25 janvier 2020

A large archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (zun), Late Shang-Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th century BC

Lot 159. A large archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (zun), Late Shang-Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th century BC. Height 13 3/4 in., 35 cm. Estimate 200,000 — 250,000 USD. Lot sold 434,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's supported on a high splayed foot, the body crisply cast with three taotie with raised eyes in a broad band each bisected by a narrow flange against a leiwen ground, the angled shoulder with a further narrower band interrupted by three bovine masks... [Lire la suite]

25 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (zun), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC

Lot 146. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (zun), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC. Height 8 3/4 in., 22.3 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 110,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's with an expansive trumpet mouth and broad splayed hollow foot with a double raised filet, the sides flat cast with a band of three taotie  with protuberant eyes below a narrow band of confronting kui dragons, the shoulder  with a similarly... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2020

STEINITZ, Stand 6c at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Exceptional bust of the Emperor Hadrian (76 - 138 A.D.), Florence, second half of the 16th century. White marble. Total height : 94 cm (37 in.) ; W. 70 cm (27 ½ in.): D. 28 cm (11 in.). Base : H. 18.5 cm (7 ¼ in.) ; w. 24.2 cm (9 ½ in) x 24.2 cm (9 ½ in.). © Galerie Steinitz. Pair of mounted porcelain vases. Celadon-glazed porcelain, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi reign (1662-1722).Chased and gilt bronze mounts, France, Transition period, circa 1765, 31.5 x 22 cm. © Galerie Steinitz. Mirror with the heraldry of Elisabeth... [Lire la suite]
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25 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (gu), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC

Lot 153. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (gu), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC. Height 11 1/4 in., 28.5 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's the tall slender form crisply cast, the trumpet neck with four narrow triangular blades enclosing two rows of angular scrolls within a band of small, fine leiwen with symmetrical taotie masks centered on notched flanges, the splayed foot with similar conforming decorations... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (gu), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC

Lot 145. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (gu), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC. Height 11 1/8 in., 28.2 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 62,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's cast with four blades on the trumpet neck, the middle section and splayed foot cast with taotie masks on a leiwen ground divided by four raised flanges, the waisted section at the top of the foot encircled by a pair of bow-string bands interrupted by a T-shaped opening, the... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (gu), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC

Lot 144. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (gu), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC. Height 10 3/4 in., 27.4 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 56,250 USD. Photo Sotheby's of slender form cast with four blades on the trumpet neck, the middle section and spreading foot cast with taotie masks with protuberant eyes against a leiwen ground and divided by vertical flanges, the lower section encircled by a pair of bow string bands... [Lire la suite]

25 janvier 2020

MONTAGUT GALLERY, Stand 14d at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Mask, Dan people,Ivory Coast, late 19th-early 20th century. Wood. H 22 cm. © Galerie Guilhem Montagut. Provenance: collected post-war in the Sipilou region of the Ivory Coast. Lubuko divination drumstick, Middle Luvua workshop, Democratic Republic of the Congo, late 19th-early 20th century. Wood, H 17 cm. © Galerie Guilhem Montagut. Provenance: collection of Ben Tursch, Belgium; Entwistle collection, London; collection of Javier Lentini, Barcelona. Literature: Luba, Dapper Museum, Paris, 1993, p. 47. Exhibition: Luba,... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2020

A 'Longquan' celadon baluster dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 143. A 'Longquan' celadon dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Diameter 10 5/8 in., 27 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 5,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's the flaring fluted sides rising to an everted barbed rim, supported on a short tapering foot, the center molded with a lozenge diaper and the cavetto with a band of lotus scroll, covered with a sea-green glaze pooling in depressions to highlight the design and thinning at the edges. Property from The Estate of Dr. and Mrs.... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2020

A 'Longquan' celadon baluster vase, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 141. A 'Longquan' celadon baluster vase, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height 21 3/4 in., 55.2 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 12,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's the bulbous body boldly carved with large peony blooms amidst broad curling leaves, above blades of grass rising from the tapered foot, the peony blossoms continuing to the neck between raised bands, covered overall in a crackled and bubble-suffused sea-green glaze, wood stand (2). Property from The Honorable... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2020

BRUIL & BRANDSMA WORKS OF ART, Stand 52a at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Diptych with Scenes of the Life of Christ, France, circa 1360. Ivory, 17.3 x 10.2 cm. © Bruil & Bruil Works of Art. The left leaf depicting the Visitation, Annunciation, and Nativity. The right leaf with the Kiss of Judas, Crucifixion, and Resurrection. Corneille de La Haye dit Corneille de Lyon (The Hague 1500/1501-1575 Lyon), Portrait of Dauphin François, circa 1536. Oil on panel, 15.4 x 13.5 cm. Original 16th century tabernacle frame. © Bruil & Bruil Works of Art. Provenance: At Duveau (?) listing in Dubois de Groër;... [Lire la suite]