22 avril 2018

A 'Yaozhou' tripod censer, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 71. A 'Yaozhou' tripod censer, Song dynasty (960-1279); 18 cm, 7 1/8  in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the compressed spherical body rising to a waisted neck and below the broad square-section everted rim, all supported on three lion-paw feet issuing from lion masks, covered overall with a glossy olive-green crackled glaze, pooling to a darker tone at the recessed areas at the shoulder and rim. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, August 1990. Note: Covered... [Lire la suite]
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22 avril 2018

A rare and large 'Yaozhou' tripod censer, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 273. A rare and large 'Yaozhou' tripod censer, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 23cm., 9in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000. Lot sold 26,900 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2007. the compressed globular body freely carved with a broad band of leafy scrolling lotus between two raised filets, the broad neck carved with two key-fret bands below the broad square-section everted rim, all supported on three lion-paw feet issuing from lion masks, covered overall with a glossy olive-green glaze pooling to a darker tone... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2018

Exhibition of photographs of musicians and celebrities by Olaf Heine on view at IMMAGIS

Olaf Heine, Jared Leto, Plate 1, Los Angeles, 2006. 35 x 35 cm., 13.78 x 13.78 in. Edition of 15. MUNICH.- The gallery IMMAGIS in Munich opened the solo exhibition HUSH HUSH by renowned photographer and director Olaf Heine. Some of Heine’s personally favorite portraits of musicians and celebrities are on display, as well as a selection from his BRAZIL cycle, which was published as a book by teNeues in 2014. Since the late-1990s Heine has risen to become one of the most sought-after portrait... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2018

Kunsthaus Zürich presents 'Fashion Drive. Extreme Clothing in the Visual Arts'

 Jakob Lena Knebl, Chesterfield, 2014 (detail), Courtesy of Jakob Lena Knebl - Pleated skirt, c. 1526 (detail), Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Hofjagd- and Rüstkammer - William Larkin, Portrait of Diana Cecil, later Countess of Oxford, c. 1614-1618 (detail), English Heritage, The Iveagh Bequest (Kenwood, London) © Kunsthaus Zürich 2018 ZURICH.- From 20 April to 15 July 2018, visitors to the Kunsthaus Zürich can look forward to ‘Fashion Drive. Extreme Clothing in the Visual Arts’. More than 230... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2018

A silver-gilt mounted Chinese blue and white porcelain box, Wanli, 1573-1619, the mounts, probably Dutch or English, circa 1680

Lot 288. A silver-gilt mounted Chinese blue and white porcelain box, the body Wanli, 1573-1619, the mounts, unmarked, probably Dutch or English, circa 1680; 13.5cm., 5 3/8 in. long. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. oblong with rounded ends, the cover decorated with a bird below climbing flowers and a butterfly, the twin-compartment body with trailing vines, the cover, body, and foot, with stylised acanthus border silver-gilt mounts. Provenance: Christie's, London, 19... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2018

A German silver-gilt double beaker, Tobias Hallaicher, Augsburg, 1685-87

Lot 287. A German silver-gilt double beaker, Tobias Hallaicher, Augsburg, 1685-87; 9cm., 3 1/2 in. high; 137gr., 4oz. 8dwt. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. fitting together and detaching to form two beakers, embossed and chased with alternatively plain and matted spiral gadroons. Sotheby's. From Earth to Fire, London, 01 May 2018, 02:00 PM

21 avril 2018

A German parcel-gilt silver horse on stand with mounted rider, the rider and stand, maker's mark only GIS, circa 1650, the horse

Lot 282. A German parcel-gilt silver horse on stand with mounted rider, the rider and stand, maker's mark only GIS, circa 1650, the horse associated possibly earlier; 35.5cm., 14in. high; 923gr., 29oz. 22dwt. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the rearing animal with detachable head, the figure in armour with pike, hinged visor, saddle and stirrups, holding an armorial engraved shield dated 1649, on domed base embossed and chased to simulate a forest floor above... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2018

A German parcel-gilt silver standing cup and cover, anonymous master (Seling No. 1244), Augsburg, 1610-12

Lot 266. A German parcel-gilt silver standing cup and cover, anonymous master (Seling No. 1244), Augsburg, 1610-12; 31.1cm., 12 1/4 in. high; 407gr., 13oz. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. waisted baluster form, embossed with three scenic vignettes above a husked band and fruit bouquets, surrounded by scrolling strap-work on a matted ground, the cover similarly decorated with sheet scroll-work foliate finial, the open scroll-work stem resting on a waisted dome foot... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2018

A Continental silver-gilt mounted coconut cup and cover, North German or Dutch, circa 1600

  Lot 265. A Continental silver-gilt mounted coconut cup and cover, North German or Dutch, circa 1600; 33.6cm., 13 1/4 in. high. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the coconut carved in three sections with depictions from Susanna and the Elders, the intermittent straps engraved with scrolling foliage below similarly engraved rim and border, the cover chased with winged putto masks between fruit bouquets, cast warrior finial with spear and shield, the latter engraved... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2018

A German silver-gilt gourd-shaped cup and cover, Hans Weienmayr, Augsburg, 1610-12, and later

Lot 226. A German silver-gilt gourd-shaped cup and cover, Hans Weienmayr, Augsburg, 1610-12, and later; 25.6cm., 10 1/8 in. high; 287gr., 9oz. 4dwt. Estimate 2,500 — 3,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the body chased fruit bouquets within scrolling strap-work on a matted ground, the cover and foot similarly chased, the finial cast as Bacchus, later sheet-scroll work and girdled stem, later Austrian control marks.  Sotheby's. From... [Lire la suite]