14 novembre 2015

A pale celadon jade 'mythical beast' vase and cover, 19th century

A pale celadon jade 'mythical beast' vase and cover, 19th century. Estimate £3,000 - £5,000 ($4,554 - $7,590). Price Realized £21,250 ($32,258). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vase is of flattened form and is carved as a horned mythical beast standing foursquare with an elaborate curled tail. The neck is carved with two loop handles with loose rings and the cover is surmounted by a bird-form finial. The stone is of a pale even tone with a few minor lighter streaked inclusions to one side. 5 ¾ in. (14.6... [Lire la suite]

14 novembre 2015

A carved aloeswood 'double-gourd' brush washer, xi, 18th century-early 19th century

A carved aloeswood 'double-gourd' brush washer, xi, 18th century-early 19th century. Estimate £3,000 - £5,000 ($4,554 - $7,590). Price Realized £21,250 ($32,258). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The washer is delicately carved as a double-gourd adjoined by a smaller one, and is entwined with leafy and fruiting vine. 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) wide, carved hardwood stand, possibly zitan Christie's. CHINESE CERAMICS, WORKS OF ART AND TEXTILES, 13 November 2015, London, South Kensington
14 novembre 2015

A white jade 'twin bird' hat ornament, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) or earlier

A white jade 'twin bird' hat ornament, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) or earlier. Estimate £3,000 - £5,000 ($4,554 - $7,590). Price Realized £22,500 ($34,155). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The ornament is carved and pierced as two birds side by side with their beaks touching, with finely incised feathers to their backs. There is a small inset green hardstone to the back of one bird. The stone is of an even milky white tone. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) long Provenance: A private European collection.  ... [Lire la suite]
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14 novembre 2015

A fine Ming-style blue and white 'lotus' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

A fine Ming-style blue and white 'lotus' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate £20,000 - £30,000 ($30,360 - $45,540). Price Realized £22,500 ($34,155). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The dish is painted in the fifteenth century style in varying vibrant tones of cobalt blue imitating the 'heaping and piling' effect with a central lotus bloom amongst scrolling foliage encircled by a band of the flowers of the four seasons at the rim. The... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2015

A rectangular 'dragon and bajixiang' cloisonné enamel box and cover, 18th century

A rectangular 'dragon and bajixiang' cloisonné enamel box and cover, 18th century. Estimate £10,000 - £15,000 ($15,180 - $22,770). Price Realized £23,750 ($36,053). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The top of the cover is inset with a reticulated gilt-bronze panel decorated with confronting dragons chasing the flaming pearl, all surrounded by the Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang. The sides of the cover are decorated with eight lotus blooms, all encircled by leafy scrolls. 7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm.)... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2015

A gilt bronze standing figure of Shakyamuni, 18th-19th century

A gilt bronze standing figure of Shakyamuni, 18th-19th century. Estimate £15,000 - £25,000 ($22,770 - $37,950). Price Realized £25,000 ($37,950). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Shakyamuni is modelled standing in samapada on a lotus base, with his hands in abhaya and varadamudra, wearing an elaborate sanghati with raised pleats falling in concentric folds, the hemlines delicately incised with foliate borders. His face is in a serene expression with arched brows, flanked by... [Lire la suite]

14 novembre 2015

A cloisonné enamel and gilt-metal shallow bowl, Qianlong incised six-character mark within a double square and of the period

A cloisonné enamel and gilt-metal shallow bowl, Qianlong incised six-character mark within a double square and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate £20,000 - £40,000 ($30,360 - $60,720). Price Realized £35,000 ($53,130). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl is supported on a circular foot and has gently flared sides. The exterior is decorated with four yellow-ground shaped cartouches framed by pairs of stylised phoenixes, each enclosing a large flowering lotus flanked by two smaller buds on leafy... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2015

A pale green glass mallet-shaped vase, Qianlong incised four-character mark within a double square and of the period (1736-1795)

A pale green glass mallet-shaped vase, Qianlong incised four-character mark within a double square and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate £3,000 - £5,000 ($4,554 - $7,590). Price Realized £43,750 ($66,413). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vase is formed with a domed body and a tall cylindrical neck, rising to a gently lipped rim. The glass is of an opaque pale green tone in imitation of jade. 8 ¼ in. (20.9 cm.) high Christie's. CHINESE CERAMICS, WORKS OF ART AND TEXTILES, 13 November... [Lire la suite]
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14 novembre 2015

A pair of wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowls, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

   A pair of wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowls, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate £20,000 - £30,000 ($30,360 - $45,540). Price Realized £62,500 ($94,875). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each bowl is finely decorated to the exterior with two dragons amidst flower sprays chasing flaming pearls, divided by two descending phoenixes, below a narrow band of the Eight Buddhist Emblems interspersed with ruyi heads to the mouth. The interior is... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2015

"L’ART ET L’ENFANT. Chefs-d’œuvre de la peinture française" au musée Marmottan Monet

Le musée Marmottan Monet présente, du 10 mars au 3 juillet 2016, l’exposition « L’Art et l’enfant. Chefs-d’œuvre de la peinture française ».  Signées Le Nain, Philippe de Champaigne, Chardin, Greuze, Corot, Daumier, Millet, Manet, Cézanne, Monet, Morisot, Renoir, Bastien-Lepage, Pelez, Bonnard, Vallotton, Maurice Denis, Matisse, Picasso, Chaissac, Dubuffet… près de soixante-quinze œuvres  provenant de collections particulières et de prestigieux musées français et étrangers sont... [Lire la suite]