19 octobre 2017

A. Aardewerk Dutch Silver and Antique Jewels at TEFAF New York Fall 2017

René Lalique (Ay 1860-1945 Paris), Pendant, Paris 1901. Gold, enamel and pearls. Height of pendant 6 cm. Signed 'Lalique' and stamped with maker’s mark. © A. Aardewerk Dutch Silver and Antique Jewels The beautiful plique-à-jour enamelled leaves of this pendant “sorbus suecica" or Swedish Whitebeam curl around the pearl berries and the mauve enameled twigs. The original gold chain also has dark mauve enameled links. This elegant pendant was made by René Lalique, the leading innovator on French... [Lire la suite]

19 octobre 2017

Hammershøi's 'Interior with Woman at Piano' to be offered by Sotheby's in New York

Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864 - 1916), Interior with Woman at Piano. Estimate: $2,500,000-3,500,000 / DKK 15.8-22.2 million. Courtesy Sotheby’s. NEW YORK, NY.- This Autumn, Sotheby’s will offer an elegant and introspective work from Vilhelm Hammershøi’s most accomplished period. Painted in 1901, Interior with Woman at Piano, Strandgade 30 is distinguished by its refined palette of chromatic greys, spare compositional elements, and a mesmeric psychological complexity. Estimated at $2,500,000-3,500,000 (DKK 15.8-22.2... [Lire la suite]
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19 octobre 2017

A fine and rare black glazed 'Yaozhou' ewer, Tang-Five Dynasties

Lot 22. A fine and rare black glazed 'Yaozhou' ewer, Tang-Five Dynasties, 9 1/8 in., 23.2 cm. Estimate 20,000 -- 30,000 USD. Lot sold 33,600 USD. © Sotheby's. well potted, the pear-shaped body set with a waisted neck and a pinched lip for a spout opposite a strap handle terminating in a scroll on the shoulder, applied evenly overall with a deep brown glaze thinning at the rim and along the edges to a russet brown, stopping neatly before the unglazed foot revealing an oatmeal body. Note: The... [Lire la suite]
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19 octobre 2017

A small marbled bowl, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 18. A small marbled bowl, Tang Dynasty (618-907), 3 1/8 in., 8 cm. Estimate 3,000 -- 5,000 USD. Lot sold 3,600 USD. © Sotheby's. the wide shallow sides rising to an everted mouth and supported on a ring foot, applied entirely with a finely swirled brown and white clay body veneer, covered beneath an amber glaze imitating wood, the interior with traces of cinnabar red pigmente. Provenance: The collection was formed in China in the 1920s - 50s..  Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics &... [Lire la suite]
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19 octobre 2017

A sancai glazed covered jar, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 16. A sancai glazed covered jar, Tang Dynasty (618-907), overall height 9 1/2 in., 24.1 cm. Estimate 15,000 -- 20,000 USD. Lot sold 18,000 USD. © Sotheby's. of ovoid form, the white body covered halfway down with evenly spaced wax-resist florettes set against a streaky green and amber glaze, surmounted by a matched domed cover with a small bud knop, and similiarly applied with wax-resist spots against a green and amber glaze. Note: Compare a closely related jar with a matching... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2017

A green-glazed bowl, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 15. A green-glazed bowl, Tang Dynasty (618-907), 6 1/2 in., 16.5 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 6,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the shallow wide bowl with rounded sides rising to everted rim glazed with an asparagus-green streaking along the sides and pooling in the center, stopping unevenly around the white-bodied foot. Provenance: The collection was formed in China between the 1920s-50s. Note: A green-glazed bowl of this form, from the Walter Hochstadter collection,... [Lire la suite]
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19 octobre 2017

A sancai-glazed ovoid jar, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 13. A sancai-glazed ovoid jar, Tang Dynasty (618-907), 6 3/4 in., 17.2 cm. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot sold 12,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the white body strikingly covered in bold vertical green stripes with wax-resist florettes, flanked by cobalt, straw and amber-glazed stripes, all below an amber-glazed short neck with a rolled lip. Provenance: The collection was formed in China between the 1920s-50s. Note: This Tang jar is unusual for its decoration not only in the... [Lire la suite]
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19 octobre 2017

A green-glazed molded flask, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 14. A green-glazed molded flask, Tang Dynasty (618-907), height 6 in., 15.2 cm. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot sold 18,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the compressed apple form vessel supported on a splayed foot and set with a narrow neck flanked by a pair of small holes for a rope handle, each side crisply molded with a boy dancing with a long flowing scarf upon a lotus base, encircled by a foliate scroll, applied with a dark green glaze. Note: The posture of the boy seems to derive from... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2017

A large celadon amphora with applied decoration, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 7. A large celadon amphora with applied decoration, Tang dynasty (618-907), 19 1/2 in., 49.5 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 18,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the tall ovoid body set with a waisted neck collared by concentric rings, rising to a cupped mouth and flanked by a pair of dragon handles spring up from the shoulder and biting the rim of the vessel, further embellished with Central Asian arabesque and figural appliqués on the shoulder and neck, the upper portion... [Lire la suite]
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19 octobre 2017

A Celadon-glazed amphora, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 6. A Celadon-glazed amphora, Tang Dynasty (618-907), 18 1/2 in., 47 cm. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 USD. Lot sold 24,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the ovoid body rising to a tall waisted neck collared by nine carved rings and a cupped mouth with an everted rim, the broad shoulders set with a pair of S-curved handles anchored by a small ball and with molded dragon heads on the other end peering into the the mouth of the vessel, the upper portion dipped in a pale-yellow celadon glaze. Provenance: The... [Lire la suite]