09 mars 2017

Vanderven Oriental Art at TEFAF Maastrich

Monumental seated Buddha, China, late Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th century. Gilded and painted stucco on a wooden base, 180 x 81 x 70 cm. Weight circa 350 kg © Vanderven Oriental Art. This Buddha is seated in the 'padmasana' lotus position with his hands in 'dhyana' mudra the gesture of absolute balance. The figure emits a sense of vastness and serenity in meditation. Simply dressed in a long, low slung robe which covers his legs, exposing his chest and tied at the waist. His shoulders are covered by a long cloak, which also... [Lire la suite]

09 mars 2017

Palermo Chinese palace

Characterized by an unusual mix of architectural styles, the Chinese house was designed and built in 1799 by G. Venancio Marvuglia according to the taste of the "chinoiseries" turn of the century, on commission of King Ferdinand III of Bourbon, who stayed there for a long time during the forced residence in Sicily. The sovereign will hosted several friends and among the distinguished guests and admired this building is a must also remember the visit of Admiral Nelson and Lady Hamilton. The... [Lire la suite]
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09 mars 2017

Verdura/Belperron at TEFAF Maastricht 2017

Suzanne Belperron. The Belperron Saddle Series Cuff No. 4 © Verdura/Belperron carved snowflake rock crystal “saddle” cuff, set with a vintage flexible platinum and diamond bracelet. This unique and bold design illustrates Madame Belperron’s adaptability, incorporating and reimagining traditional art deco jewelry into a bold new statement. Suzanne Belperron. Pair of sapphire, ruby and gold "Indian Coronet" cuffs, Belperron © Verdura/Belperron Suzanne Belperron. The Belperron Leaves Necklace © Verdura/Belperron  ... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2017

Axel Vervoordt Gallery opens new space with major retrospective of Japanese Gutai master Kazuo Shiraga

Kazuo Shiraga, Chiyusei Seibokukan (one of the Shuihuzhuan series, or Warriors), 1961, oil on canvas, 130 x 195 cm. Courtesy of the artist’s estate and the Axel Vervoordt Gallery. ANTWERP.- Axel Vervoordt Gallery opened at Kanaal, a former C19th industrial site on the outskirts of Antwerp, that is being transformed by Axel Vervoordt Company into a new cultural and residential complex. The new gallery, which was previously based in in central Antwerp, opened with a major retrospective of the work of Kazuo Shiraga... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2017

A 'Yaozhou' celadon-glazed mythical beast-form lamp, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty

Lot 605. A 'Yaozhou' celadon-glazed mythical beast-form lamp, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty. Estimate 25,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the beast modeled standing four square on a flat rectangular base with its head facing forward, detailed with sharp fangs, flared nostrils, bushy eyebrows and spiral mane, the tail curled up over its back, the body adorned with tasseled trappings, supporting on its back a shallow dish... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2017

A small 'Yaozhou' persimmon-glazed lobed jar, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty

Lot 604. A small 'Yaozhou' persimmon-glazed lobed jar, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. finely potted with the six-lobed sides resting on a short foot, covered overall with a metallic russet glaze, thinning at the rim and save for the foot ring left unglazed to reveal the pale buff-colored stoneware body. Width 3 5/8  in., 9.2 cm Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 14 Mar 2017, 10:30 AM

09 mars 2017

A small 'Yaozhou' celadon-glazed mallow-form dish, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty

Lot 603. A small 'Yaozhou' celadon-glazed mallow-form dish, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. delicately modeled with the shallow rounded sides rising from a recessed base to a furled foliate rim, covered overall with a lustrous olive-green glaze stopping short of the base to reveal the gray stoneware body. Diameter 3 7/8  in., 9.7 cm Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 14 Mar 2017, 10:30 AM  
09 mars 2017

An exceptional 'Jian' 'nogime temmoku' tea bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)

Lot 602. An exceptional 'Jian' 'nogime temmoku' tea bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279). Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. thickly potted, of deep conical form, the gently rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to an indented groove beneath the rim, the interior and exterior applied with a lustrous iridescent black glaze, with coppery 'oil spots' at the rim, extending to silvery-blue 'hare's fur' striations to the sides, the glaze pooling unevenly above the foot... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2017

Nicolas de Staël (1914 - 1955), Parc des Princes, 1952

Lot 10. Nicolas de Staël (1914 - 1955), Parc des Princes, oil on card laid down on panel, 12 by 16.8 cm. 4 3/4 by 6 5/8 in. Executed in 1952. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 GBP. Sold 440,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  Provenance:  Jacques Dubourg, Paris Alain Lesieutre, Paris Briest, Paris, 54 Oeuvres Provenant de la Collection d’Alain Lesieutre, 24 November 1992, Lot 44 Daniel Varenne, Geneva Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1992 Exhibited:... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2017

Nicolas de Staël (1914 - 1955), Honfleur, 1952

Lot 9. Nicolas de Staël (1914 - 1955), Honfleur, oil on card, 13.5 by 22 cm. 5 3/8 by 8 5/8 in. Executed in 1952. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 GBP. Sold 200,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  Provenance: Jacques Dubourg, Paris Alain Lesieutre, Paris Briest, Paris, 54 Oeuvres Provenant de la Collection d’Alain Lesieutre, 24 November 1992, Lot 43 Daniel Varenne, Geneva Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1992 Exhibited: Geneva, Galerie Daniel Malingue, Staël: Priorité... [Lire la suite]
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