21 décembre 2018

A blue and white 'peony' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 395. A blue and white 'peony' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795);16.5 cm, 6 1/2  in. Estimate £5,000 - £7,000. Sold: £8,750. © Sotheby's  the rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a flared rim, the exterior painted with a central band of scrolling peony, below a band of chevron at the rim and ruyi at the base, the seal mark in underglaze blue on the base. Provenance: A West Coast Private Collection.Christie's New York, 26th March 2010, lot 1366. Sotheby's. St George... [Lire la suite]

21 décembre 2018

An underglaze-red 'lotus' vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 239. An underglaze-red 'lotus' vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 33 cm, 13 in. Estimate £6,000 - £8,000. Sold: £8,750. © Sotheby's  of baluster form with ribs on the shoulders and neck, flanked by a pair of elephant-head handles, the globular body painted with a band of lotus blooms between several meandering floral scrolls, with two sets of lappet borders issuing from a key fret border at the neck, all below a ruyi shaped scroll at the rim. Sotheby's. St George Street Sale:... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2018

A blue and white 'peony' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 231. A blue and white 'peony' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 16.9 cm, 6 5/8  in. Estimate £2,000 - £3,000. Sold: £8,750. © Sotheby's  the deep rounded sides rising to a gently flaring rim, painted to the interior with a medallion enclosing a peony spray, surrounded by undulating leafy peony scrolls, the exterior similarly decorated with large floral blooms surrounded by floral and foliate scrolls above a border of lappets at the foot, the base with a... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2018

A pair of famille-verte ovoid jars, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 457. A pair of famille-verte ovoid jars, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 21.5 cm, 8 1/2  in. Estimate £4,000 - £6,000. Sold: £9,375. © Sotheby's  each brightly enamelled around the exterior with a ram and a hound divided by a bird in flight, all within a rocky landscape, the shoulder with cusped panels enclosing birds and animals reserved on a trellis-diaper band, later pierced wood covers. Provenance: L. Wannieck, Paris (according to label on one).Paul Bridgeman (according... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2018

A carved 'Longquan' celadon bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 258. A carved 'Longquan' celadon bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 11.7 cm, 4 5/8  in. Estimate £8,000 - £12,000. Sold: £9,375. © Sotheby's  with deep rounded sides rising to a flaring rim, carved to the interior with a central medallion of a flowering spray enclosed by a band of meandering floral scrolls, separated by two bands of double rings, the exterior similarly carved with blooms borne on leafy stems with a further double ring surrounding the foot, applied overall... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2018

A blue and white 'dragon' censer, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 242. A blue and white 'dragon' censer, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 25.4 cm, 10 in. Estimate £6,000 - £8,000. Sold: £9,375. © Sotheby's  the body of compressed globular form supported by three cabriole legs rising to a flared everted rim, painted to the exterior in vivid cobalt blue with two large sinuous dragons confronting a flaming pearl among flames, below ruyi shaped cloud scrolls at the neck, the base with an unglazed ring Sotheby's. St George Street Sale: Chinese... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2018

Three ancient cities revived: Museum of Cycladic Art opens new archaeological exhibition

ATHENS.- The Museum of Cycladic Art and the Regional Services of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports (Ephorates of Antiquities of Chania, Rethymno, and Herakleion) are co-organizing the exhibition entitled “Crete. Emerging cities: Aptera ― Eleutherna ― Knossos. Three ancient cities revived” from 12 December 2018 to 30 April 2019. This is a multi-faceted exhibition with rich audio-visual aids, including screens, maps, and innovative technologies. The exhibition focuses on three of Crete’s one-hundred cities,... [Lire la suite]
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21 décembre 2018

Artemisia Gentileschi self portrait goes on display at National Gallery in London

Artemisia Gentileschi (1593 - 1654 or later), Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria, about 1615-17. Oil on canvas, 71.4 × 69 cm, Inventory number NG6671, The National Gallery © 2018 LONDON.- In July 2017, the National Gallery, London acquired a recently discovered, rare self-portrait by the most celebrated female artist of the Italian Baroque – Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–1654 or later). Yesterday (19 December 2018) Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria, an oil painting... [Lire la suite]
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