05 janvier 2019

Christie's sale offers buyers an opportunity to travel around the world in 150 lots

   © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  LONDON.- Christie’s will hold the auction of Peter Petrou Tales of the Unexpected in London on 30 January 2019. This eclectic sale epitomises the addictive and contagious passion for collecting which underpins the most intriguing collections, invariably sparked by insatiable curiosity and a sense of joy. Presenting an opportunity to travel around the world in 150 lots, spanning 3,000 years of history from 1000 BC to the 21st Century, the sale comprises early sculpture,... [Lire la suite]

04 janvier 2017

An Arita Dish Commissioned by the Dutch East India Company, Edo period (late 17th century)

Lot 39. An Arita Dish Commissioned by the Dutch East India Company, Edo period (late 17th century). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The shallow dish decorated in underglaze blue with the central roundel containing the initials of the Dutch East India Company, VOC [Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie], surrounded by two ho-o birds amongst pomegranate and camellia, the six radiating border panels at the rim enclosing alternatively bamboo with plum blossoms and peony divided by narrow bands of stylised foliage - 36cm.... [Lire la suite]