17 avril 2019

A famille rose hong bowl, Qianlong period, circa 1785

Lot 12. A famille rose hong bowl, Qianlong period, circa 1785;12 ¼ in. (31.1 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 75,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Enameled around the exterior with the foreign factories, or "hongs", along the Canton waterfront, small Western figures seen strolling in the courtyards or conversing on balconies and junks plying the purple water, flags of Spain, Sweden, Great Britain, the Netherlands and Denmark flying, the Dutch folly fort rounding... [Lire la suite]

19 janvier 2019

A grisaille and gilt 'Hongs of Canton' punchbowl, Qianlong period, circa 1785

Lot 424. A grisaille and gilt 'Hongs of Canton' punchbowl, Qianlong period, circa 1785; 14 in. (35.5 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  A continuous scene of the Canton waterfront, small junks moored in the foreground and the foreign factories flying their flags, the interior with the British East Indiaman 'PITT', named on the stern. Provenance: Acquired from The Art Exchange, New York, in 1952 The... [Lire la suite]
25 décembre 2016

A rare massive 'Mandarin palette' hunting bowl, circa 1785

Lot 419. A rare massive 'Mandarin palette' hunting bowl, circa 1785. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2016. Two large foxhunting scenes on the exterior, one with the party in full cry, the fox just ahead, and the other showing the pack treeing, curiously, two exotic long-tailed birds - 20 in. (50.8 cm.) diameter  The Popowich Collection. Christie's. Chinese Export Art, 18 January 2017, New York, Rockefeller Center
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23 janvier 2016

A grisaille and gilt ‘Hongs of Canton’ punchbowl, circa 1785

Lot 120. A grisaille and gilt ‘Hongs of Canton’ punchbowl, circa 1785. Estimate $30,000 - $50,000. Price Realized $87,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 A continuous scene of the Canton waterfront, small junks moored in the foreground and the foreign factories flying their flags, including American (possibly later), Dutch and British, the interior with the British East Indiaman 'PITT', named on the stern - 14 in. (35.5 cm.) diameter Provenance: Acquired from The Art Exchange, New York, in 1952. THE COLLECTION... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2016

MANDARIN & MENAGERIE: The James E. Sowell Collection, Part III, Chinese porcelain

Over a period of twenty years James Sowell slowly assembled the best collection of Chinese porcelain birds, animals and figures in the country. Not only comprehensive, the Sowell Collection features jewels of top quality in each category it encompasses, from important, large pairs of majestic birds, courtiers and exotic animals to charming and colorful figures of laughing boys and courting couples. The collection resided happily in the Sowells’ Dallas home surrounded by classic English furniture... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2016

A three-piece velvet suit green, circa 1785, France

A three-piece velvet suit green, circa 1785, France. Green silk velvet, ciselé, cream-colored silk satin, metal filaments Silver Silk multicolored. Ident.Nr. 2003 KR 107 ac. © Photo: Museum of Decorative Arts of the National Museums in Berlin - Prussian Cultural Heritage. Photo: Stephan Klonk Rock and Breeches of the three-part men's suit are made of Relief Office and how the vest with silver metal sequins. The shorter lap vest is, as usual for this time made of contrasting silk satin, their edges are decorated... [Lire la suite]

27 décembre 2015

A large famille rose punchbowl, circa 1785

Lot 35. A large famille rose punchbowl, circa 1785. Estimate $5,000 – $8,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Brightly enameled and gilt with panels depicting dignitaries, scholars, ladies and attendants at leisure within keyfret-pattern borders, on a blooming flowers and fruits gilt ground, the inside with a flower clump - 15 ¼ in. (38.1 cm.) diameter Christie's. CHINESE EXPORT ART, 21 January 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza
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30 août 2015

Habit à la française 3 pièces en soie noire façonnée effet 'galuchat', circa 1785

Habit à la française 3 pièces en soie noire façonnée effet 'galuchat', circa 1785. Estimation : 1 000 CHF / 1 500 CHF. Photo HÔTEL DES VENTES DE GENÈVE veste à bords brodés au point de feston de bouquets de fleurs et de feuillages, col haut, manches avec revers à l'avant-bras, boutonnage brodé au point de feston assorti, manches et haut matelassés de laine avec doublure en lin et soie, gilet en soie écrue brodée avec dos en laine et lin, culotte à pont (boutons modernes sur la ceinture). Man's French formal... [Lire la suite]
14 juin 2015

Timepieces spanning 250 years of horological history total $12.5M at Sotheby's New York

The Singing Bird Scent Flask by Jaquet Droz & Leschot circa 1785 sells for $2.5M / CHF 2.3M. More than double the pre-sale high estimate. A world auction record for any timepiece by the Swiss manufacturer. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Timepieces spanning from 1760 to 2015 brought Sotheby’s its highest-ever total for a ‘various-owner’ sale of Important Watches in New York, achieving $12.5 million / CHF 11.6 million (sale estimate $6.5–10 million) with a very strong 88.8% of lots sold. The centerpiece of... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2013

Back on "Treasures of France", Christie's, October 24, 2012

Louis XIV bibliothèque basse by André Charles Boulle, circa 1700. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2012 This ormolu mounted, ebony, ebonized brass, simulated tortiseshell and Boulle marquetry bibliotheque basse (low cabinet with bookshelves behind doors) was made by Andre Charles Boulle about 1700 when the ebeniste was 60. The central door is mounted with a figure of Pamona flanked by musical trophies. According to the condition report, the feet have been replaced and some of the mounts were replaced in the 19th century. This type... [Lire la suite]