25 janvier 2018

Mask, Teotihuacan-Guerrero, Mexico, AD 250-750

Mask, Teotihuacan-Guerrero, Mexico, AD 250-750. Stone with shell and pyrite inlays. H-16 D-8.5 W-16.7 cm. © Miho Museum.
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25 janvier 2018

Galerie Mermoz at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 5c

Mask representing a human face, Olmec, Rio Pesquero, Mexico, 900-600 BC. Magmatic rock of monzonite type. H 18.8 x W 16.5 x D 7.4 cm. © Galerie Mermoz Provenance: former private collection of Yvon Collet, 1968 Literature: ‘Trésors du Nouveau Monde, exhibition catalogue from the Musées Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire, 15 September-27 December, 1992; M. Coe, R. Diehl, D. Freidel, The Olmec World: Ritual and Rulership, The Art Museum, Princeton University, 1995; E. Benson, Olmec Art of Ancient Mexico, Beatriz... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2018

Deletaille Gallery at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 40b

Portrait mask of an Olmec ruler, Olmec, found in Honduras, Central America, Middle Pre-classic period, circa 900-400 BC. Oxidised dark green serpentine with light green-beige surface. H 19 x W 15.5 cm. © Deletaille Gallery Olmec masks are important works of art from Mexico that have been found throughout Central America. For the most part they are made from jadeite or serpentine. Totally different from the large ceremonial centre sculptures, these refined smaller ritual objects in precious materials... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2018

Brenske Gallery at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 20c

John the Baptist, Russia, 17th century, 31 x 26.5 cm. © Brenske Gallery Provenance: private collection, Hamburg. Church Father Basil and St. Basil 'the Fool', Russia, 17th century, 31.5 x 25.5 cm. © Brenske Gallery Provenance: private collection, Hamburg. Holy Trinity, Russia, early 18th century, 31 x 27.5 cm. © Brenske Gallery Provenance: private collection, Munich Brenske Gallery at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 20c. Fuerstenrieder Strasse 279ADE-81377... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2018

A shallow café-au-lait glazed bowl, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3012. A shallow café-au-lait glazed bowl, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 17.1 cm., 6 3/4 in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot Sold 325,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's the gently rounded sides rising from a shallow foot to a lightly flared rim, the body embellished with a raised double bow-string band, the interior and exterior covered with a lustrous café-au-lait glaze of a reddish-brown tone, the white-glazed base with a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue.... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2018

A fine large celadon-glazed bowl with carved and moulded peonies, Seal mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3007. A fine large celadon-glazed bowl with carved and moulded peonies, Seal mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 26.5 cm., 10 1/2 in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000. Lot sold 860,000  HKD. Photo Sotheby's 2011 sturdily potted with rounded sides rising from a tapering foot, the interior carved with a central medallion of a blooming peony, the cavetto similarly decorated with peony scrolls within a key-fret border along the rim, the exterior moulded with further peonies borne on... [Lire la suite]

24 janvier 2018

A Ge-type cong vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3006. A Ge-type cong vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 28 cm., 11 in. Estimate 180,000 — 250,000. Lot sold 1,100,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's 2011 modelled after the archaic jade prototype, of square section with a short cylindrical neck, each side moulded in relief with two columns of short dashes representing the 'Eight  Daoist Trigrams', covered overall with an even ash-grey glaze suffused with a fine network of black-stained crackles.  ... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2018

A pair of café-au-lait-glazed barbed-rim dishes, Qianlong seal marks and period (1736-1795)

Lot 3005. A pair of café-au-lait-glazed barbed-rim dishes, Qianlong seal marks and period (1736-1795); 20.5 cm., 8 1/8 in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000. Lot sold 475,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's 2011 each finely potted with shallow curved sides supported on a slightly splayed foot, rising to a flaring barbed rim, the exterior encircled by a raised fillet, covered overall in a rich and lustrous café-au-lait glaze of a glossy toffee-brown tone, the countersunk base glazed white, inscribed... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2018

Porfirius Kunstkammer at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 54a

Silver-gilt lidded tankard, Germany, 1640. H 15 x D 11 cm. © Porfirius Kunstkammer No silver marks. On the bottom the initials 'H G P' and (just visible) 'GW'. Base decorated with foliage and fruit garlands on a matt background. The main body bearing an embossed motif of cupids, foliage and fruit scrolls. Scrolled handle. Hinged lid decorated with foliage and fruit-shaped finial.Provenance: private collection, France; Kugel, Paris Pyxis, Limoges, circa 1225-1275. Gilt... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2018

Galerie Cybele at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 17d

Fragment of a dionysiac sarcophagus, Roman art, 2nd century AC. Marble. H 37 cm. © Galerie Cybele This piece represents the happy return of Dionysius from India, a place he conquered to prove himself to the other gods of the Olympus.From left to right: a young satyr with a lagobolon (hunter’s stick) and Pan looking at another satyr. Verso, the head of an elephant and a Bacchante. Below, the legs of an animal in full gallop Provenance: The Ball, Dunster, Minehead, Somerset, where it was kept in a shed in... [Lire la suite]