13 septembre 2010

A rare gourd snuff bottle. Jiaqing mark and period 1796-1821. Imperial, Attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing

A rare gourd snuff bottle. Jiaqing mark and period 1796-1821. Imperial, Attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing. photo courtesy Sotheby's of pear shape with a rounded base and culminating in a narrow pointed mouth, the body finely carved with four quatrefoil cartouches, each enclosing a character together comprising the reign mark Jiaqing nianzhi ('Made during the Jiaqing period'), reserved on a ground of prunus flowers borne on foliate scrolls, the foot and the neck with well articulated plantain lappets, of warm honey... [Lire la suite]
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12 septembre 2010

A realgar-splashed dark amber glass snuff bottle. Imperial, Attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing, 1730-1800

A realgar-splashed dark amber glass snuff bottle.  Imperial, Attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing, 1730-1800. photo courtesy Sotheby's  of flattened circular form, tapering towards a narrow neck, the metal of a very dark red-amber color boldly splashed with patche of mottled bright orange; height 2 1/4 in., 5.7 cm - Estimate 6,000 - 9,000 USD PROVENANCE/ Jack Rose Collection. Sotheby's London, 6th June, 1988, lot 263. White Wings Collection, no. 46. Sotheby's New York, 23rd March 2004, lot 4 ... [Lire la suite]
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30 août 2010

The Joe Grimberg Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles @ Sotheby's New York

An Enamel On Copper Snuff Bottle, Imperial, Attributed to the Palace Workshops, Beijing, Qianlong Mark And Period (1736-1795), est. US$250/350,000. Photo: Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- One of the highlights of Sotheby’s fall 2010 Asia Week sales in New York will be a single owner offering of the Joe Grimberg Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles on 14 September 2010. The bottles date from as early as the beginning of the 18th century and reflect a broad variety of Chinese decorative arts from glass and porcelain to jade. Mr. Grimberg... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2010

"The Emperor's Private Paradise: Treasures from the Forbidden City" @ Peabody Essex Museum

Juanquin theater room stage, Palace Museum; Courtesy of WMF and Palace Museum. "An emperor or king should have extensive grounds to stroll in and lovely vistas to enjoy. If he has such a place, he will be able to cultivate his mind and refine his emotions." -The Qianlong emperor SALEM, MA -- When the last emperor of China, Puyi, left the Forbidden City in 1924, the doors closed on a secluded compound of pavilions and gardens deep within the palace. Filled with exquisite objects personally commissioned by the... [Lire la suite]
30 juin 2010

An inscribed walnut-shell snuff bottle. Imperial, probably palace workshops, Beijing, Qianlong incised seal mark

An inscribed walnut-shell snuff bottle. Imperial, probably palace workshops, Beijing, Qianlong incised seal mark and of the period, 1736–1799. photo Bonhams 4.33cm high. Sold for HK$600,000 Treasury 7, no. 1517刻銘胡桃核鼻煙壺御製品,大概為宮廷作坊作,北京,乾隆御製款識,1736~1799The Return Walnut shell and wood; with no functional foot; carved on one main side with an illustration of Tao Qian's poetic composition, Home Again, with the poet walking away from the boat which has carried him home, gazing back at the boatman, as... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2010

Pékin, nouvel Eldorado des artistes ?

Joseph Ellis. Photo: Shiho Fukada/The New York Times BEIJING (CHINE) [12.01.10] – Le New York Times a questionné des artistes européens et américains, de plus en plus nombreux à s'expatrier en Chine, sur les raisons de leur attirance pour Pékin, et les motivations qui les poussent à rester. Créativité plus grande, coût financier bien moindre et confrontation à l'altérité, les avantages semblent être nombreux. De plus en plus d'artistes quittent l'Europe ou les Etats-Unis pour s'installer en Chine, en particulier à Beijing... [Lire la suite]
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05 septembre 2009

Ai Weiwei 'World map' @ Galleri Faurschou, Beijing

In the fall Faurschou Beijing will be hosting a solo show with internationally acclaimed artist Ai Weiwei. Politically frank and aesthetically poignant, Ai Weiwei's works deal with Chinese history and contemporary society. His formal practice changes in form and the materials deployed according to the diversity of activities his art embraces. Influenced early in his career by Dada, Duchamp, Jasper Johns, and Andy Warhol, Ai Weiwei's works have been based on a conceptual approach - on installation and sculpture. The... [Lire la suite]
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13 juin 2009

Tabatière en verre rose avec inscription. Chine, ateliers impériaux, Beijing, marque Qianlong , 1780-1799

Tabatière en verre rose avec inscription. Chine, ateliers impériaux, Beijing, marque Qianlong , 1780-1799 l'une des faces ornée de cachets moulés et gravés, l'autre gravée d'une inscription datée du printemps de l'année jiawu (1774); bouchon en jadéite. 7 cm, 2 3/4 in. Est. 15,000—20,000 EUR - Lot Sold 18,750 EUR PROVENANCE: Collection privée françaiseGalerie Bertrand de Lavergne EXHIBITED: Tabatières Chinoises, Trésors des Collections Privées Françaises, Paris, 29 novembre – 17 décembre 2000, n°56 ... [Lire la suite]
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28 mai 2009

A large finely carved yellow glass snuff bottle. Attributed to Beijing, Qianlong

A large finely carved yellow glass snuff bottle. Attributed to Beijing, Qianlong Of sumptuous pear-shaped form, the compressed body resting on an oval foot and surmounted by a short straight neck, very finely carved in relief on each side with a pair of confronting dragons with ferocious countenances depicted in confrontation and coiled bodies poised in symmetry, evocative of taotie masks on archaic bronzes, all against a brilliant yellow ground, stopper. 7.2cm (2¾in) high. (2). Sold for HK$108,000 Note: A yellow... [Lire la suite]
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