28 juillet 2015

A large celadon-glazed blossom-shaped porcelain plate, China, 18th century

A large celadon-glazed blossom-shaped porcelain plate, China, 18th century.  Estimate 1800/2500 €. Unsold. Photo Nagel of shallow from with rounded sides and an everted foliate rim, carved and incised with four overlapping bands of curved radiating petals with delicately incised veining issuing from a central stamen, the exterior decorated with a petal and lappet border, covered overall with a rich, lustrous blue-green glaze. D. 41,5 cm. Short hairline and very small chip to rim, minor wear Property... [Lire la suite]

28 juillet 2015

A well carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, China, 18th century

A well carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, China, 18th century. Estimate 5000/7000 €. Lot sold 5.500 €. Photo Nazgel H. 10,1 cm. Slightly chipped, base later re-fixed Property from an European private collection  NAGEL. "Asian Art". Sale 722, 06/06/2015   
20 juillet 2015

A white jade figure of Lan Caihe, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A white jade figure of Lan Caihe, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate  100,000 — 150,000  HKD.  Lot. sold 212,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's the lady immortal carved standing holding a lingzhi in her right hand and carrying a ruyi suspending a flower basket over her left shoulder, a double gourd suspended at her waist, the stone of even pale celadon-white colour, wood stand; 10.3 cm., 4 in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 juin 2015, 03:15 PM
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20 juillet 2015

A white jade figure of Shoulao, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A white jade figure of Shoulao, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate  100,000 — 150,000  HKD.  Lot. sold 437,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's carved standing with an attendant carrying a peach at his side, holding a gnarled staff in its left hand, his serene face with fine features set in a benevolent expression, his robe falling in ample folds, the smoothly polished stone of even celadon-white colour: 10.1 cm., 4 in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 juin 2015, 03:15 PM
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16 juillet 2015

A 'guan'-type octagonal 'hu' vase and washer, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A 'guan'-type octagonal 'hu' vase and washer, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate  30,000 — 40,000  HKD.  Lot Sold. 62,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's  the vase of archaistic baluster form set with lug handle, the washer modelled with a ten-pointed star-shaped rim, both applied with an even pale greyish-blue glaze suffused with a network of dark grey and russet crackles, save for the footring left unglazed and dressed in a brown wash in imitation of the Song dynasty ware; 15.7 and 13.2 cm., 6... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2015

A carved tourmaline ‘chilong’ snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A carved tourmaline ‘chilong’ snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate  15,000 — 20,000  HKD.  Lot sold. 400,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. of rounded rectangular form, carved with two chilong clambering on the sides forming the handle, the translucent stone with natural inclusions; 5.2 cm., 2 in. Sotheby's. CHINESE ART. 01 JUNE 2015 - 02 JUNE 2015 | 3:15 PM HKT - HONG KONG


12 juillet 2015

17th and 18th century dolls' houses in the spotlight at the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem

Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century dolls’ houses, Netherlands. ©Margareta Svensson HAARLEM.- Children and grown-ups alike will find enchantment in a gallery full of dolls’ house rooms in the Frans Hals Museum. A magical collage of seventy little rooms, some in 3D, has been created from real seventeenth- and eighteenth-century dolls’ houses. Visitors can get close enough to discover details that often remain hidden. The display was inspired by one of the highlights of the Frans Hals Museum—the monumental dolls’ house put... [Lire la suite]
08 juillet 2015

A late Louis XV ormolu-mounted Chinese celadon crackle-glazed porcelain two-handled vase

A late Louis XV ormolu-mounted Chinese celadon crackle-glazed porcelain two-handled vase. The mounts attributed to Jean-Claude-Thomas Duplessis, circa 1770, the porcelain 18th century. Estimate: £700,000-1,000,000 ($1,089,200 - $1,556,000). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The domed lid formed of an inverted shallow dish surmounted by a foliate and egg-and-dart cast cover with berried finial, flanked by twinned square-section panelled handles with pinecone bosses and foliate patera finials, issuing from a Greek-key frieze,... [Lire la suite]
04 juillet 2015

Soup dish, Flat dish & Cream boat, 18th century, Qianlong period, coat of arms of the 5th Marquis of Marialva

Soup dish, Chinese export porcelain, 18th century, Qianlong period, coat of arms of the 5th Marquis of Marialva, D.  Estimate 900 € / 1 200 €. Photo: MARQUES DOS SANTOS  Diogo José Vito de Meneses Noronha Coutinho. Decorated with flower garlands and border in gold. Minimal defects and flaws on the gild. Dim.: 23,5cm.  Flat dish, Chinese export porcelain, 18th century, Qianlong period, coat of arms of the 5th Marquis of Marialva, D.  Estimate 900... [Lire la suite]
04 juillet 2015

Pair of 'strawberry drainers', China, 18th century, Qianlong period

Pair of  'strawberry drainers', China, 18th century, Qianlong period. Estimate 750 € / 1 000 €. Photo: MARQUES DOS SANTOS  polychromed decoration in blue, plant motifs, with lobed border. Pierced to drain the fruits. Small defects on the glaze. Dim.:20cm    MARQUES DOS SANTOS , PORTO. Art d'Asie, Antiquités & Objets d'Art, le 04 Juillet 2015 à 15h30