31 juillet 2017

A large painted grey pottery pear-shaped jar and cover, hu, Western Han dynasty, late 2nd-early 1st century BC

Lot 1107. A large painted grey pottery pear-shaped jar and cover, hu, Western Han dynasty, late 2nd-early 1st century BC, 23¾ in. (60.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 3,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011  The bulbous body painted in red, white and black with sweeping cloud motifs set between raised borders and interrupted by a pair of applied molded mask handles, the neck similarly painted below a band of pendent blades, raised on a pedestal foot, the... [Lire la suite]

31 juillet 2017

A large green-glazed red pottery jar, hu, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220) 

Lot 1106. A large green-glazed red pottery jar, hu, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220), 17 3/8 in. (44 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 4,000. Price realised USD 2,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011  Of pear shape, the shoulder molded with a hunting scene incorporating various fleeing animals, including a dragon, deer, tiger and several hunters, between bow-string borders and interrupted by a pair of applied, molded mask and ring handles, covered allover with a dark green glaze now iridesced... [Lire la suite]
31 juillet 2017

A painted grey pottery cocoon jar, Western Han dynasty, late 3rd-2nd century BC 

Lot 1105. A painted grey pottery cocoon jar, Western Han dynasty, late 3rd-2nd century BC, 13½ in. (34.3 cm.) long. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 4,000. Price realised USD 2,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011  The oblong body surmounted by a circular neck rising to an everted rim, painted in shades of pink, white and brick red with vertical bands of decoration, with bands of scrolls in pink and white within dark brick-red borders, with a red band encircling the shallow pedestal foot. ... [Lire la suite]
31 juillet 2017

A Yueyao globular vase, Western Jin dynasty (265-317) 

Lot 1104. A Yueyao globular vase, Western Jin dynasty (265-317). Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 4,000. Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011  The globular body raised on a spreading foot and encircled by bands of grooves and rings above three Buddha-form appliques, with a waisted neck and everted mouth with galleried rim, covered with a glaze of greyish-olive color; together with a small Yueyao compressed jar, Western Jin dynasty, impressed with a band of diamond pattern... [Lire la suite]
31 juillet 2017

A rare carved Qingbai vase, meiping, Southern Song Dynasty, 12th century

Lot 1119. A rare carved Qingbai vase, meiping, Southern Song Dynasty, 12th century. A rare carved Qingbai vase, meiping, Southern Song Dynasty, 12th century, 9 in. (22.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011  The tapering ovoid body carved with three six-lobed medallions enclosing peony sprigs reserved on a rouletted ground, separated by small foliate scrolls, all between cloud collar-like borders above and below, covered... [Lire la suite]
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31 juillet 2017

An unusual Guan-type ribbed bottle vase, 19th century

Lot 1145. An unusual Guan-type ribbed bottle vase, 19th century, 16¼ in. (41.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 134,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011  Heavily potted, with lobed body below the plain cylindrical neck which is flanked by a pair of tubular lug handles, covered overall with a pale blue glaze suffused with wide golden-brown crackle that ends in a neat line on the brown-dressed unglazed foot ring, the base similarly glazed, with a Yongzheng seal... [Lire la suite]
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31 juillet 2017

A fine copper-red-glazed yuhuchun vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 2656. A fine copper-red-glazed yuhuchun vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795), 29 cm., 11 3/8 in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 620,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. elegantly potted with a pear-shaped body, rising from a slightly splayed foot to a waisted neck and a flared rim, covered on the exterior with a rich red bubble-suffused glaze draining to white at the rims, the interior and base glazed white, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign... [Lire la suite]
31 juillet 2017

A copper-red-glazed pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1144. A copper-red-glazed pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795), 11¾ in. (30 cm.) high. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 218,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011  With full, elegant body tapering towards the waisted neck which then flares out to the rim, the exterior covered in a glaze of dark cherry- red color ending at the white rim and in a neat line at a line of white glaze on the slightly spreading... [Lire la suite]
31 juillet 2017

An unusual celadon-glazed carved bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 1146. An unusual celadon-glazed carved bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735), 4½ in. (11.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 314,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Of shallow rounded form, carved in low relief on the exterior with a continuous scrolling meander of a slender undulating stem bearing four flowers alternating with leaves above a band of delicate overlapping petals, with a... [Lire la suite]
31 juillet 2017

Bilbao Fine Arts Museum exhibits masterpieces from the collection of Alicia Koplowitz

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, Maja and Procuress on the Balcony, 1808-1812 © Collection Alicia Koplowitz - Grupo Omega Capital. BILBAO.- Over the past few decades the Alicia Koplowitz – Grupo Omega Capital Collection has become one of the most important art collections in Europe. Despite this, it has remained largely unknown with the exception of the recent display of around 50 works at the Musée Jacquemart-André in Paris. The exhibition at the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum is an artistic event of the... [Lire la suite]