29 décembre 2019

A flambé-glazed pear-shaped vase, 19th century

Lot 288. A flambé-glazed pear-shaped vase, 19th century; 14 ¾ in. (37.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 6,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014.  The vase is sturdily potted with a bulbous body rising to a long cylindrical neck and supported on a short tapered foot. It is covered overall in an attractive dark red glaze with fine crackling, thinning to a cream colour at the rim.   Provenance: Formerly in a private Hong Kong collection,... [Lire la suite]

29 décembre 2019

A pair of clair-de-lune-glazed stem bowls, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 290. A pair of clair-de-lune-glazed stem bowls, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735); 7 ? in. (18 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 56,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014.  Each bowl has deep rounded sides rising from a tall, ribbed spreading stemmed foot, covered on the exterior with an even light blue glaze stopping neatly around the foot.   Provenance: Formerly in a private Hong Kong... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2019

Monochrome porcelains from the Collection of Professor E. T. Hall at Christie's London, 13 May 2014

Professor Edward ‘Teddy’ Hall was a man who obviously enjoyed combining art and science, as evidenced by his directorship of the Research laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art at Oxford, and his important collection of clocks (sold at Christies London 11 July 2003). This was a combination of interests that he was able to pursue in his remarkable collection of Chinese ceramics. His passion was primarily for monochrome porcelains of the Ming and Qing dynasties. He built up one of the finest private collections of these... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2019

A Guan-type vase, meiping, 18th century

Lot 348. A Guan-type vase, meiping, 18th century; 9½ in. (24 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000. Price realised GBP 10,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012  The vase is delicately potted with high shoulders and a short neck. The body has wide crackles and is covered in an unctuous glaze.  Provenance: With Messrs. Bluett & Sons, London. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 15 May 2012
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29 décembre 2019

A 'clair-de-lune'-glazed bottle vase, Qianlong underglaze blue six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 346. A 'clair-de-lune'-glazed bottle vase, Qianlong underglaze blue six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 7 in. (17.9 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000. Price realised GBP 39,650. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012  With a compressed globular body and a tall neck rising from a short, slightly tapering foot, the vase is covered overall in an attractive soft lavender glaze.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2019

A yellow-glazed bowl, Yongzheng underglaze blue six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 345. A yellow-glazed bowl, Yongzheng underglaze blue six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 4 5/8 in. (11.6 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 40,000 - GBP 60,000. Price realised GBP 46,850. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012  The bowl has gently rounded sides rising to a flaring mouth rim, and is supported on a short foot. The exterior is covered overall in a yellow glaze.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 15... [Lire la suite]

29 décembre 2019

A flambé-glazed vase, hu, 18th century

Lot 343. A flambé-glazed vase, hu, 18th century; 14 in. (35.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012  The vase is supported on a flaring foot, with lug handles to the sides, and is covered overall in a rich reddish-purple glaze with lavender and beige streaks.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 15 May 2012
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29 décembre 2019

Two Dehua baluster vases, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 3455. Two Dehua baluster vases, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 14 3/4 in. (37.4 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 225,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014. Each vase is potted with an elongated slender body below a trumpet mouth. It is further decorated at each side of the gently sloped shoulder with a pair of moulded lion-masks, below an indentation encircling the lower neck. Each base is impressed with an apocryhal Xuande seal mark. The glaze is of... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2019

The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents the first U.S. exhibition of Félix Vallotton's work in nearly 30 years

NEW YORK, NY.- In darkly suggestive paintings and graphically spare prints, Félix Vallotton (1865–1925) chronicled fin de siècle Paris like no other artist of his generation. He lampooned the bourgeoisie with acerbic wit and laid bare the urban turmoil of a society in flux. Swiss born and Paris educated, Vallotton was a highly original artist whose diverse talents have never been fully recognized. In the first U.S. exhibition of his work in nearly 30 years, Félix Vallotton: Painter of Disquiet—on view at The Metropolitan... [Lire la suite]
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29 décembre 2019

A rare doucai fan-shaped wall vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3480. A rare doucai fan-shaped wall vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 12 1/8 in. (30.8 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000. Price realised HKD 650,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The wall vase is finely potted in the form of a fan. The exterior is enamelled on the front with a bird perched on a bamboo branch, and the two sides of the vessel are decorated with bushy-tailed squirrels clambering over fruiting grape vines. The guardstick is decorated with five cartouches... [Lire la suite]