23 mars 2016

A small ‘Ding’ foliate bowl, Song dynasty

Lot 2. A small ‘Ding’ foliate bowl, Song dynasty. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 HKD. Lot Sold 150,000 HKD (16,934 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. with rounded sides supported on a gently tapered foot, rising to a flared rim divided into six foliations, the exterior encircled by two double-line borders, covered overall in a creamy ivory glaze, pooling around the footring; 10.2 cm, 4 in. Provenance: Mathias Komor, New York, 1958. Bluett & Sons Ltd, London, 1958 (£23:10).Collection of Roger... [Lire la suite]

23 mars 2016

A fine ‘Ding’ foliate ‘lotus’ dish, Song dynasty

Lot 1, A fine ‘Ding’ foliate ‘lotus’ dish, Song dynasty. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,240,000 HKD  (252,877 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the shallow concave base supported on a neatly trimmed foot, rising to wide flaring sides and a hexa-lobed rim, the interior freely carved with a leafy bouquet bearing three lotus blooms, covered overall in a creamy ivory glaze, falling into characteristic teardrops to the exterior, the rim bound with copper; 20.7 cm, 8 1/8  in. ... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2016

Mai Trung Thu (1906-1980), Lady praying, 1954

Lot 245, Mai Trung Thu (1906-1980), Lady praying. Signed and stamped with the seal of the artist and dated 54. Ink and gouache on silk fixed on cardboard, 24 by 18 cm; 9 1/2  by 7 in. Estimate 90,000 — 150,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. This work is accompanied with the artist's original frame. Sotheby's. Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art, Hong Kong, 04 avr. 2016, 10:00 AM
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23 mars 2016

Mai Trung Thu (1906-1980), La calligraphie (Calligraphy), 1964

Lot 241, Mai Trung Thu (1906-1980), La calligraphie (Calligraphy). Signed, stamped with a seal of the artist and dated 64; signed with the monogram of the artist, titled and dated 64 on the reverse. Ink and gouache on silk fixed on paper laid on board, 44.5 by 94.5 cm; 17 1/2  by 37 1/4  in. Estimate 180,000 — 280,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Private Collection, Hong Kong Exhibition: This work is accompanied with the artist's original border ... [Lire la suite]
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23 mars 2016

Mai Trung Thu (1906-1980), Mother and child, 1971

Lot 246, Mai Trung Thu (1906-1980), Mother and child. Signed, stamped with a seal of the artist and dated 1971. Ink and gouache on silk fixed on cardboard, 47 by 19 cm; 18 1/2  by 7 1/2  in. Estimate 220,000 — 350,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art, Hong Kong, 04 avr. 2016, 10:00 AM
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23 mars 2016

A very rare pair of grey jade 'twins' pendants, Warring States Period or later

Lot 22, A very rare pair of grey jade 'twins' pendants, Warring States Period or later. Estimate HK$ 400,000 - 600,000 (€46,000 - 69,000). Photo Bonhams. Comprising two pieces to be fitted back to back, each carved flat and in the shape of a pair of twins standing side by side and locking arms, wearing long sleeved robes intricately decorated with a dense ground of finely incised interlocking scrolls above boots, surmounted by tall elaborate scroll forms above their heads pierced with a small circular aperture, the... [Lire la suite]

23 mars 2016

A pale green jade 'chi' dragon sword chape, bi, Western Han Dynasty

Lot 15, A pale green jade 'chi' dragon sword chape, bi, Western Han Dynasty. Estimate HK$ 300,000 - 400,000 (€35,000 - 46,000). Photo Bonhams. Of compressed trapezoidal form, with three pierced chidragon clambering on the sides and top, with sinuous bodies and long scrolling tails, the base drilled with three deep holes between two smaller ones, the stone of a pale green tone with brown inclusions. 8cm (3in) long Published and Illustrated: Art and Imitation in China, Hong Kong, 2006, p.122,... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2016

A pair of jade 'dragon-head' plaques, huang, Warring States Period

Lot 12, A pair of jade 'dragon-head' plaques, huang, Warring States Period. Estimate HK$ 300,000 - 400,000 (€35,000 - 46,000). Photo Bonhams. Each arc-shaped pendant, carved with tight spirals in low relief, terminating at both ends with a dragon head detailed with a slit mouth, with a small circular aperture drilled at the centre, the surface of opaque mottled grey-white tone. Each 12cm (4 1/3in) wide Notes: Ornamental jade carvings like huang plaques, pendants and beads, were manifestations of... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2016

The sculpture of the fifteenth century wooden painted in Florence at Uffizi Gallery, March 22 to August 28 2016

Donatello (Firenze 1386 circa – 1466), Crocifisso, 1407-1408 circa. Legno intagliato e dipinto, Firenze, basilica di Santa Croce. The statues of the Uffizi Gallery and Paintings hosts from March 21 to August 28, 2016 a temporary exhibition offering for the first time to the public, through a nucleus of about fifty works, painted wooden sculpture of the Florentine Quattrocento, a topic studied with passion by Margrit Lisner and Alessandro Parronchi, but still niche and known almost only to insiders, albeit dotted with works of great... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2016

Balenciaga couture embroidered gazar evening gown and jacket, Spring-Summer, 1960

A Balenciaga couture embroidered gazar evening gown and jacket, Spring-Summer, 1960, Paris labelled and numbered 81011, embroidered by Lesage in Manilla-shawl style with brightly coloured scrolling silk flowerheads, the sleeveless dress with simple scooped neck, cut lower at the back, bust 102-107cm, 40-42in, (2) - Sold £2600. Kerry Taylor Auctions