25 février 2020

A bamboo brush pot, bitong,17th-early 18th century

Lot 1432. A bamboo brush pot, bitong,17th-early 18th century; 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Deeply carved with an openwork scene of a scholar holding a wine cup seated beneath an overhanging pine bough, his attendant shown to the side kneeling beside a stream as he washes an inkstone near a cut-out opening in the rocks, of deep honey color.  Property from the Collection of Dorothy Tapper Goldman. ... [Lire la suite]

25 février 2020

Getty Museum opens 'Michelangelo: Mind of The Master'

Left: Studies of the Upper Body of a Man, and Separate Studies of an Arm, a Hand, and an Ear; Sketch of a tree (detail), 1511–12, Michelangelo Buonarroti, red and black chalk. Right: Seated Male Nude, and a Study of His Right Arm (detail), 1511, Michelangelo Buonarroti, red chalk, heightened with white. Both Images: Teylers Museum, Haarlem. Purchased in 1790. © Teylers Museum, Haarlem. LOS ANGELES, CA.- Michelangelo: Mind of the Master brings a collection of rare Michelangelo drawings of the highest... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2020

An amber fruit carving, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 307. An amber fruit carving, Qing dynasty, 19th century; Length 4 1/2  in., 11.4 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 8,125 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. naturalistically carved in the round with one large and smaller peach and a finger citron growing from a gnarled leafy branch carved in high relief and openwork to form the base, further detailed on the back with a prunus blossom and a bat in flight, wood stand (2). Property from the Collection of Lolo Sarnoff. ... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2020

An amber carving and a stand; stand, Qing dynasty, 18th century, carving, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 306. An amber carving and a stand; stand, Qing dynasty, 18th century, carving, Qing dynasty, 19th century; Height 6 3/4  in., 17.1 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 10,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the irregularly shaped boulder carved on one side with a figure seated beside a crane perched on a rock all under a pine tree, the reverse with two further figures standing under a pine tree, attached to a stand carved as swirling clouds above waves. Property... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2020

A carved amber snuff bottle, 1750-1880

Lot 1568. A carved amber snuff bottle, 1750-1880; 2 in. (5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD USD 5,625. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Carved as a large finger citron borne on a leafy branch, with a smaller citron to one side and a bat in flight on the other, coral stopper.  Property from the Collection of Dr. Richard David. Provenance: Yuan Feng & Co., Ltd., Hong Kong, 11 May 1977. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2020

A rare pair of brown and gilt lacquer 'klapmuts' bowls, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 232. A rare pair of brown and gilt lacquer 'klapmuts' bowls, Qing dynasty, 18th century; Width 16 3/4  in., 42.5 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 10,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each with rounded sides rising to a broad everted rim, the reddish-brown lacquer painted in gilt around the exterior with a continuous landscape, the rims with reserves of chilong on a diaper ground, with wood stands (4). Provenance: Alastair Sampson... [Lire la suite]

25 février 2020

A twelve-panel Coromandel lacquer screen, 18th century

Lot 1367. A twelve-panel Coromandel lacquer screen, 18th century; 108 in. (274.4 cm.) high, 224¼ in. (570 cm.) wide overall. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD USD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Carved through a brown ground and picked out in a full range of colors with a scene of Guo Ziyi seated in the main hall of his home receiving greetings from family and well-wishers, elsewhere in the compound family members and servants are engaged in a host of other activities, outside... [Lire la suite]
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25 février 2020

A rare polychrome lacquer circular necklace case, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 1600. A rare polychrome lacquer circular necklace case, Wanli period (1573-1619); 7¾ in. (19.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Decorated in the tianqi technique, the rounded top and bottom engraved with peony scroll bearing seven large blossoms in red, ochre and green lacquer, with narrow key-fret borders at the rims, the engraved lines filled with gilding, the interior covered in ochre lacquer, with ruyi-shaped metal... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2020

A rare engraved polychrome-lacquered square seal box, 17th-18th century

Lot 1428. A rare engraved polychrome-lacquered square seal box, 17th-18th century; 6 15/16 in. (17.6 cm.) high, 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) square. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD USD 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The cover engraved on each side with a front-facing dragon leaping amidst scrolling clouds and above crashing waves, framed by a border of key fret, the base with two bands of lotus lappets, all in black, white, green, red and ochre lacquer.  Provenance: Acquired in... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2020

A polychrome-lacquered square box and cover, 17th-18th century

Lot 227. A polychrome-lacquered square box and cover, 17th-18th century; Width 16 3/4  in., 42.5 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 17,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the cover incised and painted with red, green, yellow, blue and black lacquers on a orange-brown ground, with sloping sides each with a recessed panel reserving a pair of confronting phoenix, the center with a pair of butterflies forming a roundel encircled within an archaistic foliate... [Lire la suite]