16 septembre 2017

A Yue animal-form vessel, Western Jin dynasty, 3rd-4th century

Lot 1146. A Yue animal-form vessel, Western Jin dynasty, 3rd-4th century; 7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) long, cloth box. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The vessel is hollow-molded as a mythical beast, bixie, crouching on four small clawed feet, with combed markings delineating the beard, mane and back and the applied tail molded with curls. A tubular aperture rises from the animal's back, and the beast is covered overall with a thin pale olive... [Lire la suite]

16 septembre 2017

An unusual incised dark brown-glazed jar, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368)

Lot 1144. An unusual incised dark brown-glazed jar, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368); 5 ¼ in. (10.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 4,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The globular jar is covered overall with a dark brown glaze and is incised through the glaze on the exterior with a continuous band of leafy scroll. Three spur marks are in the center of the interior. Provenance: The Chinese Porcelain Company, New York, 24 February 2001. Peter Scheinman... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2017

A painted Jizhou meiping, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th century

Lot 1143. A painted Jizhou meiping, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th century; 7 ¾ in. (19.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 21,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The meiping is painted in brown on a white slip with a bird perched on a flowering branch on one side, the reverse with a large banana tree emerging from behind a jagged rock, with butterflies between, all with incised details, and under a clear glaze. Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co.,... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2017

A paper-cut resist-decorated Jizhou bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 1141. A paper-cut resist-decorated Jizhou bowl, Southern Song  dynasty (1127-1279); 4 ¼ in. (10.9 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The interior is decorated in resist technique with paper-cut decoration of three quadrilobed flowers reserved in brown against the variegated, milky buff ground. The exterior is covered in a glaze of dark brown color mottled in beige falling short of a knife-cut edge above the low, narrow... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2017

A small painted Jizhou vase, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th century

Lot 1140. A small painted Jizhou vase, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th century; 5 ¼ in. (13.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The vase is painted in dark brown slip on the white slip on each side of the body with a quaterfoil panel enclosing a leaping deer, reserved on a ground of foliate scrolls below horizontal bands on the short neck, all under a clear glaze stopping neatly above the ring foot exposing the biscuit body. ... [Lire la suite]
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16 septembre 2017

A green-glazed 'Boy and Phoenix' ewer, Northern Song or Liao dynasty, 10th-12th century

Lot 1136. A green-glazed 'Boy and Phoenix' ewer, Northern Song or Liao dynasty, 10th-12th century, 7 ¼ in. (18.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 131,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The ewer is molded in the shape of a boy seated on the back of a phoenix, the flower-form mouth rising from the top of the tail. It is covered overall with a green glaze, except for the interior of the foot, and the foot ring has three spur marks. Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New... [Lire la suite]

16 septembre 2017

A grey pottery model of a seated boar, Northern Wei dynasty, early 5th century

Lot 1105. A grey pottery model of a seated boar, Northern Wei dynasty, early 5th century; 9 ½ in. (24.2 cm.) long. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The well-modeled animal is shown seated on its haunches with slender front legs braced, with a narrow tapering snout, visible fangs and pricked ears, its fleshy body with distended stomach touching the base, its small tail curled up on its flanks and its spine with a bristled ridge. Traces of white... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2017

A grey pottery model of a pack horse, Northern Wei dynasty (AD 386-534)

Lot 1104. A grey pottery model of a pack horse, Northern Wei dynasty (AD 386-534), 7 in. (17.9 cm.) long. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price realised USD 2,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The horse is well modeled standing foursquare on a rectangular base and gazing straight ahead with ears pointed in opposite directions, a bulging sack set over a saddle cloth with flared ends is draped over the back, and the rump and muzzle are applied with plain strap trappings. Provenance: The Aurelius... [Lire la suite]
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16 septembre 2017

Christie's to offer landmark Francis Bacon painting to be seen in public for first time in 45 years

Francis Bacon, Study of Red Pope, 1962, 2nd Version, 1971. Oil on canvas. 78 x 58⅛ in (198 x 147.5cm). Estimate on Request. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. LONDON.- This October, during London’s Frieze Week, Christie’s will present Francis Bacon’s landmark painting Study of Red Pope 1962. 2nd version 1971, unseen in public for 45 years. It stands as the grand finale to his celebrated body of Papal portraits and is the only painting that unites the Pope with his greatest love George Dyer, who is depicted... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2017

A rare yellow glass pomegranate-form water pot, Imperial Glassworks, Beijing, Qianlong mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1050. A rare yellow glass pomegranate-form water pot, Imperial Glassworks, Beijing, Qianlong four-character wheel-cut mark and of the period (1736-1795); 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The small waterpot has a globular body rising to a short waisted neck below a flared mouth in the form of five sepals. The glass is of transparent amber-yellow tone. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]