20 septembre 2017

A Longquan celadon warming bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 960. A Longquan celadon warming bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Diameter 6 1/4  in., 15.8 cm. Estimate 1,500 — 2,000 USD. Lot sold 1,500 USD. © Sotheby's. of hollow double-walled construction with deep rounded exterior sides and an interior shallow bowl, the exterior freely carved with scrolling peony, the interior medallion carved with a large peony blossom encircled by a diapered cavetto, the unglazed recessed base with a circular aperture, covered overall in a... [Lire la suite]

20 septembre 2017

A 'Longquan' celadon barbed-rim dish, Ming dynasty

Lot 958. A 'Longquan' celadon barbed-rim dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Diameter 10 3/8  in., 26.4 cm. Estimate 1,500 — 2,500 USD. Lot sold 2,500 USD. © Sotheby's. the slightly convex center molded with a peony spray, encircled by a flaring petal-molded well rising to the barbed rim with raised edge, covered overall in a sea-green glaze, the base with an unglazed ring fired to brick red. Provenance: Acquired between 1970- 1979. Exhibited: The Collector's Earth, A Survey of... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2017

A splashed 'Jun' bowl, Yuan-Ming dynasty

Lot 961. A splashed 'Jun' bowl, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644). Diameter 7 3/4  in., 19.8 cm. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 USD. Lot sold 4,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the rounded conical body rising from a spreading foot to an inverted rim, covered overall in a crackle-suffused seafoam-green glaze with a purple splash to the upper cavetto, the glaze shading to a mushroom hue at the rim and stopping above the foot to reveal the buff body. Provenance: Collection of Mrs. Edwin Sibley Webster... [Lire la suite]
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20 septembre 2017

Major collection of Dutch paintings of the Golden Age donated to the Kunsthalle Bremen

Adam van Breen, Ice Skater, 1611, oil on wood, 28.5 x 41.5 cm. © Kunsthalle Bremen – Der Kunstverein in Bremen.  BREMEN.- For decades, this private collection remained a secret: now the Bremen businessman Carl Schünemann has donated his valuable collection of Old Master paintings to the Kunsthalle Bremen. The core of the collection consists of 32 paintings by seventeenth-century Dutch masters. In addition, it includes a Tuscan Madonna panel from around 1400 and an eighteenth century panorama of Venice by... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2017

Heritage's Asian Art Auction soars past $3.3 million during Asia Week New York

NEW YORK, NY.- Aggressive bidding among shrewd collectors pushed numerous lots well past their pre-auction estimates in Heritage Auctions’ Asian Art Auction in New York, ultimately driving the total realized to nearly $3.3 million.  “We made a big impression during Asia Week New York and these results show it,” said Richard Cervantes, Director, Asian Art. “Our clients are extremely happy with the scholarship and marketing we put behind their precious objects.” The top lot was a Tibetan Thangka Depicting Two... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2017

Getty Museum to exhibit rare Michelangelo drawing

 Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, 1475-1564), Study of a Mourning Woman. Pen and brown ink, heightened with white, 26 x 16.5 cm. LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Getty Museum will exhibit a rare drawing by one of history’s most admired artists, Michelangelo, for a limited time from September 20 through October 29, 2017. The drawing was part of a landmark group of 16 drawings and one painting acquired by the Getty Museum in July of this year. Study of a Mourning Woman, ca. 1500-05, by Michelangelo Buonarroti... [Lire la suite]
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