03 février 2018

A Junyao Tripod Censer, Song-Jin Dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 223. A Junyao Tripod Censer, Song-Jin Dynasty (960-1234). Height 3 in., 7.5 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 6,250 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the compressed body supported on three small curved feet below a tapering neck and  everted rim, covered on the interior and exterior with a grayish-turquoise blue glaze with splashes of purple, wood stand (2). Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 18 march 2014

03 février 2018

A 'Cizhou' brown-slip painted 'Bird' bottle vase (yuhuchunping), Yuan dynasty (1279-1366)

Lot 212. A 'Cizhou' brown-slip painted 'Bird' bottle vase (yuhuchunping), Yuan dynasty (1279-1366). Height 11 in., 28 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 USD. Lot sold 329,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2014. painted in two registers, each with three stylized fan-tailed birds with spread wings, on white slip under a clear glaze falling short of the pedestal foot. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 18 march 2014
03 février 2018

An extremely rare and magnificent blue-splashed sancai pottery money chest, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 183. An extremely rare and magnificent blue-splashed sancai pottery money chest, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 7 1/8  in., 18.1 cm; Width 9 1/8  in., 23.2 cm; Depth 7 in., 17.8 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 USD. Lot sold 329,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2014. the rectangular box raised on bracket feet with cream-glazed studs simulating the metal prototype, the sides reinforced with amber panels with crescent tops secured with further studs, and applied with blue-glazed... [Lire la suite]
03 février 2018

A Rare Large Blue-Splashed 'Sancai' Pottery Basin, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 182. A Rare Large Blue-Splashed 'Sancai' Pottery Basin, Tang Dynasty (618-907). Diameter 10 in., 25.4 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 27,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2014. carved in the center with a large floral medallion in blue, amber and cream glazes on an amber ground, accented in wax-resist arcs and stipples at the cavetto, the exterior glazed amber stopping before the flat base to show the pinkish buff ware. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, early 1980s. Note: Of... [Lire la suite]
03 février 2018

Nicolas Lancret (Paris 1690 - 1743), Winter, 1719–21

Lot 69. Nicolas Lancret (Paris 1690 - 1743), Winter, oil on canvas, 45 1/4  by 37 in.; 115 by 94 cm. Estimate 1,500,000–2,000,000 USD. Lot sold 2,655,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Commissioned from the artist by Jean-François Lériget de la Faye (1674-1731), Paris, and mentioned in his estate inventory of 26 September 1731, no. 87 (as part of a set of four, see catalogue note);By descent to his nephew, Jean-François Lériget de la Faye II, Paris;Pierre Vigné de Vigny (1690-1772), Paris, by... [Lire la suite]
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03 février 2018

Balthasar van der Ast (Middelburg 1593/94 - 1657 Delft), Still life with basket of shells, a plate with fruits and insects

Lot 14. Balthasar van der Ast (Middelburg 1593/94 - 1657 Delft), Still life with basket of shells, a plate with fruits and insects, signed lower left: B.van der.Ast, oil on panel, 15 1/2  by 23 5/8  in.; 39.5 by 60 cm. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 USD. Lot sold 1,815,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: In the collection of the family of the present owners since at least circa 1900. Note: This recently rediscovered panel is a... [Lire la suite]
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03 février 2018

Valentin de Boulogne, A fortune teller, bravo, lute player, drinking figure, and a pick-pocket

Lot 21. Valentin de Boulogne (Coulommiers-en-Brie, Seine-et-Marne Bapt 1591 (?) - 1632 Rome), A fortune teller, bravo, lute player, drinking figure, and a pick-pocket, oil on canvas, 53 3/8  by 73 3/8  in.; 145.7 by 187.6 cm. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 USD. Lot sold 1,935,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Marchese Raffaele Soprani (1612-1672), Sestri Levante, and thence by descent;Anonymous sale, Genoa, Casa di Riposo/Chiostro del Santuario di San Francesco di Paola, 3... [Lire la suite]
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03 février 2018

Lucas Cranach the Elder (Kronach 1472 - 1553 Weimar), Portrait of Martin Luther (1483-1546), 1517

Lot 9. Lucas Cranach the Elder (Kronach 1472 - 1553 Weimar), Portrait of Martin Luther (1483-1546), signed with the winged serpent device and with traces of date centre left, and bears date upper left: 1517, oil on beechwood panel, 15 7/8  by 10 1/2  in.; 40.3 by 26.5 cm. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 USD. Lot sold 2,295,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Possibly Fürst Ludwig Kraft zu Oettingen-Wallerstein (1791-1870);In the collections of the Fürsten zu... [Lire la suite]
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03 février 2018

A bronze 'Dragon' octalobed mirror, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 199. A bronze 'Dragon' octalobed mirror, Tang Dynasty (618-907). Width 5 7/8  in., 15 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 10,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's 2014 crisply cast in relief, the pierced central knob encircled by a writhing scaly three-clawed dragon amidst cloud scrolls within a raised octalobed rim, the silvery-gray patina with patches of green and russet encrustation.  Provenance: Old Japanese collection, circa 1980, by repute. Exhibited: Uragami Sokyu-do, Co.,... [Lire la suite]
03 février 2018

A rare molded and reticulated fahua jar and cover, Ming dynasty

Lot 229. A rare molded and reticulated fahua jar and cover, Ming dynasty. Height 16 1/2  in., 41.9 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 30,000  USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2014 of baluster form, the open work outer layer depicting two sages seated in a forest setting, one playing the qinas the other observes, behind them a censer issues curling wisps of smoke, long branches of bristling pine hangs off to one side while large scrolling clouds dominate the... [Lire la suite]