01 septembre 2017

A 'Jizhou' painted 'ducks' vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 95. A 'Jizhou' painted 'ducks' vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Height 7 5/8  in., 19.5 cm. Estimate 30,000 - 50,000 USD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. of ovoid form, the gently rounded sides painted in brown slip with three shaped cartouches each enclosing a pair of mandarin ducks in a lotus pond, reserved on a ground of interlocking wanzi fret all above a scroll border at the foot, a band of lappets at the shoulder and keyfret encircling the straight cylindrical neck. Note: Compare a... [Lire la suite]

01 septembre 2017

A malachite-inlaid bronze halbert blade, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

Lot 902. A malachite-inlaid bronze halbert blade, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC, 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The blade is cast with a median ridge and with a hafting hole, and is decorated on both sides of the pierced nei with kui dragons filled with malachite inlay. The bronze has malachite encrustation, wood stand, fitted Japanese wood box.  Provenance: In Japan prior to 1973. Note: Two late... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2017

A bronze ritual wine vessel, gui, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

Lot 901. A bronze ritual wine vessel, gui, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC, 10 ¾ in. (27.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The trumpet-shaped neck is flat-cast with four upright blades rising from a band of leiwen pattern, and the middle section and spreading foot with taotie masks divided and separated by narrow notched flanges, those on the foot below a band of kui dragons, all on... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2017

A 'Yaozhou' persimmon-glazed bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 94. A 'Yaozhou' persimmon-glazed bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279). Diameter 4 1/4  in., 10.8 cm. Estimate 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot sold 3,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. well potted with rounded sides rising from a straight foot, covered overall in a russet glaze transmuting to shades of olive and aubergine in scattered passages to the interior and exterior and around the rim, the glaze stopping above the foot to reveal the buff body. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 13 Sep 2017, 10:00 AM
01 septembre 2017

A carved 'Yaozhou' celadon-glazed bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 93. A carved 'Yaozhou' celadon-glazed bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Diameter 5 7/8  in., 15 cm. Estimate 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot sold 6,875 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the gently rounded sides rising from a short foot, the interior skillfully carved with a central stylized flowerhead, encircled by undulating lotus scrolls, the exterior with overlapping petals, covered overall save for the foot ring with an olive-green glaze. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 13... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2017

Claes Van Heussen, Still life with grapes and pears in a basket,..., 1630

Lot 3039. Claes Van Heussen (1598/99 Haarlem 1631/34), Still life with grapes and pears in a basket, with peaches, apricots, plum and pomegranate with insects on a stone slab, 1630. Oil on panel. Signed and dated lower right on the stone slab: EVSTEN AN 1630, 34.3 x 54.6 cm. Estimate CHF 60 000 / 90 000 | (€ 55 560 / 83 330). Photo: Koller. Provenance: - Christie's, London, 4.12.2013, Lot 143.- European private collection.Our thanks to Dr. Fred G. Meijer who, on the basis of a... [Lire la suite]
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01 septembre 2017

Delft Master, circa 1640, Still life of fruits on a table, 1640

Delft Master, circa 1640, Still life of fruits on a table, 1640. Oil on panel. Signed and dated lower right: K. Coiy. 1640, 51.5 x 65 cm. Estimate CHF 8 000 / 12 000 | (€ 7 410 / 11 110). Photo Koller Provenance: - Swiss private collection.-Koller auction, Zurich, 1.4.2011, Lot 3082.- European private collection. Koller. Old Master Paintings - Friday 22 September 2017 03.00 PM
01 septembre 2017

A russet-splashed black-glazed bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 92. A russet-splashed black-glazed bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Diameter 5 1/4  in., 13.2 cm. Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a high straight foot to an everted rim, the interior covered with a lustrous black glaze accentuated with russet splashes, the exterior with a russet glaze falling short above the foot to reveal the pale buff-colored stoneware body. Provenance: Acquired prior to the 1950s. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2017

Dirck Van Baburen (circa 1594 Utrecht 1624), Violin player with a wine glass, 1623

Lot 3037. Dirck Van Baburen (circa 1594 Utrecht 1624), Violin player with a wine glass, 1623. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated upper left: T. D. Baburen. F. Ao. 1623, 80.4 x 67.1 cm. Estimate CHF 60 000 / 80 000 | (€ 55 560 / 74 070). Sold for CHF 500 000. Photo: Koller Provenance: In a Swiss private collection for several generations. Our thanks to Dr. Wayne E. Franits who has confirmed the authenticity of this painting on the basis of a photograph. Koller. Old Master... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2017

A Qingbai circular ewer, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366)

Lot 91. A Qingbai circular ewer, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366). Height 4 5/8  in., 11.8 cm. Estimate 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot Sold 7,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of flattened form supported on a flared foot surmounted by a short, waisted mouth with lipped rim flanked by a loop handle and curved spout, each side decorated in relief with a central lotus enclosed by four scroll-filled cartouches within a geometric band and beaded border, covered overall in a soft blue-green glaze, the base unglazed. ... [Lire la suite]