06 juillet 2020

A 'wucai' 'Immortal' dish, Tianqi mark and period (1621-1627)

Lot 821. A 'wucai' 'Immortal' dish, Tianqi mark and period (1621-1627). Diameter 6⅜ in., 16 cm. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD. Lot sold: 3,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the base with a four-character mark within a double circle in underglaze blue. Provenance: Collection of J. Drew, no. 343. Robert McPherson, London. Collection of Roy Louis Byrnes (1924-2019), and thence by descent. Sotheby's. The Hundred Antiques: Fine and Decorative Asian Art, New York,... [Lire la suite]

06 juillet 2020

A blue and white 'figural' mustard pot, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1628-1644)

Lot 825 . A blue and white 'figural' mustard pot, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1628-1644). Height 4¾ in., 12 cm. Estimate: 2,600 - 3,500 USD. Lot sold: 1,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the base with a fuguijiaqi mark in underglaze blue. Provenance: Collection of Anthony du Boulay. Bonhams London, 10th November 2003, lot 21. Collection of Roy Louis Byrnes (1924-2019), and thence by descent. Sotheby's. The Hundred Antiques: Fine and Decorative Asian... [Lire la suite]
06 juillet 2020

A blue and white 'bird and flower' barbed-rim bowl, late Ming dynasty

Lot 826 . A large blue and white 'bird and flower' barbed-rim bowl, late Ming dynasty. Diameter 8¾ in., 22 cm. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD. Lot sold: 1,625 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the base with a fuguijiaqi mark in underglaze blue. Provenance: Robert McPherson, London, 2003. Collection of Roy Louis Byrnes (1924-2019), and thence by descent. Sotheby's. The Hundred Antiques: Fine and Decorative Asian Art, New York, 24 June 2020
06 juillet 2020

A large blue and white 'landscape' charger, late Ming dynasty

Lot 823. A large blue and white 'landscape' charger, late Ming dynasty. Diameter 17 in., 43 cm. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold: 3,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's Provenance: Robert McPherson, London, 2006. Collection of Roy Louis Byrnes (1924-2019), and thence by descent. Sotheby's. The Hundred Antiques: Fine and Decorative Asian Art, New York, 24 June 2020
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06 juillet 2020

A large polychrome-enameled 'Swatow' 'dragon and phoenix' dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot New York, 24 June 2020. A large polychrome-enameled 'Swatow' 'dragon and phoenix' dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Diameter 15¼ in., 38.7 cm. Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot sold: 3,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's Provenance: Robert McPherson, London, 2006. Collection of Roy Louis Byrnes (1924-2019), and thence by descent. Sotheby's. The Hundred Antiques: Fine and Decorative Asian Art, New York, 24 June 2020
06 juillet 2020

A Magnificent Five-Foot-Tall Jade Pagoda Is Among the Must-See Treasures at Expanded Lizzardo Museum

Altar of the Green Jade Pagoda, Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, Oak Brook, Illinois Re-carving the Past: The Art of Chinese Bronzes and Jades, a special exhibit extended through January 3rd, 2021, will be on view at the new location of the Lizzardo Museum of Lapidary Art, in Oak Brook, Illinois, following a temporary closure during the pandemic. Visitors will also not want to miss a recently-acquired treasure in the museum collection—an intricately-carved 5-foot tall jade pagoda—once described as the Eighth Wonder of the... [Lire la suite]
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05 juillet 2020

Unseen collection of European Avant-Garde art to make auction debut

Courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- The first decades of the twentieth century would change the course of art history for ever. This treasure-trove from a private collection – little known and rarely seen – spans the remarkable period, telling its story through the leading protagonists, from Fernand Léger, Pablo Picasso and Alberto Giacometti to Wassily Kandinsky, Lyonel Feininger and Alexej von Jawlensky. Travelling across the continent, the works emphasise the crosscurrents and connections that united Europe, from France to Germany... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2020

A rare gilt-decorated lac burgaute bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 172. A rare gilt-decorated lac burgaute bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diamètre: 9,6 cm. (3 ¾ in.). Estimate EUR 4,000 - EUR 6,000. Price realised EUR 8,125. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020.  Reposant sur un petit pied droit, la porcelaine est recouverte d'une couche de laque or rehaussée d'un décor en incrustations de nacre. Il est à décor continu d'un lettré debout dans un paysage arboré et rocailleux, encadré par deux frises de motifs géométriques. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2020

A Jadeite and Diamond Ring and Earring Suite

Lot 568. A Jadeite and Diamond Ring and Earring Suite. Estimate HK$ 680,000 - 880,000 (€ 78,000 - 100,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2020 Each earring set with a highly translucent jadeite cabochon of intense emerald green colour, within a brilliant-cut diamond surround, accented with pear-shaped diamonds; the ring en suite, diamonds approximately 2.30 carats total, selected jadeite cabochons 13.9 x 11.8 x 4.9mm and 13.6 x 10.6 x 5.4mm, ring size 5, earring length 1.3mm (2). Accompanied by... [Lire la suite]
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05 juillet 2020

A rare ruby-ground falangcai 'floral' bowl, Yongzheng four-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

  Lot 150. A rare ruby-ground falangcai 'floral' bowl, Yongzheng four-character mark in underglaze-blue within double-squares and of the period (1723-1735). Diamètre: 9,2 cm. (3 5/8 in.). Estimate EUR 120,000 - EUR 150,000. Price realised EUR 382,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020.  Reposant sur un petit pied, il est délicatement orné d'une série de fleurs épanouies comprenant la pivoine, l'hibiscus, le lys, le chrysanthème, le camélia et l'aster, le tout sur un fond émaillé... [Lire la suite]