26 septembre 2017

An incised yellow-glazed 'Dragon' brush washer, 18th century

Lot 1234. An incised yellow-glazed 'Dragon' brush washer, 18th century, 6 ¼ in. (15.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The compressed bombé body raised on a tall foot is incised on the exterior with two four-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls above waves, and is covered overall with a bright yellow glaze and incised with an apocryphal Xuande mark on the base.  Provenance: Isaac Voron Collection.Allen J.... [Lire la suite]
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26 septembre 2017

A rare teadust-glazed bracket-lobed 'Narcissus bowl', Yongzheng

Lot 1233. A rare teadust-glazed bracket-lobed 'Narcissus bowl', Yongzheng four-character impressed seal mark and of the period (1723-1735), 8 in. (20.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 168,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Finely potted after a Yuan-Ming-dynasty prototype, the vessel has shallow, rounded sides molded as six petals that rise to the everted bracket-lobed rim and is raised on three ruyi-shaped feet. The vessel is covered overall in an... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2017

A rare small white-glazed jar and cover, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 1232. A rare small white-glazed jar and cover, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735), 3 ½ in. (8.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 360,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The exquisitely potted vessel and cover are covered overall with a fine white glaze, except for the unglazed foot rim and the rim of the cover.  Property from the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, New... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2017

A small coral-ground bowl with silvered interior, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 1231. A small coral-ground bowl with silvered interior, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735), 3 ½ in. (8.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bowl is thinly potted with rounded sides rising from a small ring foot, the exterior covered with a deep reddish-orange enamel in contrast to the silvered interior. Provenance: Emil Baerwald Collection, New York.Ralph M.... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2017

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

Lot 1230. A peachbloom-glazed amphora, liuye zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722), 6 ½ in. (16.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 360,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The elegant vase is covered in a glaze of crushed-strawberry-red color ending in a neat line where the biscuit body is exposed above the countersunk foot. Provenance: I. H. Vogel, Philadelphia.Ralph M. Chait, New York, 1956.  Property from... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2017

A rare incised green-glazed bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 1227. A rare incised green-glazed bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735), 5 ½ in. (14 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 81,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The exterior is finely incised with a dense, continuous flower meander and covered with a lustrous, bright green glaze that also covers interior.   Property from the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, New York. ... [Lire la suite]

26 septembre 2017

A glazed wine cup with cut-out decoration, yuyan shuwu four-character hallmark,Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

Lot 1225. A glazed wine cup with cut-out decoration, yuyan shuwu four-character hallmark in underglaze blue within a double square, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795): 2 ¾ in. (7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 81,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The finely potted cup is decorated with a delicate cut-out band of flower sprays and covered inside and out with a clear glaze that fills in the cut-out design and ends in a neat line above the foot.  Property from... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2017

Exhibition devoted to the birth of the art market in the Dutch Golden Age opens

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (workshop) (1606-1669): Willem Burchgraeff (detail) , 1633 , picture gallery of the Old Masters, Dresden State Art Collections, photo © bpk, Dresden State Art Collections, photo: Hans-Peter Klut. HAMBURG.- The Bucerius Kunst Forum presents from 23 September 2017 to 7 January 2018 the first large-scale exhibition devoted to the birth of the art market in the Golden Age of the Netherlands. Tracing the careers of artists such as Rembrandt, Ruisdael, van Goyen and many others, the... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2017

The Edward T. Chow ‘Bajixiang’ Bowl

          Lot 3301. An extremely fine and rare blue and white 'Bajixiang' bowl and cover, Marks and period of Xuande (1426-1435); overall h. 10.7 cm, 4 1/4  in.; d. 17.8 cm, 7 in. Estimate 35,000,000 — 55,000,000 HKD (3,791,711 - 5,958,403 EUR). Lot sold for HK$51,287,500. Photo: Sotheby's. superbly potted with deep angled sides moulded with two raised fillets towards the lower body, rising from a short tapering foot to a flared rim, the exterior finely painted with... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2017

Famed Ausrox Gold Nugget – Regarded as the Third-Largest in Existence – Makes Its Return To Perot Museum

Three prospectors in Australia uncovered this “rock star” treasure in 2010 using a metal detector. DALLAS, TX.- It’s back!! One of the world’s most famous gold nuggets has returned to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas. The Ausrox Gold Nugget, a true rock star in the gem and mineral world, was on loan as part of the original collection that debuted in the Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall when the Museum opened to the public in December 2012. In 2015, the precious mineral headed south to the... [Lire la suite]
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