24 décembre 2018

Fede Galizia, A glass compote with peaches, jasmine flowers, quinces, and a grasshopper

Lot 42. Fede Galizia (Milan 1578 - 1630), A glass compote with peaches, jasmine flowers, quinces, and a grasshopper, oil on panel, 12 by 17 in.; 30.5 by 43.2 cm. Estimate $2,000,000 - $3,000,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Silvano Lodi, Campione d'Italia; By whom sold, New York, Christie's, 6 April 2006, lot 55; There acquired. Exhibited: Jerusalem, Israel Museum, Italian still life painting from four centuries, The Silvano Lodi collection, June... [Lire la suite]
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24 décembre 2018

Pieter Brueghel the Younger, St. George's kermis with the dance around the maypole, 1627

Lot 21. Pieter Brueghel the Younger, St. George's kermis with the dance around the maypole, signed and dated lower left: P BREVGHEL.1627, oil on panel, 21 1/2  by 29 7/8  in.; 54.6 by 75.7 cm. Estimate $2,000,000 - $3,000,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Probably F.B. Greenstreet, London; Acquired by an American private collector  circa 1940, and thence by inheritance to the previous owner; Anonymous sale ("Property of an American Collector"), New... [Lire la suite]
24 décembre 2018

Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder, A still life of flowers in a glass flask on a marble ledge, flanked by a red admiral buttefly...

Lot 26. Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder (Antwerpt 1573 - 1621 The Hague), A still life of flowers in a glass flask on a marble ledge, flanked by a red admiral buttefly and a lizard, signed in monogram and dated lower left: 16 AB 07, formerly inscribed on a label affixed to a backing board: Tableau de cuivre/ de Brughel de Velours/ A été donné à mon père par/ Mme Marcel, veuve de l’orientaliste/ de ce nom qui avait fait partie/ de l’éxpedition d’Egypte et qui plus/ tard, devenu aveugle, dicta, et qui... [Lire la suite]
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24 décembre 2018

Elisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun, Portrait of Muhammad Dervish Khan, full-length, holding his sword in a landscape, 1788

Lot 48. Elisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun (Paris 1755 - 1842), Portrait of Muhammad Dervish Khan, full-length, holding his sword in a landscape, signed and dated lower right: L. Vigée Le Brun / 1788, oil on canvas, 88 3/4  by 55 1/2  in.; 225.5 by 136 cm. Estimate $4,000,000 - $6,000,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Collection of the artist; Jean-Baptiste Pierre Le Brun (1748-1813), husband of the artist, Paris; His estate sale, Paris, Constantin and Paillet, 23 May... [Lire la suite]
24 décembre 2018

Monet's Venetian view to make auction debut, estimated at £20-30 million

Claude Monet, Le Palais Ducal, oil on canvas, 81,3 x 99,1 cm, signed and dated lower right: "Claude Monet 1908". Estimate £20,000,000-30,000,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- Claude Monet arrived in Venice on 1 October 1908 – and, taken aback by the splendour of what he saw, the artist declared the city ‘too beautiful to paint’. Enchanted by the city, Monet painted just under forty canvases during the course of his three month stay, the greater part of which adorn the walls of museums across the globe. This spectacular... [Lire la suite]
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23 décembre 2018

A 'Cizhou' drum-form garden seat, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1035. A 'Cizhou' drum-form garden seat, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height 17 7/8  in., 45.5 cm. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Sold: $25,000. © Sotheby's the body covered in a creamy-white slip and clear glaze, flanked by two handles formed by lion masks issuing fixed rings, large lotus blossoms on spiraling leafy vines painted in brown between rows of raised bosses, the seat top painted with a spotted qilin amidst auspicious objects. Provenance: Purchased in Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]

23 décembre 2018

A white-glazed stoneware jar, Sui-Tang dynasty (581-907)

Lot 1034. A white-glazed stoneware jar, Sui-Tang dynasty (581-907). Height 5 3/4  in., 14.6 cm. Estimate $1,000 - $1,500. Sold: $1,875. © Sotheby's the globular body rising from a slightly flared foot to a short neck, incised with a narrow groove at the neck and shoulder, applied with four double-stranded loop handles, covered with a transparent white glaze toned slightly olive from firing stopping irregularly at the widest part of the belly to expose the fine buff body beneath, wood stand... [Lire la suite]
23 décembre 2018

A carved cream-glazed 'Cizhou' pillow, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 1030. A carved cream-glazed 'Cizhou' pillow, Song dynasty (960-1279). Width 10 in., 25.4 cm. Estimate $1,500 - $2,500. Sold: $1,000. © Sotheby's with a sloping, slightly concave top featuring a floral spray in a quatre-lobe medallion, the slip surrounding the spray carved away to reveal buff pottery, covered in a clear glaze stopping short of the flat base. Provenance: E & J Frankel, New York, 2012. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art, New York, 18 March 2017
23 décembre 2018

A carved 'Ding'-type dish, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 1029. A carved 'Ding'-type dish, Song dynasty (960-1279). Diameter 6 7/8  in., 17.5 cm. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Sold: $7,500. © Sotheby's the finely potted rounded sides supported on a low foot ring, the interior freely carved with a flowering lotus sprig in a central medallion, rimmed with a copper band. Provenance: Christie's New York, 2nd December 1986, lot 130. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art, New York, 18 March 2017
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23 décembre 2018

A molded 'Ding'-type bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 1028. A molded 'Ding'-type bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279). Diameter 6 1/8  in., 15.5 cm. Estimate $2,000 - $3,000. Sold: $11,250 . © Sotheby's the rounded sides crisply molded with four geese with wings outstretched and feathers carefully delineated, amidst a leafy peony meander, encircling a blossom in the sunken central medallion and bordered with a narrow band of keyfret applied overall with a creamy-white glaze, metal-bound rim. Provenance: Sotheby Parke Bernet, Los Angeles,... [Lire la suite]
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