13 novembre 2019

A rare blue and white ‘floral scroll’ jar, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 2922. A rare blue and white ‘floral scroll’ jar, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1426-1435), yellow enamel later; 4 7/8 in. (12.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - HKD 3,000,000 (USD 256,590 - USD 384,885). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.     The jar is potted with a bulbous body rising from a stepped foot to a short neck, painted in cobalt blue with a composite floral scroll comprising peony, lotus and chrysanthemum,... [Lire la suite]

13 novembre 2019

A small blue and white ‘lotus’ stem cup, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 2930. A small blue and white ‘lotus’ stem cup, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 3 ½ in. (8.7 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 70,000 (USD 6,415 - USD 8,981). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.   The cup is decorated to the exterior of the sides with a lotus scroll below keyfret, the interior centre with a lotus bouquet beneath a honeycomb band around the rim. The hollow stem is painted on the exterior with pendent plaintain leaves below a classic scroll. The interior of the foot is... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2019

A small copper-red inscribed stem cup, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 2829. A small copper-red inscribed stem cup, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 3 5/8 in. (8.6 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 70,000 (USD 6,415 - USD 8,981). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.   The exterior of the cup is inscribed in copper red with ten indecipherable characters in cursive-style script between two lines, covered overall with a translucent glaze with the exception of the interior and base of the hollow stem foot, box. Christie's. An Important Collection Of Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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13 novembre 2019

Results of research on Spanish masterpiece Lady in a Fur Wrap announced

Alonso Sanchez Coello (1531-1588), Lady in a Fur Wrap, circa 1580-1588, oil on canvas, framed: 798 x 657 x 85 mm. Stirling Maxwell Collection, gifted, 1967, PC.18. © CGS CIC Glasgow Museums Collection. GLASGOW.- Leading international specialists in the field of art history have released the initial findings of a four year collaborative research project centring around one of Glasgow Museums’ most famous paintings, the Lady in a Fur Wrap.For over 100 years scholars have been debating who painted the... [Lire la suite]
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12 novembre 2019

A Ge shallow dish, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368)

Lot 2928. A Ge shallow dish, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368); 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1600,000 - HKD 800,000 (USD 177,039 - USD 102,718). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.   The dish is potted with shallow sides rising to a metal-bound rim from a short ring foot, the centre of the interior slightly sunken, covered inside and out with a beige glaze suffused with dark grey and light brown crackles, with the exception of the biscuit foot revealing the buff... [Lire la suite]
12 novembre 2019

A rare tianbai-glazed incised ‘bajixiang’ monk's cap ewer, sengmaohu, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 2921. A rare tianbai-glazed incised ‘bajixiang’ monk's cap ewer, sengmaohu, Yongle period (1403-1424); 7 ¾ in. (19.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,500,000 (USD 192,597 - USD 320,995). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  The moon flask is sturdily potted with a flattened octagonal body raised on a tapered foot and rising to a cylindrical neck flanked by a pair of openwork archaistic handles. The vase is covered under an even crackled glaze of bluish-grey tone. The foot is... [Lire la suite]

12 novembre 2019

A rare Guan-type glazed octagonal moon flask, Yongzheng six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 2920. A rare Guan-type glazed octagonal moon flask, Yongzheng six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735); 19 1/16 in. (48.4 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000 (USD 38,519 - USD 64,199). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  The moon flask is sturdily potted with a flattened octagonal body raised on a tapered foot and rising to a cylindrical neck flanked by a pair of openwork archaistic handles. The vase is covered under an even crackled glaze of bluish-grey... [Lire la suite]
12 novembre 2019

A fine and very rare Guan-type hexagonal vase, hu, Yongzheng six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 2916. A fine and very rare Guan-type hexagonal vase, hu, Yongzheng six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735); 18 1/2 in. (47 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 2,400,000 - HKD 3,500,000 (USD 308,155 - USD 449,393). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The vase is of compressed hexagonal section, the body with a prominent shoulder rising to a waisted neck with slightly lipped rim, the neck flanked by a pair of tubular handles, all supported on a high flared foot, covered... [Lire la suite]
12 novembre 2019

A rare Guan-type glazed hu-shaped vase, Yongzheng six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 2910. A rare Guan-type glazed hu-shaped vase, Yongzheng six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735); 11 1/8 in. (28.1 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,800,000 - HKD 2,600,000 (USD 231,116 - USD 333,835). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The vase is of square section, with a slightly compressed rounded body rising to a tall neck demarcated with two pairs of raised bands below the two lug handles underneath a lipped rim, the tall splayed foot with a moulded band at mid-section.... [Lire la suite]
12 novembre 2019

A rare Ru-type glazed vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 2907. A rare Ru-type glazed vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 8 in. (20.3 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,500,000 (USD 102,718 - USD 192,597). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The vase is potted with a slender ovoid body rising to a narrow waisted neck and a flaring mouth rim, supported on a spreading foot, applied overall with a soft bluish grey glaze suffused with a wide network of fine pale brown crackles, the foot ring with a brown... [Lire la suite]