09 avril 2015

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. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000  HKD. Lot sold 750,000  HKD (89,144 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's sturdily potted with a compressed globular body rising from a splayed foot to a tall tubular neck, applied overall with an olive-coloured glaze flecked with a fine golden-yellow mist, thinning to brown at the mouthrim, the footring dressed in a dark wash, the recessed base incised with a six-character seal mark... [Lire la suite]

09 avril 2015

A rare lemon-yellow cup, Mark and period of Yongzheng

A rare lemon-yellow cup, Mark and period of Yongzheng. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000  HKD. Lot sold 1,125,000 HKD (133,716 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's finely potted with deep rounded sides resting on a short straight foot, the exterior applied with a brilliant lemon-yellow glaze, the recessed base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a double-square; 8.8 cm., 3 3/8  in. Notes: Yongzheng porcelain cups of this small size represent one of... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2015

A pair of incised yellow-glazed 'dragon and phoenix' bowls, Marks and period of Yongzheng

A pair of incised yellow-glazed 'dragon and phoenix' bowls, Marks and period of Yongzheng. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,200,000  HKD. Lot sold 1,250,000 HKD (148,574 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's each delicately potted with deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to an everted rim, the exterior incised in precise detail with a phoenix and a five-clawed dragon soaring amidst ruyi-shaped clouds, covered overall in a warm yellow glaze, the interior left white, the base inscribed in... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2015

A fine Longquan celadon-glazed charger, Ming Dynasty

A fine Longquan celadon-glazed charger, Ming Dynasty. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000  HKD. Lot sold 2,000,000 HKD (237,718 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's sturdily potted with curved sides gently rising from a short footring to a slightly lipped rim, covered overall with a lustrous pale celadon glaze, save for a ring on the base left unglazed and burnt orange in the firing; 54.8 cm., 21 5/8  in.    Bibliography: Mayuyama, Seventy Years, vol. 1, Tokyo, 1976, pl.... [Lire la suite]
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09 avril 2015

A rare pair of moulded celadon-glazed 'Bats and Gourds' bowls, Marks and period of Yongzheng

A rare pair of moulded celadon-glazed 'Bats and Gourds' bowls, Marks and period of Yongzheng. Estimate 3,000,000 — 5,000,000  HKD. Lot sold 3,680,000 HKD (437,401 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's each finely potted with rounded conical sides resting on a short splayed foot, covered overall save for the base with an even pale celadon glaze, the exterior moulded with three scenes, each depicting a bat hovering over a leafy spray issuing two double-gourds, the recessed base with a slightly... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2015

A fine and extremely rare incised green-glazed 'dragon' bowl, Mark and period of Kangxi

A fine and extremely rare incised green-glazed 'Dragon' bowl, Mark and period of Kangxi. Estimate 3,000,000 — 5,000,000  HKD. Lot sold 3,680,000 HKD (437,401 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's well potted with deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to flared rim, the exterior brilliantly applied with a vibrant green glaze over an incised continuous scene depicting a pair of scaly five-clawed dragons chasing the flaming pearls amidst flames and above tempestuous waves, the interior... [Lire la suite]

09 avril 2015

Islamic Art Week announced at Christie's London, to be held 21-24 April 2015

Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 LONDON.- From 21-24 April 2015, Christie’s two London salerooms will host a wealth of treasures from the Islamic and Indian worlds, showcasing the exquisite craftsmanship and diversity of works across the category. The week will begin with exceptional offerings from the Oriental Rugs and Carpets sale on 21 April and continues at King Street on 23 April with Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds and the South Kensington Arts & Textiles of the Islamic & Indian Worlds sale on... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2015

Bonhams offers magnificent incense burner by Japanese master

  Shoami Katsuyoshi (1832-1908),  inlaid bronze plum blossom koro (incense burner) and cover, 1889, Meiji Period, Japan. Estimate £75,000-80,000.  Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- An inlaid bronze plum blossom koro (incense burner) and cover by the Japanese metalworker, Shoami Katsuyoshi (1832-1908), will be auctioned in the Fine Japanese Art sale at Bonhams New Bond Street on 14 May. The koro, which dates from 1889, during the Meiji Period in Japan, is estimated at... [Lire la suite]
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09 avril 2015

New Rubin Museum of Art exhibition features nearly 100 masks and costumes from diverse cultures

NEW YORK, NY.- Across culture and time, masks have served to imbue power, transform identity, and connect people with each other and with their sense of the divine and the spiritual. The Rubin Museum of Art delves into the significance of masks to peoples across the globe, showcasing their diverse uses and meanings, in the exhibition Becoming Another: The Power of Masks. On view March 13, 2015 – February 8, 2016, the exhibition highlights stunning masks and costumes from across the globe, including Siberia, the... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2015

Antik A.S. to present Turkish and Ottoman sale including paintings of Istanbul by leading Turkish artists

  P. Peculir, Sultan Mehmet II Mahmud (1808-1839). Oil on canvas. Signed. Dated 1867. 97x70 cm. Starting price € 55.125.  Photo courtesy ANTIK A.S. ISTANBUL.- On 12 April 2015 in Istanbul, the leading auction house of Turkey, ANTİK A.S. will present The Turkish Paintings and Ottoman Art Sale featuring a selection of works with Istanbul subjects by leading Turkish painters, including Sami Yetik, Halil Paşa, Nazmi Ziya. and Hikmet Onat. Antik A.S. continues to have record breaking results. In... [Lire la suite]