07 septembre 2019

A teadust-glazed bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 630. A teadust-glazed bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 13 in., 33 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. © Sotheby's.  stoutly potted with the compressed globular body rising from a splayed foot to a tall cylindrical neck, applied overall with a mottled olive-green glaze flecked with a fine golden-yellow mist, the foot ring dressed in a dark wash, the base incised with a six-character seal mark reserved in a square beneath a brown glaze. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]

07 septembre 2019

A Guan-type faceted vase (hu), Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 628. A Guan-type faceted vase (hu), Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 5 3/4  in., 14.6 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. © Sotheby's.  the pear-shaped body of quadrangular section with canted corners, all supported on a straight foot and set with two lug handles at the neck, covered overall in a creamy pale bluish-green glaze suffused with fine taupe-colored craquelure, the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue. Provenance: Collection of... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2019

A rare celadon-glazed 'chrysanthemum' bottle vase, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 619. A rare celadon-glazed 'chrysanthemum' bottle vase, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Height 8 in., 20.3 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. © Sotheby's.  elegantly potted, the ovoid body resting on a narrow slightly splayed foot, the base molded with a band of upright elongated chrysanthemum petals, rising to gently rounded shoulders and tapering to a slender neck surmounted by a subtly flared rim, covered in a lustrous seafoam celadon glaze pooling in the recesses, the... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2019

A superb flambé-glazed handled vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 875. A superb flambé-glazed handled vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 8 5/8  in., 21.9 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot Sold 112,500 USD. © Sotheby's.  the well potted body rising from a splayed foot to a tall tapered neck and lipped rim, the angular shoulders flanked by a pair of scroll handles and a bowstring band below, the exterior covered with a vibrant plum-colored glaze streaked with sky blue and crimson, thinning to mushroom... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2019

A fine and rare Ru-type bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 627. A fine and rare Ru-type bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 10 1/2  in., 26.6 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot Sold 312,500 USD. © Sotheby's.  elegantly potted with a compressed globular body sweeping up to a tall cylindrical neck with a straight mouth, all supported on a short splayed foot, covered overall in a thick pale blue-gray glaze suffused throughout with a fine network of craquelure, the foot dressed in a brown wash... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2019

A rare and large molded lemon yellow-backed famille-rose 'peach' bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 625. A rare and large molded lemon yellow-backed famille-rose 'peach' bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Diameter 8 3/4  in., 22.1 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot Sold 325,000 USD. © Sotheby's.  the deep rounded sides resting on a straight foot and flaring to an everted rim, the exterior molded at the center with a leafy meandering scroll of peonies, and covered entirely in a bright lemon-yellow enamel, the interior glazed white centering two delicately... [Lire la suite]

07 septembre 2019

A rare 'robin's egg'-glazed meiping, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 621. A rare 'robin's egg'-glazed meiping, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735). Height 8 3/4  in., 22 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot Sold 680,000 USD. © Sotheby's. superbly potted with a tapering body sweeping up to a broad rounded shoulder, surmounted by a short, waisted neck and lipped rim, covered overall with a brilliant glaze with liberally applied vibrant turquoise dappled over a bronze-colored ground, the base incised with a four-character reign... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2019

Lévy Gorvy exhibits new and historic works by French master in his centenary year

French artist Pierre Soulages at 'Pierre Soulages: A Century', Lévy Gorvy, New York, 2019. AFP Photo/Thomas URBAIN. NEW YORK, NY.- Lévy Gorvy is presenting Pierre Soulages: A Century, an exhibition celebrating the 100th birthday of France’s foremost living artist through a presentation of works spanning his career from the 1950s to today. On view from September 5 through October 26, 2019, this focused survey explores the artist’s enduring role in the dialogue between European and American painting and invites viewers... [Lire la suite]
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06 septembre 2019

An exceptional and rare famille-rose 'landscape' panel, by Tang Ying, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, dated Yihai year, 1755

Lot 663. An exceptional and rare famille-rose 'landscape' panel, by Tang Ying, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, dated Yihai year, corresponding to 1755.  12 by 16 1/8  in., 31 by 41 cm. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot Sold 275,000 USD. © Sotheby's. delicately painted with an idyllic lakeside scene of elegant studios and pavilions overlooking the water, surrounded by jagged rockwork and twisting trees all enameled in shades of green and blue, the tips of the leaves turning... [Lire la suite]
06 septembre 2019

A large and extremely rare blue and white 'Immortals' vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 622. A large and extremely rare blue and white 'Immortals' vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 16 1/4  in., 41.5 cm. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Lot Sold 1,400,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the tall ovoid body rising from a straight foot to rounded shoulders and an everted rim, the exterior of the vessel finely painted in brilliant varying tones of cobalt blue with the Eight Daoist Immortals holding their respective attributes and standing on... [Lire la suite]