14 février 2020

Master of the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat (B. 1943), Into the Void, 2013

Lot 3687. Master of the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat (B. 1943), Into the Void, title panel: signed the Master of the Water Pine and Stone Retreat, titled, dated Spring of 2013, inscribed, and with six seals of the artists in total, ink on cotton paper, handscroll, title panel: 12.5 by 42 cm., 5 by 16 1/2  in. middle panel: 12.5 by 68 cm., 5 by 26 2/3  in. colophon: 12.5 by 44 cm., 5 by 17 1/3  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Lot... [Lire la suite]

14 février 2020

Liu Dan (B. 1953), Untitled Poppy flower, 2000

Lot 3685. Liu Dan (B. 1953), Untitled Poppy flower, signed Liu Dan, with one seal of the artist, ink on paper, framed, 107.5 by 77.5 cm., 42 1/4  by 30 1/2  in. Executed in 2000. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,960,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance:  Acquired from the Chinese Porcelain Company in March, 2000. Sotheby's. Contemporary Literati — A Gathering, Hong Kong, 07  april 2014
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14 février 2020

A Kidney-Shaped Marble Stand, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 3682. A Kidney-Shaped Marble Stand, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644); 27 by 39 by 21 cm., 10 5/8  by 15 3/8  by 8 1/4  in.. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Lot sold 150,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of nephroid section, the sides carved with a wide register narrowing in the middle,  with deep recesses, crevasses and overhangs imitating the sides of a cliff, above crashing waves and further rocks, all below a slightly domed top with a small recess of conforming shape framed by a... [Lire la suite]
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14 février 2020

An Inscribed 'Ying' Scholar's Rock, Qing Dynasty or Earlier

Lot 3679. An Inscribed 'Ying' Scholar's Rock, Qing Dynasty or Earlier; width 27.5 cm., 10 3/4  in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 625,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the jagged stone horizontally oriented forming high ridges and deep crevasses, the stone of dark grey and brown tones, the flat base inscribed in seal script with eight characters qian yan jingxiu, wan huo yun zheng (‘thousand cliffs compete on beauty, steamy clouds emit from million gorges’), above another... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2020

A rare black-glazed russet-splashed 'medallion' vase, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 77. A rare black-glazed russet-splashed 'medallion' vase, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty (960-1234). Height 8 1/2  in., 21.5 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 200,000 USD.Photo Sotheby's of ovoid form with a sloping broad shoulder set with a waisted neck and an everted mouth rim, covered overall in a glossy black glaze profusely splashed with vivid russet floret medallions, the rim further dotted with russet, the glaze stopping neatly above the white-slip painted... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2020

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum opens 'Boston's Apollo: Thomas McKeller and John Singer Sargent'

BOSTON, MASS.- The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum opens a new exhibition, Boston’s Apollo: Thomas McKeller & John Singer Sargent, on view February 13-May 17, 2020 in the Museum’s Hostetter Gallery. In 1916, John Singer Sargent (1856–1925) met Thomas Eugene McKeller (1890–1962), a young African-American elevator attendant, at Boston’s Hotel Vendome. McKeller posed for most of the figures—both male and female—in Sargent’s murals in the Museum of Fine Arts. The painter transformed McKeller into white gods and goddesses,... [Lire la suite]
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13 février 2020

'Silent Ruins, F. A. Oppenheim photographs the ancient world' at the Ludwig Museum

Felix Alexander Oppenheim, Acropolis, Athens, 1853, Museum Ludwig, repro: Rheinisches Bildarchiv Cologne. Cologne - The ruins of the Acropolis seem to lie still when Felix Alexander Oppenheim photographed them in 1853. No one is to be seen, contemporary Athens remains hidden. 42 of his photographs appeared in 1854 in the large-format illustrated book of Athenian Antiquities, consisting of two booklets: The Acropolis and Details of the Acropolis. One of the two surviving specimens is in the Ludwig... [Lire la suite]
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13 février 2020

Master of the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat. Only snow visits in the winter, 2012

Lot 3672. Master of the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat. Only snow visits in the winter,signed the Master of the Water Pine and Stone Retreat, titled on the front and the reverse, dated winter 2012, inscribed and with seven seals of the artist;ink on cloud-dragon paper, 95.5 by 420 cm., 37 1/2  by 165 1/3  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 237,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Note: Artist's inscription: Ancient pines cling to snow-clad peaks; the moon shines on... [Lire la suite]
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13 février 2020

A pair of famille rose coral-ground bowls and covers, Xiezhu Zhuren Zao mark in underglaze blue, Daoguang period (1821-1850)

Lot 1811. A pair of famille rose coral-ground bowls and covers, Xiezhu Zhuren Zao mark in underglaze blue, Daoguang period (1821-1850); 4 3/8 in. (11 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 74,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  Each finely potted with rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, enamled with a pair of phoenixes by a garden rock, surrounded by bamboo and flowering plants, a bat holding a ribbon-tied chime in its mouth... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2020

A pair of famille rose coral-ground bowls, Guangxu six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 1812. A pair of famille rose coral-ground bowls, Guangxu six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1875-1908); 4 7/16 in. (11.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 11,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  Each decorated with three yellow-ground panels centered by a peony spray and bordered by foliate scroll, all reserved on a coral ground. Provenance: Betsy Ma, 1980s. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art... [Lire la suite]