09 janvier 2019

A Chinese 'Longquan' reticulated 'Peony' vase, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 469. A Chinese 'Longquan' reticulated 'Peony' vase, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; height 12 3/8 in.; 31.4 cm. Estimate $20,000 - $30,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body supported on a low, waisted foot and rising to a slender neck flaring slightly at the mouth, the broad register around the body carved in openwork with two resplendent peony blossoms issuing from scrolling foliate stems, the petals and stems molded in relief and incised with naturalistic veins, all between bands of incised... [Lire la suite]

09 janvier 2019

A Chinese 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'dragon' dish, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 468. A Chinese 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'dragon' dish, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century; diameter 15 1/4 in.; 38.7 cm. Estimate $20,000 - $30,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising to an everted rim, the center of the interior applied with a molded dragon in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' all within a band of large, freely incised leaves wrapping around the cavetto, the exterior molded and incised with a band of upright lotus petals, covered overall in an unctuous sea-green... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2019

Chinese bronze mirrors @ Christie's New York, 24 March 2011

 Lot 1255. Two bronze circular mirrors, Warring States Period-Western Han dynasty (475 BC-8 AD); 7½ and 6 5/8 in. (19 and 16.8 cm.) diam. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Price Realized $35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The larger well cast with triple fluted knob surrounded by a patterned ground repeated in the outer field as the ground for three dragons with large heads and interlocking scrolling bodies; the other with a large knob encircled by nine nipples separating characters of an... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2019

National Museum of Women in the Arts unveils major collection reinstallation

Lavinia Fontana, Portrait of a Noblewoman, ca. 1580; Oil on canvas, 45 1/4 x 35 1/4 in.; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift of Wallace and Wilhelmina Holladay; Funding for the frame generously provided by the Texas State Committee. © 2019 national museum of women in the arts.   WASHINGTON, DC.- The National Museum of Women in the Arts presents a major reinstallation of its collection galleries with an expansive array of paintings, photographs and sculptures, including recent acquisitions, rarely... [Lire la suite]