24 juillet 2016

Bagatti Valsecchi Museum presents the restoration of the Marinoni Polyptych

Giovanni Marinoni, Bernardino and Antonio Marinoni, the Altarpiece of St. John the Baptist, 1493. Bagatti Valsecchi Museum.  MILAN.- The Polyptych of St. John the Baptist returns home after a year being restored, and the Bagatti Valsecchi Museumcelebrates it with a compact exhibit, curated by Chiara Paratico, who has analyzed this work, as intense as it remains mysterious. Realized in 1493 by Giovanni Marinoni together with his sons Bernardino and Antonio, the polyptych is the only signed and dated... [Lire la suite]

21 juillet 2016

A blue and white hanging jardinière, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 6. A blue and white hanging jardinière, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimation: USD 800 - 1,200. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The jardinière is decorated on the exterior with two panels, one with a boatman in a landscape and the other with a fisherman in riverscape, all beneath a ruyi border. 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) diam. A fine rim crack which extends approximately half way down the body - two star cracks to the base, visible on both the interior and exterior - four drilled hanging... [Lire la suite]
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21 juillet 2016

A famille verte bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 5. A famille verte bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimation: USD 1,500 - 2,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The rounded jar has an everted rim and is painted on the exterior with two panels, one with fishermen in a landscape and another with two scholars and an attendant in a garden scene; both panels are reserved on a green ground with composite floral sprays. 11 in. (28 cm.) diam. Scattered firing spots to the rim and the interior - fritting with some small chips to the rim - few minor... [Lire la suite]
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21 juillet 2016

A large blue and white 'Kraak Porselein' dish, Wanli Period (1573-1619)

Lot 4. A large blue and white 'Kraak Porselein' dish, Wanli Period (1573-1619). Estimation: USD 2,000 - 3,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The dish is decorated in the center with geese and lotus in a riverscape, enclosed by radiating lappets with peaches, fans and double gourds. 20 in. (50.8 cm.) diam. Small spots of pulling to the glaze - a firing crack along the luting line between the rim and the bowl on the reverse, and a few further small firing cracks on the base caused by the manufacturing process... [Lire la suite]
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21 juillet 2016

A blue and white 'Lotus' dish, 18th century

Lot 3. A blue and white 'Lotus' dish, 18th century. Estimation: USD 3,000 - 5,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The heavily potted dish is painted with lotus scrolls arranged within a medallion in the center on the interior, enclosed by a similar wide band that is also repeated on the exterior. 13 ½ in. (34.3 cm.) diam - minor abrasion to the rim - small area of firing imperfection to the base beneath the foot rim - a burst bubble to the foot rim. Christie's on line. The Art of China.
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21 juillet 2016

A celadon-glazed 'Lotus' dish, Qianlong four-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 2. A celadon-glazed 'Lotus' dish, Qianlong four-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). Estimation: USD 3,000 - 5,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The dish is molded in shallow relief on the interior with four rows of lotus petals radiating from a central pod towards the foliate rim. The dish is covered overall in a pale sea-foam-green glaze. 9 ½ (24.1 cm.) diam. There is fine black specking to both sides, particularly to underside, which is adherent to manufacture - a few... [Lire la suite]
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21 juillet 2016

A blue and white 'Phoenix' dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1. A blue and white 'Phoenix' dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimation: USD 8,000 - 12,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The dish is decorated on the interior with a phoenix roundel at the center, surrounded by eight alternately ascending or descending phoenixes. The exterior is decorated with three phoenixes in flight. An apocryphal Jiajing mark within a double circle is on the base within the unglazed channeled foot. 13 ¼ in. (33.7 cm.) diam. A restored section to the rim with possible use of... [Lire la suite]
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21 juillet 2016

Exhibition in Madrid reveals Gustave Caillebotte's thematic and stylistic evolution

Gustave Caillebotte, Calle de París, tiempo lluvioso. 1877 (Sketch for Paris Street; Rainy Day). Óleo sobre lienzo, 54 x 65 cm, Musée Marmottan Monet, París. © Paris, Bridgeman Images MADRID.- This summer, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in collaboration with the Musée des impressionnismes Giverny is presenting an exhibition on the artist Gustave Caillebotte (Paris, 1848 – Petit Gennevilliers, 1894), one of the least known but also most original figures of the Impressionist movement. Caillebotte, Painter and... [Lire la suite]
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21 juillet 2016

Sifen Chang. Tourmaline and Diamond Ring

Sifen Chang. Tourmaline and Diamond Flower Ring. Sifen Chang. Tourmaline and Diamond Ring.
21 juillet 2016

A Symbolist necklace, by Charles Boutet de Monvel, circa 1900

A Symbolist necklace, by Charles Boutet de Monvel, circa 1900. Composed of gold, silver, opals, glass, rubies, pearls and diamonds. ©The Richard H. Driehaus Museum
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