02 mars 2019

A green-glazed red pottery figure of a dog, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 1219. A green-glazed red pottery figure of a dog, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 12 ½ in. (31.8 cm.) long. Estimate: USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Shown standing foursquare with the head raised and the mouth open in a warning bark, wearing a cowrie shell-decorated collar and harness, the dark green glaze with extensive, silvery-gold iridescence. Provenance: Donald J. Wineman, New York, 1987.The Irving Collection, no. 785. Christie's. Lacquer, Jade, Bronze, Ink: The... [Lire la suite]

02 mars 2019

A painted pottery two-handled jar, Neolithic period, Majiayao culture, Banshan type, 3rd millenium BC

Lot 1218. A painted pottery two-handled jar, Neolithic period, Majiayao culture, Banshan type, 3rd millenium BC; 15 ½ in. (39.4 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The compressed globular jar with two loop handles and cylindrical neck, the body and neck painted in red and black with bold spirals. Provenance: Galaxie Art & Gift Company, Hong Kong, 1988.The Irving Collection, no. 796. Christie's. Lacquer, Jade, Bronze, Ink: The Irving Collection Day... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2019

A large black tixi lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1122. A large black tixi lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 10 7/8 in. (27.6 cm.) diam. Estimate: USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The cover carved through layers of red and black lacquer with a central star-like motif surrounded by pommel scroll, the sides carved en suite. Provenance: Klaus F. Naumann, Tokyo, 1992.The Irving Collection, no. 3808. Christie's. Lacquer, Jade, Bronze, Ink: The Irving Collection Day Sale, New York, 21 March 2019
02 mars 2019

A red and black tixi lacquer bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) 

Lot 1121. A red and black tixi lacquer bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) diam. Estimate: USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The sides carved through layers of red and black lacquer with two bands of ruyi-head pommels above a band of xiangcao scroll, the interior and base inset with silver liners. Provenance: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York, 1989.The Irving Collection, no. 2843. Christie's. Lacquer, Jade, Bronze, Ink: The Irving Collection... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2019

A rare small ge-type five-lobed bottle vase, Yongzheng six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 826. A rare small ge-type five-lobed bottle vase, Yongzheng six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735); 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The body potted with five facets separated by indented corners between the neck and the foot ring, and the vase covered all over in a silky greyish-white glaze suffused with a wide network of dark grey crackle. Provenance: Alice Boney, New York, 1982.The Irving... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2019

An Yixing prunus tree trunk-form teapot and cover, Wang Yinxian (China, 1943-2018)

Lot 825. An Yixing prunus tree trunk-form teapot and cover, Wang Yinxian (China, 1943-2018); 5 ¾ in. (14.6 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Modeled as the gnarled trunk of a prunus tree, with a blossoming branch-form handle, and other small, blossoming branches on the sides, with one seal, Yinxian, beneath the handle, the base and the bottom of the interior each with a square seal, Wang Yinxian zhi(Made by Wang Yinxian), the interior of the... [Lire la suite]

02 mars 2019

A finely carved spinach-green jade brush pot, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 822. A finely carved spinach-green jade brush pot, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 6 ¾ in. (17.1 cm.) diam. Estimate: US$200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 591,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Intricately carved around the sides with a continuous mountainous landscape, the rocks and trees framing various vignettes, including a scholar accompanied by an attendant carrying a peach branch standing at the base of stairs leading up to a pavilion on a terrace above; a scholar and an attendant... [Lire la suite]
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02 mars 2019

A spinach-green jade circular table screen and a cloisonné enamel stand, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 821. A spinach-green jade circular table screen and a cloisonné enamel stand, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 10 ¼ in. diam., 16 ½ in. high including the cloisonné enamel stand. Estimate: US$100,000 - US$150,000. Price realised USD 519,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Each side well carved with a scene of a deer and a pavilion in a mountainous setting of rockface and trees, the stone of rich spinach-green color. Provenance: The Irving Collection, no. 331, prior... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2019

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden opens three new exhibitions to celebrate the Bauhaus anniversary year

  DRESDEN.- In the Bauhaus anniversary year, three exhibitions pursue historic and contemporary questions on the theme of space, display, and constructivist art. The exhibition "Visionary Spaces: Kandinsky, Mondrian, Lissitzky and the Abstract-Constructivist Avant-Garde in Dresden 1919–1932” brings together master works from international museums. In the center of the show are spatial designs by Piet Mondrian and El Lissitzky, which were created for Dresden in 1926. This is also the starting point for new works by... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2019

A circular Blue and white 'hundred boys' box and cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 760. A circular Blue and white 'hundred boys' box and cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 8 7/8 in., 22.7 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 66,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the domed cover painted in vibrant tones of underglaze-blue with an elderly man seated in front of a decorative screen raising a aloft an open book as if about to read to a group of small boys, while other boys scamper about the fenced garden pavilion flying a kite, acting or playing... [Lire la suite]