24 mars 2016

Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577 - 1640 Antwerp), Anatomical studies of three male figures

Lot 2831, Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577 - 1640 Antwerp), Anatomical studies of three male figures. Pen and brown ink and wash and black chalk, 291 by 191 mm, 11 1/2  by 7 1/2  in. Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD (463,181 - 694,771 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. Provenance: Dr. Ludwig Burchard, by whose descendants sold, Christie's London, 6th July 1999, lot 223.  Exhibited: London, National Gallery, Rubens: A Master in the Making, 2005-6,... [Lire la suite]

24 mars 2016

A magnificent large limestone sculpture of a tianlu, Eastern Han – Jin dynasty

Lot 2822, A magnificent large limestone sculpture of a tianlu, Eastern Han – Jin dynasty. Estimate 4,500,000 — 6,500,000 HKD (521,078 - 752,669 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the mythical beast powerfully rendered, depicted striding with the left front leg forward, the head depicted held high and flanked by a pair of funnel-form ears, staring intensely through piercing and large bulging eyes above its flaring nostrils and well pronounced snout, the beast baring its teeth and sharp... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2016

A superbly carved wood figure of a seated bodhisattva, Song dynasty

Lot 2865, A superbly carved wood figure of a seated bodhisattva, Song dynasty. Estimate 5,000,000 — 7,000,000 HKD (578,976 - 810,566 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. well carved seated regally in vajrasana, the Bodhisattva rendered serene in meditation with the right hand held before the chest in shunimudra and the left avakashamudra, depicted dressed in layered robes and billowing sashes cascading in folds especially around the slender waist, the clothing falling loosely... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2016

Huang Binhong (1864-1955), Excursion along river Shu

Lot 2270, Huang Binhong (1864-1955), Excursion along river Shu. Estimate 3,000,000 — 4,000,000 HKD (350,829 - 467,772 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. signed BINHONG, titled, with a dedication, and one seal of the artist; ink and colour on paper, handscroll; 28.2 by 118.5 cm 11 1/8 by 46 5/8 in. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, Fine Chinese Paintings, Nov 1994, Lot 663 Exhibited: The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Art Gallery, Modern Chinese Painting and... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2016

Fu Baoshi (1904-1965), Strolling in the woods, 1944

Lot 2754, Fu Baoshi (1904-1965), Strolling in the woods, 1944. Estimate 3,500,000 — 4,500,000 HKD (409,301 - 526,244 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. signed FU BAOSHI, dated 1944, inscribed, and with three seals of the artist; ink and colour on paper, hanging scroll; 104.8 by 33.4 cm 41 ¼ by 13 1/8 in. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, Fine Chinese Paintings, Oct 1991, Lot 77 Literature: The Chronicle of Fu Baoshi's Life, Ye Zonggao ed., Shanghai Classics Publishing House,... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2016

Zhang Daqian (Chang Dai-chien, 1899-1983), Leisure stroll through mountains, 1946

   Lot 2767, Zhang Daqian (Chang Dai-chien, 1899-1983), Leisure stroll through mountains, 1946. Estimate 12,000,000 — 15,000,000 HKD (1,403,317 - 1,754,146 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. signed DAQIAN JUSHI YUAN and YUAN, dated 1946, inscribed, and with a total of seven seals of the artist. Titleslip by the artist himself, ink and colour on paper, hanging scroll; 164 by 69.2 cm 64 ½ by 27 ¼ in. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, Fine Chinese Paintings, Oct 1991,... [Lire la suite]

24 mars 2016

A huanghuali sloping-stile wood-hinged cabinet, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 104. A huanghuali sloping-stile wood-hinged cabinet, Late Ming dynasty; 157.2 by 88.7 by 44.5 cm, 61 7/8  by 34 7/8  by 17 1/2  in.. Estimate 3,800,000 — 5,500,000 HKD (447,239 - 647,319 EUR). Lot sold 6,320,000 HKD (713,475 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the top of standard mitre, mortise and tenon, tongue-and-grooved floating panel construction with exposed tenons on the short sides and two dovetailed supporting transverse braces underneath, the... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2016

A huanghuali pingtouan table, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 113, A huanghuali pingtouan table, Late Ming dynasty; 78.8 by 205.5 by 53.3 cm, 31 by 80 7/8  by 21 in. Estimate 5,500,000 — 8,000,000 HKD (647,319 - 941,556 EUR). Lot Sold 6,680,000 HKD (754,116 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the top of standard mitre, mortise and tenon construction with a single board tongue-and-grooved, floating panel supported by six dovetailed transverse stretchers underneath with exposed tenons on the short sides of the frame... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2016

A huanghuali couch-bed, luohan chuang, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 109, A huanghuali couch-bed, luohan chuang, Late Ming dynasty; 78.6 by 206.5 by 90 cm, 30 7/8  by 81 1/4  by 35 3/8  in. Estimate 9,800,000 — 15,000,000 HKD (1,153,406 - 1,765,417 EUR). Lot Sold 11,840,000 HKD (1,336,637 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the seat frame of standard mitre, mortise and tenon construction supported by four transverse braces mortised and tennoned into the long members of the frame, the edge of the frame wojiao moulded at... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2016

A blue-glazed ‘Jun’ dish, Song dynasty

Lot 13, A blue-glazed ‘Jun’ dish, Song dynasty. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD (23,389 - 35,083 EUR). Lot sold 1,750,000 HKD (197,650 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's heavily potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to a wide everted rim, covered overall in a milky lavender-blue glaze suffused with a network of subtle crackling and thinning to a mushroom tone at the rim, the glaze coagulating unevenly around the neatly cut foot, revealing the buff-orange... [Lire la suite]