25 septembre 2017

A pair of doucai 'Lotus Pond' dishes, 18th century

Lot 6. A pair of doucai 'Lotus Pond' dishes, 18th century, 7½ in. (19 cm.) diam. Estimate: USD 1,500 - 2,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 It is decorated to the interior with a central roundel enclosing a mandarin duck swimming and another one flying across a pond with blossoming lotus flowers, surrounded by a band of lancascript at the rim. The exterior is decorated with a similar continuous scene. Provenance: From a German family collection, acquired in Munich the 1960s.  ... [Lire la suite]
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25 septembre 2017

A blue and white globular jar, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 5. A blue and white globular jar, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) diam.. Estimate: USD 1,000 - 1,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The jar is decorated to the exterior with two panels, one enclosing a seated dear below a crane and pine tree, the other containing two figures in a mountainous landscape. The neck is decorated with a band of auspicious objects.  Christie's. The Art of China: Online Autumn Sale
25 septembre 2017

A blue and white ovoid vase, Chongzhen-Shunzi period (1628-1661)

Lot 4. A blue and white ovoid vase, Chongzhen-Shunzi period (1628-1661), 10⅝ in. (27 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 2,000 - 3,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The vase is decorated with two phoenix in flight amongst insects in a lotus pond.  Christie's. The Art of China: Online Autumn Sale
25 septembre 2017

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

Lot 3. A blue and white dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 11 in. (27.9 cm.) diam. Estimate: USD 3,000 - 5,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The dish is decorated on the interior with a lady in a pavilion watching a small boy at play, with a phoenix and a carp in the background. The exterior is decorated with five carp leaping above rolling waves. There is an apocryphal Xuande mark on the base.  Christie's. The Art of China: Online Autumn Sale
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25 septembre 2017

A pair of Ming-style blue and white 'Nine dragons' dishes, 18th century

Lot 2. A pair of Ming-style blue and white 'Nine dragons' dishes, 18th century, 6⅛ in. (15.5 cm.) diam. Estimate: USD 7,000 - 9,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The center of the interior is decorated with a five-clawed dragon leaping against a background of cresting waves, and on the exterior with eight further dragons on a similar ground. An apocryphal Chenghua mark is on the base. Provenance: J. M. Hu (1911-1995) Collection. Wedding gift to H. H. Hu, early 1930s, and thence by descent to the present... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2017

A rare blue and white stem cup, Kangxi four-character mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 1. A rare blue and white stem cup, Kangxi four-character mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1662-1722), 4 in. (10 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 4,000 - 6,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The deep, bell-shaped cup is raised on a tall, flaring foot and decorated in a penciled style with a spray of camellia opposite a similarly rendered spray of crabapple, all below a dentil band interrupted by a four-character Kangxi mark in a line at the rim and above plantain leaves on the foot. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]

25 septembre 2017

Spectacular exhibition devoted to the art of the second half of the 16th century opens at Palazzo Strozzi

FLORENCE.- Palazzo Strozzi is hosting The Cinquecento in Florence, a spectacular exhibition devoted to the art of the second half of the 16th century in the city, bringing together works by such artists as Michelangelo, Andrea del Sarto, Rosso Fiorentino, Pontormo, Bronzino, Giorgio Vasari, Santi di Tito and Giambologna. The final act in a trilogy of exhibitions curated by Carlo Falciani and Antonio Natali which began with Bronzino in 2010 and was followed by Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino in 2014, the exhibition... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2017

Chinese vase sells for 10,000 times estimated price in Geneva

Lot 567: Important baluster vase, China, beginning 20th century, Qianlong apocryphal mark. Porcelaine à décor de dragons bleus sur fond jaune, H 60 cm. Estimation: 500 CHF - 800 CHF. Sold for 6.08 million Swiss francs ($6.1 million, 5.1 million euros). There was a bidding battle at the auction on Thursday by two people who believed the vase was in fact from the 18th century. © Genève Enchères. GENEVA (AFP).- A Chinese vase valued between 500 and 800 Swiss francs has... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2017

Immersive display of 11 Mark Rothko paintings on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1955. Oil on canvas. National Gallery of Art, Washington, Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon, in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art. © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. BOSTON, MASS.- In a career that spanned five decades, Mark Rothko (1903–1970) created some of the 20th century’s most evocative and iconic masterpieces. “A painting is not a picture of an experience,” he once remarked; “it is an experience.” This... [Lire la suite]
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25 septembre 2017

Exhibition at the British Museum reveals the history of the Scythians

A gold plaque depicting a Scythian rider with a spear in his right hand; Gold; Second half of the fourth century BC; Kul’ Oba. © The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, 2017. Photo: V Terebenin. LONDON.- At the British Museum this autumn, discover an ancient culture that was buried in the Siberian permafrost for thousands of years. The BP exhibition Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia reveals the history of these powerful nomadic tribes who thrived in a vast landscape stretching from southern Russia to China... [Lire la suite]
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