19 août 2019

A peachbloom-glazed brush washer, tangluo xi, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 728. A peachbloom-glazed brush washer, tangluo xi, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722); 4 5/8 in. (11.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The compressed globular body is covered on the exterior with a glaze of mottled pale greyish-pink tone suffused with scattered green speckles. The interior and base are white.. Provenance: Kate Sturges Buckingham (1858–1937) Collection, Chicago, before... [Lire la suite]

19 août 2019

A peachbloom-glazed domed waterpot, taibai zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 727. A peachbloom-glazed domed waterpot, taibai zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722); 4 7/8 in. (12.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 125,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The domed body is incised with three archaistic dragon roundels and is covered with a glaze of mottled greyish-pink color shading to a darker grey above the foot. Provenance: Kate Sturges Buckingham (1858–1937) Collection, Chicago, before 1926.The Art... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2019

A peachbloom-glazed brush washer, tangluo xi, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 726. A peachbloom-glazed brush washer, tangluo xi, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722); 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 81,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The compressed globular body is covered on the exterior with a glaze of soft rose color suffused with pale green speckles and thins to a pale pink tone on one side of the body. The interior and base are glazed white. Provenance: Kate Sturges Buckingham... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2019

A very rare clair-de-lune-glazed jar, zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722)

  Lot 725. A very rare clair-de-lune-glazed jar, zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722); 4 3/8 in. (11.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 106,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The vessel is flanked by a pair of animal-mask handles and covered overall with a pale blue glaze suffused with fine crackles. Provenance: Kate Sturges Buckingham (1858–1937) Collection, Chicago, before 1924.The Art Institute of Chicago,... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2019

Major exhibition explores the romantic fascination with the Scottish Highlands

EDINBURGH.- A major exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland this summer tells the fascinating story of how tartan, bagpipes and rugged, wild landscapes became established as enduring, internationally recognised symbols of Scottish identity and how Scotland became established in the popular imagination as a land of wilderness, heroism and history.  Wild and Majestic: Romantic Visions of Scotland spans the period from the final defeat of the Jacobites at the Battle of Culloden in 1746 to the death of Queen... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2019

Back on Tang dynasty ceramics sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2008

Lot 510. An amber and straw-glazed painted pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-907); 14 in. (35.6 cm.) long. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Standing foursquare with head turned slightly to the left, the pricked ears, mane and tip of the tail covered in an amber glaze running down the crisply modeled face and muscular neck, the body covered in a transparent straw glaze, the saddle with orange pigment and the saddle blanket left... [Lire la suite]

18 août 2019

Tang Dynasty Masterpieces of Early Chinese Gold and Silver from Dr. Johan Carl Kempe at Christie's NY, 12 September 2019

Lot 527. A pair of parcel-gilt silver hairpins, Tang dynasty (618-907). Each 13 1/8 in. (33.2 cm.) long, total weight 42.8 g. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The openwork head of each hammered silver, double-pronged hairpin has a fine openwork design of a lion facing a small bird perched on top of a large feathered plume surrounded by scrolling tendrils, leather box. Provenance: Dr. Johan Carl Kempe (1884-1967) Collection, Sweden, before 1954.Sotheby's... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2019

Back on Blanc-de-Chine & Dehua, 17th-18th century sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2008

Lot 665. A Blanc-de-Chine shallow circular brush washer or narcissus bowl, 17th-18th century; 7 in. (17.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price realised USD 4,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. With shallow sides, the lower rim cut with three arched notches, covered inside and out with a glaze of ivory color, the flat base unglazed, two wood stands, Japanese wood box. Provenance: Acquired in Japan in the 1970s. Lot 666. A Dehua censer, 17th-18th century; 5 5/8 in. (14.2... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2019

A Dehua reticulated cylindrical brush pot, 17th century

Lot 724. A Dehua reticulated cylindrical brush pot, 17th century; 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 8,125. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The compressed globular body is raised on three curved feet and flanked by a pair of scroll-form handles, and the vessel is covered overall with a creamy white glaze. Provenance: Kate Sturges Buckingham (1858–1937) Collection, Chicago, before 1924.The Art Institute of Chicago, accessioned as the Collection of Lucy Maud... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2019

A small molded Dehua tripod censer, 17th-18th century

Lot 723. A small molded Dehua tripod censer, 17th-18th century; 4 1/8 in. (10.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 4,000. Price realised USD 9,375. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The compressed globular body is raised on three curved feet and flanked by a pair of scroll-form handles, and the vessel is covered overall with a creamy white glaze. Provenance: Kate Sturges Buckingham (1858–1937) Collection, Chicago, before 1925.The Art Institute of Chicago, accessioned as the Collection of Lucy Maud... [Lire la suite]