13 janvier 2020

An unusual famille rose black-ground bowl, porcelain: Yongzheng mark and period, enamels possibly later added

Lot 1205. An unusual famille rose black-ground bowl, porcelain: Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735), enamels possibly later added; 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The deep, rounded sides that flare towards the rim are decorated with an allover pattern of variously colored flowers borne on delicate, leafy green meander reserved on a black... [Lire la suite]

13 janvier 2020

A pair of bell-shaped wine cups, Kangxi-Yongzheng period (1662-1735)

Lot 1209. A pair of bell-shaped wine cups, Kangxi-Yongzheng period (1662-1735); 2 3/16 in. (5.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Each is thinly potted and decorated in a delicate doucai palette with butterflies flitting above three vignettes of wannianqing growing from behind pale blue rocks. An apocryphal Chenghua mark is on the base of each.  Provenance: Fong Chow (1923-2012) Collection, New... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2020

A pair of Ming-style doucai cups, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1203. A pair of Ming-style doucai cups, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 2¾ in. (7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Each has deep rounded sides that rise to a slightly everted rim, and is decorated in iron red, green, yellow and underglaze blue with four ruyi motifs separated by foliate spray spandrels. An apocryphal Wanli mark is on each base.  Provenance: Fong Chow (1923-2012) Collection, New York. ... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2020

A Guan-type flower-form bowl, Qianlong four-character seal mark in underglaze blue and probably of the period

Lot 1210. A Guan-type flower-form bowl, Qianlong four-character seal mark in underglaze blue and probably of the period; 4 5/8 in. (12 cm.) across. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Made in imitation of Song dynasty Guan ware, the bowl has deep petal-molded sides and is covered overall with a pale greyish-blue glaze suffused with black and golden crackle that ends in a neat line of russet color at the foot.  Provenance: Fong Chow... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2020

A rare copper-red-glazed small Ming-style 'monk's cap' ewer and cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1204. A rare copper-red-glazed small Ming-style 'monk's cap' ewer and cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 5½ in. (14 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 109,350. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Made in imitation of Xuande prototypes, the ewer has a globular body and an elegantly arched spout that issues from the front of the neck and extends from the galleried 'monk's cap' rim opposite the strap handle that terminates in a ruyi head on the body and is... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2020

A yellow enamelled bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 1184. A yellow enamelled bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 4 3/8 in. (11.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 171,750 © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The bowl has deep, rounded sides that rise to an everted rim and are covered on the exterior with a glaze of lemon-yellow color in contrast to the white interior.  Provenance: Raymond A. Bidwell (1876-1954), Collection.The... [Lire la suite]

13 janvier 2020

£20 million David Hockney to make a splash at Sotheby's London

David Hockney, The Splash, 1966, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 72 inches. Estimate £20-30 million. Courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- A breath-taking realisation of David Hockney’s Californian fantasy, The Splash is set to make waves in London this February when it stars in Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction. The painting will be offered with an estimate of £20-30 million – over six times the price achieved when the work last sold at auction for £2.9 million ($5.4 million) at Sotheby’s London in 2006, where... [Lire la suite]
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13 janvier 2020

Two bronze octalobed mirrors, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1155. Two bronze octalobed mirrors, Tang Dynasty (618-907); Both 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) across. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price Realised USD 52,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 One has a loop in the shape of a tortoise resting on a lotus leaf borne on a stem that rises amidst rocks from a pond. To one side a phoenix dances atop a rock to the music played on the qin by a scholar seated to the other side, while a stork is seen in flight above. The knob on the other mirror is... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2020

A small silvery bronze 'Lion and Grapevine' mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1154. A small silvery bronze 'Lion and Grapevine' mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907); 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price Realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The back is cast in high relief in the center with a crouching animal-form loop surrounded by four bushy-tailed animals frolicking between birds amidst fruiting grapevine that continues over the raised border into the outer field in which birds and insects are shown in flight below a band of small... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2020

A bronze octalobed mirror, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1153. A bronze octalobed mirror, Tang Dynasty (618-907); 6¾ and 6 in. (17.2 and 15.3 cm.) across. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price Realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Of kuihua (sunflower) shape, the mirror is well cast in the main field with a three-clawed dragon shown amidst clouds as it turns its head around to grasp the 'pearl', which is formed by the knob, below a raised border and alternating insects and flower sprigs in the lobed outer field. The patina... [Lire la suite]