20 mars 2019

Newly-discovered painting by Flemish Renaissance trailblazer Frans Floris unveiled at TEFAF Maastricht

Frans Floris de Vriendt (called Floris, 1519/20-1570), Susanna and the Elders.Oil on panel, 154 x 181 cm (605/8 x 711/4 in). Signed in monogram and dated: 1548 (or 7)/ FF. Photo: Carlo Orsi-Trinity Fine Art. MAASTRICHT.- A large, newly-discovered and unpublished early work by the influential Antwerp painter, draftsman and etcher Frans Floris de Vriendt (called Floris, 1519/20-1570), who “radically transformed Netherlandish art” and was more renowned in his day than Bruegel the Elder, has been unveiled at TEFAF... [Lire la suite]

19 mars 2019

A very rare gilt-bronze scissors and tweezers set, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 137. A very rare gilt-bronze scissors and tweezers set, Tang dynasty (618-907). Length of scissors 5 1/2  in., 13.9 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 68,750 USD. © Sotheby's. the scissors with the looped spring handle welded to flat pointed blades, each finely engraved to one side with a striding scaly dragon detailed with a long tail formed from stylized foliate scrolls, the other side with a pair of birds in flight among scrolling foliage, all reserved... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2019

A rare pair of parcel-gilt silver 'Phoenix' hairpins, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 131. A rare pair of parcel-gilt silver 'Phoenix' hairpins, Tang dynasty (618-907). Length 12 7/8  in., 32.7 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 85,000 USD. © Sotheby's. of thin silver sheet, each composed of a double-pronged pin terminating in a broad leaf-shaped finial, the openwork design worked in mirror image each depicting a phoenix in flight, grasping between its beaks a ribbon-tied knot, amid dense foliage scrolls, the details finely engraved... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2019

A rare pair of parcel-gilt silver 'Floral' hairpins, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 102. A rare pair of parcel-gilt silver 'Floral' hairpins, Tang dynasty (618-907). Length 13 1/8  in., 33.2 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 93,750 USD. © Sotheby's. each of thin silver sheet, composed of a double-pronged pin terminating in a broad leaf-shaped finial worked in mirror image, enclosing three large overlapping leaves engraved with flower sprays and foliate scrolls against a stipple ground, heightened with gilt detail, flanked by two... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2019

A white jade belt plaque, Tang dynasty or later

Lot 117. A white jade belt plaque, Tang dynasty or later. Width 1 7/8  in., 4.7 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 137,500 USD. © Sotheby's. carved in relief to one side with a musician, possibly of Central Asian origin, seated on an oval mat playing a pipa, the figure enclosed within an undulating frame, the other side possibly later-carved with a sinewy coiled dragon encircling a floret amidst clouds extending over the top edge of the plaque,... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2019

An splendid and rare gold and silver-inlaid bronze crossbow fitting, Warring States period

Lot 124. An splendid and rare gold and silver-inlaid bronze crossbow fitting, Warring States period (475-221 BC). Length 12 5/8  in., 32 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 175,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the rectangular hollow section terminating in a mythical beast head detailed with large protruding eyes and flared nostrils, its lower jaw curving upward extending into a long sinuous neck and bird head depicted with rounded eyes and a hooked beak, the... [Lire la suite]

19 mars 2019

Jean-Baptiste Huynh, WOMAN, Portrait de la beauté à la Galerie Lelong & Cie

Jean-Baptiste Huynh, Woman - Laura au serpent III, 2012, Inkjet printing, 120 x 120 cm. © 2018 Jean-Baptiste HUYNH / Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co. PARIS - WOMAN, projet artistique de Jean-Baptiste Huynh mené de 2018 à 2020, met en lumière la beauté du visage de la femme. Le portrait est au cœur de l’œuvre de Jean-Baptiste Huynh depuis 25 ans. WOMAN s’inscrit dans la continuité de l’étude qu’il a réalisée sur le visage à travers les âges et les grands ensembles culturels, de 1996 à aujourd’hui (Chine, Corée... [Lire la suite]
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19 mars 2019

A famille-rose lime-green ground 'Floral' bottle vase, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820)

Lot 545. A famille-rose lime-green ground 'Floral' bottle vase, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820). Height 12 1/4 in., 31 cm. Estimate: US$200,000 - US$300,000. © Sothebys the spherical body rising to a tall cylindrical neck, densely painted in bright and colorful enamels, the body decorated with large lotus blossoms below the 'three abundances' flanked by bats entwined with colorful foliate scrolls amidst cloud wisps, a yellow-ground collar of alternating ruyi and bats interspersed... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2019

A fine and rare pair of blue and white 'Dragon' jarlets and covers, Kangxi marks and period(1662-1722)

Lot 508. A fine and rare pair of blue and white 'Dragon' jarlets and covers, Kangxi marks and period(1662-1722). Height 4 3/8 in., 11.2 cm. Estimate: US$200,000 - US$300,000. © Sothebys  each elegantly potted with the tapering sides rising from a recessed base to rounded shoulders surmounted by a short, waisted neck, decorated around the body in fine shades of cobalt blue with two ferocious three-clawed dragons, each in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', the domed cover with beribboned 'Daoist... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2019

An extremely rare and large blue and white 'Dragon' moonflask, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 534. An extremely rare and large blue and white 'Dragon' moonflask, Qing dynasty, 18th century; Height 15 1/2 in, 39.4 cm. Estimate: US$300,000 - US$500,000. © Sothebys skillfully potted with a broad, gently compressed, rounded body rising to a waisted neck and lipped rim, the neck flanked by a pair of archaistic chilong-form handles, each side of the body exquisitely and richly painted in shades of cobalt blue with a frontal five-clawed dragon, limbs outstretched and soaring sinuously around a ‘flaming... [Lire la suite]