25 septembre 2020

$8.3 million rare Warring States Period Vessel drives Sotheby's bi-annual Asia Week Sales

Lot 578. An Exceptionally Rare and Important Gold, Silver and Glass-Embellished Bronze Vessel, fanghu, Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC. Height 13¾ in., 35.1 cm. Estimate: 2,500,000 - 3,500,000 USD. Lot sold 8,307,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.  NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s bi-annual Asia Week sale series in New York achieved $36.4 million this week – significantly above the series’ high estimate of $29.1 million, and all sales surpassing their high estimates. Works from... [Lire la suite]

25 septembre 2020

Sotheby's to offer Sandro Botticelli's Renaissance masterpiece 'Young Man Holding a Roundel'

Sandro Botticelli, Young Man Holding a Roundel. Estimated to sell for in excess of $80 million. Courtesy Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- It was in Early Renaissance Italy that portraits of notable individuals first came to be considered high art. Florentine master Sandro Botticelli was at the forefront of this transformation, depicting his subjects in the second half of the 15th century with unprecedented directness and insight – decades before Leonardo da Vinci painted his enduring Mona Lisa.Botticelli was... [Lire la suite]
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24 septembre 2020

Zhang Ruitu (Attributed to, 1570-1641), Landscapes and Calligraphy

  Lot 811. Zhang Ruitu (Attributed to, 1570-1641), Landscapes and Calligraphy. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 3,210,000. © Christie's  Images Ltd 2020. Album of fourteen double leaves, ink on gold-flecked paper. Each leaf measures 11 ½ x 13 5/8 in. (29.2 x 34.8 cm.). Each leaf inscribed and signed, with a total of twenty-six seals of the artist. Dated yichou year of the Tianqi reign (1625). Dedicated... [Lire la suite]
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24 septembre 2020

A diamond silver and gold maid of honor cypher, Russia, circa 1855-1860, number 59

Lot 823. A diamond silver and gold maid of honor cypher, Russia, circa 1855-1860, number 59; 3 in. (7.6 cm.) high, with crown. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 52,500. © Christie's  Images Ltd 2020. In the form of the Cyrillic initials ‘MA’ for Empress Maria Alexandrovna (1824-1880) and Dowager Empress Alexandra Feodorovna (1798-1860), set with old and rose-cut diamonds mounted in silver-topped gold, surmounted by a hinged diamond-set Imperial crown, with suspension... [Lire la suite]
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24 septembre 2020

A rare pale greenish-white jade 'dragon' vase group, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 822. A rare pale greenish-white jade 'dragon' vase group, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 6 ¾ in. (17.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's  Images Ltd 2020. The cylindrical vase carved in high relief with a dragon chasing a flaming pearl, emerges from the rockwork that rises to one side with wannianqing (Rohdea japonica) from which issues leafy fruiting plants, hongmu stand. Provenance: The James and... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2020

A rare 'Daoist emblems' doucai bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1

Lot 821. A rare 'Daoist emblems' doucai bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 6 in. (15.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 137,500. © Christie's  Images Ltd 2020. Decorated with the Eight Daoist Emblems above a ruyi border on the exterior and a double peach spray in the interior. Provenance: Mathias Komor, New York, 12 March 1956.The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection,... [Lire la suite]

24 septembre 2020

A rare blue and white octagonal jarlet, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 817.  A rare blue and white octagonal jarlet, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735); 4 ¼ in. (10.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 60,000. © Christie's  Images Ltd 2020. Each facet finely painted with vertical leafy lingzhi scroll below the small, flared mouth. Provenance: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago, acquired prior to 1990. Note: A similar Yongzheng-marked... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2020

A pair of gold 'double-gourd' earrings, erhuan, Ming dynasty style

Lot 349. A pair of gold 'double-gourd' earrings, erhuan, Ming dynasty style; 3/4in (1.9cm) high excluding pin (2). Sold for US$ 1,912 (€ 1,635). © Bonhams 2001-2020 The two rounded sections separated by a small, pearled ring at its waist, and hammered into eight panels to the side walls, each framing chased scrolling patterns, the base of the gourd decorated with a cash design, the top capped by a lotus leaf with a long S-shaped stem cleverly serving as the pin. Note: The double-gourd motif carries many... [Lire la suite]
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24 septembre 2020

A gold bracelet, qianzhuo, Liao dynasty

  Lot 347. A gold bracelet, qianzhuo, Liao dynasty; 2 3/4in (7cm) wide. Sold for US$ 10,700 (€ 9,151). © Bonhams 2001-2020 Hammered from a strip of gold, the C-shaped bracelet gently tapering toward each end, and terminated in a carefully rolled scroll, the outer side with three conforming ribs, enclosing two bands of delicately engraved acanthus leaves against a typical punched background. Note: A slightly more elaborate pair of this general shape from the Liao dynasty was published in Emma Bunker et... [Lire la suite]
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24 septembre 2020

A fine large molded celadon-glazed bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 532. A fine large molded celadon-glazed bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Diameter 13⅜ in., 34 cm. Estimate 50,000 - 70,000 USD. Lot sold 182,700 USD. © Sotheby's 2020. the deep rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to an everted rim, the exterior finely molded and decorated in white slip with sprays of pomegranate, peaches, lychee, and ‘Buddha’s hand’ citron suspended above resplendent boughs of auspicious flowers including, peony, lotus, prunus, and aster,... [Lire la suite]