15 octobre 2016

A copper-red decorated 'peony' water pot, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 159. A copper-red decorated 'peony' water pot, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722). Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000 (USD 25,911 - USD 38,867). Price Realised HKD 62,500(USD 8,095). Photo Christie’s Images Limited 2016. The water pot is painted on either side of the exterior with a single peony blossom in copper red. 5 in. (12.8 cm.) diam., box. Christie’s. Sale 12557. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4... [Lire la suite]

15 octobre 2016

Exhibition at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek explores Rousseau's landscapes

Théodore Rousseau (1812–67), Mont Blanc Seen from La Faucille, Storm Effect, begun 1834. Oil on canvas, 143 × 240 cm. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, MIN1783. COPENHAGEN.- Théodore Rousseau (1812–67) stands among the great figures of mid-19th century French painting. This autumn’s major special exhibition at the Glyptotek showcases Rousseau’s richly varied life’s work, where landscape painting became fertile soil for wild innovation. Featuring 56 paintings and drawings from 29 museums and... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2016

A Ming-style blue and white moon flask, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 160. A Ming-style blue and white moon flask, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000 (USD 25,911 - USD 38,867). Price Realised HKD 350,000 (USD 45,331). Photo Christie’s Images Limited 2016. The vase is painted on both sides with a complex geometric pattern infilled with floral scroll, lattice and wave motifs, tessellating around a central six-pointed star to form a large meander, each of the compressed sides of the vase with a raised boss on the mid-body decorated... [Lire la suite]
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15 octobre 2016

A blue and white 'dragon' brush rest, Wanli six-character in a line within a double rectangle and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 158. A blue and white 'dragon' brush rest, Wanli six-character in a line within a double rectangle and of the period (1573-1619). Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000 (USD 7,773 - USD 10,365). Price Realised HKD 250,000 (USD 32,379). Photo Christie’s Images Limited 2016. The brush rest is moulded and pierced as a five-peaked mountain, each peak surmounted by a five-clawed dragon, the base covered with a clear glaze. 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) wide, box. Provenance: Robert &... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2016

A pair of blue and white square-form cups, Jiajing six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 157. A pair of blue and white square-form cups, Jiajing six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566). Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000 (USD 7,773 - USD 10,365). Price Realised HKD 68,750 (USD 8,904). Photo Christie’s Images Limited 2016. Each cup is decorated to the four sides with alternating scenes of birds flying above and perched on a flowering peach branch. 4 1/4 in. (11 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box. Christie’s. Sale 12557. The Pavilion Sale... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2016

A reserve-decorated blue and white 'longevity' dish, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 156. A reserve-decorated blue and white 'longevity' dish, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566). Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000 (USD 10,365 - USD 15,547). Price Realised HKD 300,000 (USD 38,855). Photo Christie’s Images Limited 2016. The dish is decorated with a Shou character encircled by four lotus blooms on the interior centre, the exterior with further lotus blossoms; the inner cavetto and base are both filled with cobalt... [Lire la suite]

15 octobre 2016

Maurizio Cattelan, "Not Afraid of Love" à la Monnaie de Paris

Maurizio Cattelan, Senza Titolo, 2001. Photo : Zeno Zotti. Courtesy Maurizio Cattelan's Archive. PARIS - Dans la lignée des projets artisitiques remarquables et remarqués tels que le Concert pour hélicoptères de Stockhausen, Your name in Lights de John Baldessari ou encore la Chocolate Factory de Paul McCarthy, la Monnaie de Paris accuelle cet automne Maurizio Cattelan pour sa plus grande exposition jamais proposée en Europe. Du 22 octobre 2016 au 8 janvier 2017, sous le commissariat de... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2016

A doucai 'birthday' dish, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 164. A doucai 'birthday' dish, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722). Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000 (USD 19,434 - USD 25,911). Price Realised  HKD 225,000 (USD 29,141). Photo Christie’s Images Limited 2016. Decorated to the interior with a combination of crane, peach and Shou motifs, the underside is painted with three detached shrubs comprising lingzhi and bamboo emerging from rocks. 8 1/4 in.... [Lire la suite]
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15 octobre 2016

A Ming-style doucai 'longevity' dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 163. A Ming-style doucai 'longevity' dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 150,000 (USD 10,365 - USD 19,434). Price Realised  HKD 100,000 (USD 12,952). Photo Christie’s Images Limited 2016. The centre is decorated with a fruiting peach tree, the stem and branches forming a stylised Shou character, issuing from rocks beside a lingzhi sprig, the reverse with three similar trees... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2016

A doucai 'bajixiang' gu-shaped vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 162. A doucai 'bajixiang' gu-shaped vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000 (USD 12,956 - USD 19,434). Price Realised  HKD 400,000 (USD 51,807). Photo Christie’s Images Limited 2016. The vase is decorated with four of the Bajixiang, 'Eight Buddhist Emblems', on the upper section and the rest of the four Bajixiang on the bottom section, all amidst scrolling lotus; the... [Lire la suite]