28 juillet 2018

A small crackle-glazed floriform washer, 18th-19th century

Lot  19. A small crackle-glazed floriform washer, 18th-19th century; 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm.) diam. Estimate : USD 4,000 - 6,000. Price Realised: USD 16,250.00 . © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The vessel is covered with a glaze of pale blue tone suffused with a network of black and brown crackle. Christie's. The Art of China: New York Summer Edition, 11-19 july 2018

28 juillet 2018

A small Qingbai jar and cover, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368)

Lot 12. A small Qingbai jar and cover, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368); 3 1/4 (8.3 cm.) in. high. Estimate : USD 1,000 - 1,500. Price Realised: USD 2750.00 . © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The lobed jar is covered with a glaze of pale bluish-green tone, stopping neatly above the foot, and the similarly glazed cover is molded as a six-petaled flower, Japanese wood box. Christie's. The Art of China: New York Summer Edition, 11-19 july 2018
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28 juillet 2018

A splash-glazed stoneware ewer, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 11. A splash-glazed stoneware ewer, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm.) high. Estimate : USD 1,500 - 2,400. Price Realised: USD 2500.00 . © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The ewer, of rounded ovoid form, has a short diagonal spout, a pair of loop handles, and a double-strap handle rising to just below the everted rim, and is covered inside and out with a glaze of black color decorated with phosphatic splashes of milky pale blue and buff tone, cloth box. Provenance: T.Y. King... [Lire la suite]
28 juillet 2018

Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibits a spectacular ornamented ancient Egyptian coffin

Gilded Coffin Lid for the Priest Nedjemankh (detail) Late Ptolemaic Period (150–50 B.C.) Cartonnage, gold, silver, resin, glass, wood The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, 2017 Benefit Fund; Lila Acheson Wallace Gift; Louis V. Bell, Harris Brisbane Dick, Fletcher, and Rogers Funds and Joseph Pulitzer Bequest; Leona Sobel Education and The Camille M. Lownds Funds; and 2016 Benefit Fund, 2017 (2017.255b). Image: © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. NEW YORK, NY.- A highly ornamented ancient Egyptian coffin from the... [Lire la suite]
27 juillet 2018

Isaak Soreau, A still life with strawberries in a Wan-li porcelain bowl, a bunch of grapes, a glass vase with columbines...

Lot 147. Isaak Soreau (Frankfurt-Am-Main 1604 - in or after 1645), A still life with strawberries in a Wan-li porcelain bowl, a bunch of grapes, a glass vase with columbines and eglantine, a silver spoon, an inlaid knife and a half peach with a fly and dragon fly on a wooden table top, oil on panel, 11 by 15 3/8 in.; 27.9 by 39.1 cm. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 USD. Lot sold 302,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   Provenance: Anonymous Sale, Clermont-Ferrand, France, Claude Aguttes &... [Lire la suite]
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27 juillet 2018

Jacob van Hulsdonck, A still life with a vase of carnations and a basket of peaches, plums, black and white grapes, and cherries

Lot 176. Jacob van Hulsdonck (Antwerp 1582 – 1647), A still life with a vase of carnations and a basket of peaches, plums, black and white grapes, and cherries on a wooden table top, with a maybug, a red admiral butterfly and a bluebottle, signed lower left IVHVLSDONCK.FE. (IVH in compendium), oil on panel, 19 1/4 by 25 5/8 in.; 49 by 65 cm. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 USD. Lot sold 722,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.  Provenance: Anonymous sale, New York,... [Lire la suite]
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27 juillet 2018

Laurens Craen, Still life with a lobster on a pewter plate, lemons, grapes, apricots, oysters and a gold-mounted blue and white

Lot 73. Laurens Craen (The Hague (?) circa 1620 - 1670 Middelburg), Still life with a lobster on a pewter plate, lemons, grapes, apricots, oysters and a gold-mounted blue and white porcelain ewer, all on a wooden table top with a swallowtail butterfly, signed and dated lower left: Laurens Craen f. / 1653, oil on panel, 24 by 29 1/2 in.; 61 by 74.9 cm. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Lot sold 506,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Anonymous Sale, Paris, Millon... [Lire la suite]
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27 juillet 2018

Osias Beert the Elder, Still life of grapes and other fruits with a knife, Façon de Venise wineglasses and other objects...

Lot 152. Osias Beert the Elder (Antwerp (?) circa 1580 (?) - 1624), Still life of grapes and other fruits with a knife, Façon de Venise wineglasses and other objects on a draped table, oil on panel, 28 5/8 by 41 1/2 in.; 72.7 by 105.5 cm. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 USD. Lot sold 902,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 11 December 1987, lot 80;With Galerie de Jonckheere, Paris;From whom acquired by the present owner. ... [Lire la suite]
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27 juillet 2018

Luis Meléndez (Naples 1716 - 1780 Madrid), Still life with tomatoes, a bowl of aubergines and onions

Lot 197. Luis Meléndez (Naples 1716 - 1780 Madrid), Still life with tomatoes, a bowl of aubergines and onions, oil on canvas, 14 1/4 by 19 1/4 in.; 36.8 by 49 cm. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,000,000 USD. Lot sold 2,210,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Private collection, Spain;With Derek Johns, London, by 2004. Exhibited: Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado, Luis Meléndez, Bodegones, 17 February-16 May 2004, cat. no. 13;Dublin, National Gallery of Ireland, Luis Meléndez, Still Lifes,... [Lire la suite]
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27 juillet 2018

Emerald and Fancy Vivid Orangy Yellow Diamond Ring

Lot 1849. 8.04 and 7.98 carats Colombian Emerald and Fancy Vivid Orangy Yellow Diamond Ring. Estimate 4,000,000 — 5,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 4,880,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Set with two octagonal-shaped emeralds weighing 8.04 and 7.98 carats respectively, flanked on each side by a pear-shaped fancy vivid orangy yellow diamond weighing 0.51 and 0.49 carat respectively, mounted in 18 karat yellow gold. Ring size: 6½ Accompanied by two SSEF reports numbered 75960 and 75961, both dated 20 August... [Lire la suite]