01 septembre 2017

Delft Master, circa 1640, Still life of fruits on a table, 1640

Delft Master, circa 1640, Still life of fruits on a table, 1640. Oil on panel. Signed and dated lower right: K. Coiy. 1640, 51.5 x 65 cm. Estimate CHF 8 000 / 12 000 | (€ 7 410 / 11 110). Photo Koller Provenance: - Swiss private collection.-Koller auction, Zurich, 1.4.2011, Lot 3082.- European private collection. Koller. Old Master Paintings - Friday 22 September 2017 03.00 PM

24 avril 2017

A blue and white 'deer and cranes' sleeve vase, Circa 1640

Lot 192. A blue and white 'deer and cranes' sleeve vase, Circa 1640; 43.2cm (17in) high. Estimate £20,000 - 30,000 (€24,000 - 36,000). Photo Bonhams. Vividly painted around the body in vibrant tones of cobalt blue, depicting a continuous garden scene with two deer and a gnarled pine trees amidst rockwork and flying cranes above, all beneath floral sprigs around the neck.  Provenance: a distinguished European private collection   Note: The highly auspicious combination of deer and cranes denotes... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2017

A German parcel-gilt silver tankard, Hans Jakob Baur I, Augsburg, circa 1640

Lot 137. A German parcel-gilt silver tankard, Hans Jakob Baur I, Augsburg, circa 1640. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's body chased with auricular scrolls enclosing charming lightly-pricked flowers, lid chased to match, leaf-capped S-scroll handlemarked on body and cover; height 7 1/2 in., 19 cm, 23 oz 10 dwt, 734 g  Sotheby's. Luxe: The Art of the Table New York, 26 avr. 2017, 10:00 AM
23 mars 2017

A blue and white garlic-necked bottle vase, Transitional period, circa 1640

Lot 667. A blue and white garlic-necked bottle vase, Transitional period, circa 1640. Estimate 6,000 — 9,000 USD. Lot sold 8,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   a globular form with tall slender garlic neck supported on a short spreading foot, painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with a scholar and attendants in a garden, the neck with four bands of stylized blossoms and foliage. Height 16 1/8  in., 40.9 cm Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 7th December 1983, lot 338. ... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2017

Notebook, Coat of arms of the Bishop of Bamberg, Melchior Voit von Salzburg (1603-1653), Germany, circa 1640

Notebook, Coat of arms of the Bishop of Bamberg, Melchior Voit von Salzburg (1603-1653), Germany, circa 1640. Silver and ivory. Lenght 7,2 cm. Philippe d’Arschot at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Philippe d´Arschot. Fine antique silver from the 16th to the 19th Centuries. Avenue Louise, 192, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
11 janvier 2017

A rare blue and white sleeve vase, Chongzhen period, circa 1640

Lot 3532. A rare blue and white sleeve vase, Chongzhen period, circa 1640. Estimate $40,000 – $60,000. Price realised USD 81,250. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015  The vase is of elongated cylindrical form and decorated in rich tones of cobalt blue with a dynamic, continuous hunting scene depicting four equestrian huntsman, one possibly the Tang dynasty Emperor Ming Huang (Xuanzong), having already shot the crane pierced with an arrow above, as two others attempt to catch the prey and the fourth... [Lire la suite]

11 janvier 2017

A blue and white brush pot, Chongzhen period, circa 1640

Lot 3512. A blue and white brush pot, Chongzhen period, circa 1640. Estimate $30,000 – $40,000. Price realised USD 75,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The brushpot, of slender cylindrical form, is decorated on the exterior with a scene from The Romance of the Three Kingdoms depicting the general Lu Xun on horseback, enveloped by billowing clouds, meeting with the scholar Huang Chengyan beneath a willow tree, all between finely incised scroll borders. The flat base is unglazed. 6 ½ in.... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2017

A superb large blue and white brush pot, Chongzhen period, circa 1640

Lot 3533. A superb large blue and white brush pot, Chongzhen period, circa 1640. Estimate $100,000 – $150,000. Price realised USD 197,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015  The sturdily potted brush pot is of cylindrical form and is decorated on the exterior in rich tones of underglaze blue with a continuous scene from The Romance of the Three Kingdoms depicting Emperor Xian and Dong Cheng. The landscape extends around the other side of the vessel to show a painterly view of mountains rising... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2017

A rare blue and white jar and cover, Chongzhen period, circa 1640

Lot 3536. A rare blue and white jar and cover, Chongzhen period, circa 1640. Estimate $60,000 – $80,000. Price realised USD 161,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015  The jar, of well-proportioned compressed ovoid form, is decorated with a continuous scene of an official in a garden setting with a large landscape screen behind and a yoke-back chair draped with a brocade cloth, with attendants holding fans and offerings, and two figures kneeling in supplication. The domed cover is painted with an... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2016

“Reuniting the Masters: European Drawings from West Coast Collections” at the Crocker Art Museum

Friedrich Heinrich Fuger, The Three Graces Find Amor, 1815. Black chalk, pen and brown ink, brush and pinkish wash and white opaque watercolor, 43.8 x 55.9 cm. Crocker Art Museum, purchase with funds provided by Alan Templeton 2012.128. Friedrich Heinrich Fuger, Coriolanus Implored by his Family to Spare Rome, n.d. Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash over black chalk, 51 x 65.8 cm. Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, Committee for Art Acquisitions Fund 1980.78. Sacramento, Calif.... [Lire la suite]