31 août 2016

An archaistic tea-dust-glazed 'bronze-imitation' vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 252. An archaistic tea-dust-glazed 'bronze-imitation' vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.  of hu form, the rounded sides decorated with two bands of kuilong, surmounted by a waisted neck similarly decorated, the splayed foot with a narrow band of C-scrolls, all reserved on a leiwen ground, the shoulder encircled by a row of ruyi heads, interrupted by a pair of mask handles... [Lire la suite]

31 août 2016

Parmigianino (Italian, 1503-1540), Portrait of Malatesta Baglioni, 1537

Parmigianino (Italian, 1503-1540), Portrait of Malatesta Baglioni, 1537. Oil on canvas, 98 x 117 cm. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria.
31 août 2016

Parmigianino (Italian, 1503-1540), Portrait of Gian Galeazzo Sanvitale (Ritratto di Gian Galeazzo Sanvitale), 1529

Parmigianino (Italian, 1503-1540), Portrait of Gian Galeazzo Sanvitale (Ritratto di Gian Galeazzo Sanvitale), 1529. Oil on canvas, 108 x 80 cm. Collezione Farnese (inv. Q 111). Museo di Capodimonte, Napoli.
31 août 2016

A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Guangxu mark and period (1875-1908)

Lot 326. A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Guangxu mark and period (1875-1908). Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to a flared rim, painted to the interior with a five-clawed dragon writhing among flame wisps in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', the exterior similarly decorated with two striding dragons, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue. Diameter 6 in., 15.1 cm Provenance: Beijing collector, acquired in... [Lire la suite]
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31 août 2016

A large blue and white 'dragon' vase (tianqiuping), Qing dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 925. A large blue and white 'dragon' vase (tianqiuping), Qing dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908). Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. with nine four-clawed dragons painted in underglaze blue, some emerging and leaping from a band of roiling, foaming waves encircling the base, others striding above, all amid fiery clouds and a central 'flaming pearl', the base with an apocryphal Qianlong seal mark, Japanese wood box (3). Height 20 1/2 in., 52.1 cm Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's:... [Lire la suite]
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31 août 2016

A blue and white and yellow-enameled 'dragon' dish, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850)

Lot 908. A blue and white and yellow-enameled 'dragon' dish, Daoguang seal mark and period  (1821-1850). Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the interior painted with a central medallion enclosing a dragon writhing amongst clouds and flame wisps in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', the exterior similarly decorated, all reserved on a ground of blue washes, with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue. Diameter 9 7/8  in., 25 cm Provenance: Collection of Paul Samuel Reinsch,... [Lire la suite]

31 août 2016

An iron-red-decorated blue and white 'dragon' dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period

An iron-red-decorated blue and white 'dragon' dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000.  Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The dish has rounded sides that flare at the rim, and is decorated on the interior with a medallion of an iron-red dragon writhing against a background of cresting waves, and on the exterior with a similar frieze of dragons below a band of demi-florets at the rim.  6 7/8 in. (17.6 cm.) diam. ... [Lire la suite]
31 août 2016

An iron-red and underglaze-blue-decorated 'dragon' dish, yuyan shuwu four-character hallmark in black enamel, Yongzheng-Qianlong

Lot 974. An iron-red and underglaze-blue-decorated 'dragon' dish, yuyan shuwu four-character hallmark in black enamel, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795). Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000.  Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The interior is decorated with a five-clawed dragon chasing a flaming pearl amidst scrolling clouds. The reverse is decorated with two dragons chasing flaming pearls.6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) diam. Provenance: Marie-Louise Garbáty Collection. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New... [Lire la suite]
31 août 2016

An iron-red and underglaze-blue-decorated 'dragon' dish, yuyan shuwu four-character hallmark in black enamel, Yongzheng-Qianlong

  Lot 973. An iron-red and underglaze-blue-decorated 'dragon' dish, yuyan shuwu four-character hallmark in black enamel, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795). Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000.  Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The interior is decorated with a five-clawed dragon chasing a flaming pearl amidst scrolling clouds. The reverse is decorated with two dragons chasing flaming pearls. 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) diam. Provenance: Marie-Louise Garbáty Collection. The Metropolitan... [Lire la suite]
31 août 2016

A reverse-decorated blue and white 'dragon' dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 969. A reverse-decorated blue and white 'dragon' dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000.  Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The dish has rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, and is decorated in the center with a five-clawed dragon writhing amidst crashing waves. The reverse is decorated with nine dragons writhing amidst waves beneath a band of demi-florettes. 6 7/8 in. (17.4 cm.) diam. ... [Lire la suite]