29 juillet 2018

Three copper-red glazed dishes, Qianlong seal marks and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 676. Three copper-red glazed dishes, Qianlong seal marks and of the period (1736-1795). Diameters 8 1/8  in., 20.6 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 27,500 USD. Photo Sotheby’s. all with rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, covered overall with a dark brownish-red glaze thinning to white at the rim, seal marks in underglaze blue (3) Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 16 sept. 2014  

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]