13 novembre 2018

A 'Jizhou' 'Leaf' bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 220. A 'Jizhou' 'Leaf' bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279); 14.5 cm, 5 3/4  in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 17,500 GBP. © Sotheby's. the deep conical sides rising from a short ring foot, decorated to the interior with a buff-coloured leaf reserved against a rich dark chocolate-brown ground Sotheby's. St George Street Sale: Asian Art, London, 09 Nov 2018
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13 novembre 2018

A 'Cizhou' 'oil-spot' teabowl, 12th-13th century

Lot 234. A 'Cizhou' 'oil-spot' teabowl, 12th-13th century; 10.5 cm, 4 1/8  in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 27,500 GBP. © Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a slightly everted rim, covered overall in a black glaze suffused with silvery spots, stopping short of the foot to reveal a black dressed foot. Exhibited: Objects of Desire, The Classic Age of Chinese Ceramics Song to Yuan Dynasties, 10th to 14th Centuries, Asian... [Lire la suite]
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13 novembre 2018

Record-breaking $27 million Magritte masterpiece shines at Sotheby's New York

Lot 35. René Magritte (1898 - 1967), Le Principe du plaisir (The Pleasure Principle). Signed magritte (upper left); titled "Le Principe du plaisir," signed Magritte and dated 1937 (on the reverse). Oil on canvas, 28 3/4 by 21 1/2 in. 73 by 54.5 cm. Painted in 1937. Estimate 15,000,000 — 20,000,000 USD. Lot Sold 26,830,500 USD to an anonymous. Record for the artist at auction. Courtesy Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Painted... [Lire la suite]
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12 novembre 2018

A 'Ding 'box and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 217. A 'Ding' box and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279); 13 cm, 5 in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,625 GBP. © Sotheby's. crisply potted, the straight-sided circular box rising from an angled slightly convex base, the straight-sided cover stepped and slightly domed, both covered overall in an even ivory-white glaze, the interior similarly glazed. Exhibited: Serene Glazes, Elegant Forms, A Select Exhibition of Early Chinese Ceramics, Courage and Joy, New York, 2012, cat.... [Lire la suite]
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12 novembre 2018

A 'Qingbai' 'Lotus' jar and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 209.  A 'Qingbai' 'Lotus' jar and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279); 9.2 cm, 3 5/8  in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 6,250 GBP. © Sotheby's. the ovoid body rising from a short straight foot to a short tapering neck, carved around the exterior with overlapping lotus petals and covered overall in an ice-blue glaze falling short of the foot to reveal the white body, the similarly glazed slightly domed cover carved with a medallion of radiating lotus petals and surmounted by a... [Lire la suite]
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12 novembre 2018

A 'Qingbai' hexagonally lobed cosmetic box and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 238.  A 'Qingbai' hexagonally lobed cosmetic box and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279); 9.5 cm, 3 3/4  in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500 GBP. © Sotheby's. the lobed straight sides of the box rising from an angled flat base to a rim with inner flange, the interior moulded with three small 'lotus' bowls divided by curling lotus stems, the slightly domed straight-sided lobed cover finely decorated in reverse with a leafy floral spray against a dot ground, the base with... [Lire la suite]
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12 novembre 2018

A 'Xing' jar, 9th-10th century

Lot 265. A 'Xing' jar, 9th-10th century; 12 cm, 4 3/4  in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 8,125 GBP. © Sotheby's. the ovoid body rising from a short spreading flat base to a short straight neck, set at the neck and shoulder with three simple lug handles and covered overall in a pale straw glaze falling short of the foot to reveal the white body.  Sotheby's. St George Street Sale: Asian Art, London, 09 Nov 2018.
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12 novembre 2018

A 'Xing' bowl, 10th century

Lot 266. A 'Xing' bowl, 10th century; 12.5 cm, 5 in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 8,750 GBP. © Sotheby's. the deep slightly curved sides rising from a concave base to an incurved rim and covered overall with an even white glaze slightly pooling in characteristic teardrops on the exterior. Exhibited: The Tea Bowl in China, Korea, Vietnam, Japan, Australia: A Study in Cultural Influence, Synthesis and Metamorphosis, Asian Arts Institute of Australia, New South Wales, 2007, cat.... [Lire la suite]
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12 novembre 2018

A Qingbai 'Lotus' bowl Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 239. A Qingbai 'Lotus' bowl Song dynasty (960-1279); 14 cm, 5 1/2  in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 11,250 GBP. © Sotheby's. the deep conical sides rising from a short straight narrow foot to a foliate rim, covered overall in a pale icy-blue glaze. Sotheby's. St George Street Sale: Asian Art, London, 09 Nov 2018.
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12 novembre 2018

A white-glazed ewer, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 208. A white-glazed ewer, Song dynasty (960-1279); 16.5 cm, 6 1/2  in. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. the octagonal lobed ovoid body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall trumpet neck, set at the shoulder with a tall curved spout and to the other side with a tall strap handle, the dished cover surmounted with a ruyi-shaped finial, covered overall in a creamy-white glaze. Exhibited: Objects of Desire, The Classic Age of Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
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