17 août 2021

A fine white-glazed carved bottle vase, 18th century

Lot 123. A fine white-glazed carved bottle vase, 18th century; 9.7cm (11 3/4in) high. Estimate 10.000 £ - 12.000 £. Sold for £ 21,250 (€ 24,905). Photo: Bonhams. Finely painted and enamelled on the exterior with four Immortals, each carrying their individual attributes within a grove of pine interspersed with four lanterns, all between a border of lotus-head scroll beneath the rim and classic scroll on the foot, the interior with a front-facing dragon encircling a flaming pearl in the well... [Lire la suite]

17 août 2021

A blanc de Chine seated figure of Guanyin, 17th century

Lot 121. A blanc de Chine seated figure of Guanyin, 17th century; 19cm (7 1/2in) high. Estimate 6.000 £ - 8.000 £. Sold for £ 6,000 (€ 7,032). Photo: Bonhams. The Goddess of Mercy modelled in a relaxed seated pose with the right hand resting on the right leg tucked beneath her, the left hand holding a ruyi sceptre resting on a table with lion-heads forming the legs, the eyes gently downcast, the long robe covering the body and falling in flowing folds to surround the body. Provenance: a... [Lire la suite]
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17 août 2021

A Wucai 'Immortals' bowl, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 119. A Wucai 'Immortals' bowl, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619); 15.5cm (6 1/8in) diam. Estimate 8.000 £ - 10.000 £. Sold for £ 22,500 (€ 26,370). Photo: Bonhams. Finely painted and enamelled on the exterior with four Immortals, each carrying their individual attributes within a grove of pine interspersed with four lanterns, all between a border of lotus-head scroll beneath the rim and classic scroll on the foot, the interior with a front-facing dragon encircling a... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2021

A very rare wucai 'six-dragon' dish, Longqing six-character mark and of the period (1567-1572)

Lot 118. A very rare wucai 'six-dragon' dish, Longqing six-character mark and of the period (1567-1572); 33cm (13in) diam. Estimate 15.000 £ - 20.000 £. Sold for £ 52,500 (€ 61,530). Photo: Bonhams. The shallow rounded sides supported on a tapered foot, the interior decorated with a medallion enclosing two five-clawed dragons writhing sinuously amid ruyi-shaped clouds and flames in mutual pursuit of a blue 'flaming pearl' in the centre, one dragon with an underglaze-blue body and an... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2021

Major exhibition at the Toledo Museum of Art to showcase some of the most exceptional European arms and armor in existence

Helmet in the form of a Sea Conch Shell, 1618, Nagasone Tojiro Mitsumasa (Japanese, 1600s), iron with traces of lacquer and textiles, The John Woodman Higgins Armory Collection, 2014.89.1. © 2020 Worcester Art Museum. The image of the knight in shining armor is familiar from fairy tales, films and games, but what was the reality behind the myth? Armor is as old as human civilization and has taken many forms and served many purposes through the ages. A new exhibition explores armor made for the battlefield, tournaments and... [Lire la suite]
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17 août 2021

'Masters and Masterpieces: Chinese Art from the Florence and Herbert Irving Collection' At The Met until 5 june 2022

Two immortals. Chinese, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), late 18th century. Jade (nephrite). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (left); Gift of Florence and Herbert Irving, 2015 (right). © 2000–2021 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  NEW YORK - An outstanding selection of Chinese art gifted to The Met by Florence and Herbert Irving is the focus of this exhibition. Beginning in the early 1970s, the Irvings built one of the most comprehensive and superb collections of Chinese art in the world. For... [Lire la suite]
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17 août 2021

The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum exhibits three paintings from the collection of Carmen Marañón-Fernández de Araoz

BILBAO.- For the first time, the Guest Work programme, now in its 64th edition, presents three paintings signed by three universal figures in Spanish art-El Greco, Velázquez and Goya-which were assembled by Carmen Marañón-Fernández de Araoz (San Sebastián, 1912-Madrid, 2005). The daughter of Dr Gregorio Marañón (Madrid, 1887–1960), she promoted numerous cultural initiatives throughout her life, including the Fundación Gregorio Marañón and the Real Fundación de Toledo.Dr Marañón was an authority in studies on endocrinology and... [Lire la suite]
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