06 novembre 2018

A Chinese blue and white 'hundred boys' bowl, Yongzheng underglaze blue six-character mark in double circle and of the period

Lot 110. A Chinese blue and white 'hundred boys' bowl, Yongzheng underglaze blue six-character mark in double circle and of the period (1723-1735). Diam. 20 cm. Estimate € 3.000 - 5.000. Result € 8.500. © AAG Decorated on the exterior with a continuous landscape with a joyous scene of boys dancing and playing music in a garden, the interior with a boy and lingzhi fungus. Provenance: Private collection, the Netherlands. Art d'Asie comprenant la collection du Drs Koos de Jong - Partie... [Lire la suite]
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06 novembre 2018

A set of two Chinese huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs with matching huanghuali table, 20th century

Lot 244. A set of two Chinese huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs with matching huanghuali table, 20th century. H. 77.5 cm, H. 99 cm. Estimate € 4.000 - 6.000. Result € 16.000. © AAG  With intricately carved backsplat and curvilinear arms ending in a scrolled floral motif, the seat fronted by a plain bead edge apron and supports raised on a rectangular base, the wood with a fine grain and of a rich amber tone.  Provenance: Acquired by the present owner with an art dealer/collector in Den Helder, the... [Lire la suite]
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06 novembre 2018

An East-Tibetan Thanka, 19th century

Lot 320. An East-Tibetan Thanka, 19th century; 70 x 51 cm. Estimate € 2.000 - 3.000. Result € 12.000. © AAG Depicting the lokapala Kubera, standing on a rock, an adorant in front, the right hand holding a parasol, the left the mangouste, wearing elaborate armour, boots, scarf, behind his head a flaming aureole, below his name with dBu-can script. Framed and glazed.  Provenance: - Auction Christie's Amsterdam, 2 November 1999, lot 65- Private collection, the Netherlands. Art... [Lire la suite]
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06 novembre 2018

A Chinese gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 16. A Chinese gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 17th century. H. 37 cm. Estimate € 20.000 - 30.000. Result € 50.000. © AAG The deity seated in padmasana, the right hand raised in karanamudra and the left holding a cup, dressed in long robes decorated with flowers at the hems, wearing ornate jewellery and a crown set with a small figure of Amitabha Buddha. Provenance: - Collection Jan van Haaften (1869-1931), commander of the guard of the Dutch legation in Beijing from 10... [Lire la suite]
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06 novembre 2018

18th century Qing imperial cup is discovered in an attic after 30 years

Lot 200. A doucai chicken cup, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century. Estimate: £5,000-£8,000. © Chiswick Auctions. LONDON.- Chiswick Auctions is delighted to announce the discovery of an 18th century Qing Dynasty Imperial Cup. The stunning piece of porcelain was found in an attic, where it had been packed away with other items and forgotten about for thirty years. Decorated with a cockerel and hen group and two chicks, the cup was made in tribute to the 15th Century Imperial chicken cup, which holds the... [Lire la suite]
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06 novembre 2018

First-ever exhibition of portraits by the Italian artist Lorenzo Lotto opens in London

    LONDON.- The National Gallery is staging the first-ever exhibition of portraits by the Italian Renaissance artist Lorenzo Lotto. Lorenzo Lotto Portraits brings together many of Lotto’s best portraits spanning his entire career from collections around the world. These include such masterpieces as the 'Bishop Bernardo de‘ Rossi' (1505) from the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte in Naples, united with its striking allegorical cover from the National Gallery of Art, Washington; and the monumental... [Lire la suite]
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05 novembre 2018

Yasumasa Morimura

Yasumasa Morimura in his Osaka studio 1990; photograph by Sally Larsen. Yasumasa Morimura (森村 泰昌 Morimura Yasumasa, born June 11, 1951) is a Japanese appropriation artist. He was born in Osaka and graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts in 1978. Since 1985, Morimura has primarily shown his work in international solo exhibitions, although he has been involved in various group exhibitions. Morimura borrows images from historical artists (ranging from Édouard Manet to Rembrandt to Cindy Sherman), and inserts his own face and... [Lire la suite]
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05 novembre 2018

A rare pair of silver taotie-mask handles, Warring States Period (475–221 BC)

Lot 2. A rare pair of silver taotie-mask handles, Warring States Period (475–221 BC). Each 7.8cm (2 7/8in) wide. Estimate: £12,000 - 20,000 (€ 14,000 - 23,000). Unsold. © Bonhams. The masks finely cast as taotie with curved leaf-shaped ears, finely striated hair markings and brows, the almond-shaped bulging eyes flanking the loops forming the snout, the reverse with a rectangular tab for attachment. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 10 December 1991, lot 28Stephen K.C.Lo P.C. Lu Works of... [Lire la suite]
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05 novembre 2018

A very rare inscribed archaic bronze vessel and cover, You, Mid Western Zhou Dynasty (c. 1046 – 256 BC)

(inscription on the cover) (inscription inside the vessel) Lot 15. A very rare inscribed archaic bronze vessel and cover, You, Mid Western Zhou Dynasty (c. 1046 – 256 BC); 25cm (9 2/4in) high. Estimate: £150,000 - 200,000 (€ 170,000 - 230,000). Unsold. © Bonhams. Expertly cast of oval section, the slightly compressed pear-shaped body supported on a splayed foot, encircled by a band of pairs of crested birds confronted by taotiemasks all on a leiwen ground, the band interrupted on each side... [Lire la suite]
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05 novembre 2018

A very rare archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, Gu, Shang Dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC)

Lot 18. A very rare archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, Gu, Shang Dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC); 31cm (12 1/4in) high. Estimate: £150,000 - 200,000 (€ 170,000 - 230,000). Unsold. © Bonhams. The slender vessel cast on the flaring trumpet neck with four blades of stylised cicada with double eyes forming dispersed taotie masks in raised relief on a fine leiwen ground, extending from a horizontal band of kui dragons, the central section cast with further taotie masks bisected by raised notched flanges, separated... [Lire la suite]
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