26 août 2015

A blue and white 'Lingzhi' dish, Wanli mark and period

A blue and white 'Lingzhi' dish, Wanli mark and period. Estimation 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. with shallow rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to an everted rim, the interior with a medallion enclosing three sprigs of lingzhi well-painted in alternating bands of pale and dark cobalt blue, within concentric lines repeated around the rim, the exterior with two striding dragons in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' amid cloud scrolls within double-line borders, the base with... [Lire la suite]
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26 août 2015

A blue and white 'Dragon' box and cover, Wanli mark and period

A blue and white 'Dragon' box and cover, Wanli mark and period. Estimation 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of rectangular form with indented corners resting on a short foot, the domed cover painted in underglaze blue with a pair of confronting five-clawed dragons contesting a 'flaming pearl' amid cloud swirls and above foaming waves crashing against rockwork, the sides painted with luxuriant lotus scrolls above a keyfret band, the lower portion similarly decorated with meandering leafy lotus... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2015

Choeromorpha wallacei, Choeromorpha polyspila, Choeromorpha polynesa, Choeromorpha mystica

Choeromorpha wallacei Choeromorpha polyspila Choeromorpha polynesa Choeromorpha mystica
26 août 2015

A blue-glazed and slip-decorated ewer, Late Ming dynasty

A blue-glazed and slip-decorated ewer, Late Ming dynasty. Estimation 7,000 — 9,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the flattened pear-shaped body rising to a long neck and everted galleried mouth, a high arched handle to one side and a tall gently curving spout to the other connected to the body by an S-form strut, applied all over with a rich cobalt blue glaze and decorated in white slip to either side with a qilin enclosed with an outline to the molded peach-form panel and a stylized trefoil cloud to the... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2015

A large blue and white 'Phoenix Medallion' bowl, Jiajing mark and period

A large blue and white 'Phoenix Medallion' bowl, Jiajing mark and period. Estimation 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. painted around the exterior in dark cobalt-blue tones with six circular medallions enclosing confronting phoenix amidst clouds on a blue ground divided by trefoil cloud scrolls, all between a lappet band and lingzhiborder, the interior with a recumbent qilin within concentric circles, a cell diaper border reserving phoenix around the rim, six-character mark in... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2015

A rare blue and white crescent-shaped flask and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 272. A rare blue and white crescent-shaped flask and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century. Length 8 in., 20.3 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the crescent-shaped body rising to rosette terminals, applied with a central cylindrical ringed neck with a bulbous mouth and a small cylindrical spout to the side, all supported on four low ruyi-shaped feet, painted with two bands of leafy foliate meander divided by a raised U-form rib and a narrow chevron... [Lire la suite]

26 août 2015

A large barbed-rim blue and white 'Peony' dish, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 269. A large barbed-rim blue and white 'Peony' dish, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century. Diameter 20 1/4  in., 51.4 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 27,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides supported on a tapering foot, the central medallion painted in varied cobalt-blue tones with four large peony blooms amid leafy bushes emerging from craggy rockwork within a classic scroll border, the well encircled with a band of camellia issuing leaves between double circles, the... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2015

Pope Paul VI's Diamond Cross, circa 1890-1900

Pope Paul VI's Diamond Cross, circa 1890-1900. Price: Available upon request. Photo M.S. Rau Antiques. 4" wide x 7" length This exquisite cross is perhaps one of the most exceptional historical and significant jeweled treasures we have ever had the opportunity to offer. Its story is equally fascinating, as it was a gift to the United Nations in 1965 from Pope Paul VI. Intricately carved in 18 carat yellow gold with Colombian emeralds inlaid, the cross boasts over sixty carats in gems, with... [Lire la suite]
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26 août 2015

Pope Paul VI's Diamond Ring

Pope Paul VI's 13.50-carat European cut Diamond Ring, circa 1920. Price: Available upon request. Photo M.S. Rau Antiques. This magnificent ring is perhaps one of the most significant jeweled treasures we have ever had the opportunity to offer. Its story is equally fascinating, as it was a gift to the United Nations in 1965 from Pope Paul VI. The ring is hand-crafted of platinum with an (approximately) 13.5 carat Old European cut diamond at its center, surrounded by a halo of 14 shimmering white... [Lire la suite]
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26 août 2015

Taiwan boy accidentally damages $1.5 million painting by Italian artist Paolo Porpora

Paolo Porpora (1617-1673, Italy), "Flowers", 1660. TAIPEI (AFP).- A 12-year-old boy accidentally punched a hole through a $1.5 million centuries-old Italian oil painting when he tripped and fell into the piece during an exhibition in Taiwan.   The painting, entitled "Flowers" by Italian artist Paolo Porpora, dates back to the 1600s and is part of a collection of 55 artworks on show in the country's capital. Video footage released by the organisers shows the boy on Sunday trip over a platform in front... [Lire la suite]
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