17 octobre 2017

A copper-red 'Dragon and Phoenix' lantern vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 4. A copper-red 'Dragon and Phoenix' lantern vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795), 25.5 cm, 10 1/16  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 GBP. Unsold. © Sotheby's. well potted with the cylindrical body rising to a short waisted neck and supported on a straight foot, superbly painted around the exterior with a lively writhing dragon and flying phoenix gazing at each other with claws and wings outstretched, their respective scales and feathers finely detailed, amidst an... [Lire la suite]

17 octobre 2017

An important and rare relief-carved white-glazed 'lotus' vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 17. An important and rare relief-carved white-glazed 'lotus' vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795), 34.2 cm, 13 1/2  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 GBP. Lot sold 489,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body rising from a spreading foot to a tall waisted neck and flaring rim, delicately carved in relief with large lotus blooms borne on meandering scrolling stems, the petals and leaves delicately incised and all covered in a milky-white glaze, the base... [Lire la suite]
17 octobre 2017

A fine and exquisite pair of 'famille-rose' 'sanduo' cups, Yongzheng marks and period (1723-1735)

Lot 8. A fine and exquisite pair of 'famille-rose' 'sanduo' cups, Yongzheng marks and period (1723-1735), 8.7 cm, 3 1/2  in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,800,000 GBP. Lot sold 1,929,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. each finely potted with steep rounded sides rising from a short foot to a slightly flared rim and delicately painted in bright enamels with the sanduo fruits, a plump yellow and pink peach, borne on a branch surrounded by curling leaves, a large pomegranate split open... [Lire la suite]
17 octobre 2017

Siegelson at TEFAF New York Fall 2017

Cartier, Carved Chimera bangle,  Paris, 1954. Coral, 24 cabochon emeralds, yellow gold and 116 mixed-cut diamonds, 8.4 x 7.1 x 2 cm (3.3 x 2.8 x 0.8 in.). Signed 'Cartier Paris', numbered N6648 and with French assay marks © Siegelson A bracelet designed as two carved coral chimera heads set with round and oval cabochon emeralds and square, round, and circular-cut diamonds, the hinges set with round diamonds in yellow gold and each swivels open in the opposite direction; mounted in platinum... [Lire la suite]
17 octobre 2017

An Iznik blue and turquoise hexagonal tile, Turkey, circa 1525

Lot 197. An Iznik blue and turquoise hexagonal tile, Turkey, circa 1525. Estimate 5,000 — 8,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. fritware, decorated in underglaze blues and turquoise on a white ground, mounted in frame; 20.2cm. max.  Note: Similar tiles, most probably from the same group, are in the Louvre Museum, Paris (inv. no. 7456) and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London (inv. nos.1019-1892; 507-1900). Further examples were sold in these rooms, 17 October 1997, lot 30; 24 April 1991, lots 1144-47;... [Lire la suite]
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17 octobre 2017

A rare Safavid blue and white bowl, signed by Ramadan, Persia, probably Mashhad, dated 1121 AH/1709 AD

Lot 147. A rare Safavid blue and white bowl, signed by Ramadan, Persia, probably Mashhad, dated 1121 AH/1709 AD. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. white fritware body with deep central bowl and tall vertical edges on short foot ring, underglaze cobalt blue decoration with central inscription and floral stems, exterior also with inscriptive band; 8.8cm. height; 20.1cm. max diam.  Provenance: K. R. Malcolm, C.B.E (1908-84), thence by descent. Bibliography: G. Fehérvári, 'An early... [Lire la suite]
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17 octobre 2017

A large and rare Kashan lustre sweetmeat pottery dish, Persia, circa 1200

Lot 146. A large and rare Kashan lustre sweetmeat pottery dish, Persia, circa 1200. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. the fritware body with seven circular compartments to centre, lustre painted with figures in monumental style interspersed with leafy fronds, exterior with cobalt blue alkaline glaze, two holes on either side through shallow bowl; 8.8cm. height; 31.4cm. diam. Note: A very similar dish is in the Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The Norma Jean... [Lire la suite]
17 octobre 2017

A Kashan pottery bottle vase with spouted neck, Persia, 13th century

Lot 145. A Kashan pottery bottle vase with spouted neck, Persia, 13th century. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. the fritware body of globular form, tall thin neck and splayed mouth, decorated with three paired cobalt blue trails under a transparent glaze; 29.5cm.  Provenance: Ex-collection Harvey B. Plotnick.Sotheby's London, 3 October 2012, lot 148. Note: The use of fritware in Persia from the twelfth century onwards equipped craftsmen with the means to create finer ceramic... [Lire la suite]
17 octobre 2017

Kunsthistorisches Museum opens a major exhibition entitled “Rubens: The Power of Transformation”

Peter Paul Rubens (1577 Siegen - 1640 Antwerpen), Self portrait, about 1638, oil on canvas, 110 × 85.5 cm, Vienna, Museum of Fine Arts, Picture Gallery, Inv. GG 527 © KHM-Museum Association VIENNA.- Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640) was a star during his lifetime, and he remains a star today. His name is synonymous with an entire period, the Baroque. But his novel pictorial inventions continue to influence and appeal to artists. Now two leading museums, the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and the... [Lire la suite]
17 octobre 2017

Koopman Rare Art at TEFAF New York Fall 2017

NEW YORK - After a successful debut show last year TEFAF returns to New York this fall. The Fair provides a vital, transatlantic meeting ground for a global community of dealers, collectors, curators, interior designers and art-and-antique enthusiasts. Lewis Smith, Director of Koopman Rare Art said: “As a long-standing exhibitor at TEFAF Maastricht, we were extremely pleased to have been selected as one of the 94 world class art dealers to take part in TEFAF’s first ever Fair outside Europe. New York responded enthusiastically to... [Lire la suite]