30 août 2016

A rare glazed bowl and cover with cut-out decoration, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 966. A rare glazed bowl and cover with cut-out decoration, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 197,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bowl is finely potted with deep, rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim. The sides are decorated with a delicate cut-out band of flower sprays and covered inside and out with a clear glaze that fills in the cut-out design and ends in a neat line at... [Lire la suite]

30 août 2016

Parmigianino (Italian, 1503-1540), Portrait Of A Man With A Book, circa 1525-1526

Parmigianino (Italian, 1503-1540), Portrait Of A Man With A Book, circa 1525-1526. Oil on poplar wood, 67,5 x 53 cm. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. 
30 août 2016

Parmigianino (Italian, 1503-1540), Portrait Of A Man With A Book

Parmigianino (Italian, 1503-1540), Portrait Of A Man With A Book. Oil on canvas, 70 x 52 cm. York Art Gallery, York, UK 
30 août 2016

A ruby-pink-enameled ovoid vase, 18th century

Lot 965. A ruby-pink-enameled ovoid vase, 18th century. Estimate USD 1,000 - USD 1,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The vase has a broad body that tapers towards the foot and the slightly flared rim, and the exterior is covered in ruby-pink enamel. 5 5/8 in. (14.2 cm.) high. Provenance: Mary Clark Thompson (1835-1923) Collection. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1923.  Christie's. Collected in America: Chinese Ceramics from The Metropolitan... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2016

An unusual ruby-pink-enameled deep bowl, 18th century

Lot 964. An unusual ruby-pink-enameled deep bowl, 18th century. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bowl has deep, rounded sides that flare towards the gilt rim and is covered inside and out with an enamel of soft crushed-strawberry-red color. 4 1/8 in. (10.4 cm.) high. Provenance: Mary Clark Thompson (1835-1923) Collection. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1923.  Christie's. Collected in America: Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2016

An unusual copper-red-glazed incised gu-form vase, 18th century

Lot 957. An unusual copper-red-glazed incised gu-form vase, 18th century. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The vase is incised with upright leaf blades divided by a chevron border and covered in a greyish copper-red-glaze in contrast to the white interior. 11 ¼ in. (28.5 cm.) high. Provenance: Samuel Putnam Avery Sr. (1822-1904) Collection, New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1879..  Christie's. Collected in... [Lire la suite]

30 août 2016

A 'mirror black'-glazed 'phoenix tail' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 897. A 'mirror black'-glazed 'phoenix tail' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The body is covered in a 'mirror'-black glaze bearing traces of gilt decoration depicting immortals examining a scroll in a mountainous landscape amidst pine trees below borders of ruyiand alternating 'cracked ice' and shaped panels depicting Buddhist emblems. The tall, trumpet-form neck is decorated with further immortals, including Shoulao, and a deer. 18... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2016

A Qingbai conical bowl and a small box and cover and a celadon-glazed censer, Southern Song-Qing dynasty (1127-1911)

Lot 1806. A Qingbai conical bowl and a small box and cover and a celadon-glazed censer, Southern Song-Qing dynasty (1127-1911). Estimate USD 800 - 1,200. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279), is incised with floral pattern, the box and cover, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368), is of faceted form and the base bears a mark Zhan jia he zi ji, and the olive-glazed tripod censer, Ming-Qing dynasty (1368-1911), has S-form and fixed-ring... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2016

A rare molded Qingbai octagonal vase, meiping, Southern Song-Yuan Dynasty (1127-1368)

Lot 728. A rare molded Qingbai octagonal vase, meiping, Southern Song-Yuan Dynasty (1127-1368);6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The vase is well potted with eight facets rising from a tapered foot and surmounted by a cylindrical, flared neck. Each facet is molded with a smaller cartouche enclosing a floral spray below a key-fret band, above a larger cartouche with undulating floral scroll. It is covered... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2016

A very rare and finely carved Qingbai ‘Dragon’ ewer, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 727. A very rare and  finely carved Qingbai ‘Dragon’ ewer, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279); 5 ¾ in. (14.7 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 509,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The ewer is well potted with a globular body that rests on a recessed base and rises to a short neck that tapers towards the lipped mouth rim. The body is boldly carved with large floral scrolls on a combed ground. The spout and handle are each adorned with a molded dragon mask with the eyes... [Lire la suite]