13 mai 2018

A large blue and white 'lotus' fish bowl, 18th century

Lot 231. A large blue and white 'lotus' fish bowl, 18th century; 58cm (22 3/4in) diam. Estimate £ 25,000 - 35,000 (€ 28,000 - 40,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Robustly potted, the deep rounded sides rising to a lipped rim, the exterior painted in rich cobalt-blue with a meander of large lotus blooms borne on leafing vine, all between a band of ruyi-heads and lappets. Note: Compare with a related blue and white 'lotus' fish bowl, circa 1800, which was sold at Sotheby's London, 6 November 2013,... [Lire la suite]
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13 mai 2018

A blue and white rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 230. A blue and white rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 44.5cm (17 1/2in) high. Estimate £ 4,000 - 6,000 (€ 4,500 - 6,800). Sold for £ 10,000 (€ 11,451) inc. premium © Bonhams 2001-2018 The cylindrical body rising to a short neck under a stepped rim encircled by geometric bands, painted in vivid shades with a continuous landscape scene with three scholars meeting at a riverside headland, a further scholar walking to a sampan, surrounded by craggy rocks and gnarled pine trees... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2018

A rare blue and white 'Buddhist Emblems' stand, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 229. A rare blue and white 'Buddhist Emblems' stand, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619); 24cm (9 1/2in) diam. Estimate £ 15,000 - 20,000 (€ 17,000 - 23,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2018 The hollow cylindrical body with ribs rising from a flat unglazed base, the sides modelled with five ruyi-heads in openwork, decorated in around the exterior with birds perched on fruiting and flowering branches, above floral sprays rising from a border of stylised waves, the mouth... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2018

A blue-and-white 'lotus' vase, meiping, Late 15th century

Lot 228. A blue-and-white 'lotus' vase, meiping, Late 15th century; 31cm (12 2/8in) high. Estimate £ 3,000 - 5,000 (€ 3,400 - 5,700). Sold for £ 11,250 (€ 12,882) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018 The baluster body rising from a gently tapering base to a short neck, decorated with blossoming lotus amidst scrolling stems, between double line borders, between a band of flowerheads and overlapping plantain leaves, the base unglazed. Provenance: acquired from Delicate House Chinese Curios, Hong Kong, on 1... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2018

A rare blue and white 'lotus and fish' bowl, Chenghua-Hongzhi

  Lot 227. A rare blue and white 'lotus and fish' bowl, Chenghua-Hongzhi (1464-1505); 21.6cm (8 1/2in) diam. Estimate £ 5,000 - 8,000 (€ 5,700 - 9,100). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2018 With deep rounded sides rising to a gently everted rim, the exterior boldly painted in shades of cobalt blue with six large blossoming lotus amidst an undulating meander, the interior with four fish separated by floral sprigs above foaming and crashing waves, the well with a swimming carp amidst billowing clouds. ... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2018

Major exhibition offers a new perspective and inspiring a rereading of art history

MONTREAL.- Cette saison, le Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal (MBAM) invite à une réflexion sur les enjeux liés à la « décolonisation du regard », et aux perceptions identitaires, esthétiques et culturelles à travers deux expositions : D’Afrique aux Amériques : Picasso en face-à-face, d’hier à aujourd’hui et Nous sommes d’ici, ici : l’art contemporain des Noirs canadiens, présentées en complémentarité. D’Afrique aux Amériques : Picasso en face-à-face, d’hier à aujourd’huiétudie les transformations du regard porté... [Lire la suite]

13 mai 2018

Exhibition at the Frye Art Museum traces the development of French landscape painting

  Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot. Monte Cavo, ca. 1825–28. Oil on cardboard. © Musée des Beaux-Arts, Reims, Legacy Paul Jamot. Photo: C. Devleeschauwer.  SEATTLE, WA.- Towards Impressionism traces the development of French landscape painting from the informal schools of Barbizon and Honfleur to Impressionism. The majority of the works in the exhibition come from the extraordinary collection of the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Reims, France, with selections from the Frye Art Museum’s own holdings. Together, these... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2018

Tiancheng International announces highlights from the Jewellery and Jadeite Spring Auction 2018

Lot 197. Important Jadeite Bangle. Estimate on Request. Sold for HK$56,400,000. © Tiancheng International HONG KONG.- Tiancheng International will hold its Jewellery and Jadeite Spring Auction 2018 on 3 June, offering a diverse selection of iridescent coloured gemstones, diamonds and jadeite pieces. Leading the auction is an important jadeite bangle with rich emerald green colour and fine translucency. Altogether the sale will present nearly 250 lots of coveted jewellery and jadeite pieces. Mr. Stewart... [Lire la suite]
12 mai 2018

Impressive diamond rivière necklace

Lot 352. Impressive diamond rivière necklace, the largest diamonds of 15.04, 13.02, 13.20, 12.82 and 11.08 carats. Estimate CHF 1,700,000 - CHF 2,200,000 (USD 1,700,000 - USD 2,200,000). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  Twenty-six graduated old-cut diamonds, the largest diamonds of 15.04, 13.02, 13.20, 12.82 and 11.08 carats, silver and gold, 41.0 cm. Note: A rivière is usually a quite short necklace, set with a series of faceted gems, graduating in size. The style first developed in the... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2018

Two Nichapur slip-painted pottery bowls, 10th century

Lot 110. A Nichapur slip-painted pottery bowl with a bird, 10th century. Diam. : 15 cm. Estimation 500 - 700 €. © Artcurial Coupe tronconique décorée en vert sur engobe noir d'un oiseau stylisé. Bordure décorée de festons et de pointillés.  Lot 111. A Nishapur slip-painted pottery bowl with kufi inscriptions, 10th century. Diam. : 24 cm. Estimation 2 000 - 3 000 €. © Artcurial Coupe tronconique décorée sur engobe noir d'une large inscription concentrique verte en coufique... [Lire la suite]