14 mars 2019

Christie's sale in Milan to offer the best of 20th century Italian art

MILAN.- Dedicated to offering the best of 20th century Italian art, Christie’s annual auction in Milan, now part of the Thinking Italian series aligned with the global Post-War and Contemporary sales, will take place on 3 and 4 of April. Highlighted by Lucio Fontana’s intense pink-red Concetto Spaziale, Attesa (estimate: €800,000 – 1,200,000), the sale features historical works by major icons such as Gino Severini, Alberto Boccioni, Alberto Burri, Enrico Castellani and Piero Manzoni, through to a group of contemporary... [Lire la suite]

14 mars 2019

A 'Yaozhou' brown black-glazed lobed ewer, Late Tang dynasty (618-906)

Lot 617. A 'Yaozhou' brown black-glazed lobed ewer, Late Tang dynasty (618-906); 9 1/4in (23.5cm) high. Estimate US$ 4,000 - 6,000 (€ 3,500 - 5,300). Sold for US$ 11,950 (€ 10,529) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2019 The lobed, ovoid body rising from a neatly cut splayed foot, surmounted by a flaring neck set between a short tapering upright spout and a pinched double strap handle, the thick black glaze thinning at the edges and wiped clean at the base revealing the fine and dense buff stoneware body. ... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2019

A Jizhou 'papercut' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 600. A Jizhou 'papercut' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 5in (12.7cm) diam. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 4,400 - 6,200). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2019 Potted with rounded sides, the interior resist-decorated with scattered papercut prunus blossoms patterns against streaky beige glaze, the brown glaze on the exterior stopping midway to expose the brown-washed buff-colored body. Provenance: Ruth and Richard Dickes Acquired in New York City, 7 December 2000. ... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2019

A Qingbai faceted covered ewer, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 605. A Qingbai faceted covered ewer, Song dynasty (960-1279);  9in (23cm) high. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 4,400 - 6,200). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2019 Of globular form, the body potted with eight facets, each with a recessed, slightly indented panel, set with a curved spout and opposing loop handle, the gently tapering octagonal neck fitted over with a conforming cover surmounted by a flori-form finial, all supported on a short conforming foot ring, applied overall with a green-tinged glaze... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2019

A 'Yaozhou' brown parcel-glazed stoneware dish, Tang dynasty (618-906)

Lot 606. A 'Yaozhou' brown parcel-glazed stoneware dish, Tang dynasty (618-906); 6 1/4in (15.8cm) diam. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 4,400 - 6,200). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2019 Potted with gently flaring sides rising to an everted rim, supported on a knife-cut foot ring, the edges decorated with glaze to form a six-pointed star in reserve over a gray slip, centered with a floret on the interior, and leaving a hexagon with curved sides on the exterior, to reveal the grayish buff-colored body. ... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2019

A Qingbai lobed ewer and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 610. A Qingbai lobed ewer and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279); 9 1/2in (24.1 cm) high. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 4,400 - 6,200). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2019 The melon-shaped body potted with ten lobes interrupted by incised horizontal lines just below the shoulder, set to one side with a gently curved upright spout opposite an arched strap handle fitted with a loop and attached to side of the trumpet neck, the dish-form cover with bud-shaped finial and loop on the side, covered overall with a... [Lire la suite]

14 mars 2019

A pair of Longquan celadon-glazed mallet vases, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 621. A pair of Longquan celadon-glazed mallet vases, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644); 5 1/4in (13.3cm) high. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 4,400 - 6,200). Unsold.  © Bonhams 2001-2019 Each of cylindrical body surmounted by a columnar neck with a broad flat rim, flanked by angular loop handles suspending stationary rings, the surfaces covered with a gray-green glaze stopping short of the orange-burnt foot. Bonhams. Chinese Works of Art, New York, 18 March 2019
14 mars 2019

A Qingbai ewer, cover and warmer, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 602. A Qingbai ewer, cover and warmer, Song dynasty (960-1279); 9 1/2in (24.1cm) high overall. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 8,000 (€ 5,300 - 7,100). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2019 The ewer potted with a deep bowl-shaped body and canted shoulder leading to a cylindrical neck, the shoulder incised with a dense pattern of blossoms and leaves, and set with an arched strap handle opposite a slender curved spout, the tubular cover surmounted by a mythical beast, the sides of the deep bowl-shaped warmer incised with... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2019

A 'Henan' black-glazed and russet-painted bottle vase, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 604. A 'Henan' black-glazed and russet-painted bottle vase, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); 12 in (30.5cm) high. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 8,000 (€ 5,300 - 7,100). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2019 The ovoid body surmounted by a trumpet neck, with horizontal ribs visible under the lustrous brown-black glaze, freely painted in russet with an elegant flowering orchid, the glaze stopping at the foot revealing the buff-colored unglazed foot and foot ring.  Provenance: Ruth and Richard DickesAcquired in New... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2019

A Junyao tripod censer, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 608. A Junyao tripod censer, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 3 3/4in (8.5cm) high. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 8,000 (€ 5,300 - 7,100). Sold for US$ 10,700 (€ 9,428) inc. premium.  © Bonhams 2001-2019 Potted with a compressed globular body surmounted by a tubular neck rising to a canted flat lip with raised edge, all supported on three short cabriole legs, covered overall in a thick, streaked sky-blue glaze, thinning at the rims to a pale mushroom tone, part of the interior and feet unglazed revealing the gray body... [Lire la suite]