12 mai 2015

A blue and white ovoid jar, Chongzhen

A blue and white ovoid jar, Chongzhen period. Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 (€5,600 - 8,400). Photo Bonhams.  Brightly painted with a fan-shaped cartouche containing a stand of deeply-hollowed Lake Tai rockwork, the reverse with a table placed with scholars items behind a vase filled with lotus blossom and leaves beside a jardinière and other vessels. 19.5cm (7 3/4in) high Note: The three characters inside the fan read Chang Jiang Xie 昌江寫, and the seal reads Juyi zhuren 居易主人 'Master of Juyi [Studio]'.... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2015

A rare blue and white 'boys at play' brushpot, bitong, Chongzhen

A rare blue and white 'boys at play' brushpot, bitong, Chongzhen period. Estimate £15,000 - 20,000 (€21,000 - 28,000). Photo Bonhams.  Of cylindrical form, finely painted in vivid blue with three fishermen squatted under a willow tree on a riverside terrace surrounded by craggy rockworks, each placed with a set of chopsticks and wine cups beside a wine ewer, their arms stretched and playing rock-papers-scissors with excitement, observed by a further standing figure from behind holding a long oar over his shoulder... [Lire la suite]
12 mai 2015

A blue and white sleeve vase, rolwagen, Shunzhi

A blue and white sleeve vase, rolwagen, Shunzhi period. Estimate £15,000 - 20,000 (€21,000 - 28,000). Photo Bonhams.  The cylindrical body boldly painted around the exterior in wet and dense washes of cobalt blue with a continuous scene of two gentlemen parting at a shore, one accompanied by his attendants, the everted neck with a typical foliage border above two incised double lines at the shoulder. 46cm (18 1/8in) high Notes: The vase depicts a story set in the twelfth or eleventh century BC, in which... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2015

A blue and white sleeve vase, rolwagen, Circa 1640

A blue and white sleeve vase, rolwagen, Circa 1640. Estimate £15,000 - 20,000 (€21,000 - 28,000). Photo Bonhams. Painted in vivid shades of cobalt blue depicting a hunting scene with mounted dignitaries drawing their bows and arrows, galloping across a landscape surrounded by rocky outcrops and scattered with trees, accompanied by footmen holding pikes and an attendant behind carrying a shoulder pole tied with preys, all beneath stiff leaves to the slightly everted rim. 44.8cm (17 5/8in) high Note: Compare with... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2015

A fine blue and white sleeve vase, rolwagen, Chongzhen

A fine blue and white sleeve vase, rolwagen, Chongzhen period (1627–1644). Estimate £25,000 - 35,000 (€35,000 - 49,000). Photo Bonhams.  With a slightly tapering body, exquisitely painted in vivid shades of underglaze blue with a garden scene surrounded by rocks, plantain leaves, wutong and willow trees, depicting a martial general elaborately dressed with a prominent feathered headdress proudly standing outside a tent and accompanied by a scholar, flanked by guards holding spears and flags and approached by an... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2015

A blue and white double-gourd vase, Chongzhen period

A blue and white double-gourd vase, Chongzhen period (1627–1644). Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 (€5,600 - 8,400). Photo Bonhams.  The lower section finely painted with a dignified scholar cradling a staff of office in his robed arms, the figure standing on grass besides a crane, the rocky landscape also with two boys, one carrying books and the other a lantern, the scene separated by cloud scrolls, the waist with a band of foliate lotus scroll beneath sprays of prunus, lotus, orchid and peony. 36.2cm (14 1/4in) high ... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2015

A blue and white double-gourd vase, Circa 1640-1650

A blue and white double-gourd vase, Circa 1640-1650. Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 (€5,600 - 8,400). Photo Bonhams.  Finely painted on the lower section with a continuous scene of two gentleman relaxing with empty wine cups between a board game set on a low table, two boys approaching with a vase and a qin, all on a terrace with rocks and plantain, the waist with a band of wet dots beneath the upper section with clusters of bamboo, the base with a single painted leaf.20.9cm (8 1/4in) high Provenance: Guest & Gray (label)An... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2015

17th century Baroque masterwork painting acquired by Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Jacopo Vignali (Italian 1592-1664), The Finding of Moses. Signed and dated 1625. Oil on canvas, 72 ½ x 82 ¾ inches.  POUGHKEEPSIE, NY.- The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College’s art museum, recently made a major acquisition: The Finding of Moses, a Florentine Baroque oil painting by Jacopo Vignali. “This work of art stands as a perfect example of the gravitas and decorum of the finest art in Florence,” said James Mundy, the Anne Hendricks Bass Director of the Art Center. He also noted some key aspects of... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2015

Picasso masterpiece becomes the most valuable work ever sold at auction: $179,365,000

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Les femmes d'Alger (Version 'O'), signed 'Picasso' (upper right); dated '14.2.55.' (on the reverse), oil on canvas, 44 7/8 x 57 5/8 in. (114 x 146.4 cm.). Painted on 14 February 1955. Estimate Upon Request. Price Realized $179,365,000. © 2015 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.  NEW YORK (AFP).- A Picasso masterpiece fetched more than $179 million in New York on Monday, smashing the world record for the most expensive art... [Lire la suite]