27 mars 2017

A Samanid conical pottery bowl, Central Asia or North East Iran, 10th century

Lot 27. A Samanid conical pottery bowl, Central Asia or North East Iran, 10th century. Estimate GBP 25,000 - GBP 35,000 (USD 38,550 - USD 53,970). Price realised GBP 43,250 (USD 66,648) © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Rising from a flat foot to conical sides, the white interior with strong black kufic inscription, single dot to centre, exterior in plain white, repaired breaks - 10 7/8in. (27.8cm.) diam.    Christie's. Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, 6 October... [Lire la suite]

27 mars 2017

A Mongol 'Cloth of Gold' silk and metal thread robe, Central Asia, late 13th or 14th century

Lot 106. A Mongol 'Cloth of Gold' silk and metal thread robe, Central Asia, late 13th or 14th century. Estimate GBP 120,000 - GBP 160,000 (USD 185,040 - USD 246,720). Price realised GBP 145,250 (USD 223,830) © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Of silk woven with a bold design of burnished gold lotus vine on a ground of bold floral designs, with long pleated flaring skirt, long tapering sleeves, the remains of panels of similar contrasting silks forming the collar bands, with original mid blue cotton plainweave... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2017

A Mongol 'Cloth of Gold' silk and metal thread robe, Central Asia, late 13th or 14th century

Lot 105. A Mongol 'Cloth of Gold' silk and metal thread robe, Central Asia, late 13th or 14th century. Estimate GBP 200,000 - GBP 300,000 (USD 308,400 - USD 462,600). Price realised GBP 313,250 (USD 482,718) © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Of silk woven with a very fine design of writhing dragons on a ground of dense floral designs, with long pleated flaring skirt, long tapering sleeves with applied bands of similar but contrasting silks forming the cuffs, similar panels of similar silks forming the collar bands, lilac silk ties,... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2017

Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806), La coquette fixée, ca. 1755

Lot 331. Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806), La coquette fixée, ca. 1755. Oil on canvas, 55.9 x 45.7 cm. Estimate: € 200.000 - 400.000. Photo Hampel Accompanied by certificate. Provenance: J. Porgès, Château de Rochefort. Mme L. Surmont. sale, Galerie Charpentier, Paris, 15 March 1935, lot 3 (to Gibour). Private collection, England. Private collection, France; sale Sotheby's, New York, 28 January 2000, lot 93, from where purchased by Hall & Knight, Ltd., by whom sold to... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2017

Antoine le Nain (1588-1648 Paris), Three women with three childs, ca. 1640

Lo 334. Antoine le Nain (1588-1648 Paris), Three women with three childs, ca. 1640. Oil on panel, 29.5 x 36.5 cm. Estimate: € 160,000-22,000. Photo Hampel Three women presented with three children, the children moved into the composition to the right edge, but emphasized by the color scheme. The red color in clothing suggests the representation of children of a wealthy bourgeois family of the 17th century. Contrary to the contemporary focus on Caravaggio, le Nain mainly used muted colors in his genre... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2017

Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564 - 1636 Antwerp), Tondo with depiction of a Dutch proverb

Lot 252. Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564 - 1636 Antwerp), Tondo with depiction of a Dutch proverb. Oil on wood. Diameter: approx. 19 cm. Signed in the left hand corner "P. BREVGHEL ". Estimate: € 90,000 - 120,000. Photo Hampel Accompanied by a materials analysis by Prof. Dr. Schreiner, Vienna. Accompanied by expert's review by Dr Klaus Ertz, March 2017.  A farmer is pushed by his wife and a servant in a pigsty, the scene cheered by a people gathering in the... [Lire la suite]

27 mars 2017

Balthazar van der Ast (1593/94 Middelburg - 1657 Delft), Still life with peaches, plums, pears and grapes, ca. 1630

Lot 251. Balthazar van der Ast (1593/94 Middelburg - 1657 Delft), Still life with peaches, plums, pears and grapes, ca. 1630. Estimate: € 120,000 - 160,000. Photo Hampel In the center grapes on a silver plate, this hierarchically subordinate various fruits on the table. The presentation convinces by a well-placed light reflexes and a true-to-nature reproduction of the different materials against a monochrome background.  Paintings by the artist are in the Louvre, Paris and the Rijkmuseum, Amsterdam. ... [Lire la suite]
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27 mars 2017

A Henan russet-splashed black glazed conical tea bowl, Northen Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 40. A Henan russet-splashed black glazed conical tea bowl, Northen Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000 (USD 25,863 - USD 38,795) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The finely potted bowl with widely flared sides is covered on the interior with a lustrous black glaze and decorated with russet splashes. The exterior is applied with a plain black glaze, thinning to a brown colour near the mouth rim and ending above the exposed buff biscuit foot. 4 ½ in. (11.5 cm.) diam.,... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2017

A Jian persimon-glazed tea bowl, Southern Song-Jin dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 39. A Jian persimon-glazed tea bowl, Southern Song-Jin dynasty (1127-1279). Estimate HKD 30,000 - HKD 50,000 (USD 3,879 - USD 6,466) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bowl is covered overall with a lustrous glaze of reddish-brown tone, stopping irregularly above the foot exposing the dark purplish-brown body. 5 in. (12.9 cm.) diam., box Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 April 2017, Hong Kong
27 mars 2017

A persimon-glazed alms bowl, Northen Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 38. A persimon-glazed alms bowl, Northen Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 200,000 (USD 12,932 - USD 25,863) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bowl is covered overall with small persimmon ‘mottles’ over a black glaze, stopping above the purplish-grey dressed foot. 4 3/4 in. (12 cm.) diam., box Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 April 2017, Hong Kong