07 octobre 2017

63 Dutch Masters return home to Holland for an exhibition at the Hermitage Amsterdam

Rembrandt van Rijn, Flora, 1634 © State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg AMSTERDAM.- For the first time in its existence, the Hermitage Amsterdam is holding an exhibition devoted to one of the most spectacular treasures of the State Hermitage museum in St Petersburg: its collection of seventeenth-century Dutch paintings. The selection of works in the Dutch Masters from the Hermitage: Treasures of the Tsars exhibition totals sixty-three paintings by no fewer than fifty different artists, including six by... [Lire la suite]

06 octobre 2017

A blue and white  'Bajixiang' moonflask, seal mark and period of Qianlong

Lot 3688. A blue and white  'Bajixiang' moonflask, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795), 34.5 cm, 13 5/8  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 937,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the circular body rising from a splayed oval foot to a cylindrical neck flanked by a pair of S-scroll handles, finely painted in varying tones of cobalt blue enhanced by simulated 'heaping and piling', each side centred on a large boss with a floral medallion... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2017

A fine blue and white Ming-style arrow vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong

Lot 3686. A fine blue and white Ming-style arrow vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795), 19.3 cm, 7 5/8  in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,500,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the ovoid body painted with stylised foliate scrolls, set between pendent and upright plantain leaves, the tall cylindrical neck detailed with swirling waves rising to a slightly flared rim, flanked by a pair of lug handles and fastened together with a keyfret band, the underside... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2017

A large and rare blue and white lobed 'Magpie' moonflask, seal mark and period of Yongzheng

Lot 3621. A large and rare blue and white lobed 'Magpie' moonflask, seal mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735), 49.5 cm, 19 1/2  in. Estimate 500,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 10,300,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. robustly potted with a flattened quatrefoil body rising from a splayed foot to a waisted neck of corresponding form, the neck and shoulder flanked by a pair of handles extending from the neck to the narrow sides, each main side of the vessel painted in shaded tones of cobalt... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2017

A large blue and white hexagonal vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong

Lot 3614. A large blue and white hexagonal vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795), 65 cm, 25 5/8  in. Estimate 6,000,000 — 8,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 10,900,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. sturdily potted of hexagonal section, the baluster body supported on a splayed foot, set with a waisted trumpet neck of conforming section, the sides well painted in brilliant tones of cobalt blue with simulated 'heaping and piling' with boughs of pomegranate, peach and persimmon alternating... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2017

A fine and large blue and white 'Lotus scroll' moonflask, Seal mark and period of Qianlong

Lot 3610. A fine and large blue and white 'Lotus scroll' moonflask, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795), 44.5 cm, 17 1/2  in. Estimate 20,000,000 — 30,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 24,100,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. well modelled with a flattened globular body tapering to an oval foot, surmounted by a tall waisted neck flanked by a pair of archaistic dragon handles, boldly painted in vivid tones of cobalt blue with simulated 'heaping and piling', depicting large stylised lotuses and... [Lire la suite]

06 octobre 2017

Important Jewelry at Doyle New York, Oct 18, 2017

Lot 519. Platinum, 14.75 cts Colombian Emerald and Diamond Clip-Brooch, Cartier, Paris. Estimate: $150,000 - $250,000. © Doyle  Of stylized heart-shaped motif, centering one emerald-cut emerald approximately 14.75 cts., surrounded by 12 square-cut diamonds, flanked by pairs of scrolled bombé ribbons of 150 round and 48 single-cut diamonds, altogether approximately 20.75 cts., signed Cartier, Paris, no. 010323, with maker's mark and French assay marks, circa 1935, approximately 27.2... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2017

A finely carved rhinoceros horn 'Lotus leaf' libation cup, 17th century

Lot 3704. A finely carved rhinoceros horn 'Lotus leaf' libation cup, 17th century, 14.7 cm, 5 7/8  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000. Lot sold 2,500,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. modelled in the form of a finely veined lotus leaf, the exterior carved with a leafy millet spray on one side and a broad, downward folded leaf with furled edges on another, set on one side with an openwork handle formed from intertwining stems issuing a lotus flower, extended to the base as a further bloom... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2017

A rhinoceros horn 'Peach' libation cup, Late Ming-early Qing dynasty

Lot 3703. A rhinoceros horn 'Peach' libation cup, Late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 7 cm, 2 5/8  in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000. Lot sold 625,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. modelled in the form of a hollowed peach, borne on a gnarled leafy bough forming the handle, extended to further branches issuing a smaller peach fruit on the base, carved bamboo stand. Provenance: The Songzhutang Collection, acquired in New York, 1997. Christie's Hong Kong, 30th November 2011, lot 3035. ... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2017

An archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century

Lot 3702. An archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century, 14 cm, 5½ in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000. Lot sold 1,500,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of rectangular section, the flaring sides supported on a short splayed foot, set on one side with a handle decorated in openwork with a chilong climbing up to the rim, the exterior carved in low relief with a wide band of taotie masks reserved on a leiwen ground, below a band of keyfret at the rim, the interior... [Lire la suite]