26 août 2019

A carved 'Qingbai' 'mallow' dish, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 85. A carved 'Qingbai' 'mallow' dish, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279); diameter 7 1/2 in., 19.1 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 10,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the shallow bowl with hexalobed sides curving at the mouth, the interior carved with a raised medallion encircling a mallow flower, surrounded by finely combed petals, the exterior with carved wave-like patterns articulating the distinct petals, covered overall with a pale-blue glaze pooling in the... [Lire la suite]

26 août 2019

A 'Cizhou' sgraffiato brown-glazed globular vase, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 77. A 'Cizhou' sgraffiato brown-glazed globular vase, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); height 10 1/2 in., 26.7 cm. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 USD. Lot sold 31,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the globular body finely carved down to the dramatically contrasting beige-colored body, with two registers of thick foliate scrolls bordered by paired lines, the stems issuing large leaves with rounded silhouettes, the lower section plain and encircled by parallel lines, the canted lip supported on the... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2019

A Jizhou 'leaf' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 75. A Jizhou 'leaf' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); diameter 5 3/4 in., 14.6 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 27,400 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of conical form with wide flaring sides rising from a short foot, covered overall in a deep brown-black glaze, the interior well with a leaf fired against the dark color, the foot left unglazed revealing the pale body. Property of the Dexingshuwu Collection. Note: A black-glazed 'Jizhou' bowl of this type with a single leaf... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2019

The work of fashion designer Cristobal Balenciaga on view at Bendigo Art Gallery

Dovima with Sacha, cloche and suit by Balenciaga, Café des Deux Magots, Paris, 1955, © The Richard Avedon Foundation. BENDIGO.- The work of fashion revolutionary Cristobal Balenciaga is on show at Bendigo Art Gallery.  Cristobal Balenciaga’s exquisite craftsmanship and pioneering use of fabrics revolutionised the female silhouette, setting the scene for modern design. His garments are characterised by their sculptural quality, deft manipulation of textiles and dramatic use of colour and texture. Revered by his... [Lire la suite]
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25 août 2019

A large 'Langyao' bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 44. A large 'Langyao' bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 16 3/4  in., 42.5 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the globular body rising to a tall attenuated neck, glazed overall in a deep burgundy mottled with crimson, stopping neatly above the straight foot to reveal the buff body, the interior and base glazed white and suffused with a network of fine crackle, wood stand (2). Provenance: Alice Boney, New York, 10th March 1980.Collection of... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2019

A fine peachbloom-glazed seal paste box and cover, Kangxi Mark and Period (1662-1722)

Lot 42. A fine peachbloom-glazed seal paste box and cover, Kangxi Mark and Period (1662-1722). Diameter 2 7/8  in., 7.3 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.  of compressed circular form set over a tapered foot, the exterior covered in a crushed raspberry-red glaze transmuting to pink, some areas mottled with green and fine black flecks, the interior and base glazed white, the latter with a six-character mark in underglaze blue (2). Provenance: Spink & Son,... [Lire la suite]

25 août 2019

Kangxi Monochrome sold at Sotheby's New York, 18 March 2008

Lot 124. A 'Peach-Bloom' Waterpot, Kangxi Mark and Period (1662-1722); height 3 1/2 in., 8.9 cm. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 USD. Lot sold 13,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the domed vessel with short, slightly waisted neck and slightly flared lip, all on a low foot ring, the body incised with three roundels depicting stylized dragons, the exterior with a mottled mushroom-pink glaze pooling to brick-red above the foot, scattered dark-green speckling. Lot 147. A large 'Langyao' bottle vase,... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2019

Yongzheng Monochrome sold at Sotheby's New York, 18 March 2008

Lot 115. A Rare 'Archaic-Bronze'-Glazed Petal-Molded Tripod Narcissus Bowl, Yongzheng Seal Mark and Period (1723-1735); diameter 14 1/8 in., 35.8 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 49,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the low circular bowl with rounded sides and everted rim, molded in the form of six ribbed and barbed petals, all on a low conforming foot ring raised on three scrolling feet, the body covered with a rich opaque-brown glaze with black speckling and slight metallic sheen,... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2019

Qianlong Monochrome sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2008

Lot 633. A small Guan-type bottle vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 3 7/8 in. (10 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 39,400. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008.   Covered overall with a pale grey glaze suffused with black crackle ('iron wire') connected with some pale gold crackle ('golden thread'), the bottom of the foot covered with a brown dressing. Provenance: Stephen Junkunc,... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2019

Qianlong Monochrome sold at Sotheby's New York, 18 March 2008

Lot 123. A Flambé-Glazed Vase, Fanghu, Qianlong Incised Seal Mark and Period (1736-1795); height 11 3/8 in., 29 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the swelling body of rectangular section, with slightly waisted vertical neck, front and back molded with a 'peach'-form panel, the neck flanked by twin lug handles, all on a conforming low foot, the body with a flowing glaze of ox-blood red, lilac-blue and purple, thinning to ivory at the extremities, the... [Lire la suite]