06 janvier 2017

Francisco de Zurbarán, The Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Lot 30. Francisco de Zurbarán (Fuente de Cantos, Bajadoz, 1598 – Madrid, 1664), The Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine of Alexandria, oil on canvas, 47 5/8  by 40 1/2  in.; 121 by 102.7 cm. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,000,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. Provenance: Most probably listed in a post-mortem inventory of the artist's belongings, dated 3 September 1664;Most probably listed in a post-mortem valuation of the artist's belongings dated 11 August 1665;Private collection, Southern France,... [Lire la suite]

06 janvier 2017

A blue and white brush pot, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3582. A blue and white brush pot, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate $8,000 – $12,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015  The heavily potted, waisted brushpot is decorated with a continuous river landscape with jutting mountain formations and with a lone fisherman in a boat. The base is inscribed with an apocryphal Chenghua mark. 5 ¼ in. (13.3 cm) high  Provenance: Bluett & Sons, Ltd., London, 1983.Collection of Julia and John Curtis. CHRISTIE’S. AN ERA OF INSPIRATION: 17TH-CENTURY... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2017

A blue and white deep dish, Early Kangxi period, circa 1665

Lot 3583. A blue and white deep dish, Early Kangxi period, circa 1665. Estimate $8,000 – $10,000. Price Realized $15,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015  The well-potted dish is decorated in the interior with a scene of two ducks in a lotus pond with mountains in the distance. The base bears an apocryphal Chenghua mark encircled by the unglazed channeled foot. 11 in. (28 cm.) diam.   Provenance: Joseph M. Morpurgo, Amsterdam, 1984.Collection of Julia and John Curtis. Notes: The... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2017

A blue and white ‘Dragon and Tiger’ jar, Shunzhi period, circa 1650-1660

Lot 3551. A blue and white ‘Dragon and Tiger’ jar, Shunzhi period, circa 1650-1660. Estimate $7,000 – $9,000. Price Realized $11,250. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The jar is of compressed ovoid form with short neck and is decorated on one side with an animated tiger crouching on a flat rock. The reverse is decorated with a bold five-clawed dragon pursuing a flaming pearl, amidst vaporous clouds and waves The jar is mounted with a pair of metal bail handles. 7 ¼ in. (18.2 cm.) high, wood cover ... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2017

Mirror decorated with figures in a landscape, Korea, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392)

Mirror decorated with figures in a landscape, Korea, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392). Bronze. Diam. 7 in. (17.8 cm), Fletcher Fund, 1925, 25.219.4 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
06 janvier 2017

Mirror decorated with phoenixes and flowers, Korea, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392), first half of the 12th century

Mirror decorated with phoenixes and flowers, Korea, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392), first half of the 12th century. Bronze. Diam. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm), Rogers Fund, 1922, 22.141.1 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

06 janvier 2017

Mirror decorated with dragons, Korea, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392), 11th–12th century

Mirror decorated with dragons, Korea, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392), 11th–12th century. Bronze. Diam. 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm), Rogers Fund, 1911, 11.48.1 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
05 janvier 2017

Ewer with incised lotus collar around opening, Vietnam, 13th century-14th century

Ewer with incised lotus collar around opening, incised bands on body, spiral decorated spout, ribbed strap handle, carved vegetal scrolling, Vietnam, 13th century-14th century, earthenware, green glaze, 21.0 × 19.0 cm diameter. Gift of Zorica McCarthy, 2010, 2010.329 © National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne The wood-ash and iron glaze is fired in a reducing atmosphere.
05 janvier 2017

Ewer, Vietnam, 13th century-14th century

Lobed ewer with five strap handles, incised band, spiral decorated spout, green glaze, Vietnam, 13th century-14th century, earthenware, glaze,  16.0 × 15.0 cm diameter. Gift of Zorica McCarthy, 2010, 2010.330 © National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Such ewers may have been used for water or wine with the strap handles serving to tie on a cover. The handle was non-functional; pouring would have required two hands around the ewer’s sides.
05 janvier 2017

Straight-sided bowl, Vietnam, 13th century-14th century

Straight-sided bowl, Vietnam, 13th century-14th century. Stoneware, cream-brown glaze with moulded dimples around outside incised pattern,  9.0 × 14.2 cm diameter. Gift of Zorica McCarthy, 2010, 2010.334 © National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne