19 juillet 2016

Antler and Flower Photography by Kari Herer

Antler and Flower Photography by Kari Herer © Kari Herer   Antler and Flower Photography by Kari Herer © Kari Herer    Antler and Flower Photography by Kari Herer © Kari Herer    Antler and Flower Photography by Kari Herer © Kari Herer    Antler and Flower Photography by Kari Herer © Kari Herer 
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19 juillet 2016

Star-shaped tile, Iran (probably Kashan), early 14th century

Tile, fritware, glazed and painted in cobalt blue and lustre, Iran (probably Kashan), early 14th century. Width: 19.7 cm; 1508-1876 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2016. Tile in the shape of an eight-pointed star, fritware. The central field is decorated in reserve against a ground of golden-brown lustre. A smaller eight-pointed is drawn within the central field and surrounded by a circle which is outlined in blue. Simple leaf forms fill the outer and inner points of the star. A central compartment is formed by... [Lire la suite]
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19 juillet 2016

Star-shaped tile, Iran (probably Kashan), early 14th century

Tile, fritware, glazed and painted in cobalt blue and lustre, Iran (probably Kashan), early 14th century. Width: 20 cm; 1493A-1876 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2016. Tile in the shape of an eight-pointed star, fritware. A smaller eight-pointed is drawn within the central field and surrounded by a circle which is outlined in blue. Simple leaf forms fill the outer and inner points of the star, and the whole border area is coloured cobalt blue. Within the inner star, the field is decorated in reserve against a... [Lire la suite]
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19 juillet 2016

An inscribed blue and white 'Tea poem' quadrilobed tray, Seal mark and period of Jiaqing (1796-1820)

Lot 418. An inscribed blue and white 'Tea poem' quadrilobed tray, Seal mark and period of Jiaqing (1796-1820). Estimate 70,000 — 100,000 HKD. Lot sold 450,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's the shallow lobed sides of quatrefoil section, resting on four small feet, the interior with a quatrefoil panel enclosing an imperial poem, set within a band of scrolling lotus and florets repeated on the exterior walls, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark; 15.7 cm., 6 1/8  in. Note: The... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2016

Issey Miyake by Irving Penn

Issey Miyake by Irving Penn
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19 juillet 2016

A blue and white 'Gourd and Wine' tazza, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 470. A blue and white 'Gourd and Wine' tazza, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735). Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 112,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's with shallow rounded sides raised on a splayed foot, finely decorated on the interior with scrolling vines issuing double gourds, the underside with the bajixiang emblems between a border of ruyi at the rim, and upright lappets and pendent leaves collaring the stem, the interior of the stem inscribed with a... [Lire la suite]

19 juillet 2016

A pair of blue and white 'gourd' jarlets, Marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 416. A pair of blue and white 'gourd' jarlets, Marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735). Estimate 180,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot sold 187,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's each potted with six lobes rising from a recessed base to a short waisted neck and lipped mouthrim, each lobe delicately painted with whimsical gourds borne on leafy tendriled vines, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark arranged in two columns; 11.6 cm., 9 1/2  in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2016

Issey Miyake by Irving Penn, 1991

Issey Miyake by Irving Penn, 1991
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19 juillet 2016

A pair of blue and white 'Lotus' bowls, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 438. A pair of blue and white 'Lotus' bowls, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 HKD. Lot sold 18,750 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's each decorated with a rosace below a classic scroll border repeated on the outer rim, the exterior with lotus leaves encircling the foot, the base inscribed with a four-character apocryphal Xuande mark; 9.9 cm., 3 7/8  in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 03 Dec 2015
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19 juillet 2016

A large blue and white 'Squirrel and Grape' bowl, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 424. A large blue and white 'Squirrel and Grape' bowl, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722). Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 325,000HKD. Photo: Sotheby's  with deep rounded sides rising form a short foot to a slightly everted rim, deftly decorated around the exterior in cobalt-blue with fifteen squirrels frolicking amongst fruiting vines, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double-circle; 22.5 cm., 8 7/8  in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]