08 octobre 2016

A well-painted blue and white box and cover with children at play, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 67. A well-painted blue and white box and cover with children at play, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 22.6 cm., 9 in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,800,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,620,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2011.  with low rounded sides, the cover painted in an intense cobalt blue with a scene of sixteen boys engaged in various games, one impersonating an official in a long gown and tall hat seated on a chair with a book, accompanied by 'attendants' also holding books, another... [Lire la suite]

08 octobre 2016

A blue and white 'boys' box and cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 3632. A blue and white 'boys' box and cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619). Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's. of circular form, brightly painted in vivid shades of cobalt blue, the stepped domed cover with a central medallion enclosing sixteen boys at play in a fenced garden, with a boy dressed as a dignitary seated on a chair at the centre leading other boys around to read, beside a boy flying a kite and another group of boys gathered around a table, in... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2016

A blue and white 'wudu and dragon' bowl, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 3721. A blue and white 'wudu and dragon' bowl, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619). Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 300,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. the interior centred with a medallion enclosing a five-clawed en face dragon coiling around a 'flaming pearl' and surrounded by ruyi-shaped clouds, the exterior with a continous rocky landscape scene depicting two Daoist immortals, one of them possibly Zhang Daoling, the figures interrupted with a tiger and a qilin,... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2016

A pair of blue and white 'dragon and phoenix' dishes, Marks and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 3720. A pair of blue and white 'dragon and phoenix' dishes, Marks and period of Wanli (1573-1619). Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 437,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. each with the interior decorated with a medallion enclosing a sinuous dragon and a phoenix with billowing tails, the exterior similarly decorated with a further dragon and phoenix, the base with a six-character reign mark within a double-circle; 15.3 cm, 6 in. Provenance: Christie's New York, 19th September 1996,... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2016

A fine and rare blue and white 'arrow' vase, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 3716. A fine and rare blue and white 'arrow' vase, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619). Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 8,240,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. modelled after a Xuande prototype, potted with a baluster body resting on a slightly splayed foot and surmounted by a gently waisted neck and lipped mouthrim, the neck flanked by a pair of tubular lug handles, the body painted in rich cobalt-blue tones with a continuous foliate scroll, between bands of plantain leaves... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2016

"Picasso-Giacometti" au Musée Picasso

Picasso-Giacometti au Musée Picasso : Affiche. PARIS - Du 4 octobre 2016 au 5 février 2017, le Musée Picasso présente la toute première exposition consacrée à luvre de deux des plus grands artistes du XXe siècle : Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) et Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966). Grâce à un prêt exceptionnel de la Fondation Giacometti, cette exposition inédite, qui occupera le rez-de-chaussée et le premier étage de lhôtel Salé, réunit plus de 200 uvres des deux maîtres provenant des riches collections du Musée... [Lire la suite]

08 octobre 2016

An important three-coloured cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' box and cover, mark and period of Wanli, dated to the renchen year

Lot 160. An important three-coloured cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' box and cover, mark and period of Wanli, dated to the renchen year (in accordance with 1592). Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 4,840,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. of rectangular form with slightly bombé sides and cusped corners, all supported on a rectangular foot, deftly carved in varied levels of relief through the rich cinnabar lacquer and two fine black and yellow layers to the green ground below with a green... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2016

An important and extremely rare yellow lacquer 'dragon' dish, Wanli incised and gilt yiwei cyclical date, corresponding to 1595

Lot 3572. An important and extremely rare yellow lacquer 'dragon' dish, Wanli incised and gilt yiwei cyclical date, corresponding to 1595 and of the period. Price Realised  HKD 2,660,000 (USD 343,523). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2008. Superbly carved to the interior through the gold-flecked brownish yellow outer layer to the red ground below with a large central medallion depicting a powerful ascending five-clawed dragon among flame and cloud scrolls, its scales finely detailed and eyes picked out... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2016

An extremely rare 'imperial-yellow dragon' polychrome lacquer box and cover, Wanli mark and period, dated to the yiwei year

Lot 548. An extremely rare 'imperial-yellow dragon' polychrome lacquer box and cover, Wanli mark and period, dated to the yiwei year, corresponding to 1595. Length 12 1/2  in., 31.7 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot sold 329,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of rectangular form with rounded sides and cusped corners, deftly carved in varied levels of relief through the ochre-yellow lacquer to the green and red layers below, with two five-clawed dragons contesting a 'flaming pearl' among clouds and... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2016

A rare carved yellow lacquer 'dragon' tray, Ming dynasty, Wanli period, dated to the renchen year (in accordance with 1592)

Lot 3684. A rare carved yellow lacquer 'dragon' tray, Ming dynasty, Wanli period, dated to the renchen year (in accordance with 1592). Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 8,240,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. of rectangular form with sloping sides rising with cusped indented corners, all supported on a straight foot of corresponding form, meticulously carved in varied levels of relief through the ochre-yellow lacquer to the cinnabar-red layer below, the interior with two... [Lire la suite]