03 mai 2019

A rare blue and white 'Dragon' zhadou, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521)

Lot 53. A rare blue and white 'Dragon' zhadou, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521); 15.5 cm, 6 in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP (35,022 - 58,370 EUR). Lot sold 37,500 GBP (48,454 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the compressed globular body rising from a short spreading foot to a broad flaring neck, painted around the exterior with two bands of scaly five-clawed dragons amidst scrolling leafy lotus, the interior of the neck similarly painted, all above a ruyi band at the foot, the... [Lire la suite]

03 mai 2019

Christie's Classic Week totals $79.5 million, Old Masters sales set 5 new world auction records

Jan Sanders van Hemessen (Hemessen c. 1504-1556 Antwerp), Double portrait of a husband and wife, half-length, seated at a table, playing tables. Oil on panel, 43 ¾ x 50 3/8 in. Estimate: $4,000,000 - $6,000,000. Price realized: $10,036,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. NEW YORK, NY.- The top lot Classic Week was Jan Sander van Hemessen’s ‘Double portrait of a husband and wife, half-length, seated at a table, playing tables’, which sold for $10,036,000, earning a new world auction record for the artist and a new record for an... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2019

Middle Eastern Art Week led by £5.4 million portrait of Suleyman the Magnificent & 12 artist records

  Lot 129. Property of a Royal Collection. A portrait of Suleyman the Magnificent, by a follower of Gentile Bellini, Italy, probably Venice, circa 1520; oil on panel, framed; painting: 32.5 by 28cm. frame: 42 by 36cm. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 GBP (290,200 - 406,280 EUR). Lot sold 5,323,500 GBP (6,172,085 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- The Arts of the Islamic World sale, which explores over 1,200 years of creativity and craftsmanship across... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2019

A 'Longquan' celadon bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 91. A 'Longquan' celadon bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279); 13.3 cm, 5 1/4  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. of conical form, rising from a short foot to widely flared sides, covered overall in a unctuous sea-green colour glaze suffused with crackles, the narrow foot ring left unglazed revealing the stoneware burnt brownish-orange in the firing. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 15 May 2019, 10:30 AM  
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02 mai 2019

A 'Longquan' celadon tripod censer, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 90. A 'Longquan' celadon tripod censer, Song dynasty (960-1279); 12.9 cm, 5 1/8  in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the compressed globular body rising from three tall conical feet to a waisted short neck with everted rim, each leg with a low relief vertical flange joining a bowstring at the shoulder, covered overall in a crackled celadon glaze. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 15 May 2019, 10:30 AM
02 mai 2019

A 'Longquan' celadon 'Lotus' bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 89. A 'Longquan' celadon 'Lotus' bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279);  3.9 cm, 5 1/2  in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a short straight foot, the exterior carved with lotus petals, covered with an even olive-green glaze suffused with icy crackles. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 15 May 2019, 10:30 AM

02 mai 2019

Trabert & Hoeffer announces closing, consignment partnership with Hindman LLC

  Lot 72. A Retro Platinum, Pink Tourmaline, Pink Sapphire and Diamond Brooch, Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin. Estimate $15,000-20,000. © Leslie Hindman LLC. CHICAGO, IL.- Hindman LLC today announced they will partner with storied Chicago jeweler Trabert & Hoeffer, and owner Donald Levinson, to sell a portion of the iconic jewelry retailer’s inventory ahead of the store owner’s retirement and subsequent closing. The sale, which includes more than 250 lots spanning the company’s history,... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2019

A blue-glazed bottle vase, 18th-19th century

Lot 158. A blue-glazed bottle vase, 18th-19th century; 13 ¾ in. (35 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 7,734 - USD 10,312). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The vase has a compressed globular body and a tall neck that flares at the rim. It is covered on the exterior with a dark blue glaze that contrasts with the white interior and base. Provenance: With Marchant, London (according to label on base).  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 14... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2019

A blue-glazed meiping, 17th-18th century

Lot 157. A blue-glazed meiping, 17th-18th century; 14 in. (35.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 10,312 - USD 15,468). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The vase is covered with a dark purplish-blue glaze stopping below the narrow white mouth rim and thickening around the foot. The white interior is under a colourless glaze and the base is left unglazed.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 14 May 2019
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02 mai 2019

A large aubergine and turquoise-glazed 'Cadogan' teapot, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 156. A large aubergine and turquoise-glazed 'Cadogan' teapot, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 10 in. (25.5 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 7,734 - USD 10,312). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The peach-shaped ewer is covered overall in a deep aubergine glaze, and the spout and handle are shaped as gnarled branches sprouting delicate turquoise-glazed leaves.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 14 May 2019