28 octobre 2017

A green-glazed pottery kundika, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 95. A green-glazed pottery kundika, Tang dynasty (618-907). 10in (25.5cm) high. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€1,700 - 2,600). Sold for US$ 5,625 (€4,833). Photo: Bonhams. The globular body surmounted by a tall waisted neck, collared by a flange surrounding the tapered tubular mouth, the shoulder set with an upright spout with cupped mouth, covered overall in a dark-green glaze stopping above the splayed foot to reveal the pink body with traces of slip. Provenance: Vallin Galleries LLC, Connecticut,... [Lire la suite]

28 octobre 2017

A blue splashed pottery jar, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 94. A blue splashed pottery jar, Tang dynasty (618-907). 7 1/4in (18.5cm) high. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 8,000 (€5,200 - 6,900). Sold for US$ 10,000 (€8,592). Photo: Bonhams. The broad shoulders tapering towards the base and surmounted by a short waisted neck and rolled rim, covered overall in a pale yellowish glaze suffused with irregular blue splashes and a green dribble, all falling short of the base and flat foot to reveal the pale buff body.. Provenance: Sotheby's, New York, 21-22 September 2005,... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2017

A pale green lotus jar, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577)

Lot 93. A pale green lotus jar, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577). 6 1/2 in (16.5cm) high. Estimate US$ 1,200 - 1,500 (€1,000 - 1,300). Sold for US$ 6,875 (€5,907). Photo: Bonhams. The compressed oviform body carved with a single wide band of the overlapping lotus petals, with four acanthus leaf-form loop handles on the shoulder, all under a thin, pale green glaze. Provenance: Dries Blitz, New York, 1 November 2005. Bonhams. ASIAN WORKS OF ART. 30 Oct 2017, 10:00 EDT, NEW YORK
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28 octobre 2017

A yueyao stoneware jar, Western Jin dynasty (265-316)

Lot 92. A yueyao stoneware jar, Western Jin dynasty (265-316). 4 1/2in (11.5cm) high. Estimate US$ 1,200 - 1,500 (€1,000 - 1,300). Sold for US$ 1,500 (€1,288). Photo: Bonhams. The broad shoulder encircled with a crosshatch band and applied with two opposing loop handles and two mock taotiemask and ring motifs, the gray-green glaze stopping short of the unglazed base, exposing the gray body with burnt orange patches. Provenance: Alvin Lo Oriental Art, New York, 10 October 2000. ... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2017

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art exhibits 90 Dutch and Flemish Drawings from the Golden Age

Hans Bol (1534-1593), “A Covered Wagon Traversing a Road between Two Inns", 1580, Image © Victoria and Albert Museum OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA.- The Oklahoma City Museum of Art will open special exhibition, “Master Strokes: Dutch and Flemish Drawings from the Golden Age,” organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London Oct. 28. This marks the first time this collection, featuring 90 masterpieces by artists such as Peter Paul Rubens, Sir Anthony van Dyck and Rembrandt van Rijn, has been exhibited outside Europe. “This... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2017

A gray pottery figure of a dragon, Six dynasties-early Tang dynasty

Lot 91. A gray pottery figure of a dragon, Six dynasties-early Tang dynasty. 10 1/2in (26.8cm) long. Estimate US$ 8,000 - 12,000 (€6,900 - 10,000). Sold for US$ 10,000 (€8,592). Photo: Bonhams. Modeled with an arched body lined with a serrated fin along the length of its spine, the raised head set with wide eyes above an open mouth revealing fangs and tongue, incised with cross-hatching to represent scales, with traces of white slip and blue pigment, mounted to stand. Provenance: Christie's, New... [Lire la suite]

28 octobre 2017

A painted pottery figure of a shaman, Eastern Han dynasty (25-220)

Lot 90. A painted pottery figure of a shaman, Eastern Han dynasty (25-220). 7 1/8in (18.2cm) high. Estimate US$ 800 - 1,200 (€690 - 1,000). Sold for US$ 1,000 (€859). Photo: Bonhams. The hollow figure modeled without legs, the raised hands holding a cup just below the slightly raised chin, the face incised with lines to impart a wizened appearance, pigments highlighting the lips, teeth, headdress, collar band and tied belt, stand. Provenance: J.J. Lally and Co., New York, 7 November 2000. ... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2017

A Sichuan pottery figure of an entertainer, Eastern Han dynasty (25-220)

Lot 89. A Sichuan pottery figure of an entertainer, Eastern Han dynasty (25-220). 13 1/4 in (33.7cm) high. Estimate US$ 600 - 800 (€520 - 690). Sold for US$ 812 (€698). Photo: Bonhams. Portrayed in a half kneel with right hand raised, clad in loose trousers partly obscured by the large ample belly, the face with a happy, animated expression beneath a furrowed brow and hat, all supported on a circular base. Provenance: E. & J. Frankel, New York, 16 October 1993. Bonhams. ASIAN WORKS OF ART. 30 Oct... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2017

A Neolithic painted pottery jar, Banshan, Gansu Yangzhou, Mid-2nd Millenium BC

Lot 88. A Neolithic painted pottery jar, Banshan, Gansu Yangzhou, Mid-2nd Millenium BC. 8in (20.3cm) high. Estimate US$ 1,000 - 1,500 (€860 - 1,300). Sold for US$ 1,250 (€1,074). Photo: Bonhams. Modeled with a slightly compressed globular body tapering towards the base, decorated with red dentilated swag patterns reserved on a black ground, with single loop handle at the base of the neck, decorated with hatch pattern.  Provenance: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York, 6 April 2000. Bonhams. ASIAN WORKS OF... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2017

"Portrait of the Artist" offers rare look at images of artists from the British Royal Collection

Artemisia Gentileschi, Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting (La Pittura), c. 1638–39. Oil on canvas. Photo: Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017 VANCOUVER, BC.- The Vancouver Art Gallery presents Portrait of the Artist: An Exhibition from the Royal Collection, opening on October 28, 2017 and remaining on view until February 4, 2018. Following the acclaimed exhibition that debuted at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace in 2016, Portrait of the Artist: An Exhibition from the... [Lire la suite]