29 mars 2017

A superbly carved and rare yellow jade figure of a bixie, Eastern Han – Six Dynasties

Lot 3038. A superbly carved and rare yellow jade figure of a bixie, Eastern Han–Six Dynasties. Estimate3,000,000 — 4,000,000 HKD (364,987 - 486,650 EUR) Photo: Sotheby's powerfully worked in the form of a prowling bixie with the left front leg striding forward, the horned mythical beast portrayed menacing with the head held high and an open mouth baring its teeth, below thick eyebrows and a pair of horns, the cheeks detailed with circular motifs, above the beard falling on... [Lire la suite]

29 mars 2017

Exposition "Voir Paris : Une Aventure Chinoise", du 24 au 27 avril chez Christie’s

Zao Wou-Ki (1921-2013), 29.09.64. Peint en 1964. Estimation : HKD 38.000.000-48.000.000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Paris – Les équipes de Christie’s sont heureuses d’organiser une exposition de plus d’une trentaine œuvres d’art contemporain asiatique du 24 au 27 avril prochain. De Zao Wou-Ki à Sanyu en passant par T’ang Haywen ou Chu Teh-Chun, cette exposition rend un vibrant hommage aux artistes chinois de l’école de Paris, une première sur la place parisienne. Parmi les œuvres qui seront présentées lors de cette... [Lire la suite]
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29 mars 2017

Sotheby's sale offers an improbable array of curious objects

Lot 3027. An Impressive Allosaurus Dinosaur Skull, Late Jurassic Period, Wyoming, USA, approx. 79.8cm. Est. HK$2.2 – 2.8 million / US$284,000 – 361,000. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong will present Curiosity III on 4 April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The sale offers a total of 76 lots estimated in excess of HK$50 million / US$6.4 million *. Curiosity III features a gathering of objects formed by nature and man-made, a cross between the Western cabinet of curiosities and... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2017

Zhuang Hong Yi's captivating and iridescent works on view at Unit London

Zhuang Hong Yi, Exhibition view. Courtesy of Unit London  LONDON.- Zhuang Hong Yi (b. SiChuan, China, 1962) is an internationally renowned contemporary artist who has lived in the Netherlands for the past two decades. His work - a powerfully elegant expression of the cultural connections between Europe and China - has a broad international following across Europe and Asia especially. Hong Yi’s concern with environmental issues is reflected in his repetitive use of floral patterns, highlighting the increasing... [Lire la suite]
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28 mars 2017

Major new exhibition reveals the central place of religion in the Italian Renaissance home

Studio of Sandro Botticelli, Virgin and Child, Florence, c.1480–90, oil on panel. Bequeathed by Charles Brinsley Marlay, 1912 © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge CAMBRIDGE.- The Fitzwilliam Museum opened a major new exhibition that reveals the central place of religion in the Italian Renaissance home from March 7 - 4 June 2017. ‘Madonnas and Miracles’ shows how religious beliefs and practices were embedded in every aspect of domestic life. Challenging the idea of the... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2017

An exceptional yellow-ground blue and white 'gardenia' dish, Mark and period of Hongzhi (1488-1505)

Lot 2. An Exceptional Yellow-Ground, Blue And White 'Gardenia' Dish, Mark And Period Of Hongzhi (1488-1505). Diameter 26.1 cm. Est. HK$2.5 – 3.5 million / US$320,000 – 449,000. Lot sold 11,500,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to an everted rim, freely painted in shaded tones of cobalt reserved on a rich yellow ground, the interior with a slightly recessed medallion enclosing a leafy branch bearing two five-petalled gardenia blooms and... [Lire la suite]

28 mars 2017

An Exceptional Junyao Purple And Blue Glazed Tripod Circular Narcissus Bowl, Early Ming Dynasty

Lot 1107. An Exceptional Junyao Purple And Blue Glazed Tripod Circular Narcissus Bowl, Early Ming Dynasty. Diameter 20.3 cm. Est. HK$8– 12 million / US$1 – 1.5 million. Photo: Sotheby's. with shallow rounded sides curving down to a flat recessed base supported on three gently flaring ruyi-shaped feet, the rim bordered with a band enclosing evenly spaced rounded studs between two narrow raised ribs, above a further band of studs above the feet, the well-proportioned body skilfully applied with... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2017

An Outstanding And Extremely Rare Celadon Jade Figure Of An Elephant, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-26 AD)

Lot 3305. An Outstanding And Extremely Rare Celadon Jade Figure Of An Elephant, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-26 AD), 8.4 cm. Est. HK$5,00,000– 7,000,000 (US$641,000 – 897,000). Lot sold 7,300,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. skilfully worked in the round as an Asian elephant standing foursquare on its short legs with its long trunk curled to its left and its tail swished to its right, the animal depicted with characteristic dorsal bumps flanked by floppy ears, the corpulent body rendered gravitating... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2017

A ‘Huanghuali’ Dressing Case With Carved Doors And Gilt-Bronze Fittings, Late Ming – Early Qing Dynasty

Lot 3508. A ‘Huanghuali’ Dressing Case With Carved Doors And Gilt-Bronze Fittings, Late Ming – Early Qing Dynasty, 37 x 39.1 x 32.1 cm. Est. HK$800,000 – 1.2 million / US$103,000 – 154,000. Photo: Sotheby's. of rectangular form, constructed with straight sides resting on a slightly larger base with a stylised lotus lappet border, surmounted by a cover hinged on the back of the dressing case, the front with a pair of doors hinged to the sides with cusped and finely detailed gilt-bronze plates, embellished across... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2017

An Exceptional And Extremely Rare Dingyao Carved 'Peony' Bottle Vase, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 3218. An Exceptional And Extremely Rare Dingyao Carved 'Peony' Bottle Vase, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). Height 25 cm. Est. HK$8 – 12 million / US$1 million – 1.5 million. Photo: Sotheby's. the sumptuous globular body surmounted by a tall neck of elegant cylindrical form, slightly flaring as it emanates from the shoulder and extends to a flanged everted rim, all supported on a splayed foot, very finely carved with two luxuriant peony flowers, their stems and foliage spreading... [Lire la suite]