10 août 2017

Wucai Hexalobed Kilin Basin, Late Ming Dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Wucai Hexalobed Kilin Basin, Late Ming Dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619), Jingdezhen kiln, height 11.3 cm Diameter 35.3 cm © Iidashi Bijutsu Museum

10 août 2017

Wucai Dragon Basin (Kotoriyon Hōumonben), Ming Dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Wucai Hexalobed Dragon Basin (Kotoriyon Hōumonben), Ming Dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620), Jingdezhen kiln. High 8.8 cm, caliber 39 cm, bottom diameter 24 cm. Donation of Yoshikawa Tesuke, TG909 © 2004-2017 Tokyo National Museum. In heavy machinery form, dense texture, pattern composition that can be said to be prosperous, five-color magnetic style of late calendar year appears frequently. Because the glaze and womb quality has declined, it is also a feature of Akira's porcelain that the glaze of the ridge part is turned... [Lire la suite]
10 août 2017

A rare blue and white pentafoil basin, Wanli six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 819. A rare blue and white pentafoil basin, Wanli six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619), 14½ in. (36.8 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price Realized USD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The deep sides are formed as five petal lobes that rise to a wide, flat rim of conforming shape. The bottom of the interior is decorated with a qilin surrounded by five animals below further mythical beasts in the well and on the rim, all in continuous... [Lire la suite]
10 août 2017

A fine and very rare Ming blue and white pentafoil basin, Wanli six-character mark within a double circle and of the period

Lot 2212. A fine and very rare Ming blue and white pentafoil basin, Wanli six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619), 14 1/4 in. (35.7 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - HKD 3,000,000. Price realised HKD 2,180,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The deep sides of the basin encircling the well are divided into five rounded lobes rising to a flattened rim of conforming shape. The central scene filling the well depicts a bearded figure seated on the back of a buffalo in a... [Lire la suite]
10 août 2017

Cornelis de Heem, Still Life with a Lobster, a peeled lemon on a pewter plater, a roemer, and fruits on a stone ledge with a gre

Cornelis de Heem (Leiden 1631 - Antwerp 1695), Still Life with a Lobster, a peeled lemon on a pewter plater, a roemer, and fruits on a stone ledge with a green drape. Oil on canvas, 48 x 63.8 cm. Signed on the stone ledge. (POA) © David Koetser Gallery. Provenance: With Gebr, Douwes, Amsterdam, inv. no. 4278, by 1928;With P. de Boer, Amsterdam;Rutter Collection, Vienna, probably since at least the 1960’s;Private Collection. David Koetser Gallery. Talstrasse 37, CH-8001 Zurich, Switzerland
10 août 2017

A rare Early Ming blue and white ‘Lotus Bouquet’ dish, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 815. A rare Early Ming blue and white ‘Lotus Bouquet’ dish, Yongle period (1403-1425). Estimate USD 150,000 – USD 200,000. Price Realized USD389,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The dish is decorated in rich cobalt blue characteristically ‘heaped and pile’ with a central ribbon-tied lotus plant bouquet incorporating saggitaria and a stalk of millet, encircled by a band of composite foliate scroll composed of thirteen blossoms. A narrow band of classic scroll at the rim is repeated on the exterior above a similar... [Lire la suite]

10 août 2017

JACOB C. (Haarlem 1635-1645), A Still-Life with a Roemer, Cherries and Biscuits

JACOB C. (Haarlem 1635-1645), A Still-Life with a Roemer, Cherries and Biscuits. Oil on Panel, 35.8 x 48.8 cm. Remains of a signature. (POA) © David Koetser Gallery. Provenance: John Mitchell, London 1954 (as J. van Walscapelle)Collection Mrs. Dorothy Hart, 1965.Koetser Gallery, Zurich, 2000.Private Collection, The Netherlands. David Koetser Gallery. Talstrasse 37, CH-8001 Zurich, Switzerland
10 août 2017

Anthony Claesz. II (1607 - 1649), A Flower Still-Life in a Glass Vase

Anthony Claesz. II (1607 - 1649), A Flower Still-Life in a Glass Vase. Oil on Panel, 87.4 x 64.3 cm. Monogrammed and Dated on the front edge of the table, right of the centre: ACfe. 1632, (POA) © David Koetser Gallery. Provenance: D.A. Hoogendijk Gallery, Amsterdam, 1955;Collection K. Sanders, France;Douwes Fine Art, Amsterdam;Private Collection, Netherlands.  Literature: I. Bergström, Dutch Still-Life Painting in the Seventeenth Century, London, 1956, p.96, reproduced fig. 86 p.95;L.J. Bol, The Bosschaert Dynasty,... [Lire la suite]
10 août 2017

Balthasar van der Ast (Middelburg 1594 - Delft 1657), Still Life with roses, tulips, irises and other flowers in a wicker basket

Balthasar van der Ast (Middelburg 1594 - Delft 1657), Still Life with roses, tulips, irises and other flowers in a wicker basket, with fruit and insects on a ledge. Oil on oak Panel, 26 x 36 cm. Signed lower right: B.V.AST, (POA) © David Koetser Gallery. Provenance: Anonymous sale, New York, Christie’s, 10 January 1980, lot 112;With David.M. Koetser, Zürich;Acquired from the above by the late owners in October 1980. Literature: I. Bergström, “Baskets with flowers by Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder andtheir Repercussions... [Lire la suite]
10 août 2017

Balthasar van der Ast (Middelburg 1594 - Delft 1657), A Fruit Still-Life with a wicker basket, Shells and a Butterfly

Balthasar van der Ast (Middelburg 1594 - Delft 1657), A Fruit Still-Life with a wicker basket, Shells and a Butterfly. Oil on Panel, 64 x 102.3 cm. Signed on the ledge: B. van der. Ast, (POA) © David Koetser Gallery. Provenance: Frederick Muller, Tableaux anciens, Amsterdam, 26.6.1923, no. 2;Purchased by the grandparents of the present owner c. 1932/33, Nimrod Park, Hilversum, The Netherlands;Private collection, The Netherlands. Literature: L.J. Bol, The Bosschaert Dynasty, Leigh on Sea 1960, no. 114 David Koetser... [Lire la suite]