25 janvier 2018

Giuseppe Cesari, called Cavaliere d'Arpino (Arpino 1568-1640 Rome), Diana and Actaeon

Lot 27. Giuseppe Cesari, called Cavaliere d'Arpino (Arpino 1568-1640 Rome), Diana and Actaeon, black and red chalk, watercolor, heightened with white, 19 7/8 x 27 in. (51.5 x 69.5 cm). Estimate USD 400,000 - USD 600,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Provenance: Possibly seized from the artist on 30 July 1607 by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, Rome (1577-1633).Failla Lemme Collection, Rome 2002.Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 6 July 2010, lot 199. Literature: A. De Rinaldis, 'Le opere d'arte... [Lire la suite]
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25 janvier 2018

Giovanni Battista Gaulli, called il Baciccio (Genoa 1639-1709 Roma), God the Father and the dead Christ

Lot 26. Giovanni Battista Gaulli, called il Baciccio (Genoa 1639-1709 Roma), God the Father and the dead Christ, black chalk, pen and brown ink, grey wash, heightened with white, squared in black chalk, 16 ½ x 11 1/8 in. (42 x 28.3 cm). Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Note: Characteristic of Gaulli’s preparatory drawings in its emphasis on the outlines of the figures, this unpublished sheet is a study for a late modello in oil on canvas with the Holy Trinity... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2018

Mattia Preti (Taverna 1613-1699 Valletta), A young man kneeling with a basket

Lot 18. Mattia Preti (Taverna 1613-1699 Valletta), A young man kneeling with a basket, with inscription in pencil '26 Agosto 1829' in modern hand (verso), red chalk, traces of black chalk, indented with the stylus, 15 x 10 ¾ in. (37.8 x 27.5 cm). Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Provenance: A. Chariatte, London (d. 1923) (L. 88a); Sotheby's, London, 30 April 1923, probably part of lot 7 (as Carlo Maratti).Sir John Clermont Witt, London (1907-1982) (L.... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2018

Giorgio Vasari (Arezzo 1511-1574 Florence), The Virgin and Child with the Infant Baptist and Saint Anne

Lot 14. Giorgio Vasari (Arezzo 1511-1574 Florence), The Virgin and Child with the Infant Baptist and Saint Anne, with inscriptions on the mount in ink 'Francisco Permens' (recto) and '27 x b-72 / E.7' (verso), black chalk, pen and brown ink, 7 ¾ x 6 ¾ in. (18 x 17.2 cm). Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Provenance: From a Private Collection.  Note: Datable to the early 1540s, when the artist's style reached the peak of its ornamental... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2018

Pietro Buonaccorsi, called Perino del Vaga (Florence 1501-1547 Rome), Jupiter handing a newborn boy to Diana

Lot 4. Pietro Buonaccorsi, called Perino del Vaga (Florence 1501-1547 Rome), Jupiter handing a newborn boy to Diana, pen and brown ink, brown wash, heightened with yellow, on four joined sheets of light-brown prepared paper, 14 ½ x 18 ¼ in. (36.8 x 46.2 cm).  Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 200,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Provenance: Everhard Jabach, Paris (1618-1859). Gerhard Michael Jabach; his sale, Amsterdam, 16 October 1753, lot 190 (to Oudaan).Neyman; his sale, Paris, late June 1776,... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2018

A moulded Ding-type 'Mandarin duck' bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 38. A moulded Ding-type 'Mandarin duck' bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279); 18.2cm., 7 1/8 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000GBP. Lot sold 10,625 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2013. the shallow conical sides resting on a short foot, the interior moulded with two mandarin ducks swimming in a lotus pond, encircled at the cavetto by six panels each enclosing a jardinière of flowers, all below a keyfret band, covered in an ivory-white glaze leaving the rim unglazed. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and... [Lire la suite]

25 janvier 2018

A 'Jian' oil-spot bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 37. A 'Jian' oil-spot bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279); 11.7cm., 4 5/8 in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 28,750 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2013. the deep rounded sides rising from a short ring foot to a slightly lipped rim, covered overall with a lustrous black glaze infused to the interior with oil spots. Provenance: Purchased in Belgium in the 1970/80s. Exhibited: Oriental Ceramic Society (according to label). Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art,... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2018

A 'Jian' 'hare's fur' teabowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 36. A 'Jian' 'hare's fur' teabowl, Song dynasty (960-1279); 11cm., 4 3/8 in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 11,250 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2013. the deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a lipped rim, covered overall in a black glaze falling short of the foot to reveal the purple-brown body, the interior with 'hare's fur' streaks. Provenance: Purchased in Belgium in the 1970/80s. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 15 may 2013
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25 janvier 2018

A black 'Ding' bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 35. A black 'Ding' bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279); 14.9cm., 5 7/8 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 194,500 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2013. the flaring conical sides rising from a short foot to a gently everted rim, covered overall in a lustrous black glaze thinning to a russet-brown tone to the rim, the footrim unglazed revealing the white body. Provenance: A Swedish Private Collection. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 15 may 2013
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25 janvier 2018

A 'Jun' bowl, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 34. A 'Jun' bowl, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 12cm., 4 3/4 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 12,500 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2013. the rounded sides rising from a short spreading foot to a slightly incurved rim, covered overall in a rich lavender-blue glaze thinning to a buff tone at the rim and falling short of the foot to reveal the reddish-brown body. Provenance: Bluett and Sons, London (according to label).Purchased in Belgium in the 1970/80s. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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