03 mai 2019

A rare reverse-decorated powder-blue 'Gardenia' dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 35. A rare reverse-decorated powder-blue 'Gardenia' dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735); 33.3 cm, 13 1/8  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP (35,022 - 58,370 EUR). Lot sold 35,000 GBP (45,224 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the interior centred with a medallion enclosing a gnarled leafy gardenia spray, surrounded by four similar sprays around the cavetto and a corresponding continuous scroll on the exterior, all against a finely speckled cobalt-blue ground below... [Lire la suite]

03 mai 2019

A blue and white 'Lotus bouquet' saucer, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 34. A blue and white 'Lotus bouquet' saucer, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735); 13 cm. 5 1/4  in. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP (17,511 - 29,185 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the gently rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted rim, painted in rich cobalt-blue tones to the interior with a medallion enclosing a leafy lotus bouquet, encircled in the well by classic and lotus scroll bands, the exterior with a lotus scroll band between classic... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2019

A blue and white saucer, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 28. A blue and white saucer, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735); 16 cm, 6 3/8  in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP (3,502 - 5,837 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. painted to the interior in rich cobalt-blue tones with a medallion enclosing a maiden and a young boy watching a fish leap from a pond, the exterior with three fish leaping from a band of foaming waves, the base inscribed with a six-character mark in underglaze blue. Provenance: Antoine Lebel, Brussels (according to... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2019

A rare blue and white 'Dragon' zhadou, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521)

Lot 53. A rare blue and white 'Dragon' zhadou, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521); 15.5 cm, 6 in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP (35,022 - 58,370 EUR). Lot sold 37,500 GBP (48,454 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the compressed globular body rising from a short spreading foot to a broad flaring neck, painted around the exterior with two bands of scaly five-clawed dragons amidst scrolling leafy lotus, the interior of the neck similarly painted, all above a ruyi band at the foot, the... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2019

Christie's Classic Week totals $79.5 million, Old Masters sales set 5 new world auction records

Jan Sanders van Hemessen (Hemessen c. 1504-1556 Antwerp), Double portrait of a husband and wife, half-length, seated at a table, playing tables. Oil on panel, 43 ¾ x 50 3/8 in. Estimate: $4,000,000 - $6,000,000. Price realized: $10,036,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. NEW YORK, NY.- The top lot Classic Week was Jan Sander van Hemessen’s ‘Double portrait of a husband and wife, half-length, seated at a table, playing tables’, which sold for $10,036,000, earning a new world auction record for the artist and a new record for an... [Lire la suite]