07 avril 2017

A carved bamboo-root 'peach and bat' ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3661. A carved bamboo-root 'peach and bat' ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 28 cm, 11 in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 125,000 HKD (15,126 EUR) (16,086 USD). Photo: Sotheby's the shaft naturalistically carved in the form of a gnarled knotted bough, issuing leafy side branches bearing succulent peaches, the terminal formed from a larger peach with a bat perched atop, Japanese wood box inscribed by Chikuun Yamamoto (1819-88), seal... [Lire la suite]

07 avril 2017

A rare coral 'sanduo' ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3661. A rare coral 'sanduo' ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 41.8 cm, 16 3/8  in.. Estimate 180,000 — 220,000 HKD. Lot sold 225,000 HKD (27,228 EUR) (28,955 USD). Photo: Sotheby's the ruyi head carved with two bats depicted hovering over globular peaches borne on gnarled stems, the arched shaft with the other two 'abundances', finger citron and pomegranates, as well as curling leaves, the end with a small aperture skilfully incorporated in... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2017

A rock crystal 'Immortals' ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 3662. A rock crystal 'Immortals' ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century, 35 cm, 13 3/4  in.. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 475,000 HKD (57,481 EUR) (61,128 USD). Photo: Sotheby's the ruyi-shaped terminal carved in low relief with the Three Star Gods standing in a landscape with overhanging pine trees, the curved shaft with a lobed panel enclosing the Eight Daoist Immortals amidst a landscape with a fruiting peach tree, above a shaped panel of... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2017

A white jade ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3637. A white jade ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 44.3 cm, 17 3/8  in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 875,000 HKD (105,885 EUR) (105,885 USD). Photo: Sotheby's the slender curved sceptre elegantly worked on the ruyi-shaped head with a bat in flight above a gnarled leafy branch bearing two large peaches, the arched shaft carved with four seal characters reading Jixiang ruyi ('Auspicious as you wish'), above a leafy spray of narcissus... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2017

A rhinoceros horn 'loquat' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th – 18th century

Lot 3644. A rhinoceros horn 'loquat' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th – 18th century, 18.6 cm, 7 1/4  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 625,000 HKD (75,632 EUR) (80,431 USD). Photo: Sotheby's skilfully carved in the form of a furled loquat leaf with a serrated rim, one side of the leaf depicted borne on a gnarled branch extending downwards to form the handle and base, the branch issuing branches of loquats and leaves enveloping the exterior of the vessel, the smoothly patinated surface of a... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2017

An archaistic rhinoceros horn 'chilong' libation cup, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 3646. An archaistic rhinoceros horn 'chilong' libation cup, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), 10.5 cm, 4 1/8  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 625,000 HKD (75,632 EUR) (80,431 USD). Photo: Sotheby's well patinated and carved with a quatrefoil rim tapering to an oval splayed foot, the exterior decorated in low relief with a frieze of taotie masks against a diapered ground below a key-fret band, one side of the vessel with three clambering chilong, the reverse... [Lire la suite]

07 avril 2017

A rhinoceros horn 'Three friends' libation cup, 17th – 18th century

Lot 3646. A rhinoceros horn 'Three friends' libation cup, 17th – 18th century, overall height 20 cm, 7 7/8  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot sold 750,000 HKD (90,759 EUR) (96,518 USD). Photo: Sotheby's the flared sides carved in various levels of relief depicting the Three Friends of Winter, including flowering prunus, leafy bamboo and two parallel knotted pine tree forming a double handle, all issuing from cragged rockwork forming the base, the horn of a dark honey-brown tone, fitted wood... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2017

A rare, superbly carved and inscribed rhinoceros horn 'chilong' libation cup, Ming dynasty, dated 1582

    A rare, superbly carved and inscribed rhinoceros horn 'chilong' libation cup, Ming dynasty, dated renwu year of the Wanli period (in accordance with 1582), 19.4 cm, 7 5/8  in. Estimate 1,800,000 — 2,800,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,220,000 HKD (389,658 EUR) (414,382 USD). Photo: Sotheby's exquisitely carved in the form of a deep musk mallow bloom, one side decorated in openwork with a chilong clambering on the interior of the rim and forming the handle of the cup, the... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2017

Exhibition explores Edgar Degas’ fascination with the hat makers of Paris

Edgar Degas, French, 1834-1917; “The Millinery Shop”, 1879-1886; oil on canvas; 39 3/8 x 49 9/16 inches; The Art Institute of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Larned Coburn Memorial Collection ST. LOUIS—Best known for his depictions of Parisian dancers and laundresses, Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917) was enthralled with another aspect of life in the French capital—high-fashion hats and the women who created them. The artist, invariably well-dressed and behatted himself, “was not afraid to go into ecstasies in front... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2017

Modern millinery will be highlighted in ‘The Hats of Stephen Jones’

Stephen Jones, British, born 1957; “Spirits Drifting”, from Drifting and Dreaming Collection, Spring Summer 2011; turkey feathers (Meleagris gallopavo domesticus); Stephen Jones Millinery © Stephen Jones ST. LOUIS—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present The Hats of Stephen Jones, a special installation of eight hats designed by one of the world’s best known contemporary milliners. The hats will be installed as gallery interventions throughout the museum from April 21 through Sept. 4. A British artist, Jones came to prominence... [Lire la suite]
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