17 février 2015

A blue and white shallow bowl, Shunzhi period, circa 1650

A blue and white shallow bowl, Shunzhi period, circa 1650. Estimate $6,000 – $8,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The shallow bowl, with slightly flaring rim, is decorated with a charming scene from the Romance of the Western Chamber. The scene, known as 'Beauty's Enchantment', depicts Zhang catching sight of Yingying for the first time, with a two-character inscription to the right of the tree branchthat reads ji feng ('Hope for [an] encounter'). The reverse is sparsely decorated with a river scene... [Lire la suite]

17 février 2015

A small blue and white deep bowl, Shunzhi period (1644-1661)

A small blue and white deep bowl, Shunzhi period (1644-1661). Estimate $6,000 – $8,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The small bowl is decorated in deep tones of cobalt blue on either side of the exterior with a dancing lady amidst scattered blossoms. The interior is decorated with a central medallion containing a small boy amidst similar blossoms and beneath a lappet border. The base bears a six-character mark qi shi bao ding zhi zhen ('precious as a treasured ding of rare stone´) within a... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2015

A blue and white ingot-form cup, 17th-early 18th century

A blue and white ingot-form cup, 17th-early 18th century. Estimate $6,000 – $8,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The rising sides of the cup are painted with the 'Three Friends of Winter' (pine, prunus and bamboo) separated by stems of ruyi fungus at the center. The base is unglazed. 5 5/8 in. (14.2 cm.) long, box - Lot 3552 Provenance: Collection of E.T. Chow; Sotheby Park Bernet, Hong Kong, 25 November 1980, lot 108.Mason W. Wang, Maryland, 1983.Collection of Julia and John Curtis. ... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2015

Metropolitan explores the history of the museum’s collection of Japanese art

Attributed to Kodenji Hayashi (Japanese, Nagoya 1831–1915), O-daiko, ca. 1873. Wood, metal, cloisonné, hide, silk, padding. H. of drum 48.3 cm (19 in.), Diam. 55.88 cm (22 in.), H. of stand 73.7 cm (29 in.); The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889. Photo: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York NEW YORK, NY.- The 100th anniversary in 2015 of the Department of Asian Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers an ideal opportunity to explore the history of the Museum’s collection of Japanese art. Showcasing... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2015

The Cleveland Museum of Art presents 'The Novel and the Bizarre: Salvator Rosa's Scenes of Witchcraft'

Scenes of Witchcraft: Day, about 1645–49. Salvator Rosa (Italian, 1615–1673). Oil on canvas; w. 54.5 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1977.37.2 CLEVELAND, OH.- The Cleveland Museum of Art presents, The Novel and the Bizarre: Salvator Rosa’s Scenes of Witchcraft, a focus exhibition showcasing the museum’s four Scenes of Witchcraft by the Italian artist, Salvator Rosa. The exhibition explores how these paintings reflect the Florentine traditions of satire, burlesque and the macabre. These four tondi,... [Lire la suite]
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17 février 2015

The Met Previews 'China: Through the Looking Glass' Exhibit

(L-R) Silas Chou, Emily Rafferty, Wendi Murdoch, Anna Wintour, Andrew Bolton, Wong Kar wai and Mike Hearn attend The Metropolitan Museum Of Art's "China: Through The Looking Glass" press presentation at Metropolitan Museum of Art on February 16, 2015 in New York City. Andrew Toth/Getty Images/AFP. NEW YORK, NY.- The Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted a press presentation on Monday, February 16, 2015, in the Museum’s Chinese Galleries to reveal early details about The Costume Institute’s upcoming exhibition China: Through... [Lire la suite]
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