21 septembre 2011

A Large Famille Verte Dish. Kangxi Period

A Large Famille Verte Dish. Kangxi Period  (1662-1722).  photo Christie's Ltd 2011 With rounded sides, the center finely painted with a scene of Magu holding a large peach standing beside a female attendant holding a tray containing a jue while another attendant carries a staff hung with a ribbon-tied double-gourd flask and a scroll, in the foreground a stag pulls a cart holding a wine jar with lotus leaf cover, the exterior painted in iron red, pale yellow and turquoise with continuous lotus scroll supporting the... [Lire la suite]
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21 septembre 2011

A Fine And Rare Famille Verte 'Phoenix-Tail' Vase. Kangxi Period

A Fine And Rare Famille Verte 'Phoenix-Tail' Vase. Kangxi Period  (1662-1772). photo Christie's Ltd 2011 The baluster body finely painted with rectangular panels of a scholar riding a donkey and a mythical beast alternating with quatrefoil panels of butterfiles above smaller panels of antiques and bamboo, the trumpet-shaped neck with two rectangular panels, one enclosing a bird perched on a flowering mallow stem beside orange leaves, the other with a fisherman in a mountainous stream, all within decorative borders and reserved... [Lire la suite]
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21 septembre 2011

A Pair Of Large Blue And White Jardinieres. 18th Century

A Pair Of Large Blue And White Jardinieres. 18th Century. photo Christie's Ltd 2011 Heavily potted and painted around the exterior with a continuous river landscape, with figures in various pursuits in pavilions nestled amidst forested mountains, all beneath scrolling clouds and a border of reverse-decorated circles below the molded rim; 24½ in. (61 cm.) diam., wood stands (2). Estimate $50,000 - $70,000 - Price Realized $74,500 Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I & II,  15 - 16 September 2011. New... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2011

Nelson-Atkins Museum Major Lender in Pan-Asian Buddhist Art Exhibition at Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts

Torso of a Buddha, 5th century c.e. Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. Gupta period (320–551 c.e.) Sandstone Height: 45-1/4 inches (115 cm) Purchase: Nelson Trust, 45-15 KANSAS CITY, MO.- Five works of art from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art’s internationally acclaimed Asian collection have been loaned to The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in St. Louis for Reflections of the Buddha, a superb selection of some of the greatest Buddhist sculptures and hanging scrolls held in the United States. The Nelson-Atkins’ contributions range from some... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2011

Christie's announces fashion and accessories sale from the Elizabeth Taylor Collection

NEW YORK, N.Y.- Christie's announces fashion and accessories highlights from the four-day series of landmark sales devoted to the iconic Collection of Elizabeth Taylor, the celebrated film star, fashion icon, and humanitarian. Collected over five decades, Elizabeth Taylor's fashion wardrobe features scores of museum-quality ensembles fashioned by Chanel, Christian Dior, Gianfranco Ferré, Givenchy, Halston, Tiziani, Valentino, Versace, and Yves Saint Laurent, among others. As Hollywood's leading lady for decades, Elizabeth Taylor... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2011

An Unusual Ivory-Glazed Incised Octagonal Box And Cover. Qianlong Incised Seal Mark And Of The Period

An Unusual Ivory-Glazed Incised Octagonal Box And Cover. Qianlong Incised Seal Mark And Of The Period  (1736-1795). photo Christie's Ltd 2011 Shallow and molded in the form of eight barbed petals radiating from a central stylized flower head, each petal with a bat overlapping the scrolling leaves of a lotus spray, all within a ruyi band around the rim, with further lotus sprays on the sides of the box, all incised in a white slip and covered with a widely crackled clear glaze, the interior and base similarly covered in a white... [Lire la suite]


21 septembre 2011

A Teadust-Glazed Bottle Vase. Xianfeng Incised Six-Character Mark Within A Rectangle And Of The Period

A Teadust-Glazed Bottle Vase. Xianfeng Incised Six-Character Mark Within A Rectangle And Of The Period (1851-1861). photo Christie's Ltd 2011 The compressed globular body tapering to the cylindrical neck, covered all over with a finely mottled opaque glaze of pale and darker olive tone thinning to the clear glaze on the rim and ending in a neat line on the foot, the base similarly glazed, the foot rim painted in black; 13¼ in. (33.6 cm.) high. Estimate $10,000 - $15,000 - Price Realized $76,900 Provenance: Acquired in China in the... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2011

A Small Junyao Tripod Censer. Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th-13th Century

A Small Junyao Tripod Censer. Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th-13th Century. photo Christie's Ltd 2011 The compressed body raised on three cabriole legs and with a short cylindrical neck below the rounded outer sides of the inward-canted rim, the exterior covered with an opaque glaze of pale milky blue color that thins to mushroom on the edges of the mouth rim and continues into the interior of the neck; 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm.) across mouth. Estimate $8,000 - $10,000 - Price Realized $80,500 Provenance: Gisèle Cröes, Brussels. Property from a... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2011

Candida Höfer,"Erinnern" @ Galerie Yvon Lambert

Candida Höfer, Archivo General de Indias Sevilla IV, 2010. C-print. 180 x 219.9 cm. Courtesy Galerie Yvon Lambert © Candida Höfer Le travail de Candida Höfer se caractérise à la fois par son objectivité et sa distanciation. A la précision photographique fait écho lʼâme des lieux, dont elle révèle toute la puissance. Lʼartiste plonge le spectateur dans une certaine forme de contemplation du souvenir. Candida Höfer fixe sur papier glacé sa vision d'un monde dénué de toute présence humaine, s'attachant uniquement aux lieux. Elle... [Lire la suite]
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21 septembre 2011

A Rare Small Doucai Cup. Yongzheng Six-Character Mark in Underglaze Blue within A Double Square and of the Period

A Rare Small Doucai Cup. Yongzheng Six-Character Mark in Underglaze Blue withinA Double Squareand of the Period (1723-1735). photo Christie's Ltd 2011 With deep rounded sides flaring towards the rim, the exterior painted with four composite flower roundels separated by flower sprays, all within blue line borders; 2¾ in. (10 cm.) diam. Estimate $30,000 - $50,000 - Price Realized $80,500 Provenance: Hugh Moss Ltd., London, 1972. Notes: A pair of Yongzheng-marked doucai cups of this design, but of slightly smaller size (7.3 cm.... [Lire la suite]


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