02 septembre 2009

Three imperial yellow-glazed dishes. Hongzhi six-character marks (1488-1505)

Three imperial yellow-glazed dishes. Hongzhi six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1488-1505) Each with shallow rounded sides rising from a tapering ring foot, covered inside and out with a glaze of rich egg yolk-yellow tone. 8 3/8 to 8½ in. (21.3 to 21.6 cm.) diam. (3) - Est. $20,000 - $30,000 Provenance: Acquired by the grandfather of the present owners, Whampoa, Guangdong, circa 1890-1920s, thence by descent within the family. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works... [Lire la suite]
07 juin 2009

Circle of Quentin Metsys, Madonna and child

Circle of Quentin Metsys, Madonna and child oil on panel. 37.5 by 29.2 cm. Est. 15,000—20,000 USD - Lot Sold 31,250 USD PROVENANCE: Julius Böhler, Munich, 1915;Private collection (Bumova), Czechoslovakia, by 1942;His anonymous sale, New York, Sotheby Parke Bernet, November 5, 1942, lot 41, for $625, to C.H. Lock Sotheby's. Old Master & 19th Century European Art. 05 Jun 09. New York www.sothebys.com
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25 mars 2009

Albrecht Dürer, The Penance of Saint John Chrysostom (B.63; M., Holl. 54)

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), The Penance of Saint John Chrysostom (B.63; M., Holl. 54) Engraving, 1497, a strong, possibly Meder c-d impression, trimmed to the platemark, some pale fox marks, minor defects at upper left corner, otherwise in good condition. 181 by 117mm; 7 1/8 by 4 5/8 in. Estimate 3,000—4,000 GBP Sotheby's. Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints. 07 Apr 09. London www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's
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28 février 2009

A Black 'Tixi' Lacquer Dish, Ming Dynasty, 15th / 16th Century

A Black 'Tixi' Lacquer Dish, Ming Dynasty, 15th / 16th Century of circular form, carved through layers of red and black lacquer on a dark-brown ground with three concentric registers of ruyi-head pommels encircling a four-point star in the center, with a classic scroll to the exterior encircling the countersunk base lacquered black, Japanese wood box (2). diameter 9 in., 22.8 cm. Estimate 6,000—8,000 USD Sotheby's. Chinese Works of Art. 17 Mar 09.New York www.sothebys.com Photo courtesy Sotheby's
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