02 juillet 2019

A pair of Chinese verte-imari armorial wine coolers for the Portuguese market, Kangxi period, circa 1720

Lot 51. A pair of Chinese verte-imari armorial wine coolers for the Portuguese market, Kangxi period, circa 1720; 22 in. (56 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 60,000 - GBP 80,000 (USD 75,960 - USD 101,280).Price realised GBP 62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Each colourfully decorated and highlighted in gilt with the coat-of-arms for the Sampaio e Melo family, surrounded by floral sprays and separated by a pair of gilt-bronze lion-mask and loose ring handles. Provenance: Probably commissioned for Francisco... [Lire la suite]

17 avril 2019

A very large pair of rose-Imari dishes, Kangxi period, circa 1720

Lot 55. A very large pair of rose-Imari dishes, Kangxi period, circa 1720; 18 ¼ in. (46.4 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The centers with densely packed, symmetrically arranged flowering vine bearing small pink leaves, on the well pink diaper pattern and the rims with large lotus blooms growing from curling cobalt blue leaves. Provenance: With The Chinese Porcelain Co., New York. Literature: William R.... [Lire la suite]
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]
18 janvier 2019

A pair of famille verte hexagonal vases, Kangxi peiod, circa 1720

Lot 314. A pair of famille verte hexagonal vases, Kangxi peiod, circa 1720; 13 in. (33 cm.) high, each. Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000. Price realised US$7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Each decorated with alternating panels enclosing vignettes, figures, and flowering branches. Property from a Distinguished New York Collection.  Christie's. Chinese Export Art Featuring the Hodroff Collection, Part IV, New York, 17 January 2019
01 janvier 2019

Chiale Fine Art at BRAFA 2019, Stand 114c

Saint Sebastian, Champagne ?, circa 1510-20. Limestone with traces of paint. H 92 x W 40 x 40 cm. © Chiale Fine Art at BRAFA 2019, Stand 114c. Provenance: private collection, Alsace, FranceLiterature: E. Devaux, 'Suite à Chaource dans Zodiaque', n° 40, January 1959, p. 10-11; J. Baudoin, 'La Sculpture flamboyante en Champagne Lorraine', Nonette, 1990, pp. 133-164; M. Beaulieu and V. Beyer, 'Dictionnaire des sculpteurs français du Moyen Age', Paris, 1992, p. 93-944. Autumn, Venice, circa... [Lire la suite]
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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]
26 janvier 2018

Dario Ghio at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Fev 2018, Stand 106c

Set of four candlesticks, Rome, circa 1720. Silversmith: Simone Miglié. Silver-gilt in original fitted brown leather case. H 8.5 cm. © Dario Ghio Intended to decorate the corners of a game table. The base of each is engraved with the coat of arm of the Sanchez de Luna family, which was originally from Aragon. This set was made for Don Alonso Sanchez de Luna (1704-1781), the third Duke of Sant'Arpino, a Neapolitan nobleman who took Barbara Pisani as his first wife in 1740, and later married Laura... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2018

A rare 'Chinese Imari' bottle and cover for the Portuguese market, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, circa 1720

Lot 306. A rare 'Chinese Imari' bottle and cover for the Portuguese market, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, circa 1720; 22cm., 8 5/8 in. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 22,500 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008 the ovoid body rising from a recessed base to a short cylindrical neck, brightly enamelled to the front face with the arms of Sampaio Melo e Castro, the reverse with underglaze-blue, iron-red and gilt floral sprays, all below a floret and diaper band at the rim, the straight-sided cover... [Lire la suite]