03 mars 2017

Altomani & Sons srl at TEFAF Maastricht 2017

Giuseppe Cesari called Cavalier d'Arpino (1568-1640 Arpino Rome), The Rape of Proserpina, Rome, about 1615-20. Oil on panel, 43.5 x 37 cm © Altomani & Sons srl Study: Prof. Herwarth Rottgen Provenance: Rondinini Palace, Rome, about 1615-20; private collection, Stockholm, Drottningg 6, 1862 Gianfrancesco Susini (1575-Florence-1653), Small walking horse with flowing mane and reins. Bronze statuette, with mid-brown patina, on an old wooden pedestal with architectural mouldings; Height 16.2... [Lire la suite]

03 mars 2017

An exceptionally rare and large fine blue and white reserve-decorated 'peony' dish, Xuande mark and period (1426–1435)

Lot 6. An exceptionally rare and large fine blue and white reserve-decorated 'peony' dish, Xuande mark and period (1426–1435). Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.  well potted, the shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to a delicately everted rim, boldly decorated to the interior with a large peony bloom borne on a leafy stem enclosed within a single-line border and framed at the well by fruiting branches of loquat, cherry,... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2017

Hedi Xant, The longer you last & My the Cast Soul, 2013

Hedi Xant, The longer you last. Chrome-plated resin, brass, perspex, 30 x 52 x 36 cm, 2013 © Hedi Xant Hedi Xant, My the Cast Soul. Experimental sculpture for which molten aluminum is cast into a mold via explosion, 2013 © Hedi Xant
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03 mars 2017

Andrew GN RTW Fall 2017 "Global Tribal"

Way back, each one of us belongs to a tribe. With its traditions and rituals, its customs and costumes which express who we are and differentiate us from the tribe next door;As the world becomes increasingly globalized and homogenized we seek our identity and comfort in that which brings us back to our roots, however intercrossed our genes may be; Global Tribal. Loin dans notre histoire, chacun de nous appartient à une tribu. Avec ses traditions et ses rituels, ses coutumes et costumes qui expriment qui... [Lire la suite]
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03 mars 2017

A painted pottery figure of a prancing horse, Tang dynasty (618–907)

Lot 2137. A painted pottery figure of a prancing horse, Tang dynasty (618–907). Estimate US$ 4,000 - 6,000 (€3,800 - 5,700). Photo: Bonhams. Modeled with a raised right foreleg, the back legs bent to bear its weight, the raised head turned slightly to the left with mouth agape and nostrils flared, the long, thick mane combed over to the left side of the neck, richly caparisoned, the saddle blanket painted with floral decoration, the tail docked and tied, Japanese fitted wood box. 15in (38.2 cm) high ... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2017

A sancai glazed pottery horse and rider, Tang Dynasty (618–907)

Lot 2136. A sancai glazed pottery horse and rider, Tang Dynasty (618–907). Estimate US$ 15,000 - 20,000 (€14,000 - 19,000). Photo: Bonhams. The chestnut glazed horse standing four-square on an unglazed rectangular base, the head reaching forward with an open mouth, the groom in a green glazed tunic, the arms raised and folded at the elbows. 14in (35.5cm) high Provenance: Brunk Auctions, 14-16 November 2014, Lot 1066 Ex collection Carnegie Museum of Art Note: The dating for this lot is consistent... [Lire la suite]
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03 mars 2017

A painted pottery figure of an official, Northern Wei dynasty

Lot 2135. A painted pottery figure of an official, Northern Wei dynasty. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 5,000 (€2,900 - 4,800). Photo: Bonhams. Portrayed standing with left hand held in a fist at chest level supported by the right, wearing long layered robes and official hat, wood stand, Japanese wood box. 11 1/4in (28.6cm) high Provenance: Mayuyama and Co., 24 September 1949 Note: A slightly smaller Northern Wei figure, also acquired from Mayuyama & Co., was sold at Sotheby's, New York, 19-20 March 2013,... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2017

A green-glazed pottery model of a well, Han dynasty

Lot 2133. A green-glazed pottery model of a well, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Estimate US$ 2,500 - 4,000 (€2,400 - 3,800). Photo: Bonhams. Modeled in cylindrical form, the wide rim set with a water jar on one side adjacent to one end of the tall arch, surmounted by the roofed pulley housing, flanked by a pair of downward facing dragon heads, all beneath an iridescent green glaze, Japanese wood box. 15in (38cm) high Provenance: Mayuyama & Co., Tokyo, prior to December 1950 Bonhams. CHINESE WORKS OF... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2017

Chester Beatty Library opens special exhibition focusing on colour woodblock prints

Totoya Hokkei, Rooster threatening a painted cockerel, 1825, Japan, CBL J 2116 © 2017 Chester Beatty Library DUBLIN.- The Chester Beatty Library in Dublin is presenting a special exhibition focusing on one of the treasures of the Library’s Japanese collection: the colour woodblock prints known as surimono. Combining short verses by poets with elegantly executed illustrations by the most famous names of the floating world, these privately commissioned prints open a window onto the flourishing literary... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2017

Important and rare Qianlong Imperial Moonflasks on preview at Bonhams New York

A rare and important pair of Imperial blue and white Bajixiang Moonflasks, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate on Request. Photo: Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- In anticipation of the Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale in Hong Kong (May 30), Bonhams New York previews a rare and important pair of Qianlong Imperial blue and white Bajixiang Moonflasks (Estimate on Request). The flasks can be viewed during Bonhams’ Asia Week public preview, March 9-14. The Bonhams San Francisco team discovered this... [Lire la suite]