17 juin 2018

An extremely rare Arabic inscribed blue and white jar, Zhengde six-character mark within double-circles and of the period

Lot 3825. An extremely rare Arabic inscribed blue and white jar, Zhengde six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1506-1521); 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 3,500,000 - HKD 5,000,000. Price Realized HKD 10,516,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Sturdily potted with rounded shoulders tapering to an angled lower body, the main body finely painted with two diamond panels, each inscribed in Arabic within double-square borders, all against a ground of dense,... [Lire la suite]

17 juin 2018

A rare Ming sancai glazed stoneware figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 3767. A rare Ming sancai glazed stoneware figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 35 3/8 in. (89.8 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 2,200,000 - HKD 2,800,000. Price Realized HKD 4,580,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 The Bodhisattva seated in rajalilasana with one leg pendant and the other raised on the rocky outcrop, with both hands clasped around the right knee, her corpulent figure draped in loose fiiting green robes tied high above the waist with the upper chest exposed, the... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2018

The Musée Fabre opens a major exhibition encompassing Pablo Picasso's entire career

MONTPELLIER - L’exposition « Donner à voir » propose un retour sur une quinzaine de dates clés de la vie de Picasso par la confrontation d’œuvres majeures témoignant des métamorphoses de son vocabulaire. Pour cela, le musée Fabre de Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole s’appuie sur la collection personnelle de l’artiste donnée à l’Etat en 1979 (noyau de la collection du musée Picasso) à propos de laquelle son biographe Pierre Daix avait remarqué qu’il « y a là toutes les percées, les œuvres tournants que Picasso gardait afin de... [Lire la suite]
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17 juin 2018

A finely carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 3764. A finely carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th century; 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,500,000. Price Realized HKD 2,060,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 ground, one side elaborately carved in openwork with a large chi dragon clambering over the rim to form the handle, detailed with a smaller ascending and another descendingchi dragon. Note: A number of rhinoceros horn cups carved with lobed sides are... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2018

A large rhinoceros horn 'grape vine' libation cup, Qing dynasty, late 17th-18th century

Lot 3763. A large rhinoceros horn 'grape vine' libation cup, Qing dynasty, late 17th-18th century; 6 1/2 in. (16.7 cm.) long. Estimate HK$900,000 - HK$1,200,000. Price Realized HK$3,620,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Of leaf form, carved in high relief on the exterior with two large stems forming the handle and descending towards the base and curving into a broad foot before rising again up the sides as fruit-laden grape vine issuing large palmate leaves and spring-like tendrils, shading from... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2018

An important and extremely rare rhinoceros horn deer-form libation cup, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century.

Lot 3755. An important and extremely rare rhinoceros horn deer-form libation cup, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 5 1/2 in. (14 cm.) wide. Estimate HK$4,000,000 - HK$5,000,000 ($520,000 - $650,000). Price Realized HK$4,580,000 ($591,476). © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 The hollowed cup superbly carved as a powerful full-bodied recumbent deer, its front talon-like feet contentedly crossed at the front below the chest which bears the four-character inscription, Tianlu yongchang, 'Eternal... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2018

A superbly carved large pair of reticulated full-tip rhinoceros horn carvings, Qing dynasty, 19th century 

Lot 3765. A superbly carved large pair of reticulated full-tip rhinoceros horn carvings, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 25 5/8 in. (65 cm.) high. Estimate HK$5,000,000 - HK$8,000,000. Price Realized HK$5,060,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Each boldly carved utilising the natural curve of the horn, the first to depict an immortal standing beside two deer amidst an elaborate network of grapes, pine, magnolia, fruiting peaches and lingzhi fungus, all growing on branches, below deeply... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2018

An exquisitely carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 3756. An exquisitely carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 6 1/2 in. (16.6 cm.) wide. Estimate HK$5,000,000 - HK$7,000,000 ($650,000 - $900,000). Price Realized HK$6,620,000 ($854,928). © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011  The thick irregular sides superbly carved as a tapering knotted hibiscus branches issuing from the exterior to form the handle, growing smaller branches bearing hibiscus flowers enveloping the sides of the cup and extending over to the... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2018

The Prado opens the first major monographic exhibition on Lorenzo Lotto's portraits

MADRID.- The Museo del Prado is presenting the first major monographic exhibition on Lorenzo Lotto’s portraits. Lorenzo Lotto (Venice, 1480 – Loreto, 1557) was one of the most unique and fascinating artists of the Italian Cinquecento. His reputation has consistently grown among scholars and art lovers since Bernard Berenson devoted the first monograph to him, Lorenzo Lotto. An Essay in Constructive Criticism, published in 1895. Writing at the time of the emergence of Freudian psychoanalysis, Berenson saw Lotto as... [Lire la suite]
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