27 mars 2018

Large donation brings Matisse masterpiece to National Gallery of Denmark

Henri Matisse, Nymph and Faun, c. 1911. © National Gallery of Denmark COPENHAGEN.- With a substantial million-euro donation, the New Carlsberg Foundation and the Augustinus Foundation have made SMK – National Gallery of Denmark the new home of a truly remarkable painting by the French artist Henri Matisse, Nymph and Faun. A painting, that SMK has been trying to locate since the 1990s. SMK – National Gallery of Denmark owns one of the largest collections of Henri Matisse’s art found anywhere outside of... [Lire la suite]
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27 mars 2018

A rare Junyao water pot-brush washer, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century 

Lot 1473. A rare Junyao water pot-brush washer, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century; 5 in. (12.6 cm.) across. Estimate $30,000 - $50,000. Price Realized $37,500. photo Christie's Ltd 2011 Unusually made in the shape of two conjoined pomegranate-form water pots attached to a small cup with slightly everted rim, each water pot with a small hole in one side and the cup with two holes in the adjoining walls that allow water to flow in from each pomegranate, covered overall with an opaque glaze of milky blue color... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2018

A Qingbai carved petal-lobed bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279) 

Lot 1469. A Qingbai carved petal-lobed bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279); 7 in. (18 cm.) diam. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Price Realized $6,875. photo Christie's Ltd 2011 The slightly rounded, flared sides rising to the slightly everted, petal-lobed rim cut with six notches, the interior carved with a leafy, scrolling stem bearing three flowers reserved on a rouletted ground below a single line border, covered overall with a glaze of pale aqua color that continues over the tapered foot ring and ends in a circle... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2018

A well-carved Yaozhou celadon bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 1467. A well-carved Yaozhou celadon bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 11th-12th century; 8 5/8 in. (20.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 68,500. © Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 The sides flared from the foot to an angle where they then flare in a slight curve to the rim, the interior finely carved with two leafy stems that cross in the center, one bearing a single blossom, the other a blossom and a bud, with combed details, all below a single line border,... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2018

A Yaozhou celadon carved bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century 

Lot 1465. A Yaozhou celadon carved bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century ; 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.). Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 With rounded, conical sides, the interior carved with a single leafy flower stem surrounded by combed swirls below a line border, covered overall with a glaze of attractive olive-green color, with a clear brown-tinted wash on the base. Provenance: Spink & Son Ltd., London. ... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2018

A Cizhou painted jar, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century 

Lot 1463. A Cizhou painted jar, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century; 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 Of bud shape, the sides painted in brown on a white slip with three feathery leaf sprays and covered in a clear glaze, the lower body and foot unglazed revealing the granular body, the mouth rim and interior similarly covered in white slip under a clear glaze, box. Provenance: Spink... [Lire la suite]

27 mars 2018

A paper-cut resist-decorated Jizhou bowl, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 1462. A paper-cut resist-decorated Jizhou bowl, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century; 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 The rounded conical sides rising from the knife-cut foot to a finger-grooved band below the rim, the interior resist-decorated with three leafy flower sprigs reserved in brown against the finely variegated milky blue and buff ground, the exterior covered in a dark brown glaze... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2018

A pair of Yaozhou celadon flower-form bowls, Northern Song dynasty, 11th century

Lot 1460. A pair of Yaozhou celadon flower-form bowls, Northern Song dynasty, 11th century; 4½ and 4 3/8 in. (11.5 and 11.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 Each with deep rounded sides rising from a tall cylindrical foot to the out-curved petal-cut rim, the sides of the interior applied with six slip ribs that rise to the slight notches cut in the rim, covered inside and out with a glaze of grey-green color that thins on the... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2018

A very rare green and amber-glazed pouring vessel, Tang dynasty (618-907) 

Lot 1456. A very rare green and amber-glazed pouring vessel, Tang dynasty (618-907); 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 40,000. Price realised USD 35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The compressed globular body with a short waisted neck, the shoulder applied with a band of six florets interrupted by the short, angled cylindrical spout and double-strap handle that terminates in a dragon head biting the mouth rim, covered all over with a bright green glaze that continues over... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2018

A phosphatic glaze-splashed brown-glazed stoneware jar and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907) 

Lot 1452. A phosphatic glaze-splashed brown-glazed stoneware jar and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907); 11¾ in. (29.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Probably from the Dundian kilns, Lushan county, of ovoid form with short neck and out-curved rim, covered inside and out with a glaze of dark olive-brown color splashed on the the rim and shoulder with splashes of milky, pale blue tone that trail down the body on one side towards where... [Lire la suite]