01 septembre 2017

A pair of huanghuali rectangular side tables, banzhuo, 17th century

Lot 954. A pair of huanghuali rectangular side tables, banzhuo, 17th century; 34 1/8 in. (86.7 cm.) high, 38 ¾ in. (98.4 cm.) wide, 19 ½ in. (49.5 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 250,000 - USD 350,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each table has a single floating panel set within the rectangular frame, above a narrow waist and shaped, beaded aprons. The cusped aprons are finely carved with confronting chilong. The legs of square section are joined by beaded humpback stretchers.  Provenance: Zen... [Lire la suite]

01 septembre 2017

A huanghuali rectangular corner-leg side table, banzhuo, 17th century

Lot 951. A huanghuali rectangular corner-leg side table, banzhuo, 17th century, 34 in. (86.4 cm.) high, 42 ¼ in. (107.3 cm.) wide, 22 ¾ in. (57.9 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The single floating panel top is set in the rectangular frame above a narrow waist and plain apron. The legs are of square section joined by humpback stretchers and terminate in hoof feet.  Provenance: Chan Shing Kee, Hong Kong, October 2007. Property from The Nancy... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2017

A pair of 'Jizhou' 'tortoiseshell'-glazed bowls, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 98. A pair of 'Jizhou' 'tortoiseshell'-glazed bowls, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Diameter 4 1/2  in., 11.4 cm. Estimate 30,000 - 50,000 USD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. each with deep rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, covered overall with a dark brownish-black glaze and splashed with caramel-beige tones simulating tortoiseshell, the glaze stopping neatly above the short foot (2). Note: Southern Song potters at Jiangxi province's Jizhou kilns developed this lively dappled... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2017

A pair of 'Jizhou'-type 'tortoiseshell' vases, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty

Lot 96. A pair of 'Jizhou'-type 'tortoiseshell' vases, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368). Height of taller 6 1/8  in., 15.6 cm. Estimate 5,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot Sold 17,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. each of baluster form rising from a slightly splayed foot to a slender waisted neck and flared mouth, covered with a lustrous persimmon glaze with tan spots over swathes dappled with dark brown, the glaze stopping above the base to reveal the brown clay body (2). Provenance: Collection of Benjamin Shepps,... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2017

A 'Jizhou' painted 'ducks' vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 95. A 'Jizhou' painted 'ducks' vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Height 7 5/8  in., 19.5 cm. Estimate 30,000 - 50,000 USD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. of ovoid form, the gently rounded sides painted in brown slip with three shaped cartouches each enclosing a pair of mandarin ducks in a lotus pond, reserved on a ground of interlocking wanzi fret all above a scroll border at the foot, a band of lappets at the shoulder and keyfret encircling the straight cylindrical neck. Note: Compare a... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2017

A malachite-inlaid bronze halbert blade, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

Lot 902. A malachite-inlaid bronze halbert blade, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC, 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The blade is cast with a median ridge and with a hafting hole, and is decorated on both sides of the pierced nei with kui dragons filled with malachite inlay. The bronze has malachite encrustation, wood stand, fitted Japanese wood box.  Provenance: In Japan prior to 1973. Note: Two late... [Lire la suite]

01 septembre 2017

A bronze ritual wine vessel, gui, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

Lot 901. A bronze ritual wine vessel, gui, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC, 10 ¾ in. (27.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The trumpet-shaped neck is flat-cast with four upright blades rising from a band of leiwen pattern, and the middle section and spreading foot with taotie masks divided and separated by narrow notched flanges, those on the foot below a band of kui dragons, all on... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2017

A 'Yaozhou' persimmon-glazed bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 94. A 'Yaozhou' persimmon-glazed bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279). Diameter 4 1/4  in., 10.8 cm. Estimate 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot sold 3,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. well potted with rounded sides rising from a straight foot, covered overall in a russet glaze transmuting to shades of olive and aubergine in scattered passages to the interior and exterior and around the rim, the glaze stopping above the foot to reveal the buff body. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 13 Sep 2017, 10:00 AM
01 septembre 2017

A carved 'Yaozhou' celadon-glazed bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 93. A carved 'Yaozhou' celadon-glazed bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Diameter 5 7/8  in., 15 cm. Estimate 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot sold 6,875 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the gently rounded sides rising from a short foot, the interior skillfully carved with a central stylized flowerhead, encircled by undulating lotus scrolls, the exterior with overlapping petals, covered overall save for the foot ring with an olive-green glaze. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 13... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2017

Claes Van Heussen, Still life with grapes and pears in a basket,..., 1630

Lot 3039. Claes Van Heussen (1598/99 Haarlem 1631/34), Still life with grapes and pears in a basket, with peaches, apricots, plum and pomegranate with insects on a stone slab, 1630. Oil on panel. Signed and dated lower right on the stone slab: EVSTEN AN 1630, 34.3 x 54.6 cm. Estimate CHF 60 000 / 90 000 | (€ 55 560 / 83 330). Photo: Koller. Provenance: - Christie's, London, 4.12.2013, Lot 143.- European private collection.Our thanks to Dr. Fred G. Meijer who, on the basis of a... [Lire la suite]
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