31 janvier 2018

A 'Ge' octogonal vase (ba fanghhu), Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 304. A 'Ge' octogonal vase (ba fanghhu), Song dynasty (960-1127); height 8 1/2 in., 21.6 cm. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 USD. Lot sold 1,762,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2010. very thinly potted, of pear shape and octagonal section, resting on a slightly flared foot pierced with a circular aperture on the sides, rising from a swelling body and tapering to a gently everted mouth, the collar with a double-band of horizontal raised ribs, flanked by a pair of tubular handles,... [Lire la suite]

31 janvier 2018

A rare green-glazed stoneware lamp, Sui dynasty, 6th century

Lot 311. A rare green-glazed stoneware lamp, Sui dynasty, 6th century; height 8 1/4 in., 21 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 68,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2010. supported on a wide shallow tray, the kneeling figure resting on a circular plinth, applied with a ring of pendent lotus petals, gripping the rim of the holder in his hand, supporting a cylindrical nozzle with four cylindrical grooves, the glassy crackled glaze of translucent olive-green color and variable thickness. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2018

A fine Dehua figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 107A. A fine Dehua figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 28 cm, 11 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 62,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2017.  seated in lalitasana, wearing long flowing robes, the face with a serene downcast expression and hair ornately tied and set with jewellery, the reverse impressed with a gourd-shaped He Chaozong mark .  Provenance: Collection of Vilhelm Meyer (1878-1935). Thence by descent... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2018

A blue and white bottle vase, circa 1640

Lot 120. A blue and white bottle vase, circa 1640; 38 cm, 15 in. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 10,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2017 the globular body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall slightly waisted neck and flaring mouth, painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with scholars seated conversing in a garden, all below a band of stylised flowers at the neck. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 10 mai 2017, 02:00 PM
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30 janvier 2018

A diamond bracelet, by Harry Winston

Lot 129. A 70.32 carats diamond bracelet, by Harry Winston. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 400,000. Price realised USD 319,500. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. Designed as a graduated series of circular-cut diamonds, within a marquise and pear-shaped diamond cluster surround, 7 1/4 ins., mounted in platinum, in a Harry Winston navy leather case and and outer box. Signed Winston for Harry Winston, no. 1216, with maker's mark. With six pear-shaped diamonds, weighing approximately 1.83, 1.82,... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2018

Archaic bronze sold at Sotheby's New York, 15 sept. 2010

Lot 270. A fine archaic bronze ritual food vessel, liding, Late Shang dynasty (c. 1600 BC–c. 1046 BC); height 8 1/4 in., 21 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000. Lot sold 116,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2010 standing on three cylindrical legs with steeply rounded sides divided into three lobes, each lobe cast in raised relief with a taotie mask formed from raised bosses for eyes and hooked scrolls accented with intaglio lines reserved on a fine leiwen ground, the lipped rim with... [Lire la suite]

30 janvier 2018

The Morgan explores the Medieval world's fascinating approach to the passage of time

August: Reaping Wheat, “Da Costa Hours,” Belgium, Ghent, ca. 1515, illuminated by Simon Bening, The Morgan Library & Museum, MS M.399, fol. 9v, purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1910. Image courtesy of Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, Graz/ Austria. NEW YORK, NY.- Before the appearance of the clock in the West around the year 1300, medieval ideas about time were simultaneously simple and complex. Time was both finite for routine daily activities and unending for the afterlife; the day was divided into a fixed set of... [Lire la suite]
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29 janvier 2018

Eric Pouillot at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 26c

Watchtower, China, Dynasty of the Eastern Han, 25-220 AD. H 57 cm. © Eric Pouillot  Terracotta with green lead glaze representing a tower and its moat, adorned with a turtle, a frog, ducks and a fish. It has two floors defended by four crossbowmen. Fat lady on her horse, China, Tang Dynasty, 618-907 AD, 8th century. Terracotta with three colours called Sancaï, blue, cream and amber. H 35.5 cm. © Eric Pouillot  Fat court ladies, China, Tang Dynasty, 618-907... [Lire la suite]
29 janvier 2018

Galerie Bertrand de Lavergne at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 3c

Chinese 'famille verte' porcelain yenyen shaped vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722). H 43 cm © Galerie Bertrand de Lavergne The decoration shows the eight horses of the Emperor Mu Wang (976-921 BC) in a lanscape of trees and rocks, each in a different posture. The fifth sovereign of the Chou dynasty, his chariot was said to be drawn by eight horses with supernatural powers. Three Chinese snuff bottles. On the left: 'Famille rose' enamels on glass with butterflies, a cricket and various... [Lire la suite]
29 janvier 2018

A rare 'faux-bois' and marbled brushpot, Qing dynasty

Lot 260. A rare 'faux-bois' and marbled brushpot, Qing dynasty; 16cm., 6 1/4 in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 6,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2009. of slightly waisted cylindrical form, decorated around the exterior with three calligraphic inscriptions reserved on a broad marbled band, all within faux-bois bands to the bottom and top continuing over the rim into the interior. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 04 Nov 2009
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