11 octobre 2020

A silver-inlaid bronze figure of a seated Luohan, Ming-Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 912. A silver-inlaid bronze figure of a seated Luohan, Ming-Qing dynasty, 17th century; 5 ¾ in.(14.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 81,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The emaciated figure shown seated with the left arm resting on the bent left knee, his right hand resting on his left arm, wearing a dhoti inlaid in silver with lotus scroll. Provenance: C. T. Loo Chinese Art (successor Frank Caro), New York, 17 March 1955.The James and... [Lire la suite]

11 octobre 2020

'Gerhard Richter: The Birkenau Paintings' At The Met Fifth Avenue

Installation view: Gerhard Richter's Birkenau series, 2014. Each: oil on canvas, 8 ft. 6 3/8 in. x 78 3/4 in. (260 x 200 cm). Private Collection. © Gerhard Richter 2020 (20012020). Gerhard Richter: The Birkenau Paintings is a focused installation that brings together the four canvases of this landmark series alongside an earlier work in glass, Mirror, Blood Red (1991). The German artist Gerhard Richter (b. 1932) has explored the material, conceptual, and historical implications of painting throughout his six-decade... [Lire la suite]
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10 octobre 2020

A rare Guan-type garlic-mouth bottle vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 44. A rare Guan-type garlic-mouth bottle vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 27.3 cm, 10 ¾ in. Estimate: 1,200,000 - 1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,528,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of elegantly potted with a pear-shaped body supported on a spreading foot rising to a waisted neck surmounted by a garlic-head mouth, covered overall in a soft bluish-grey glaze suffused with widely dispersed crackles, the footring applied with dark brown dressing, inscribed to the base with a... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2020

A superbly carved cinnabar lacquer 'magpie' tray signed Yang Mao, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 43. A superbly carved cinnabar lacquer 'magpie' tray signed Yang Mao, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 31.8 cm, 12 ½ in. Estimate: 600,000 - 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,268,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of circular form, the interior carved through layers of red lacquer with a pair of confronting magpies with outstretched wings and long tail plumage flying amidst peony blossoms wreathed in profuse foliage, the underside carved with ruyi scrolls, the base lacquered black and incised with... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2020

A rare 'robin's egg'-glazed mallet vase, Seal mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 37. A rare 'robin's egg'-glazed mallet vase, Seal mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 16.1 cm, 6 ¼ in. Estimate: 1,000,000 - 1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 5,015,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the well-proportioned body slightly tapering towards the foot, rising to a wide angled shoulder surmounted by a cylindrical neck, applied liberally overall with a brilliant opaque turquoise-blue glaze heightened with purplish-brown cascades, the recessed base incised with a... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2020

A rare Korean slip-painted celadon meiping, Koryo dynasty, 12th century

Lot 36. A rare Korean slip-painted celadon meiping, Koryo dynasty, 12th century; 30.5 cm, 12 in. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 277,200 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the tapering body rising to high round shoulders and surmounted by a short waisted neck with galleried rim, decorated in black and white slip with three cranes flying amidst stylised clouds, all below a collar of leafy lappets, covered overall save for the footring in a sea-green glaze, Japanese wood box. ... [Lire la suite]
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10 octobre 2020

A rare Guan-type vase, Seal mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 34. A rare Guan-type vase, Seal mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 20.5 cm, 8 in. Estimate: 2,000,000 - 3,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 4,032,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. masterfully potted with steep rounded sides rising to an angular shoulder surmounted by a waisted neck and a garlic-head mouth, moulded on the shoulders with two animal-mask handles suspending mock rings, covered overall in a brilliant opaque grey glaze suffused with black crackles, the foot dressed with a brown... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2020

A huanghuali reclining chair, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 33. A huanghuali reclining chair, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 103.5 by 70 by h. 100 cm, 40 ¾ by 27 ½ by h. 39 ⅜ in., overall length 149 cm, 58 ⅝ in. Estimate: 800,000 - 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 9,250,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the thick circular flat-topped panel bordered with intertwining roots, sturdily supported on an axis in the form of vigorously gnarled roots branching out into three shorter legs, the wood of a warm honey-brown colour. ... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2020

A circular rootwood table, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 28. A circular rootwood table, Qing dynasty, 18th century; d. 91.5 by h. 84.8 cm, d. 36 by h. 33 ⅜ in. Estimate: 400,000 - 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 630,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the thick circular flat-topped panel bordered with intertwining roots, sturdily supported on an axis in the form of vigorously gnarled roots branching out into three shorter legs, the wood of a warm honey-brown colour. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 5th April 2015, lot 2853. Note: For a related... [Lire la suite]
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10 octobre 2020

A rare Henan black-glazed 'oil-spot' bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 28. A rare Henan black-glazed 'oil-spot' bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 12.6 cm, 5 in. Estimate: 500,000 - 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,071,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with steep sides rising from a short foot to a gently flared rim, covered overall save for the footring with a rich and glossy dark brown glaze infused with a tinge of moss-green, liberally splashed with silvery-brown and black mottles, the unglazed footring revealing the pale buff body, Japanese wood... [Lire la suite]