23 décembre 2018

A blue and white 'phoenix' dish, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850)

Lot 1002. A blue and white 'phoenix' dish, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850). Diameter 6 1/2  in., 16.5 cm. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Sold: $6,000. © Sotheby's the interior painted in inky tones of blue with a medallion enclosing two confronted phoenix amidst cloud wisps, the underside similarly decorated, the base with a six-character seal mark. Provenance: C.C. Teng & Co. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art, New York, 18 March 2017

23 décembre 2018

A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850)

Lot 1001. A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850). Diameter 6 1/2  in., 16.7 cm. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Sold: $9,375. © Sotheby's the rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a slightly flared rim, the interior painted with a scaly dragon leaping to grasp a 'flaming pearl' amid flame scrolls, the exterior repeating the motif, all within double line borders, the base with a six-character seal mark. Sotheby's. Saturday... [Lire la suite]
23 décembre 2018

Exhibition at Museum Rietberg showcases 2,500 years of Buddhist art and culture

Poster of the exhibition. © Museum Rietberg ZURICH.- What you have always wanted to know about Buddhism: Who was the Buddha? What did he teach? What are the hallmarks of Buddhism? How did Buddhism spread across the world? What kind of rituals do Buddhists perform in everyday life? These are just some of the questions the major exhibition Next Stop Nirvana – Approaches to Buddhism at the Museum Rietberg seeks to answer. It showcases 2,500 years of Buddhist art and culture.Around a hundred remarkable sculptures,... [Lire la suite]
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