15 octobre 2019

Christie's to offer the collection of the late Oliver Hoare

Oliver Hoare (1945-2018). © Oliver Hoare Limited, 2019. LONDON.- On October 25th, Christie’s will present the collection of the late Oliver Hoare (1945-2018). A highly influential and much loved art dealer who specialised in Islamic art, Oliver inaugurated Islamic sales at Christie’s in 1975 when working for the auction house. Known for celebrating the remarkable stories of objects from across countless countries and eras, and the joy and intrigue that they could bring, Oliver assembled a collection of works of... [Lire la suite]

08 janvier 2019

A Fahua meiping, Ming dynasty, circa 1500

Lot 1229. A Fahua meiping, Ming dynasty, circa 1500; 10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) high. Estimate $3,000 - USD 5,000. Price Realised $13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Decorated with lotus plants and grasses rising from cresting waves below a garland of beaded chains and precious objects on the shoulder, all outlined in lines of slip and glazed in turquoise, yellow and white reserved on a dark blue ground. Provenance: John Sparks, Ltd., London.  Exhibited: A Thousand Miles of Chinese Art,... [Lire la suite]
14 décembre 2018

A Portuguese silver-gilt drinking bowl or salver, unmarked, circa 1500, with later cold painted coats-of-arms and foot

Lot 67. A Portuguese silver-gilt drinking bowl or salver, unmarked, circa 1500, with later cold painted coats-of-arms and foot, circa 1600; 29cm., 11 1/2in. diam., 720gr., 23oz. 3dwt. Estimate £60,000 - £90,000. © Sotheby's. embossed and chased with two borders comprising twelve scenes of hounds with collars fighting other hounds and attacking wild animals alternating with exotic blooms surmounted by pineapple-type fruit on a ground of scrolling Gothic foliage, centered by a circular glazed disc applied... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2018

A 'Fahua' jar, Ming dynasty, circa 1500

Lot 95. A 'Fahua' jar, Ming dynasty, circa 1500; height without cover 14 1/2 in., 16.8 cm. Estimate 1,500 — 2,500 USD. Lot Sold 50,000 USD. photo Sotheby's 2011 the broad-shouldered body with a design of peacocks striding between luscious peony flowers and foliage, all outlined in relief and filled with bright turquoise, yellow and aubergine enamels reserved on a dark blue ground, together with: an associated dome-shaped cover with a bud-shaped finial (2). ... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2018

A 'Fahua' vase, meiping, Ming dynasty, circa 1500

Lot 94. A 'Fahua' vase, meiping, Ming dynasty, circa 1500; height 12 1/4 in., 31.1 cm. Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot Sold 27,500 USD. photo Sotheby's 2011 of slender baluster form, the decoration of flowering lotus and pods rising from a bed of foaming waves, the shoulder with a band of beaded pendants suspending Daoist emblems, all picked out in aubergine, turquoise, yellow and white against a deep blue ground. Provenance: Antique Porcelain Company, New York, 1971 Note: A related vase... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2018

A rare and large 'Fahua' jar, Ming dynasty, circa 1500

Lot 92. A rare and large 'Fahua' jar, Ming dynasty, circa 1500; height 17 in., 43.2 cm. Estimate 15,000—25,000 USD. Lot Sold 266,500 USD. photo Sotheby's 2011 robustly potted of baluster-form, finely molded and incised around the exterior with a dense design of peacocks standing between rockwork and flowering tree peonies, all set between pendent ruyienclosing large blooms around the shoulders with further clouds on a diaper ground collaring the straight neck and upright petal lappets... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2018

A reticulated 'Fahua' garden seat, Ming dynasty, circa 1500

Lot 91. A reticulated 'Fahua' garden seat, Ming dynasty, circa 1500; height 14 3/4 in., 37.5 cm. Estimate 10,000—15,000 USD. Lot Sold 25,000 USD. photo Sotheby's 2011 of barrel-form, boldly decorated around the rounded body with a reticulated design of peacocks striding amidst luscious flowering peonies and rockwork, all picked out in white, blue, turquoise and aubergine, flanked by lion mask handles and bordered by bands of raised bosses, the top with a pair of  shishi lions encircling a... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2017

An unusal blue and white ‘Immortals’ rectangular plaque, Ming dynasty, circa 1500

Lot 3001. An unusal blue and white ‘Immortals’ rectangular plaque, Ming dynasty, circa 1500. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 350,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The plaque is painted in ‘wind swept’ style in various shades of underglaze blue with four of the Eight Immortals, seated at leisure beneath a gnarled pine tree amongst plants and rocks, all before a mountain range partially obscured by thick rolling clouds. The porcelain plaque, 7 1/8 x 8 in.... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2017

Devotional pendant. Unmarked. Northern Italy, circa 1500

Devotional pendant. Unmarked. Northern Italy, circa 1500. Gold, nielle and polychrome enamels. Diameter: 4,9 cm. Philippe d’Arschot at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Philippe d´Arschot. Fine antique silver from the 16th to the 19th Centuries. Avenue Louise, 192, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
18 janvier 2017

Exhibition seeks to analyse an important moment in the career of Lorenzo Lotto

BERGAMO.- Getting to know Lorenzo Lotto: two previously unattributed works, the story of their discovery, national and international loans dialoguing with the extraordinary paintings in the Carrara Academy collection and an itinerary around the city of Bergamo in a project detailing an artist who continues to amaze with every new review. The exhibition seeks to analyse an important moment in the career of Lorenzo Lotto (Venice 1480 ca. – Loreto 1556/57), a period that coincided with last years the painter spent... [Lire la suite]