04 avril 2011

A rhinoceros horn libation cup. Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century.

A rhinoceros horn libation cup. Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Photo Sotheby's resting on a nest of entwined tree branches forming a bifurcated pine and prunus branch handle to one side and bamboo on the other, forming the 'Three Friends of Winter', a large prunus blossom furled to form the cup, the exterior carved and undercut on one side with the figure of Shoulao riding on the back of a crane and Dongfang Shuo holding a peach branch over his shoulder on the reverse, each figure within a raised cloud-form reserve, the... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2011

An unusual 'Guan'-type vase. Yongzheng mark and period

An unusual 'Guan'-type vase. Yongzheng mark and period. Photo Sotheby's the spherical body with a convex base, the interior fitted with a cylindrical tube, covered inside and out with a thick and finely crackled pale blue glaze, with a six-character Yongzheng mark in underglaze-blue below the mouth. diameter 5 3/4 in.,14.6 cm; Estimate 3,000—4,000 USD. Lot Sold 194,500 US Sotheby's. Informing the Eye of the Collector: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art from J.T. Tai & Co. 22 Mar 11. New York www..sothebys.com
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04 avril 2011

Qiu Zhijie (B. 1969), Tattoo II

Qiu Zhijie (B. 1969), Tattoo II. Photo Sotheby's chromogenic print mounted on aluminium board. Signed in Pinyin and Chinese, titled in English and numbered 8/10 on the reverse. Executed in 1994; 170 by 146 cm.; 66 7/8 by 57 1/2 in. Estimate 300,000—400,000 HKD. Lot Sold 500,000 HKD PROVENANCE: Galerie Loft, Paris and Hong Kong EXHIBITED: USA, Chicago, The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago; Eugene, University of Oregon Museum of Art; Hanover, Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, Transience... [Lire la suite]
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04 avril 2011

Qiu Zhijie (B. 1969), Writing the "Orchid Pavilion Preface" One Thousand Times.

Qiu Zhijie (B. 1969), Writing the "Orchid Pavilion Preface" One Thousand Times. Photo Sotheby's black and white photograph and video. Each photo titled in English and numbered 5/5; DVD signed in Pinyin and Chinese and numbered 9/25. Executed in 1990-1995. Each photo: 65 by 149.8 cm,; 25 5/8 by 59 in. video duration: 35 mins. Estimate 240,000—300,000 HKD. Lot Sold 800,000 HKD PROVENANCE: Galerie Loft, Paris and Hong Kong EXHIBITED: USA, New York, Asia Society Galleries and PS1 Contemporary Art Center; San Francisco, San Francisco... [Lire la suite]
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04 avril 2011

Tenture en soie brodée. Années 30 - Vietnam

Tenture en soie brodée. Années 30 - Vietnam. photo courtesy Maître GUILLAUMOT et sarl E R A -ENCHERES RHONE-ALPES à décor floral et de volatiles. Franges de soie. Doublure de soie beu clair. Parfait état. 240X190 cm et franges de 25 cm sur les quatre côtés. Estimation : 100/150€ Maître GUILLAUMOT et sarl E R A -ENCHERES RHONE-ALPES. Samedi 9 avril à 14h 30. 1725, route de Riottier, 69400 Villefranche-sur-Saône. Tél. : 04.74.09.44.10 - Fax : 04.74.09.44.19 - Email :  etude.era@gmail.com
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04 avril 2011

Agapetus (B. 1968), Hati yang Membatu (Petrified Heart)

Agapetus (B. 1968), Hati yang Membatu (Petrified Heart). Photo Sotheby's Signed, dated 10 and numbered 2/5 on the base of the cap. aluminium cast, paint; 145 by 123 by 53 cm.; 57 by 48 1/2 by 20 3/4 in. Estimate 140,000—220,000 HKD. Lot Sold 225,000 HKD Executed in 2010, this work is number 2 from an edition of 5, plus 2 artist's proof. Sotheby's. Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Paintings. | 04 Apr 11. Hong Kong www.sothebys.com
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04 avril 2011

A heavy silvered bronze mirror. By Sadatsugu, Edo period, 18th century

A heavy silvered bronze mirror. By Sadatsugu, Edo period, 18th century. Photo Bonhams Cast in typical form and designed with a crane and its young before pine trees, the cord runner formed as a tortoise and with the heraldic crest of the Inaba family, signed Tenka ichi Izumi (no) kami Sadatsugu and Naritoshi. 5in (12.7cm) diameter. Sold for $976 Bonhams. Fine Japanese Works of Art, 22 Mar 2011. New York www.bonhams.com
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04 avril 2011

El Greco's, "The Vision of Saint John" @ Dulwich Picture Gallery

El Greco, The Vision of Saint John. Loaned by: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. LONDON.- Every month during the Gallery’s Bicentenary celebration year a spectacular masterpiece will hang on the end wall of the Gallery’s enfilade. It is difficult to decipher this great, enigmatic masterpiece for not only is it unfinished, but it has also been cut down. Whatever vision Saint John is experiencing clearly inhabited a lost upper section. The subject of the picture is from the Book of Revelation (6:9 - 11): Saint John the... [Lire la suite]
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