10 janvier 2019

The Walter and Phyllis Shorenstein Collection of Chinese Art at Christie's New York, 24 March 2011

The Chinese works of art in the collection of Walter and Phyllis Shorenstein are spectacular in their beauty, technical excellence and historical importance. Following the recent and immense success of Treasures From the Shorenstein Collection, including important glass, imperial porcelain and fine jades sold in our Hong Kong rooms, Christie's New York is pleased to offer ancient bronzes, early ceramics and sculpture, jade carvings, and the very rare and important 12th century Yunnanese gilt-bronze figure of Acouye Guanyin (lot 1294)... [Lire la suite]

10 janvier 2019

Galerie Cybele at BRAFA 2019, Stand 19d

Agricultural implements for Shabtis, Egypt, 19th Dynasty, Reign of Sethi I, 1290-1279 BC. Faience, two water pots carried on a yoke, a seed basket, hoes. © Galerie Cybele at BRAFA 2019, Stand 19d. Provenance: given by Belzoni to Lord Belmore one year after the discovery of the tomb of Sethy I, 1817, Charles Bouché Collection; Sotheby's London, 4 December 1972, lot n° 105 Literature: H. Loffet, ‘Collection Emmacha, antiquités Egyptiennes, Tome 1: Les shabtys et ouchebtys’, Paris, 2013, pp. 229-131, n° 73- ... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2019

A rare silver-gilt flower-form tazza, Liao-Song dynasty, 10th-12th century

Lot 1275. A rare silver-gilt flower-form tazza, Liao-Song dynasty, 10th-12th century; 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) across. Estimate $15,000 - USD 20,000. Price Realized $32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The pentafoil dish raised on a spreading pedestal foot, the interior engraved with a scene of two men playing weiqi while a third observes in a garden setting surrounded by foliate scroll reserved on a ring-punched ground within a border of geometric key fret, below birds reserved on a... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2019

A small parcel-gilt silver circular box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1274. A small parcel-gilt silver circular box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907); 1¼ in. (3.3 cm.) diam. Estimate $25,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized $30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Finely cast on the cover and box with a central six-petaled flower head surrounded by six petals rising from the outer edge and chased with demi-florets reserved on a fine ring-punched ground, with traces of gilding, box. Provenance: Spink & Son, London, c. 1980.  Christie's. Fine... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2019

Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at TEFAF Maastricht 2019

Safavid Blue and White Bowl, Iran, 17th century. Underglaze painted pottery. Diameter 21.5 cm (8.5 in.). © Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at TEFAF Maastricht 2019, stand 239.  Ivory Plaque (The Triumph of Divine Over Profane Love), Ceylon (present-day Sri Lanka), Early 17th century. Carved ivory, 19.5 x 13 x 4 cm (7.7 x 5.1 x 1.6 in.). © Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at TEFAF Maastricht 2019, stand 239.  Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at TEFAF Maastricht 2019, March 16-24 2019, stand 239. 69 Kensington Church Street London W8... [Lire la suite]
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10 janvier 2019

Epoque Fine Jewels at TEFAF Maastricht 2019, stand 186

René Lalique (Aÿ, 1860 - Paris, 1945), Art Nouveau 'pansy' bracelet, Paris, circa 1901-02. Gold, sapphire, enamel, pearl and glass, 18 x 3.5 cm (7 x 1.4 in.). Signed 'LALIQUE'. © Epoque Fine Jewels at TEFAF 2019, stand 186. Cartier, 'Collier de chien', Paris, circa 1910. Platinum and diamond, 30.5 x 3.5 cm (12 x 1.4 in.) Signed 'CARTIER PARIS LONDRES NEW YORK'. © Epoque Fine Jewels at TEFAF 2019, stand 186. This collier is illustrating the perfection of the Garland style.  Epoque Fine Jewels was founded in 1958 by Nicole... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2019

A Cizhou ivory-glazed carved pottery pillow, Song dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 1320. A Cizhou ivory-glazed carved pottery pillow, Song dynasty, 11th-12th century; 10¼ in. (26 cm.) long. Estimate $6,000 - USD 8,000. Price Realized $43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The slightly dished, canted top carved through the white slip with a large peony blossom borne on a leafy stem that surrounds the flower, reserved on a punched ground, covered overall with a glaze of ivory tone that falls to the foot. Provenance: Acquired by Walter Hochstadter prior to 1997 and... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2019

A Chinese Cizhou 'sgraffiato' black-glazed bottle vase, yuhuchun ping, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 471. A Chinese Cizhou 'sgraffiato' black-glazed bottle vase, yuhuchun ping, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); height 11 1/2 in.; 29.2 cm. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body supported on a spreading foot and rising to a waisted neck and flared rim, covered overall in white slip overlaid with a black-coffee-colored glaze, the central band around the body with the glaze cut away to reveal reserve-decorated cartouches of floral sprays, the shoulder similarly carved with a band of... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2019

A Chinese Cizhou 'Zhang family' rectangular pillow, Song-Jin dynasty

Lot 470. A Chinese Cizhou 'Zhang family' rectangular pillow, Song-Jin dynasty; length 16 1/8 in.; 41 cm. Estimate $30,000 - $50,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rectangular top with a subtle concave surface supported on tapered sides, covered overall in an ivory-colored glaze, the top painted in sepia tones with a large shaped cartouche enclosing three sages approaching a hillside hut and grooms attending to horses nearby, abstract foliate patterns filling the corners beyond the cartouche's border, the sides... [Lire la suite]