12 mai 2018

Portrait of Nazar 'Ali Beg, son of Alqas Mirza, by Mu'in Musavvir, Isfahan, Iran, dated AH 1084/1674-5 AD

Lot 1009. Portrait of Nazar 'Ali Beg, son of Alqas Mirza, by Mu'in Musavvir, Isfahan, Iran, dated AH 1084/1674-5 AD. Painting: 3 ¾ x 7 ¾ in. (9.5 x 19.7 cm.) Folio: 6 3/8 x 10 5/8 in. (16 x 26.9 cm.) Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 100,000. Price realised USD 212,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  Gouache heightened with gold on paper, inscribed and dated on the left side of the page, ruled margin, laid down on plain leaf, later laid down again, the reverse with pencil confirmation of... [Lire la suite]

12 mai 2018

An Ayyubid silver-inlaid brass domed cylindrical incense burner, Syria, second half 13th century

  Lot 996. An Ayyubid silver-inlaid brass domed cylindrical incense burner, Syria, second half 13th century; 7 ½ in. (19.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 200,000. Price realised USD 432,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  On tripod hoof feet, the body with a band of nimbate saints in an arcade, the cover with continuous knot roundels and panels, baluster knop, plain quatrefoil for fixing of original handle. Provenance: Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, New York.Acquired... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2018

A group of five blue and white foliate-rimmed dishes, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 973. A group of five blue and white foliate-rimmed dishes, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 8 ½ in (21.6 cm.) across. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  Each decorated in the center with a flowering tree and birds, enclosed by floral-filled panels. Literature: R. Ellsworth et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: Arts of Asia and Neighboring Cultures, New York, 1993, vol III, pp. 156-157, no. 96 (part... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2018

A famille verte biscuit libation cup, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 977. A famille verte biscuit libation cup, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722);4 ¾ in. (12 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  Shaped in imitation of a lotus leaf with two handles formed as twisting branches issuing peony flowers, the exterior decorated with two phoenixes and cranes in flight and ducks swimming amid lotus, all on a pale-green ground, the interior with scattered tiny fish in black enamel, softwood stand. ... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2018

A yellow-ground enameled bowl, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 978. A yellow-ground enameled bowl, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 7 1/8 in. (18.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 1,000 - USD 1,500. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  Decorated on the interior and exterior with nine cranes in flight alternating with pairs of peaches borne on leafy gnarled branches, the base with an apocryphal Jiajing mark in underglaze blue. Provenance: Parish-Watson & Co., Inc., New York, 2 June 1929.John D. Rockefeller, Jr., New... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2018

A group of four famille verte biscuit square dishes, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 979. A group of four famille verte biscuit square dishes, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 5 ¼ in. (13.3 cm.) square, the largest. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  The larger decorated on the interior with water plants and with a four-character mark on the base, the smaller three with flowering plants on a yellow ground. Provenance: Larger: C.T. Loo & Co., New York, 9 March 1949.John D. Rockefeller, Jr., New York,... [Lire la suite]

25 avril 2018

A small lacquered wood figure of a seated boy, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 985. A small lacquered wood figure of a seated boy, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 5,625. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  Seated on his feet tucked below his body, his hands clasped before his chest in adoration, dressed in a smock tied at the small of the back and adorned with bracelets and armlets, the jovial expression of the face surmounted by a small forelock of hair. Provenance: Lucy Truman Aldrich,... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2018

A stone head of Guanyin, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 986. A stone head of Guanyin, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 56,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  With bow-shaped mouth, full cheeks, and heavy-lidded eyes, the tight rows of hair surmounted by a tall diadem centered with an image of Amitabha. Provenance: Mrs. Brooke Astor, New York.Bequest from the estate of the above, 2007. Literature: W. Adelson et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection:... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2018

A gilt-bronze figure of a Samantabhadra, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 983. A gilt-bronze figure of a Samantabhadra, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  Seated on the back of a recumbent elephant with the left leg crossed over the right and holding a scroll in his left hand, clad in heavy robes tied at the waist with a knot, the serene face flanked by long locks of hair and surmounted by a small tiara. Provenance: Mrs. Abby Aldrich... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2018

A large gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, China, 17th-18th century

Lot 981. A large gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, China, 17th-18th century; 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 372,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Seated in dhyanasana on on a separately-cast double-lotus base with his right hand invaradamudra and his left held in his lap, clad in voluminous robes with incised hems, the face serene in expression below the snail-shell curls of hair over the ushnisha. Provenance: Mrs.... [Lire la suite]