15 avril 2015

"4 REAL & TRUE 2. WIM WENDERS Landscapes. Photographs." at Museum Kunstpalast

Wim Wenders, 2015. Photo: Peter Lindbergh If you travel a lot, writes Wim Wenders, if you like roaming about in order to lose yourself, you can end up in the strangest places. I think it must be a kind of built-in radar, which often takes me to places that are either peculiarly quiet or peculiar in a quiet sort of way. Wim Wenders (born in Düsseldorf in 1945) is internationally renowned primarily for his movies, such as Wings of Desire, Pina and The Salt of the Earth, a portrait of the Brazilian photographer Sebastião... [Lire la suite]
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15 avril 2015

A pair of small yellow-ground green and aubergine-enameled 'Dragon' dishes, Daoguang six-character seal marks

A pair of small yellow-ground green and aubergine-enameled 'Dragon' dishes, Daoguang six-character seal marks in aubergine enamels and of the period (1821-1850). Estimate HK$180,000 - HK$280,000 ($23,330 - $36,291). Price Realized HK$200,000 ($25,922). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015. Each is finely incised on the interior with two scaly dragons, one green and the other aubergine-enamelled, contesting a flaming pearl, surrounded by alternating floral and peach sprays on the well. The reverse is... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2015

A blue and white 'Bouquet' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark within a double circle in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 216. A blue and white 'Bouquet' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark within a double circle in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735); 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HK$50,000 - HK$70,000 ($6,481 - $9,073). Price Realized HK$200,000 ($25,922). © Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The interior is finely painted with a Shou medallion to the centre surrounded by four bouquets interspersed with arabasque motifs. The exterior is decorated en suite.  Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE -... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2015

A pair of small celadon-glazed cups, Jiaqing six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1796-1820)

Lot 209. A pair of small celadon-glazed cups, Jiaqing six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1796-1820); 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) diam. Estimate HK$180,000 - HK$280,000 ($23,330 - $36,291). Price Realized HK$200,000 ($25,922). © Christie's Image Ltd 2015. Each is delicately potted with rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, covered on the exterior with an even glaze of sea-green tone, box (2) Provenance: Sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 1 May 1995, lot 718  ... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2015

A pair of famille rose 'Landscape' cups, Daoguang six-character seal mark in iron red and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 234. A pair of famille rose 'Landscape' cups, Daoguang six-character seal mark in iron red and of the period (1821-1850); 3 in. (7.7 cm.) diam. Estimate HK$180,000 - HK$250,000 ($23,330 - $32,403). Price Realized HK$225,000 ($29,162). © Christie's Image Ltd 2015. Each cup is thinly potted with flaring sides. The exterior is finely decorated with sailing boats in a continuous mountainous river landscape with pavilions and bridges. The reverse is inscribed with a poem and a seal. (2) ... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2015

A carved celadon-glazed 'Lotus' jar, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 210. A carved celadon-glazed 'Lotus' jar, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 10 3/4 in. (27.4 cm.) high . Estimate HK$150,000 - HK$260,000 ($19,442 - $33,699). Price Realized HK$375,000 ($48,604). © Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The jar is crisply carved on the exterior with a broad band of leafy lotus scroll between a ruyi band on the shoulder and a band of pendent plantain leaves around the foot, covered overall with an even lustrous glaze of sea-green tone, pooling at the recesses.  ... [Lire la suite]

15 avril 2015

Dallas Museum of Art acquires masterpiece of portraiture at the start of the French Revolution

Jean Antoine Theodore Giroust, The Harp Lesson (La leçon de Harpe), 1791, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, Foundation for the Arts Collection, Mrs. John B. O'Hara Fund. DALLAS, TX.- The Dallas Museum of Art today announced the acquisition, for its European painting collection, of a remarkable life-size triple portrait by the neoclassical painter Jean Antoine Théodore Giroust (1753–1817). The painting, The Harp Lesson (La leçon de harpe), created a sensation when it debuted at the Paris Salon exhibition of 1791. The... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2015

An incised green-glazed pottery box and cover, Han Dynasty

Lot 3. An incised green-glazed pottery box and cover, Han Dynasty;  19.2cm., 7 5/8 in. Estimate 1,357- 2,713 EUR. Lot sold 100,000 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. of circular form, the stepped domed cover set with a loop final and three raised struts, the raised central medallion incised with a stylised ruyi floral medallion, all encircled by incised overlapping lappets, the exterior unevenly applied with a glassy green glaze eroded to a rust-brown tone and... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2015

A painted pottery figure, Han Dynasty

Lot 2. A painted pottery figure, Han Dynasty;  11.7cm., 4 5/8 in. Estimate 2,035 - 2,713 EUR. Lot sold 5,250 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. depicted in a dancing position with crouching legs and raised arms, the head turned to one side and surmounted with a cap, traces of white and red paint, Japanese wood box; together with a brown-painted pottery jar and cover, Japanese wood box. Quantité: 5. Provenance: Figure: Mayuyama & Co. Ltd, Tokyo. Sotheby's. The Soul of Japanese... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2015

A rare grey pottery zun, Shang Dynasty

Lot 1. A rare grey pottery zun, Shang Dynasty (1600-1050 BC); 25cm., 9 7/8 in. Estimate 4,070 - 5,426 EUR. Lot sold 68,750 GBP Photo courtesy Sotheby's. modelled in the form of a bronze zun, the middle bulbous section rising from a tall splayed foot to a wide trumpet neck, the central section and the neck decorated with a leiwen band, all divided by double fillets at the neck and foot, Japanese wood box. Quantité: 2 Exhibition: Exhibition of Eastern Art: Celebrating... [Lire la suite]