17 juin 2017

A kesi blue-ground nine dragon robe with cranes, China, 19th century

Lot 279. A kesi blue-ground nine dragon robe with cranes, China, 19th century. Length 143 cm. Estimate CHF 8 000 / 12 000 (€ 7 410/11 110)). Unsold © Koller Auctions Lined with black satin. Some loose threads. Swiss private collection, acquired before 1997 in Hong Kong. Koller Auctions. Asian Art: Himalaya, China - Tuesday 13 June 2017
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17 juin 2017

A blue-ground five-clawed dragon robe with gold thread embroidery, China, 19th century

  Lot 278. A blue-ground five-clawed dragon robe with gold thread embroidery, China, 19th century. L 136 cm. Estimate CHF 3 000 / 5 000 (€ 2 780 / 4 630). Unsold © Koller Auctions Lined with black satin. Some loose threads. Swiss private collection, acquired before 1997 in Hong Kong. Koller Auctions. Asian Art: Himalaya, China - Tuesday 13 June 2017
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17 juin 2017

A midnight-blue imperial kesi surcoat, with four symbols of authority, China, 19th century

Lot 277. A midnight-blue imperial kesi surcoat, with four symbols of authority, China, 19th century. L 147 cm. Estimate CHF 15 000 / 25 000 (€ 13 890 / 23 150). Unsold © Koller Auctions Swiss private collection, purchased 1990 from Teresa Coleman Fine Arts Hong Kong, thence by descent. Koller Auctions. Asian Art: Himalaya, China - Tuesday 13 June 2017
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17 juin 2017

A yellow satin brocade dragon chuba, Tibet, 19th century

Lot 146. A yellow satin brocade dragon chuba, Tibet, 19th century. Length 148 cm. Estimate CHF 3 000 / 5 000 (€ 2 780 / 4 630).  Sold for CHF 6 500 (hammer price) © Koller Auctions Lined. Yellow slightly faded. Swiss private Collection, purchased 1991 from Altfield Gallery Hong Kong, thence by descent. Koller Auctions. Asian Art: Himalaya, China - Tuesday 13 June 2017
17 juin 2017

Portrait of English Civil War turncoat offered at Bonhams Old Master Paintings Sale

Portrait of Thomas Pope by William Larkin. Estimate: £40,000-60,000. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- A recently discovered work, Portrait of Thomas Pope, by the English portrait painter William Larkin, features at Bonhams Old Master Paintings sale in London on Wednesday 5 July. It is estimated at £40,000-60,000.  Thomas Pope (1598-1667/68) was born and educated in Oxfordshire. Despite changing sides during the political turbulence of mid-17th century England, Pope not only survived, but prospered. He was first... [Lire la suite]
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17 juin 2017

Fine and Decorative Arts Auction realizes $1.5 million for Heritage

DALLAS, TX.- A diverse collection of decorative items, many with an Asian motif, led the way at Heritage Auctions’ $1.5 million dollar Fine and Decorative Arts including Estates Auction June 10-12. Nearly 1,500 bidders from around the world bid on the 1,293 lots via phone, internet and HALive!.  An ornate and intricate Chinese Carved, Lacquered and Inlaid Table Cabinet sold for an impressive $45,000, leading the auction. Two other Asian-inspired pieces joined the table cabinet as high value lots: a Large Chinese Carved... [Lire la suite]
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16 juin 2017

Exhibition marks the 450th anniversary of the accession of the Habsburg Archduke Ferdinand II of Tyrol

Archduke Ferdinand II (1529 - 1595), around 1575, German © KHM-Museumverband INNSBRUCK.- 450 years ago, on January, 17 1567, Archduke Ferdinand II (1525-1595) made his solemn entry into Innsbruck. Ambras Castle Innsbruck is marking this anniversary by dedicating a major exhibition to the princely sovereign of Tyrol for the first time. For around thirty years the Habsburg Archduke guided the fortunes of the County of Tyrol. Prior to that, he was appointed administrating governor to the Kingdom of Bohemia, taking up... [Lire la suite]
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16 juin 2017

A pair of famille rose bowls, China, Yongzheng six character mark of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 350. A pair of famille rose bowls, China, Yongzheng six character mark of the period (1723-1735), diameter 13.8 cm. Estimate CHF 6,000 / 9,000 (€ 5 560 / 8 330). Sold for CHF 4 000 (hammer price). © Koller Zurich Minor chip and underglaze body cracks. (2) Koller Zurich. Asian Art: Himalaya, China - Tuesday 13 June 2017, 10.00 AM
16 juin 2017

A white-glazed stem cup with anhua dragon decoration, China, 17th century

Lot 349. A white-glazed stem cup with anhua dragon decoration, China, 17th century. Height 10.5 cm. Estimate CHF 3,000 / 5,000 (€ 2 780/4 630). Sold for CHF 6 000 (hammer price). © Koller Zurich Wide bowl with extended lip on slightly tapered, grooved foot. A thin, fluid glaze overlays the incised Anhua decor inside, which shows two four-clawed dragons with flamed wish beads. Cloth-bound case with leather mounts. Transport container. Two fine hairlines. Koller... [Lire la suite]
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16 juin 2017

A blue and white "phoenix tail" vase with lotus decoration, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 337. A blue and white "phoenix tail" vase with lotus decoration, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722), height 46 cm.  Estimate CHF 6,000 / 9,000 (€ 5 560/8 330). Sold for CHF 6 000 (hammer price). © Koller Zurich Slender vase with contrasting neck. The under-glass-bubbled decor depicts lotus blossoms on the neck and the bulbous wall with creeping stems and leaves. Geometrically-abstract borders separate the decorative fields from each other and frame them. Koller Zurich. Asian Art:... [Lire la suite]