06 janvier 2017

Bowl, Tonkin, Vietnam, 14th century-15th century

Bowl, sloping rim, raised foot, underglaze iron chrysanthemum in scroll circle motif; Tonkin, Vietnam, 14th century-15th century; stoneware, clear glaze, 7.3 × 16.0 cm diameter. Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by Michael Abbott, Founder Benefactor, 1984 ; AS77-1984  © National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

06 janvier 2017

Dish, Vietnam, 14th century-15th century

Dish, flattened rim, low foot, underglaze iron chrysanthemum motif, scrolling at rim; Vietnam, 14th century-15th century; stoneware, clear/green glaze, 3.8 × 17.8 cm diameter. Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by Michael Abbott, Founder Benefactor, 1984 ; AS81-1984  © National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne 
06 janvier 2017

Francisco de Zurbarán, The Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Lot 30. Francisco de Zurbarán (Fuente de Cantos, Bajadoz, 1598 – Madrid, 1664), The Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine of Alexandria, oil on canvas, 47 5/8  by 40 1/2  in.; 121 by 102.7 cm. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,000,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. Provenance: Most probably listed in a post-mortem inventory of the artist's belongings, dated 3 September 1664;Most probably listed in a post-mortem valuation of the artist's belongings dated 11 August 1665;Private collection, Southern France,... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2017

A blue and white brush pot, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3582. A blue and white brush pot, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate $8,000 – $12,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015  The heavily potted, waisted brushpot is decorated with a continuous river landscape with jutting mountain formations and with a lone fisherman in a boat. The base is inscribed with an apocryphal Chenghua mark. 5 ¼ in. (13.3 cm) high  Provenance: Bluett & Sons, Ltd., London, 1983.Collection of Julia and John Curtis. CHRISTIE’S. AN ERA OF INSPIRATION: 17TH-CENTURY... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2017

A blue and white deep dish, Early Kangxi period, circa 1665

Lot 3583. A blue and white deep dish, Early Kangxi period, circa 1665. Estimate $8,000 – $10,000. Price Realized $15,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015  The well-potted dish is decorated in the interior with a scene of two ducks in a lotus pond with mountains in the distance. The base bears an apocryphal Chenghua mark encircled by the unglazed channeled foot. 11 in. (28 cm.) diam.   Provenance: Joseph M. Morpurgo, Amsterdam, 1984.Collection of Julia and John Curtis. Notes: The... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2017

A blue and white ‘Dragon and Tiger’ jar, Shunzhi period, circa 1650-1660

Lot 3551. A blue and white ‘Dragon and Tiger’ jar, Shunzhi period, circa 1650-1660. Estimate $7,000 – $9,000. Price Realized $11,250. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The jar is of compressed ovoid form with short neck and is decorated on one side with an animated tiger crouching on a flat rock. The reverse is decorated with a bold five-clawed dragon pursuing a flaming pearl, amidst vaporous clouds and waves The jar is mounted with a pair of metal bail handles. 7 ¼ in. (18.2 cm.) high, wood cover ... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2017

Mirror decorated with figures in a landscape, Korea, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392)

Mirror decorated with figures in a landscape, Korea, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392). Bronze. Diam. 7 in. (17.8 cm), Fletcher Fund, 1925, 25.219.4 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
06 janvier 2017

Mirror decorated with phoenixes and flowers, Korea, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392), first half of the 12th century

Mirror decorated with phoenixes and flowers, Korea, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392), first half of the 12th century. Bronze. Diam. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm), Rogers Fund, 1922, 22.141.1 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
06 janvier 2017

Mirror decorated with dragons, Korea, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392), 11th–12th century

Mirror decorated with dragons, Korea, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392), 11th–12th century. Bronze. Diam. 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm), Rogers Fund, 1911, 11.48.1 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.