11 mai 2019

A Longquan celadon-glazed bowl, Song Dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 22. A Longquan celadon-glazed bowl, Song Dynasty (960-1279); 12.7cm (5in) diam. Estimate £ 5,000 - 8,000 (€ 5,800 - 9,300). © Bonhams 2001-2019. Elegantly potted with deep rounded sides supported on a straight foot, the exterior moulded with vertical ribs, all under a lustrous sea-green glaze.  Provenance: a distinguished English private collection. Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, London, 16 May 2019

11 mai 2019

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Nu assis appuyé sur des coussins, 19 December 1964

Lot 32. Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Nu assis appuyé sur des coussins, dated and numbered ’19.12. 64. III’ (on the reverse) oil on canvas 21 ¼ x 28 ¾ in. (54 x 73 cm.) Painted on 19 December 1964. Estimate USD 2,500,000 - USD 3,500,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  Provenance: Estate of the artist (until at least 1980). Private Collection, Europe.Private Collection, United States.PaceWildenstein, New York. Acquired from the above by the present owner, 14 December 1999. Literature: C.... [Lire la suite]
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11 mai 2019

A Junyao-glazed bowl, Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 21. A Junyao-glazed bowl, Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368); 19.6cm (7 5/8in) diam. Estimate £ 2,500 - 3,500 (€ 2,900 - 4,100). © Bonhams 2001-2019. Well potted with rounded sides and a short straight foot, covered with a thick glaze of pale blue tone, thinning to an olive and greyish hue towards the extremities.  Provenance: a European private collection. Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, London, 16 May 2019
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11 mai 2019

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Claude à deux ans, 9 June 1949

Lot 20 A. Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Claude à deux ans, dated ‘9.6.49.’ (lower right); dated again and numbered '9.6.49. II' (on the reverse), oil on canvas, 51 1/8 x 38 in. (129.7 x 96.5 cm.) Painted on 9 June 1949. Estimate USD 12,000,000 - USD 18,000,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  Provenance: Estate of the artist.Marina Picasso, Paris (by descent from the above).Galerie Jan Krugier, Geneva (acquired from the above).The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, Las Vegas (by 1999).Gagosian Gallery, New York... [Lire la suite]
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11 mai 2019

"Royaumes oubliés. De l’empire hittite aux Araméens" au Musée du Louvre

Photo de fouille du site de Tell Halaf © Fondation Max Freiherr von Oppenheim / Rheinisch-Westfälisches Wirtschaftsarchiv, Cologne. Cette exposition exceptionnelle invite à redécouvrir les sites mythiques des civilisations oubliées des états néo-hittites et araméens. L’empire hittite, grande puissance rivale de l’Égypte antique, domina l’Anatolie et étendit son influence sur le Levant, jusqu’aux alentours de 1200 av. J.-C. Sa chute donna lieu à l’émergence de royaumes néo-hittites et araméens dans les territoires de la Turquie et... [Lire la suite]
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11 mai 2019

A Cizhou painted 'floral' vase, yuhuchunping, Jin Dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 14. A Cizhou painted 'floral' vase, yuhuchunping, Jin Dynasty (1115-1234); 29.5cm (11 5/8in) high. Estimate £ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 5,800 - 8,100). © Bonhams 2001-2019. The vase well potted with a pear-shaped body and waisted neck, applied on the exterior with a cream-white slip and a transparent glaze picked out in dark iron-brown with two bands depicting stylised floral sprays separated by a double fillet around the centre and two triple-line borders at the neck, the glaze falling short above the base... [Lire la suite]

11 mai 2019

Balthus (1908-2001), Thérèse sur une banquette, 1939

Lot 8 A. Balthus (1908-2001), Thérèse sur une banquette, signed and dated 'Balthus 1939' (lower left), oil on board, 28 5/8 x 36 ¼ in. (72.7 x 91.9 cm.) Painted in 1939. Estimate USD 12,000,000 - USD 18,000,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  Provenance: Frank Perls, Beverly Hills (acquired from the artist, 1962). Acquired from the above by the late owners, April 1962. Literature: J. Leymarie, Balthus, New York, 1982, p. 130 (illustrated; titled Thérèse Lying on a... [Lire la suite]
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11 mai 2019

A Junyao lavender-glazed saucer-dish, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 21. A Junyao lavender-glazed saucer-dish, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127); 16.2cm (6 2/8in) diam. Estimate £ 2,500 - 3,500 (€ 2,900 - 4,100). © Bonhams 2001-2019. Potted with shallow rounded sides supported on a short foot, covered overall with a lavender-blue glaze, thinning to a buff tone at the rim and stopping short of the foot to reveal the brown body.  Provenance: Roger Keverne Ltd., Winter Exhibition 2001, London, no.43A distinguished English private collection. Bonhams.... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2019

A pair of Junyao glazed dishes, 12th-13th century

Lot 20. A pair of Junyao glazed dishes, 12th-13th century. Each 17cm (6 3/4in) diam. Estimate £ 3,000 - 5,000 (€ 3,500 - 5,800). © Bonhams 2001-2019. Each elegantly potted with shallow sides supported on a carefully-cut foot, applied overall with a greyish-blue glaze thinning to a mushroom tone at the rim.  Provenance: Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London, purchased on 3 January 1957A distinguished English private collection and thence by descent. Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, London, 16 May 2019
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11 mai 2019

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) La Seine à Argenteuil, 1888

Lot 27 A. Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) La Seine à Argenteuil, signed and dated 'Renoir 88' (lower left) oil on canvas 21 ½ x 25 ¾ in. (54 x 65 cm.) Painted in 1888. Estimate USD 3,000,000 - USD 5,000,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. Provenance: Galerie Durand-Ruel et Cie., Paris (acquired from the artist, 30 January 1892).Durand-Ruel Galleries, New York (acquired from the above, by March 1892).Sam Salz, New York (acquired from the above, 11 November 1943).Carroll Carstairs Gallery, New York. M.... [Lire la suite]
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