19 septembre 2011

An Unusual Blue And White Yellow Enamel-Ground Dish. Qianlong Seal Mark In Underglaze Blue And Of The Period (1736-1795) .

An Unusual Blue And White Yellow Enamel-Ground Dish. Qianlong Seal Mark In Underglaze Blue And Of The Period (1736-1795) . photo Christie's Ltd 2011 With rounded sides flaring widely to a slightly everted rim, the center of the interior painted in underglaze blue with a large flower head surrounded by four lotus blossoms borne on leafy, conjoined tendrils, repeated as a frieze on the exterior, all within double line borders and reserved on a lemon-yellow ground that also covers the base around the nianhao; 10 7/8 in. (27.7 cm.)... [Lire la suite]

19 septembre 2011

A Rare Molded Gourd Stem Bowl. Qianlong Shangwan Four-Character Molded Mark And Of The Period (1736-1795).

 A Rare Molded Gourd Stem Bowl. Qianlong Shangwan Four-Character Molded Mark And Of The Period (1736-1795).  photo Christie's Ltd 2011 Made from a natural gourd grown into a mold, the sides of the bowl molded in relief with five lotus sprays set between key-fret borders repeated at the bottom of the spreading pedestal foot below the four characters of the mark, Qianlong shangwan(for the appreciation and pleasure of Qianlong), spaced evenly around the sides, the interior of the bowl and foot covered in black lacquer... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2011

A Rare Large Doucai Hexagonal Jardiniere, Kangxi Six-Character Mark In Underglaze Blue In A Line And Of The Period (1662-1722)

Lot 1549. A Rare Large Doucai Hexagonal Jardiniere. Kangxi Six-Character Mark In Underglaze Blue In A Line And Of The Period (1662-1722); 22 in. (56 cm.) long. Estimate $200,000 - $300,000. Price Realized $242,500. © Christie's Ltd 2011 Raised on four ruyi supports, the sides flaring upwards in a gentle curve towards the everted rim and finely painted with various scenes of immortals and attendants, the top of the lobed and barbed rim painted with shou characters reserved on a wan diaper ground within a raised outer edge,... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2011

Jusepe De Ribera's masterpiece Mary Magdalene on view @ the Meadows Museum

Jusepe de Ribera (Spanish, 1591-1652), Mary Magdalene, 1641. Oil on canvas. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, P1103. Image © Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid DALLAS, TX.- Beginning September 18, Giusepe de Ribera’s monumental portrait of Mary Magdalene from the collection of the Museo Nacional del Prado will be on view at the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University, home to one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Spanish art outside of Spain. The exhibition, “Ribera: Mary Magdalene in a New Context,” which... [Lire la suite]
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19 septembre 2011

A Rhinoceros Horn Flower Form Cup, 17th-18th Century

Lot 1228. A Rhinoceros Horn Flower Form Cup, 17th-18th Century; 6¼ in. (15.8 cm.) long. Estimate $30,000 - $50,000. Price Realized $266,500. © Christie's Ltd 2011 Carved as a large camellia blossom borne on a branch forming the openwork base and handle, with a chilong clambering atop the rim, the sides carved with further camellia and prunus blossoms amidst leafy branches Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I & II,  15 - 16 September 2011. New York, Rockefeller Plaza.
19 septembre 2011

An Archaistic Rhinoceros Horn Cup. 17th Century

An Archaistic Rhinoceros Horn Cup. 17th Century. photo Christie's Ltd 2011 Carved around the sides with a band of taotie masks reserved on a leiwen ground, the handle formed by two clambering chilong, the larger reaching over into the interior as it bites the rim, which is incised with a further band of key fret, the horn of rich honey color; 6 in. (15.3 cm.) long, box. Estimate $100,000 - $150,000. Price Realized $290,500 Property From The Margaret N. And Everett A. Palmer, Jr.Collection Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and... [Lire la suite]

19 septembre 2011

A Rare Jadeite-Inset Kingfisher Feather-Embellished Gilt-Metal Ruyi Scepter. Late Qing Dynasty

A Rare Jadeite-Inset Kingfisher Feather-Embellished Gilt-Metal Ruyi Scepter. Late Qing Dynasty. photo Christie's Ltd 2011 The head, center section and tip inset with jadeite plaques carved in relief with various scenes incorporating a qilin, phoenix and lion, set into the gilt-metal filagree shaft inlaid in kingfisher feather, the tip set with an orange silk tassle; 22½ in. (57.2 cm.) long, cloth stand, display case. Estimate $40,000 - $60,000. Price Realized $302,500 Provenance: Acquired prior to World War II and thence by... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2011

"The Invention of Glory: Afonso V and the Pastrana Tapestries" @ the National Gallery of Art, Washington

Probably produced under the direction of Passchier Grenier, tapestry merchant, The Conquest of Tangier, (detail) c. 1471-1475, wool and silk tapestry, overall: 400 x 1082 cm (157 1/2 x 426 in.), Collegiate Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, Pastrana (Guadalajara). ©Fundación Carlos de Amberes. Photographs by Paul M.R. Maeyaert. WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Pastrana Tapestries— - among the finest Gothic tapestries in the world—are on view together for the first time in the United States at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, from... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2011

A Large Full-Tip Rhinoceros Horn Cup, 19th Century

A Large Full-Tip Rhinoceros Horn Cup, 19th Century. photo Christie's Ltd 2011 The large, deep cup with ruffled edge raised on a long tapering stem encased within the intricate openwork carving of the remainder of the horn, which depicts scholars and their attendants, one beckoning a buddhistic lion, and birds in flight amidst grape vines and pine boughs, the horn of honey color: 21 13/16 in. (55.3 cm.) high, wood stand. Estimate $60,000 - $80,000. Price Realized  $314,500 Provenance: Acquired in the mid-late 1960s... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2011

A Fine And Rare Flambe-Glazed Pear-Shaped Vase. Qianlong Incised Seal Mark And Of The Period (1736-1795)

A Fine And Rare Flambe-Glazed Pear-Shaped Vase. Qianlong Incised Seal Mark And Of The Period (1736-1795). photo Christie's Ltd 2011 The gently tapering neck rising from the compressed body, covered with a mauve glaze streaked with purple, thinning to white and pale blue near the mouth, the interior covered with a pale-blue and purple- streaked glaze, the base covered with a straw-colored glaze; 8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) high . Estimate $100,000 - $150,000. Price Realized $314,500 Provenance: Acquired in Boston in 1995. Notes: A nearly... [Lire la suite]