29 avril 2011

An exquisite Peach-shaped Guan-Type brush washer. Mark and period of Yongzheng

An exquisite Peach-shaped Guan-Type brush washer. Mark and period of Yongzheng. Photo Sotheby's the asymetrical shallow bowl forming the outline of a peach with unevenly furled sides, the handle formed from a gnarled tree branch set with a plump peach, a lingzhi and curled leaves, all beneath an opaque milky blue-green glaze with faint crackles, thinning at the edges of the leaves and branches to reveal a dark body, fired on four spurs revealing the porcelain body beneath, the underside modelled with a shallow groove... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2011

A fine and rare Ge-type vase . Mark and period of Yongzheng

A fine and rare Ge-type vase . Mark and period of Yongzheng. Photo Sotheby's the robustly potted globular body rising to a short, waisted neck and an everted rim, set on the shoulders with moulded animal masks and mock ring handles, covered overall in a pale greenish-grey glaze with a striking network of dark-stained crackles, all supported on a low footring dressed in brown, inscribed on the base with an underglaze-blue reign mark, wood stand; 16.5 cm., 6 1/2 in. Estimate 4,000,000—6,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 7,220,000 HKD ... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2011

A Guan-type Double-Gourd Bottje Vase. Mark and period of Yongzheng

A Guan-type Double-Gourd Bottje Vase. Mark and period of Yongzheng. Photo Sotheby's the globular lower bulb rising to a smaller ovoid bulb splitting into three slender necks, the two bulbs indented with three deep furrows, dividing the vessel into three lobes, covered overall in an opaque light greyish-green glaze suffused with a network of crackles stained light brown, all supported on the low trefoil foot covered with a dark brown wash, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue; 20.8 cm., 8 1/8 in.... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2011

A fine ruby-enamelled anhua 'dragon' bowl. Mark and period of Yongzheng

A fine ruby-enamelled anhua  'dragon' bowl. Mark and period of Yongzheng. Photo Sotheby's well potted with steeply rounded sides rising to a flared rim and resting on a short cylindrical foot, finely decorated on the interior with two five-clawed dragons in pursuit of 'flaming pearls' in anhua under a transparent glaze, the exterior covered with a deep ruby-pink enamel, inscribed on the base with a four-character reign mark within a double square; 9.6 cm., 3 3/4 in. Estimate 1,800,000—2,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 5,420,000 HKD ... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2011

A fine Crimson-Pink saucer. Mark and period of Yongzheng

A fine Crimson-Pink saucer. Mark and period of Yongzheng. Photo Sotheby's delicately potted with shallow rounded sides, rising from a slightly recessed base and a tapering foot, brightly glazed on the exterior with an intense crimson-pink enamel, the interior and the base left in white with a six-character mark inscribed in underglaze blue on the base; 14.7 cm., 5 3/4 in. Estimate 1,200,000—1,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,580,000 HKD PROVENANCE: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 29th November 1979, lot 338. EXHIBITED: Chinese Ceramics from the... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2011

A fine pair of white wine cups. Mark and period of Yongzheng

A fine pair of white wine cups. Mark and period of Yongzheng. Photo Sotheby's delicately potted with slightly rounded, conical sides rising to a flared rim and supported on a straight foot, covered overall with a clear glaze and left undecorated, but inscribed with a six-character reign mark within double circles in underglaze blue on the base; diameters 9 cm and 9.1 cm., 3 1/2 in. Estimate 800,000—1,200,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,280,000 HKD PROVENANCE: Sotheby's London, 12th December 1989, lot 394 (possibly). LITERATURE AND... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2011

"L’Art de l’automobile. Chefs-d’œuvre de la collection Ralph Lauren" @ Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Jaguar XK120 Roadster, 1950. Collection Ralph Lauren © Photo Michael Furman Une exposition rendant hommage à l’automobile n’est pas tout à fait une première dans l’histoire de l’institution. En 1970, Les Arts Décoratifs présentaient une sélection de voitures de compétition « Bolides Design ». Un jury particulier issu du monde de l’art et du design avait alors été constitué autour de François Mathey pour composer cette exposition, Les designers 30e Colombo, Roger Talion, Pio Manzu, les artistes Jean-Paul Riopelle, Jean Tinguely,... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2011

Highlight of Sotheby's Amsterdam Old Master Paintings Sale: A School Class by Jan Steen

Jan Steen (1626-1679), A school class with a sleeping schoolmaster, 1672. Oil on panel. Estimate €300,000 – 400,000. Photo: Sotheby's. AMSTERDAM.- The highlight of the Old Master Paintings sale at Sotheby’s Amsterdam on Tuesday, 10th May, 2011 is A school class with a sleeping schoolmaster by Dutch Golden Age Artist Jan Steen (1626-1979). This painting may be regarded as one of Jan Steen’s finest treatments of a schoolroom interior. Furthermore, it is thus far his only known representation of a schoolroom that is both signed and... [Lire la suite]
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