22 novembre 2017

Christie's to reveal first highlights from the Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller in Hong Kong

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces the first highlights from the collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller to be unveiled in Hong Kong on November 24, which marks the start of a global tour of collection highlights presented by private aviation company VistaJet. The collection will be offered for sale at Christie’s Rockefeller Center Galleries in New York in the Spring of 2018. The collection sale will be the most significant philanthropic auction ever presented, with all the Estate sale proceeds destined to benefit... [Lire la suite]

20 novembre 2017

A blue and white rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 321. A blue and white rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). 46.3 cm, 18 1/4  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. painted with five small officials presenting offerings to the three star gods, accompanied by a long inscription reading Sanduo Tu ('A picture of three abundances') and four columns of stylised shou characters repeated on the neck, the rim and neck painted with bands of chevron, circles, keyfret and trellis, wood stand. ... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2017

A blue and white 'dragon and carp' bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 183. A blue and white 'dragon and carp' bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722). 21cm (8 1/4in) diam. (2). Estimate GBP  1,500 - 2,000. Sold for £22,500 (€25,557). Photo: Bonhams. The exterior finely painted with a ferocious four-clawed dragon vigorously thrashing amongst foaming waves and cliffs, the beast confronting a large carp in the surf, the base with an apocryphal Chenghua six-character mark, wood stand.  Provenance: Christie's, London, 9 November 2010, lot 278. ... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2017

A blue and white 'floral' saucer dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

LOot 178. A blue and white 'floral' saucer dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722). 16.1cm (6 1/4in). Estimate GBP  800 - 1,200. Sold for £1,062 (€1,202). Photo: Bonhams. The interior finely painted with a floral meander, the exterior with further floral sprays, the base with an apocryphal Chenghua six-character mark.  Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 6 Nov 2017, 10:30 GMT, LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE 
06 novembre 2017

A famille verte 'fish' bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 131. A famille verte 'fish' bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722). 17cm (6.3/4in) diam. Estimate  GBP  800 - 1,200. Sold for £4,750 (€5,373). Photo: Bonhams. Painted to the exterior with four iron-red carp leaping from foaming waves, the well similarly decorated with a further carp. The Property of a Gentleman. Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 6 Nov 2017, 10:30 GMT, LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
06 novembre 2017

A famille verte and iron-red rectangular tray, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 130. A famille verte and iron-red rectangular tray, Kangxi period (1662-1722). 36.5cm (14 3/8in) wide. Estimate  GBP  2,000 - 3,000. Sold for £16,250 (€18,384). Photo: Bonhams. The interior finely enamelled with a scene of three scholars observing a flying crane near a mythical villa, the exterior moulded in a European style and with iron-red dragons and phoenix, the base with a large Chenghua six-character mark in a cartouche. The Property of a Gentleman. Note: For similar form... [Lire la suite]

27 octobre 2017

The Collection of Professor Stephen Charles Wallace, FInstP, and Dr. Geraldine Kenney-Wallace, RSC, FInstP at Christie's London

Lot 81. A fine green-enamelled 'Dragon' dish, Zhengde six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1506-1521). 9 in. (22.8 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 50,000 - GBP 70,000  © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 This dish is finely potted with shallow, rounded sides supported on a slightly tapering foot. The interior is decorated with a five-clawed dragon striding amongst fire scrolls and clouds highlighted in green enamel, its scaly head, body and limbs incised, all encircled within a... [Lire la suite]
25 octobre 2017

A celadon glazed brushpot, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot135. A celadon glazed brushpot, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 4,800 USD. Photo: Sothebys. the tall cylindrical vessel lightly incised on the exterior with three large lotus flower heads borne on a dense continuous foliate scroll, all beneath a pale green glaze, the interior glazed white; 6 1/8 in., 15.5 cm. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 31 mars 2005
24 octobre 2017

A 'Famille-verte' baluster jar and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 118. A 'Famille-verte' baluster jar and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Estimate 8,000 — 10,000 USD. Lot sold 12,000 USD. Photo: Sothebys. of classic baluster form, the exterior intricately painted in brilliant enamels with a scene set within a garden pavillion of a celebratory gathering of various officials and court ladies in honor of a seated couple, the man in a long mustard-yellow robe with stylized 'shou' characters and an iron-red dragon at his chest, all below a band... [Lire la suite]
24 octobre 2017

A Blue and white beaker Vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 112. A Blue and white beaker Vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot sold 7,200 USD. Photo: Sothebys. the flared neck and foot each painted with two panels enclosing scenes of scholars and their attendants strolling through various landscapes, the slightly bulging middle section painted with detached floral sprigs; 18 1/4 in., 46.4 cm.  Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 31 mars 2005