04 octobre 2011

A Fine Persimmon-Glazed Bowl. Mark and Period of Jiajing

A Fine Persimmon-Glazed Bowl. Mark and Period of Jiajing. Photo Sotheby's the deep rounded sides below a slightly flared rim supported by a short straight foot, covered overall with a coffee-brown glaze with a metallic lustre except for the base glazed white and inscribed with a six-character underglaze-blue reign mark within double rings , 13.9 cm, 5 1/2 in. Estimate 1,800,000-2,500,000 HKD Provenance: Probably Sotheby's Hong Kong, 20th May 1981, lot 725. Literature: Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2011

A Massive Barbed Rim Longquan Celadon Charger. Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period.

A Massive Barbed Rim Longquan Celadon Charger. Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period. Photo Sotheby's sturdily potted on a low circular foot, the cavetto carved into sixteen equal bracket foliations below a barbed everted rim of matching form, the center left plain, covered overall with an even, thick, lustrous yellowish-green glaze, save for the wide ring on the base fired brick-red. Estimate 1,800,000-2,500,000 HKD Provenance; Sotheby's New York, 8th May 1981, lot 253. Literature: Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang... [Lire la suite]

04 octobre 2011

A Rare Longquan Celadon Double-Gourd Vase. Yuan - Ming Dynasty, 14th Century

A Rare Longquan Celadon Double-Gourd Vase. Yuan - Ming Dynasty, 14th Century. Photo Sotheby's of slender double-gourd form, the generously rounded spherical lower body tapering at the svelte waist before rising to a tall upper bulb surmounted by a lipped rim, evenly covered overall in a glossy celadon-green glaze, paling slightly at the rim and pooling thickly at the neatly cut footrim, the unglazed foot dressed in brown and burnt slightly russet in the firing, encircling the recessed base, 36.5 cm., 14 3/8 in. Estimate... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2011

A Rare Pair of Cafe-Au-Lait Bowls. Marks and Period of Yongzheng

A Rare Pair of Cafe-Au-Lait Bowls. Marks and Period of Yongzheng. Photo Sotheby's each of ogee-form, the rounded sides raised on a short straight foot, the exterior covered in a creamy light brown glaze, the interior and the base glazed white, the underside inscribed with a six-character underglaze-blue reign mark; 15.6 cm., 6 1/8 in. Estimate 1,000,000-1,500,000 HKD Exhibited: Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, The British Museum, London, 1994 (one bowl). Literature: Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2011

A Fine Teadust-Glazed Bottle Vase. Incised Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong

A Fine Teadust-Glazed Bottle Vase. Incised Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong. Photo Sotheby's the compressed pear-shaped body raised on a splayed foot, tapering to a tall, narrow, cylindrical neck, covered overall in a mottled opaque glaze of olive brown save for the unglazed footrim dressed in a dark brown wash, the base incised with a six-character reign mark covered in brown; 33 cm., 13 in. Estimate 1,200,000-2,000,000 HKD Exhibited: Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, The British Museum, London, 1994. Evolution to... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2011

Mark Rothko's Magenta, Black, Green on Orange (No. 3/No. 13) @ the Princeton University Art Museum

Mark Rothko, American, 1903–1970: No. 3 / No. 13, 1949. Oil on canvas, 216.5 x 164.8 cm. Museum of Modern Art, New York. Bequest of Mrs. Mark Rothko through The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc. (428.1981) © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / Image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY PRINCETON, NJ.- The loan of Mark Rothko’s (1903-1970) 1949 painting, Magenta, Black, Green on Orange (No. 3/No. 13), from the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, brings... [Lire la suite]


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