19 avril 2011

Thiệu Trị thông bảo 紹治通寳

Thiệu Trị thông bảo 紹治通寳. R/ Deux dragons affrontés autour de la perle enflammée. Ø 33 mm, 7,69 g. Type de deux tiền, dit song long, «au deux dragons», créé sous Thiệu Trị. Au neuf différents types créés sous Minh Mạng, philong compris, on en émet onze supplémentaires sous Thiệu Trị . À partir de ce règne, contrairement à ce qui se faisait sous Minh Mạng, il est à peu près certain que tous les types de monnaies d'argent sont aussi frappés en or. Tout le système pondéral est organisé selon le modèle chinois, fondé sur le... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2011

Giovanni Paolo Panini (Piacenza 1691-1765 Rome) , A capriccio of Roman ruins

Giovanni Paolo Panini (Piacenza 1691-1765 Rome) , A capriccio of Roman ruins with the Pantheon, the Temple of Antonino and Faustina, the statue of Marco Aurelio, the Trajan Column, the Temple of Fortuna Virilis, the Temple of Vesta in Tivoli and figures conversing amongst architectural fragments. Photo oil on canvas, 38 5/8 x 53¼ in. (98.1 x 135.2 cm.). Estimate £120,000 - £180,000. Price Realized £253,250 Provenance: Mary Upton Gaskell, Ingestre Hall, Cheshire; and by inheritance to her second daughter,Frances Ann Jackson,... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2011

"Claude le Lorrain, Le dessinateur face à la nature" @ Musée du Louvre

  Claude Gellée. dit le Lorrain (v1604-1682). Arbre et rochers près d'un ruisseau. Haarlem. musée Teyler. TM L 16 L Haarlem, © Teylers Museum Près de trente ans après la dernière rétrospective organisée au Grand Palais, le musée du Louvre et le musée Teyler de Haarlem organisent ensemble une exposition rassemblant une centaine d’oeuvres - dont 80 dessins et une douzaine de chefs-d’oeuvre de la peinture - de Claude Gellée dit le Lorrain. Centrée sur son oeuvre dessiné, cette exposition réunit en effet deux collections d’art... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2011

"Cities of Splendor: A Journey Through Renaissance Italy" @Denver Art Museum

Attributed to Andrea d’Assisi, called L’Ingegno (active 1480–1521), Madonna and Child, ca. 1485. Panel; 22-3/4x 15-5/8 in. Denver Art Museum: Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. DENVER. CO.- Cities of Splendor: A Journey Through Renaissance Italy invites visitors to explore more than 50 paintings, textiles and decorative arts that defined the style that became known as the Italian Renaissance. The artworks and sumptuously designed settings create a “passport to travel” to Italy during the late 15th and early 16th centuries.... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2011

"Le Balcon du Cercle de la rue Royale" de James Tissot enfin à Orsay

Jacques-Joseph Tissot, dit James Tissot (1836-1902) - Le Balcon du Cercle de la rue Royale, intitulé aussi Le Cercle de la rue Royale - 1868 - c. 300 x 200 cm - Musée d'Orsay - Paris - Source Wikipedia PARIS – Le Balcon du Cercle de la rue Royale de James Tissot vient d’être acquis par le Musée d’Orsay pour 4 millions d’euros. Après des années de convoitise et de procédures judiciaires Le Figaro a révélé l’acquisition par le musée d’Orsay du tableau de James Tissot intitulé Le Balcon du Cercle de la rue Royale. Ce chef-d’œuvre du... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2011

Old Masters Meet Contemporary Artists When Bernheimer-Colnaghi Exhibits at Masterpiece London

Jeanloup Sieff (1933-2000), La robe trop étroite. Vintage gelatin silver print, 34 x 34 cm © The Estate of Jeanloup Sieff / Courtesy Bernheimer Fine Art Photography .- Bernheimer-Colnaghi will show the unusual combination of Old Master paintings and contemporary photographs at the second staging of Masterpiece London, the luxury fair that was launched to great acclaim last summer and will take place in the South Grounds of The Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3, from 30 June to 5 July 2011. The stand will be divided into two parts,... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2011

An inscribed Imperial Jade Boulder. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period.

An inscribed Imperial Jade Boulder. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period.  Photo Sotheby's well carved in varying layers of depth with a craggy mountainscape, the front depicting two scholars strolling in a rocky landscape amidst pine trees and below a five-column inscription finely incised in lishu (clerical script), a fast flowing waterfall tumbling over a precipice crossed by a small stone bridge leading to a small pavilion, the reverse carved with an immortal and his attendant walking towards a small thatched pavilion, followed... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2011

A fine and rare inscribed carved White and Russet Jade Boulder. Mark and period of Qianlong, dated to 1764

A fine and rare inscribed carved White and Russet Jade Boulder. Mark and period of Qianlong, dated to 1764.  Photo Sotheby's finely and deeply carved to the front face depicting Guanyin seated on a rockwork pedestal, wearing loosely draped robes, an attendant standing behind her holding a vase containing a single willow branch, with a boy kneeling towards her in a position of deference, amid bamboo trees, with swelling waves crashing against the rocks below, a magpie perched above, round and smooth the reverse side... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2011

Yellow jadeite @ Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite, 06 Apr 11, Hong Kong

Icy jadeite and jadeite 'Guan Yin' pendant and yellow jadeite, tsavorite garnet and diamond 'Gourd' pendant. Photo Sotheby's icy jadeite, yellow diamond, tsavorite garnet, diamond and gold The Guan Yin of highly translucent icy jadeite material, resting on a lotus throne holding two lotus flowers, surmounted by an inverted pear-shaped jadeite of translucent emerald green colour, framed by brilliant-cut diamonds, extending to the halo, mounted in 18 karat white and pink gold; the carved gourd of yellowish-brown colour and good... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2011

A fine café-au-lait glazed barbed dish. Seal mark and period of Qianlong.

A fine café-au-lait glazed barbed dish. Seal mark and period of Qianlong. Photo Sotheby's the deep everted sides rising to a flared, barbed rim with eight bracket foliations, the exterior decorated with raised double fillets, all beneath an even glossy and opaque coffee-brown glaze, the base left white and inscribed with a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue; 20.5 cm., 8 1/8 in. Estimate 200,000—300,000 HKD. Lot Sold 620,000 HKD PROVENANCE:  Christie's New York, 19th March 2008, lot 670. LITERATURE AND... [Lire la suite]