19 mai 2017

A superb and very rare imperial three-colour cinnabar lacquer panel, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 455. A superb and very rare imperial three-colour cinnabar lacquer panel with eight of the sixteen luohan with imperial inscription, China, Qianlong period (1736-1795), 80 x 114,5 cm. Estimate €80 000-120 000. Photo Nagel Cinnabar above a layer of black lacquer. Few very small restored chips and a filled crack; Property from an old Austrian private collection Depiction of eight of the Sixteen Luohan (Arhats) along with six attending monks. The figures are embedded in a landscape, framed by peony and... [Lire la suite]

19 mai 2017

A rare pair of famille rose ‘fruit’ dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 3028. A rare pair of famille rose ‘fruit’ dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1723-1735), 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) diam., boxes. Estimate HKD 2,400,000 - HKD 3,500,000 (USD 309,724 - USD 451,681) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each dish is finely potted with gently rounded sides rising from a short foot ring and superbly enamelled in varying shades including pink, green, brown, yellow, white and black. One dish is decorated... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2017

A very rare polychrome-enamelled lotus-leaf-form cup, Qianlong two-character moulded mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3027. A very rare polychrome-enamelled lotus-leaf-form cup, Qianlong two-character moulded mark and of the period (1736-1795), 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) wide, box. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,200,000 (USD 103,241 - USD 154,862).  © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The cup is delicately hand-modelled in the shape of an open lotus leaf borne on a curled stem, with delicate details including a furled, undulating rim and characteristic veining to the interior and exterior, and three tiny holes to... [Lire la suite]
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19 mai 2017

A very rare turquoise ground puce enamelled mallet vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3026. A very rare turquoise ground puce enamelled mallet vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795), 7 in. (17.8 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 5,000,000 - HKD 7,000,000 (USD 645,258 - USD 903,361) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The rounded body of the vase is finely potted with a broad base and a rounded shoulder under a high cylindrical neck. The exterior is superbly decorated in bright rouge on turquoise ground with two phoenixes amidst clouds. ... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2017

An iron-red decorated blue and white 'four-dragon' vase, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 3025. An iron-red decorated blue and white 'four-dragon' vase, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735), 11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 6,000,000 - HKD 8,000,000 (USD 774,310 - USD 1,032,413). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The high-shouldered, tapering body is standing on a short, spreading foot and finely decorated with two pairs of writhing five-clawed dragons contesting flaming pearls outlined in underglaze blue... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2017

A very rare small grisaille-decorated 'chrysanthemum' cup, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 3024. A very rare small grisaille-decorated 'chrysanthemum' cup, Yongzheng six-character mark within a double circle in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735), 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 1,800,000 - HKD 2,800,000 (USD 232,293 - USD 361,344). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The delicately potted bowl is painted on the rounded sides in shaded blackish brown grisaille with a frieze of chrysanthemum scroll bearing seven large blossoms. Note: The... [Lire la suite]
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19 mai 2017

A fine and rare small Ming-style doucai ‘chicken’ cup, Kangxi-Yongzheng period (1662-1735)

Lot 3023. A fine and rare small Ming-style doucai ‘chicken’ cup, Kangxi-Yongzheng period (1662-1735), 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000 (USD 154,862 - USD 232,293). Price realised HKD 1,620,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The cup is finely potted with thin rounded sides, delicately painted to the exterior in soft translucent enamels and underglaze blue with a continuous scene depicting two groups of cockerel, separated by tall garden rocks in... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2017

A wucai ‘chicken’ cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3022. A wucai ‘chicken’ cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 3 in. (7.8 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 350,000 - HKD 450,000 (USD 45,168 - USD 58,073). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The cup is painted around the exterior depicting a cockerel on one side and a hen watching over her small chicks on the other side, divided by two clusters of flowers emerging from rocks. The base is inscribed with an apocryphal Chenghua six-character mark in a double square. Provenance: Sold at Sotheby’s London,... [Lire la suite]
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19 mai 2017

Triomphe pour Diego Giacometti chez Sotheby’s à Paris

Paris – La journée du 17 mai s’ouvrait avec la vente de Design proposant un tour d’horizon des arts décoratifs de 1900 à nos jours, mêlant chefs-d’œuvre Art Nouveau et Art Déco, jusqu’au Design contemporain. Elle fut suivie par la vente dédiée à Diego Giacometti, concept de vente thématique lancé depuis 2015 après celles consacrées au couple Lalanne et Emile Gallé. Avec un total de près de 11 millions €, chacune des deux sessions ont largement dépassé leur estimation haute. Florent Jeanniard, directeur du département Design chez... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2017

Jean-Michel Basquiat's ‘Untitled’ from 1982 Achieves $110.5 Million at Sotheby’s New York

NEW YORK – Achieving a record-shattering $110.5 million, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled, 1982, led the Contemporary Art Evening sale on 18 May. The price is the highest paid at auction for a work by an American artist and for any artwork created after 1980. It was Basquiat's night, with five of the artist's works realising a combined $129.3 million. Kicking off the sale was Jonas Wood’s Black Still Life, which brought $1.2 million – wildly exceeding its $250,000 low estimate. Energetic bidding ensued, with with Roy... [Lire la suite]