18 janvier 2018

A fine wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' saucer, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 69. A fine wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' saucer, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 9.9 cm., 3 7/8 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 800,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2011.  with steep rounded sides and flared rim, painted in underglaze blue and red, yellow, green and black enamels with a five-clawed dragon and phoenix in flight circling around a 'flaming pearl' surrounded by small clouds, the inner sides with small fruit and flower sprays, the outside with books,... [Lire la suite]

18 janvier 2018

A yellow and red 'Dragon' jar, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 66. A yellow and red 'Dragon' jar, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566); 13.5 cm., 5 3/8 in. Est. 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,420,000 HKD. photo Sotheby's 2011 of baluster form with rounded shoulder and short straight neck, covered with a transparent and a yellow glaze and painted in black with two dragons among lingzhi scrolls between cloud motifs above and rocks among waves below, all reserved in yellow against an iron-red background, the base left white and... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2018

A rare square polychrome painted 'Dragon' bowl, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 65. A rare square polychrome painted 'Dragon' bowl, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566); width 13.4 cm., 5 1/4 in. Est. 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,940,000 HKD. photo Sotheby's 2011 of square section, with curved, widely flaring sides and a straight foot, painted in an unusual combination of yellow, aubergine, red and black enamels with touches of green with four striding five-clawed dragons among scrolls of lingzhi around the outer sides with... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2018

Rediscovered painting by Orazio Gentileschi leads Colnaghi's spring exhibition in New York

Orazio Gentileschi (1563-1639), The Crowning of Thorns. Oil on canvas, 52cm x 41cm (20 x 16 in.). © Colnaghi 2018  NEW YORK, NY.- Colnaghi will show a rediscovered and previously unpublished painting by Orazio Gentileschi (1563-1639) at a spring exhibition in their newly-opened townhouse space in New York’s Upper East Side. Taking place from 27 January to 3 February 2018 as part of Master Drawings New York 2018, the exhibition will also include a selection of works by notable artists including Pedro de Mena... [Lire la suite]
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17 janvier 2018

A fine blue and yellow 'Gardenia' dish, mark and period of Hongzhi (1488-1505)

Lot 57. A fine blue and yellow 'Gardenia' dish, mark and period of Hongzhi (1488-1505); 26.2 cm., 10 3/8 in. Est. 6,000,000 — 8,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 7,220,000 HKD. photo Sotheby's 2011 the curved sides flaring towards the rim, the centre painted in cobalt blue with a gardenia spray with two large open blooms and two buds, the inner sides with a lotus flower and pod tied with a ribbon, branches of pomegranate and crab apple, and a bunch of grapes, the outside with a... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2018

An exquisite blue and white 'fish pond' brush washer, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 54. An exquisite blue and white 'fish pond' brush washer, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 18 cm., 7 1/8 in. Est. 40,000,000 — 60,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 51,060,000 HKD. photo Sotheby's 2011 of ten-lobed mallow shape with flared sides and correspondingly shaped foot, the domed base inside superbly painted in cobalt blue with a carp and a mandarin fish swimming among clumps of lotus and water weeds, the outside with four different fishes in varied attitudes among similar... [Lire la suite]

17 janvier 2018

A rare blue and white tankard, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

 Lot 53. A rare blue and white tankard, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 13.1 cm., 5 1/4 in. Est. 6,000,000 — 8,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 7,220,000 HKD. photo Sotheby's 2011 the shape following an Islamic metal or jade form, the globular body painted with a flower scroll with alternating lotus and hibiscus blooms between two petal borders, the wide, straight neck partly scalloped and painted with similar petals, separated from the body by a raised rib, the handle with a... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2018

A rare 'sweet-white' (tianbai) yuhuchunping with lotus scrolls, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 49. A rare 'sweet-white' (tianbai) yuhuchunping with lotus scrolls, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424); 29 cm., 11 1/2 in. Est. 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 4,820,000 HKD. photo Sotheby's 2011 of broad pear shape with waisted neck, flared rim and low foot, decorated around the widest part with an incised lotus scroll with four large blooms among foliage, a border of billowing waves below and sprays of lotus, rose, peony and camellia at the neck below upright leaves and a... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2018

A finely incised Longquan celadon 'Lotus' meiping vase, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 46. A finely incised Longquan celadon 'Lotus' meiping vase, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424); 39 cm., 15 3/8 in. Est. 1,500,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 3,140,000 HKD. photo Sotheby's 2011 robustly potted in an elongated ovoid form with a short narrow neck above broad rounded shoulders tapering sharply to the flared foot, deftly incised on the body with two lotus bouquets, each composed of large blooms, a large and a small leaf, a pod and other water plants, their stems all bent and... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2018

A blue and white 'Dragon' zhadou, Mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521)

Lot 60. A blue and white 'Dragon' zhadou, Mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521); 15.5 cm., 6 1/8 in. Est. 1,500,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,660,000 HKD. photo Sotheby's 2011 with rounded body, wide trumpet-shaped neck and splayed foot, painted with three pairs of five-clawed dragons among scrolling lotus, distributed over the interior and exterior of the neck and the body and shown in different attitudes, with a ruyi border at the foot, the base inscribed with a... [Lire la suite]