24 septembre 2017

A wucai gu-form beaker vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1222. A wucai gu-form beaker vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 21 ¾ in. (55.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 11,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each register of the vase is decorated with blossoming peonies growing amidst blue rocks, with an addition of a pheasant in flight on the upper section, and with some gilt highlights. Property from the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, New York. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works... [Lire la suite]

24 septembre 2017

A famille verte jardinière, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1220. A famille verte jardinière, Kangxi period (1662-1722). 12 ½ in. (31.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 6,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The jardinière is thickly potted and decorated on the deep sides with four fish, swimming amidst other smaller fish and aquatic plants. A bronze stand is affixed to the base.  Property from the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, New York. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2017

An iron-red and gilt-decorated bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1226. An iron-red and gilt-decorated bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 8,125. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The exterior is decorated with four carp and one is in the center of the interior. An apocryphal Zhengde mark is on the base.  Property from the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, New York. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 14 - 15 September 2017, New York
24 septembre 2017

An iron-red-decorated dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1217. An iron-red-decorated dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The dish is decorated in the center with Shoulao seated holding alingzhi beside a recumbent spotted deer, and a staff suspending a basket filled with peaches, all within a band of bats on the everted rim. The exterior is decorated with petal lappets and a leafy band with flowers. Note: The present dish... [Lire la suite]
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24 septembre 2017

A finely painted small doucai 'chicken' cup, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1215. A finely painted small doucai 'chicken' cup, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The cup has deep rounded sides rising to a very slightly everted rim. The exterior is decorated on two sides with a chicken and chicks, the scenes separated by blue rocks set amidst flowers. All are between blue borders, and an apocryphal Chenghua mark is on the base. Note: Porcelain decorated... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2017

Exhibition showcases the magnificent food still lifes of the Golden Age

 Jan Davidsz de Heem, Still Life with Moor and Parrot, 1641. Oil on Panel. Hotel de Ville (Broodhuis), Brussels. HAARLEM.- A Global Table runs in the Frans Hals Museum and De Hallen Haarlem from 23 September 2017 to 7 January 2018. This unique exhibition featuring old and new art showcases the magnificent food still lifes of the Golden Age. It offers an alternative reading of these works as documents from an eventful history. What does the food we see tell us about the Netherlands’ colonial and trade relations... [Lire la suite]
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23 septembre 2017

Chinese ceramics from the Mengdiexuan Collection at Christie's Hong Kong

© Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Lot 19. Two models of tea grinders, Five Dynasties (907-960). Estimate HKD 22,000 - HKD 30,000 (USD 2,830 - USD 3,859). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 One green-glazed pottery, the other white-glazed stoneware. The larger, 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm.) long, box. Property from the Mengdiexuan Collection. Lot 20. A Yue box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907); 3 5/8 in. (9.1 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000 (USD 7,718 - USD... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2017

Fine Pair of Natural Pearl, Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond and Diamond Pendent Ear Clips, Harry Winston

Lot 1849. Fine Pair of Natural Pearl, Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond and Diamond Pendent Ear Clips, Harry Winston. Estimation 7,100,000 — 9,000,000 HKD. © Sotheby's Each suspending a drop-shaped natural pearl measuring approximately 11.37 x 18.25mm and 12.02 x 16.99mm, to the marquise-shaped or oval fancy vivid yellow diamond top weighing 3.26 and 3.23 carats respectively, embellished with marquise-shaped, circular- and single-cut diamonds weighing approximately 2.40 carats in total,... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2017

Important Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond and Diamond Ring

Lot 1853. Important 11.46 carats Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond and Diamond Ring. Estimation 7,500,000 — 9,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 7,900,000 HKD. © Sotheby's Set with an oval fancy vivid yellow diamond weighing 11.46 carats, flanked by two half-moon-shaped diamonds weighing approximately 1.40 carats in total, mounted in platinum and 18 karat yellow gold. Ring size: 6. Accompanied by GIA report numbered 2185399094, dated 12 May 2017, stating that the 11.46 carat diamond is natural, Fancy Vivid... [Lire la suite]
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23 septembre 2017

Important Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond Ring

Lot 1698. Important 20.03 carats Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond Ring. Estimation 16,000,000 — 20,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 16,300,000 HKD. © Sotheby's Set with an emerald-cut fancy vivid yellow diamond weighing 20.03 carats, mounted in 18 karat white gold. Ring size: 5½, illustrated unmounted. Accompanied by GIA report numbered 1132342335, dated 23 September 2016, stating that the 20.03 carat diamond is natural, Fancy Vivid Yellow Colour, Internally Flawless. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite,... [Lire la suite]
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