Alain.R.Truong

28 septembre 2016

A famille rose 'nine peaches' dish, Guangxu six-character mark in iron red and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 150. A famille rose 'nine peaches' dish, Guangxu six-character mark in iron red and of the period (1875-1908). Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000 (USD19,432 - USD 25,909). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The dish is enamelled on the exterior with fruiting and flowering peach branches and lingzhi fungus extending over the rim into the interior, besides two bats in flight; 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm.) diam. Provenance: Sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 26 April 1998, lot 514 (one of... [Lire la suite]

28 septembre 2016

A large pink-ground famille rose 'double happiness' bowl, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 149. A large pink-ground famille rose 'double happiness' bowl, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850). Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000 (USD 19,432 - USD 25,909). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bowl is painted on the exterior with four shaungxi 'double happiness' characters between lotus blooms linked by bats. The base and interior are covered with a clear glaze. 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) diam. Provenance: Sold at Christie's... [Lire la suite]
28 septembre 2016

Lot 148. Two iron-red and underglaze-blue decorated 'dragon' dishes, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000 (USD 10,364 - USD 15,545). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Each dish is decorated to the interior with an iron-red five-clawed dragon leaping amidst underglaze-blue waves, the reverse with nine iron-red dragons in different poses, their claws in underglaze-blue, against blue waves; 7 in. (17.7 cm.) diam., box. ... [Lire la suite]
28 septembre 2016

A set of five cafe-au-lait ground famille rose garniture, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 147. A set of five café-au-lait ground famille rose garniture, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate HKD 30,000 - HKD 50,000 (USD 3,886 - USD 6,477). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Comprised of two gu-shaped vases and three covered baluster vases, all similarly decorated with leaf-shaped cartouches enclosing peonies and pine trees in famille rose, all against a cafe-au-lait ground. The interior and base are covered with a clear glaze; Gu vases: 10 1/2 in.... [Lire la suite]
28 septembre 2016

A pair of famille rose 'butterflies' bell-shaped wine cups, Daoguang four-character seal marks in iron red and of the period

Lot 146. A pair of famille rose 'butterflies' bell-shaped wine cups, Daoguang four-character seal marks in iron red and of the period (1821-1850). Estimate HKD 30,000 - HKD 50,000 (USD 3,886 - USD 6,477). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Each is decorated with five butterflies fluttering amongst bushes beneath a gilt mouth rim. The interior is plain; 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) diam.. Property from a private Hong Kong collector Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4... [Lire la suite]
28 septembre 2016

A large blue-ground green-enamelled 'dragon' dish, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 145. A large blue-ground green-enamelled 'dragon' dish, Guangxu period (1875-1908), chuxiugong zhi four-character seal mark in underglaze blue. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 260,000 (USD 19,432 - USD 33,682). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The dish is painted to the central medallion with a leaping dragon pursuing a flaming pearl, the well with two striding dragons contesting pearls, the pattern repeated on the exterior. The base with a clear glaze; 12 5/8 in. (32.2 cm.) diam. Property from a... [Lire la suite]

28 septembre 2016

A doucai 'bajixiang' vase, bianhu, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 144. A doucai 'bajixiang' vase, bianhu, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000 (USD 7,773 - USD 10,362). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The vase is decorated on one side with a pink lotus bloom surrounded by four of the Bajixiang, 'Eight Buddhist Emblems'; the other side with an iron-red lotus encircled by the other four Bajixiang. The shoulders are applied with a pair of butterfly-form handles. The base is covered with a clear glaze; 7 1/2 in.... [Lire la suite]
28 septembre 2016

Exhibition outlines the relationship between Fontana and Melotti

Lucio Fontana (1899 – 1968), Concetto Spaziale, 1968, 82 x 65 cm. Courtesy Mazzoleni © Fondazione Lucio Fontana, Milan. LONDON.- Mazzoleni announces an exhibition outlining the influential relationship between two major Post-War Italian artists, Lucio Fontana (1899–1968) and Fausto Melotti (1901– 1986). Curated by Daniela Ferrari, art historian and curator at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto (MART), Italy, ‘Angelic Spaces and Infinite Geometries’ explores the parallels in the... [Lire la suite]
28 septembre 2016

Kneaded Knowledge. The Language of Ceramics at Kunsthaus Graz

  Ai Weiwei, Han Dynasty Urn with Coca-Cola Logo, 1994, urn from Western Han dynasty (206 BC - 24 AD) and paint. Photo: Studio Ai Weiwei, © Ai Weiwei. M+ Sigg Collection, Hong Kong. by donation. Some of the earliest artworks were ceramics. The European Modern Era was shaped by the insatiable desire for Chinese porcelain, for which the highest prices were paid. Whether functional containers or artworks, ceramics travelled over the whole globe from time immemorial, connecting cultures that knew little of one another.... [Lire la suite]
28 septembre 2016

A pair of small moulded turquoise-enamelled lotus-shaped bowls, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 143. A pair of small moulded turquoise-enamelled lotus-shaped bowls, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Estimate HKD 30,000 - HKD 50,000 (USD 3,886 - USD 6,477). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Each is moulded as a lotus pod in the centre, surrounded by three rows of lotus petals on the well, rising to a gilt fluted rim, covered overall with turquoise enamel including the countersunk base; 3 in. (7.6 cm.) diam., box. Property from a private Hong Kong collector Christie's. The Pavilion Sale -... [Lire la suite]