12 décembre 2017

A fine carved celadon-glazed waterpot, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 2815. A fine carved celadon-glazed waterpot, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722); 3 in. (7.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - HKD 3,000,000. Price realised HKD 4,220,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010  The gently incurving sides finely carved to depict billowing clouds ofruyi-form rising from the base in trailing formations, covered both to the exterior and interior with a pale celadon glaze of lustrous tone, the countersunk base covered with a transparent... [Lire la suite]

12 décembre 2017

A very rare black-ground green-glazed lobed brushwasher, Kangxi six-character mark and possibly of the period (1662-1722) 

Lot 2814. A very rare black-ground green-glazed lobed brushwasher, Kangxi six-character mark and possibly of the period (1662-1722); 5 1/2in. (14cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 2,060,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010  The interior of the decafoil dish painted with a boatman in a river landscape with dwellings on the side of a wooded and rocky bank and with craggy mountains in the distance, below panels depicting a butterfly, a crab, a praying... [Lire la suite]
12 décembre 2017

An extremely rare pair of polychrome enamelled ruby-back winecups, Kangxi marks and period

Lot 2813. An extremely rare pair of polychrome enamelled ruby-back winecups, Kangxi six-character marks within double-circles and of the period (1662-1722); 3 3/4 in. (9.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 4,000,000 - HKD 6,000,000. Price realised HKD 9,260,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010  Each of the delicately potted bowls with very slightly rounded, almost straight sides rising from a short circular angled footrim, the plain interior of one bowl enamelled in soft pastel tones with white melon and lotus... [Lire la suite]
12 décembre 2017

A fine and rare famille verte small 'Birthday' saucer, Kangxi six-character mark within double-circles and of the period

Lot 2812. A fine and rare famille verte small 'Birthday' saucer, Kangxi six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1662-1722); 2 3/4 in. (7 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,000,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price realised HKD 4,460,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The saucer is finely and delicately potted with low rounded sides, the interior with a large peach, delicately shaded with green and iron-red enamels and further embellished with a stylised Shou character, the fruit... [Lire la suite]
12 décembre 2017

A very rare green-enamelled moulded and incised cupstand, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722) 

Lot 2811. A very rare green-enamelled moulded and incised cupstand, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722); 5 1/4 in. (13.1 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000. Price realised HKD 275,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Of shallow quatrefoil form, the interior incised with a frieze of featherychilong, encircling the small central circular raised ring, covered on the interior, exterior and underside base with a translucent green enamel Provenance: Previously sold at... [Lire la suite]
12 décembre 2017

A ruby-ground famille-rose bowl, Early 20th century

Lot 332. A ruby-ground famille-rose bowl, Early 20th century; 14.8 cm, 5 7/8  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold 125,000 HKD (13,435 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's painted in brilliant enamels around the exterior with colourful clusters of floral sprays including peony, hibiscus, exotic lily, chrysanthemum, camellia and aster, all reserved on a rich ruby-red ground, the interior and base left white, inscribed with an apocryphal Yongzheng mark to the base. ... [Lire la suite]

12 décembre 2017

A famille-verte brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 329. A famille-verte brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 13.5 cm, 5 3/8  in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 250,000 HKD (26,870 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's of cylindrical form, the exterior painted with two rectangular panels, one enclosing two ladies looking at roosters fighting in a garden landscape, the other with a riverside landscape, wood stand. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family. Sotheby's. Chinese... [Lire la suite]
12 décembre 2017

Getty Center celebrates 20th anniversary with Robert Polidori photographs exhibition

European Painting 1850–1900 Gallery, J. Paul Getty Museum, 1997, Robert Polidori, chromogenic print. Courtesy of the artist in conjunction with The Lapis Press. © Robert Polidori LOS ANGELES, CA.- In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Getty Center, the J. Paul Getty Museum opens an exhibition of 20 works by renowned photographer Robert Polidori (Canadian-French-American, born 1951). Robert Polidori: 20 Photographs of the Getty Museum, 1997 is the first public exhibition of photographs showing... [Lire la suite]
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11 décembre 2017

A fine and rare blue and white lobed ‘fruit and flower’ bowl, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 20. A fine and rare blue and white lobed ‘fruit and flower’ bowl, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 22.5 cm, 8 7/8  in. Estimate 4,800,000 — 5,800,000 HKD (541,880 - 654,772 EUR). Sold 11,480,000 HKD (1,480,002 USD). Photo Sotheby's.  of conical form, the flaring sides rising from a gently pointed base to a six-lobed rim, all supported on a neat, slightly tapered foot, the interior centred with a medallion containing a flowering... [Lire la suite]
11 décembre 2017

'The Corner Stone'. A 54 Carat Asscher Cut Diamond

'The Corner Stone'. A 54 Carat Asscher Cut Diamond. © Samer Halimeh. This flawless stone carries a near perfect depth symmetry and is sought after by many collectors and industry specialists alike. Such a large asscher cut is not only rare but also historic. The Corner Stone once belonged to a famed Hollywood actress in the 70's. After her marriage was in jeopardy she decided to sell the stone to a friend who later in confidence handed the stone over to a diamond dealer. It was long thought to be gone or sold out of the... [Lire la suite]
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