17 octobre 2016

Seated luohan (arhat) in a grotto, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Seated luohan (arhat) in a grotto, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Malachite. H. 9 in. (22.9 cm); W. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm). Bequest of Edmund C. Converse, 1921 (21.175.136) © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

17 octobre 2016

Basin,Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, dated 1774

Basin,Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Qianlong period (1736–95), dated 1774. Jade (nephrite). H. 7 5/8 in. (19.3 cm); W. 29 15/16 in. (76. 1 cm); D. 16 15/16 in. (43 cm). Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.689) © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This basin, embellished with dragons chasing flaming pearls through a cloud-filled landscape, bears on its interior a poem by the Qianlong Emperor (r. 1735–96), indicating that the piece was inspired by an enormous jade wine container believed to have been commissioned by Khubilai Khan... [Lire la suite]
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17 octobre 2016

A Guan-type-glazed cong-form vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 154. A Guan-type-glazed cong-form vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate HKD 240,000 - HKD 350,000 (USD 31,094 - USD 45,345). Price Realised  HKD 1,187,500 (USD 153,801). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. Each side of the square-sectioned vase is moulded with the eight trigrams, covered overall with a greyish-blue glaze suffused with dark grey and light golden crackles, the foot dressed brown. 11 in. (27.9 cm.) high Provenance: Sold... [Lire la suite]
17 octobre 2016

Degas retrospective debuts in the U.S. at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, through January 16, 2017

Edgar Degas, The Dance Class, c. 1873, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Corcoran Collection (William A. Clark Collection). HOUSTON, TX.- This fall, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is the exclusive U.S. venue for Degas: A New Vision, the most significant international survey in three decades of the work of Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas (1834–1917). While Degas’s reputation has often been confined to his ballet imagery, the artist’s oeuvre is rich, complex, and abundant, spanning the... [Lire la suite]
17 octobre 2016

Major Exhibition of Masterpieces from the National Palace Museum, Taipei, Presented in Houston

  Vase with Revolving Core and Eight-Trigram Design, Qing dynasty, reign of the Qianlong emperor, 1735–96, porcelain with golden glaze and appliquéd sculpture, National Palace Museum, Taipei. Image © National Palace Museum HOUSTON— The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, opens Emperors’ Treasures: Chinese Art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei, a major exhibition of more than 160 works of art from the renowned collections of the National Palace Museum, Taipei. The exhibition features a unique selection of paintings,... [Lire la suite]
17 octobre 2016

A monumental Kashan ceramic lustre vase, Persia, mid-12th century

Lot 227. A monumental Kashan ceramic lustre vase, Persia, mid-12th century. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. of baluster form with tall rim, profusely decorated in honey-lustre, featuring three roundels containing winged birds between lush vegetation, foliate stem to rim; 25.5cm. height. Provenance: Ex-private collection, France, acquired in the late 1960s/early 1970s from Galerie Jean Soustiel, Paris. Literature: Maitres Rheims et Laurin, France, 1960s/1970s:... [Lire la suite]
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