23 octobre 2019

Städel Museum opens an extensive exhibition of works by Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Self portrait, 1887. Oil on cardboard, mounted on parqueted wood panel, 41 x 32.5, cm, The Art Institute of Chicago, Joseph Winterbotham Collection, 1954.326. FRANKFURT.- From 23 October 2019 to 16 February 2020, the Städel Museum is devoting an extensive exhibition to the painter Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890). It focuses on the creation of the “legend of Van Gogh” around 1900 as well as his significance to modern art in Germany. Featuring 50 of his key works, it is the... [Lire la suite]

23 octobre 2019

A gold-splashed bronze tripod incense burner and stand, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 3657. A  gold-splashed bronze tripod incense burner and stand, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 16.3 cm, 6 3/8  in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 HKD (19,100 - 31,833 USD). Lot sold 225,000 HKD (28,649 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's cast with a bombé body rising from three tapering legs to a waisted neck and everted rim, all surmounted by a pair of handles, the base centred with a recessed cartouche enclosing an apocryphal four-character Xuande seal... [Lire la suite]
23 octobre 2019

A gold-splashed bronze rectangular incense burner, 16th-17th century

Lot 3651. A gold-splashed bronze rectangular incense burner, 16th-17th century; 18.7 cm, 7 3/8  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD (38,199 - 50,932 USD). Lot sold 375,000 HKD (47,749 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's well cast with a tapering body rising from four straight legs to a gently flared rim, flanked by a pair of handles, each modelled with an everted arrowhead tip to the straight upper edge, the gently convex base centred with a recessed rectangular... [Lire la suite]
23 octobre 2019

A large gold-splashed bronze rectangular incense burner, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 3646. A large gold-splashed bronze rectangular incense burner, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; approx. 212 by 125.5 cm, 83 1/2  by 49 3/8  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD (38,199 - 50,932 USD). Lot sold 375,000 HKD (47,749 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's well cast with rounded sides rising to a waisted neck and gently everted rim, the rim surmounted by a pair of upright loop handles, all supported on four tapering legs, the base centred with a... [Lire la suite]
23 octobre 2019

An Imperial silk and metallic thread carpet, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 3631. An Imperial silk and metallic thread carpet, Qing dynasty, 19th century; approx. 212 by 125.5 cm, 83 1/2  by 49 3/8  in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD (31,833 - 38,199 USD). Lot sold 375,000 HKD (47,749 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's woven in the centre with a Bodhisattva seated atop a lotus pedestal before a flaming mandorla, below a pair of confronting dragons contesting a flaming pearl amidst stylised cloud scrolls and floral sprays,... [Lire la suite]
23 octobre 2019

A large white jade figure of a phoenix, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3666. A large white jade figure of a phoenix, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 5.5 cm, 6 1/8  in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD (38,199 - 63,665 USD). Lot sold.  500,000 HKD (63,665 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's the substantial boulder intricately worked in the form of a recumbent phoenix, its webbed feet tucked underneath its body and its long plumed tail curled behind, the wings folded on the side, carved with an archaistic dragon in low relief and finely incised with feathers,... [Lire la suite]

23 octobre 2019

A superbly carved tianhuang 'Reclining boy' brushrest, 17th century

Lot 3634. A superbly carved tianhuang 'Reclining boy' brushrest, 17th century; 6.3 cm, 2 1/2  in., 25.08 gr. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD (76,398 - 101,864 USD). Lot sold. 750,000 HKD (95,498 USD) .Courtesy Sotheby's exceptionally carved as a boy reclining on his left side with the knees bent, portrayed with a large cicada on his right calf, the cherubic figure further depicted with plump cheeks and a subtle smile, rendered resting his head on his extended left arm with two... [Lire la suite]
23 octobre 2019

An inscribed gold-splashed bronze tripod incense burner, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3647. An inscribed gold-splashed bronze tripod incense burner, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 18.5 cm, 7 1/4  in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 HKD (19,100 - 31,833 USD). Lot sold. 1,000,000 HKD (127,330 USD).Courtesy Sotheby's sturdily cast with a bombé body rising from three tapering legs to a gently everted rim and surmounted by a pair of upright handles, the base centred with a recessed cartouche enclosing an inscription reading Chenxing banzhu... [Lire la suite]
23 octobre 2019

A gold-splashed bronze globular incense burner, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3650. A gold-splashed bronze globular incense burner, Qing dynasty, 18th century; w. 16 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 HKD (19,100 - 31,833 USD). Lot sold. 1,062,500 HKD (135,288 USD).Courtesy Sotheby's with a globular body rising from three cabriole legs to a gently raised waisted neck and everted rim, surmounted by a pair of flaring upright handles, the base with a recessed cartouche enclosing an apocryphal two-character Xuande seal mark, the exterior... [Lire la suite]
23 octobre 2019

A gold-splashed bronze tripod incense burner, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3658. A gold-splashed bronze tripod incense burner, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 25.3 cm, 9 7/8  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD (5,093 - 7,640 USD). Lot sold. 1,187,500 HKD (151,204 USD).Courtesy Sotheby's with a compressed body rising to a waisted neck and everted rim surmounted by a pair of upright handles, all supported on three tapering legs, the base centred with a recessed cartouche enclosing an apocryphal six-character Xuande mark, the exterior of the... [Lire la suite]