02 janvier 2018

A rare grisaille-decorated 'mallet' vase, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 358. A rare grisaille-decorated 'mallet' vase, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 7 3/8 in. (18.3 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 40,000 - GBP 60,000. Price realised GBP 50,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2015.  The vase has a flat base and domed body rising to a tall cylindrical neck with a lipped mouth rim. The body is delicately decorated with an idyllic landscape with pavilions set against trees next to a fast flowing river inhabited by figures on boats and a further figure crossing a... [Lire la suite]

02 janvier 2018

A fine inscribed and enamelled 'Autumn pavilion' mallet-shaped vase, Qianlong period (1736-1795) 

Lot 2125. A fine inscribed and enamelled 'Autumn pavilion' mallet-shaped vase, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 7 1/4 in. (18.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 6,000,000 - HKD 8,000,000. Price realised HKD 7,830,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2012.  The rounded body of the vase is finely potted with a broad base and a rounded shoulder under a high cylindrical neck. The exterior is superbly decorated in polychrome enamels with a continuous landscape comprising an architectural complex and figures... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2018

A fine and rare faux-bois grisaille-decorated brushpot, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 207. A fine and rare faux-bois grisaille-decorated brushpot, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 18.3 cm., 7 1/4 in. Estimate 6,000,000 — 9,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 20,840,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of slightly waisted cylindrical form, finely painted in grisaille on the exterior in a wide band resembling a handscroll with schollars in a landscape, one seated at his painting table inside a house nestled in a grove of trees, two others walking towards a rocky promontory, a fourth... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2018

Brush pot, mark and reign of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Brush pot, mark and reign of Yongzheng (1723-1735), porcelain. Height: 14 cm. Julia C. Gulland Gift, 682-1907 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2017.  Brush pot of porcelain, painted inside in colours to imitate the appearance of wood, and on the outside with a figure of a Daoist Immortal Zheng Kuo Lao riding on a white mule by the shore of a lake with mountains in the distance, followed by a youth carrying a burden. Mark of Yongzheng in blue. In 18th-century China, great technical... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2018

A very rare and finely enamelled glass 'quails' snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, Qianlong mark and period

  Lot 66. A very rare and finely enamelled glass 'quails' snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, Qianlong four-character mark in blue enamel and of the period (1736-1795); 1 ¾ in. (4.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 50,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2015. The exterior of the bottle is exquisitely decorated with a continuous scene depicting five quails amidst colourful leafy sprays of peony and millet, below a... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2018

A very rare and finely enamelled famille rose glass snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, Qianlong mark and period

Lot 65. A very rare and finely enamelled famille rose glass snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, Qianlong four-character mark in blue enamel and of the period (1736-1795); 2 1/8 in. (5.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000. Price realised GBP 80,500. © Christie’s Images Limited 2015. The semi-translucent white glass snuff bottle is finely decorated to the compressed pear shaped body with a continuous design depicting camellia and wintersweet, below a band of pink... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2018

A pair of doucai 'floral bouquet' bowls, Yongzheng marks and period (1723-1735)

Lot 360. A pair of doucai 'floral bouquet' bowls, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze-blue within double circles and of the period(1723-1735); 6 in. (15.3 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 158,500. © Christie’s Images Limited 2015. Each bowl is delicately painted and enamelled in soft tones around the exterior with six bouquets of daisies in shades of blue, yellow and iron-red, divided by foliate arabesques emerging from the base and from below... [Lire la suite]
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02 janvier 2018

Exhibition at the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum brings together works by Arcimboldo

Giuseppe Arcimboldo (Milán, 1526-1593), Flora meretrix, c. 1590. Oil on panel, 74,5 x 57,5 cm (90.5 x 73.5 cm framed). Cassetta frame in pietre dure designed by Federico Zeri, c. 1970. Private Collection BILBAO.- The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum is presenting the exhibition Arcimboldo. The Floras and Spring. It brings together the three works by the artist housed in Spanish collections, in addition to other paintings and documentation that help to provide a context for them. In total, the exhibition... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2018

Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Saint-Étienne Métropole exhibits works by Anish Kapoor

Anish Kapoor, My Red Homeland 2003. Peinture à la cire et à l'huile, bras en acier et moteur. Diamètre : 12 m. Vue de l'installation au Kunsthaus Bregenz, 2003. Photo : Nic Tenwiggenhornacier. © Anish Kapoor / Adagp, Paris 2017. SAINT-ÉTIENNE.- For its 30th anniversary, the Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Saint-Étienne Métropole has invited famous British artist Anish Kapoor. Given carte blanche in the large center room of the building, he is showcasing My Red Homeland installation until Spring 2018,... [Lire la suite]
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