25 mars 2019

A blue and white 'Mythical Beast' rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 756. A blue and white 'Mythical Beast' rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 17 3/8  in., 44.1 cm. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold 27,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the cylindrical sides supporting a columnar neck with a galleried rim, boldly painted around the body in brilliant cobalt tones with four qilin frolicking on rocks rising vertiginously from a roiling sea, the creatures exchanging playful glances, the wisps of qi emanating... [Lire la suite]

25 mars 2019

A pair of blue and white 'figural' jars and covers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 754. A pair of blue and white 'figural' jars and covers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 9 5/8  in., 24.4 cm. Estimate 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot sold 21,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each jar of slender ovoid form set over a straight foot and rising to a short, tapered neck, the exterior of one painted in inky cobalt tones with a general seated at a table holding a brush in one hand and a sheet of paper in the other, a military officer addressing him with a defiant... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2019

A large blue and white dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 753. A large blue and white dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 13 3/4  in., 35 cm. Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold 21,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the gently rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot, the interior painted in varying tones of blue with a house in a mountainous river landscape, a lady at the window of the second story finishing her coiffure in a circular mirror, a figure at the riverbank below harvesting leafy vegetables, the... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2019

A rare blue and white 'Silk Production' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 752. A rare blue and white 'Silk Production' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 8 in., 20.3 cm. Estimate 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot sold 43,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. with deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot, finely painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with three scenes of silk production, the exterior with a woman and attendant carrying baskets amid leafing mulberry trees and a group a three ladies minding trays of silk worm cocoons,... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2019

A blue and white 'figural'  baluster vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 751. A blue and white 'figural'  baluster vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 17 in., 42/3 cm. Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold 40,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded slightly tapering sides vibrantly painted in rich tones of cobalt blue with a continuous scene depicting two scholars standing on a narrow rocky path conversing with one pointing to an elegant pavilion nestled among trees and rockeries in the distance, in the foreground a fisherman... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2019

Jean-Baptiste Huynh, MIRRORS

Jean-Baptiste Huynh, Miroir 28, 2007. © Jean-Baptiste Huynh. Jean-Baptiste Huynh, Miroir 15, 2007. © Jean-Baptiste Huynh. Jean-Baptiste Huynh, Miroir 17, 2007. © Jean-Baptiste Huynh. Jean-Baptiste Huynh, Miroir 42, 2007. © Jean-Baptiste Huynh. Jean-Baptiste Huynh, Miroir 33, 2007. © Jean-Baptiste Huynh. Jean-Baptiste Huynh, Miroir 6, 2007. © Jean-Baptiste Huynh.
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25 mars 2019

Sotheby's announces an eclectic offering of objects from the prehistory period to the present

HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong will present Curiosity V on 2 April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. In its fifth instalment, the sale offers an eclectic and thought-provoking assemblage of works ranging across time and geographical space, from Ice Age Siberia, to Bronze Age China, Ancient Egypt and Medieval Europe. Highlights include an important Neolithic jade cong from the Liangzhu culture formerly in the distinguished collection of Duan Fang (1861-1911); a monumental stucco Buddha head dating from the... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2019

Liang Yi Museum opens 'Chrysanthemum and Dragon: The Art of Ornamentation in Japan and China in the 17th-19th Century'

HONG KONG.- Liang Yi Museum is presenting the exhibition Chrysanthemum and Dragon: The Art of Ornamentation in Japan and China in the 17th – 19th Century. The exhibition offers an insight into the differing yet equally lavish arts and crafts movements in China and Japan during the 17th to 19th century. Featuring over 180 Japanese objects – including the portable stationery, yatate; and the kiseru tobacco pipe, in addition to over 50 objects from the museum’s classical Ming and Qing dynasties furniture collection,... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2019

Nationalmuseum Sweden acquires three works by English miniaturists

STOCKHOLM.- Nationalmuseum has acquired three English works by miniaturists Jeremiah Meyer, Ozias Humphry and John Cox Dillman Engleheart. The portraits in question are all examples of the blossoming of portrait miniatures as an art form from the mid-eighteenth to early nineteenth centuries. The acquisitions represent an important addition to the museum’s collection of portrait miniatures, which is one of the foremost in the world. Despite the name, a portrait miniature is defined not by its format but by its materials... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2019

An underglaze-blue, copper-red and celadon-glazed brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 750. An underglaze-blue, copper-red and celadon-glazed brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 7 in., 17.8 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of cylindrical form, the exterior painted with a continuous landscape depicting a thatched-roof pavilion lakeside among leafing trees, a fishing boat off-shore plying the calm water, a cluster of rustic huts alongside a rocky outcropping, and further trees among... [Lire la suite]