14 avril 2016

A blue and white porcelain faceted bottle vase, Joseon Dynasty, mid-18th century

Lot 100. A blue and white porcelain faceted bottle vase, Joseon Dynasty, mid-18th century. Estimate $180,000 – $200,000. Unsold. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The octagonal form with slightly flared long neck, with circular hollow foot, painted in underglaze-blue with an autumn flower on each side, the body applied with a lustrous transparent overglaze; 9 ½ in. (24.1 cm.) high Provenance: Private collection, Japan Note: Possibly employed as a flower vase, possibly for serving wine, this long-necked... [Lire la suite]
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11 avril 2016

A Chinese Export black and gilt lacquer bureau bookcase, mid-18th century

Lot 126. A Chinese Export black and gilt lacquer bureau bookcase, mid-18th century. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. height 93 in.; width 45 in.; depth 22 in., 236 cm; 114.5 cm; 56 cm Note: Exported from China to be sold on the European market, this bureau bookcase mixes an English form with exotic, sumptuous lacquer panels. The present example is almost identical in form to two others: one sold Sotheby's New York, October 26, 2012, lot 241 and another illustrated... [Lire la suite]
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11 avril 2016

A suite of Italian Rococo green-painted and parcel-gilt chairs, mid-18th century

Lot 199. A suite of Italian Rococo green-painted and parcel-gilt chairs, mid-18th century. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. comprising four side chairs and two associated armchairs. 6 pieces. height 40 1/2 in., 103 cm Sotheby's. European Decorative Arts from Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, New York, 12 avr. 2016, 10:00 AM
11 avril 2016

Three pairs of Venetian Rococo polychrome-painted and parcel-gilt benches, mid-18th century

Lot 201. A pair of Venetian Rococo polychrome-painted and parcel-gilt benches, mid-18th century. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. height 31 in.; length 59 in., 79 cm; 150 cm Provenance: Palazzo Donà dalle Rose, Venice;Adolfo Loewi, Venice.       Lot 202. A pair of Venetian Rococo polychrome-painted and parcel-gilt benches, mid-18th century. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. height 31 in.; length 59 in., 79 cm; 150 cm ... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2016

A matched pair of Italian Rococo green-painted and parcel-gilt armchairs, probably Rome, mid-18th century

Lot 125. A matched pair of Italian Rococo green-painted and parcel-gilt armchairs, probably Rome, mid-18th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. height 41 in., 104 cm Provenance: Adolfo Loewi, Venice.  Sotheby's. European Decorative Arts from Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, New York, 12 avr. 2016, 10:00 AM
11 avril 2016

A German Rococo polychrome-decorated and parcel-gilt commode, Potsdam or Dresden, mid-18th century

Lot 193. A German Rococo polychrome-decorated and parcel-gilt commode, Potsdam or Dresden, mid-18th century. Estimate 70,000 — 100,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. height 32 in.; width 52 in.; depth 32 1/2 in. 81 cm; 132 cm; 82.5 cm Provenance: By repute, Schloss Sanssouci, Potsdam;Gifted by Frederick the Great to an officer of his Guards in Spandau;Thence by descent until 1928;Adolfo Loewi, Venice Note: With its silver decoration against a pale ground and its... [Lire la suite]

23 janvier 2016

A very large famille rose baluster jar and cover, mid-18th century

Lot 164. A very large famille rose baluster jar and cover, mid-18th century. Estimate $20,000 - $30,000. Price Realized $43,750 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Colorfully enameled with phoenix in a fenced peony garden growing with large, lush blooms, smaller birds hovering or perched bearby amongst magnolia and prunus boughs, all beneath an intricate lappet collar around the shoulders and a large pink lotus bud knop - 34 1/4 in. high Property of the Sowell collection. CHRISTIE'S. CHINESE EXPORT... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2016

Dress, French, mid-18th Century

Dress, French, mid-18th Century, silk, metallic. a) Length at CB: 55 in. (139.7 cm), b) Total Length: 36 in. (91.4 cm). Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1962. C.I.62.28a, b. The Metropolitan Museum of Art © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art This formal dress is believed to have belonged to a young girl. Until the last quarter of the eighteenth century, children were dressed as miniature adults, with girls being put into corseted bodices from about three years of age, graduating to adult... [Lire la suite]
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26 décembre 2015

A pair of famille rose armorial jardinieres, mid-18th century

Lot 32. A pair of famille rose armorial jardinieres, mid-18th century. Estimate $40,000 – $60,000 Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each of quatrefoil shape, enameled on one side with a probably continental coat-of-arms and on the other sides with flowing plants and rockwork, the flat rim with trellis diaper work, flower heads and cartouches of landscapes, the base with trellis diaper work, flower heads and elongated piercing - 16 ¼ in. (41.2 cm.) high; 20 ¼ in. (51.5 cm.) wide Christie's. CHINESE EXPORT... [Lire la suite]
27 octobre 2015

An Italian blue lacca commode, Rome, mid-18th century

An Italian blue lacca commode, Rome, mid-18th century. Estimate £18,000 - £25,000 ($27,576 - $38,300). Price Realized £20,000 ($30,640). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015. Decorated overall with gilt and red chinoiserie scenes, the giallo antico marble top above two drawers, on cabriole legs, restorations - 36 in. (91 cm.) high; 48 in. (122 cm.) wide; 23 in. (58.5 cm.) deep CHRISTIE'S. NOBLE & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS, 27 October 2015, London, King Street