09 octobre 2019

MFA Boston Re-Examines Nubia's Story in Exhibition Exploring Power, Representation and Cultural Bias

Winged Isis pectoral, Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Amaninatakelebte, 538–519 BCE. Gold. Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition. Photo: © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. BOSTON—For more than 3,000 years, a series of kingdoms flourished along the Nile Valley in what is today southern Egypt and northern Sudan, a region known in antiquity as Kush and by modern scholars as Nubia. In Ancient Nubia Now, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), presents more than 400 works of art from its... [Lire la suite]
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09 octobre 2019

A rare pair of doucai 'longevity' bowls, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3019. A rare pair of doucai 'longevity' bowls, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 14.6 cm, 5 3/4  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 HKD (190,995 - 318,325 USD). Lot Sold 1,875,000 HKD (238,744 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. each with rounded sides rising from a straight foot, the exterior finely painted with bright enamels in a delicate pencilled underglaze-blue outline, depicting four leafy branches each suspending a pair of peaches,... [Lire la suite]
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09 octobre 2019

A very fine and rare doucai 'sanduo' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3018. A very fine and rare doucai 'sanduo' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 16 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,500,000 HKD (318,325 - 445,655 USD). Lot Sold 6,415,000 HKD (816,822 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with deep rounded sides rising from a gently tapered foot to a flared rim, the exterior finely painted in bright enamels within an underglaze-blue outline, depicting three detached branches of flowering and... [Lire la suite]
09 octobre 2019

A fine pair of doucai 'sanduo' wine cups, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3017. A fine pair of doucai 'sanduo' wine cups, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 7.2 cm, 2 7/8  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 HKD (190,995 - 318,325 USD). Lot Sold 3,750,000 HKD (477,488 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. each finely potted with rounded sides rising from a short foot to a gently flaring rim, the exterior delicately painted with three leafy branches of the sanduo (Three Abundances) namely peach, finger citron and... [Lire la suite]
09 octobre 2019

A rare doucai 'dragon' bowl and cover, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3016. A rare doucai 'dragon' bowl and cover, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 20.6 cm, 8 1/8  in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,800,000 HKD (152,796 - 229,194 USD). Lot Sold 1,500,000 HKD (190,995 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. of conical form, the steep flaring sides supported on a straight foot, brightly painted in vivid enamels with a green and a yellow five-clawed dragon, both rising up from turbulent green waves amongst clusters of clouds and... [Lire la suite]
09 octobre 2019

A doucai wine cup, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3014. A doucai wine cup, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 7.2 cm, 2 7/8  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 HKD (190,995 - 318,325 USD). Lot Sold 2,125,000 HKD (270,576 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with rounded sides resting on a straight foot, the exterior painted with four floral medallions, each comprising a yellow, iron-red and purple chrysanthemum flowerhead wreathed by stylised leafy scrolls, all divided by stylised lotus... [Lire la suite]

09 octobre 2019

A fine and rare iron-red decorated 'sanduo' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3013. A fine and rare iron-red decorated 'sanduo' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 13 cm, 5 1/8  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 HKD (190,995 - 318,325 USD). Lot Sold 4,975,000 HKD (633,467 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with rounded sides rising from a splayed foot, the exterior finely painted in sophisticated shades of iron red, depicting three detached leafy branches of the sanduo (Three Abundances)... [Lire la suite]
09 octobre 2019

A large inscribed Zhangzhou crackle-glazed figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, Wanli period, dated 1615

Lot 3011. A large inscribed Zhangzhou crackle-glazed figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, Wanli period, dated 1615; 46.5 cm, 18 1/4  in. Estimate 450,000 — 550,000 HKD (57,299 - 70,032 USD). Lot Sold 1,625,000 HKD (206,911 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the deity modelled seated with one leg raised supporting the right hand holding a scroll, the left arm lowered by the side resting on a lotus bud, clad in a long robe falling into voluminous folds and opening at the... [Lire la suite]
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09 octobre 2019

Giulio Romano, Various venues at Mantua

  Giulio Romano and workshop, Sala dei Giganti at the Palazzo Te, 1524–34. “Con nuova e stravagante maniera”. Giulio Romano a Mantova is the new great event of the Complesso Museale Palazzo Ducale in Mantua, from October 6th 2019 to January 6th 2020. It is an exhibition dedicated to Giulio Romano (Roma, 1492 o 1499 - Mantova, 1546) and his “new way” to create art. This project is the result of the exceptional support of the Musée du Louvre, which, for the first time, will lend seventy-two... [Lire la suite]
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09 octobre 2019

A rare and finely painted blue and white 'floral' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 142. A rare and finely painted blue and white 'floral' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 17 cm, 6 5/8  in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD (63,665 - 89,131 USD). Lot sold 687,500 HKD (87,539 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with gently rounded sides everted at the rim, all supported on a short foot, the exterior vibrantly painted with a continuous composite floral meander accentuated with simulated 'heaping and piling', the... [Lire la suite]