08 mars 2020

A large wucai baluster vase, Transitional period, circa 1650

Lot 1330. A large wucai baluster vase, Transitional period, circa 1650; 20 1/8 in. (51.1 cm.) high. Estimate 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised 8,125 USD. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010 Painted with an official seated in a terraced garden surrounded by attendants and tribute bearers, three kneeling in the foreground and presenting a jue, an ingot and a wine ewer, while a fourth approaches from the side bearing a wrapped gift, the neck painted with leafy chrystanthemum and peony sprays and ornamental... [Lire la suite]

08 mars 2020

A wucai baluster jar and cover, Transitional period, circa 1650

Lot 1329. A wucai baluster jar and cover, Transitional period, circa 1650; 15 1/8 in. (38.4 cm.) high. Estimate 18,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised 37,500 USD. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010 Painted around the body with a scene of a maiden kneeling in tribute before male and female officials, their attendants to one side in front of a large screen and altar table, while a group of maidens play musical instruments on a terrace, all beneath a border of 'cracked-ice' pattern on the shoulder and rocks and flowers... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2020

A small blue and white baluster jar, Transitional period, circa 1650

Lot 1402. A small blue and white baluster jar, Transitional period, circa 1650; 5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) high. Together with a blue and white dish, 16th-17th century; 7¼ in. (18.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 8,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013. The sides are decorated with a continuous scene of a scholar on horseback fleeing from two soldiers carrying banners in a landscape between incised borders and below foliate sprays on the neck. Together with a blue and... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

A wucai jar, Transitional period, circa 1650

Lot 853. A wucai jar, Transitional period, circa 1650; 12 in. (30.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 4,000. Price realised USD 5,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 One side is painted with a scene of a lady holding a pine branch with her female attendants on a terrace beneath a large pine tree. The other side is painted with an official, also holding a pine branch, next to his attendants followed by another male holding a fan, all within a cloud-form cartouche.  ... [Lire la suite]
10 juillet 2019

A jade elbow crutch handle, North India, circa 1650

Lot 117. A jade elbow crutch handle, North India, circa 1650; 5 1/8 ins. (12.8 cm.) across. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd Set with agate and later-added diamonds in gold and silver settings. Provenance: Sheikh Saoud bin Mohamed bin Ali Al Thani. Literature: Ray 2009, pp. 32-33, no,10Jaffer 2013, p.60, no.25. Exhibited: London 1982, pp.118-19, no.359New York 2014, pp.30-31London 2015, pp.70-71, no.28Miho 2016,... [Lire la suite]
23 décembre 2018

An exceptional early London delftware drinking cup in the shape of a boot, circa 1650

Lot 80. An exceptional early London delftware drinking cup in the shape of a boot, circa 1650; 17.5cm high. Estimate £ 16,000 - 25,000 (€ 18,000 - 28,000). © Bonhams. The free-standing vessel in the shape of a gentleman's riding boot compete with a spur at the back of the heel, the decorative sock around the boot painted in blue with ornamental patterns, inscribed at the rim 'OH. MY. HEAD'. Provenance: Jonathan Horne, A Collection of English Pottery, Part XII(1992), no.322.Syd Levethan, Longridge... [Lire la suite]

23 décembre 2018

An exceptional early London delftware drinking cup in the shape of a boot, circa 1650

Lot 80. An exceptional early London delftware drinking cup in the shape of a boot, circa 1650; 17.5cm high. Estimate £ 16,000 - 25,000 (€ 18,000 - 28,000). © Bonhams. The free-standing vessel in the shape of a gentleman's riding boot compete with a spur at the back of the heel, the decorative sock around the boot painted in blue with ornamental patterns, inscribed at the rim 'OH. MY. HEAD'. Provenance: Jonathan Horne, A Collection of English Pottery, Part XII(1992), no.322.Syd Levethan, Longridge... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2018

A rare blue and white sleeve vase, Transitional period, circa1650

Lot 325. A rare blue and white sleeve vase, Transitional period, circa 1650; 16¾ in. (42.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 48,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007. Well painted in bright tones of underglaze blue with Zhongkui shown seated on a stag stubbornly bracing its legs as a demon yanks on its halter, the bearded Demon Queller with head turned to look at a bat in flight above, the scene framed by banana trees on the reverse, all between incised double line and... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2018

A German parcel-gilt silver horse on stand with mounted rider, the rider and stand, maker's mark only GIS, circa 1650, the horse

Lot 282. A German parcel-gilt silver horse on stand with mounted rider, the rider and stand, maker's mark only GIS, circa 1650, the horse associated possibly earlier; 35.5cm., 14in. high; 923gr., 29oz. 22dwt. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the rearing animal with detachable head, the figure in armour with pike, hinged visor, saddle and stirrups, holding an armorial engraved shield dated 1649, on domed base embossed and chased to simulate a forest floor above... [Lire la suite]
27 octobre 2017

Rare ancien régime portrait revealed by Tomasso Brothers at TEFAF NY

Nicolas Mignard (1606–1668), Avignon, 1658, Portrait of Scipion du Roure, aged 30 (1628 – 1696). Oil on canvas, 67 cm (26 ¼ in.) high, 53 cm (20 ¾ in.) wide. Signed and dated “N. MIGNARD PINXIT / AVENIONE 1658” on the back of the original canvas. Provenance: Scipion du Roure (1628-1696), Mas de Tressauses, Camargue, France thence by descent through the du Roure family, Marseille, France, until 2017. © Tomasso Brothers NEW YORK, NY.- A rare survivor of the acclaimed ancien régime portraits executed by French master... [Lire la suite]