16 mars 2016

French & Company, Llc at TEFAF Maastricht 2016

Pasko Vucetic and Viktor Kovacic, Hatred and Madness. Oil on octagonal canvas, 49.6 x 50 cm. Signed P. Vucetic lower center. Painted circa 1898-99. Ebonized and stained frame, 88.5 x 88.5 cm. Signed V. Kovacik lower right. The frame inscribed L’odio/ quondo tu dormirai .../ Stecchetti lower center. French & Company, Llc © TEFAF Maastricht, 2016 After digging in the soil, a deranged man with bloodshot eyes and a ghoulish complexion has reached his goal. Scattered around him... [Lire la suite]

16 mars 2016

A brown-lacquered porcelain model of a qin, Ming-Qing dynasty (1368-1911)

Lot 1178, A brown-lacquered porcelain model of a qin, Ming-Qing dynasty (1368-1911). Estimate USD 40,000 ~ 60,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The bridge sits on two short hoof-form feet, and the form tapers down to the rounded end, fitted with serpentine pegs on the base. The qin is covered overall in a warm, brown lacquer, with an inscription on one side reading Da Ming Chenghua er nian Defu chong xiu (relacquered in the House of De in the second year of the Chenghua... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2016

An extremely rare and large chenxiangmu ‘rock’-libation cup, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 1140, An extremely rare and large chenxiangmu ‘rock’-libation cup, Ming dynasty, 16th century, inscribed by Qu Yingshao (1779-1850) and Zhong Menghong (circa 1843). Estimate USD 40,000 ~ 60,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The chenxiangmu 'rock' is beautifully shaped in the form of a vertical mountain peak with vertical grooves and ridges, and the concave underside is covered in black lacquer and could function as a wine measure when upended. The sides are incised with four... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2016

Liu Dan (Born 1953), Tai Hu Stone, 1995

Lot 1111.  Liu Dan (Born 1953), Tai Hu Stone. Hanging scroll, ink on paper, 15 ¼ x 14 ½ in. (38.8 x 36.8 cm.). Inscribed with a poem and signed, with one seal of the artist. Dated autumn, yihai year (1995). Estimate USD 50,000 ~ 70,000. Price realised USD 269,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Literature: S. Little, Spirit Stones of China, the Ian and Susan Wilson Collection of Chinese Stones, Paintings, and Related Scholars' Objects, Chicago, 1999,... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2016

Gregg Baker Asian Art at TEFAF Maastricht 2016

Suda Kokuta (1906-1990), Symbol of infinite space, Japan, 1960. Oil and mixed media on canvas, 91.5cm x 65.5 cm. Signed 'Suda Kokuta 1960-8-28'. Gregg Baker Asian Art © TEFAF Maastricht, 2016 Provenance: Private collection, Osaka, Japan A two-fold paper screen with the Uji river and its famous bridge, Japan, Edo period, 17th century. Paper, colour and gold, 179 x 191 cm. Gregg Baker Asian Art © TEFAF Maastricht, 2016 Tsurusawa Tansaku (circa 1729-1797), A... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2016

Acclaimed Fashion Designer Isaac Mizrahi Focus of Major Exhibition

Isaac Mizrahi, 2015. Credit: Photograph © Jason Frank Rothenberg New York, NY - The Jewish Museum presents the first exhibition focused on Isaac Mizrahi, the influential American fashion designer, artist, and entrepreneur, from March 18 to August 7, 2016.  Through over 250 works, including clothing and costume designs, sketches, photographs, and an immersive video installation, this survey exhibition explores Mizrahi’s unique position at the intersection of high style and popular culture.  While best known for his... [Lire la suite]

16 mars 2016

A coral-ground reverse-decorated 'Shou' dish, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period

Lot 325, A coral-ground reverse-decorated 'Shou' dish, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period. Estimation: USD6,000 ~ 8,000. Photo: Sotheby's the shallow rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a gently lobed rim, decorated to the interior with a central shou medallion, surrounded by sixteen shou characters written in various calligraphic styles, the exterior with five evenly spaced flying bats, the base left white, inscribed in iron-red with a studio mark in seal... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2016

A wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Daoguang seal mark and period

Lot 324, A wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Daoguang seal mark and period. Estimation: USD6,000 ~ 8,000. Photo: Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to an everted rim, brightly painted to the exterior with two dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl, divided by phoenix in flight, reserved on a leafy floral ground, all below the Eight Buddhist Emblems and a ruyi band at the rim, the interior with a central dragon medallion, the base inscribed in... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2016

A rare and large puce-enameled 'Five Dragon' dish, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 323, A rare and large puce-enameled 'Five Dragon' dish, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimation: USD10,000 ~ 15,000. Photo: Sotheby's the interior painted with a front-facing dragon and flaming pearl, surrounded by four further dragons amid flames, the exterior with a band of turbulent waves, the base with a double circle in underglaze blue. Diameter 17 3/4  in., 45 cm Sotheby's, Important Chinese Art, New York, 16 mars 2016, 10:00 AM
16 mars 2016

A doucai 'Scrolling Blossoms' bowl, Daoguang seal mark and period

Lot 322, A doucai 'Scrolling Blossoms' bowl, Daoguang seal mark and period. Estimation: USD8,000 ~ 12,000. Photo: Sotheby's painted around the sides with bright enamels over an underglaze blue decoration of stylised blossoms borne on formalized foliate scrolls above a band of linked ruyi-heads, all between double-line borders, the base with a seal mark in underglaze blue. Diameter 5 5/8  in., 14.5 cm Note: Similar bowls have sold in our London rooms, 7th November, 2012, lot... [Lire la suite]