Alain.R.Truong

13 février 2016

An exquisite blue-ground and gilt-decorated square vase with flowers and inscribed poems, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

An exquisite blue-ground and gilt-decorated square vase with flowers and inscribed poems, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Photo: Sotheby's of square section supported on a short flared foot and rising up to elephant-head shoulders sweeping up to a short waisted neck of conforming section, applied overall with a rich dark blue glaze gilt-decorated with lotus and peonies on foliate scrolls between a 'classic' scroll around the rim and  a border of 'C'-motifs and... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2016

A fine and rare turquoise-ground famille-rose vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong

A fine and rare turquoise-ground famille-rose vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong. Photo: Sotheby's the ovoid body decorated with lotus flowers interspersed by ruyi heads suspended from further lotus scrolls amidst meandering foliate designs, all between a band of upright lappets and a band of archaistic dragons at the shoulder, the waisted neck similarly decorated and flanked by iron-red scroll handles, the flared mouth with a narrow classic scroll, all in brilliant opaque enamels outlined in gilt against a... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2016

An exceptionally fine and rare famille-rose seated figure of Amitayus, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

An exceptionally fine and rare famille-rose seated figure of Amitayus, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Photo: Sotheby's seated in dhyanasana on a triangular waisted lotus pedestal with hands held in dhyanamudra supporting a vase with a cintamani emblem, the face and body applied with a powdered pink enamel, the deity with serene facial expression and lowered eyes, the hair enamelled blue and partially falling over the shoulders, the rest swept into a high topknot and secured by an... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2016

A rare doucai and iron-red floral vase seal, Mark and period of Qianlong

A rare doucai and iron-red floral vase seal, Mark and period of Qianlong. Photo: Sotheby's originally a bottle vase, now with a cut-down neck, the bulbous body supported on a short slightly splayed foot, beautifully painted in shades of iron red around the exterior with two varieties of lotus wreathed by feathery scrolls sprouting attendant flowers and buds, below a collar of pale green pendent ruyienclosing leafy tassels at the shoulder and above a border of upright lappets... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2016

A very rare small coral-ground tripod sundial, Seal mark and period of Qianlong

A very rare small coral-ground tripod sundial, Seal mark and period of Qianlong. Photo: Sotheby's of semi-hemispherical form supported on three baluster feet, the rounded sides rising to an everted rim and set with a gilt gnomon to allow for the sun's reflection, covered overall with a rich coral-red enamel and inscribed in gilt on the interior with twelve two-hour sequences scattered along a diagonal table matrix, namely mao, chen, si, wu, wei, shen and... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2016

A fine yellow-glazed dish, Mark and period of Hongzhi

A fine yellow-glazed dish, Mark and period of Hongzhi. Photo: Sotheby's thinly potted with rounded sides supported on a short foot, covered overall in an even pale egg-yolk yellow glaze, the white base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within double circles - 21.6 cm., 8 1/2  in. Lot 3060. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,320,000 HKD Provenance: A private Japanese collection. Exhibition: Ming Porcelain, Marchant, London, 2009, no. 9.... [Lire la suite]


13 février 2016

Presentation dish, Vietnam, Trân dynasty, 14th-15th Century

Presentation dish, Vietnam, Trân dynasty, 14th-15th c., stoneware with white and green lead glazes, Vietnam, private collection.
13 février 2016

Pre-Raphaelite beauty stars in first public display at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool

 Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828 - 1882), "The Salutation of Beatrice", 1881-2, oil on canvas. Private collection, Great Britain © Walker Art Gallery 2016 LIVERPOOL.- 135 years after it was painted, a little known Pre-Raphaelite treasure goes on public display for the first time in Pre-Raphaelites: Beauty and Rebellion, which runs at the Walker Art Gallery from 12 February to 5 June 2016.  The Salutation of Beatrice (1881/2) by Dante Gabrielle Rossetti represents a familiar theme to the... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2016

Gaitonde, Anish Kapoor Are Newsmakers For Saffronart’s Feb 24 Auction

An untitled stainless steel sculpture by Anish Kapoor (b. 1954) is one of the top draws at Saffronart’s Evening Sale of Modern & Contemporary Indian Art on February 24. It is estimated at $588,240-$882,355 (approx. Rs 4 crore - Rs 6 crore). Saffronart. MUMBAI - It’s not very often that in an auction of Indian art, a work of contemporary art supercedes those by modern masters to become an important highlight. One such rare instance is the upcoming Saffronart Evening Sale of Modern & Contemporary Indian Art on February... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2016

Newark Museum exhibition showcases extraordinary holdings of Islamic art

Bowl with Birds, Ibex, Floral, Calligraphic and Geometric Motifs, Nishapur, Iran, 9th-10th century, Abbasid Period (750-1258). Buff clay body with dark brown slip and yellow, green and clear glazes. Newark Museum. Purchase 1970 John O’Neill Fund 70.16. NEWARK, NJ.- Bringing together both historic and contemporary objects from its diverse collections—Asian, African, American and the decorative arts of Europe—the Newark Museum’s winter 2016 feature exhibition will showcase the history and breadth of Islamic art. More... [Lire la suite]