15 octobre 2019

Islamic ceramics at Bonhams London, 22 October 2019

Lot 15. A Nishapur buffware pottery bowl, Persia, 10th Century; 24.2 cm. diam. Estimate £ 2,000 - £ 3,000 (€ 2,300 - € 3,400). Photo: Bonhams. of shallow rounded form on a short foot with everted rim, decorated underglaze in yellow, green and manganese on a cream ground with five birds interspersed by abstract vegetal motifs, the exterior with a large zig-zag motif filled with lattice design, hatching and stylised palmettes. Provenance: Private Italian collection. Lot 16. Two Kashan moulded... [Lire la suite]

15 octobre 2019

Christie's to offer the collection of the late Oliver Hoare

Oliver Hoare (1945-2018). © Oliver Hoare Limited, 2019. LONDON.- On October 25th, Christie’s will present the collection of the late Oliver Hoare (1945-2018). A highly influential and much loved art dealer who specialised in Islamic art, Oliver inaugurated Islamic sales at Christie’s in 1975 when working for the auction house. Known for celebrating the remarkable stories of objects from across countless countries and eras, and the joy and intrigue that they could bring, Oliver assembled a collection of works of... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2019

A pair of rare Chinese powder-blue-ground famille verte vases and covers, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 92. A pair of rare Chinese powder-blue-ground famille verte vases and covers, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 18 1/8 in. (46 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000. Price realised GBP 7,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019  Decorated with shaped cartouches enclosing pavilions in mountainous landscapes and scholars and ladies in garden settings, in reserve on a gilt-embellished powder-blue ground, the vases with metal liners, the covers with bud finials and similarly decorated with floral... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2019

A pair of rare Chinese blue and white armorial plates and a third rare Chinese armorial plate, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 90. A pair of rare Chinese blue and white armorial plates and a third rare Chinese armorial plate, Kangxi period (1662-1722). The pair of plates, 12 5/8 in. (31.7 cm.) diameter. The third plate, 13 7/8 in. (35.7 cm.) diameter. Estimate GBP 800 - GBP 1,200. Price realised GBP 17,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019  The pair bearing the arms of Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663-1736), one base with an artemesia leaf in underglaze blue within a double circle, the other base... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2019

A pair of Chinese Imari square vases and covers, 17th century

Lot 84. A pair of Chinese Imari square vases and covers, 17th century; 10 3/8 in. (26.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000. Price realised GBP 5,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019  Decorated with birds and butterflies amongst the 'Flowers of the Four Seasons', lotus, peony, chrysanthemum and prunus. Provenance: One vase: Frank E. Pither, Lodon, no. 2446. (according to label). Christie's. The Royal House of Savoy, London, 15... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2019

A finely carved lobed  cinnabar lacquer box and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 15. A finely carved lobed  cinnabar lacquer box and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 12 ¾ in. (32.5 cm.) diameter. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000. Price realised GBP 27,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019  Crisply carved in high relief to the upper surface with a raised central cartouche depicting a gathering of four immortals and two attendants in a mountainous landscape with rocks, pine and wutong trees, all enclosed within a peach, bat and peony border,... [Lire la suite]

15 octobre 2019

A finely carved pair of Chinese cinnabar lacquer boxes and covers, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

Lot 14. A finely carved pair of Chinese cinnabar lacquer boxes and covers, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795); 10 3/8 in. (26.3 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 600 - GBP 1,000. Price realised GBP 4,375. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019  Crisply carved to the upper surface with a central panel enclosing scholars and attendants in pavilions within a mountainous river landscape with pine, wutong and plantain trees, enclosed within a border of stylised archaistic scrolls, the sides with various... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2019

A large pair of Chinese iron-red-ground famille verte baluster vases and covers, 19th century

Lot 11. A large pair of Chinese iron-red-ground famille verte baluster vases and covers, 19th century; 18 7/8 in. (48 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000. Price realised GBP 7,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019  Decorated with shaped cartouches enclosing ladies and scholars in an interior setting engaged in various leisurely and scholarly pursuits, on an iron-red ground with prunus blossoms in reserve, the covers similarly decorated and surmounted with lotus bud finials. ... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2019

A large pair of Chinese famille rose 'Parrot on a Perch' pear-shaped vases, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 12. A large pair of Chinese famille rose 'Parrot on a Perch' pear-shaped vases, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 11 ¼ in. (28.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000. Price realised GBP 5,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019  Decorated in bright enamels and gilt with a colourful parrot on a swing tethered next to a sprig of cherries, its perch suspended from a gilt ornament to the neck. Note: This design is often attributed to Dutch artist, Cornelis Pronk (1691-1759). The 'Parrot... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2019

A large pair of Chinese blue and white baluster vases and covers, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 17. A large pair of Chinese blue and white baluster vases and covers, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 22 7/8 in. (58 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 15,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019  Decorated with shaped cartouches enclosing landscapes and flowers in reserve on a geometric ground below a floral band to the neck, the covers similarly decorated and surmounted with a bud-shaped finial. Christie's. The Royal House of Savoy, London, 15... [Lire la suite]