17 septembre 2011

A Superbly Carved Rhinoceros Horn Flower-Form Cup. 17th-18th Century

A Superbly Carved Rhinoceros Horn Flower-Form Cup. 17th-18th Century. photo Christie's Ltd 2011 Carved as a flower with inward-curved petal tips at the rim, borne on a large branching stem that begins on the interior and continues down one end to form part of the handle before disappearing under the overlapping leaves that form the base from which rise further leafy, budding and flowering double hollyhock stems, the handle also formed by smaller branching stems of the hollyhock and chrysathemums that bear lush blossoms and continue... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2011

A Very Rare And Unusual Flambe-Glazed Vase. Qianlong Incised Seal Mark And Of The Period

A Very Rare And Unusual Flambe-Glazed Vase. Qianlong Incised Seal Mark And Of The Period (1736-1795).  photo Christie's Ltd 2011 With a slightly compressed globular body tapering towards the cylindrical neck, the mouth fashioned to resemble a lotus-pod with eight pierced holes surrounding a larger central hole, the lower portion of the body encircled with a band of lotus lappets above the spreading foot, the interior and top covered with a pale blue glaze that thins at the edges and streaks down the neck mingling with the rich... [Lire la suite]

17 septembre 2011

A Rare Ming-Style Doucai Jar And A Cover. Yongzheng Six-Character Mark In Underglaze Blue Within A Double Circle And Of The Peri

 A Rare Ming-Style Doucai Jar And A Cover. Yongzheng Six-Character Mark In Underglaze Blue Within A Double Circle And OfThe Period (1723-1735). photo Christie's Ltd 2011 The jar with high-shouldered tapering body painted in underglaze blue with two three-clawed dragons striding amidst green clouds between petal lappet borders, the flat top of the cover with a green five-clawed dragon leaping amidst iron-red flames within a blue line border above a band of further petal lappets on the sides; 3 7/8 in. (10 cm.) high - Estimate... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2011

A Petal Lobed-Form Rhinoceros Horn Cup. 17th-18th Century

A Petal Lobed-Form Rhinoceros Horn Cup. 17th-18th Century. photo Christie's Ltd 2011 In the form of an open blossom raised on a tall foot, carved on one side with two sinuous chilong that form the openwork handle, with one grasping a lingzhi in its mouth peering over the rim amidst further sprays of lingzhi, the interior of the base carved with a seal reading, Hu Xingyue zhi, the interior of dark brown color in contrast to the lighter, reddish-brown exterior; 5 7/8 in. (14.8 cm.) wide, wood stand. Estimate $200,000 - $300,000.... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2011

"Dürer-Cranach-Holbein. The Discovery of Man German Portraiture around 1500" @ Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung

Albrecht Dürer, Portrait of Elsbeth Tucher, 1499. Oil on wood, 29,1 x 23,3 cm. Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister In collaboration with the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, the Kunsthalle of the Hypo Cultural Foundation in Munich presents an exhibition on German portraiture around 1500. Around 170 outstanding artworks, including paintings by Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553) and Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/98-1543), as well as formidable sculptures, medals, prints and... [Lire la suite]


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