25 mai 2014

A blue and white 'Dragon' saucer, Mark and period of Wanli

  Lot 606. A blue and white 'Dragon' saucer, Mark and period of Wanli; 9.8 cm., 3 7/8 in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 112,500 HKD (14,510   USD). Photo Sotheby's with shallow rounded sides rising from slightly tapered foot to a barbed rim, vividly painted on the interior with a five-clawed dragon writhing among clouds, detailed with a shaggy mane, scaly body and serrate spine, surrounded around the cavetto by two dragons chasing a 'flaming pearl', below a lobed fillet outlining the... [Lire la suite]

25 mai 2014

A blue and white 'Boys' stemcup, Ming Dynasty, 16th century

Lot 608. A blue and white 'Boys' stemcup, Ming Dynasty, 16th century; 14.9 cm., 5 7/8 in. Estimate 70,000 — 90,000 HKD. Lot sold 300,000 HKD (38,694 USD). Photo Sotheby's the hollow high foot rising to a rounded bowl and a slightly flared rim, the exterior decorated in cobalt blue with a continuous scene depicting sixteen cheerful boys, all above petal lappets encircling the underside, the foot bordered with pendent leaves, the interior decorated with a medallion enclosing a landscape motif, the rim bordered... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2014

A large blue and white double-gourd vase, Ming Dynasty, Wanli Period

A large blue and white double-gourd vase, Ming Dynasty, Wanli Period. Photo Sotheby's of double-gourd form, the generously rounded lower body tapering at the waist before rising to a compressed globular upper bulb surmounted by a long neck, the neck decorated with two registers, each with variously shaped cartouches enclosing floral and foliate motifs, the upper bulb divided into six wide panels alternating with thin strips, each panel enclosing large floral blooms, including lotus and peonies, all above the lower bulb with two... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2014

Mark Rothko's Harvard Murals to be featured in Harvard Art Museums' inaugural special exhibition

Mark Rothko, Untitled (Study for Harvard Mural), c. 1961. Opaque watercolor on purple construction paper. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, transfer from Harvard University, gift of the artist, © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, courtesy President and Fellows of Harvard College. CAMBRIDGE, MASS.- The Harvard Art Museums announced today the inaugural special exhibition in their newly renovated and expanded facility, opening to the public on November 16, 2014. The exhibition,... [Lire la suite]
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25 mai 2014

A yellow-glazed bowl, Mark and period of Jiajing

A yellow-glazed bowl, Mark and period of Jiajing. Photo Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to an everted rim, covered overall save for the base with an even yellow glaze, the footring left unglazed and the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within double circles; 17.7 cm., 7 1/8 in. Estimation 400,000 — 600,000 HKD Provenance: Christie's London, 3rd November 2009, lot 216. Sotheby's. Playthings From The Collection of Edward T. Chow Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art,... [Lire la suite]
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25 mai 2014

A rare underglaze-red 'Floral' cup and cupstand, Ming Dynasty, Hongwu Period

Lot 720. A rare underglaze-red 'Floral' cup and cupstand, Ming Dynasty, Hongwu Period. the plate: 19 cm., 7 1/2 in., the cup: 8.2 cm., 3 1/4 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,080,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's the cup with flutted rounded sides rising from a recessed slighly domed base and short footring to a barbed rim divided into eight bracket foliations, brightly painted in rich tones of copper red, the interior with a spray of chrysanthemum within double circles and eight detached composite... [Lire la suite]

25 mai 2014

Meadows Museum to Present Exhibition of Masterworks From the Hamburger Kunsthalle

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828), Two Groups of Picadors Overrun Consecutively by a Single Bull, 1814-16. Red chalk and red-ink wash on laid paper. Hamburger Kunsthalle, Kupferstichkabinett (38541). Photo by Christoph Irrgang  DALLAS (SMU) – This summer, the Meadows Museum will present the first large-scale exhibition of drawings from the Kupferstichkabinett at the Hamburger Kunsthalle, one of the most significant collections of Spanish drawings in the world. The Spanish Gesture: Drawings from Murillo to Goya in the... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2014

A group of four Annamese and South-East Asian ceramics, 15th to 19th century

Lot 53. A group of four Annamese and South-East Asian ceramics, 15th to 19th century; 7.5, 7.2, 10 and 11.2 cm., 3, 2 7/8 , 3 7/8 and 4 3/8 in. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 HKD. Lot sold 8,125 HKD (1,048 USD). Photo Sotheby's comprising a jar of compressed globular form, painted around the exterior with four lotus blossoms wreathed in scrolling foliage, wood stand; a kendi painted around the body and on the spout with stylised lotus; a crackle-glazed globular jar painted with upright panels divided by ruyi heads,... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2014

Two small Canton archaistic vases, Qing Dynasty, 18th century

Two small Canton archaistic vases, Qing Dynasty, 18th century. Photo Sotheby's elegantly potted with a rounded square body surmounted by a slender waisted neck, set with two angled archaistic handles supporting mock rings, all raised on a stepped base of conforming section neatly detailed with knife-cut brackets along the sides, lightly applied on the body and neck with a blueish-grey glaze revealing the pale buff-coloured biscuit along the edges; 16.2 cm., 6 3/8 in. Estimation 8,000 — 12,000 HKD Sotheby's. Playthings From The... [Lire la suite]
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25 mai 2014

A pottery figure of a dog, Tang Dynasty

A pottery figure of a dog, Tang Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's naturalistically modelled as a dog seated on its haunches with its long tail curled tightly upwards at the back, its head held upright and flanked by floppy ears, traces of red earth adhering to the body, stand; 10.9 cm., 4 1/4 in. Estimation 20,000 — 30,000 HKD PROPERTY FROM THE BAOYIZHAI COLLECTION Sotheby's. Playthings From The Collection of Edward T. Chow Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Collections Chinese Art Through the Eye of Sakamoto Gor - Asian Lacquer. Hong... [Lire la suite]
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