29 août 2016

A pair of huanghuali low back arm chairs, Meiguiyi, 17th-18th century

Lot 6008. A pair of huanghuali low back arm chairs, Meiguiyi, 17th-18th century. Estimate US$ 100,000 - 150,000 (€90,000 - 130,000). Photo: Bonhams. Each rounded corner top rail and arm rests hidden mortise and tenoned to the stiles which run through the seat to become the front and back legs, the back apron elegantly carved with key fret and beaded borders resting on a horizontal stretcher tenoned to the back rails and front posts and to the seat by two pillar-form struts, the seat of standard mitre, mortise-and-tenon... [Lire la suite]

29 août 2016

Nuun Jewels, Majarra

Nuun Jewels, Majarra. Black opals ring Nuun Jewels, Majarra. Opals ring
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29 août 2016

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Dorothee Golz, "Anne van Cleve", Diasec, c-print, 125 x 95 cm, 2007 © Dorothee Golz
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29 août 2016

A very rare ‘Number Three’ Jun tripod narcissus bowl, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 725. A very rare ‘Number Three’ Jun tripod narcissus bowl, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The sturdily potted, shallow rounded body is applied with a band of sixteen ‘nail-head’ bosses above the three ruyi-shaped feet, and a further band of nineteen bosses possitioned between a bow-string border and the raised edge of the rim. It is covered overall in a milky lavender-blue glaze shading to reddish brown on the raised areas.... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2016

A very rare ‘Number Three’ Jun jardinière, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 724. A very rare ‘Number Three’ Jun jardinière, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The jardinière is finely potted with a compressed globular body that rises from a spreading foot to a slightly flared neck, its mouth rim is now mounted with a copper band. It is covered with a purplish glaze with lavender-blue suffusions on the exterior, while the interior is covered with a rich mottled lavender-blue color. The base is pierced... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2016

A rare purple-splashed Jun dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th century

Lot 723. A rare purple-splashed Jun dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th century. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bowl has rounded sides rising to a slightly incurved rim, from the short, unglazed foot, and is covered with a thick, crackled glaze of sky-blue tone, thinning to mushroom on the rim. 2 ¾ in. (9 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box.  Notes: Jun wares were produced at various kiln sites in Henan province and two of the main centers of production... [Lire la suite]

29 août 2016

A small Jun 'bubble' bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 722. A small Jun 'bubble' bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bowl has rounded sides rising to a slightly incurved rim, from the short, unglazed foot, and is covered with a thick, crackled glaze of sky-blue tone, thinning to mushroom on the rim. 2 ¾ in. (9 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box.  Notes: With its round sides and slightly inverted rim, this simple, yet refined bowl represents one of the classic Jun ware... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2016

A miniature Jun tripod censer, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 721. A miniature Jun tripod censer, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The globular body of the censer stands on three cabriole feet, and rises to a cylindrical neck with everted rim. The censer is covered in a thick glaze of sky-blue tone, with the lavender mottling, that thins to mushroom on the rim, ending in an irregular line on the interior of the neck and on the exterior above the feet, exposing the purplish-brown body on the interior and... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2016

Yan Pei-Ming, "Ruines du temps réel" à Sète

Yan Pei-Ming, Benazir Bhutto (détail), 2012. Huile sur toile. 200 x 300 cm. Photo: André Morin. © Yan Pei-Ming, ADAGP, Paris, 2016. SETE - L'artiste franco-chinois Yan Pei-Ming, né en 1960, présente dans l'exposition «Ruines du temps réel», à Sète, au Centre régional d'art contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon, ses plus récentes toiles, réalisées en 2015 et 2016, dont certaines spécialement pour l'exposition. Tous les grands genres classiques sont abordés: portraits, autoportraits, paysages, scènes historiques et... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2016

A Longquan celadon dish, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 720. A Longquan celadon dish, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The elegant dish is potted with shallow rounded sides rising to a flat, everted rim with raised outer edge, and is covered overall with a thick glaze of even sea-green tone, the unglazed foot rim burnt orange in the firing. 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box Provenance: Maria Worthington, Vienna, Virginia. The Robert E. Barron III (1929-2007)... [Lire la suite]