06 avril 2019

A black and red 'tixi' lacquer lobed bowl stand, Yuan – Ming dynasty

Lot 3668. A black and red 'tixi' lacquer lobed bowl stand, Yuan – Ming dynasty; 16.5 cm, 6 1/2  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 175,000 HKD (22,542 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides collared with a circular dish, all supported on a hollow splayed foot, deeply carved through thick layers of black and red lacquer with ruyi-head shaped pommels, the layers of red lacquer appearing in two thin lines sandwiched between the layers of lustrous... [Lire la suite]

06 avril 2019

A rare cinnabar 'tixi' lacquer lobed bowl stand, Yuan – Ming dynasty

Lot 3673. A rare cinnabar 'tixi' lacquer lobed bowl stand, Yuan – Ming dynasty; 19 cm, 7 1/2  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 500,000 HKD (64 405 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. of mallow form, with rounded six-lobed sides collared by a dish of corresponding form, all supported on a lobed hollow flared foot, deeply carved overall through thick layers of black and red lacquer, the exterior of the bowl with six ruyi-shaped pommels, the dish and foot decorated with scrolling... [Lire la suite]
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06 avril 2019

A Backward Glance: Giorgio Morandi and the Old Masters at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Giorgio Morandi leafing through a art publication [detail]. Photo: Libero Grandi. © Giorgio Morandi, VEGAP, Bilbao, 2019 BILBAO.- The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents A Backward Glance: Giorgio Morandi and the Old Masters . This survey of a great 20th-century Italian painter explores the relationships between his still lifes and some of his main art historical sources. This exhibition brings together, for the first time, an extensive selection of Morandi’s exceptional paintings and works by the Old Masters who... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2019

A pair of white-glazed bowls, Marks and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 3664. A pair of white-glazed bowls, Marks and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 11 cm, 4 1/4  in. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 HKD. Lot Sold 175,000 HKD (22,542 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. each with deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to an everted rim, applied overall save for the unglazed footring with a clear glaze, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a double circle. Property from the Muyutang Collection Sotheby's. Important... [Lire la suite]
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06 avril 2019

A large white-glazed bowl, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 3663. A large white-glazed bowl, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 20.9 cm, 8 1/4  in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot Sold 200,000 HKD (25,762 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. with deep rounded sides resting on a tapering foot, applied with an even white glaze, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a double circle. Provenance: Christie's Hong Kong, 27th October 2003, lot 608. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Hong... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2019

An extremely rare anhua-decorated white-glazed stem cup, Mark and period of Tianshun (1457-1464)

Lot 3659. An extremely rare anhua-decorated white-glazed stem cup, Mark and period of Tianshun (1457-1464); 13.8 cm, 5 3/8  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,375,000 HKD (305,924 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with deep rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, all supported on a tapering hollow cylindrical stem, the exterior decorated in anhua with an elephant, a lion and a galloping horse, the centre of the interior incised with a... [Lire la suite]

06 avril 2019

A white glazed and moulded 'Dragon' cup, Mark and period of Hongzhi (1488-1505)

Lot 3665. A white glazed and moulded 'Dragon' cup, Mark and period of Hongzhi (1488-1505); 9.5 cm, 3 3/4  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,062,500 HKD (136,861 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to flared rim, the interior moulded with a pair of dragons interrupted by ruyi clouds, the base incised with a six-character reign mark within a double circle. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Hong... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2019

A finely carved jade figure of a buffalo, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 3719. A finely carved jade figure of a buffalo, Song dynasty (960-1279); 7.9 cm, 3 1/8  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,000,000 HKD (128,810 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. well worked in the form of a recumbent buffalo with its legs neatly tucked beneath its body, the beast rendered with a slightly raised head accentuated with a pronounced snout, further portrayed with a pair of long curved horns and a long incised tail swept up against its right side, the muscular body... [Lire la suite]
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06 avril 2019

A rare white jade vajra, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

 Lot 3720. A rare white jade vajra, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 8 cm, 3 1/8  in.. Estimate 150,000 — 180,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,062,500 HKD (136,861 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the centre well worked in the form of three rounded ribs interrupted with two constricted bands detailed with angular bands, each end of the vajra with four curved prongs surrounding a central angular shaft, each prong further detailed with scrollwork, the stone of an even white colour with faint russet inclusions. ... [Lire la suite]
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06 avril 2019

A white jade archaistic figure of a goose, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3624. A white jade archaistic figure of a goose, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 15.5 cm, 6 1/8  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 3,750,000 HKD (161,013 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's depicted with its webbed feet tucked beneath its body, the crested head turned back and grasping in its beak a scrolling stem bearing lotus blooms and trailing around its neck, the substantial body with wings on either side and defined with archaistic plumage formed with zoomorphic... [Lire la suite]