29 juillet 2018

A peachbloom-glazed brush washer (Tangluoxi), Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 154. A peachbloom-glazed brush washer (Tangluoxi), Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 4 7/8  in., 12.3 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 40,000 USD. Lot sold 87,500 USD. Photo Sotheby’s. well potted with low rounded sides incurved at the mouth and supported on a low straight foot, the exterior covered with a characteristically mottled copper-red glaze around the rim transmuting to a strikingly bright speckled green emulating an unripe peach and back to a dusky red around the base, the... [Lire la suite]

29 juillet 2018

A peachbloom-glazed seal paste box and cover (Yinse He), Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 155. A peachbloom-glazed seal paste box and cover (Yinse He), Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 2 3/4  in., 7.2 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot sold 293,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of entirely plain compressed circular form, the domed cover of crushed raspberry red shading to a light mushroom color terminating in a bright mottled green around the sides and on the upper part of the box with a further hint of characteristic ‘unripe peach’ green, transmuting to a deep... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2018

The Master of the Female Half-lengths, A lady writing at a desk

Lot 1. The Master of the Female Half-Lengths (Active in Antwept during the first half of the 16th century), A lady writing at a desk, oil on panel, 38.5 by 25.1 cm.; 15 1/8  by 9 7/8  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 GBP. Lot sold 218,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: In the collection of the present owner's family for at least two hundred years. Note: The engaging subject is entirely typical of this unknown master, who seems to have specialised in small-scale panels... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2018

The Master of the Female Half-lengths (Active in Antwept during the first half of the 16th century), The Magdalen

Lot 116. The Master of the Female Half-lengths (Active in Antwept during the first half of the 16th century), The Magdalen, oil on panel, 15 3/4 by 10 1/2 in.; 40.3 by 26.7 cm. Estimate 180,000 — 220,000 USD. Lot sold 218,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Baron Alphonse de Rothschild (1827 - 1905), Paris; Baron Edouard de Rothschild (1868 - 1949), Paris; Confiscated by the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg, Paris (inventory R96);Hermann Göring (acquired February 8, 1941 as Quintin... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2018

A fine yellow-ground famille-rose bowl, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 171. A fine yellow-ground famille-rose bowl, Seal mark and period of Daoguang  (1821-1850). Diameter 6 in., 15.2 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 425,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, brightly enameled around the exterior with a frieze of exotic flowers including day lily and chrysanthemum, all reserved on a bright rich yellow ground, the interior with five iron-red bats (wufu) in... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2018

Jacob Gerritsz. Cuyp, A vanitas still life with an angel blowing bubbles

Lot 277. Jacob Gerritsz. Cuyp (Dordrecht 1594 - 1652 (?), A vanitas still life with an angel blowing bubbles, inscribed on the tablet: Bereyt u selven/ want ghy sult/ sterven/ Eert te laet is ("Prepare yourself, for you shall die- before it is too late"), oil on canvas, 40 3/8 by 70 in.; 102.5 by 178 cm. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 USD. Lot sold 374,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's Provenance: Private collection, Austria. Note: This unique painting, only recently recognised as a work by Jacob... [Lire la suite]
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29 juillet 2018

A fine and extremely rare celadon-glazed ‘Longevity and Blessings’ rectangular vase (Fanghu), Qianlong seal mark and period

Lot 158. A fine and extremely rare celadon-glazed ‘Longevity and Blessings’ rectangular vase (Fanghu), Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 13 3/4  in., 34.9 cm. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,600,000 USD. Lot sold 1,445,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the pear-shaped vase of rectangular section supported on a tall straight foot of conforming shape, the body molded with peach-shaped panels on either side, tapering to a waisted quatrelobed neck applied with two square section lug... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2018

A superb and rare finely carved celadon-glazed moon flask, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 157. A superb and rare finely carved celadon-glazed moon flask, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735). Height 11 1/2  in., 29.2 cm. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 USD. Lot sold 2,045,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's well potted with gently rounded sides, the flattened circular body rising from an unglazed footrim to a cylindrical neck flanked by a pair of scrolling ruyihandles, finely carved on each side with five luxuriant lotus blooms amid scrolling feathery leaves, the neck... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2018

A fine and rare celadon-glazed ‘Dragon’ vase, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 156. A fine and rare celadon-glazed ‘Dragon’ vase, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Height 7 3/4  in., 19.6 cm. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000. Price Realized 17,710,432 HKD (US$2,285,000). Photo Sotheby’s. the tapered body elegantly rising to a high-shoulder, surmounted by a tall cylindrical neck with gently flared rim, encircled at the base by three strings, the body finely carved with two sinuous dragons amongst crashing waves, covered overall in a smooth pale celadon green glaze, thinning to... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2018

Exhibition marks anniversary of the passing of Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele

Egon Schiele (1890–1918), Town among Greenery (The Old City III), 1917. Oil on canvas Neue Galerie New York, in memory of Otto and Marguerite Manley, given as a bequest from the Estate of Marguerite Manley. NEW YORK, NY.- The Neue Galerie New York is presenting “Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele: 1918 Centenary.” The exhibition marks the 100th anniversary of the passing of two of the greatest Austrian artists of the twentieth century.  Although born nearly thirty years apart, Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) and Egon... [Lire la suite]
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