13 novembre 2016

Nationalmuseum acquires works by Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg

Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, Una Ciociara, 1816. Photo: Linn Ahlgren / Nationalmuseum. STOCKHOLM.- Nationalmuseum has added no fewer than five works by Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg to its Danish art collection. Each of the works represents a different segment of Eckersberg’s artistic career: from his student years in Paris, via his artistic rebirth in Paris and Rome, to his firmly established but never stagnant later life in Copenhagen.  Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg (1783–1853) held a travel scholarship from... [Lire la suite]

13 novembre 2016

A large Famille-Verte punch bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

Lot 220. A large Famille-Verte punch bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate 2,500 — 3,500 GBP. Lot sold 5,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. painted to the exterior with shaped floral panels reserved on a fish-roe ground, below a diaper band with shaped cartouches of precious objects, the interior with flowers issuing from rocks, the rim with a diaper band with shaped panels of mythical beasts and antiques; 34.8 cm, 13 5/8  in. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 09 Nov 2016
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13 novembre 2016

Txo Qingbai boxes and covers, Song dynasty (960–1279)

Lot 209. Txo Qingbai boxes and covers, Song dynasty (960–1279). Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. one carved with lotus lappets around the exterior, the other with floral motifs on the cover. Quantity: 4 - The largest: 7.2 cm, 2 7/8  in..  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 09 Nov 2016
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13 novembre 2016

A robin's egg glazed hu-shaped vase, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 179. A robin's egg glazed hu-shaped vase, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. of rectangular section, the rounded sides rising from a spreading foot to a slightly flared rim, the waisted neck set with two tubular handles, covered with an even blue glaze with characteristic turquoise flecking; 16.6 cm, 6 1/2  in. Provenance: Collection of Christina Loke Balsara.Christie's Hong Kong, 19th January 1988, lot... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2016

A blue-glazed bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 178. A blue-glazed bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body rising from a slightly splayed foot, to a tall tubular neck, covered in an even deep blue glaze draining to white at the rim, stopping neatly above the foot, the base left white and inscribed in underglaze blue with a seal mark; 44 cm, 17 1/4  in. Provenance: Collection of Christina Loke Balsara. Sotheby's. Important... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2016

A doucai 'dragon' bowl and cover, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

  Lot 176. A doucai 'dragon' bowl and cover, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Lot sold 106,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. of conical form, the flared sides rising from a short straight foot to three notches around the rim, brightly enamelled around the exterior with two five-clawed dragons in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', leaping amidst mutli-coloured clouds above a band of foam-specked, wind-tossed waves, the domed cover similarly decorated, six-character... [Lire la suite]

13 novembre 2016

The best of the art & luxury markets offered at Koller

GENEVA.- The November – December auction series at Koller features a large sculpture by Chinese conceptual artist and dissident Ai Weiwei; important works by Gabriele Münter, one of the founders of the Blaue Reiter movement; an oil on canvas by Keith Haring from his European travels in the mid-80s, and a large painting by Swiss artist Albert Anker estimated at approximately $1 million. Koller’s first stand-alone Photographs auction in almost a decade features portraits of personalities such as Muhammed Ali, Desmond Tutu... [Lire la suite]
12 novembre 2016

A rare doucai 'wufu' dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 174. A rare doucai 'wufu' dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising from a short foot to a slightly everted rim, decorated to the interior with a medallion enclosing five iron-red bats soaring around a gnarled peach tree, issuing from the side of a cliff above a green sea with crested waves breaking over jagged rocks, the exterior with four fruiting sprigs... [Lire la suite]
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12 novembre 2016

A fine famille-rose 'Hundred Boys' bowl, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820)

Lot 171. A fine famille-rose 'Hundred Boys' bowl, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820). Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Lot sold 18,750 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a slightly flared rim, the exterior delicately painted in bright enamels with a continuous scene of boys in a fenced garden with a small bridge spanning a stream, playing with fire crackers, lanterns and presenting peaches in a procession, with further boys watching from windows above, the... [Lire la suite]
12 novembre 2016

A yellow-ground green-enamelled ‘dragon’ bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 164. A yellow-ground green-enamelled ‘dragon’ bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a flared rim, the exterior incised and enamelled in green with two striding dragons in pursuit of 'flaming pearls', between a foliate scroll and a ruyi band, the interior with a shou character medallion, all reserved against an egg-yolk yellow ground, the white base... [Lire la suite]