23 septembre 2017

A famille noire beaker vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1197. A famille noire beaker vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 17 in. (43.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD i6,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The vase is decorated in polychrome enamels with birds amidst hydrangea branches on a black ground divided into three registers by narrow bands further decorated with hydrangea. Raised on a wood stand attached by painted clips, wood stand. Provenance: John D. Rockefeller Jr. (1874-1960) Collection, New... [Lire la suite]

23 septembre 2017

A large famille verte bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1196. A large famille verte bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The bowl is molded on the lower body with a band of petals which are decorated on the exterior with mythical beasts alternating with a variety of flowering plants and birds, all below a shaped, diagonally arranged panels enclosing various flowers growing amidst garden rocks, as well as butterflies and birds... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2017

A famille verte 'Rice production' dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1195. A famille verte 'Rice production' dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 13 ¾ in. (35 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 95,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The dish is decorated with a scene of a farmer fertilizing the rice in the foreground and another farmer carrying buckets of fertilizer in the background, accompanied by a poem describing the scene.  Note: The scene depicted on the present dish is number eight from the Gengzhi... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2017

A famille verte 'Rice production' dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1194. A famille verte 'Rice production' dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 13 7/8 in. (35.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The dish is decorated with farmers sifting rice in a courtyard and a lady and a child inside a house in the background, accompanied by a poem describing the scene.  Note: The scene depicted on the present dish is number nineteen from the Gengzhi tu (Pictures of Ploughing and... [Lire la suite]
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23 septembre 2017

An underglaze-blue and green-glazed yellow-ground 'garlic mouth' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1193. An underglaze-blue and green-glazed yellow-ground 'garlic mouth' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The vase is decorated in underglaze blue and two shades of green with a continuous scene of fishermen in a mountainous river landscape, all set against a yellow ground.  Provenance: F. Langweil Collection (according to label).  Christie's. Fine... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2017

An unusual small famille verte rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1191. An unusual small famille verte rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 One side is decorated with two men walking beneath a black umbrella in a landscape, and the reverse with dense black bamboo. Provenance: Frank Caro, New York, 1960s. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 14 - 15 September 2017, New York

23 septembre 2017

A large famille verte deep bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1190. A large famille verte deep bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bowl is decorated on the exterior with a continuous scene from the Romance of Three Kingdoms portraying Zhang Fei in a battle scene with warriors riding on horseback in a mountainous landscape, the interior with a hut set in a river landscape, all within a border of cartouches enclosing plants... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2017

A rare blue and white peach-form ewer, Chongzhen period (1628-1644)

Lot 1186. A rare blue and white peach-form ewer, Chongzhen period (1628-1644), 7 ¾ in (12 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The peach-shaped ewer is decorated on each side in vibrant shades of blue with two peaches and blossoming branches, the body is surmounted by a flared lotus-form mouth, flanked by an upright S-scroll spout and a C-scroll handle joined to the body with applied leaf-form struts, Japanese wood box. ... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2017

A blue and white ewer , Transitional period, circa 1650

Lot 1181. A blue and white ewer , Transitional period, circa 1650, 8 ½ in. (21.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The vessel is decorated on the globular body with a continuous scene of three seated scholars and a servant standing holding a fan in a landscape surrounded by rocks, pine and a banana tree, all between decorative bands and beneath tulip motifs on the neck. The curved handle is decorated with meandering floral... [Lire la suite]
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23 septembre 2017

'The Dutch in Paris 1789 – 1914' Exhibition Illuminates Artistic Cross-Currents

© Kees van Dongen, The blue dress, 1911, Van Gogh Museum. AMSTERDAM - Paris, with all its creative hotspots, exhibitions and training opportunities, exerted a magical attraction throughout the nineteenth century on artists from all corners of the world. New generations left their native countries to go to where the action was. The exhibition The Dutch in Paris 1789-1914 at the Van Gogh Museum (Oct. 13, 2017, to January 7, 2018) will present Paris with the work of Dutch artists like George Hendrik Breitner,... [Lire la suite]