25 novembre 2016

Emotionally charged relationship between man and woman explored in exhibition

Max Liebermann, (1847–1935), Samson and Delilah, 1902. Oil on canvas, 151.2 x 212 cm. Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main. Photo: Städel Museum – ARTOTHEK. FRANKFURT.- From 24 November 2016 to 19 March 2017, visitors to the Städel Museum in Frankfurt will have the opportunity to see a major exhibition that explores a timeless theme: the emotionally charged relationship between man and woman and its representation in art. “Battle of the Sexes. Franz von Stuck to Frida Kahlo” illuminates the artistic... [Lire la suite]

24 novembre 2016

Narcissus basin in bluish-green glaze, Ru ware, Late 11th - early 12th centuries

Narcissus basin in bluish-green glaze, Ru ware, Late 11th - early 12th centuries. Collection of National Palace Museum © National Palace Museum During the Song, Jin and Yuan dynasties from the tenth to fourteenth centuries, the firing of stoneware are widespread. Famous stonewares were named after the locations at which they were produced. Various kilns in different places came to establish their own independent styles as each excelled in the forms, glazes, skills for decorating and techniques of production for which they... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2016

Celadon-glazed vase with phoenix-shaped handles, Longquan ware, Southern Song dynasty, 1127-1279

Celadon-glazed vase with phoenix-shaped handles, Longquan ware, Southern Song dynasty, 1127-1279. Collection of National Palace Museum © National Palace Museum This celadon vase with phoenix ears has a long neck and cylindrical body, its rim opening outwards like a plate, decorated with phoenix-patterned ears on the sides. Neat and elegant in shape, it is a work of the Longquan ware during the Southern Song Period. Various types of ceramic and porcelain ware were commonly used during the Southern Song Period, including... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2016

Celadon-glazed bowl with floral rim, Guan ware, Song dynasty, 1127-1279

Celadon-glazed bowl with floral rim, Guan ware, Song dynasty, 1127-1279. Collection of National Palace Museum © National Palace Museum This celadon plate resembling a blossoming lotus has a rim as refined as flower petals. The layer of glaze at the rim is thinner and appears a light brown color, because of the tendency of the glaze to drip downwards. The base of the plate is flat with circular foot, the circular foot retaining the trace of seven tiny supporting nails. Using mud nails to support the porcelain during the... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2016

Celadon-glazed zun vessel, Guan ware, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)

Celadon-glazed zun vessel, Guan ware, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279). © National Palace Museum This celadon zun vessel has a flared mouth, compressed round center and solid foot. Its surface is covered in thick and even celadon glaze, the glaze bright and warm. Its outer wall displays four vertical ridgelines, and due to the slightly thinner layer of glaze bordering the ridgelines, one can see the original dark brown color of the clay below. Due to differences in the speed of heat expansion and cold contraction by... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2016

Bureau plat, Portugal, mid-18th century

Lot 570. Bureau plat, Portugal, mid-18th century. Estimate: € 21000-25000. Photo Hampel 74 x 167 x 81 cm. Black and gold lacquer version in walnut, leather and braid on the plate.  Hampel. Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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24 novembre 2016

Louis XIV bureau Mazarin in Boulle marquetry, attributed to Nicolas Sageot (1666-1731), Paris, late 17th-early 18th century

Lot 573. Louis XIV bureau Mazarin in Boulle marquetry, attributed to Nicolas Sageot (1666-1731), Paris, late 17th-early 18th century. Estimate: € 70000-80000. Photo Hampel Height: 78 cm. Width: 122.5 cm. depth: 71.5 cm. Stamped with crowned "SL" monogram on the side facing the wall.  Oak structure, veneered with tortoiseshell with red underlay and inlays in ormolu and brass. Black lacquer. With key. Restored and minor signs of... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2016

Pair of gilded oval medallions, Southern Germany, late 16th century

Lot 678. Pair of gilded oval medallions, Southern Germany, late 16th century. Estimate: € 2500-3500. Photo Hampel Height: 6.5 cm each. Width:. 5 cm.  With mythological reliefs: Jason the dragon and the winged Armorknäblein and Apollo and Daphne, which turns into a Braum, before each scenic background. Bronze, fine ziselliert and hallmarked. The gilding on the raised areas with age partly a bit worn. Set into wood assembly frame. Literature: I. Weber, German, Dutch and French... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2016

Relief tafel "Ecce homo", Dutch, ca 1600-1610

Lot 700. Relief tafel "Ecce homo", Dutch, ca 1600-1610. Estimate: € 6000-8000. Photo Hampel 31 x 24 cm. Overall frame: 59 x 61 cm.  Presentation of the exhibition of the thorn-crowned Jesus. With a long-bearded man wearing a turban, the High Priest and one armored soldiers with helmet, open the cloak of Christ. The three figures in a perspective room with arched, behind walls and barred windows. In the upper corners auricular decoration with fruit and leaves and central cartridge. At the... [Lire la suite]
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24 novembre 2016

A Maria Gallenga stencilled persimmon velvet medieval inspired gown, 1920s

Lot 65. A Maria Gallenga stencilled persimmon velvet medieval inspired gown, 1920s. Estimate:£2200 - £3000. © Kerry Taylor Auctions A Maria Gallenga stencilled persimmon velvet medieval inspired gown, 1920s. un-labelled, printed with repeat gingko leaf shaped repeats in silver and gold, the fagotted shoulder seams inset with wide coral glass beads, the long sleeves with pointed cuffs adorned with gold crochet bauble buttons, curved lightly gathered waist side seams, trained hem, lined in matching crêpe, with... [Lire la suite]