09 novembre 2017

A blue and white circular box and cover, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 77. A blue and white circular box and cover, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1522-1566). 9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 68,750 © Christies Images Ltd 2017 The cover is decorated with a circular panel enclosing two boys playing with a crane below pine trees before a pavilion in a fenced garden. The panel is surrounded by alternating cranes and cloud scrolls, and the rim is... [Lire la suite]

09 novembre 2017

Animals: Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg opens new exhibition

"Animals. Respect / Harmony / Submission". Poster. HAMBURG.- Animals are a frequent subject of debate these days. Do they have a soul? How much do they suffer? Are we under any obligation to protect their individuality by granting them rights? Are human beings morally authorized to do as they want with animals, to consume them, rob them of their freedom and train them for the purposes of entertainment? Scientific discussion takes the relationship between animal and human being very seriously. In the everyday life of... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2017

A Gilt-Bronze Figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Ming Dynasty, Early 15th Century

Lot 67. A Gilt-Bronze Figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Ming Dynasty, Early 15th Century. Estimate £60,000–80,000. Lot sold £187,500 . Photo Sotheby's. well-cast and depicted seated in vajraparyankasana on a double-lotus base, with hands held in dhyanamudra, wearing a pleated robe draped over the left shoulder and falling in loose folds over his legs, with the undergarment gathered at the chest, the serene face with downcast eyes and a meditative expression flanked by long pendulous ears,... [Lire la suite]