02 février 2018

An oval blue and white 'Phoenix' bowl, seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 1877. An oval blue and white 'Phoenix' bowl, seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 26.6 cm., 10 1/2 in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot Sold 350,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's 2010 of oblong form, resting on a straight footrim encircled by a key-fret band, the rounded sides flaring to an everted rim, the exterior finely painted in varying tones of cobalt-blue with a pair of phoenixes in flight amid peony scrolls, the countersunk base inscribed with a six-character reign mark in... [Lire la suite]

02 février 2018

A rare blue and white vase, hu, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 1875. A rare blue and white vase, hu, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 25.5 cm., 10 in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,060,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's 2010 the pear-shaped body painted with dense stylized lotus scrolls, the central lotus on each side painted with a shou character in the center of the bloom, all above a band of petal lappets around the base and a foliate scroll on the splayed foot, the shoulders set with a pair of moulded ring... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2018

A rare blue and white 'Nine dragon' bottle vase, seal mark and period of Jiaqing (1796-1820)

Lot 1876. A rare blue and white 'Nine dragon' bottle vase, seal mark and period of Jiaqing (1796-1820); 30 1/2 cm., 12 in. Estimate 1,800,000 — 2,200,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,180,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's 2010 the globular body painted with nine dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl amidst scattered scrolling clouds, all above crashing waves and a key-fret bordered foot, the tall waisted neck tapering to a flaring mouth further painted with a ruyi-head border, the base inscribed with... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2018

A brown-ground famille-rose medallion vase, mark and period Hongxian (1915-1916)

Lot 1951. A brown-ground famille-rose medallion vase, mark and period Hongxian (1915-1916); 21 cm., 8 1/4 in. Estimate 100,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot Sold 187,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's 2010 of ovoid form rising to a waisted neck, the rounded body with three circular medallions vividly enamelled with blooming flowers including prunus, camellia and chrysanthemum on a white ground enclosed within a gilt moulded beaded frame, all reserved on a rich metallic-brown... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2018

A unique diamond pendant necklace

Lot 2443. A unique diamond necklace suspending a pear-shaped rose-cut D colour, Internally Flawless, Type IIa diamond of 18.47 carats. Estimate HKD 8,000,000 - HKD 12,000,000 (US$1,000,000-1,500,000). Price realised HKD 10,180,000 / US$ 1,307,112 / £ 901,948 / € 1,065,846 to an Asian private. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Suspending a pear-shaped rose-cut diamond weighing 18.47 carats, accented by a rose-cut diamond spacer, surmounted by a lozenge-shaped diamond weighing... [Lire la suite]
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02 février 2018

A gilt-decorated brown-ground archaistic 'hu' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 1844. A gilt-decorated brown-ground archaistic 'hu' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 20.5 cm., 8 in. Estimate 100,000 - 10,000 HKD. Lot sold 250,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2010. of pear shape supported on a tall foot, the rich brown glazed globular body pencilled in gold with a pair of archaic taotie masks flanked by two further mythical masks, reserved on a leiwan ground between bands of pendant and upright leaf lappets, all below a further band... [Lire la suite]

02 février 2018

A green-ground 'Dragon' bowl, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 1958. A green-ground 'Dragon' bowl, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 13.2 cm., 5 1/4 in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 275,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2010. the delicately potted exterior finely incised with a pair of sinuous dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl hovering over crashing waves amid wispy clouds, the decoration picked-out in aubergine glaze reserved against a bright emerald green ground, the interior glazed white, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2018

"Les Hollandais à Paris : 1789-1914" au Musée du Petit Palais

Les Hollandais à Paris : 1789-1914 au Musée du Petit Palais. PARIS - Le Petit Palais est heureux de présenter, en collaboration avec le musée Van Gogh d’Amsterdam et le RKD (Institut Néerlandais d’Histoire de l’Art) de la Haye, la première grande exposition en France dédiée aux riches échanges artistiques, esthétiques et amicaux entre les peintres hollandais et français à Paris, de la fin du XVIIIe siècle jusqu’au début du XXe siècle. Cent quinze œuvres empruntées aux plus grands musées des Pays-Bas, mais aussi à d’autres... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2018

Damo crossing the water on a reed, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), early 17th Century

Damo crossing the water on a reed, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), early 17th Century, Dehua; Fujian province. Porcelain, 11 1/4 × 4 7/16 × 3 1/2 in. (28.6 × 11.3 × 8.9 cm). Gift of Ira and Nancy Koger, 2001. Blue and white moon flask, Ming Dynasty, early 15th Century. White porcelain, 12 3/4 × 8 3/4 × 5 5/8 in. (32.4 × 22.2 × 14.3 cm). Gift of Ira and Nancy Koger, 2001; SN11122.64. © The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.
02 février 2018

Stem cup, Ming dynasty, 16th Century

Stem cup, Ming dynasty, 16th Century. Porcelain painted in underglaze blue with red enamel, 4 1/2 × 5 3/4 in. (11.4 × 14.6 cm). Gift of Ira and Nancy Koger, 2001; SN11122.55. © The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.