02 juin 2019

Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece 'The Benois Madonna' returns to Italy after 35 years

Leonardo da Vinci, 'The Benois Madonna', between 1478 and 1480. Oil on canvas, 49.5 cm × 33 cm (19.5 in × 13 in), Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg. FABRIANO.- In the year of the 500th anniversary of his death, the youth masterpiece of the Tuscan Maestro returns to Italy, 35 years after his only exhibition at the 13th UNESCO Creative Cities Network Annual Conference in Fabriano. The Hermitage therefore, unlike others, has chosen to celebrate the genius of the great... [Lire la suite]
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01 juin 2019

A Cizhou black-painted 'Bird and Flower' tulu vase, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot354. A Cizhou black-painted 'Bird and Flower' tulu vase, Song dynasty (960-1279); 24.5 cm, 9 5/8  in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 625,000 HKD. © Sotheby's. the globular body rising from a countersunk base to a short waisted neck and flared mouth, the exterior painted with birds and butterflies amongst leafy sprays, applied with Japanese kintsugi restoration at the rim. Property of the Xinyangtang Collection. Provenance: Tai Sing... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2019

A white-glazed lobed jar, early Ming dynasty

Lot 412. A white-glazed lobed jar, early Ming dynasty; 11.5 cm, 4 1/2  in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 687,500 HKD. © Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising from a short foot to an eight bracket-lobed rim, covered overall save for the footring in a sage-green glaze. Note: A closely related jar of this form, excavated in 2002 from the Xuande stratum at Jingdezhen and now preserved at the Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Museum, is exhibited... [Lire la suite]
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01 juin 2019

A Longquan celadon barbed dish, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 389. A Longquan celadon barbed dish, Song dynasty (960-1279); 16.4 cm, 6 1/2  in. Estimate 1,800,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,250,000 HKD. © Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising from a short foot to an eight bracket-lobed rim, covered overall save for the footring in a sage-green glaze. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 30 May 2019
01 juin 2019

A Junyao moon-white glazed narcissus bowl, Song–Ming dynasty

Lot 335. A Junyao moon-white glazed narcissus bowl, Song–Ming dynasty; 23.5 cm, 9 1/4  in. Estimate 1,800,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,250,000 HKD. © Sotheby's. with shallow rounded sides curving down to a flat recessed base supported on three gently flaring ruyi-shaped feet, the rim bordered with a band enclosing evenly spaced rounded studs between two narrow raised ribs, above a further band of studs above the feet, applied overall with an even... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2019

Two Yue celadon boxes and covers, Five dynasties – Song dynasty

Lot 309. Two Yue celadon boxes and covers, Five dynasties–Song dynasty; 13.8 and 14 cm, 5 3/8  and 5 1/2  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,500,000 HKD. © Sotheby's. each of circular form, one raised on a splayed foot and carved in relief on the cover with a pair of phoenix against floral scrolls; the other supported on a shorter footring, the cover decorated with a coiling dragon. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 20th June 2001, lot 56.Tai Sing Fine... [Lire la suite]

01 juin 2019

PRINTEMPS ASIATIQUE du 6 au 17 juin 2019 à Paris

La 2nde édition du PRINTEMPS ASIATIQUE Paris, dédié aux Arts d’Asie, se déroulera du 6 au 17 juin 2019 à Paris. Durant une semaine, les meilleures galeries d'antiquités spécialisées, les grandes maisons de ventes aux enchères, le musée National des Arts Asiatiques Guimet, le musée Cernuschi, le musée des Arts Décoratifs de Paris, le musée des Arts Asiatiques de Nice ainsi que le Cabinet de Curiosités de l’Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild s’associent pour créer une synergie entre les programmations institutionnelles et privées. De... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2019

A rare blue-ground gilt-decorated archaistic cup, Qianlong four-character seal mark in iron red and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3138. A rare blue-ground gilt-decorated archaistic cup, Qianlong four-character seal mark in iron red and of the period (1736-1795); 3 ½ in. (8.9 cm.) wide across the handles. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 81,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The cup is potted with a semi-spherical body flanked by a pair of small S-shaped handles above a short tapered foot. The mid-body is highlighted with a prominent band of blue enamel with rows of raised bosses on the rounded exterior... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2019

A famille verte ‘chilong’ washer, Kangxi period (1622-1722)

Lot 3137. A famille verte ‘chilong’ washer, Kangxi period (1622-1722); 5 3/8 in. (13.8 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 81,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The washer is of an archaistic gong-form which is supported on a gnarled branch bearing multiple lingzhi heads, with a chilong dragon lithely climbing up one side of the washer. The cavetto is painted with a pair of sinuous chilong dragon roundels on one side and a pair of butterflies in... [Lire la suite]
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01 juin 2019

A rare pair of famille verte dishes, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3136. A rare pair of famille verte dishes, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 6 ¾ in. (17.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 250,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 Each dish is delicately enamelled with four colourful butterflies hovering above a leafy crab-apple branch spreading from the reverse, over the rim and to the interior. All bases have an encircled six-character apocryphal Chenghua mark. Provenance: Dr. Ip Yee Collection Sold at Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 22 November... [Lire la suite]