22 janvier 2019

A small blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1739. A small blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 4 1/8 in. (10.4 cm.) diam. Estimate $10,000 - $15,000. Price Realized $12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The deep sides painted in underglaze blue with two dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst clouds and flames above a band of overlapping petal tips, with a similar medallion on the interior. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong in 1991.The Tsui Museum of Art. Christie's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]

22 janvier 2019

A large huanghuali square-corner display cabinet, wanligui, 18th century

Lot 1372. A large huanghuali square-corner display cabinet, wanligui, 18th century; 76 in. (193 cm.) high, 41 3/16 in. (104.6 cm.) wide, 21 5/8 in. (54.9 cm.) deep. Estimate $70,000 - $90,000. Price Realized $314,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Of rectangular shape, the square posts framing an open shelf enclosed by shaped aprons and spandrels, above the cabinet with two doors fitted flush and opening to reveal the shelved interior above two drawers, all above plain aprons on the front and... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2019

A huanghuali round-cornered tapered kang cabinet, yuanjiaokanggui, 18th century

Lot 1369. A huanghuali round-cornered tapered kang cabinet, yuanjiaokanggui, 18th century; 40 1/8 in. (101.8 cm.) high, 29½ in. (75 cm.) wide, 18¾ in. (47.7 cm.) deep. Estimate $50,000 - $70,000. Price Realized $290,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The round-corner top supported on legs of rounded square section, framing the single-panel doors, the upper section of each carved in openwork with small florets amidst a latticework design, above the lower section with... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2019

A huanghuali round-cornered tapered cabinet, yuanjiaogui, 17th century

Lot 1366. A huanghuali round-cornered tapered cabinet, yuanjiaogui, 17th century; 39 5/8 in. (100.6 cm.) high, 26 in. (66 cm.) wide, 14¼ in. (36.2 cm.) deep. Estimate $35,000 - $50,000. Price Realized $68,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The protruding top frame with beaded, rounded edges supported on corner posts of rounded square section framing the panel doors, opening from the removable center stile to reveal the shelved interior, all above plain aprons and spandrels on the front and... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2019

A pair of huanghuali and huamu official's hat armchairs, sichutouguanmaoyi, 18th century

Lot 1352. A pair of huanghuali and huamu official's hat armchairs, sichutouguanmaoyi, 18th century; 43 in. (109.2 cm.) high, 22 3/8 in. (56.8 cm.) wide, 18 5/8in. (47.3 cm.) deep. Estimate $80,000 - $120,000. Price Realized $362,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Each with shaped crest rail with upswept ends supported on continuous posts which form the rear legs, the S-shaped, slightly splayed splats divided into three sections, the uppermost with an openwork panel of bats and ruyi, centered by an... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2019

A huanghuali waisted corner-leg side table, banzhuo, 17th-18th century

Lot 1361. A huanghuali waisted corner-leg side table, banzhuo, 17th-18th century; 33 7/8 in. (86 cm.) high, 36 11/16 in. (93.2 cm.) wide, 20 5/8 in. (52.4 cm.) deep. Estimate $40,000 - USD 60,000. Price Realized $92,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. With two-panel top set within the wide rectangular frame with beaded edge, above a narrow waist and plain aprons, the whole supported on thick legs of square section joined by stepped stretchers and terminating in hoof feet. Provenance: Grace Wu... [Lire la suite]

22 janvier 2019

Miquel Barceló, 'Life of Octopus' at Galería Elvira González, 19/01/2019 - 30/03/2019

MADRID - Galería Elvira González is pleased to announce its second solo show of the Spanish artist Miquel Barceló opening on January 19th, 2019 at 11 am. The exhibition will have 29 new works of which fifteen are canvases, twelve are works on paper and two ceramics. All these works have been made in the past two years and will be shown to the public for the first time. Life of Octopus is the title chosen by Barceló and refers to his deep link with the sea, its nature and wildlife, and with the relationship between humans... [Lire la suite]
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22 janvier 2019

Pieter Bruegel the Elder's Mad Meg is back home at the Mayer van den Bergh Museum

Pieter I Bruegel, Dulle Griet, 1563, Museum Mayer van den Bergh, Antwerpen. Photo: KIK IRPA Brussel. ANTWERP.- Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s Mad Meg is back home at the Mayer van den Bergh Museum in Antwerp after a two-year absence. The painting will be back on show as one of Mayer van den Bergh’s star attractions from 22 January onwards. Having undergone thorough restoration at the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA) in Brussels, the painting first travelled to the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna for the major... [Lire la suite]
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21 janvier 2019

Tigre en bronze en deux parties, hufu, Dynastie des Han

Lot 51. Tigre en bronze en deux parties, hufu, Dynastie des Han; 9,4 cm; 3 3/4  in. Estimation: 4,000 — 6,000 €. Lot vendu 363,000 €. Courtesy Sotheby's 2015.  les deux formant un tally, deux boucles au revers pour les attacher l'un à l'autre, le corps démesurément allongé, la tête en avant, le pelage figuré par de fines rainures, caractères gravés sur le poitrail, sous le corps et sur le dos, patine sombre, D.W 3049.1 et D.W 3049.2 (2) Inscriptions:Sur le poitrail: Yangxi... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2019

Rare Dague en Bronze, Dynastie des Zhou Orientaux, Fin de l'époque Printemps-Automne, ca. VIe-Ve siècle avant J.-C.

Lot 47. Rare Dague en Bronze, Dynastie des Zhou Orientaux, Fin de l'époque Printemps-Automne, ca. VIe-Ve siècle avant J.-C.; Long. 24,8 cm. Estimation 15,000 — 25,000 EUR. Lot Vendu 23,750 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's 2015. la poignée sculptée ajourée de dragons sinueux entrelacés, leurs queues recourbées dessinant les contours du manche, se terminant par un petit panneau orné de décors zoomorphes, la longue lame pointue aux bords biseautés parcourue d'une arête centrale en léger... [Lire la suite]