19 janvier 2018

An extremely rare 'famille-rose' and lemon-yellow-back charger, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 1602. An extremely rare 'famille-rose' and lemon-yellow-back charger, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 35.6 cn., 14 in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 980,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2009. with curved sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted mouthrim, finely painted on the interior with the Daoist immortal Magu walking beside a cart laden with a bouquet of flowers drawn by a deer, reserved on white-ground and bordered by a band of green-enameled diaper... [Lire la suite]

19 janvier 2018

North Carolina Museum of Art launches Matrons of the Arts initiative to highlight female artists

Harriet Hosmer, Daphne, 1853, marble, Purchased with funds provided by the Calvin and Marisa Allen Foundation, Anne Allen Cheatham, and Lizzie Cheatham McNairy and Charlie McNairy on behalf of the Matrons of the Arts Initiative, and by the bequest of Carlisle Adams. © 1999–2018 North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation, Inc. RALEIGH, NC.- The North Carolina Museum of Art announced a new initiative, Matrons of the Arts, which highlights female-identified artists in both the Museum’s permanent collection and around the... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2018

A carved 'Yaozhou' bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 527. A carved 'Yaozhou' bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279); 13.5cm., 5 3/8 in. Estimate 200 — 250 GBP. Lot sold 3,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2008 the deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot, freely carved to the interior with a flower spray within combed waves, covered overall with an olive-green glaze save for the base. Literature: Bo Gyllensvard, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1964, pl. 82. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art,... [Lire la suite]
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19 janvier 2018

A 'Yaozhou' celadon-glazed conical bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 526. A 'Yaozhou' celadon-glazed conical bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 13cm., 5 1/8 in. Estimate 150 — 250 GBP. Lot sold 3,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2008 the deep flaring sides rising from a short spreading foot, covered overall with an olive-green glaze. Literature: Bo Gyllensvard, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1964, pl. 116. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 05 Nov 2008
19 janvier 2018

A 'Yaozhou' 'Peony' bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 525. A 'Yaozhou' 'Peony' bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279); 14.5cm., 5 5/8 in. Estimate 200 — 300 GBP. Lot sold 5,625 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2008 the conical body rising from a short straight foot to a flaring rim, moulded to the interior with a leafy peony scroll and covered overall in an olive-green glaze. Literature: Bo Gyllensvard, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1964, pl. 79. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 05 Nov 2008
19 janvier 2018

A greenish-glazed bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 524. A greenish-glazed bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279); 12.5cm., 4 7/8 in. Estimate 600 — 800 GBP. Lot sold 600 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2008 the gently curved sides rising from a short straight foot to a slightly everted rim, freely combed to the interior with an abstract wave design, covered overall with a pale olive-green glaze save for the foot revealing the grey body. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 05 Nov 2008
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19 janvier 2018

A 'Yaozhou' saucer-dish, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 523. A 'Yaozhou' saucer-dish, Song dynasty (960-1279); 10cm., 3 7/8 in. Estimate 750 — 1,000 GBP. Lot sold 12,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2008 the gently curved lobed sides rising from a recessed base to an everted rim, moulded to the interior with a peony medallion and encircled in each of the six lobes with a similar peony spray, covered overall with an even olive glaze. Literature: Bo Gyllensvard, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1964, pl.68. ... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2018

A 'Yue' fruit-shaped box and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 516. A 'Yue' fruit-shaped box and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279); 8.2cm., 3 1/4 in. Estimate 350 — 450 GBP. Lot sold 3,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2008 the circular box with rounded sides rising from a recessed base, the domed cover carved with large petal and surmounted by a stalk finial, covered overall in an olive-green glaze. Quantity: 2 Literature: Bo Gyllensvard, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1964, pl.39. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2018

A 'Yue' triple box and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 515. A 'Yue' triple box and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 8.7cm., 3 3/8 in. Estimate 300 — 400 GBP. Lot sold 2,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2008 each of the conjoined globular boxes and covers surmounted by high relief stems of lotus twisted together in the centre, covered overall with a pale olive-green glaze save for the base and rims revealing the grey body. Quantity: 2 Literature: Bo Gyllensvard, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1964, pl.... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2018

A pair of blue and white kosometsuke ‘Horse’ dishes, Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1621-1627)

Lot 126. A pair of blue and white kosometsuke ‘Horse’ dishes, Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1621-1627); 17.5cm., 6 7/8 in. Estimation: 5,000 - 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 6,250 GBP. Photo: Sothebys 2013 each modelled in the form of a recumbent horse with tail curled alongside its rear haunches, the interior and the underside outlined with details in underglaze-blue, all supported on four short legs. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. London, 15 mai 2013