26 février 2010

Rare blue and white seal Da Ming Jiajing Nian Zao & Wanli 'dragon' brush

A rare blue and white porcelain seal Da Ming Jiajing Nian Zao six-character mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2010 The top molded with a tortoise above lingzhi sprays on three sides and the reign mark on the fourth, the base with a four-character intaglio seal, Wo si guren - 1¾ in. (4.5 cm.) square - Estimate : $25,000 - $35,000 Provenance: Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London, Literature! Paul Moss, Emperor, Scholar, Artisan, Monk: The Creative Personality in Chinese Works of Art,... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2010

Ming dynasty longquan celadons @ Christie"s NY, 26 March 2010

A rare longquan celadon jar. Southern Song/Ming dynasty, 12th-15th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2010 With compressed bulbous body and broad cylindrical neck rising to a lipped rim, covered overall with a sea-green glaze suffused with gold-tinted crackle, part of the interior of the small, shallow foot burnt red in the firing - 5½ in. (14 cm.) across mouth rim - Estimate : $30,000 - $50,000 Provenance: Acquired in 1989. A rare massive longquan celadon charger, 14th/early 15th century. Photo Christie's Image... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2010

A chinese longquan celadon tripod censer, Ming dynasty (1368-1644).

A chinese longquan celadon tripod censer, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2010 12in. (30.5cm) diameter - Estimate : $800 - $1,200 Christie's. Christie's Interiors. 2 - 3 March 2010. New York, Rockefeller Plaza www.christies.com
26 février 2010

A fahua baluster jar. Ming dynasty, late 15th/16th century

A fahua baluster jar. Ming dynasty, late 15th/16th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2010 Slip decorated and carved with scenes of scholars separated by trees and clouds between a band of petal lappets below and a ruyi collar above, with clouds on the neck, all in turquoise and biscuit on a dark purplish-blue ground, the interior glazed green, the base with a brown glaze wash - 14 in. (35.6 cm.) high - Estimate : $30,000 - $50,000 Notes: Fahua was popular during the middle Ming period, and manufactured in both northern... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2010

A very rare slip-decorated white-glazed jar. Ming dynasty, 16th century

A very rare slip-decorated white-glazed jar. Ming dynasty, 16th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2010 Unusually decorated around the sides with four melon vines and four squirrels seen biting a tendril of each vine, between a band of slender leaves below and dragons amidst clouds on the high shoulder, with further clouds on the slightly tapering neck, all in slip with incised details that has been left in the biscuit in contrast to the white glaze ground, the interior also glazed white and the base left unglazed - 12 in.... [Lire la suite]
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26 février 2010

Ecritoire rocaille, lion sur des remparts. Signé Saint Clément.

Ecritoire rocaille, lion sur des remparts. Signé Saint Clément. dont la tour crénelée fait office d'essuie plume. L'encrier est dans le heaume. L'ensemble est à couverte blanche et décor jaune, rose, bleu pâle et de paysage lacustre sur l'écu et le fond de la partie plumier. Long. 35 cm, larg. 28 cm, haut. 17 cm. Adjugé 2 000€ Lundi 8 février – Rouillac, Vendôme www.rouillac.com
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26 février 2010

"Modeling Devotion: Terracotta Sculpture of the Italian Renaissance" @ the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Matteo Civitali, "Virgin and Christ Child", ca. 1480. Painted terracotta, ht. 39 inches. BOSTON, MA.- In Italy during the Renaissance (around 1400 to 1600), an innovative form of sculpture was developed using fine clay that was shaped and modeled before being fired in a kiln. Called terracotta in Italian (meaning “baked earth”), this type of sculpture often has been overlooked by scholars in favor of the more commonly known Renaissance sculptures carved in marble or cast in bronze. "Modeling Devotion: Terracotta... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2010

World's Greatest Collection of Snuff Bottles Shows Emperor's Personal Taste @ Bonhams

A double overlay sapphire-blue and white glass 'dragon' snuff bottle. Attributed to the Imperial glassworks, Beijing, 1760-1790. 6.82 cm high. HK$220,000-350,000. Photo: Courtesy Bonhams LONDON.- Bonhams will sell 140 snuff bottles from the unique Bloch Collection in Hong Kong on May 28th. This Collection is the World’s largest and finest in private hands, comprising 1720 exceptional examples of these Chinese ‘miniature masterworks’. The auction includes an Imperial enamel-on-copper snuff bottle personally commissioned by the... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2010

"Byzanz: Splendour and Everyday Life" @ the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bonn

Perfume brazier, 12th century, San Marco, Venice; © Procuratoria della Basilica di San Marco, Venezia BONN.- Presenting more than 600 magnificent and historically meaningful exhibits and important artefacts from collections and archaeological excavations the exhibition shed light on many aspects of the history, archaeology and art of the Byzantine Empire. It will offer an overview of the “Byzantine Millenium” (from the foundation of Constantinople by Constantine the Great in 324 A.D. to the conquest by the Ottomans in 1453),... [Lire la suite]
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