15 mars 2019

A rare guanyao mallow-form bowl, Southern Song-Ming dynasty (1127-1644)

Lot 616. A rare guanyao mallow-form bowl, Southern Song-Ming dynasty (1127-1644). Diameter 4 1/2 in., 11.1 cm. Estimate: US$80,000 - US$120,000. Lot Sold 350,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the thinly potted body with rounded sides rising from a narrow tapering foot to a flaring rim notched into six lobes, covered overall with a thick opaque glaze of grayish blue-green color, suffused with a matrix of dark gray and pale golden crackles, ending neatly at the foot revealing the dark brown body, the... [Lire la suite]

15 mars 2019

Jean Girel, Bird Plumage, at Wonder Lab, National Museum, Beijing 2018

Jean Girel, Bird Plumage, 2018. 7 masterpieces, Tribute to archaic ritual bronzes of China. Wonder Lab, National Museum, Beijing 2018. © Jean Girel 2018   Jean Girel, Bird Plumage, 2018. 7 masterpieces, Tribute to archaic ritual bronzes of China. Wonder Lab, National Museum, Beijing 2018. © Jean Girel 2018   Jean Girel, Bird Plumage, 2018. 7 masterpieces, Tribute to archaic ritual bronzes of China. Wonder Lab, National Museum, Beijing 2018. © Jean Girel 2018 Jean Girel, Bird Plumage, 2018. 7... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2019

La Collection Marceau Rivière offerte chez Sotheby's le 19 juin à Paris

PARIS - Sotheby’s a l’honneur de dévoiler la collection d’art africain de Marceau Rivière, grand défenseur des arts d’Afrique, expert et marchand, mais, avant tout, éminent historien de l’art. Pendant plus de 50 ans, cet homme discret a réuni plusieurs centaines d’œuvres que Sotheby’s mettra en vente le 19 juin à Paris. Selon Alexis Maggiar, directeur Europe pour le département des arts d’Afrique et d’Océanie, Sotheby’s : « Lorsque que Marceau Rivière me fit l’honneur d’ouvrir les portes de son appartement il y a quelques... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2019

Jean Girel, Rainbow Colors at Wonder Lab, National Museum, Beijing 2018

Jean Girel. Rainbow Colors, 7 iridescent bowls. Firing variations between « yuteki » and « hare's fur ». Wonder Lab, National Museum, Beijing 2018. © Jean Girel 2018 J'ai eu le privilège de rencontrer Jean Girel et Valérie Hermans, deux éminents céramistes français, ce soir à la Société Française d'Etudes de la Céramique Orientale. Jean nous a fait une conférence passionnante sur son "Aventure des bols "fourrure de lièvre", sa découverte des Jianyao et ses recherches pour égaler et surpasser les potiers chinois des Song et... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2019

Christie's sale in Milan to offer the best of 20th century Italian art

MILAN.- Dedicated to offering the best of 20th century Italian art, Christie’s annual auction in Milan, now part of the Thinking Italian series aligned with the global Post-War and Contemporary sales, will take place on 3 and 4 of April. Highlighted by Lucio Fontana’s intense pink-red Concetto Spaziale, Attesa (estimate: €800,000 – 1,200,000), the sale features historical works by major icons such as Gino Severini, Alberto Boccioni, Alberto Burri, Enrico Castellani and Piero Manzoni, through to a group of contemporary... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2019

A 'Yaozhou' brown black-glazed lobed ewer, Late Tang dynasty (618-906)

Lot 617. A 'Yaozhou' brown black-glazed lobed ewer, Late Tang dynasty (618-906); 9 1/4in (23.5cm) high. Estimate US$ 4,000 - 6,000 (€ 3,500 - 5,300). Sold for US$ 11,950 (€ 10,529) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2019 The lobed, ovoid body rising from a neatly cut splayed foot, surmounted by a flaring neck set between a short tapering upright spout and a pinched double strap handle, the thick black glaze thinning at the edges and wiped clean at the base revealing the fine and dense buff stoneware body. ... [Lire la suite]

14 mars 2019

A Jizhou 'papercut' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 600. A Jizhou 'papercut' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 5in (12.7cm) diam. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 4,400 - 6,200). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2019 Potted with rounded sides, the interior resist-decorated with scattered papercut prunus blossoms patterns against streaky beige glaze, the brown glaze on the exterior stopping midway to expose the brown-washed buff-colored body. Provenance: Ruth and Richard Dickes Acquired in New York City, 7 December 2000. ... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2019

A Qingbai faceted covered ewer, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 605. A Qingbai faceted covered ewer, Song dynasty (960-1279);  9in (23cm) high. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 4,400 - 6,200). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2019 Of globular form, the body potted with eight facets, each with a recessed, slightly indented panel, set with a curved spout and opposing loop handle, the gently tapering octagonal neck fitted over with a conforming cover surmounted by a flori-form finial, all supported on a short conforming foot ring, applied overall with a green-tinged glaze... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2019

A 'Yaozhou' brown parcel-glazed stoneware dish, Tang dynasty (618-906)

Lot 606. A 'Yaozhou' brown parcel-glazed stoneware dish, Tang dynasty (618-906); 6 1/4in (15.8cm) diam. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 4,400 - 6,200). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2019 Potted with gently flaring sides rising to an everted rim, supported on a knife-cut foot ring, the edges decorated with glaze to form a six-pointed star in reserve over a gray slip, centered with a floret on the interior, and leaving a hexagon with curved sides on the exterior, to reveal the grayish buff-colored body. ... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2019

A Qingbai lobed ewer and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 610. A Qingbai lobed ewer and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279); 9 1/2in (24.1 cm) high. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 4,400 - 6,200). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2019 The melon-shaped body potted with ten lobes interrupted by incised horizontal lines just below the shoulder, set to one side with a gently curved upright spout opposite an arched strap handle fitted with a loop and attached to side of the trumpet neck, the dish-form cover with bud-shaped finial and loop on the side, covered overall with a... [Lire la suite]