24 juillet 2019

A large famille rose vase, fanghu, circa 1900

Lot 197. A large famille rose vase, fanghu, circa 1900; 43cm., 17in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 35,000 GBP. © Sotheby's of archaistic bronze form, the pear-shaped body rising from a gently spreading foot to a waisted neck, applied with two dragon handles, painted in bright enamels with blossoming peony to one side and bamboo to the other, the neck with landscape scenes.  The Julian Thompson Study Collection. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art,... [Lire la suite]

24 juillet 2019

Costume Institute's fall 2019 exhibition celebrates Sandy Schreier Collection gift

Evening Dress, Cristóbal Balenciaga (Spanish, 1895–1972) for House of Balenciaga (French, founded 1937), summer 1961; Promised gift of Sandy Schreier. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope / Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. NEW YORK, NY.- The Costume Institute's fall 2019 exhibition, In Pursuit of Fashion: The Sandy Schreier Collection, will feature promised gifts from Sandy Schreier, a pioneering collector who over the course of more than half a century assembled one of the finest private fashion collections in the... [Lire la suite]
23 juillet 2019

A rare copper-red-decorated and celadon-glazed 'Hundred rib' jar, guan, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 892. A rare copper-red-decorated and celadon-glazed 'Hundred rib' jar, guan, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 10 3/8 in. (26.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 100,000. Price realised USD 149,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The jar is well potted and relief-decorated around the sides with a band of 'one hundred' ribs glazed in pale celadon below the rounded shoulder decorated with two copper-red dragons emerging from behind scrolling clouds delicately incised under the pale blue-tinged white glaze. The... [Lire la suite]
23 juillet 2019

A rare celadon-glazed carved saucer dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 890. A rare celadon-glazed carved saucer dish, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 6¼ in. (16 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The dish with rounded sides is decorated in the center with a shou character surrounded by four lingzhi-shaped clouds against a background of froth-capped waves encircled by a border of waves repeated on the exterior as a frieze, and is... [Lire la suite]
23 juillet 2019

A white jade plaque, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 9. A white jade plaque, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century; 5.5cm., 2 1/8 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 41,250 GBP. © Sotheby's. carved to the front face with a rectangular panel enclosing an attendant fanning a scholar in a terraced garden, the reverse with an inscription and apocryphal Zigang mark, all framed by a pair of confronted kuidragons, pierced at the top for suspension, the stone of an even white tone. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art,... [Lire la suite]
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23 juillet 2019

An Imperial greyish celadon jade seal, Qing dynasty, Guangxu period, Seal of Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908)

Lot 234. An Imperial greyish celadon jade seal, Qing dynasty, Guangxu period, Seal of Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908); 14.7 by 7cm., 5 7/8  by 2 ¾ in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 43,750 GBP. © Sotheby's. of rectangular form, surmounted by a pair of addorsed dragons, each powerfully carved with bulging eyes and nostrils flaring above curling whiskers and clenched mouths bearing sharp fangs, the two scaly bodies tightly intertwined and crouching on the haunches,... [Lire la suite]

23 juillet 2019

A pair of unusual peachbloom-decorated powder-blue-ground bottle vases, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 889. A pair of unusual peachbloom-decorated powder-blue-ground bottle vases, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 8¼ in. (20.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 Each vase is decorated with three leaf-shaped panels enclosing three mythical beasts, two sitting on their hind legs and facing one another and the third crouching, all with eyes picked out in underglaze blue, the base is unglazed.  Christie’s. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF... [Lire la suite]
23 juillet 2019

A copper-red-glazed dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 888. A copper-red-glazed dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 8¼ in. (20.9 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The dish has rounded sides that rise to a slightly everted rim, and is covered inside and out with a glaze of even, deep red color below the white rim.  Christie’s. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza
23 juillet 2019

Lü Shoukun (1919-1975), Solitary Vessel

Lot 248. Lü Shoukun (1919-1975), Solitary Vessel, ink and colour on paper, dated 1969, signed Lü Shoukun, with one seal of the artist, mounted and framed, 138 by 69cm., 54 3/8  by 27 1/8 in. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 GBP. Lot sold 32,500 GBP. © Sotheby's. Provenance: Christie’s London, 9th November 2000, lot 397. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14 May 2014
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23 juillet 2019

Li Keran (1907-1989), Boy and Buffalo

Lot 243. Li Keran (1907-1989), Boy and Buffalo, ink and colour on paper, signed Keran, with one seal of the artist, mounted as a hanging scroll, 68 by 46.2cm., 26 3/8  by 18 1/8 in. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. © Sotheby's. Provenance: Christie’s London, 9th November 2000, lot 397. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14 May 2014
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