03 juin 2018

A Ding miniature model of tea brazier and skillet, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 2905. A Ding miniature model of tea brazier and skillet, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 562,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The tea warmer has a bell-form base surmounted by a pentafoil pan and a cylindrical brazier that supports a shallow wok with a pair of bail handles. The brazier with a shaped aperture is reticulated around the sides with mullions separated by twist-robe appliqué. It is covered... [Lire la suite]

03 juin 2018

A very rare Guan lobed tripod censer, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 2902. A very rare Guan lobed tripod censer, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 4 ½ in. (11.4 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 2,200,000 - HKD 2,800,000. Price realised HKD 4,660,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The bulbous body is potted with three lobes and a raised band on the shoulder, supported on three cabriole feet, rising to a slightly lipped rim, the handles now missing. It is covered overall with a thick, crackled glaze of greyish-green tone, thinning to a purplish colour at... [Lire la suite]
03 juin 2018

A rare silvery bronze kundika and cover, Sui-Early Tang dynasty, 7th century

Lot 2901. A rare silvery bronze kundika and cover, Sui-Early Tang dynasty, 7th century; 9 ½ in. (24.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 875,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The plain ovoid body raised on a flared shallow foot ring and surmounted by a tall, slender, slightly waisted neck rising to an everted mouth rim, the shoulder applied with an elephant head with raised trunk and open mouth masking a small aperture in the body, the cover cast in... [Lire la suite]
03 juin 2018

A rare gilt-lacquered bronze seated figure of Guanyin, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368)

Lot 2860. A rare gilt-lacquered bronze seated figure of Guanyin, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368); 16 1/2 in. (42 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 700,000 - HKD 1,000,000. Price realised HKD 1,625,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The deity is modelled seated with the left leg pendent and the other in lilasana, the posture of relaxation, with right hand resting on top of the right knee and the left arm is supported by a curved three-legged arm rest that continues around the back. Adorned with elaborate... [Lire la suite]
03 juin 2018

A magnificent and extremely rare polychrome wood figure of Water Moon Guanyin, Liao-Jin dynasty (907-1234)

Lot 2858. A magnificent and extremely rare polychrome wood figure of Water Moon Guanyin, Liao-Jin dynasty (907-1234); 26 in. (66 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 15,000,000 - HKD 20,000,000. Price realised HKD 30,100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The bodhisattva is shown seated in rajalilasana, the ‘posture of royal ease’, wearing a shawl draped over the shoulders and lopped over the arms, and a scarf tied around the torso, the dhoti tied above the waist... [Lire la suite]
03 juin 2018

Exhibition at LACMA explores the chiaroscuro woodcut in Renaissance Italy

Ugo da Carpi after Francesco Parmigianino, Diogenes, c. 1527, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Philippa Calnan in memory of her mother Matilda Loeser Calnan, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy, the first major exhibition on the subject in the United States. Organized by LACMA in association with the National Gallery of Art, Washington, this groundbreaking show brings together some 100 rare and... [Lire la suite]
03 juin 2018

Sotheby's sale headlined by a rare Symbolist work on paper by avant-garde master Kazimir Malevich

LONDON.- On 5 June, Sotheby’s will bring to the market works by celebrated Russian artists and craftsmen from Malevich to Fabergé in the Russian Pictures and Russian Works of Art, Fabergé & Icons Sales taking place in London. With consignments drawn from prestigious collections from around the world, the sales will offer a unique opportunity to purchase works by some of the most pre-eminent creators of Russian art.  RUSSIAN PICTURES  Lot 64. Kazimir Severinovich Malevich (1879-1935), The... [Lire la suite]
03 juin 2018

World's largest freshwater pearl goes for 320,000 euros

Lot 1778. The Sleeping Lion Pearl. A natural baroque-shaped freshwater pearl, China, Qianglong Emperor's reign, most likely between 1700 and 1760, weighing 2373 grains. Pearl: approx. 70x43x39 mm., case: 74x54x47 mm. Estimate 340,000-540,000 €. Sold for 320,000 € to a Japanese trader. Courtesy Venduehuis  THE HAGUE (AFP).- The world's largest known freshwater pearl, which once belonged to Catherine the Great, was sold Thursday in the Netherlands for 320,000 euros ($374,000), auction... [Lire la suite]
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