16 janvier 2021

A Longquan celadon 'phoenix-tail' vase, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 109. A Longquan celadon 'phoenix-tail' vase, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 201⁄4 in. (51.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000- USD 6,000. Price Realised USD 4,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The body and the neck are carved with bold patterns of large flower-heads borne on leafy scroll, and the splayed foot with a band of stylized lotus petals. The vase is covered overall in a soft, pale sea-green, crackle-suffused glaze. Property from the Collection of Lenora and Walter F. Brown. ... [Lire la suite]
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16 janvier 2021

Masterpieces by Botticelli and Rembrandt anchor Sotheby's Masters Week in NY

Property from an Important Private Collection. Lot 15. Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi, called Sandro Botticelli (Florence 1444/5 – 1510), Portrait of a young man holding a roundel, inscribed on the reverse, center: 404 (a number from an as yet unidentified inventory, possibly from the 17th or 18th century); on a label, top center: D'Alessandro Botti/ cello Fiorentino.; upper right corner and lower center: 12./ di Sandro/ Botticello/ BORN AT FLORENCE IN 1437./ DIED IN... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2021

Gimel, Winter 2020

Gimel. Insect-eating leaf – Leaf brooch, 2020. Brooch: 950Pt, 18K yellow gold, diamond, sapphire. © Gimel Trading co., Ltd. Gimel. Peacock – Peacock brooch, 2020. Brooch: 950Pt, sapphire, diamond, alexandrite. © Gimel Trading co., Ltd. Gimel. Kaede – Maple leaf brooch, 2020. Brooch: 950Pt, 18K yellow gold, diamond, sapphire. © Gimel Trading co., Ltd. Gimel. Apple – Apple pendant, 2020. Pendant top: 950Pt, pearl, diamond. © Gimel Trading co., Ltd. Gimel. Clover... [Lire la suite]
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15 janvier 2021

A pair of famille verte octagonal vases and covers, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 104. A pair of famille verte octagonal vases and covers, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 12 in. (30.5 cm.) and 111⁄2 in. (29.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000. Price Realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 Each vase is decorated with panels of birds perched on peony and prunus branches, alternating with panels of butterflies and flowers, all in between decorative borders and below 'antiques' on the neck. Each cover is decorated with 'antiques' and surmounted by a bud-form... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2021

A gilt-decorated 'mirror black' rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 103. A gilt-decorated 'mirror black' rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 181⁄2 in. (47 cm.) high. Estimate USD 1,500 - USD 2,500. Price Realised USD 3,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The vase is decorated with two panels enclosing flowers, birds and butterflies, alternating with shaped panels containing Buddhist emblems, all set amidst a chrysanthemum scroll ground. The neck is decorated with lotus sprays. Property from the Collection of Lenora and Walter F. Brown. ... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2021

A famille-verte rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 102. A famille-verte rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 181⁄4 in. (46.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price Realised USD 9,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The vase is decorated with a continuous scene from the Romance of Three Kingdoms, portraying Zhang Fei in a battle scene in a mountainous setting. The neck is further decorated with two panels enclosing boys at play, alternating with two shou characters. Property from the... [Lire la suite]

15 janvier 2021

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

Lot 101. A famille-verte dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 103⁄4 in. (27.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price Realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The dish is decorated on the interior with the 'Three Star Gods', Fu Lu Shou, representing prosperity, success and longivity, and an attendant. Property from the Collection of Lenora and Walter F. Brown. Provenance: The Lenora and Walter F. Brown Collection, San Antonio, Texas. Christie's. Art of China. Including... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2021

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

Lot 100. An iron-red and gilt-decorated bottle vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 14 in. (35.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price Realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The vase is decorated with carp, a crab and a shrimp emerging from waves, all below the cylindrical neck applied with a dragon pursuing a flaming pearl. Property from the Collection of Lenora and Walter F. Brown. Provenance: Christie’s New York, 13-14 September 2012, lot 1559.The Lenora and Walter F. Brown... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2021

Christie's to offer Old Master & British Drawings including property from The Cornelia Bessie Estate

Lot 53. Jean-Étienne Liotard (Geneva 1702–1789), Portrait of Philibert Cramer, with period frame and glass pastel on blue paper, mounted on canvas, 25 x 21¼ in. (63.5 x 53.8 cm). Estimate: $400,000-600,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s online auction Old Master & British Drawings including property from The Cornelia Bessie Estate will be offered for sale 14-28 January and will feature works from the 15th to the 19th centuries, with a particular focus on drawings by some of the greatest... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2021

A blue and white jar and cover, 19th century

Lot 99. A blue and white jar and cover, 19th century; 111⁄4 in. (28.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 1,000 - USD 1,500. Price Realised USD 3,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The jar is decorated with four shaped panels enclosing scholars objects and flower blossoms, all reserved on a blue ground with prunus. Property from the Collection of Lenora and Walter F. Brown. Provenance: The Lenora and Walter F. Brown Collection, San Antonio, Texas. Christie's. Art of China. Including Property... [Lire la suite]
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