23 novembre 2016

A Jizhou 'phoenix and prunus' paper-cut resist-decorated tea bowl, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 3164. A Jizhou 'phoenix and prunus' paper-cut resist-decorated tea bowl, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000 (USD 19,424 - USD 32,374). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bowl is covered on the exterior with a tortoise-shell glaze and the interior with a light speckled glaze reserve-decorated with two phoenix in flight beside three prunus blossoms. 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm.) diam., box Christie's. Chinese Ceramics From The Yangdetang... [Lire la suite]

23 novembre 2016

A Jizhou paper-cut resist-decorated tea bowl, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 3163. A Jizhou paper-cut resist-decorated tea bowl, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000 (USD 12,949 - USD 19,424). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The interior is decorated in resist technique with paper-cut decoration of three quatrelobed flower heads reserved in brown against the variegated, milky buff ground. The exterior is covered in a ‘tortoise-shell’ glaze of dark brown colour mottled in beige falling short of a knife-cut edge above the low, narrow foot... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2016

A Jizhou leaf-decorated conical tea bowl, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 3162. A Jizhou leaf-decorated conical tea bowl, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 400,000 (USD 38,848 - USD 51,798). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The interior is decorated near the convex centre with the gossamer imprint of a brownish-buff leaf against a dark-brown glaze that thins to an amber colour at the rim and ends above the shallow recessed foot exposing the buff body. 5 3/4 in. (14.7 cm.) diam., box The result of Oxford Authentication... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2016

A Jizhou phosphatic-splashed black-glazed bowl, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 3161. A Jizhou phosphatic-splashed black-glazed bowl, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000 (USD 10,360 - USD 15,539). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bowl is potted with rounded sides rising to the finger-grooved rim, applied with a lustrous dark brown glaze splashed with amber and milky pale blue strokes stopping short above the base and foot revealing the beige biscuit body. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm.) diam., box Christie's. Chinese Ceramics From The Yangdetang... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2016

Major exhibition devoted to the work of Claude and the late François-Xavier Lalanne opens

François-Xavier Lalanne (1927 - 2008), Babouin, 1984. Cast iron, 139 x 80 x 70 cm; (54 3/4 x 31 1/2 x 27 1/2 in.). Edition of 8 + 4 AP. Courtesy of Ben Brown Fine Arts. LONDON.- This autumn Ben Brown Fine Arts presents Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne, a major exhibition devoted to the wonderful and whimsical work of French artists Claude and the late François-Xavier Lalanne. Choreographed by interior designer Manfredi della Gherardesca, the exhibition brings together almost 30 works by both artists,... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2016

Exhibition at the Prado combines drawings, paintings and prints by José de Ribera

José de Ribera, "Head of a Warrior", First half of the 1610s. Red chalk, 202 x 265 mm. Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado MADRID.- The Museo del Prado is inaugurating Ribera. Master of Drawing, an exhibition co-organised with the Meadows Museum, which will be presented in Dallas from March next year in a reflection of this outstanding and highly productive collaboration between the two museums.  Curated by Gabriele Finaldi (former Associate Director of Conservation and Research at the Museo del Prado and now... [Lire la suite]