25 avril 2018

A rare 'Longquan' celadon vase, cong, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 75. A rare 'Longquan' celadon vase, cong, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 25.8 cm, 10 1/8  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Lot sold 150,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018.  modelled after an archaic jade cong, each long edge of the square-sectioned body with eight raised horizontal bands within a raised rectangular frame, all supported on a short foot and surmounted by a gently tapered neck, covered overall save for the footring with a lustrous celadon glaze draining to pale bluish-white... [Lire la suite]

25 avril 2018

A small and rare 'Yaozhou' jar, Five Dynasties-Northern Song dynasty (907-1279)

Lot 69. A small and rare 'Yaozhou' jar, Five Dynasties-Northern Song dynasty (907-1279); 13 cm, 5 1/8  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP. Lot sold 187,500 GBP.Courtesy Sotheby's 2018.  the compressed globular body rising from a short slightly spreading foot to a short flared neck, deeply carved to the exterior with overlapping peony petals, the detailed veining delineated by skilfully incised lines, covered in an olive green glaze, pooling to a darker tone at the recessed areas.... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2018

A rare Ding 'Lion' pillow, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 5. A rare Ding 'Lion' pillow, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000 (USD 112,080 - USD 168,120). Price realised GBP 344,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The pillow is modelled with a foliate headrest carved and incised to the top with scrolling peonies, above a recumbent lion with the mouth open and the tail detailed with stylised scrolls.  Provenance: Sotheby's London, 12 November 2003, lot 130. A Rare Ding Ware Lion... [Lire la suite]
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25 avril 2018

A sancai-glazed pottery 'Lion' pillow, Liao dynasty (AD 907-1125)

Lot 878. A sancai-glazed pottery 'Lion' pillow, Liao dynasty (AD 907-1125); 8 in. (20.3 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 4,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The pillow is hollow-molded below the amber-glazed top with a recumbent lion with snarling expression and bushy tail picked out in amber, green, cream and brown glaze. Provenance: Bishop W. C. White (1873-1960) Collection, former Keeper of the East Asiatic Collection of the Royal Ontario... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2018

Modigliani masterpiece to lead Sotheby's May auctions with estimate of $150 million

Amedeo Modigliani, Nu couché (sur le côté gauche). Signed Modigliani (lower left). Oil on canvas, 35¼ by 57¾ in.; 89.5 by 146.7 cm. Painted in 1917. Estimate in excess of $150 million. Courtesy Sotheby’s. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s unveiled Amedeo Modigliani’s stunning Nu couché (sur le côté gauche) to a packed audience of collectors and media, who are the first ever to view the masterpiece on exhibition in Asia. The painting is estimated to sell for in excess of $150 million in Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2018

A jewelled gold and frosted glass presentation box, Hanau, circa 1871

Lot 389. A jewelled gold and frosted glass presentation box, Hanau, circa 1871; 9.5cm., 3 3/4 in. wide. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. cartouche form, the lid applied with a rose diamond and ruby-set coat of arms of the House of Hohenzollern and the initial of Emperor William I, surrounded by the chain of the Order of the Black Eagle on a matte cobalt blue glass ground, framed with diamond-set scrollwork and flowers over a pierced trellis pattern on... [Lire la suite]

24 avril 2018

A jewelled gold and enamel presentation box, probably Hanau, circa 1880

Lot 388. A jewelled gold and enamel presentation box, probably Hanau, circa 1880; 9.5 cm., 3 3/4 in. long. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. of cartouche form, the lid applied with a rose diamond-set cypher of Leopold II of Belgium (1835-1909) on a wavy engine-turned blue enamel ground under leafy cagework, flanked by a rose-diamond crown in each corner and a star on each side, the thumbpiece with crossed branch motifs, the bombé baluster sides and base... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2018

A jewelled gold and enamel presentation box, Charles Colins & Söhne, Hanau, circa 1855

Lot 387. A jewelled gold and enamel presentation box, Charles Colins & Söhne, Hanau, circa 1855; 10.2cm., 4 in. wide. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. of cartouche form, the lid applied with the rose diamond-set cypher of Emperor Alexander II of Russia on a translucent blue engine-turned enamel ground with applied scrollwork, a collet-set rose diamond at each corner, the baluster sides and base engraved with scrolls and applied in relief with... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2018

A richly-jewelled two-coloured gold snuff box, Johann Wilhelm Keibel, St. Petersburg, 1845

Lot 386. A richly-jewelled two-coloured gold snuff box, Johann Wilhelm Keibel, St. Petersburg, 1845; 9.2cm., 3 5/8 in. wide. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. rectangular with rounded corners, the lid applied with an emerald, diamond and ruby-set lozenge centred by an octagonal step-cut emerald and framed by diamond-set scrolls mounted in yellow gold over red enamel on a wavy engine-turned ground, a diamond at each corner, chased with scrollwork on... [Lire la suite]
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24 avril 2018

A turquoise-ground famille rose twin-handled vase, Jiaqing six-character sealmark in iron-red and of the period (1796-1820)

Lot 21. A turquoise-ground famille rose twin-handled vase, Jiaqing six-character sealmark in iron-red and of the period (1796-1820); 11 ½ in. (29.2 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000(USD 42,090 - USD 70,150). Price realised GBP 35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The exterior of the vase is densely decorated with colourful lotus blooms, dragons, bats and foliate scrolls, set against a turquoise ground. The neck is applied with a pair of gilt-decorated iron-red dragon handles. The base... [Lire la suite]