08 janvier 2018

A Rare Early Ming Blue and White Petal-Molded Cup Stand, Hongwu period (1368-1398)

Lot 128. A Rare Early Ming Blue and White Petal-Molded Cup Stand, Hongwu period (1368-1398); 7 3/4in. (19.7cm.) diam. Falk Collection no. 244. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 110,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2001 The center painted with a peony sprig encircled by a raised collar to support the cup and encircled by a continuous chrysanthemum scroll bearing six blossoms, with eight detached flower sprigs in the petal-molded well and a band of classic scroll... [Lire la suite]

08 janvier 2018

A Fine Early Ming White-Glazed Bowl with Incised and Anhua Decoration, Lianci, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 132. A Fine Early Ming White-Glazed Bowl with Incised and Anhua Decoration, Lianci, Yongle period (1403-1425); 8 1/4in. (21cm.) diam. Falk Collection no. 249. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 110,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2001 Finely potted with deep rounded sides incised on the exterior with a band of slender petals rising from the foot to a band of incised key fret at the rim, the interior decorated in anhua with a central chrysanthemum... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2018

A Fine and Rare Blue and White Brushwasher, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 143. A Fine and Rare Blue and White Brushwasher, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1522-1566); 6 3/8in. (16.2cm.) diam. Falk Collection no. 248. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 204,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2001 The deep, slightly flared sides subtly molded as eight petals rising to a slightly everted rim, painted in rich tones of underglaze blue with a central medallion of fish swimming amidst water... [Lire la suite]
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08 janvier 2018

A Rare Blue and White Lobed Jardinière, Ming dynasty, early 15th century

Lot 129. A Rare Blue and White Lobed Jardinière, Ming dynasty, early 15th century; 8 9/16in. (21.7cm.). Falk Collection no. 251. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 270,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2001 The deep, flared sides unusually shaped as four bracket lobes rising to an everted rim, each lobe well painted in inky tones of underglaze blue with a different branching stem bearing two flowers, including peony, camellia, lotus and magnolia, raised on a pedestal... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2018

A Fine Anhua-Decorated Blue and White Conical Bowl, Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 135. A Fine Anhua-Decorated Blue and White Conical Bowl, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1426-1435); 8in. (20.3cm.) diam. Falk Collection no. 247. Estimate USD 250,000 - USD 350,000. Price realised USD 358,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2001 Painted in rich underglaze blue on the exterior with a scrolling leafy stem bearing six large herbaceous peony blossoms alternating with buds above a band of overlapping petal tips, and on the... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2018

A Very Rare and Fine Blue and White Bowl, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 134. A Very Rare and Fine Blue and White Bowl, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1426-1435); 7 5/8in. (19.4cm.) diam. Falk Collection no. 243. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 1,161,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2001 The gently rounded sides finely painted on the exterior with an immortal, possibly Xiwangmu, seated on the back of a phoenix flying above an island-dotted lake towards the shore where a figure sits... [Lire la suite]

08 janvier 2018

A Rare Large High-Fired Early White Ware Cup, Sui-early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century

Lot 10. A Rare Large High-Fired Early White Ware Cup, Sui-early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century, Falk Collection no. 38; 4 7/8in. (12.9cm.) diam. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 7,638 © Christie's Images Ltd 2001 The deep thinly potted sides flaring slightly towards the rim, covered inside and out with a finely crackled transparent glaze stopping short of the splayed solid foot with beveled edge to expose the fine white ware Provenance: C.T. Loo, New York, December... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2018

Vase with dish-shaped mouth, Southern China, Sui dynasty (581-618)

Vase with dish-shaped mouth, Southern China, Sui dynasty (581-618). High fired ceramic with grooved decoration, hand-sculpted details and grayish glaze. H. 14 3/4 in x W. 9 in, H. 37.5 cm x W. 22.8 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, B60P160 © 2017 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture. Developed over several centuries, vessels with dish-shaped mouths and multiple handles were universally produced during the Six Dynasties. The protruding banded neck, however, did not... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2018

Wellcome Collection acquires 17th century portrait of internationally renowned and hirsute Barbara van Beck

Portrait of Barbara van Beck, c.1640s, Wellcome Collection, London. Catalogue no. 3001072i. LONDON.- Wellcome Collection today announced its acquisition of a 17th century portrait of businesswoman and celebrity Barbara van Beck. The painting is a rare depiction in oil paint of a woman living with a genetic condition resulting in excessive hair growth on the body. The work has been acquired by Wellcome Collection, the free museum and library for the incurably curious. It joins five existing prints of the same woman... [Lire la suite]
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08 janvier 2018

Hans Holbein the Younger's 'A Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling' is travelling the UK in 2018-19

Hans Holbein the Younger, A Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling (Anne Lovell?), about 1526-8. Oil on oak, 56 x 38.8 cm © The National Gallery, London. LONDON.- The Masterpiece Tour is part of the National Gallery’s commitment to promote the understanding, knowledge, and appreciation of Old Master paintings to as wide an audience as possible. This opportunity to bring hugely popular works to the public’s doorstep is being made possible by the generous support of Christie’s. The New Art Gallery... [Lire la suite]