23 septembre 2016

"Un bestiaire mécanique. Horloges à automates de la Renaissance" à la galerie Kugel

Un bestiaire mécanique. Horloges à automates de la Renaissance. Affiche. PARIS - La Galerie Kugel présente du 9 septembre au 5 novembre la première exposition entièrement consacrée aux horloges à automates de la Renaissance conçus entre 1580 et 1630. Plus de trente automates peuplent l’exposition, constituant ainsi la plus grande collection jamais assemblée. On y découvre une ménagerie d’animaux exotiques : lions, dromadaires, éléphants, ours, singes... À chaque heure ou bien à la demande, les mécanismes des automates... [Lire la suite]

23 septembre 2016

A Longquan celadon 'dragon' jar and cover, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 122. A Longquan celadon 'dragon' jar and cover, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000 (USD 77,740 - USD 103,654). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Both the vase and cover are covered with an unctuous glaze of soft sea-green color that thins on the raised areas, and also covers the inside of the foot. 10 ½ in. (26.7 cm.) high, box. Provenance: T. T. Tsui Collection, Hong KongSotheby's London, 19 June 2002, lot 36 The property of an Asian collector. Literature: The Tsui... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2016

A carved Longquan celadon vase, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 121. A carved Longquan celadon vase, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 100,000 (USD 7,774 - USD 12,957). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The vase is carved on the exterior with diagonal lines forming a trellis pattern, set between a band of petal lappets above the foot and undulating lines below the neck, all under a glaze of olive-green colour. 8 3/4 in. (22 cm.) high, Japanese wood box. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 October 2016, Hong... [Lire la suite]
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23 septembre 2016

A carved Qingbai censer and a small Longquan tripod censer, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127) & Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 120. A carved Qingbai censer and a small Longquan tripod censer ; Qingbai censer: Northern Song dynasty (960-1127), Longquan censer: Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Estimate HKD 40,000 - HKD 60,000 (USD 5,181 - USD 7,771). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The Longquan censer is covered overall with a thick, crackled glaze of sea-green tone, the interior with three apertures connecting to the feet; the qingbai censer is carved on the globular sides with a band of floral motifs,... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2016

A Longquan celadon tripod censer, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279

lot 119. A Longquan celadon tripod censer, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000 (USD 38,870 - USD 64,784). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The censer is covered overall with a soft green glaze of even tone ending at the bottom of the legs to expose the pale grey ware. 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) diam. box. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 21-22 May 1985, lot 76Simon Kwan Collection, Hong KongSotheby's London, 12 November 2003, lot 90 The property of an Asian collector. ... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2016

National Gallery of Denmark presents new aspects of French master Auguste Rodin

Auguste Rodin, Nude Seen From Behind, Arms Raised, n.d. Pencil and watercolour © Musée Rodin, D. 4559. Exposition organisée en collaboration avec le musée Rodin. COPENHAGEN.- On 22 September the National Gallery of Denmark opened a major exhibition about the French artist Auguste Rodin and his works on paper. This is the first exhibition of Rodin's drawings on Danish soil since 1930, and several of the almost one hundred exhibits have never been shown in Denmark before. The works come from many sources, including... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2016

A rare wucai 'figures' ewer, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 109. A rare wucai 'figures' ewer, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619). Estimate 8,000,000 — 12,000,000. Photo: Sotheby's  the flattened pear-shaped body supported on a short slightly splayed circular foot, rising to a waisted neck and everted rim, set with an elongated arched spout on one side, the opposite with a slender curved handle surmounted by a small lug and culminating with a protruding flange at the end, each side of the vessel moulded with a raised almond-shaped... [Lire la suite]
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23 septembre 2016

An outstanding and rare wucai 'mythical beast' jar and cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 110. An outstanding and rare wucai 'mythical beast' jar and cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619). Estimate 8,000,000 — 12,000,000. Photo: Sotheby's of barrel form, the exterior of the rounded sides boldly and freely decorated in the wucai palette with four mythical beasts, including two qilin, leaping through through a setting detailed with pine trees and jagged rockwork beneath cloud wisps, the mythical beasts vibrantly coloured and rendered with windswept... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2016

15 preeminent New York City dealers launch October Art Week

Gaspare Traversi, (Napoli 1722 ca. - Roma 1770), The Monk, the Novice, and the Maiden. Oil on canvas, 24 3/8 x 29 1/8 inches (62 x 74 cm.). Courtesy Robert Simon Fine Art. NEW YORK, NY.- Fifteen of the city's preeminent galleries-all clustered on the Upper East Side-are hosting simultaneous opening-night receptions to kick off the first edition of October Art Week, October 20 to 26. The gallery receptions, open to the public and comfortably walkable from one another, are being held to expand upon the buzz and... [Lire la suite]