24 janvier 2018

Brenske Gallery at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 20c

John the Baptist, Russia, 17th century, 31 x 26.5 cm. © Brenske Gallery Provenance: private collection, Hamburg. Church Father Basil and St. Basil 'the Fool', Russia, 17th century, 31.5 x 25.5 cm. © Brenske Gallery Provenance: private collection, Hamburg. Holy Trinity, Russia, early 18th century, 31 x 27.5 cm. © Brenske Gallery Provenance: private collection, Munich Brenske Gallery at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 20c. Fuerstenrieder Strasse 279ADE-81377... [Lire la suite]

24 janvier 2018

A shallow café-au-lait glazed bowl, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3012. A shallow café-au-lait glazed bowl, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 17.1 cm., 6 3/4 in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot Sold 325,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's the gently rounded sides rising from a shallow foot to a lightly flared rim, the body embellished with a raised double bow-string band, the interior and exterior covered with a lustrous café-au-lait glaze of a reddish-brown tone, the white-glazed base with a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue.... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2018

A fine large celadon-glazed bowl with carved and moulded peonies, Seal mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3007. A fine large celadon-glazed bowl with carved and moulded peonies, Seal mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 26.5 cm., 10 1/2 in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000. Lot sold 860,000  HKD. Photo Sotheby's 2011 sturdily potted with rounded sides rising from a tapering foot, the interior carved with a central medallion of a blooming peony, the cavetto similarly decorated with peony scrolls within a key-fret border along the rim, the exterior moulded with further peonies borne on... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2018

A Ge-type cong vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3006. A Ge-type cong vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 28 cm., 11 in. Estimate 180,000 — 250,000. Lot sold 1,100,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's 2011 modelled after the archaic jade prototype, of square section with a short cylindrical neck, each side moulded in relief with two columns of short dashes representing the 'Eight  Daoist Trigrams', covered overall with an even ash-grey glaze suffused with a fine network of black-stained crackles.  ... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2018

A pair of café-au-lait-glazed barbed-rim dishes, Qianlong seal marks and period (1736-1795)

Lot 3005. A pair of café-au-lait-glazed barbed-rim dishes, Qianlong seal marks and period (1736-1795); 20.5 cm., 8 1/8 in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000. Lot sold 475,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's 2011 each finely potted with shallow curved sides supported on a slightly splayed foot, rising to a flaring barbed rim, the exterior encircled by a raised fillet, covered overall in a rich and lustrous café-au-lait glaze of a glossy toffee-brown tone, the countersunk base glazed white, inscribed... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2018

Porfirius Kunstkammer at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 54a

Silver-gilt lidded tankard, Germany, 1640. H 15 x D 11 cm. © Porfirius Kunstkammer No silver marks. On the bottom the initials 'H G P' and (just visible) 'GW'. Base decorated with foliage and fruit garlands on a matt background. The main body bearing an embossed motif of cupids, foliage and fruit scrolls. Scrolled handle. Hinged lid decorated with foliage and fruit-shaped finial.Provenance: private collection, France; Kugel, Paris Pyxis, Limoges, circa 1225-1275. Gilt... [Lire la suite]

24 janvier 2018

Galerie Cybele at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 17d

Fragment of a dionysiac sarcophagus, Roman art, 2nd century AC. Marble. H 37 cm. © Galerie Cybele This piece represents the happy return of Dionysius from India, a place he conquered to prove himself to the other gods of the Olympus.From left to right: a young satyr with a lagobolon (hunter’s stick) and Pan looking at another satyr. Verso, the head of an elephant and a Bacchante. Below, the legs of an animal in full gallop Provenance: The Ball, Dunster, Minehead, Somerset, where it was kept in a shed in... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2018

Leysen at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 70b

Leysen joaillier. Manhattan Master Piece. Platinum ring set with an emerald-cut diamond, 8.32 ct F-IF. © Leysen Leysen joaillier. Manhattan. White gold earrings set with two Colombian emeralds weighing together 2.97 ct and baguette-cut diamonds. © Leysen Leysen joaillier. Rainbow. Rose gold bracelet set with 33 ct fancy sapphires. © Leysen Leysen at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 70b. Place du Grand Sablon 32 - 1st floorBE-1000 Brussels. t +32 (0)2 513 62 60... [Lire la suite]
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24 janvier 2018

A rare 'Ru-tupe' narcissus bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 601. A rare 'Ru-tupe' narcissus bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1736-1795); 21.5cm, 8 1/2 in. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 GBP. Lot sold 22,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2008 the octagonally lobed body with rounded sides rising from a slightly concave base to an everted rim, all supported on three short cabriole legs and covered overall in a pale bluish-grey glaze.  Exhibited: Ju and Kuan Wares, Oriental Ceramic Society, London, 1952, cat. no. 110.  ... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2018

A white-glazed 'lotus' bowl, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 597. A white-glazed 'lotus' bowl, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 15.5cm., 6 1/8 in. Estimate 800 — 1,200 GBP. Lot sold 800 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2008  the flaring sides moulded as lotus leaves rising from a short straight base, covered overall in a white glaze.  Provenance: Peter Boode, London (according to label). Exhibited: Mostra D'Art Cinese, Palazzo Ducale, Venice, 1954, cat. no. 587.  Literature: Bo Gyllensvärd, Chinese Ceramics in the... [Lire la suite]