10 mars 2019

A tixi lacquer cup stand, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty

Lot 1645. A tixi lacquer cup stand, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty; 6 3/8 in.(16.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The hollow, rounded cup holder is deeply carved on the exterior through layers of red and black lacquer with a band of large ruyi scrolls, repeated on both sides of the dish-like flange and again on the splayed foot, and the interior lacquered black, Japanese wood box.  Provenance: Private Collection, Japan.Bukchon Art Museum, Seoul,... [Lire la suite]
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10 mars 2019

A mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer square dish, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 1644. A mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer square dish, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 7 in. (17.8 cm.) square. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The dish has chamfered corners and is finely inlaid with mother-of-pearl in the recessed center with a scene of two horses behind a willow tree and rocky outcrop walking toward two attendants. The cavetto is decorated with continuous lotus scroll, and the reverse is lacquered black, silk pouch, Japanese lacquered... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2019

A rare black lacquer bracket-lobed dish, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 1643. A rare black lacquer bracket-lobed dish, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The elegant dish raised on a shallow foot ring is formed by eight petal-shaped bracket lobes encircling the slightly sunken center and is covered overall with an attractive brownish-black lacquer, Japanese wood box.  Provenance: The Lee Family Collection.Important Chinese Lacquer from the Lee Family Collection, Part II;... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2019

Georgia Museum of Art examines love in the Renaissance

Giovanni of Ser Giovanni, called Lo Scheggia, fragment with imprisoned woman (possibly from the Story of Lisabetta da Messina in the Decameron by Boccaccio), ca. 1440–50. Tempera on wood panel, 18 1/8 x 11 x 1 9/16 inches. Museo Stibbert, Firenze, 306. ATHENS, GA.- Marriage chests from Renaissance Italy are on display at the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia from March 9 through May 26, 2019. The exhibition (“Life, Love and Marriage Chests in Renaissance Italy”) is organized by Contemporanea... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2019

A rare engraved gilt-bronze stem cup, Late Tang dynasty (618-906)

Lot 133. A rare engraved gilt-bronze stem cup, Late Tang dynasty (618-906). Width 4 3/4  in., 12 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the cup of elliptical octafoil form, embossed on either side with semicircles and raised on a splayed quatrefoil base formed by four lotus petals with extravagantly everted edges forming the foot, the interior centered with a single lappet in relief and engraved with fish and mythical beasts amidst dense over lapping waves, with... [Lire la suite]
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10 mars 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of a seated bodhisattva, Sui-Tang dynasty (581-906)

Lot 129. A gilt-bronze figure of a seated bodhisattva, Sui-Tang dynasty (581-906). Height 6 in., 15 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deity seated with a single leg crossed over a pendent leg, one hand raised up, the other resting on the knee, the dhoti and shawl draped over the shoulder and falling in natural folds around the contours of the body, adorned with an elaborate necklace and jeweled earrings, the face bearing a contemplative expression, the... [Lire la suite]

10 mars 2019

A rare gilt-bronze figure of a lion, Tang dynasty (618-906)

Lot 119. A rare gilt-bronze figure of a lion, Tang dynasty  (618-906). Height 3 1/8  in., 8 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot Sold 68,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. stately modeled seated on its haunches, the powerful forelegs firmly planted, the head detailed with fierce protruding rounded eyes, thick brows, agape mouth revealing teeth and sharp fangs, and leaf-shaped ears swept to the back, long mane falling into luxurious spiraling curls, the long... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2019

An exceptional hardstone and glass-inlaid gilt-bronze belt hook, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 114. An exceptional hardstone and glass-inlaid gilt-bronze belt hook, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). Length 4 1/4  in., 10.7 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. cast in the form of a powerful mythical animal mask resembling a tiger, detailed with feline features, its almond-shaped eyes inlaid with glass, its forehead inset with a circular hardstone, a tapering hook rising from the top of its head terminating in a... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2019

An exceedingly rare gilt and silvered glass-inlaid bird-form fitting, Eastern Zhou - Han dynasty

Lot 107. An exceedingly rare gilt and silvered glass-inlaid bird-form fitting, Eastern Zhou - Han dynasty (770 BC-220 AD). Height 4 3/8  in., 11 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot Sold 68,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. elaborately cast in the form of a mythical bird depicted frontally, with its head modeled in high relief, detailed with black glass-inlaid eyes and a short pointed beak, its wings outstretched accentuated with silver... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2019

Kunstskammer Georg Laue at TEFAF Maastricht

Cabinet of curiosities arranged by Georg Laue according to historical record, 16th-17th centuries. Mixed media, 62 x 78 cm (24.4 x 30.7 in.). Kunstskammer Georg Laue at TEFAF Maastricht, Stand 243, March 16-24, 2019. Court Nautilus Cup from Knutstorp Castle. Swedish silver mount, circa 1670. Etched nautilus shell, fire-gilt silver, Height 32 cm (12.6 in.). Kunstskammer Georg Laue at TEFAF Maastricht, Stand 243, March 16-24, 2019. Provenance: Knutstorp Castle, Countess Ebba WachtmeisterLiterature:Albin Roosval, Svenska slott och... [Lire la suite]