05 septembre 2017

A rare incised yuezhou celadon leys jar, zhadou, Southern Dynasties-Sui dynasty, 6th century

Lot 1117. A rare incised yuezhou celadon leys jar, zhadou, Southern Dynasties-Sui dynasty, 6th century, 3 ½ in. (9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The sloping shoulder is incised with bands of lotus petals above a band of stylized cloud motif, and the jar is covered inside and out with a finely crackled clear celadon glaze that stops above the base exposing the greyish body and a brown wash that also covers the base.  Provenance: In New York prior to... [Lire la suite]

05 septembre 2017

Christie’s Frieze Week 2017 - Innovative Line Up Of Curated, Cross-Category And Masterpiece Auctions In October

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Red Skull (1982), Acrylic, oilstick and paper collage on canvas, 60 × 60 in. (152.4 × 152.4 cm.), Estimate on request.  London - This October during London’s Frieze Week, Christie’s will present a second major season of Post-War and Contemporary Art in 2017 at King Street, bringing together the very best in art and design across the 20th and 21st centuries.  Following the successful move of the London auctions in March this year, Christie’s sales this October demonstrate a diversity... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2017

Giampiero Bodino et les pièces Haute Joaillerie Corona CG

Giampiero Bodino. Collier CORONA. Saphirs, émeraudes, opales de feu, diamants, or blanc. On pourrait humer les odeurs et voir les couleurs du sud de l’Italie à travers cette création de Haute Joaillerie, joyaux aux couleurs d’exception dans lesquelles Giampiero Bodino fait renaître la nature et la beauté de son pays natal. Collier et bracelet CORONA de la collection Mediterranea évoquent les mosaïques siciliennes d’antan typiques du sud de l’Italie, à travers un... [Lire la suite]
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05 septembre 2017

A 'Cizhou'-type cut-glaze jar, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 105. A 'Cizhou'-type cut-glaze jar, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644). Height 8 1/8  in., 20.5 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the globular body rising to a short straight neck, carved through the dark brown glaze with two large peony sprays and two butterflies, framed by a floral scroll border at the neck and a keyfret band below. Provenance: Collection of Ambassador Dr. Carlos Augusto R. Santos-Neves (b. 1944), acquired in the 1980s. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2017

A 'Cizhou' white-glazed sgraffiato jar, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 103. A 'Cizhou' white-glazed sgraffiato jar, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Diameter 9 7/8  in., 25.2 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD.  Lot Sold 6,875 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the baluster body rising to a slightly tapered short neck, boldly carved with a floral scroll between lappet bands, all reserved on a ring-punched ground, covered in a creamy-ivory glaze stopping just above the foot revealing the gray body, the interior and rim applied with a brown glaze. ... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2017

An extremely large and important 'Lingwu' cut-glaze wine jar, Xixia dynasty (1038-1227)

Lot 99. An extremely large and important 'Lingwu' cut-glaze wine jar, Xixia dynasty (1038-1227). Height 20 1/2  in., 52 cm. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of tapered ovoid form rising to a broad shoulder applied with four strap-handles, the body deftly cut through the brown glaze with two main registers of decoration, the lower band with four large peony sprays within shaped cartouches reserved on a ground of leaves and scored lines, the upper band with... [Lire la suite]

05 septembre 2017

A large black-glazed 'ribbed' jar, Northern Song-Jin dynasty

Lot 97. A large black-glazed 'ribbed' jar, Northern Song-Jin dynasty. Height 11 in., 28 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot Sold 18,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of ovoid form rising to a short neck with lipped rim, the body with a series of evenly-spaced raised vertical trails of white slip, a pair of ridged and tapering strap handles on the shoulder, covered overall in a black glaze and thinning to cream color at the raised ribs and stopping well short of the foot revealing a pale brown slip... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2017

Rembrandt's Religious Prints: the Feddersen Collection on view at the Snite Museum of Art

Rembrandt (Dutch, 1606–1669), Self-Portrait in a Velvet Cap with Plume, 1638, etching, 5.28 x 4.06 inches. Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Jack F. Feddersen, 1991.025.001. NOTRE DAME, IN.- The Jack and Alfrieda Feddersen Collection of Rembrandt prints will make an encore appearance at the Snite Museum of ArtSeptember 3 through November 25. The exhibition of the renowned artist’s prints marks the publication of the first comprehensive catalog of the entire collection and the celebration of the University of Notre Dame’s 175th... [Lire la suite]
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04 septembre 2017

Jug with molded decoration, Iran, Kashan or Rayy, approx. 1100-1200

Jug with molded decoration, Iran, Kashan or Rayy, approx. 1100-1200. Glazed fritware. H. 7 in x Diam. 5 1/2 in, H. 17.8 cm x Diam. 14 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60P474 © 2017 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture Ceramic vessels from the Islamic world often imitated the shapes, and sometimes the decoration, of metal vessels. The shape of this jug, might down to its knobbed handle, is probably inspired by a metal prototype. So is the raised, molded decoration,... [Lire la suite]
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04 septembre 2017

Lobed footed dish, Iran, approx. 1150-1250

Lobed footed dish, Iran, approx. 1150-1250. Glazed fritware. H. 2 1/4 in x Diam. 6 1/2 in, H. 5.7 cm x Diam. 16.5 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60P1890 © 2017 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture The form of this small footed dish with petal shapes along the rim is a rarity for Persian ceramics and it may be a direct imitation of imported Chinese wares known in Persia by the twelfth century. Two other aspects of the dish are hallmarks of Persian ceramics,... [Lire la suite]
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