22 octobre 2017

A rare set of three 'Yingqing' medicinal implements, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 37. A rare set of three 'Yingqing' medicinal implements, Southern Song Dynasty  (1127-1279). Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 28,800 USD. © Sotheby's. comprising a bowl, a bottle and a pestle, all delicately potted, the wide bowl of shallow U-shape lightly incised with a line around the rim, supported on a low foot ring, completely covered in a pale-green glaze save for the rim; the double-gourd bottle surmounted by a small cap with a tendril finial,... [Lire la suite]

22 octobre 2017

A rare 'Yingqing' Wine warmer and Ewer, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279

Lot 36. A rare 'Yingqing' Wine warmer and Ewer, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 60,000 USD. © Sotheby's. delicately potted, the ewer of narrow-waisted double-gourd form with a smaller upper bulb of ovoid form joined to the globular lower bulb by an arched strap handle with a small loop for attaching to the cover, opposite a slender tapered spout rising in a graceful curve from the shoulder of the lower bulb, incised with four chubby... [Lire la suite]
22 octobre 2017

An unusual 'Yingqing' Guanyin seated on an Elephant, Southern Song-Yuan Dynasty (1127-1366)

Lot 21. An unusual 'Yingqing' Guanyin seated on an Elephant, Southern Song-Yuan Dynasty (1127-1366). Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 4,200 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the deity wearing an elaborately molded robe covered in a pale blue glaze, seated in lalitasana while riding side-saddle upon the back of an elephant, her right arm resting upon her right knee, her face finely modeled and framed by her long hair tied in a chignon, the biscuit-fired striding elephant with his head turned sharply to... [Lire la suite]
22 octobre 2017

Alonso Sánchez Coello (Benifairó de les Valls 1531-1588 Madrid), Portrait of Don Juan de Austria, Circa 1565-70

Alonso Sánchez Coello (Benifairó de les Valls 1531-1588 Madrid), Portrait of Don Juan de Austria, circa 1565-70. Oil on silvered copper, 7 x 5 cm (2.8 x 2 in.) © Caylus Our gallery, founded in 1988, is a landmark in the international market for Spanish Old Masters and Latinamerican Colonial Art. We deal mainly in Spanish and Latinamerican paintings and sculpture from the Gothic to the Romantic period and we also include in our portfolio some very interesting examples of Italian and Flemish Baroque old masters... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2017

REZA at TEFAF New York 2017

REZA. AYLI Ring. Ring featuring an unheated Burmese oval-shaped sapphire, set on white gold. Weight of oval: 11.13 carats. Weight of tapered diamonds: 4.10 carats © REZA REZA. TOI&MOI Ring. Ring featuring an unheated Burmese pear-shaped red spinel and an unheated D. Internally Flawless Type IIA pear-shaped diamond; set on white gold. Weight of red spinel: 4.26 carats. Weight of diamond: 4.19 carats © REZA REZA. TITAN Bracelet. Bracelet featuring 6 natural pearls,... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2017

A fine lemon-yellow glazed cup, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 16. A fine lemon-yellow glazed cup, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795), 10.5 cm, 4 1/4  in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, the exterior covered with an even bright yellow glaze stopping neatly at the foot, inscribed to the base with an underglaze-blue seal mark. Note: First developed at the imperial kilns in Jingdezhen during the reign of the Yongzheng Emperor, lemon yellow glaze was... [Lire la suite]

21 octobre 2017

A rare incised celadon-glazed 'Lotus' basin, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 15. A rare incised celadon-glazed 'Lotus' basin, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795), 25.8 cm, 10 3/16  in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides slightly flaring out from a recessed base, encircled by a single raised fillet, finely incised on the interior with a lotus medallion surrounded by four overlapping chilong, two with incurved horns and two with bifurcated tails, detailed on the walls with five lotus... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2017

An extremely rare 'Jun-imitation' vase, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 14. An extremely rare 'Jun-imitation' vase, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735), 21.5 cm, 8 1/2  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. of compressed pear shape, the broad rounded sides rising from a spreading foot to a tall cylindrical neck, covered with a mottled copper-red glaze, thinning to an underlying pale blue glaze towards the foot, the base incised with a four character seal mark. Provenance: Collection of Ambassador and Mrs Joseph Verner Reed. ... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2017

Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013) 10.8.78 , 1978

Lot 20. Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013), 10.8.78, signé en Chinois et en Pinyin 'ZAO' (en bas à droite); signé de nouveau, daté, titré et dédicacé 'ZAO WOU-KI 10.8.78 pour Manuel Amitié leur amis Françoise et Zao Paris Déc 1993' (au revers), huile sur toile, 54.5 x 65 cm. Peint en 1978. Estimate EUR 200,000 - EUR 300,000. Price realised EUR 427,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 signed in Chinese and in Pinyin 'ZAO' (lower right); signed again, dated, titled and dedicated 'ZAO... [Lire la suite]
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21 octobre 2017

Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013), 5.6.65, 1965

Lot 17. Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013), 5.6.65, 1965, . signé en Chinois et en Pinyin ‘ZAO’ (en bas à droite); signé de nouveau et titré ‘ZAO WOU-KI 5.6.65' (au revers), huile sur toile, 100 x 81 cm. Peint en 1965 Estimate EUR 700,000 - EUR 1,000,000. Price realised EUR 679,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 signed in Chinese and in Pinyin 'ZAO' (lower right); signed again and titled ‘ZAO WOU-KI 5.6.65’ (on the reverse), oil on canvas, 39 3/8 x 31 7/8 in. Painted in... [Lire la suite]