24 février 2009

A 'Famille-Rose' Square Vase, Qing Dynasty

A 'Famille-Rose' Square Vase, Qing Dynasty of tapering square shape, two of the faceted sides painted with verdant mountain landscapes dotted with pavilions, the other two featuring detailed scenes of figures in the landscapes, the narrow neck finished with a lipped rim, an iron-red le gu tang zhi (Hall for Rejoicing in Antiquities) mark to the base, wood stand and box (3). height 12 1/2 in., 31.8 cm. Estimate 10,000—12,000 USD Sotheby's. Chinese Works of Art. 17 Mar 09.New York www.sothebys.com Photo courtesy Sotheby's
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24 février 2009

A Pair Of Large 'Famille-Rose' Relief-Decorated Rouleau Vases, Qing dynasty, 19th century

A Pair Of Large 'Famille-Rose' Relief-Decorated Rouleau Vases, Qing dynasty, 19th century each molded to the exterior with a lively display of the 'Hundred Antiques' and 'Precious Emblems', depicting various floral bouquets arranged in porcelain vases supported on stands, the neck with a ruyi scepter, peaches and a censer, all against a white ground (2). height 23 1/2 in., 59.7 cm. Estimate 10,000—15,000 USD PROVENANCE: Sotheby's New York, 19th March 1997, lot 327.Thereafter with the present owner. Sotheby's. Chinese... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2009

A Rare Large Blue-Splashed 'Sancai' Pottery Basin, Tang Dynasty

A Rare Large Blue-Splashed 'Sancai' Pottery Basin, Tang Dynasty carved in the center with a large floral medallion in blue, amber and cream glazes on an amber ground, accented in wax-resist arcs and stipples at the cavetto, the exterior glazed amber stopping before the flat base to show the pinkish buff ware. diameter 10 in., 25.4 cm? Estimate 15,000—20,000 USD PROVENANCE: Acquired on the Hong Kong art market, early 1980s.Offered at Sotheby's New York, 17th September 2003, lot 57. NOTE: A pair of officials featuring one... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2009

A Blue-Splashed 'Sancai' Pottery Tripod Censer, Tang Dynasty

A Blue-Splashed 'Sancai' Pottery Tripod Censer, Tang Dynasty the globular body decorated with two bands of stippled medallions in blue, amber, and cream divided by grooved borders reserved on a green ground, the whole supported on mask-and-paw feet. height 6 in., 15.2 cm. Estimate 2,500—3,500 USD PROVENANCE: Acquired on the Hong Kong art market, early 1980s.Offered at Sotheby's New York, 17th September 2003, lot 55. Sotheby's. Chinese Works of Art. 17 Mar 09.New York www.sothebys.com Photo courtesy Sotheby's
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21 février 2009

Vente Yves Saint Laurent : les tètes en bronze du palais d'été de l'empereur Qianlong

Tête de rat en bronze provenant de la clepsydre zodiacale du palais d’été de l’empereur Qianlong (Yuanming Yuan). Chine Dynastie Qing, Epoque Qianlong (1736-1795). Réalisée d'après les dessins du Père jésuite Giuseppe Castiglione pour la fontaine zodiacale du Yuanming Yuan, cette tête de rat est particulièrement réaliste, typique au rongeur, le museau allongé, piqué de moustaches à l'origine, est entrouvert et laisse apparaître deux rangées de petites dents, les yeux en amande dégagent une impression d'intelligence, les... [Lire la suite]