06 avril 2018

A blue and white 'Fruits and flowers' bowl, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 2937. A blue and white 'Fruits and flowers' bowl, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 19.3 cm., 7 5/8 in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 235,500 HKD (19,133 EUR) (30,236 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's 2008. the shallow rounded bowl painted on the exterior with four bowls on stands over flowing with an abundance of flowers and fruits, set between auspicious symbols below the rim and a floral scroll skirting the foot, the generous interior painted with two dragons encircling... [Lire la suite]

06 avril 2018

A blue and white 'dragon' box and cover, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 2938. A blue and white 'Dragon' box and cover, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566); 26.2 cm., 10.3/8 in. Estimate 200,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot sold 247,500 HKD  (20,108 EUR) (31,777 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's 2008. strongly potted of cinquefoil section, finely painted overall in vivid tones of cobalt-blue, the interior floor with a ferocious five-clawed dragon in full-frontal position leaping in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' amid leafy sprays of chrysanthemum, peony,... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2018

A blue and white lobed 'dragon' basin, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 2936. A blue and white lobed 'dragon' basin, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 34.5 cm., 13 1/2 in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 607,500 HKD  (49,355 EUR) (77,997 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's 2008. strongly potted of cinquefoil section, finely painted overall in vivid tones of cobalt-blue, the interior floor with a ferocious five-clawed dragon in full-frontal position leaping in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' amid leafy sprays of chrysanthemum, peony,... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2018

A blue and white 'Conch' water-dropper, Ming dynasty, mid-15th century

Lot 2933. A blue and white 'Conch' water-dropper, Ming dynasty, mid-15th century; 12.7 cm., 5 in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 727,500 HKD  (59,105 EUR) (93,404 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's 2008. the water vessel moulded as a conch supported on a splayed foot, set to one side with a short spout in the form of a leaping fish, and to the other a handle in the form of the endless knot , the conch decorated with a band of beads suspending... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2018

A blue and white censer, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 2942. A blue and white censer, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 22.2 cm., 8 3/4 in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 787,500 HKD (63,979 EUR) (101,107 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's 2008. of hexagonal section, each side painted in bright washes of cobalt with one of the bagua trigrams on a lingzhi scroll enclosed within a quatrefoil panel with a crane hovering above rocks, the corners of two sides set with a moulded qilin head, all supported... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2018

An extremely rare small blue and white 'Dragon' jar, mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 2931. An extremely rare small blue and white 'Dragon' jar, mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 8.5 cm., 3 5/16 in. Estimate 5,000,000 — 7,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 5,927,500 HKD (481,571 EUR) (761,032 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's 2008. of finely potted small squat form, painted in vivid tones of pale cobalt-blue on the exterior with two winged scaly dragons in mutual pursuit, flying through cloud scrolls above stormy crested waves, below a formal foliate band on the shoulder,... [Lire la suite]

06 avril 2018

Un oiseau merveilleux

Mansur, Turkey cock, Mughal Empire, ca. 1612. Opaque watercolour and gold on paper. Bequeathed by Lady Wantage, IM.135-1921. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2017. Sur le marché, un camelot propose pour deux pièces d’argent un oiseau aux merveilleuses couleurs, rouge, vert, jaune, bleu.— Et surtout, il parle, précise le marchand dans son boniment. Il est capable de répéter tout ce qu’on lui dit. Achetez l’oiseau des îles ! Qui veut l’oiseau des îles ?Toute la matinée, cette rareté... [Lire la suite]
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06 avril 2018

Gagosian exhibits Cy Twombly’s epic painting Coronation of Sesostris

Cy Twombly, Coronation of Sesostris (Part V), 2000. Acrylic, wax crayon, and lead pencil on canvas, 81 x 61 1/2 inches (206 x 156.5 cm). Private Collection. © Cy Twombly Foundation. Courtesy Gagosian. NEW YORK, NY.- Gagosian is presenting Coronation of Sesostris, Cy Twombly’s epic painting that was shown for the first time at Gagosian 980 Madison Avenue in 2000. The exhibition coincides with “In Beauty it is finished: Drawings 1951–2008,” at Gagosian 21st Street, the first career-spanning presentation of Twombly’s works... [Lire la suite]
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06 avril 2018

Exhibition at Asian Civilisations Museum showcases over 140 works from Angkor

Vue idéale d'Angkor Vat "à vol d'oiseau dans la forêt". Louis Delaporte (1868). Mine graphite, aquarelle, gouache et rehauts de gomme arabique sur papier vergé, H 43,5 x 107,5 cm. © Musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet SINGAPORE.- Angkor is widely considered to be among the world's most magnificent architectural masterpieces – its extensive complexes and detailed stone carvings have intrigued innumerable travellers, scientists, historians, and archaeologists since its sensational re-emergence onto the world... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2018

A very rare blue and white 'Winged dragon' jar, mark and period of Chenghua (1465-1487)

Lot 2932. A very rare blue and white 'Winged dragon' jar, mark and period of Chenghua (1465-1487); 8.8 cm., 3 1/2 in. Estimate 8,000,000 — 10,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 17,127,500 HKD (1,391,499 EUR) (2,199,000 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's 2008. of broad shouldered form, painted in rich purplish tones of cobalt-blue with a pair of writhing dragons with jaws gapper open and wings thrashing through the air, amidst knotted clouds and flames above a rolling tempestuous sea emitting foam and spray, all... [Lire la suite]