05 mars 2020

Sotheby's to offer a collection of works from the gallery of London art dealer Rafael Valls

Dutch School, A portrait of a young boy, full-length, wearing a green hat and a white frill collar and holding a baton and a hobby horse, circa 1630. Estimate £8,000 – 12,000. Courtesy Sotheby's.  LONDON.- This April, Sotheby’s will host its first ever Old Masters online sale devoted to a single dealer by offering works from the gallery of Rafael Valls. Presenting exceptional examples from the major schools of painting in Western Europe from the 16th to the 20th centuries amassed over the dealer’s 30... [Lire la suite]

04 mars 2020

A carved and polychrome wood figure of Guanyin, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 155. A carved and polychrome wood figure of Guanyin, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 71cm., 28in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Lot sold  43,750 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. carved seated on rockwork in rajalalitasana with the right arm rested on the raised right knee, wearing a dhoti open at the chest to reveal an elaborate necklace, the shoulders draped with a shawl, the face with a benevolent expression beneath the hair piled up into a high chignon, traces of gesso... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2020

A large carved and polychrome wood head, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 154. A large carved and polychrome wood head, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); 71cm., 28in.. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold  81,250 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. carved in the round, the full face with straight nose flanked by wide arched brows above heavily lidded eyes, all framed by pendulous ears and neatly-dressed hair, pulled up beneath an elaborate pierced and tiered crown with a central band of foliate scrolls centered with Buddha seated on a lotus base,... [Lire la suite]
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04 mars 2020

A rare finely carved Dingyao 'ducks' bowl, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 1984. A rare finely carved Dingyao 'ducks' bowl, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127); 9 3/16 in. (23.4 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000. Price realised HKD 2,180,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. With shallow rounded sides rising from a very short foot ring, freely carved in the interior with a pair of ducks swimming amongst reeds and sagittaria, the exterior with characteristic glaze 'tear stains', the unglazed rim bound in metal, box. Provenance: Sir John... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2020

A Longquan celadon relief-decorated tripod censer, Southern Song-Yuan Dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 1983. A Longquan celadon relief-decorated tripod censer, Southern Song-Yuan Dynasty, 13th-14th century ; 5 3/4 in. (14.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price realised HKD 860,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. The deep upright sides raised on three cabriole legs and decorated around the sides in relief with a continuous lotus scroll bearing four blossoms on the leafy, tendril-like stem, the exterior covered with a glaze of sea-green tone that continues over the... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2020

A fine small Longquan celadon petal-lobed bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 1982. A fine small Longquan celadon petal-lobed bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 70,000. Price realised HKD 81,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. Delicately potted with rounded, vertically-lobed sides rising from a small foot ring, covered all over with a luminous glaze of sea-green tone suffused with a network of icy, colourless crackle, the interior of the foot and pointed base similarly glazed. ... [Lire la suite]
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04 mars 2020

A rare Guanyao brushwasher, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 1980. A rare Guanyao brushwasher, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century; 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. Of shallow square form with four spur-marks to the glazed underside, covered overall in a thick greyish-green glaze suffused with dark stained crackles, wood stand, box. Note: Compare with a similar Song dynasty Ge-ware washer of round form from the Qing court collection... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2020

A very rare Guanyao mallow-form bowl, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 1979. A very rare Guanyao mallow-form bowl, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century; 5 3/4 in. (14.6cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 5,000,000 - HKD 6,000,000. Price realised HKD 11,412,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. The thinly potted body flaring widely from the narrow ring foot before rising to the very slightly everted rim cut with six notches, covered overall with a thick opaque glaze of greyish blue-green tone suffused with dark crackle ending neatly at the foot exposing the biscuit burnt... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2020

Regards sur la vie quotidienne au Musée de Cluny

Regards sur la vie quotidienne au Musée de Cluny. Affiche. PARIS - Comment vivaient les femmes et les hommes au Moyen Âge ? À travers une sélection d’œuvres provenant des collections du musée de Cluny – musée national du Moyen Âge, venez découvrir, du 4 mars au 28 juin 2020, les «Regards sur la vie quotidienne» que les conservateurs portent sur ces pièces de la vie de tous les jours. Ces objets sont exposés en regard de la présentation «Trésors» qui met à l’honneur des œuvres de grand prestige et de subtil raffinement. Vierge à... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2020

A bronze 'TLV' mirror, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 5. A bronze 'TLV' mirror, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); 7¼ in. (18.2 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000. Price realised GBP 3,585. © Christie's Images Ltd 2003. The underside crisply cast in shallow relief with a central pierced boss surrounded by a square of sharp studs alternating with seal characters within a field of thread-relief depicting Immortals, animals and Spirits of the Four Directions, studs and 'TLV' motifs, within concentric bands of seal characters,... [Lire la suite]