08 mars 2018

Antonio Gianlisi, Trompe-l'oeil with rosary, spectacles, book and ink well/ Trompe-l'oeil with globe, musical instruments, score

Lot 3068. Antonio Gianlisi (Rizzolo 1677 - 1727 Cremona), Trompe-l'oeil with rosary, spectacles, book and ink well & Trompe-l'oeil with globe, musical instruments, score and hour glass. Oil on canvas. Pair of works. Each 92.5 x 70.5 cm. Estimate CHF 12 000 / 18 000 (€ 10 000 / 15 000). © Koller Auctions Zurich Provenance: - Finarte auction, Milan, 14.11.1990, Lots 33 A and B (as Benedetto Sartori).- Swiss private collection. Literature: - Battistini, R. / Cleri, B. /... [Lire la suite]
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08 mars 2018

Ambrosius Bosschaert the Younger (Middelburg 1609 - 1645 Utrecht), Still life of flowers with a lizard, 1630

Lot 3025. Ambrosius Bosschaert the Younger (Middelburg 1609 - 1645 Utrecht), Still life of flowers with a lizard, 1630. Oil on panel. Monogrammed and dated lower right: AB (ligature). 1630. 37 x 27 cm. Estimate CHF 20 000 / 30 000 (€ 16 670 / 25 000). Sold for CHF 50 000. © Koller Auctions Zurich Provenance: Swiss private collection.  Our thanks to Dr. Fred G. Meijer who has confirmed the authenticity of this work on the basis of a photograph.  Koller Auctions... [Lire la suite]
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08 mars 2018

Anthony Van Dyck (Antwerp 1599 - 1641 London), Portrait of an Italian noblewoman

Lot 3045. Anthony Van Dyck (Antwerp 1599 - 1641 London), Portrait of an Italian noblewoman. Oil on canvas, 48 x 37.7 cm. Estimate CHF 20 000 / 30 000 (€ 16 670 / 25 000). © Koller Auctions Zurich Expertise: Dr. Susan J. Barnes, 30.6.2015 (copy available). Provenance: - Collection of Leopold Koppel (1843-1933), Berlin, 1909.- via inheritance to the collection of Albert Leopold Koppel, Toronto, probably from 1933.- Julius Böhler, Munich, 1967.- Collection of Mrs Elizabeth Drey, New York.-... [Lire la suite]
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08 mars 2018

Anthony Van Dyck (Antwerp 1599 - 1641 London), Portrait of Anna Sophia Herbert, Countess of Carnarvon (circa 1610-1695)

Lot 3045. Anthony Van Dyck (Antwerp 1599 - 1641 London), Portrait of Anna Sophia Herbert, Countess of Carnarvon (circa 1610-1695). Oil on canvas, 102 cm diameter. Estimate CHF 80 000 / 140 000 (€ 66 670 / 116 670). Sold for CHF 57 000. © Koller Auctions Zurich Expertise: Dr. Susan J. Barnes, 30.6.2015 (copy available). Provenance: - probably via inheritance from the sitter to her granddaughter Elizabeth, wife of Philip Stanhope, 2 Count of Chesterfield (1634-1714).- Collection of... [Lire la suite]
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08 mars 2018

Circle of Ambrosius Benson (Lombardy circa 1495 - 1550 Bruges), Portrait of a nobleman with falcon

Lot 3010. Circle of Ambrosius Benson (Lombardy circa 1495 - 1550 Bruges), Portrait of a nobleman with falcon. Oil on panel, 27 x 19.5 cm. Estimate CHF 80 000 / 100 000 (€ 66 670 / 83 330). © Koller Auctions Zurich Provenance: - Art dealers Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd., London (according to label verso on frame).- European private collection. Koller Auctions Zurich. Old Master Paintings - Friday 23 March 2018, 03.00 PM
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08 mars 2018

A large blue and white jar, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 8062. A large blue and white jar, Wanli period (1573-1619); 14 1/4in (36.2cm) high. Estimate US$ 4,000 - 6,000 (€ 3,200 - 4,800). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Of ovoid shape, supported on an unglazed recessed foot, the rounded shoulders rising to a wide metal-mounted neck, painted around the exterior with four ogival panels enclosing flowering plants, below four panels enclosing a peach branch and floral sprigs, all separated from each other by straps and floral buckles reserved against a wan-fret... [Lire la suite]
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08 mars 2018

A finely painted blue and white 'dragon' garlic-mouth bottle vase, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620)

Lot 523. A finely painted blue and white 'dragon' garlic-mouth bottle vase, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620). Height 17 3/8  in., 44.2 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. sturdily potted, the pear-shaped body supported on a short foot, tapering to a tall neck with a garlic-head mouth and upright mouth rim, the body painted with two pairs of confronted phoenix and sinuous five-clawed dragons in pursuit of 'flaming pearls' amidst a composite floral scroll, all above a band... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2018

A blue and white figure of Zhenwu, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 522. A blue and white figure of Zhenwu, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620). Height 12 7/8  in., 32.7 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. seated on an integrally molded two-part seat with the feet shoulder-width apart and the hands resting on the knees, the face directed forward with a calm expression and framed by long locks, clad in a floral mantle draped over a long robe painted in underglaze blue with clouds at the shoulders and arms and centered with a roundel... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2018

A blue and white 'Peony and Peacock' jar, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566)

Lot 521. A blue and white 'Peony and Peacock' jar, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566). Height 13 1/2  in., 34.2 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the elegant broad shouldered body rising from a spreading recessed base to a short waisted neck with a lipped rim, painted around the exterior in rich dark cobalt-blue tones with a broad band of peacocks in flight over leafy scrolling peony, all between upright lappet and ruyi bands at the base and shoulder... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2018

A large blue and white 'Cranes' dish, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 520. A large blue and white 'Cranes' dish, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566). Diameter 23 3/8  in., 59.4 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. sturdily potted, the rounded sides rising from a tapered foot, the interior painted in inky cobalt tones with a large central medallion enclosing six cranes soaring amidst cloud scrolls, with long straight legs artfully counterbalancing their S-curved necks and articulated plumage, the motif repeated around the... [Lire la suite]