02 décembre 2017

Orazio Borgianni (c.1578–1616), Saint Christopher Carrying the Infant Christ, c.1615

Orazio Borgianni (c.1578–1616), Saint Christopher Carrying the Infant Christ, c.1615, oil on canvas, 104 x 78 cm, presented to the Royal Scottish Academy by Sir John Watson Gordon, 1850, transferred to the National Gallery of Scotland, 1910, NG 48, National Galleries of Scotland, Scottish National Gallery. Photo credit: National Galleries of Scotland.

02 décembre 2017

Bernardo Strozzi (1581–1644), Saint John the Baptist Interrogated about Christ, c.1618/1620

Bernardo Strozzi (1581–1644), Saint John the Baptist Interrogated about Christ, c.1618/1620, oil on canvas, 110 x 115 cm, acquired with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, 1987, 108873, National Trust, Kedleston Hall and Eastern Museum. Photo credit: National Trust Images.
02 décembre 2017

Dirck van Baburen (c.1595–1624), Roman Charity, Cimon and Pero, 1618–1624

Dirck van Baburen (c.1595–1624), Roman Charity, Cimon and Pero, 1618–1624, oil on canvas, 127.6 x 151.1 cm, presented by F. D. Lycett Green through the National Art Collections Fund, 1955, YORAG : 788, York Museums Trust. Photo credit: York Museums Trust
02 décembre 2017

A wucai ‘dragon’ octagonal box and a cover, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 3004. A wucai ‘dragon’ octagonal box and a cover, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 5 3/4 in. (14.5 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 1,750,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each rectangular vertical panel of this box is boldly decorated in various enamels with a striding dragon chasing the flaming pearl amongst ruyi-shaped cloud scrolls. The flat cover is surmounted by a... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2017

An unusal blue and white ‘Immortals’ rectangular plaque, Ming dynasty, circa 1500

Lot 3001. An unusal blue and white ‘Immortals’ rectangular plaque, Ming dynasty, circa 1500. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 350,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The plaque is painted in ‘wind swept’ style in various shades of underglaze blue with four of the Eight Immortals, seated at leisure beneath a gnarled pine tree amongst plants and rocks, all before a mountain range partially obscured by thick rolling clouds. The porcelain plaque, 7 1/8 x 8 in.... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2017

A rare blue and white 'Hoopoe and Peach' dish, Jiajing six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 3001. A rare blue and white 'Hoopoe and Peach' dish, Jiajing six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1522-1566); 8 3/4 in. (22.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 437,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The dish is delicately decorated in cobalt blue with a ‘flower-and-bird’ composition with a peach tree rising from one edge of the central panel with its branches extended upon which perch two hoopoe birds, one swinging downwards and the... [Lire la suite]

02 décembre 2017

A very rare blue and white ‘bird and flower’ bottle vase, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 3000. A very rare blue and white ‘bird and flower’ bottle vase, Wanli period (1573-1619); 10 1/4 in. (26 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 250,000. Price realised HKD 400,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The vase is painted around the body with birds and flowers, between a band of plantain leaves above and a band of upright stylised petals below. The neck is further painted with a lotus scroll below a band of key frets on the lipped rim. The splayed foot is encircled by a floral... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2017

A rare large blue and white 'palace' bowl, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 2999. A rare large blue and white 'palace' bowl, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 8 1/4 in. (21 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price realised HKD 1,250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bowl is decorated to the exterior in vibrant cobalt tones with a scrolling leafy vine bearing upward-facing morningglories, all above a petal band to the foot. The rim is decorated with a scrolling lotus... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2017

A rare large white-glazed jar and cover, Ming dynasty, early 15th century

Lot 2998. A rare large white-glazed jar and cover, Ming dynasty, early 15th century; 13 3/16 in. (33.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price realised HKD 1,250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The jar and cover are applied inside and out with an unctuous white glaze with a slight bluish tinge. The base of the jar and inner rim of the cover are left unglazed, exposing the fine body fired to an orange colour with brown specks. Note: Jars of this form with a compressed globular... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2017

A large Longquan moulded ‘floral’ deep bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 2997. A large Longquan moulded ‘floral’ deep bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bowl is heavily potted with deep rounded sides rising from a narrow foot, decorated to the centre of the interior with a moulded flower-head, encircled by carved floral scrolls on the well. The exterior is left plain. The bowl is covered overall with a glaze of sea-green tone, with the... [Lire la suite]