06 septembre 2009

A collection of Chinese Blue and white porcelains, Ming dynasty @ Christie's

A blue and white 'windswept'-style meiping and cover. Ming dynasty, late 15th century Painted in underglaze blue of cobalt tone on one side with a scholar awaiting an approaching attendant carrying an album, all in a landscape framed by an upper border of clouds trailing from the reverse where a willow tree stands, with a band of leaf tips below and lotus-filled quadrilobed cartouches reserved on a diaper ground above, the truncated conical cover with a band of pendent leaf tips below fish scale pattern on the top surrounding... [Lire la suite]

06 septembre 2009

"The Little Ice Age", The Rijksmuseum presents the first survey of winter landscapes by Hendrick Avercamp

Hendrick Avercamp, Winterlandschap met schaatsers. Circa 1608. Rijksmuseum Amsterdam The Rijksmuseum presents the first exhibition devoted to Hendrick Avercamp, the foremost painter of Dutch winter landscapes in the 17th century. Avercamp was the first Dutch artist to specialise in paintings of winter landscapes featuring people enjoying the ice. Some 400 years on, our image of life in the harsh winters of the Golden Age is still dominated by Avercamp’s ice scenes with their splendid narrative details of couples skating,... [Lire la suite]
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06 septembre 2009

Mac Thiên Tu (1725-1738), Thai-Binh Thanh-Bao

Mac Thiên Tu (1725-1738), Thai-Binh Thanh-Bao (Tai-Ping Sheng-Bao). Thai-Binh Thanh-Bao is quite rare and a little larger than the common Thai-Binh Thong-Bao. Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 4.00 gram. Price 24 USD coinsxzh