08 mars 2017

A blue and white square cover, Ming Dynasty, 15th century

Lot 658. A blue and white square cover, Ming Dynasty, 15th century. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. well crafted with the shoulder gracefully curving to a square dome topped with an onion-shaped finial, painted in inky cobalt tones with curling vines issuing from the corners and sides of the shoulder and from the base of the finial, the finial painted blue with vertical white lines in reserve, all above a tapering base of circular form. Width 3 in., 7.6 cm Note: A cover of... [Lire la suite]
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08 mars 2017

A large blue and white 'dragon' dish, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 657. A large blue and white 'dragon' dish, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. with gently rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot, boldly painted to the center with a five-clawed dragon leaping amidst clouds, all framed within three single line borders, the exterior with two further dragons striding in pursuit of 'flaming pearls', the six-character reign mark inscribed in a horizontal line within a rectangular cartouche beneath... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2017

A blue and white 'phoenix' jar, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 65.6 A blue and white 'phoenix' jar, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566). Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of globular form, the rounded sides rising from a recessed base to a short straight neck, brightly painted around the body in inky cobalt tones with a pair of soaring phoenix, their elaborate tails fanning across the cloud-filled sky, between a row of upright lappets skirting the foot and pendent ruyi collaring the shoulder, a keyfret band encircling the neck, the base... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2017

An extremely rare blue and white ewer, Ming dynasty, early 16th century

Lot 14. An extremely rare blue and white ewer, Ming dynasty, early 16th century. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the globular body rising from a spreading foot to a waisted neck with a garlic-head mouth and upright mouthrim, the serpentine spout attached to the neck by a S-scroll strut opposite a tall looped handle, the body painted to one side with a cruciform atop a pyramidal base with three spear-like projections issuing from the cross, the principal motif executed in a... [Lire la suite]
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08 mars 2017

A rare wucai 'lotus scroll' tripod censer and cover, Wanli marks and period (1573-1620)

Lot 13. A rare wucai 'lotus scroll' tripod censer and cover, Wanli marks and period (1573-1620). Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. formed of three sections, the censer body of low cylindrical form supported on three ruyi-form feet below a flanged rim, vividly painted around the exterior with foliate lotus scrolls with blossoms in blue, red and white, between lotus sprays on the feet, and a blue-ground classic scroll at the rim, the interior fitted with a dish-shaped... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2017

Christie's London Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction achieves $117,781,248

The top price of the evening was for Peter Doig’s spellbinding snow scene Cobourg 3 + 1 More, which saw determined bidding in the saleroom and on the phone and sold for £12,709,000 / $15,530,398 / €14,640,768. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. LONDON.- The Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction continued the confidence that launched the season, totalling £96,384,000 / $117,781,248 / € 111,034,368, a 65% increase on last February’s equivalent total, with strong sell-through rates of 95% by lot and 98% by value. The top... [Lire la suite]

08 mars 2017

Exhibition at Pallant House Gallery traces the history of the woodcut

Albrecht Dürer, Repose on the Flight into Egypt, c.1504, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester (Hussey Bequest, Chichester District Council, 1985), © Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK. CHICHESTER.- A new exhibition at Pallant House Gallery showcases highlights from the Gallery’s acclaimed print collection to trace the history of the woodcut, from the Northern Renaissance and the Japanese tradition of ukiyo-e prints to contemporary artists working today. The exhibition includes works by artists such as Albrecht Dürer,... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2017

Christie's achieves highest price for an Old Master painting at auction in France over the past two decades

Francesco Guardi (1712-1793), Piazza San Marco with the Basilica and the Campanile. Sold for: €6,738,500 / £5,829,476 / $7,158,309. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. PARIS.- On 7 March 2017, Christie’s Boniface de Castellane and Anna Gould ‘A way of Life’ auction realised a total of €14,266,563 / £12,342,004 / $15,155,370. These exceptional results reflect the relevant choices Boni had made when furbishing his legendary Palais Rose with the most exquisite works of art. Lionel Gosset, Head of Collection sales,... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2017

"Slow Food: Still Lifes of the Golden Age" opens at the Mauritshuis in The Hague

Clara Peeters (Active in Antwerpen, c.1607-1621 of later), Still Life with Cheeses, Almonds and Pretzels, c. 1615, Mauritshuis, The Hague, Purchased by the Mauritshuis with support of the Stichting Vrienden van het Mauritshuis, the BankGiro Loterij, the Vereniging Rembrandt (with help of its A.M. Roeters van Lennep Fonds, Utrechtse Rembrandt Cirkel and Caius Cirkel) and a private individual Fonds, Utrechtse Rembrandt Cirkel en Caius Cirkel) en een particulier, 2012 HE HAGUE.- From 9 March through 25 June 2017... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2017

Verger Frères, Bonsai tree and vase clock, 1920s

Verger Frères, Bonsai tree and vase clock, 1920s. Tree in 18-carat gold with nephrite leaves and lapis lazuli berries. Bird carved in orange and white hardstone. Movement by Vacheron Constantin. In glass case surmounted with gold corners and cabochon sapphires © S.J. Phillips Ltd. S.J. Phillips Ltd. TEFAF Maaastricht 2017. Stand 118
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