Price Realized $8,125 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The shallow bowl is decorated with a rocky garden scene depicting a pavilion in which a dignitary instructs two attendants while a lady looks on from behind a large screen. The rim is dressed in brown and the base bears an apocryphal Jiajing mark.6 ¾ in. (17.1 cm.) diam. Provenance: Anthony Gray, London, 1987.Collection of Julia and John Curtis. ... [Lire la suite]