24 janvier 2020

A rare 'Jizhou' 'plum blossom deer' meiping, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 127. A rare 'Jizhou' 'plum blossom deer' meiping, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Height 8 1/2 in., 21.5 cm. Estimate 220,000 — 240,000 USD. Lot sold 266,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's the elegantly potted ovoid body with broad rounded shoulders, finely decorated with a buff-tone glaze on a dark brown ground with concentric rows of resist technique discs resembling the markings on the Sika deer, all below a key-fret band at the short neck and dots at the rolled rim, the footring... [Lire la suite]

24 janvier 2020

An impressive 'Cizhou' sgraffito brown-glazed globular vase, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 126. An impressive 'Cizhou' sgraffito brown-glazed globular vase, Jin dynasty (1115-1234). Height 10 1/2 in., 26.7 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 50,000 USD. Photo 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... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2020

A Zhejiang celadon-glazed four-spouted jar and a cover, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 121. A Zhejiang celadon-glazed four-spouted jar and a cover, Song dynasty (960-1279). Height 11 3/8 in., 29 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 8,750 USD. Photo Sotheby's of ovoid form, the body carved above the foot with a row of upright lotus petals below three concentric stepped bands, two carved with vertical lines, the third plain and set with four short  cylindrical spouts,  the domed cover with everted rim and carved with narrow... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2020

Two sancai-glazed pottery figures of Lokapala, Tang Dynasty (618-906)

Lot 120. Two sancai-glazed pottery figures of Lokapala, Tang Dynasty (618-906). Height of taller 17 5/8 in., 44.8 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 8,125 USD. Photo Sotheby's each standing on a recumbent water buffalo with right arm raised and fist clenched in a threatening attitude, the left hand resting on the hip, brightly splashed in cream, green and brown glazes, wearing an armored tunic with sleeves issuing from animal masks and an armored breast plate tied with cords... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2020

GALLERY TANAKAYA, Stand 70b at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020.

Utagawa Hiroshige (Japan, 1797-1858), Musashi Noga Yokohama (Noge and Yokohama, Musashi Province). Woodblock print from the series Fuji Sanjûrokkei (36 Views of Mount Fuji). Format oban tate-e (36.3 x 25.1 cm). Signed: Hiroshige ga. Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizô, dated Ansei 5 (1858), 4th month. © Galerie Tanakaya. Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japan, 1839-1892), Yoshinoyama yowa no tsuki-Iga no Tsubone (The Moon at Midnight at Mount Yoshino-Iga no Tsubone). Woodblock print from the series Tsuki Hyakushi (One Hundred Aspects of the... [Lire la suite]
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24 janvier 2020

Shikami Akujo, Attributed to the Echizen Deme family of master sculptors, Japan, Momoyama period, circa late 16th century

Shikami Akujo, Noh theatre mask. Attributed to the Echizen Deme family of master sculptors, Japan, Momoyama period, circa late 16th century. Wood (camphor). H 20.2 cm. © Yann Ferrandin. Literature: Masked warriors - battle stage of the Samurai, Japan Museum SieboldHuis, Leyden, 2018. YANN FERRANDIN, Stand 80c at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020.

24 janvier 2020

YANN FERRANDIN, Stand 80c at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020.

Hei Tiki pendant, Maori population, New Zealand, Te Puawaitanga or early Huringa I, circa 18th century. Nephritis, sealing wax. H 10 cm. © Yann Ferrandin. Provenance: private collection, United Kingdom. Bamana ritual figure, Mali, circa 19th century. Wood. H 38 cm. © Yann Ferrandin. Provenance: Chaim and Renee Gross collection, New York.
24 janvier 2020

"Le Dessin à Bologne : Carrache, Le Guerchin, Dominiquin..." au Cabinet des Dessins Jean Bonna - Beaux-Arts de Paris

Ludovico Carrache, Étude d'ange à mi-corps, la main devant les yeux, Sanguine et rehauts de craie blanche. © Beaux-Arts de Paris PARIS - C’est la Bologne maniériste et berceau du baroque, ville des grands décors dans les églises et les palais, que le Cabinet des dessins Jean Bonna met à l’honneur. Une trentaine de dessins issus de la collection des Beaux-Arts de Paris, pour certains inédits, permet d’apprécier la richesse d’invention des maîtres de la cité émilienne. Rassemblant des études de composition ou de figures... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover (gui), Late Western Zhou Dynasty, 9th-8th century BC

Lot 103. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover (gui), Late Western Zhou Dynasty, 9th-8th century BC. Width 15 in., 38.1 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 170,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's raised on three paw feet issuing from stylized animal masks, cast in high relief on the splayed base decorated with a gadrooned border, the bombé form body with four horizontal grooves below a border of stylized hooked dragon motifs, centered on taotie and... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (gu), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 12th century BC

Lot 102. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (gu), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 12th century BC. Height 10 3/4 in., 27.2 cm. Estimate  60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot sold 74,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's of slender, waisted form, crisply cast around the mid-section and splayed foot with pairs of taotie masks with raised eyes on a fine leiwen ground, centered by notched flanges and divided by a pair of bowstrings interrupted by two cruciform and two vertical... [Lire la suite]