19 avril 2019

A pair of blue and white bottle vases, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 70. A pair of blue and white bottle vases, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 10 ½ in. (26.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 21,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. With peony mark on the bases, the slender necks above 'antiques' and tasseled lanterns. Christie's. The Tibor Collection: A Noble Eye for Chinese Export, New York, 10 April 2019

19 avril 2019

Two very similar blue and white beaker vases, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 69. Two very similar blue and white beaker vases, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 18 in. (45.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD10,000 - GBP 15,000. Price realised USD 21,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Each painted in shades of inky blue with ogival cartouches of court figures by fences or terraces, all on a trellis ground. Provenance: Acquired in the 1960s. Literature: William R. Sargent, Chinese Porcelain in the Conde Collection, Madrid, 2014, p. 282, no. 115. ... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2019

A Qajar cobalt blue and white calligraphic pottery tile, Persia, circa 1900

Lot 251. A Qajar cobalt blue and white calligraphic pottery tile, Persia, circa 1900; 24 by 24cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 1,625 GBP (1,884 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. decorated with inscription painted in blue relief glaze, mounted, old auction labels to reverse. Provenance: Ex-collection Sir Howard Hodgkin (1932-2017).Drouot, Paris, 15 June 1948, lot 34 (as indicated by old auction label to reverse). inscriptions: al-faqir ‘abd al-husayn ibn …. Haji ja’far... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2019

A calligraphic pottery tile with abjad date, Syria, circa 18th century

Lot 233. A calligraphic pottery tile with abjad date, Syria, circa 18th century; frame: 42.6 by 42.6cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. the calligraphy and outlines in black with dark blue bands and details on a white ground under a transparent glaze, set in an old wooden frame, with handwritten collector's note to reverse and printed '44' label. Provenance: Ex-private collection, Germany, Prof. Karabauer. inscriptions: 'Drink here what is healing'A foundation... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2019

A large Iznik calligraphic pottery tile, Turkey, second half 16th century

Lot 228. A large Iznik calligraphic pottery tile, Turkey, second half 16th century; 26.5 by 27.4cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. fritware decorated in underglaze blue, turquoise and relief red, outlined in black, with details of a large calligraphic inscription. inscriptions: … sahib-kiran'… Lord of the Auspicious conjunction'. Note: A large tile panel with similar script, in which the red bole is featured within some of the letters, is in the Ömer Koç collection (Bilgi 2015, pp.196-7,... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2019

A large Iznik calligraphic pottery tile, Turkey, second half 16th century

Lot 227. A large Iznik calligraphic pottery tile, Turkey, second half 16th century; 28.7 by 26cm. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. fritware decorated in underglaze blue, turquoise and relief red, outlined in black, with details of a large calligraphic inscription, between two bands, corner restored. inscriptions: … oldi … '... became …' Sotheby's.  Arts of the Islamic World including Fine Rugs and Carpet, London, 01 May 2019, 10:30 AM
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19 avril 2019

Chinese Works of Art from a Princely Collection at Christie's London, 14 May 2019

Lot 75. A turquoise-inlaid bronze hilt, Ge, Late Shang Dynasty (1600-1027 BC); 6 in. (15.1 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 13,050 - USD 19,575). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The hilt is cast in the form of a coiled dragon with a tail in the form of a bird with a hooked beak, and the body is inlaid on both sides with turquoise. Provenance: Collection of Louis Bataille, Paris, acquired prior to 1960.Christie's Paris, 26 November 2002, lot. 199.Property from a... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2019

Caravaggio's ornamental shield depicting the severed head of Medusa loaned for exhibition in Munich

Michelangelo Merisi, called Caravaggio (1571 - 1610), Medusa, called Medusa Murtola, 1597. Canvas on panel, diameter 44.68 cm. Private collection. MUNICH.- Last week—quite literally at the eleventh hour—the Bavarian State Painting Collections received news that the Italian Ministry of the Interior and the authorities for cultural-heritage protection in Milan and Rome have granted permission for Caravaggio’s world-famous ornamental shield depicting the severed head of Medusa to leave the country and feature as... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2019

Masterpieces of Japanese art donated to The Met, Freer│Sackler, and Portland Art Museum

Yosa Buson (Japanese, 1716–1783), Thatched Retreat on Cold Mountain (detail), early to mid-1770s, hanging scroll, ink and color on silk. Courtesy of Mary and Cheney Cowles, L2017.67.39. Courtesy of Portland Art Museum. NEW YORK, NY.- The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Freer|Sackler, and the Portland Art Museum announced jointly today that the three institutions are to receive superlative works of Japanese painting, calligraphy, and ceramics from Seattle-based collectors Mary and Cheney Cowles.... [Lire la suite]