19 juillet 2017

'Manet to Cézanne: Impressionist Drawings From Our Own Collection' at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Auguste Renoir, Two women, walking to the right, c. 1890, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (former collection Koenigs). The Impressionists, whose loose brushstrokes, bright colours and light effects brought about a revolution in painting around 1870, were also extremely innovative draughtsmen.  The medium lent itself to fleeting impressions of the landscape and urban life far better than paint – chalk and watercolours are quicker to use than oils. This summer Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen presents a magnificent... [Lire la suite]

19 juillet 2017

Piaget présente "Sunlight Journey", sa nouvelle collection de haute joaillerie

Collier Piaget "Azzurro Bisazza" en or blanc 18k, serti d'un saphir bleu de Ceylan taille émeraude (environ 20,14 cts), de saphirs bleus, d'opales noires et de diamants. Courtesy of Piaget La maison Piaget présente "Sunlight Journey", sa nouvelle collection de haute joaillerie inspirée des couleurs, des richesses et de la lumière de la côte amalfitaine, joyau de l'Italie du Sud. De l'aube au coucher du soleil, la manufacture suisse déploie des créations joaillières et horlogères éclatantes, rythmées par les changements de... [Lire la suite]
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18 juillet 2017

Meiping with fruiting branches, Ming dynasty, Yongle period, AD 1403–24

Meiping with fruiting branches, Ming dynasty, Yongle period, AD 1403–24, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration. Height: 285 millimetres, Diameter: 177 millimetres. Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, PDF A610 © 2017 Trustees of the British Museum Porcelain vase of meiping form. Underglaze blue with wide band of fruiting branches including peaches, cherries and pomegranate between bands of lappets and plantain leaves. All decorative bands separated... [Lire la suite]
18 juillet 2017

An outstanding blue and white vase with fruit sprays, meiping, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 11. An outstanding blue and white vase with fruit sprays, meiping, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425), 36.5 cm., 14 3/8 in. Estimate 80,000,000-120,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 168,660,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's evenly potted of generous proportions with the full rounded shoulders rising at a gently flaring angle from the base, well painted in lively style with a wide band of ten fruit sprays arranged in an alternating double register, the upper register showing lychee, pomegranate, peach, longan, loquat,... [Lire la suite]
18 juillet 2017

Dish with flowers, Ming dynasty, Yongle period, AD1403–1424

Dish with flowers, Ming dynasty, Yongle period, AD1403–1424, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration. Height: 29 millimetres, Diameter: 198 millimetres, Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, PDF,B.683 © 2017 Trustees of the British Museum Porcelain dish with lobed sides and bracket-lobed rim. Underglaze blue with flower spray in each lobe outside . Similar flower sprays inside cavetto, with ogival roundel with three scrolling flowers in... [Lire la suite]
18 juillet 2017

A Fine Large Blue and White 'Roses' Dish, Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period (1403-1425)

Lot 26. A Fine Large Blue and White 'Roses' Dish, Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period (1403-1425), 37.5 cm., 14 3/4 in. Estimate 3,000,000 — 5,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 7,220,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's the interior centred with a large medallion containing two blossoming roses and a rose bud borne on a leafy branch, encircled by a continuous peony scroll on the cavetto and a 'classic' scroll on the everted lipped rim, the exterior painted with a continuous lotus scroll on the rounded sides beneath a... [Lire la suite]

18 juillet 2017

Large serving dish with flowers and grapes, Ming dynasty, Yongle reign, AD1403–1424

Large serving dish with flowers and grapes, Ming dynasty, Yongle reign, AD1403–1424, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration. Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, PDF.685 © 2017 Trustees of the British Museum Porcelain dish with flat mouth rim. There is a band of waves in underglaze cobalt blue on the rim, scrolling flowers and leaves in the cavetto and three bunches of grapes, vines and leaves in the centre.  Potters working at Jingdezhen... [Lire la suite]
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18 juillet 2017

An early Ming blue and white 'Grapes' dish, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 1854. An early Ming blue and white 'Grapes' dish, Yongle period (1403-1425), 14 7/8 in. (37.7 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 2,500,000 - HKD 3,500,000. Price Realized HKD 3,020,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Sturdily potted with shallow, gently rounded sides rising to an angled everted rim, painted in vivid graduated tones of underglaze-blue with three clusters of grapes suspended from slender branches bearing coiling tendrils and broad leaves, all enclosed within a double-circle, the cavetto... [Lire la suite]
18 juillet 2017

A fine early Ming blue and white dish, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 1853. A fine early Ming blue and white dish, Yongle period (1403-1425), 11 in. (28 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price Realized HKD 2,660,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Well painted in inky-blue tones with pronounced 'heaping and piling', with a central lotus blossom encircled by five others radiating from the centre of the interior borne on scrolling stems, the design repeated as a continuous frieze on the cavetto below a classic scroll border at the mouth rim, the... [Lire la suite]
18 juillet 2017

A magnificent early Ming blue and white barbed-rim dish, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 1852. A magnificent early Ming blue and white barbed-rim dish, Yongle period (1403-1425), 14 7/8 in. (38 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 3,000,000 - HKD 4,000,000. Price Realized HKD 6,020,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The central medallion well-painted in soft violet-blue tones with composite floral blooms to include peony, lotus, camellia, pomegranate and mallow, borne on slender interlaced vines within a shaped panel of double-lines conforming to the gently fluted cavetto, designed with... [Lire la suite]