30 novembre 2019

A rare blue and white 'Bird and flower' stembowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 439. A rare blue and white 'Bird and flower' stembowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 16.6 cm, 6 1/2  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000. Lot Sold 500,000 HKD (63,875 USD). © Sotheby's. boldly painted on the inside in underglaze blue with two birds perched on a gnarled leafy branch, enclosed within a double-line border. Provenance: The T.Y. Chao Family Trust.  Sotheby's. Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family... [Lire la suite]

30 novembre 2019

A large Junyao incense burner, Song – Yuan dynasty (960-1368)

  Lot 315. A large Junyao incense burner, Song – Yuan dynasty (960-1368); w. 13.3 cm, 5 1/4  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000. Lot Sold 500,000 HKD (63,875 USD). © Sotheby's. of compressed globular form with a constricted neck and everted rim, applied with a thick lavender-blue glaze thinning to a mushroom tone at the rim and falling short above the feet revealing the grey-coloured body.  Sotheby's. Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong... [Lire la suite]
30 novembre 2019

Arts of Africa, the Americas and Indonesia at Sotheby's Paris

Lot 70. “Grebo” mask, Ivory Coast, from the former Vérité collection, wood and pigments haut. 74 cm ; 29 1/8 in. Estimate: €200,000-€300,000. © Sotheby's. Paris - On 4 December, Sotheby’s will present a new sale dedicated to African art, complemented with a selection of works from America and Indonesia. Oceania, a sale dedicated exclusively to Oceanic art, will also take place at Sotheby’s on the same day. This select group of 66 lots will bring together works chosen for their aesthetic and powerful forms,... [Lire la suite]
30 novembre 2019

A rare blue and white 'lança' bowl, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 315. A rare blue and white 'lança' bowl, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 12.8 cm, 5 in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000. Lot Sold 550,000 HKD (70,263 USD). © Sotheby's. decorated to the interior with a medallion enclosing a lança character, surrounded by rows of smaller characters on the cavetto and repeated on the exterior.  Provenance: Christie's London, 20th/21st June 1984, lot 247. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from... [Lire la suite]
30 novembre 2019

An unusual blue and white 'prawn and flower' ewer, Yuan dynasty, 14th century

Lot 315. An unusual blue and white 'prawn and flower' ewer, Yuan dynasty, 14th century; 14 cm, 5 1/2  in. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000. Lot Sold 687,500 HKD (87,828 USD). © Sotheby's. the globular body set with a double-spout opposite a 'prawn' appliqué, painted with floral scrolls between stylised leaves and lappet bands.  Sotheby's. Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family Collection, Hong Kong, 28 november 2019
30 novembre 2019

Sotheby's to offer newly rediscovered Peter Paul Rubens masterwork

Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577 - 1640 Antwerp), The Virgin And Christ Child, with St. Elizabeth and St. John the Baptist. Oil on panel, 47⅞ by 37⅝ in.; 121.6 by 95.5 cm. Estimate $6/8 million. Courtesy Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s announced that Sir Peter Paul Rubens’ The Virgin and Christ Child, With Saints Elizabeth and John the Baptist will be offered as a highlight of Sotheby’s Masters Week in January 2020, marking the first appearance of the work at auction since 1946, where it is estimated to achieve $6/8... [Lire la suite]
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30 novembre 2019

An exceptionally large and rare moulded Dingyao 'lotus' dish, Northern song – Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 315. An exceptionally large and rare moulded Dingyao 'lotus' dish, Northern song – Jin dynasty (960-1234); 30 cm, 11 3/4  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot Sold 687,500 HKD (87,828 USD). © Sotheby's. with shallow rounded sides supported on a tapered foot, moulded on the interior with a key-fret bordered medallion enclosing leafy lotus sprays, surrounded by additional lotus blooms wreathed in dense foliage, covered overall save for the rim with a... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2019

An exceptionally large and rare moulded Dingyao 'lotus' dish, Northern song – Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 315. An exceptionally large and rare moulded Dingyao 'lotus' dish, Northern song – Jin dynasty (960-1234); 30 cm, 11 3/4  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot Sold 687,500 HKD (87,828 USD). © Sotheby's. with shallow rounded sides supported on a tapered foot, moulded on the interior with a key-fret bordered medallion enclosing leafy lotus sprays, surrounded by additional lotus blooms wreathed in dense foliage, covered overall save for the rim with a... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2019

A superb and rare Yaozhou celadon 'peony' box and cover, Northern song – Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 700. A superb and rare Yaozhou celadon 'peony' box and cover, Northern song – Jin dynasty (960-1234); 13.2 cm, 5 1/4  in.. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 750,000  HKD (95,813 USD). © Sotheby's. probably a chess box, swiftly incised around the exterior with nine cash coins between rows of small impressed florets, the slightly domed top carved with a large bloom borne on a curling stem and wreathed by undulating foliage.  ... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2019

A rare carved Dingyao 'peony' washer, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 700. A rare carved Dingyao 'peony' washer, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 18.1 cm, 7 1/8  in. Estimate 280,000 — 380,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,062,500 HKD (135,734 USD). © Sotheby's. with flared sides rising from a flat base to a five-lobed rim, carved on the interior with a leafy peony spray, the exterior decorated with two raised bowstring bands, applied overall with a transparent ivory-tinged glaze, metal-bound rim.  Provenance: John Sparks Ltd,... [Lire la suite]