23 mars 2019

A famille-rose 'Floral' bowl, the porcelain Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735), the enamels later-added

Lot 523. A famille-rose 'Floral' bowl, the porcelain Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735), the enamels later-added. Diameter 5 3/4  in., 14.6 cm. Estimate: 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot sold 100,000 USD. © Sothebys the rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a subtly lipped rim, the exterior later-painted in brilliant enamels with a rocky outcrop in the center of a garden in full bloom, a gnarled osmanthus tree growing to one side issuing tiny yellow blossoms amidst verdant... [Lire la suite]

23 mars 2019

Chefs d'oeuvre du Guggenheim: la Collection Thannauser à l'Hôtel de Caumont

  L’Hôtel de Caumont-Centre d’art présente un ensemble de chefs-d’œuvre impressionnistes, postimpressionnistes et d’avant-gardes du début du XXe siècle de la Fondation Solomon R. Guggenheim de New York.                              Pour la première fois, près de cinquante œuvres majeures issues de la collection Thannhauser, ou liées à son histoire, sont présentées en Europe dans une exposition itinérante commencée au Guggenheim de Bilbao. De Manet à... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2019

An extremely rare pair of polychrome-enameled 'Dragon' bowls, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 515. An extremely rare pair of polychrome-enameled 'Dragon' bowls, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 4 3/8  in., 11.1 cm. Estimate US$20,000 — 30,000. Lot sold 30,000USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.  each with finely-potted rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a gently everted rim, the exterior delicately enameled with two sinuous three-clawed dragons each pursuing a 'flaming pearl', each beast with a muscular chest and forearm and a serpentine tail issuing... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2019

A blue and white 'Chrysanthemum' 'Month' cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 516. A blue and white 'Chrysanthemum' 'Month' cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Height 1 7/8  in., 4.7 cm. Estimate US$50,000 — 70,000. Lot sold 62,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the finely potted sides rising in a subtle bell-shape from a straight foot, the exterior delicately painted in underglaze blue with tall chrysanthemum, the flowers in full bloom over smaller blossoming flora, a spindly leafless plant emerging alongside, its knobby branches arcing... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2019

A rare inscribed blue and white brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, dated dingmao year, corresponding to 1687

Lot 512. A rare inscribed blue and white brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, dated dingmao year, corresponding to 1687. Diameter 7 in., 17.6 cm. Estimate US$50,000 — 70,000. Lot sold 62,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. stoutly potted, of cylindrical form inscribed around the exterior in underglaze blue with the preface, Song Meng Dongye Xu (Farewell to Meng Dongye), written by the Tang dynasty scholar official Han Yu, accompanied by an inscription... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2019

A circular blue and white 'peony' box and cover, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 511. A circular blue and white 'peony' box and cover, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 6 5/8  in., 16.8 cm. Estimate US$20,000 — 30,000. Lot sold 47,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides supported on a tapered foot, the exterior painted with meandering foliate stems issuing lush peony blossoms, the tones of the cobalt carefully modulated to achieve a nuanced, painterly effect, the domed cover similarly adorned, the base with a six-character mark in... [Lire la suite]

23 mars 2019

A fine blue and white 'Dragon Medallion' cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 510. A fine blue and white 'Dragon Medallion' cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 3 1/2  in., 8.8 cm. Estimate US$40,000 — 60,000. Lot sold 75,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted, the U-shaped sides set over a straight foot and rising to an everted rim, the exterior finely painted in cobalt blue with five writhing five-clawed dragons, each with a sinuous body coiling to form a roundel, the scales, whiskers, and outlines minutely described, the interior with a... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2019

A fine blue and white 'Three Friends of Winter' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot509. A fine blue and white 'Three Friends of Winter' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 3 3/4  in., 9.5 cm. Estimate US$20,000 — 30,000. Lot sold 106,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted, the rounded sides set over a straight foot, the exterior delicately painted in muted shades of cobalt with a pine tree at the center, its thick trunk leaning with the farthest branches hovering above long shoots of leafy bamboo, near two intertwining prunus... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2019

A rare red-glazed bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 507. A rare red-glazed bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 4 7/8  in., 12.4 cm. Estimate US$20,000 — 30,000. Lot sold 43,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a slightly flared rim, covered overall in a vibrant rich copper-red glaze thinning to white at the rim, the base reserved in a white glaze with a bluish tint, incised with an apocryphal four-character Xuande mark. Provenance: K.K. Chow, Shanghai, 1930s... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2019

A 10.03 Carat Mozambique ‘Pigeon Blood’ Ruby and Diamond Ring

Lot 2053. A 10.03 Carat Mozambique ‘Pigeon Blood’ Ruby and Diamond Ring. stimate HKD 2,800,000 - 4,200,000 (USD 356,815 - 535,223). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Centering an oval-shaped mozambique ruby weighing 10.03 carats, within an oval-shaped diamond surround, to the circular-cut diamond half-hoop, mounted in 18K gold, ring size 6 1/2. Accompanied by report no. GRS2018-011875 dated 29 March 2018 from GRS stating that the 10.03 carat ruby is of Mozambique origin, with no indication of thermal threatment. ... [Lire la suite]
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