01 juillet 2021

Blanc-de-Chine sold at Bonhams London, 7 June 2021

Lot 574. A Blanc-de-Chine figure of Buddha, Late Ming Dynasty; 26.3cm (10 3/8in) high. Estimate £3,000 - £5,000. Sold for £ 6,375 (€ 7,409). © Bonhams 2001-2021. Seated in meditation, his legs crossed in padmasana, the hands resting in his lap in dhyanamudra, wearing loose robes draped over the shoulders and tied at the waist, the head lowered with serene expression, the hair fashioned in a mass of tight curls, set on a stylised double-lotus-lappet base. Provenance: S. Marchant & Son, LondonA Swiss... [Lire la suite]

01 juillet 2021

'Cranach to Canaletto: Masterpieces from the Bemberg Foundation' at San Diego Museum

Lucas Cranach the Elder, Portrait of Sibylle de Clève, Elector of Saxe, 1531. Oil on panel. Collection from the Fondation Bemberg. © Fondation Bemberg and RMN. The San Diego Museum of Art plans to open to two summer exhibitions, Cranach to Canaletto: Masterpieces from the Bemberg Foundation and Everything You See Could Be A Lie: Photorealistic Drawings by Ana de Alvear. From Old Master paintings to contemporary, hyper-realistic drawings, works from these exhibitions are rarely seen in the U.S. and will be... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2021

Ming dynasty cloisonné enamels sold at Sotheby's Paris, 10 juin 2021

Lot 173. A gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel 'Lion' vase, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; H. 22.2 cm, 8¾ in. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 EUR. Lot sold: 7,560 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. depicting four multi-coloured Buddhist lions frolicking among auspicious items and vying for beribboned brocade balls, above four celestial horses galloping on a wavy sea and beneath a band of white-ground lappets and ruyi borders encircling the shoulder, the neck decorated... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2021

A rare large cloisonné enamel beehive-shaped waterpot, taibo zun, Jingtai incised seal mark, late Ming Dynasty

Lot 545. A rare large cloisonné enamel beehive-shaped waterpot, taibo zun, Jingtai incised seal mark, Late Ming Dynasty; 20.2cm (8in) diam. Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000. Sold for £ 10,837 (€ 12,630). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Set on four semi-circular feet, the body decorated with undulating densely-meandering yellow, brick-red, white and dark green lotus sprays issuing from leafy stems, a lotus-leaf-lappet collar framing the aperture, incised apocryphal Jingtai two-character seal mark on the base. ... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2021

A pair of cloisonné enamel rectangular table screens, Late Ming Dynasty

Lot 545. A pair of cloisonné enamel rectangular table screens, Late Ming Dynasty; Overall 30cm (11 3/4in) high. Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000. Sold for £ 12,750 (€ 14,859). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Brightly decorated on the front with large red and yellow peony flowers issuing from leafy stems, on turquoise grounds enriched with gilt cloud scrolls, wood frames and stands. Bonhams. Roger Keverne Ltd Moving On (Part II), London, New Bond Street, 7 June 2021
01 juillet 2021

A rare cloisonné enamel 'Buddhist lions' basin, 17th century

Lot 619. A rare cloisonné enamel 'Buddhist lions' basin, 17th century; 39.7cm (15 5/8in) diam. Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500. Sold for £ 26,500 (€ 30,883). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The well decorated with three playful colourful Buddhist lions amongst flame motifs encircling a central rosette, the cavetto and everted rim each with a meander of lotus blooms borne on undulating foliate stems, the exterior plain. Note: See closely-related decoration on a cloisonné enamel dish, late Ming dynasty, and a... [Lire la suite]