06 mars 2014

Grain de chapelet en ivoire à double face représentant une vanité et la figure du Christ

Grain de chapelet en ivoire à double face représentant une vanité et la figure du Christ. Photo courtesy Claude AGUTTES SAS H: 4,3 cm. Estimation 100 € - 200 € Claude AGUTTES SCP. CABINET D'UN AMATEUR. Mardi 11 mars à 14h00 à Lyon Cedex 06. Contact : Nelly STROHL de POUZOLS. Tél. : 04 37 24 24 23 - Fax : 04 37 24 24 25
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06 mars 2014

A pair of french ormolu-mounted Samson famille vert porcelain vases and covers. The mounts of Louis XV style, late 19th century

A pair of french ormolu-mounted Samson famille vert porcelain vases and covers. The mounts of Louis XV style, late 19th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Each domed cover with a laurel leaf finial above a pierced rocaille collar, the bulbous ovoid body finely painted with flower filled baskets and butterflies, flanked by tête de guerrier handles, on a spreading acanthus-scrolled foot. 24.1/2 in. (62 cm.) high. Estimate £15,000 – £25,000 ($24,990 - $41,650) - Price Realized  £218,500 ($364,021)These vases... [Lire la suite]
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06 mars 2014

The Opulent Eye presents important furniture, sculpture and works of art from the 19th century @ Christie’s

  London – On 6 March 2014 Christie’s sale of The Opulent Eye will offer furniture, sculpture and works of art from the 19th century. The sale reflects the eclectic and opulent styles of the period from the regal grandeur of Napoleon’s Empire to the Art Nouveau of Belle époque Paris. The sale is led by an exceptional French gilt-bronze mirror designed by the sculptor Albert-Ernest Carrier Belleuse and made by the bronzier Ferdinand Barbedienne (estimate: £100,000-150,000, illustrated below). An important discovery from a Private... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2014

A pair of café-au-lait-glazed barbed-rim dishes, Qianlong seal marks and period (1736-1795)

Lot 476. A pair of café-au-lait-glazed barbed-rim dishes, Qianlong seal marks and period  (1736-1795). Diameter 8 1/8 in., 20.5 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 53,125 USD. Photo Sotheby's. each with deep everted sides resting to a flared barbed rim with eight bracket foliations, the exterior encircled with raised double filets, all beneath a glossy and opaque pale brown glaze, the base glazed white, six-character seal marks in underglaze blue (2).  Provenance: Bobby Chapman,... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2014

A rare and unusual café-au-lait ground white-slip decorated 'Dragon' bowl, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 475. A rare and unusual café-au-lait ground white-slip decorated 'Dragon' bowl, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Diameter 7 3/4 in., 19.6 cm/ Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 . Photo Sotheby's. of conical form, decorated on the exterior with two striding dragons chasing 'flaming pearls' among stylized clouds in white slip, all reserved on a pale coffee brown ground, apocryphal Da Ming Chenghua nianzhi mark in underglaze blue within double circles.  Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2014

A powder blue and gilt-ground famille-verte rouleau vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period

Lot 472. A powder blue and gilt-ground famille-verte rouleau vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period. Height 18 in., 46 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's. reserved with four upright rectangular panels with birds perched on flowering and fruiting branches, the neck with two panels of flowering plants, all on a bright blue ground gilt with lotus scroll on the body and a wan diaper pattern around the neck, the base glazed white, apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark.  PROPERTY OF A... [Lire la suite]

05 mars 2014

A fine and rare blue and white Ming style barrel-form vase, Qianlong seal mark and period

A fine and rare blue and white Ming style barrel-form vase, Qianlong seal mark and period. Photo Sotheby's. of ovoid form, well-painted in varying tones of underglaze blue in classic 'heaping and piling' style with a central band of six stylized lotus and chrysanthemum flowerheads on a continuous lingzhi scrolling foliate branch, between ruyi-head bands and beneath a narrow border of cresting waves under the rim, the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue. Height 7 3/4 in., 19.7 cm. Estimation 120,000 — 150,000... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2014

A blue and white 'Landscape' rouleau vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

 Lot 470. A blue and white 'Landscape' rouleau vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 18 1/2 in., 47 cm. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's. painted with a scene of a mountainous river landscape with rocks, a fishermen steering a boat on the lake below birds in flight, two scholars in conversation on a rocky bank, and another walking towards a pavilion, all below floral sprays and a single bowstring band around the neck.  Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2014

A pair of blue and white 'Soldier' vases, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 471. A pair of blue and white 'Soldier' vases, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 50 in., 127 cm. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 USD. Lot sold 233,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. each jar of massive baluster form, well-painted in underglaze blue with a continuous pond scene of lotus and other aquatic plants issuing from calm waters above a narrow lappet band, the shoulder with a pendent blue ground ruyi collar enclosing stylized floral scrolls beneath a band of floral cartouches reserved on a... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2014

A blue and white 'Mallow' dish, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 469. A blue and white 'Mallow' dish, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795). Diameter 7 5/8 in., 19.3 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. painted in the center with a stylized design of three mallow blooms encircling a central bloom, all borne on an undulating foliate stem within double lines repeated at the rim, the exterior with a similar continuous floral scroll, six-character seal mark in underglaze blue.  Provenance: Acquired in Taipei, 1993 ... [Lire la suite]