03 janvier 2022

A large famille noire 'phoenix-tail' vase, 19th century

Lot 52. A large famille noire 'phoenix-tail' vase, 19th century; 27 1⁄2 in. (70 cm.) high. Price Realised USD 4,375 (Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000). © Christie's 2021 Sold by the Yale University Art Gallery to benefit acquisition funds. Provenance: Mrs. William H. Moore (1858-1955) Collection, New York.Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, accessioned in 1955. Christie's. Art of China and Japan, New York, 1 Dec - 14 Dec 2021

24 décembre 2021

A carved lapis lazuli 'rabbit and lingzhi' boulder, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 3007. A carved lapis lazuli 'rabbit and lingzhi' boulder, Qing dynasty, 19th century; wood stand, 8.6 cm. Lot sold: 15,120 HKD (Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 HKD). © 2021 Sotheby's Property from the Tuyet Nguyet and Stephen Markbreiter Collection. Sotheby's. A Scholarly Journey: The Tuyet Nguyet and Stephen Markbreiter Collection, Hong Kong, 17 December 2021
30 novembre 2021

Chinese porcelain from the Ezekiel Collection sold at Sotheby's, 3 november 2021

Lot 17. A small famille rose waterpot, Qing dynasty, 19th century; Width 7.8 cm, 3⅛ in. Lot sold: 630 GBP (Estimate: 200 -300 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's painted to the exterior with a peacock standing on blossoming peony branches. Property from the Ezekiel Collection. Provenance: Collection of Marcus Ezekiel (1854-1927). Lot 20. A small famille rose waterpot, Qing dynasty, 19th century; Height 5.8 cm, 2¼ in. Lot sold:... [Lire la suite]
23 octobre 2021

A greyish white jade ear cup, 19th century

Lot 1. A greyish white jade ear cup, 19th century; 11.5cm (4 1/2in) long. Sold for HK$28,050 (Estimate HKD8,000 - 12,000 / US$1,000 - 1,500). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Raised on a narrow short foot with a pair of elongated 'ear' handles, the stone of greyish white with brown russet inclusions.     Provenance: A Hong Kong private collection. Bonhams. Chinese Art Online: Arts from the Scholar's Studio Including the Yanqinzhai Collection, Hong Kong, 4 - 19 October 2021
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23 octobre 2021

Two inscribed bamboo brushpots, 19th century, signed Zhiyan and Zhishan

Lot 75. Two inscribed bamboo brushpots, 19th century, signed Zhiyan and Zhishan; 14cm (1/2in) high. Sold for HK$277,500 (Estimate HKD20,000 - 30,000 / US$2,600 - 3,900). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Of cylindrical form, the mouth and foot rim mounted with hardwood, the body carved with a cabbage and inscribed by Zhishan in the spring of the year of Jihai, 13cm (5 1/8in) high; of cylindrical form, the body incised with rocks and bamboos and inscription by Zhiyan. Provenance: Acquired from China Curios Centre,... [Lire la suite]
22 octobre 2021

An inscribed zitan brushpot, 19th century, signed Chen Hongshou (1768-1822)

Lot 67. An inscribed zitan brushpot, 19th century, signed Chen Hongshou (1768-1822); 17.5cm (7in) high, 18.2cm (7 1/4in) diam. Sold for HK$1,752,500 (Estimate HKD40,000 - 60,000/US$5,100 - 7,700). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Of cylindrical form, the slightly wasted body incised with a long inscription by Chen Hongshou, also known as Manweng, recording his second son's birth and a poem, signed by the artist in the year of Bingzi, corresponding to 1816, the wood of dark reddish-brown colour and with characteristic veins. ... [Lire la suite]

09 octobre 2021

A mirror-black-glazed and gilt-decorated 'landscape' vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 203. A mirror-black-glazed and gilt-decorated 'landscape' vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Height 19⅝ in., 49.8 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold: 12,600 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the elongated ovoid body swelling to high rounded shoulders and sweeping into a tall flaring neck and everted rim, the exterior glazed a glossy black and gilt-painted with a continuous idyllic lakeside scene, with two gentlemen conversing by the banks accompanied by an attendant, a fisherman on... [Lire la suite]
22 septembre 2021

Albertina Museum marks the 100th aniversary of Amedeo Modigliani's death with exhibition

VIENNA.- His entire life long, he was plagued by poverty, strokes of fate, drug excesses, and severe illness, with his earnings as an artist sufficing only to cover his rent and the barest necessities. But today, works by Amedeo Modigliani—a native of Livorno, Italy who died in his studio in 1920 at just 35 years of age—number among the most expensive, with individual paintings fetching nine-figure sums.In view of his death’s 100th anniversary, Vienna’s Albertina Museum is honoring Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) with a... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2021

A jadeite leaf-shape ink palette, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 1050. A jadeite leaf-shape ink palette, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 14.6 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 HKD. Lot sold: 25,200 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Provenance: Sotheby's London, 22nd July 1958.Bonhams San Francisco, 22nd June 2010, lot 105. Note: Accompanied by Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory certificate no. KJ 95960, dated 3rd July 2017, stating that it is natural colour jadeite without any resin, known in the trade as 'Type A'. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online,... [Lire la suite]
07 août 2021

A large peachbloom-glazed washer , Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 112. A large peachbloom-glazed washer, Qing dynasty, 19th century; Diameter 7¾ in., 19.7 cm. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD. Lot sold: 4,788 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby's. The Hundred Antiques: Fine & Decorative Asian Art, New York, 11-22 June 2021