16 avril 2019

A blue and white tripod censer, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 304. A blue and white tripod censer, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 11 3/8 in. (29 cm.) high, hongmu cover. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000 (USD 19,575 - USD 26,100). Price realised GBP 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The censer is decorated to each side with a front-facing five-clawed dragon flanked by two writhing dragons on a ground of lotus heads on scrolling foliage, below a band of pendant ruyi heads. The recessed neck,... [Lire la suite]

16 avril 2019

A pair of blue and white 'Birthday' bowls, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 303. A pair of blue and white 'Birthday' bowls, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 7 ¼ in. (18.2 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 10,440 - USD 15,660). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Each bowl is decorated to the exterior with four roundels enclosing the characters 'wan shou wu jiang', which may be translated as 'ten thousand birthdays without end'. The roundels are reserved on a ground of dense lotus sprays interspersed with the Eight Buddhist... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2019

A Ming-style blue and white 'Lotus bouquet' dish, 18th century

Lot 302. A Ming-style blue and white 'Lotus bouquet' dish, 18th century; 8 in. (20.3 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 13,050 - USD 19,575). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The dish is finely decorated in cobalt blue, carefully shaded to imitate the 'heaping and piling' effect of Ming porcelain. The interior is decorated with a tied bouquet of lotus flowers and leaves, incorporating prunus, nandina berries, and sagittaria. The cavetto is decorated with a composite flower scroll which is repeated on the exterior. ... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2019

A rare reverse-decorated blue and white 'Fish pond' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double blue c

Lot 301. A rare reverse-decorated blue and white 'Fish pond' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double blue circle and of the period (1723-1735); 6 7/8 in. (17.1 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000 (USD 104,400 - USD 156,600). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The bowl is decorated in white slip to the exterior with four fish swimming amongst water weeds and lotus plants, with the scales of the fish and veins of the plants finely incised, all above a double line border. The... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2019

A large blue and white 'Pheasant and peony' teapot, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 152. A large blue and white 'Pheasant and peony' teapot, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 10 in. (25.5 cm) wide. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 7,830 - USD 10,440). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The teapot is decorated to each side of the exterior with a pheasant perched on rocks amongst peony branches, and the handle and the spout are decorated with flower sprays. The cover is similarly decorated with birds and flowers. The base has an artemesia leaf mark within a double circle. ... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2019

A blue and white 'Ladies' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 151. A blue and white 'Ladies' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 13 5/8 in. (34.5 cm.) high, hongmu cover. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 6,525 - USD 10,440). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The vase is decorated to the body with two panels depicting scenes of ladies at leisure amongst terraces and looking on from a high walled pavilion. The panels are separated by vertical bands of trailing morning glories. The foot is encircled with a band of roundels above pendant lappets and the base bears an artemisia leaf mark within a... [Lire la suite]

16 avril 2019

A blue and white gu-form 'Landscape' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 153. A blue and white gu-form 'Landscape' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 17 5/8 in. (44.7 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 6,525 - USD 10,440). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The vase is decorated in vibrant shades of cobalt blue to the flaring neck and foot with a continuous scene of figures at leisure in a mountainous river landscape. The globular middle section is decorated with sprays of lotus, peony, chrysanthemum and bamboo. The base is marked with a double circle in... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2019

A blue and white gu-form 'Bird and Flower' vase, Transitional period, mid-17th century

Lot 14. A blue and white gu-form 'Bird and Flower' vase, Transitional period, mid-17th century; 18 in. (45.7 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 10,440 - USD 15,660). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The tall vase is elegantly potted with a slightly waisted form, and is decorated on the neck with a long-tailed pheasant standing on rocks amongst peonies, chrysanthemum, and bamboo, all amongst two other birds in flight. The central section is decorated with a pomegranate spray, a prunus spray, and a... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2019

Paintings by important Caravaggisti to be offered at Dorotheum Old Master Paintings sale

  Lot 373. Artemisia Gentileschi (Rome 1593 – post 31 January 1654 Naples) with the assistance, in the background, of Onofrio Palumbo (Naples 1606–1656?) Mary Magdalene in Ecstasy, oil on canvas, 129.8 x 180.4 cm, framed. Estimate € 400,000 - 600,000. Realized price EUR 442,500 (USD 500,000). © 2019 Dorotheum GmbH & Co KG VIENNA.- Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was one of the most influential artists of all time, profoundly inspiring painters from all... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2019

Alte Pinakothek exhibits 75 of the finest paintings by the most eminent 'Caravaggisti'

Hendrick ter Brugghen (1588 - 1629), St. Sebastian Tended by Irene, 1625. Oil on Canvas, 150.2 x 120 cm © Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, OH. R. T. Miller Jr. Fund, 1953.256. MUNICH.- Caravaggio’s paintings must have seemed both breathtaking and unorthodox to Hendrick ter Brugghen (1588–1629), Gerard van Honthorst (1592–1656) and Dirck van Baburen (c. 1592/93–1624) when the three young painters from Utrecht encountered his works for the first time in Rome. With their innovative realism and mysterious lighting,... [Lire la suite]
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