24 mars 2015

Circle of Gortzius Geldorp (Louvain 1553-1618 Cologne), A portrait of a lady, three-quarter length, holding a handkerchief...

Circle of Gortzius Geldorp (Louvain 1553-1618 Cologne), A portrait of a lady, three-quarter length, holding a handkerchief in her right hand, and wearing matching gold bracelets and an ornate gold chain about her waist. Sold for US$ 10,000 (€9,132). Photo: Bonhams. inscribed 'ADR' (in ligature) and dated '1593' (upper left), oil on panel, 14 1/2 x 28 3/4in (103 x 73cm).  Bonhams. ART + DECOR, 22 Mar 2015 10:00 PDT - SAN FRANCISCO  

24 mars 2015

A rare black pottery ovoid vase, China, Liao Dynasty (AD 907-1125)

Lot 811. A rare black pottery ovoid vase, China, Liao Dynasty (AD 907-1125); 13 ¾ in. (35 cm.) high. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Price Realized $10,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The lower body with combed texture, the mid body burnished below a crisscross border, both divided into five subtle lobes, the neck with burnished stripes separated by a median bow-string band, with a molded spoked medallion on the concave base, box. Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2015

A chestnut-brown-glazed vase, China, Liao Dynasty (AD 907-1125)

Lot 810. A chestnut-brown-glazed vase, China, Liao Dynasty (AD 907-1125); 11 ½ in. (29 cm.) high. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $6,250. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The tapering body and flaring neck carved with horizontal bands, the high shoulder applied with a pair of strap handles joined by vertical strips to matching straps applied on the lower body, covered overall with a rich chestnut-brown glaze, box Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2015

An amber-glazed dish, China, Liao Dynasty (AD 907-1125)

Lot 809. An amber-glazed dish, China, Liao Dynasty (AD 907-1125); 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) diameter. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $25,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Raised on a short foot, the rounded shallow dish covered inside and out with a streaked amber glaze, the center with three spur marks, box Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1988. Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH PART IV - CHINESE WORKS OF ART:... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2015

A rare chestnut-glazed pottery ewer, China, Liao Dynasty (AD 907-1125)

Lot 808. A rare chestnut-glazed pottery ewer, China, Liao Dynasty (AD 907-1125);  8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) high. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $25,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The ovoid body decorated with three small flower head appliques below the two bands of pendent leaf tips applied between the short spout and arched handle, the reel-shaped neck surmounted by an integral cover, all covered in a rich chestnut glaze, the ewer filled through a hole in the unglazed base, box ... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2015

A Cizhou white-glazed vase, China, Liao Dynasty (AD 907-1125)

Lot 807. A Cizhou white-glazed vase, China, Liao Dynasty (AD 907-1125);  14 in. (35.8 cm.) high. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $5,250. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The tall, oviform vase with slender neck rising to a dished mouth, covered with a white slip under a creamy white glaze stopping short of the unglazed foot, box Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1987. Note: A vase of high-shouldered form and larger size (46.8... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2015

An unusual sancai-glazed crescent-shaped pillow, China, Liao-Jin dynasty, 11th-13th century

Lot 805. An unusual sancai-glazed crescent-shaped pillow, China, Liao-Jin dynasty, 11th-13th century;  10 7/8 in. (27.7 cm.) long. Estimate $12,000 - $18,000. Price Realized $17,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The top with two bovine beasts with single horns frolicking below the crescent moon, the amber-glazed sides molded with a floral pattern. The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH PART IV - CHINESE WORKS OF ART: METALWORK, SCULPTURE... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2015

An amber-glazed mortar, China, Liao Dynasty (AD 907-1125)

Lot 804. An amber-glazed mortar, China, Liao Dynasty (AD 907-1125). Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Price Realized $6,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Of circular drum shape, the exterior applied with 'nail' bosses below the rim, with a small hole in one side, covered overall with a thin amber glaze darkening to a caramel tone at the rim and streaked in the interior; 6 ¼ in. (18 cm.) diameter, box Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1987. ... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2015

A rare amber-glazed tankard, China, Liao Dynasty (AD 907-1125)

Lot 803. A rare amber-glazed tankard, China, Liao Dynasty (AD 907-1125);  6 in. (18.2 cm.) high. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Price Realized $6,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The shape based on silver prototypes, the rounded lower body applied with a loop handle with shaped, horizontal thumb piece, below a carved decorative motif on the neck, covered inside and out with a warm amber glaze, box Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1988. ... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2015

Piaget, Mediterranean Garden Collection

Piaget Mediterranean Garden Pink Gold & Black Opal Bracelet. 18K pink gold set with 1 oval-cut black opal (approx. 14.82 cts), 8 marquise-cut blue tourmalines (approx. 2.88 cts), 6 marquise-cut emeralds (approx. 1.86 cts) and 12 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.73 ct). Piaget Mediterranean Garden Necklace. 18K white gold set with 224 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 44.82 cts), 45 marquise-cut diamonds (approx. 14.78 cts), 3 cushion-cut emeralds (approx. 7.66 cts), 3 cushion-cut green tourmalines (approx.... [Lire la suite]