28 février 2020

Rare dragon bowls, R.J. Horner cabinet found in mobile home highlights Fine Estate, Inc., auction

Lot 186. Pair of Iron-Red Painted 'Dragon' Bowls, Kangxi Marks and Period (1662-1722). Diameter: 5 1/2 inches. Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000. © 2020 2008 - 2020 Finesf.Com SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- A rare pair of iron-red painted “Dragon Bowls” from the Kangxi Period are expected to take top lot honors in Fine Estates, Inc., auction on Saturday, Feb. 29 held live on LiveAuctioneers. The 5-1/2 bowls are directly from the estate of James Nassikas, the entrepreneur credited with building of one of San... [Lire la suite]

28 février 2020

Important exhibition showcases Pier Paolo Pasolini's wide range of work and influence

Pier Paolo Pasolini in New York, 1966. Photo: Duilio Pallottelli. © L'Europeo RCS.  PURCHASE, NY.- Pier Paolo Pasolini (Italian, 1922–1975), one of 20th century Europe’s leading intellectuals, known for his prolific work as a poet, writer, and film director, and who railed against government corruption, materialism, consumerism, and political and social repression, is the focus of Pier Paolo Pasolini: Subversive Prophet, an important exhibition showcasing the artist’s wide range of work and... [Lire la suite]
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28 février 2020

Sixteenth-century drug jar from Italy acquired by the British Museum

Albarello, Siena for the Monastery of Santa Chiara?, c.1510-30. Photo Courtesy of Sam Fogg, London. LONDON.- The Arts Council has today, Friday 28 February, announced that an outstanding tin-glazed earthenware jar has been donated to the public through the Cultural Gifts Scheme. The albarello (Italian for drug jar) has been allocated to the British Museum in honour of Dr Dora Thornton, former Curator of Renaissance Europe and the Waddesdon Bequest.The front of the albarello shows a woman in profile amidst finely... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2020

A pair of yellow-glazed 'dragon and phoenix' bowls, Xianfeng marks and period (1831-1861)

Lot 106. A pair of yellow-glazed 'dragon and phoenix' bowls, Xianfeng marks and period (1831-1861); 10.8cm., 4 1/4 in. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 USD. Lot sold 6,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each deep rounded body rising from a short straight foot to a slightly everted rim, incised around the exterior with two five-clawed dragons and two phoenix in flight amidst fire scrolls, all above a lotus lappet band and covered overall in a bright yellow glaze. Sotheby's. Important Chinese... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2020

A rare aubergine-glazed ritual vessel, jue, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 101. A rare aubergine-glazed ritual vessel, jue, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 11.9cm., 4 3/4 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 7,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the vessel with a pair of thin capped posts surmounting the deep 'U'-shaped body, on three cylindrical legs, covered in a thick aubergine coloured glaze, the exterior base with an incised seal mark. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 11 november 2015
27 février 2020

A flambé-glazed hu-shaped vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century,

Lot 100. A flambé-glazed hu-shaped vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 32cm., 12 5/8 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 6,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the broad pear-shaped body rising from a spreading foot to a waisted neck and flared rim, with two abstracted animal-form handles, the shoulder moulded with two bowstrings, covered in a deep red flambé glaze with purple suffusions to the lower part of the body, the rim and handles thinning to an off-white colour. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]

27 février 2020

A pair of sang-de-boeuf glazed pear-shaped bottle vases, yuhuchunping, Tongzhi marks and period (1861-1875)

Lot 98. A pair of sang-de-boeuf glazed pear-shaped bottle vases, yuhuchunping, Tongzhi marks and period (1861-1875); 29.5cm., 11 5/8 in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 16,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each with a pear-shaped body rising from a spreading foot to a trumpet neck, the exterior covered in an even liver-red glaze, the interior and base glazed white, inscribed to the base with a six-character reign mark. Provenance: Collection of E.G. Washburn... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2020

A copper-red bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 97. A copper-red bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735); 18cm., 7 1/8 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 9,375 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a high foot to a flared rim, the interior and exterior covered in a deep copper-red glaze, the base with a six-character Yongzheng mark within a double circle. Provenance: A Swiss Private Collection, since 1970s. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 11 november 2015
27 février 2020

A Copper-Red Dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 96. A Copper-Red Dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735); 20.9cm., 8¼in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 10,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a gently flaring rim, covered overall in a rich red glaze thinning to white at the rim and stopping neatly at the foot revealing the buff-coloured body, the white base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double-circle. Provenance: A Swiss Private Collection,... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2020

A Langyao baluster vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1622-1722)

Lot 95. A Langyao baluster vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1622-1722); 35.8cm., 14 1/8 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 26,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the slender baluster body rising from a spreading foot to a waisted neck and flared rim, covered in a deep copper-red glaze draining to white at the rim, suffused with a network of fine crackle throughout, the interior and underside of the base covered with a crackled ivory-coloured glaze. Sotheby's. Important Chinese... [Lire la suite]