15 juin 2016

A carved rhinoceros horn 'Millet and Flowers' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 894. A carved rhinoceros horn 'Millet and Flowers' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 600,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. carved with a slightly furled undulating rim simulating a floral blossom, the undercut handle formed on one side with intertwining stems issuing leaves and millets, the interior centred with a stamen, the horn of a warm brown colour, wood stand; 10.5 cm, 4 1/8  in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 02 Jun... [Lire la suite]

15 juin 2016

A yellow glass bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 744. A yellow glass bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 HKD. Lot sold 37,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. with a tapering body surmounted by a tubular neck, the glass of rich straw-yellow colour accented by swirls of deeper undertone; 25.3 cm, 10 in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 02 Jun 2016
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14 juin 2016

A red-glazed meiping, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 820. A red-glazed meiping, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 47,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. well potted with broad rounded shoulders rising to a waisted neck and a lipped mouth, the exterior applied overall with a beautiful glaze of deep crimson-red colour, the base left white; 15.5 cm, 6 1/8 in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 02 Jun 2016
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12 juin 2016

A blue and white and underglaze-red 'phoenix and peony' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 826. A blue and white and underglaze-red 'phoenix and peony' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 150,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of yuhuchun form, vividly painted with three red phoenix grasping blossoming peonies in their beaks, above petal panels and pendent zig-zag encircling the base and foot, together with a Qing dynasty blue-glazed baluster vase; 33 and 22 cm, 13 and 8 5/8in.  Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong | 02... [Lire la suite]
08 juin 2016

Toledo Museum of Art to Return Four Works of Art with Falsified or Inadequate Provenance Documentation to Republic of India

A stone stele of Varaha Rescuing the Earth (acquired in 2001).  The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) announced today that it will return four objects it purchased from Subhash Kapoor, a New York City art dealer under investigation by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security for illegally importing and selling stolen antiquities and other art objects and for providing false histories of prior ownership (or provenance) to buyers. For 35 years Kapoor owned and operated the Art of the Past gallery in... [Lire la suite]
07 juin 2016

A copper-red-glazed saucer-dish, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 556. A copper-red-glazed saucer-dish, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate: 3,000 EUR - 4,000 EUR. Photo Kunsthaus Lempertz A copper-red-glazed saucer-dish, the rim and base white. Apocryphal Xuande six-character mark. 18th century. Diameter 20.2 cmProvenance: Private collection, Northern Germany Kunsthaus Lempertz. Asian Art. Jun 10, 2016 10:00 CEST - Jun 11, 2016 10:00 CEST

07 juin 2016

A rock crystal vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 148. A rock crystal vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate: 5,000 EUR - 6,000 EUR. Photo Kunsthaus Lempertz A rock crystal vase of quatrefoil, baluster shape with dragon head and ring handles, and a small prunus branch carved under the rim. Two cracks. 18th century. Height 16 cmProvenance: Mary Innes-Ker, Duchess of Roxburghe (1915-2014), sold at Sotheby's, London, The Duchess Property & Precious Objects from the Estate of Mary, 28.5.2009, lot 513Literature: Illustrated in: West... [Lire la suite]
07 juin 2016

A blanc de Chine meiping vase and bowl, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 534. A blanc de Chine meiping vase and bowl, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate: 600 EUR - 800 EUR. Photo Kunsthaus Lempertz A blanc de Chine meiping vase, decorated with sprays of plum blossoms in relief. In addition: A blanc de Chine bowl. Impressed mark diaoyan (charity). 18th century. (2) Provenance: Private collection, Rhineland Kunsthaus Lempertz. Asian Art. Jun 10, 2016 10:00 CEST - Jun 11, 2016 10:00 CEST
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07 juin 2016

A Blanc de Chine equestrian, 18th century

Lot 273. A Blanc de Chine equestrian, 18th century. Estimate: 2,500 EUR - 3,500 EUR. Photo Kunsthaus Lempertz A blanc de Chine equestrian, the horse covered with a cream-white glaze, the official in biscuit (unglazed). 18th century. Height 16.2 cmProvenance: Henning von Helmersen, France Kunsthaus Lempertz. Asian Art. Jun 10, 2016 10:00 CEST - Jun 11, 2016 10:00 CEST
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06 juin 2016

A white-glazed bowl, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 199. A white-glazed bowl, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate: 2,000 EUR - 3,000 EUR. Photo Kunsthaus Lempertz. A white-glazed bowl, carved in low relief with lotus petals. Underglaze blue Chenghua six-character mark. 18th century. Height 4.4 cmProvenance: Private collection, Austria, acquired at Christie's South Kensington, London, 17.6.1992, lot 467 Kunsthaus Lempertz. Asian Art. Jun 10, 2016 10:00 CEST - Jun 11, 2016 10:00 CEST