31 août 2016

A copper-red-decorated 'dragon' vase, 19th century

Lot 919. A copper-red-decorated 'dragon' vase, 19th century. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000.  Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The tall, slender neck is finely painted in copper-red with a striding dragon with a bifurcated tail above a raised band encircling the shoulder. The base is inscribed in underglaze blue with a Kangxi six-character mark. 8 7/8 in. (22.6 cm.) high. Provenance: Robert West Collection. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1950.  ... [Lire la suite]

31 août 2016

An underglaze copper-red and blue 'mallet' vase, yaoling zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 920. An underglaze copper-red and blue 'mallet' vase, yaoling zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722). Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000.  Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The high-shouldered body is finely painted in copper red with four circular medallions in the form of archaistic mirrors positioned above a band of upright blades rising from a herringbone band divided and outlined by fine lines in pale underglaze blue, beneath the tall, slightly waisted neck which rises... [Lire la suite]
31 août 2016

An iron-red and gilt-decorated powder-blue-ground dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 910. An iron-red and gilt-decorated powder-blue-ground dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000.  Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The interior is vibrantly decorated with a carp amidst sea plants, all set against a powder-blue ground. The base is inscribed with an illegible seal character in underglaze blue within double circles. 7 ¾ in. (19.6 cm.) diam.. Provenance: Morgan Collection, no. 1152, according to label. Mrs. Harry Payne Bingham Collection. The... [Lire la suite]
31 août 2016

R.I.P. Marc Riboud - Hommage.

Marc Riboud - Paris, 1953. Le peintre, surnommé Zazou, est à son aise, j'avais le vertige chaque fois qu'il se penchait pour tremper son pinceau © Marc Riboud Marc Riboud - Washington, 21 octobre 1967. devant le Pentagone, lors d'une marche pour la paix au Vietnam, Jan Rose Kasmir donne un beau visage à la jeunesse américaine. © Marc Riboud Marc Riboud - Pékin, 1965. Ces fenêtres s'ouvrent sur Liulichang, la rue des antiquaires. Dans ces boutiques, pendant la révolution culturelle, les Chinois devaient apporter leurs... [Lire la suite]
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31 août 2016

Ecclesiastical textiles from the age of Maria Theresia on view in Vienna

VIENNA.- The Ecclesiastical Treasury house's important holdings of 18th-century liturgical vestments cannot be on permanent display for conservation reasons. The majority of these precious textiles were donated by Emperor Charles VI (1685-1740), his wife Elisabeth Christine (1691-1750) and their daughter Maria Theresia (1717-1780). At the time it was customary to use costly French or Italian fabrics, lavishly embellished with embroidery, for such vestments. Imperial robes were also occasionally reworked into such... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2016

A turquoise-glazed bottle vase, 18th-19th century

Lot 988. A turquoise-glazed bottle vase, 18th-19th century. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Thickly potted with a compressed, globular body, the vase is covered on the exterior with a crackled turquoise glaze which continues into the interior of the mouth. 15 ¾ in. (40 cm.) high. Provenance: Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher (d. 1917) Collection.The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1917.  Christie's. Collected in America:... [Lire la suite]

30 août 2016

A turquoise-glazed square vase and green and aubergine-glazed stand; the vase 18th century, the stand 18th-19th century

Lot 987. A turquoise-glazed square vase and green and aubergine-glazed stand; the vase 18th century, the stand 18th-19th century. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The vase is covered on the exterior with an iridescent, crackled turquoise glaze and set within European gilt-metal mounts. The waisted stand is supported on slightly incurved legs, and has an apron of interlocking lozenges. The vase and mounts 5 3/8 in. (14.3 cm.) high, the stand 6 ¼ in. (15.8 cm.) square. ... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2016

Parmigianino (Italian, 1503-1540), Self-portrait with red beret, circa 1540

Parmigianino (Italian, 1503-1540), Self-portrait with red beret (Autoritratto con berretto rosso), circa 1540. Oil on paper, 21 × 15.5 cm. Galleria Nazionale di Parma.
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30 août 2016

Parmigianino (Italian, 1503-1540), Self-portrait in a Convex Mirror, circa 1523-1524

Parmigianino (Italian, 1503-1540), Self-portrait in a Convex Mirror, circa 1523-1524. Oil on poplar wood, diameter: 24.4 cm (9.6 in). Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.
30 août 2016

A large yellow-glazed incised vase, meiping, 18th-19th century

Lot 978. A large yellow-glazed incised vase, meiping, 18th-19th century. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The body is incised with leafy lotus scroll and covered overall in a glaze of mustard-yellow color. The base is inscribed with an apocryphal Xuande mark. 14 ¼ in. (36.2 cm.) high. Provenance: Mary Clark Thompson (1835-1923) Collection. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1923.  Literature: Oriental Ceramics, The World's Great... [Lire la suite]