14 avril 2016

A blue and white porcelain jar, Joseon Dynasty, 19th century

Lot 107. A blue and white porcelain jar, Joseon Dynasty, 19th century. Estimate $10,000 – $15,000. Price Realized $12,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Of ovoid form with tapered lower body and tall, straight neck, decorated in underglaz-blue with scrolling flower, the shoulder with auspicious fungus-head-shaped cloud collars, the entire jar applied with a glossy transparent glaze; 9 ½ in. (24.1 cm.) high Christie’s. AN INQUIRING MIND: AMERICAN COLLECTING OF JAPANESE AND KOREAN ART, 15 April... [Lire la suite]
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14 avril 2016

A blue and white porcelain bottle vase, Joseon Dynasty, 19th century

Lot 109. A blue and white porcelain bottle vase, Joseon Dynasty, 19th century. Estimate $10,000 – $15,000. Price Realized $35,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The globular body with tall neck set on a short circular foot, decorated in underglaze-blue with a large phoenix flying and stylized clouds, applied with a glossy transparent glaze; 12 in. (30.5 cm.) high Christie’s. AN INQUIRING MIND: AMERICAN COLLECTING OF JAPANESE AND KOREAN ART, 15 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza
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14 avril 2016

A Blue and White Porcelain Dragon Jar, Joseon Dynasty, 19th century

Lot 105. A Blue and White Porcelain Dragon Jar, Joseon Dynasty, 19th century. Estimate $15,000 – $20,000. Price Realized $23,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Of ovoid form with wide shoulders, tapered lower body and tall, cylindrical neck, painted in controlled outlines and washes of dark and medium cobalt underglaze with two animated dragons striding through clouds in pursuit of a flaming pearl, the clouds unusually conceived as billowing clusters integrated with the dragons to suggest they surround the dragons in... [Lire la suite]
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14 avril 2016

A blue and white porcelain globular jar, Joseon Dynasty, 19th century

Lot 108. A blue and white porcelain globular jar, Joseon Dynasty, 19th century. Estimate $50,000 – $60,000. Unsold. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The globular body set on a short circular foot, decorated in underglaze-blue with a large phoenix flying and stylized clouds, applied with a glossy transparent glaze; 9 in. (22.9 cm.) high Note: Phoenix with stylized clouds is one of the most popular subjects on blue and white wares from Joseon Dynasty. However it is very rare to have a large single phoenix designed... [Lire la suite]
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14 avril 2016

A blue and white porcelain jar with a tiger and mythical lion (haetae), Joseon Dynasty, 19th century

  Lot 110. A blue and white porcelain jar with a tiger and mythical lion (haetae), Joseon Dynasty, 19th century. Estimate $150,000 – $250,000. Price Realized $965,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The ovoid form, vividly painted in underglaze-blue with a tiger and mythical lion (haetae), and clusters of scalloped clouds interspersed with smaller cloud ribbons, the neck and lower body with auspicious fungus-head-shaped cloud collars, the body applied with a lustrous transparent overglaze; 16 ¾ in. (42.5 cm.) ... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2016

A blue and white porcelain faceted bottle vase, Joseon Dynasty, mid-18th century

Lot 100. A blue and white porcelain faceted bottle vase, Joseon Dynasty, mid-18th century. Estimate $180,000 – $200,000. Unsold. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The octagonal form with slightly flared long neck, with circular hollow foot, painted in underglaze-blue with an autumn flower on each side, the body applied with a lustrous transparent overglaze; 9 ½ in. (24.1 cm.) high Provenance: Private collection, Japan Note: Possibly employed as a flower vase, possibly for serving wine, this long-necked... [Lire la suite]
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14 avril 2016

Sotheby's to offer property from the Collection of Bernard & Josephine Chaus

Bernard & Josephine Chaus. Photo Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s will offer Property from the Collection of Bernard & Josephine Chaus—co-founders of American sportswear firm, Bernard Chaus Inc.—in a series of auctions beginning this spring in New York. Collected over the course of nearly four decades by the couple, works of art ranging from fine paintings to jewelry to European furniture will be auctioned across seven sales. FROM BUYERS TO CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS: JOSEPHINE & BERNARD... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2016

Christie's announces top lot of Post-War & Contemporary Evening Sale in New York

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988), Untitled (detail), acrylic on canvas, Painted in 1982. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2016. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s will lead its May 10 Evening Sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art with Jean-Michel Basquiat’s explosive tour de force, Untitled, 1982, which is estimated to realize in excess of $40 million. Executed in Modena, Italy in the prime year of Basquiat’s meteoric career, Basquiat’s Untitled is an epic painting, with its monumental size and visceral energy marking it as one of the... [Lire la suite]
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14 avril 2016

Magnificent and rare Qur'an goes on display at the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin

Shamsa, Qur'an, Ruzbihan al-Shirazi. Early 16th Century, Iran. Is 1558, f. 2a. Chester Beatty Library. The Ruzbihan Qur’an opens with an apparent burst of light in the form of paired shamsas. Each shamsa (‘sun’) is executed mainly in lapis and gold—the two most expensive pigments available to the illuminator—and surrounded by near-shimmering rays. DUBLIN.- One of the most magnificent Qur’ans ever produced is going on display at Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, following extensive conservation... [Lire la suite]
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14 avril 2016

Sotheby's announces first sale dedicated to European ceramics, silver and objects of vertu in a decade

Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- This spring will see the first sale at Sotheby’s for almost a decade exclusively dedicated to European Ceramics, Silver and Objects of Vertu. Entitled “From Earth to Fire”, the sale, to take place on 10 May, will focus on the creation of pieces born from the earth and transformed through the kiln into exquisite works. Testament to the ever-growing appetite of international collectors for unique pieces encapsulating the finest craftsmanship and materials of their time, the 265 lots in the... [Lire la suite]