30 avril 2011

"The Way of the Master – The Great Artists of India, 1100–1900" @ Museum Rietberg in Zurich

Self-Portrait and Portraits of Artists (detail) By Daulat, Mughal, c. 1610 © Golestan Palace Library, Tehran. Photo: Davood Sadeghsa 800 years of Indian painting, about 200 masterpieces by more than 40 artists – and all this at a glance. Never before has it been possible in the West to acquaint oneself with the entire history of Indian painting at a single exhibition.The inventiveness and colour sense of artists such as Abd al-Samad, Farrukh Beg or Nainsukh are as impressive as their names are exotic. Acclaimed by their... [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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15 avril 2011

A fine Huanghuali travelling bookcase, China, 17th century.

A fine Huanghuali travelling bookcase, China, 17th century. photo Nagel Auktionen 70 x 57 x 35 cm - Estimate 15000 / 25000 € Property from an European private collection  Cf.  Ecke, Chinese Domestic Furniture, Nr. 107 Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. May 6t-7h 2011 www.auction.de
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15 avril 2011

A fine Huanghuali wine table, jiatousun jiuzhuo, China, late Ming dynasty, 17th century.

A fine Huanghuali wine table, jiatousun jiuzhuo, China, late Ming dynasty, 17th century. photo Nagel Auktionen 77 x 100 x 43,5 cm. Estimate: 9000 / 12000 € Property from an European private collection, bought Weber & Bauer SA, Arte Orientale, Lugano Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. May 6t-7h 2011 www.auction.de
15 avril 2011

A Huanghuali daybed, China, 17th century.

A Huanghuali daybed, China, 17th century. photo Nagel Auktionen With a square section mighty frame with a square section trimming strip pecked through the soft matting seat. The square section legs leading to the plain vertical apron which is finished on the front face only. 192 x 84 x 44,5 cm. Estimate 30000 / 50000 € Provenance: Collection privée allemande, acquis à la galerie Venzke, Berlin avant les années 1990. Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. May 6t-7h 2011 www.auction.de
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15 avril 2011

A pair of huanghuali southern official hats armchairs, China, 17th century.

A pair of huanghuali southern official hats armchairs, China, 17th century. photo Nagel Auktionen with soft matting seats, the legs joined by stretchers in ascending heights. H. 116 cm - Estimate 40000 / 50000 € Property from the collection of the Tafel family, founded by the Tibet explorer . Dr. Albert Tafel (1876 - -1935) Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. May 6t-7h 2011 www.auction.de


14 avril 2011

Attributed to Luca Giordano, called Fa Presto (Naples 1634 - 1705), Saint Sebastian

Attributed to Luca Giordano, called Fa Presto (Naples 1634 - 1705), Saint Sebastian. Photo Sotheby's Oil on canvas; 125.5 by 97.5cm.; 49¼ by 38¼ in. Estimate 12,000—18,000 GBP. Lot Sold 13,750 GBP NOTE: Another version of the composition is in the Pinacoteca Nazionale in Lucca (see O. Ferrari and G. Scavizzi, Luca Giordano, L'opera completa, Naples 1992, vol. I, p. 252, cat. no. A12, reproduced vol. II, p. 451, fig. 70). Sotheby's. Old Master & Early British Paintings. 14 Apr 11. London www.sothebys.com
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12 avril 2011

A fine 'Blanc de Chine' model of Guanyin seated on a rock with a book, China, impressed mark He Chaozong and Xuande, 17th ct.

A fine 'Blanc de Chine' model of Guanyin seated on a rock with a book, China, impressed mark He Chaozong and Xuande, 17th ct. photo Nagel Auktionen H. 30,6 cm. Estimate 15000 / 20000 € Note He Chaozong was a celebrated early 17th century Chinese potter. He Chaozong fashioned mainly Buddhist white porcelain statuary. Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. May 6th 2011 www.auction.de
11 avril 2011

Ten best of Rhinoceros Horn Carvings from The Edward and Franklin Chow Collection

An extremely rare large rhinoceros horn archaistic guang vessel by You Yiliang. 17th century. Photo Sotheby's masterfully carved in the form of an archaistic bronze guang vessel with a body of flaring rectangular section set with a channelled spout opposite a 'D'-shaped handle, the body finely carved in low relief with a wide register of taotie masks on a leiwen ground, supported on a tall foot of square section similarly decorated, the austere form interrupted by five playful chilong carved in reticulated high relief,... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2011

A small Mughal white jade (opium water) Cup. India, 17th Century & A carved jade Bowl. India, 18th century

A small Mughal white jade (opium water) Cup. India, 17th Century. of demi-fruit form with leafy end and curved stem, the underneath with incised lines running the length; 7 cm. long. Sold for £10,800 A carved jade Bowl. India, 18th century. with rounded sides and slightly everted rim on a short foot, the exterior carved in relief with a frieze of Chinese-influenced meandering vines bearing chrysanthemum flowers16 cm. diam. Sold for £6,600 Bonhams. Islamic and Indian Art, 5 Apr 2011. New Bond Street... [Lire la suite]
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