17 novembre 2017

A green-glazed pottery vase, hu, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 301. A green-glazed pottery vase, hu, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). 15.9 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 HKD. Lot Sold 15,000 HKD (1,612 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. the baluster body decorated with horizontal fillets in relief and supported on three rod-shaped spurs, covered overall in a lustrous greenish glaze with a golden sheen. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family. Sotheby's. Chinese Art including Selected Works of Art from the... [Lire la suite]

17 novembre 2017

Bacon portrait of Freud to be shown for the first time since 1965

Francis Bacon, Study for Portrait of Lucian Freud, 1964. The Lewis Collection © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved. DACS, London. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd. LONDON.- A large-scale painting by Francis Bacon of his friend Lucian Freud is to be shown in Tate Britain’s landmark exhibition All Too Human in February 2018. The work was only seen in public shortly after it was completed – firstly in London in 1964 and then in Hamburg and Stockholm in 1965. It has since remained in private hands and has... [Lire la suite]
17 novembre 2017

Rubens' daughter comes to the Scottish National Gallery

Sir Peter Paul Rubens, Portrait of the Artist’s Daughter Clara Serena, about 1623, private collection. EDINBURGH.- A beautiful and intimate family portrait by one of the greatest of all seventeenth-century artists is on display at the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh this winter. Portrait of the Artist’s Daughter, Clara Serena by Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was probably painted about 1623, not long before the sitter’s tragically early death at the age of 12. This charming painting, which, after cleaning,... [Lire la suite]
17 novembre 2017

A finely decorated fahua ‘lotus pond’ vase, meiping, Chenghua period (1465-1487)

 Lot 8004. A finely decorated fahua ‘lotus pond’ vase, meiping, Chenghua period (1465-1487). 15 in. (38 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 3,000,000 - HKD 5,000,000 (USD 386,054 - USD 643,424). © Christies Images Ltd 2017 The elegantly potted vase is finely and crisply decorated with moulded and thread appliques in slip to depict a lotus pond from which emerge long stems bearing lotus blooms and leaves amid aquatic plants and butterflies in flight above a border to rolling and... [Lire la suite]
17 novembre 2017

Tiancheng International Jewellery and Jadeite Autumn Auction 2017 Highlighting Magnificent Gemstones, Diamonds and Jadeite

Lot 228. “The Red Romance”. Magnificent 139.14-Carat Natural Unheated Burmese Mogok Ruby and Diamond Necklace. Estimate: HK$ 58,000,000 - 88,000,000/ US$ 7,440,000 - 11,300,000. © Tiancheng International HONG KONG - Tiancheng International Jewellery and Jadeite Autumn Auction will take place on 3 December, offering a vast selection of important natural coloured gemstones, diamonds and jadeite. Leading the sale is a magnificent Burmese ruby necklace totalling 139.14 carats. The sale also highlights a stunning... [Lire la suite]
17 novembre 2017

Exhibition brings together the largest group of original drawings by Michelangelo

NEW YORK, NY.- Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer, on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from November 13, 2017, through February 12, 2018, presents a stunning range and number of works by the artist: 133 of his drawings, 3 of his marble sculptures, his earliest painting, and his wood architectural model for a chapel vault. A substantial body of complementary works by his teachers, associates, pupils, and artists who were influenced by him or who worked in collaboration with him are also being displayed... [Lire la suite]
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