06 mars 2017

Gregg Baker Asian Art at TEFAF Maastrich 2017

School of Hasegawa, A six-fold screen depicting Kakimoto no Hitamaro gazing at the moon and sitting on the shore of Kei no Matsubara, Japan, Momoyama-Edo period, 17th century. Ink and colour on paper and gold leaf, 172 x 377 cm © Gregg Baker Asian Art Kakinomoto no Hitomaro (662-710) was a Japanese waka poet and aristocrat of the late Asuka period (538 to 710). He was the most prominent of the poets included in the Manyōshū (Poetry Collection of Ten Thousands Leaves) compiled in the middle of the eight century, the... [Lire la suite]

06 mars 2017

A superbly painted rare blue and white 'dragon' brush washer, Xuande mark and period (1426–1435)

Lot 8. A superbly painted rare blue and white 'dragon' brush washer, Xuande mark and period (1426–1435). Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's finely potted, of ten-lobed mallow form with gently flaring sides resting on a countersunk base of corresponding form, the interior superbly painted in rich cobalt blue with a medallion enclosing a five-clawed dragon, with flames issuing from its flanks, plunging and writhing amidst ruyi-form cloud scrolls, framed within double-line borders... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2017

A fine blue and white lobed 'fruit and flower' bowl, Xuande mark and period (1426–1435)

Lot 7. A fine blue and white lobed 'fruit and flower' bowl, Xuande mark and period (1426–1435). Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's of conical form with straight flared sides, the rim indented to form six subtle lobes, the interior painted in dark tones of underglaze blue with a central medallion containing a fruiting and flowering peach spray within a triple circle, surrounded by six floral sprays of lotus, camellia, chrysanthemum and hollyhock, below a border of smaller... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2017

Galleria Francesca Antonacci Damiano Lapiccirella Fine Art announces TEFAF highlights

ROME.- Created by the merger of two historic galleries that have been on the market for several generations, the Galleria Francesca Antonacci Damiano Lapiccirella Fine Art, with its prestigious headquarters in a fascinating courtyard in the centre of Rome, is a landmark for enthusiasts of "Grand Tour" paintings as well as drawings and sculptures by European artists from the late eighteenth century and the middle of the nineteenth. It is also a site for true museum-profile exhibitions. The gallery participates in the most... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2017

A Dogon masterpiece to be offered at Christie's Paris

The Rasmussen-de Havenon Dogon mask, Mali, 17th-18th century. Estimate: €2,500,000-3,500,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. PARIS.- Christie’s France will offer at auction on 4th April, the Rasmussen-de Havenon Dogon mask which stayed in private hands for more than twenty years. This exceptional mask was discovered in the 1950s through a network of African merchants, including Mamadou Sylla in Bamako, one of the most important amongst them. In the mid-1950s, Sylla sold it to one of the most significant merchant of the... [Lire la suite]
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06 mars 2017

Rarely seen Renaissance paintings by Venice masters on view at the North Carolina Museum of Art

Giovanni Bellini and assistants, The Annunciation, circa 1490–1500, oil on canvas, 88 x 42 in. each, Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice, Italy © Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice. RALEIGH, NC.- Glory of Venice: Renaissance Paintings 1470–1520 features 50 paintings and a significant group of early printed books and individual pages that illustrate a crucial period in the history of Venetian art and culture, widely regarded as one of the most exciting chapters in the history of Western art. The core of the exhibition... [Lire la suite]

06 mars 2017

Deer Shaped Ewer, Lê – Mạc Dynasty, 17th c. A.D., Vietnam

Deer Shaped Ewer, Lê – Mạc Dynasty, 17th c. A.D., Vietnam © Zetterquist Galleries Length: 20.5cm A stoneware pouring vessel in the shape of a sitting deer covered in a finely crackled ivory colored glaze, with the crackle stained to a russet brown color. The delicately articulated head, antlers and ears echo that of the tail, out of which rises to the scrolled handle. A tall neck with cupped rim rises from the back and connects to the antlers. Two raised air holes flank the neck to the sides, and are glazed in brown. (Ears... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2017

Polychrome Ty Ba Bottle & Deep Bowl with Polychrome Decoration, Lê Dynasty, 15th–16th c. A.D., Vietnam

Polychrome Ty Ba Bottle & Deep Bowl with Polychrome Decoration, Lê Dynasty, 15th–16th c. A.D., Vietnam © Zetterquist Galleries Height: 30cm A porcelaineous stoneware pear shaped bottle vase with long, flared neck and mouth-rim and splayed foot with beveled edge. The underfoot is glazed with a chocolate brown wash, and the foot rim is unglazed, revealing a buff stoneware body. The body is glazed with a finely crackled, translucent glaze with reddish burial staining. Over the glaze layer is a polychrome (red, green and... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2017

Blue and White Lamp Stand, Lê Dynasty 15th–16th c. A.D., Vietnam

Blue and White Lamp Stand, Lê Dynasty 15th–16th c. A.D., Vietnam © Zetterquist Galleries Height: 40cm A Baluster-form lamp stand with alternating raised bands of brown and blue on the tall pedestal base. The bottom section of the body has elongated ruyi-form lotus petals with internal arabesques, with the top part of the body decorated with a large band of scrolling lotus. A raised ridge of brown delineates the join of the neck to the body, above which is a narrow band of cloud decoration. The long neck has two major... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2017

Large Blue and White Peony Plate, Lê Dynasty, 15th–16th c. A.D., Vietnam

Large Blue and White Peony Plate, Lê Dynasty, 15th–16th c. A.D., Vietnam © Zetterquist Galleries Diameter: 36cm A large charger with a large, finely painted cobalt blue peony depiction at its center. The flower is surrounded by sprigs of leaves and confined by an outer band of petals, within double concentric lines. A thicker band of intermittent flower and leaf sprigs decorates the inside cavetto, while a thin band of scrolling leaves sits just below the unglazed mouth-rim. (The mouthrim is left unglazed for kiln... [Lire la suite]