06 juin 2011

A very fine and rare pair of doucai 'mandarin duck' dishes. Yongzheng six-character marks within double-circles and of the perio

A very fine and rare pair of doucai 'mandarin duck' dishes. Yongzheng six-character marks within double-circles and of the period (1723-1736). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Delicately pencilled and enamelled to the interior with two mandarin ducks swimming on rippling water at either side of a lotus cluster, the exterior with two further pairs of ducks amid a frieze of flowering lotus below a border of striding green, yellow and aubergine five-clawed dragons in pursuit of 'flaming pearls', all within single and double... [Lire la suite]
06 juin 2011

Two Saint Sebastian, 17th & 18th century @ Nagel Auktionen

Saint Sebastian. 2nd half of 17th century. Photo Nagel Auktionen Oak wood, carved with a slightly flattened back. Polychromy missing, Later plinth. H. 87 cm. Damaged. Estimate 1200 € Saint Sebastian. South German, early 18th century. Photo Nagel Auktionen Limewood, carved in full round. Later polychromy. H. 106 cm. Damages. Estimate 1000€ Nagel Auktionen. June 9th 2011. www.auction.de
06 juin 2011

Master of the Mansi-Magdalena (workshop, active Antwerp c.1510/1525). Christ as Salvator Mundi

Master of the Mansi-Magdalena (workshop, active Antwerp c.1510/1525). Christ as Salvator Mundi. Photo Nagel Auktionen Oil on cradled panel. 77,5 x 52 cm. Rest. Estimate 40 000 € Thanks to Prof. Dr. Larry Silver for his help based on a photograph.   Nagel Auktionen. June 9th 2011. www.auction.de Note: Salvator Mundi, or Saviour of the World, is a subject in iconography depicting Christ with his right hand raised in blessing and his left hand holding an orb surmounted by a cross, known as a globus cruciger. The... [Lire la suite]
06 juin 2011

Massive Qianlong Lacquer Vase Highlights June Auction In San Francisco

A fine red, black and yellow carved lacquer baluster vase, 18th Century. Estimate $80,000-120,000. Photo Bonhams San Francisco - Summer begins with a wealth of Chinese art at Bonhams & Butterfields, with fine objects in every collecting category going on the auction block June 21 at 10 a.m. A rare carved red, lacquer vase, Qianlong, discovered in an East Coast private collection, is a star lot and cover of the catalogue (est. $80,000-120,000). Carved with classic taotie masks, enclosed in stiff lappet bands on a ground of... [Lire la suite]