10 octobre 2021

Porcelain from the collection of Winston F.C. and C.Z. Guest sold at Christie's New York 23 september 2021

Winston Frederick Churchill Guest, born in England in 1906 and named after his godfather and his father's best friend and cousin, Sir Winston Churchill, was raised in the company of great men. His father, Captain the Right Honourable Frederick E. Guest, a grandson of the 7th Duke of Marlborough, was a Member of Parliament and held the post of Britain's first Secretary of State for Air. His mother, Amy Phipps, daughter of Henry Phipps of Pittsburgh who was a philanthropist and partner at Carnegie Steel Corporation, harnessed her... [Lire la suite]

08 octobre 2021

iGavel Auctions Autumn Asian Art Sale now open for bidding

Asian Works of Art including Jades from an American Collector. © 2021 iGavel.  NEW YORK, NY.- Lark Mason Associates announced that its autumn 2021 Asian art sale opened for bidding on October 5th through October 21st on iGavel Auctions. With over 500 lots on sale, the auction centers around a strong collection of approximately 70 archaic and later jades that were purchased mainly in the 1970's from reputable sources, including Christie's, Sotheby's, Spink & Son's and other galleries. Many jades have a copy... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2020

A carved bamboo brush pot, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty

Lot 8821. A carved bamboo brush pot, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty; 6 1⁄8 in. (15.5 cm.) high, box. Estimate: HKD 220,000 - HKD 350,000 (EUR 22,506 - EUR 35,805). Price Realised: HKD 375,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  Property from from the Tanglongge Collection. Christie's. Cultivating Delight: Collecting Chinese Art, 1 - 15 July 2020
31 mai 2020

A large huanghuali brush pot, bitong, 17th-18th century

Lot 3297. A large huanghuali brush pot, bitong, 17th-18th century; 12 1/8 in. (30.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized USD 125,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Of massive proportions and plain cylindrical form, the sides have an attractive grain. The base is fitted with a circular plug. Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 23 March 1999, lot 16. Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 15 - 16 March 2015, New York, Rockefeller... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2020

A boxwood brush pot, 17th century

Lot 5080. A boxwood brush pot, 17th century; 17.2 cm, 6 3/4  in. Estimate 50,000 — 80,000 HKD. Sold for 62,500 HKD (7,395 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of irregular form and accented with knots and cavities, the exterior smoothly patinated to a warm brown colour. Sotheby's. EYE/EAST, Hong Kong, 22 May 2020
28 mai 2020

A large huanghuali brush pot, bitong, 17th-18th century

Lot 3293. A large huanghuali brush pot, bitong, 17th-18th century; 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price Realized USD 16,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The brush pot is of slightly tapered cylindrical form, the thick sides have a well-figured grain. The base is fitted with a plug. Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 23 March 1999, lot 70. Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 15 - 16 March 2015, New York, Rockefeller... [Lire la suite]

19 mai 2020

Lockdown auction held behind closed doors includes £45,000 Beijing enamel vase

Lot 60. From The Earls of Crawford and Balcarres, Balcarres House, Fife, Scotland. Rare imperial painted enamel yellow-ground 'lotus' vase, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795); 27cm high.  Sold for £45,000. © Lyon & Turnbull.   EDINBURGH.- A rare Chinese imperial vase found in a Scottish country house topped the Asian Art sale held ‘behind closed doors’ by Lyon & Turnbull on May 13.The Qianlong (1736-95) mark and period painted enamel lotus vase sold at... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2020

A chenxiangmu brush pot, 17th century

Lot 1139. A chenxiangmu brush pot, 17th century; 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 56,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The brush pot is carved as a section of prunus trunk and the sides are deeply and finely carved with two branches of flowering prunus, the blossoms applied with lacquer. The base, interior, and mouth rim are covered in black lacquer. Provenance: Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London, 1990. Literature: P. Moss, The... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2020

A rare chenxiangmu brush pot carved with prunus, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 1124. A rare chenxiangmu brush pot carved with prunus, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century; 6 ¾ in. (17.1 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 100,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The exterior of the brush pot is finely carved with prunus and bamboo amidst rocky outcrops, and is a rich nut-brown in color. Provenance: Butterfield's, San Francisco, 17 November 1994, lot 3158. Note: Two other similar chenxiangmu brush pots carved with prunus and... [Lire la suite]
04 mai 2020

A molded and carved gourd brush pot

Lot 1115. A molded and carved gourd brush pot. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 5,625. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The brush pot is molded into six vertical panels and finely decorated in relief with a horse shown rolling on its back with its legs kicking and mane and tail flying, and an inscription, a signature, Zhiyuan, followed by a Xing you heng tang mark. The interior and base are lacquered in black. Together with a gourd brush and cover decorated... [Lire la suite]