02 juin 2011

A fine and rare early Ming blue and white conical bowl. Xuande six-character mark within double-circles and of the period -

A fine and rare early Ming blue and white conical bowl. Xuande six-character mark within double-circles and of the period  (1426-1435).. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 The gently-rounded sides finely painted with a leafy scroll bearing six full peony blooms alternating with six smaller buds, between a single line below the rim and an overlapping-petal band above the short foot, the interior painted with a six-petalled flower-head within double-lines at the well and rim8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box .... [Lire la suite]
02 juin 2011

A Fine and very rare Ming blue and white stembowl. Wanli six-character mark in a line and of the period (1573-1619)

A fine and very rare Ming blue and white stembowl. Wanli six-character mark in a line and of the period (1573-1619). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 The bowl with an everted rim, painted on the exterior and interior well with peony scrolls, the interior with a central medallion of three lotuses, raised on a slightly flared columnar support decorated with a continuous band of lotus scrolls, all within double-line borders, the reign mark evenly spaced on the interior of the stem foot; 6 in. (15.3 cm.) diam., box  Estimate... [Lire la suite]
02 juin 2011

Binoux Mellerio @ Mathias - Baron Ribeyre & Associés, Farrando Lemoine SVV

Bague en platine ornée en serti clos d'un diamant taillé en coussin, Monture Mellerio. Époque 1925. Photo Mathias - Baron Ribeyre & Associés, Farrando Lemoine SVV dans un entourage de rubis calibrés. Signée  Poids du diamant: env 4,60 ct Poids brut: 6,1 g - Estimation : 16 000 - 18 000 € Clip de corsage en or gris. Signé Mellerio C 25242. Vers 1970. Photo Mathias - Baron Ribeyre & Associés, Farrando Lemoine SVV stylisé d'une longue feuille sertie de diamants taillés à l'ancienne, deux d'entre eux plus... [Lire la suite]
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02 juin 2011

A rare pair of blue and white octafoil saucers. Longqing six-character marks within double circles and of the period

    A rare pair of blue and white octafoil saucers. Longqing six-character marks within double circles and of the period  (1567-1572).  Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Each shallow dish with eight bracket lobes, the centre painted with a monkey and deer below a fruiting peach tree in a terraced landscape, the well with a circular lotus pond; 5 in. (12.5 cm.) wide (2). Estimate HK$250,000 - HK$350,000($32,286 - $45,200). Price Realized HK$437,500 ($56,500) Provenance : Previously sold at Christie's... [Lire la suite]
02 juin 2011

An early Ming blue and white small barbed-rim dish. Yongle period (1403-1425).

An early Ming blue and white small barbed-rim dish. Yongle period (1403-1425). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 The eight barbs on the rim continuing into the well, finely painted in vivid cobalt tones at the centre with two pomegranate flowerheads borne on a leafy stem issuing further small buds within lobed double-line borders, the well divided into eight fluted panels, each filled with alternating pomegranate flowerheads and fruits below a continuous lingzhi scroll around the moulded rim, the underside of the well repeating... [Lire la suite]
02 juin 2011

A fine and very rare blue and white 'mythical beast' bowl. Wanli six-character mark within double-circles and of the period

  A fine and very rare blue and white 'mythical beast' bowl. Wanli six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1573-1619). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Painted with a fanciful scene of five-clawed dragons and mythical beasts in a tree-strewn landscape including a qilin as well as lion-headed, horse-headed, deer-headed, elephant-headed creatures and a conch, between a band of fruiting sprigs at the rim and precious emblems surrounding the base, the interior painted with a central medallion containing a... [Lire la suite]
02 juin 2011

An important and extremely rare early Ming massive blue and white charger. Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-143

An important and extremely rare early Ming massive blue and white charger. Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435).  Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 The unusually large charger finely and confidently painted on the interior medallion with two long-tailed parrots perched on fruiting peach branches, the birds' arched bodies leaning towards each other, encircled by composite floral sprays of chrysanthemum, lotus, pomegranate, lychee, peach, and peony beneath the straight mouth rim decorated with double... [Lire la suite]
02 juin 2011

Neuf Christ du XIIIe au XVIIIe siècle @ Piasa, Paris.

Beau Christ en bronze doré. Angleterre ?, milieu du XIIIe siècle. Photo Piasa Tête portant une couronne fleuronnée inclinée vers l'épaule gauche ; visage aux fortes arcades sourcilières, aux yeux clos, à la bouche aux lèvres minces avec sillons naso-labiaux marqués ; chevelure tombant sur les épaules avec des ondulations sur un côté ; bras remontant au-dessus de l'horizontale en formant un angle au niveau des coudes ; anatomie de caractère encore byzantin avec pectoraux en arcs de cercle, stries sternales... [Lire la suite]
02 juin 2011

Christie's Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Sales Achieve a Combined Total US$106,700,995

A fine and extremely rare falangcai ‘kui dragons’ bowl . Qianlong blue enamel four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 HONG KONG.-Christie’s Spring 2011 Chinese Ceramics Works of Art Sale in Hong Kong achieved a combined total of HK$829,712,250/US$106,700,995 from its four sales on 1 June, 2011. The top lot of the day was a fine and extremely rare falangcai ‘kui dragons’ bowl, Qianlong blue enamel four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795) which sold for HK$60,020,000/US$7,718,572... [Lire la suite]
02 juin 2011

"Splendeurs des collections du prince de Liechtenstein" @ Palais Lumière Evian

Peter Paul Rubens, Mars et Rhea Silvia, vers 1616/17 © Collections Princières du Liechtenstein, Vaduz-Wien. Le Palais Lumière accueille pour la première fois en France les chefs d’oeuvre issus du Liechtenstein museum de Vienne qui abrite la plus importante collection privée européenne de nos jours. Le Baroque sera largement représenté à travers la peinture et la sculpture italienne (Marcantonio Franceschini, Guido Reni, Canaletto ou encore Massimiliano Benzi Soldano) et la peinture flamande (Rubens, Rembrandt ou encore Van... [Lire la suite]