28 mars 2018

An imperial blue kesi summer dragon robe, jifu, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 2154. An imperial blue kesi summer dragon robe, jifu, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 77 in. (195 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 525,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The blue kesi is worked with the prescribed nine five-clawed dragons, two shown full-face leaping around a 'flaming pearl' on the front and the back while six others on the front, back and shoulders are shown reaching for the pearl, as is the ninth on the underflap. All dragons are set amidst... [Lire la suite]

28 mars 2018

An extremely rare embroidered blue silk dragon robe, jifu, Early Guangxu period, circa 1885

Lot 2153. An extremely rare embroidered blue silk dragon robe for a seventh to ninth rank civil official in the imperial board of state music, jifu, Early Guangxu period, circa 1885; 53 1/4 in. (135.3 cm.) long x 90 1/2 in. (229.9 cm.) across. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 750,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The vibrant marine-blue ground is finely embroidered in satin stitch with five four-clawed dragons, unusually designed with a single large dragon coiling... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2018

An imperial apricot-ground twelve-symbol dragon robe, jifu, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 2271. An imperial apricot-ground twelve-symbol dragon robe, jifu, Guangxu period (1875-1908); 87 5/8 in. (225 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price realised HKD 980,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The robe is finely worked in satin stitches in shades of blue, green, red, aubergine and ochre and couched vibrant gold threads with nine five-clawed dragons clutching or confronting 'flaming pearls' amidst dense ruyiclouds interspersed with bats. The twelve Imperial... [Lire la suite]
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28 mars 2018

A very fine man's damask-woven silk gauze summer informal robe, changfu, 18th century 

Lot 1252. A very fine man's damask-woven silk gauze summer informal robe, changfu, 18th century; 54½ in. (138.5 cm.) long x 75½ in. (192 cm.) cuff to cuff. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 17,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Of pale yellow color, finely damask-woven with a repeating pattern of wanemblems amidst triple-peaked mountains and ruyi-shaped clouds, the collar edge in midnight-blue piping, with turned-back, lined, horsehoof cuffs, and gilt filigree buttons. ... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2018

Louvre Abu Dhabi explores humanity’s quest to understand and represent the world in its second special exhibition

Anonymous, Heliocentric armillary sphere of the Copernican system "which holds that the Earth moves and the Sun is fixed at the centre of the world", c. 1725, Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France © Bibliothèque nationale de France Abu Dhabi, UAE - Globes: Visions of the World curated by Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) will open to the public on 23 March and run until 2 June 2018. Louvre Abu Dhabi’s second special exhibition will explore the history of the spherical representation of the world and its scientific... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2018

Acquisition d'un tableau de Zurbarán par la Fondation Bemberg

Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664), "El Niño de la Espina en un paisaje" (l'Enfant Jésus se blessant avec la couronne d'épines dans un paysage), 1645-1650. Huile sur toile, 110 x 82 cm © Fondation Bemberg La Fondation Bemberg annonce que, fidèle à son souci d'enrichir régulièrement les collections léguées par Georges Bemberg, elle vient de faire récemment l'acquisition d’une peinture destinée à compléter les collections anciennes. Il s’agit d’une d’œuvre d’un artiste peu représenté dans les musées... [Lire la suite]
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28 mars 2018

Magnificent Jewels to be sold at Poly Auction, 1 april 2018 (part 2)

       Lot 2049. A pair of 21.66 and 20.67 carat Burmese ‘Royal Blue’ sapphire and diamond ear pendants, by Adler. Estimate HKD 12,000,000 - 18,000,000 (USD 1,529,496 - 2,294,244). Unsold. © Poly Auction Each suspending a detachable oval-shaped sapphire weighing 21.66 and 20.67 carats, to the cluster surmount set with marquise-and pear-shaped diamonds, mounted in platinum and 18K gold, approximately 4.70 cm long.  Accompanied by report no. 18037227/... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2018

A rare small blue and white footed jar, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 1485.  A rare small blue and white footed jar, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) across. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 122,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011   The slightly compressed bulbous body painted in inky blue with four five-clawed dragons leaping wildly amidst clouds and separated by phoenixes and cranes, all above detached clouds on the low spreading... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2018

An unusual wucai dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 1484. An unusual wucai dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 5 5/8 in. (14.4 cm.) diam.  Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011   With shallow rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, the center painted with a five-clawed dragon leaping amidst clouds above two phoenixes confronted on a flaming pearl, below four roundels enclosing the... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2018

An important and extremely rare wucai 'Ducks and Lotus Pond' fish bowl, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 1483. An important and extremely rare wucai 'Ducks and Lotus Pond' fish bowl, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue in a line within a double-rectangle and of the period (1573-1619); 18 5/8 in. (47.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 250,000 - USD 350,000. Price realised USD 146,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011  The massive sturdily potted vessel with flared, slightly rounded sides painted in tones of cobalt and highlighted in bold tones of iron-red, green and yellow and brown glaze... [Lire la suite]