01 juin 2011

An important and extremely rare rhinoceros horn deer-form libation cup. Ming dynasty, 16th/17th century.

        An important and extremely rare rhinoceros horn deer-form libation cup. Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 The hollowed cup superbly carved as a powerful full-bodied recumbent deer, its front talon-like feet contentedly crossed at the front below the chest which bears the four-character inscription, Tianlu yongchang, 'Eternal prosperity', its rear legs partially tucked beneath the body which is adorned with ruyi cloud-like swirls, the animal's head... [Lire la suite]
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23 mars 2010

Ming dynasty jade @ Sotheby's, Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 23 Mar 2010, New York

A rare and large celadon jade water buffalo. Late Ming / early Qing dynasty. carved recumbent with legs tucked beneath the body, the head raised and turned to the side with round bulging eyes and long powerful curved horns, the stone of pale celadon tone with grayish-brown inclusions - width 9 5/8 in., 24.5 cm. Est. 100,000—150,000 USD. Lot Sold 104,500 USD PROVENANCE: The Henry and Sula Walton Collection of Asian Ceramics and Works of Art. NOTE: The present piece is notable for its sensitive rendering, with the rich... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2010

Kohei Nawa (B. 1975) PixCell-Bambi.

Kohei Nawa (B. 1975) PixCell-Bambi. photo courtesy Sotheby's mixed media with taxidermied deer. Excecuted in 2005. 63.5 by 68.5 by 30.5 cm. Est. 5,000—7,000 USD. Lot Sold.  50,000 USD Sotheby's. Contemporary Art. 09 Mar 10. New York www.sothebys.com
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21 mai 2009

A gilt-bronze and tiger-cowrie-shell 'deer' mat weight. Western Han Dynasty

A gilt-bronze and tiger-cowrie-shell 'deer' mat weight. Western Han Dynasty The recumbent deer finely cast with his head slightly raised, and legs folded along the edges of the flat base, the body hollow-cast to enclose a large russet-marked cowrie shell, the gilt of a rich tone. 10.6cm (4¼in) long..Sold for £6,000 Provenance: Lord CacciaJohn Sparks Ltd.An English private collectionNote: Mat weights, such as the present example, are believed to have been made in sets of four, which were filled with lead to give them... [Lire la suite]
07 mai 2009

Franz Rösel von Rosenhof (1626-1700) A deer looking out of a stable stall, in a red collar

Franz Rösel von Rosenhof (1626-1700) A deer looking out of a stable stall, in a red collar signed, inscribed and dated 'Francesg Röselin.l. ä Rosenhof fecit Nörimberga.i67i.' (lower right); oil on canvas. 21½ x 17½ in. (54.6 x 44.5 cm.). Est. £15,000 - £20,000 - Lot sold £15,000 Provenance: with Herner Wengraf, London, c. 1989.Acquired from the above by Thomas Willes, Esq., Brompton Square, London and by inheritance. Notes: Franz Rösel von Rosenhof was both a landscapist and an animal painter. He studied under... [Lire la suite]
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