12 mai 2018

A sancai-glazded pottery tray with fourteen cups, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 78. A sancai-glazded pottery tray with fourteen cups, Tang dynasty (618-907). The tray: 22.7 cm, 9  in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the rim of the tray splashed with a green, ochre and straw-coloured glaze, leaving the unglazed buff-coloured body to the interior and exterior, the cups similarly glazed to the interior, fitted box. Quantité: 16. Exhibited: Chugoku bijutsu ten series: Zui To no bijutsu [Chinese Art exhibition series; The art of... [Lire la suite]

12 mai 2018

A rare large sancai-glazed dish, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 82. A rare large sancai-glazed dish, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722); 32.2 cm, 12 5/8  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. freely splashed all over with emerald-green, marigold-yellow, and bright aubergine enamels, the centre delicately incised with a ferocious dragon writhing amidst cloud scrolls and flames to reach for a 'flaming pearl', the cavetto incised with various blossoming flowers and leafy foliage, the exterior similarly decorated with five... [Lire la suite]
12 mai 2018

John Singer Sargent is coming to the Georgia Museum of Art

John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925), The Portal of S. Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, ca. 1903. Watercolor over pencil on paper, 9 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches. Gift of C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry. © Georgia Museum of Art ATHENS, GA.- At the University of Georgia, the Terry name is synonymous with UGA’s business school, but the influence of C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry extends far beyond that, including to the Georgia Museum of Art. Also on the campus of the university, the museum is the recipient of 14... [Lire la suite]
12 mai 2018

Beyoncé gifts stunning butterfly ring to the Victoria & Albert Museum

‘Papillon’ ring designed by G (Glenn Spiro) © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. LONDON.- Today, the V&A announced the gift of an exquisite ‘papillon’ ring, generously donated by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. The ring, in the shape of a butterfly, was designed by London-based jeweller G (Glenn Spiro) in 2014. The star was photographed wearing the ring in a series of intimate pictures taken by her husband, rapper Jay Z. Glenn Spiro’s ingenious and exquisitely-crafted butterfly adorns the back of the hand as if... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2018

Two newly rediscovered paintings by Rembrandt go on view at the Rembrandt House

(Left) | Rembrandt and Workshop, Man with a Sword, c. 1640-44. Canvas, 102.3 x 88.5 cm, New York, The Leiden Collection. (Right) | Rembrandt, Portrait of Petronella Buys 1635. Panel, 79.5 x 56.3 cm, New York, The Leiden Collection. AMSTERDAM.- Two newly rediscovered paintings began a special visit to The Rembrandt House Museum on May 9th. Rembrandt’s Portrait of Petronella Buys (1635) and Man with a Sword (c. 1640-44), painted by Rembrandt and a member of his workshop, have not been on... [Lire la suite]
12 mai 2018

Portrait of Nazar 'Ali Beg, son of Alqas Mirza, by Mu'in Musavvir, Isfahan, Iran, dated AH 1084/1674-5 AD

Lot 1009. Portrait of Nazar 'Ali Beg, son of Alqas Mirza, by Mu'in Musavvir, Isfahan, Iran, dated AH 1084/1674-5 AD. Painting: 3 ¾ x 7 ¾ in. (9.5 x 19.7 cm.) Folio: 6 3/8 x 10 5/8 in. (16 x 26.9 cm.) Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 100,000. Price realised USD 212,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  Gouache heightened with gold on paper, inscribed and dated on the left side of the page, ruled margin, laid down on plain leaf, later laid down again, the reverse with pencil confirmation of... [Lire la suite]

12 mai 2018

An Ayyubid silver-inlaid brass domed cylindrical incense burner, Syria, second half 13th century

  Lot 996. An Ayyubid silver-inlaid brass domed cylindrical incense burner, Syria, second half 13th century; 7 ½ in. (19.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 200,000. Price realised USD 432,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  On tripod hoof feet, the body with a band of nimbate saints in an arcade, the cover with continuous knot roundels and panels, baluster knop, plain quatrefoil for fixing of original handle. Provenance: Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, New York.Acquired... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2018

Portrait of the artist Reza ‘Abbasi by Mu’in Musavvir, Isfahan, Iran, signed and dated 5 Safar Ah 1087/19 April 1676 AD

Lot 1001. Portrait of the artist Reza ‘Abbasi by Mu’in Musavvir, Isfahan, Iran, signed and dated 5 Safar Ah 1087/19 April 1676 AD. Painting 7 ¾ x 4 ½ in. (19.7 x 11.4 cm.) Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. Price realised USD 588,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  Gouache heightened with gold and silver on paper, signed and dated on the upper left side of the page, ruled borders, applied blue paper margin, laid down on thin card, reverse plain, mounted, framed and glazed, collection label... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2018

A group of five blue and white foliate-rimmed dishes, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 973. A group of five blue and white foliate-rimmed dishes, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 8 ½ in (21.6 cm.) across. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  Each decorated in the center with a flowering tree and birds, enclosed by floral-filled panels. Literature: R. Ellsworth et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: Arts of Asia and Neighboring Cultures, New York, 1993, vol III, pp. 156-157, no. 96 (part... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2018

A famille verte biscuit libation cup, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 977. A famille verte biscuit libation cup, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722);4 ¾ in. (12 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  Shaped in imitation of a lotus leaf with two handles formed as twisting branches issuing peony flowers, the exterior decorated with two phoenixes and cranes in flight and ducks swimming amid lotus, all on a pale-green ground, the interior with scattered tiny fish in black enamel, softwood stand. ... [Lire la suite]