30 avril 2019

A russet-splashed black-glazed jar and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

18. A russet-splashed black-glazed jar and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 15.5 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate £60,000 - £80,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the ovoid body rising from a short foot to a slightly tapered neck, flanked by a pair of lug handles, covered overall in a lustrous black glaze stopping irregularly around the base, accentuated with russet splashes, the domed cover with a flat rim surmounted by a button finial, similarly decorated. Property from the Rui Xiu Lou Collection. ... [Lire la suite]

29 avril 2019

A fine and rare 'Jun' teabowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 17. A fine and rare 'Jun' teabowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 11.4 cm, 4 1/2  in. Estimate £60,000 - £80,000. Lot Sold 72,500 GBP (93,677 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the short spreading foot supporting gently rounded conical sides rising to a flared rim, evenly applied on the interior and exterior with a fine milky sky-blue glaze suffused with pale crackles and draining to a mushroom tone at the rim, the glaze pooling unevenly above the unglazed foot. Property from... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2019

A rare large 'Jian' 'Hare's fur' bowl, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

  Lot 16. A rare large 'Jian' 'Hare's fur' bowl, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279); 17.5 cm, 6 7/8  in. Estimate £80,000 - £120,000. Lot Sold 106,250 GBP (137,286 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the conical sides rising from a short foot to a flared rim, covered inside and out with a lustrous black glaze finely streaked with russet 'hare's fur' markings thinning to russet at the rim and pooling in a line and in thick droplets above the foot revealing the brown body. Property from the Rui Xiu... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2019

A rare Yixing figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 62. A rare Yixing figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 24.7 cm, 9 3/4  in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deity depicted seated with her right knee raised, wearing her long robes draping from the shoulders before elegantly falling into neat voluminous folds over the body, the right foot emerging beneath the hem, the slightly downcast face with a benevolent expression framed by a high chignon, the back incised Shi Dabin zhi (Made... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2019

Jusepe de Ribera, The Executioner with the head of Saint John the Baptist

Lot 19. Jusepe de Ribera (Xàtiva 1591-1652 Naples), The Executioner with the head of Saint John the Baptist, signed and dated 'Jusepe de Ribera español / F. 1639', oil on canvas, 49 7/8 x 39 5/8 in. (126.8 X 100.6 cm.) Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 300,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Provenance Private collection, Milan. Literature: N. Spinosa, Ribera, Naples, 2006, p. 348, no. A247.N. Spinosa, Ribera: La Obra Completa, Madrid, 2008, p. 436, no. A268.A.... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2019

Élisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun, Portrait of Madame du Barry (1743-1793), three-quarter-length, seated in a landscape

Lot 33. Élisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun (Paris 1755-1842), Portrait of Madame du Barry (1743-1793), three-quarter-length, seated in a landscape, oil on canvas, 51 3/8 x 38 ½ in. (130.4 x 97.8 cm.) Estimate USD 1,000,000 - USD 2,000,000. Price realised USD 975,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Provenance: The sitter, by whom commissioned at the old Château de Louveciennes in summer 1789, but left unfinished and presumably entrusted toLouis Hercule Timoléon de Cossé (1734-1792), Duc de Brissac, and... [Lire la suite]

28 avril 2019

Michaelina Wautier, A young man smoking a pipe

Lot 14. Michaelina Wautier (Mons 1604- c . 1689 Brussels) A young man smoking a pipe, signed and dated 'mich...lina W... f...t' (upper left, strengthened), oil on canvas, 27 x 23 1/3 in. (68.6 x 58.6 cm.). Estimate: US$300,000 - US$500,000. Price realised USD 759,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Provenance: Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 21 April 1993, lot 168, as 'School of Haarlem, 17th Century'.Private collection, Switzerland, where acquired by the present owner on 20 September 2013. ... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2019

Hans Baldung Grien (?Schwäbisch Gmünd 1484/1485-1545 Strasbourg), Lot and his daughters

Lot 30. Hans Baldung Grien (?Schwäbisch Gmünd 1484/1485-1545 Strasbourg), Lot and his daughters, oil on panel, in three parts, 37 5/8 x 63 3/8 in. (95.6 x 158.4 cm.) overall inscribed 'LOTT' (upper left). Estimate USD 700,000 - USD 900,000. Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Provenance: Lot drinking the wine: Count Karol Lanckoronski (1848-1933), acquired in Italy before 1912, Palais Lanckoronski, Vienna, and by descent to his son,Count Antoni Lanckoronski (1893-1965), Palais Lanckoronski,... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2019

Charles de Temple jewelry at Bonhams London, 30 April 2019

Charles de Temple was born in Mexico in 1929 and was brought up as part of the famous Ringling Brothers Circus, touring across America. Having initially become a nightclub singer, he became a jeweller based in Massachusetts. In 1957 he moved to London, and during the 1960s he grew to become one of the pioneers of the modern British jewellery movement. De Temple was known for his unique designs and technical ability to handcraft gold.De Temple's jewels are often large, flamboyant and sculptural statement pieces – as evident... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2019

Pedro Almodóvar: Waiting for the Light at Marlborough Gallery, New York

Pedro Almodóvar, Background in Movement 1, 2019, digital print on cotton paper mounted on aluminum dibond, ed. of 3, 29.5 x 20.25 in., 75 x 51.5 cm. © Pedro Almodóvar. NEW YORK: The Marlborough Gallery announce the exhibition Waiting For The Light, the first show in New York of the photographic work of two-time Oscar winning film director, Pedro Almodóvar.   Waiting For The Light presents the artist’s most recent group of photographic still lifes. As in his films, which are dotted with erudite... [Lire la suite]
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