15 mars 2019

A small 'Yaozhou' ''lotus pond' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 621. A small 'Yaozhou' ''lotus pond' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Diameter 4 1/2 in., 11.4 cm. Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000. Lot Sold 3,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the conical sides rising from a low foot, the cavetto with a lotus pond centering a fish, a pair of mandarin ducks and a third waterfowl paddling amidst the foliate waterweeds and blossoming lotus stems above, the surrounding water combed with gentle swirls, covered overall in a translucent olive-green glaze. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]

15 mars 2019

A small carved 'Yaozhou' box and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 620. A small carved 'Yaozhou' box and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Diameter 3 in., 7.6 cm. Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000. Lot Sold 35,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of circular section, the box with low straight sides rising from a shallow lower body set over a straight foot, the cover with similar straight sides and a gently domed top, the top carved with a blossoming peony, the lush petals and leaves deftly carved and incised with sweeping comb patterns, covered overall in a translucent olive-colored... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2019

A large 'Yaozhou' ''floral' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 619. A large 'Yaozhou' ''floral' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Diameter 8 3/4 in., 22.2 cm. Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. the broad conical sides rising from a low foot, the interior molded with a large roundel encompassing the entirety of the cavetto save for a plain band around the rim, depicting a thick stem sprouting three luxuriant peony blooms, the soft petals falling open in every direction, their delicate veining simulated in combed wavy lines all amid fluttering... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2019

A carved celadon-glaze dish, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 618. A carved celadon-glaze dish, Song dynasty (960-1279). Diameter 7 in., 17.8 cm. Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a slightly flared rim, the interior carved and incised with radiating floral roundels, covered overall with an olive-green glaze.  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 20 march 2019
15 mars 2019

A 'Yue' foliate-rim dish, Five dynasties period (907-960)

Lot 617. A 'Yue' foliate-rim dish, Five dynasties period (907-960). Diameter 5 5/8  in., 14.5 cm. Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000. Lot sold 5.000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the shallow sides rising at an angle to an undulating rim, the exterior incised with five evenly-spaced vertical lines suggesting petals, the well with a ring of short diagonal marks carved through the glaze before firing, covered overall in an olive colored glaze save for the ring around the base.  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2019

A rare guanyao mallow-form bowl, Southern Song-Ming dynasty (1127-1644)

Lot 616. A rare guanyao mallow-form bowl, Southern Song-Ming dynasty (1127-1644). Diameter 4 1/2 in., 11.1 cm. Estimate: US$80,000 - US$120,000. Lot Sold 350,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the thinly potted body with rounded sides rising from a narrow tapering foot to a flaring rim notched into six lobes, covered overall with a thick opaque glaze of grayish blue-green color, suffused with a matrix of dark gray and pale golden crackles, ending neatly at the foot revealing the dark brown body, the... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2019

Jean Girel, Bird Plumage, at Wonder Lab, National Museum, Beijing 2018

Jean Girel, Bird Plumage, 2018. 7 masterpieces, Tribute to archaic ritual bronzes of China. Wonder Lab, National Museum, Beijing 2018. © Jean Girel 2018   Jean Girel, Bird Plumage, 2018. 7 masterpieces, Tribute to archaic ritual bronzes of China. Wonder Lab, National Museum, Beijing 2018. © Jean Girel 2018   Jean Girel, Bird Plumage, 2018. 7 masterpieces, Tribute to archaic ritual bronzes of China. Wonder Lab, National Museum, Beijing 2018. © Jean Girel 2018 Jean Girel, Bird Plumage, 2018. 7... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2019

La Collection Marceau Rivière offerte chez Sotheby's le 19 juin à Paris

PARIS - Sotheby’s a l’honneur de dévoiler la collection d’art africain de Marceau Rivière, grand défenseur des arts d’Afrique, expert et marchand, mais, avant tout, éminent historien de l’art. Pendant plus de 50 ans, cet homme discret a réuni plusieurs centaines d’œuvres que Sotheby’s mettra en vente le 19 juin à Paris. Selon Alexis Maggiar, directeur Europe pour le département des arts d’Afrique et d’Océanie, Sotheby’s : « Lorsque que Marceau Rivière me fit l’honneur d’ouvrir les portes de son appartement il y a quelques... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2019

Jean Girel, Rainbow Colors at Wonder Lab, National Museum, Beijing 2018

Jean Girel. Rainbow Colors, 7 iridescent bowls. Firing variations between « yuteki » and « hare's fur ». Wonder Lab, National Museum, Beijing 2018. © Jean Girel 2018 J'ai eu le privilège de rencontrer Jean Girel et Valérie Hermans, deux éminents céramistes français, ce soir à la Société Française d'Etudes de la Céramique Orientale. Jean nous a fait une conférence passionnante sur son "Aventure des bols "fourrure de lièvre", sa découverte des Jianyao et ses recherches pour égaler et surpasser les potiers chinois des Song et... [Lire la suite]