19 janvier 2019

A set of four doucai 'South Sea Bubble' plates, Kangxi period, circa 1720

Lot 539. A set of four doucai 'South Sea Bubble' plates, Kangxi period, circa 1720; 8 ¼ in. (20.9 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 17,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  Each enameled with a Commedia dell'Arte figure wearing a chequered costume above a tiled floor, the border with a band of leaves in blue, green, iron-red and gilt. Property from Antoine Lebel. Note: The 'South Sea Bubble' was a rampant, widespread 1720s financial speculation... [Lire la suite]

19 janvier 2019

A set of four doucai 'South Sea Bubble' plates, Kangxi period, circa 1720

Lot 429. A set of four doucai 'South Sea Bubble' plates, Kangxi period, circa 1720; 8 ¼ in. (20.9 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  Each enameled with a Commedia dell'Arte figure wearing a chequered costume above a tiled floor, the border with a band of leaves in blue, green, iron-red and gilt. Provenance With Charles Perry Chinese Export Porcelain, Atlanta (two plates).  Note: The 'South Sea Bubble' was... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2019

A blue and white European subject cup, cover, and stand, Kangxi period, circa 1690

Lot 453. A blue and white European subject cup, cover, and stand, Kangxi period, circa 1690; 5 3/8 (13.6 cm.) diameter. Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000. Price realised US$2,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Each painted with the 'Queen Blanche' of France telling Louis XI, 'The Empire of Virtue stretches to the end of the world' (L'EMPIRE DE LA VERTU EST AB AU BOUT DE L'UNIVERS). Provenance: With Charles Perry, Atlanta. Literature: D.S. Howard, The Choice of the Private Trader,... [Lire la suite]
11 juin 2018

Deux grands plats en porcelaine de la Famille Verte, Dynastie Qing, époque Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 131. Deux grands plats en porcelaine de la Famille Verte, Dynastie Qing, époque Kangxi (1662-1722); 36,1 et 36,4 cm, 14 1/8  and 14 1/4  in. Estimation:  6,000 — 8,000 €. bUnsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. de forme polylobée, le centre décoré de rochers percés d'où émerge un large bouquet de pivoines et de chrysanthèmes autour duquel volettent des papillons et des insectes, l'aile agrémentée de douze cartouches décorés de bouquets et branchages fleuris, la base inscrite d'un... [Lire la suite]
11 juin 2018

Vase bouteille en porcelaine à décor rouge-de-cuivre et rouge-de-fer, Dynastie Qing, époque Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 174. Vase bouteille en porcelaine à décor rouge-de-cuivre et rouge-de-fer, Dynastie Qing, époque Kangxi (1662-1722); 24,7 cm, 9 3/4  in. Estimation:  6,000 — 8,000 €. Lot sold 15,000 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. la panse globulaire se prolongeant en un long col fin, peint de deux animaux féroces en rouge-de-cuivre aux détails rehaussés d'or, les côtés et l'épaulement peints de fleurs et feuilles en rouge-de-fer et or. A copper-red, iron-red and gilt-decorated bottle vase, Qing dynasty,... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2018

The Eyrie-Rockefeller 'Buddhist Lion’ Carpet, Ningxia, North China, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period, First Quarter 18th Century

Lot 992. The Eyrie-Rockefeller 'Buddhist Lion’ Carpet, Ningxia, North China, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period, First Quarter 18th Century. Approximately 13 ft. 8 in. x 14 ft. 11 in. (417 cm. x 455 cm.) Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 225,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  With a central pinched cartouche containing two circling 'Buddhist lions’ around a brocade ball amidst auspicious emblems on a maize-colored field of peony scroll within rosette and meandering key-fret... [Lire la suite]

26 mars 2018

Two rare powder-blue-ground floral dishes, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, circa 1720

Lot 304. Two rare powder-blue-ground floral dishes, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, circa 1720. Diameter 10 1/2  in., 26.6 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000. Lot sold 27,500 USD. © Sotheby's each with shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot, the center superbly painted with flowers, one with gnarled magnolia branches bursting with blooms amidst sprays of thoroughwort, the other with grasses and lush lotus blossoms under a pendulous lotus leaf, set within a foliate-form... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2018

An unusual large 'Verte-Imari' 'rouleau' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, circa 1720

Lot 103. An unusual large 'Verte-Imari' 'rouleau' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, circa 1720; height 26 3/4 in., 68 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot Sold  158,500 USD. photo Sotheby's 2011. of similar form to the preceding three lots, finely painted with children gamboling around three men and women on a terrace furnished with a table strewn with vases, censers and other objects and a bird cage suspended from a prunus tree, a lady seated on a cloth-covered stool to one side... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2018

Significant collection of Asian art makes its US debut at the Kimbell

FORT WORTH, TX.- This spring, the Kimbell Art Museum presents the U.S. debut of From the Lands of Asia: The Sam and Myrna Myers Collection. This exhibition will feature nearly 450 objects from this remarkable collection, with works representing key periods in the history of the art of China, Japan, Tibet, Mongolia, Korea and Vietnam. "In following their passion, Sam and Myrna Myers have assembled one of the finest Asian art collections ever amassed," commented Eric M. Lee, director of the Kimbell Art Museum.... [Lire la suite]
04 février 2018

Minneapolis Institute of Art and theater artist Robert Wilson collaborate to create immersive experience

China, Imperial Portrait of a Prince (detail), Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, 1736–95 Ink, color, and gold on silk Gift of funds from Louis W. Hill, Jr., David Bradford, Myron Kunin, and Bruce Dayton 83.30, Minneapolis Institute of Art MINNEAPOLIS, MN.- The Minneapolis Institute of Art collaborated with celebrated theatre director and visual artist Robert Wilson to organize a first-of-its-kind exhibition highlighting the drama, rituals, and opulence of the Qing Empire, the last imperial dynasty of China.... [Lire la suite]