14 novembre 2021

"Venus d'ailleurs. Matériaux et objets voyageurs" à la Petite galerie du Louvre

PARIS - A partir du 22 septembre 2021, la Petite Galerie - l’espace du musée du Louvre dédié à l’initiation à l’histoire de l’art - propose un voyage dans le temps et autour du monde avec « Venus d’ailleurs. Matériaux et objets voyageurs ». Pour sa 6ème saison, la Petite Galerie accompagne ainsi le cycle d’expositions que le musée consacre en 2021/2022 aux découvertes et explorations de contrées proches avec « Paris-Athènes. Naissance de la Grèce moderne 1675-1919 » (du 30 septembre 2021 au 7 février 2022) ou lointaines... [Lire la suite]
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14 novembre 2021

A large spinach jade ruyi sceptre, late Qing dynasty

Lot 327. A large spinach jade ruyi sceptre, late Qing dynasty. Length 37 cm, 14½ in. Lot sold: 12,600 GBP (Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's the gently curved shaft carved in medium relief with eight cranes in flight, each clasping one of the bajixiang in its beak and all amidst dense ruyi cloud scrolls above foaming waves and rocks, terminating in a large ruyi head carved with a full face dragon chasing a flaming pearl and all reserved on a... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2021

A green-enamelled 'dragon' jar, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

 Lot 325. A green-enamelled 'dragon' jar, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Height 20.5 cm, 8⅛ in. Lot sold: 85,680 GBP (Estimate: 40,000 - 0,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's the globular tapering body rising to a rounded shoulder set with a short straight neck, decorated in green enamel with a pair of ferocious dragons, each chasing a 'flaming pearl' amongst scrolling clouds, all beneath a frieze of bajixiang, the recessed base inscribed in underglaze-blue with the... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2021

A doucai 'Li Taibai' brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 323. A doucai 'Li Taibai' brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 15.5 cm, 6⅛ in. Lot sold: 13,860 GBP (Estimate: 6,000 - 10,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's the cylindrical body rising from a flat base, painted and enamelled around the exterior with figures in a studio attending to the drunken poet. Provenance: Beaussant Lefèvre Paris, 19th November 2014, lot 53. Exhibited: From the Land of Asia, Pointe-à-Callière Museum, Montréal, 17th November 2016 - 19th March... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2021

A pair of famille-verte lobed ewers and covers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 322. A pair of famille-verte lobed ewers and covers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 27 cm, 10⅝ in. Lot sold: 7,560 GBP (Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's each pear-shaped body rising from a spreading foot and moulded with a spiral lobe, set to one side with a correspondingly lobed tall loop handle and to the other with an elegant curved spout attached to the body with a strut, the domed cover surmounted by a lotus bud finial. Provenance:Sotheby's New York,... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2021

A rare second rank military official's badge of a lion, buzi, Ming dynasty, 17th Century

Lot 319. A rare second rank military official's badge of a lion, buzi, Ming dynasty, 17th Century; 37 by 38 cm, 14½ by 15 in. Lot sold: 31,500 GBP (Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's finely embroidered with a seated lion with green mane and tail, surrounded by large clusters of lozenge-shaped clouds, prism-like rocks and rolling waves, all worked in vibrant shades of green, orange, blue, yellow and white couched silk floss and couched gold threads on an unusual twisted blue silk... [Lire la suite]

14 novembre 2021

A rare fifth-rank civil official's 'double silver pheasant' rank badge, buzi, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 318. A rare fifth-rank civil official's 'double silver pheasant' rank badge, buzi, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 39 by 38.5 cm, 15⅜ by 15⅛ in. Lot sold: 32,760 GBP (Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's colourfully embroidered with a pair of confronted silver pheasants, the lower one standing on prism-like rocks issuing from rolling waves embroidered in silk floss using long stitches and couched threads, all amidst five-coloured ruyi clouds, all on a ground of dark blue... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2021

A yellow jade bi-disc and a mythical-beast plaque, Zhou-Han Dynasty

Lot 203. A yellow jade bi-disc and a mythical-beast plaque, Zhou-Han Dynasty; 1/4in) diam.; the plaque, 5.5cm (2 1/8in) wide. Sold for £ 75,250 (€ 88,006). (Estimate £ 3,000 - £5,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The disc carved in shallow relief with archaic motifs of C-scrolls, the stone of pale yellow tone with russet and cream-white calcified patches; the plaque finely pierced and carved as a taotie mask, the stone of translucent grey tone with dark speckles. Provenance: C. T. Loo, New York, 1950... [Lire la suite]
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14 novembre 2021

A rare sea-green-glazed 'bats and waves' incised bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 298. A rare sea-green-glazed 'bats and waves' incised bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735); 11.9cm (4 11/16in) diam. Sold for £ 80,250 (€ 93,854). (Estimate £ 15,000 - £25,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Finely potted with rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a gently flaring rim, the interior centred with an incised medallion enclosing two soaring bats edged by a band of turbulent waves, the exterior similarly picked out with nine bats hovering above tempestuous... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2021

An exceptionally rare imperial double-sided embroidered silk 'dragon' robe, jifu, Early 19th century

Lot 282. An exceptionally rare imperial double-sided embroidered silk 'dragon' robe, jifu, Early 19th century; 205cm (80 6/8in) wide x 156cm (61 1/2in) long. Sold for £ 85,250 (€ 99,701). (Estimate £ 15,000 - £25,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Meticulously worked on both the outer and inner sides in satin stitch and coloured threads with nine writhing five-clawed resplendent blue dragons clutching or pursuing flaming pearls amidst dense trailing scrolls of five-coloured clouds interspersed... [Lire la suite]
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