19 septembre 2019

A fine and rare blue and white brush pot, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1118. A fine and rare blue and white brush pot, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 7 ¼ in. (18.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The cylindrical brush pot is finely decorated with an antlered stag and a doe standing on a rocky promontory on one side and a pair of standing cranes on the other side, all within a continuous scene of a riverscape interspersed with pines and grasses, and painted with a moon and a two-character... [Lire la suite]

19 septembre 2019

A rare Imperial gold and silver-embroidered blue-ground Twelve Symbol 'Dragon' robe, longpao, Jiaqing period (1796-1820)

Lot 929. A rare Imperial gold and silver-embroidered blue-ground Twelve Symbol 'Dragon' robe, longpao, Jiaqing period (1796-1820); 57 ½ in. (146 cm.) long. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The robe is worked entirely in couched gold and silver threads with nine writhing five-clawed dragons confronting flaming pearls amidst ruyi-form clouds interspersed with bats and the bajixiang. The Twelve Symbols of Imperial Authority... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2019

A rare huanghuali round-corner tapered cabinet, yuanjiaogui, 17th century

Lot 885. A rare huanghuali round-corner tapered cabinet, yuanjiaogui, 17th century; 45 ¾ in. (116.2 cm.) high, 29 in. (73.6 cm.) wide, 17 ½ in. (44.5 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The beautifully proportioned cabinet has a rounded rectangular top supported on elegantly splayed legs of circular section. The matched single-panel doors open to reveal the shelved interior, all above a plain apron and spandrels.  ... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2019

Wang Tiande (China, B. 1960), Tranquil Vista, 2015

Lot 329. Wang Tiande (China, B. 1960), Tranquil Vista, signed and dated ‘Wang Tiande 2015’; signed in Chinese (lower right), ink and mixed media on paper, 213.5 × 89.5 cm. (84 × 35 ¼ in.). Executed in 2015. Estimate CNY 250,000 - CNY 380,000 (USD 35,648 - USD 54,186). © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  Literature: National Art Museum of China, Reconfirm: The Future-Oriented Ink Art, Special Exhibition for the Third Anniversary of Annual Review of China Contemporary Ink 2018, exh. cat.,... [Lire la suite]
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19 septembre 2019

Zhan Wang (China, B. 1962), Artificial Rock, 2006

Lot 328. Zhan Wang (China, B. 1962), Artificial Rock, signed in Chinese, dated ‘2006’ and numbered ‘6/8’, stainless steel sculpture; sculpture: 43 x 34 x 16.5 cm. (16 7/8 x 13 3/8 x 6 ½ in.); stand: 5.5 × 41 × 20 cm. (2 1/8 × 16 1/8 × 7 7/8 in.) Executed in 2006, edition: 6/8. Estimate CNY 300,000 - CNY 600,000 (USD 42,778 - USD 85,557). © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  Provenance: Guardian Beijing, 15 May 2012, Lot 4949Private Collection, Asia. Note: The reason Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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19 septembre 2019

Zheng Lu (China, B. 1978), Secret Scents, 2017

Lot 306. Zheng Lu (China, B. 1978), Secret Scents,  signed in Chinese, dated '2017' numbered '1/3', titanium gold over stainless steel sculpture, 156 x 130 x 85 cm (61 3/8 x 51 1/8 x 33 ½ in.), stand: 5 × 45 × 45 cm. (2 × 17 3/4 × 17 3/4 in.). Executed in 2017, edition: 1/3. Estimate CNY 350,000 - CNY 650,000 (USD 49,908 - USD 92,687). © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  Note: Water nourishes all things with moisture; gold dazzles with glistening brightness. And if they are... [Lire la suite]
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19 septembre 2019

Gerhard Richter (Germany, B.1932), Fuji

Lot 324. Gerhard Richter (Germany, B.1932), Fuji, signed 'Richter' (on the reverse) ; numbered ‘839-79’ (on a paper label affixed to the reverse) oil on aluminium (Alucobond Plate) 37.4 x 29.2cm. (14 5/8 x 11 3/8in.) Painted in 1996. Estimate CNY 2,400,000 - CNY 3,000,000(USD 342,230 - USD 427,787). © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  Provenance: Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich.Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1997. Literature: Gerhard Richter 1998, exh. cat., London, Anthony d'Offay Gallery, 1998,... [Lire la suite]
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19 septembre 2019

A large Fahua jar, guan, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 713. A large Fahua jar, guan, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 12 ½ in. (31.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 11,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The vessel is decorated with a continuous landscape scene of scholars and attendants enjoying leisurely activities amidst bamboo, between ruyi-shaped panels containing the Eight Buddhist Emblems on the shoulder and a band of lappets above the foot. The decoration is outlined in raised slip and picked out in pale... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2019

'Bertoldo di Giovanni: The Renaissance of Sculpture in Medici Florence' at the Frick Collection, New York

Bertoldo di Giovanni (ca. 1440–1491), Shield Bearer, ca. 1470–80. Copper alloy, with extensive traces of gilding, 8 13/16 × 3 3/4 × 2 3/4 in. (22.4 × 9.5 × 7 cm), Henry Clay Frick Bequest (1916.2.03) © The Frick Collection. Photo: Michael Bodycomb. The Frick Collection presents the first-ever exhibition on the Florentine sculptor Bertoldo di Giovanni (ca. 1440–1491), a renowned student of Donatello, a teacher of Michelangelo, and a great favorite of Lorenzo “il Magnifico” de’ Medici, his principal patron. More... [Lire la suite]