04 novembre 2019

'Pre-Raphaelite Sisters' Presents A New Narrative of the Iconic Art Movement

Elizabeth Siddal is the model in John Everett Millais, Ophelia, 1865-66, oil on canvas, 76 x 110 cm. Courtesy: National Portrait Gallery, London. LONDON - The male artists of the 19th-century movement are collectively known as the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. But what about the sisters? Elizabeth Siddal, Evelyn de Morgan, Effie Gray, Joanna Wells – some have made it into the art history books, but the stories of others remain largely untold. For the first time ever, this major Pre-Raphaelite exhibition celebrates... [Lire la suite]

04 novembre 2019

A small carved cinnabar lacquer seal paste box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 142. A small carved cinnabar lacquer seal paste box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. Diameter 6.4 cm, 2½ in. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 12,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the domed cover finely carved through thick layers of cinnabar lacquer with Milefo seated and waving a fan out of reach of three boys, all against a wave and diaper ground, the box decorated around the exterior with lotus sprays, the interiors and base lacquered black. Provenance: Collection of Edward T. Chow... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2019

A carved cinnabar lacquer tiered box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 141. A carved cinnabar lacquer tiered box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Height 13.2 cm, 5 1/5 in. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 12,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. of hexagonal form, the cover carved with a scholar and his attendant travelling towards a pavilion amidst lush vegetation and jagged rocks, all reserved against a diaper ground and undulating lines, the sides carved with alternating scenes of scholars and various floral blooms, the interiors and base lacquered black. ... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2019

A rare and finely carved cinnabar lacquer dish, Yongle mark and period (1403-1424)

Lot 139. A rare and finely carved cinnabar lacquer dish, Yongle mark and period (1403-1424). Length 22.5 cm, 8⅞ in. Estimate: 120,000 - 150,000 GBP. Lot sold 200,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. of oval shape, the shallow rounded sides with a lipped rim, finely carved to the centre through layers of deep red lacquer with two scholars beneath a wutong tree on a balustraded terrace contemplating a flowering plant issuing from a tall scholar's rock in an ornate jardiniere, with a young attendant... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2019

A rare large blue and white circular plaque, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 148. A rare large blue and white circular plaque, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620). Diameter 36.7 cm, 14⅜ in. Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 GBP. Lot sold 50,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. well painted with a scene depicting two scholars on horseback approaching a large building with multiple stories and terraces set in a garden behind tall walls, followed by their attendants, the pavilion with another scholar and his attendant, the foreground with a pair of cranes and deer, tall gnarled pine trees and... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2019

A blue and white 'dragon' box and a cover, the cover Wanli period, the box 19th century

Lot 146. A blue and white 'dragon' box and a cover, the cover Wanli period, the box 19th century. Width 26.7 cm, 10½ in. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 16,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. of square quatrelobed form, the cover painted with a pair of confronting five-clawed dragons reaching for a peach inscribed with the shou character borne on a leafy steam emerging from rockwork amidst crashing waves, the sides with four sinuous dragons flying amidst cloud scrolls, the matched box similarly... [Lire la suite]

04 novembre 2019

A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' sweetmeat box, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620)

Lot 145. A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' sweetmeat box, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620). Diameter 24 cm, 9½ in.. Estimate:  4,000 - 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 6,875 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the interior modelled with a central floral-shaped compartment with six radiating sections, painted with dragons and phoenix in flight amidst blossoms on leafy sprigs, the exterior similarly decorated, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double circle in underglaze blue. ... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2019

A red and green-enamelled 'boys' bowl, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 144. A red and green-enamelled 'boys' bowl, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566). Width 13.5 cm, 5¼in. Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000 GBP. Lot sold 30,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. of square section with deep rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a flared rim, decorated to the exterior with eight boys at play set in a landscape with vegetation and rockwork, all between narrow borders at the rim and foot, the interior painted with a further boy flying a kite within a square panel, all reserved... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2019

A large blue and white 'peony' jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 138. A large blue and white 'peony' jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Height 27.8 cm, 10⅞ in. Estimate: 250,000 - 350,000 GBP. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's. the broad sturdily-potted baluster body rising from a spreading foot to a short straight neck with everted rim, painted around the body in rich cobalt-blue tones with six large peony blossoms each rendered with a luxuriant array of petals, borne on the undulating scroll with attendant buds and foliage, all above a classic scroll band, the shoulder... [Lire la suite]
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04 novembre 2019

A blue and white pouring bowl, yi, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 137. A blue and white pouring bowl, yi, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Length 18.3 cm, 7¼ in. Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 GBP. Lot sold 50,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the rounded sides resting on a slightly concave base, one side set with an outward flaring spout above a small loop handle, the interior painted with a central medallion enclosing a lotus bouquet, surrounded by a floral scroll on the cavetto, the exterior encircled with lotus lappets, the rim and base unglazed. Known as yi, bowls of this form... [Lire la suite]
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