07 octobre 2017

A fine Ru-type hexagonal vase, hu, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3638. A fine Ru-type hexagonal vase, hu, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795),  46 cm, 18 1/8  in. Estimate 3,200,000 — 3,800,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,940,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. finely potted of hexagonal section, the facetted baluster body supported on a splayed foot, rising to a waisted neck flanked by a pair of tubular handles, covered overall with an attractive greyish-blue glaze of sky-blue tone, the glaze stopping neatly at the footring, inscribed to the base with... [Lire la suite]

07 octobre 2017

Rare Netherlandish drawings unveiled at National Gallery of Art

Petrus Christus, Portrait of a Young Woman, c. 1450, silverpoint on gray prepared paper, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam. WASHINGTON, DC.- Rotterdam's historic Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen holds one of the finest collections of Netherlandish master drawings. In a special presentation of this collection at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, some 100 works explore the many functions of drawings, from preparatory studies for paintings and designs for prints to finished works of art. On view from October... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2017

A blue and white 'Lotus and lança characters' stem bowl, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3684. A blue and white 'Lotus and lança characters' stem bowl, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795), 16 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 400,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. with deep rounded sides rising from a tall slightly splayed foot to a flared rim, the exterior of the vessel inscribed with eight lança characters above a stylised flaming strapwork, below a band enclosing lotus blooms framed by medallions and leafy scrolls, all above a... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2017

A fine blue and white 'lança' dish, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3685. A fine blue and white 'lança' dish, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735), 17.7 cm, 7 in. Estimate 350,000 — 450,000 HKD. Lot sold 437,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a slightly flared rim, finely painted to the central interior with a stylised mandala formed from a petalled medallion enclosing combed waves surrounded by billowing ribbons and three-pronged vajra pointing to the cardinal... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2017

A pair of blue and white 'Three Friends' dishes, seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3689. A pair of blue and white 'Three Friends' dishes, seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795), 18 cm, 7 1/8  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 487,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. each with rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a flared rim, the exterior painted with a continuous scene depicting two conversing young boys seated below a willow tree, next to a courtyard decorated with plants and rocks, leading to an interior scene with a lady seated in a composed manner on a... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2017

A pair of blue and white and iron-red 'dragon' dishes, seal marks and period of Qianlong

Lot 3734. A pair of blue and white and iron-red 'dragon' dishes, seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795), 17.9 cm, 7 in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 500,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. each with shallow rounded sides rising from a short foot to a flared rim, the interior with a central medallion enclosing an iron-red scaly five-clawed dragon soaring against a ground of tempestuous waves rendered in underglaze blue, the exterior decorated with nine iron-red dragons against... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2017

A large blue and white 'dragon' basin, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

Lot 3681. A large blue and white 'dragon' basin, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795), 40.4 cm, 15 7/8  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,000,000  HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. robustly potted with deep cylindrical sides rising from a flat base, gently sweeping up to a wide everted rim, the interior boldly painted with a three-clawed dragon in profile pursuing a flaming pearl, its sinuous body detailed with scales, the muscular limbs terminating in sharp claws entangled... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2017

63 Dutch Masters return home to Holland for an exhibition at the Hermitage Amsterdam

Rembrandt van Rijn, Flora, 1634 © State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg AMSTERDAM.- For the first time in its existence, the Hermitage Amsterdam is holding an exhibition devoted to one of the most spectacular treasures of the State Hermitage museum in St Petersburg: its collection of seventeenth-century Dutch paintings. The selection of works in the Dutch Masters from the Hermitage: Treasures of the Tsars exhibition totals sixty-three paintings by no fewer than fifty different artists, including six by... [Lire la suite]