10 décembre 2017

A rare blue and white pouring bowl, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368)

Lot 1890. A rare blue and white pouring bowl, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368); 16.2 cm., 6 3/8 in. Estimate 400,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 500,000 HKD. photo: Sotheby's  of shallow rounded form with a slightly domed interior base, set at one side with a small spout of square section applied underneath with a small scroll loop, painted in underglaze-blue with flowerheads among foliate scrolls on the interior encircled by a double line border and a band of classic scroll at the well,... [Lire la suite]
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10 décembre 2017

A wucai jar and cover, China, Transitional period, circa 17th Century

Lot 77. A wucai jar and cover, China, Transitional period, circa 17th Century. Hauteur totale: 35 cm. (13 ¾ in.). Estimate EUR 15,000 - EUR 25,000 (USD 17,639 - USD 29,399). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Jarre couverte en porcelaine wucai, Chine, époque Transition, circa XVIIème siècle  La panse est à décor d'une scène de personnages sur une terrasse dans un jardin arboré et rocailleux. Le couvercle est orné de trois garçons rieurs ; fêles. Provenance: Collection of the late French... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2017

A blue and white double-gourd vase, China, Transitional period, 17th century

Lot 36. A blue and white double-gourd vase, China, Transitional period, 17th century. Hauteur: 33,5 cm. (13 ¼ in.). Estimate EUR 15,000 - EUR 25,000 (USD 17,639 - USD 29,399). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Vase double gourde en porcelaine bleu blanc, Chine, époque Transition, XVIIème siècle  En forme de double-gourde, sa panse globulaire est ornée d'une scène continue de personnages des 'Trois Royaumes' dans un paysage arboré et rocailleux. Le col est agrémenté de tulipes et... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2017

A blue and white vase, China, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1628-1644)

Lot 29. Vase en porcelaine bleu blanc, Chine, dynastie Ming, époque Chongzhen (1628-1644); Hauteur: 37 cm. (14 ½ in.). Estimate EUR 4,000 - EUR 6,000 (USD 4,704 - USD 7,056). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 A blue and white vase, China, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1628-1644)  La panse globulaire est ornée d'une scène de personnages tirée de la 'Romance des trois Royaumes' montrant Liu Bei traversant la rivière Tan échappant à des soldats. Le col tubulaire renflé dans sa partie supérieure est... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2017

Anish Kapoor's first work in VR launched today during Nobel Week 2017

Anish Kapoor, Into Yourself–Fall. GOTHENBURG.- The first work in virtual reality by internationally acclaimed artist Anish Kapoor was unveiled in Gothenburg in Sweden on 9 December 2017 as part of the official Nobel Week programme to celebrate the 2017 Nobel Prize. Anish Kapoor said: “Into Yourself–Fall” is my first VR work. In it I think of the body falling into itself and turning itself inside out; vertigo as descent inward. The work presented in Gothenburg is a work in progress which will be completed in the next few... [Lire la suite]
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09 décembre 2017

Boxwood sculpture of a lohan scratching his back, 18th century

Boxwood sculpture of a lohan scratching his back, 18th century, h. 4.4 cm, l. 4.6 cm © National Palace Museum. A small chunk of boxwood is carved in the round into a sitting lohan (the Arhat, Arahat or Arahant in Theravada Buddhism), his legs crossed, clothing rolled down to the waist, and the upper body naked. With his left hand pressed against the ground for balance, a scratching stick in the right hand goes over his right shoulder giving his back a good up and down scratch. Between his knees, a... [Lire la suite]
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09 décembre 2017

Boxwood brush-holder depicting a scholars' gathering in the West Garden, Late 17th to early 18th century

Boxwood brush-holder depicting a scholars' gathering in the West Garden, Late 17th to early 18th century, h. 18.5 cm, diams. of mouth 17.8 x 22.3 cm © National Palace Museum. A popular legend in the Ming and Qing periods described how several centurie­s ago during the Yuanyuo reign (1086-1093) of North Song emperor Zhezong, a graceful literary gathering had taken place at West Garden, the property of Wang Shen, husband of a mid-Song emperor's daughter, and a painter-cum-calligrapher in his own right. Wang was... [Lire la suite]
09 décembre 2017

A famille verte rouleau vase, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 65. Vase rouleau en porcelaine de la famille verte, Chine, dynastie Qing, marque à six caractères sous couverte époque Kangxi (1662-1722). Hauteur: 44 cm. (17 ¼ in.). Estimate EUR 30,000 - EUR 50,000 (USD 35,278 - USD 58,797) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 A famille verte rouleau vase, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)  La panse est à décor continu d'une scène inspirée d'une légende de l'époque Wei-Jin (III-Vème siècle... [Lire la suite]
09 décembre 2017

Vase rouleau en porcelaine de la famille verte, Chine, dynastie Qing, époque Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 64. Vase rouleau en porcelaine de la famille verte, Chine, dynastie Qing, époque Kangxi (1662-1722). Hauteur: 47 cm. (18 ½ in.). Estimate EUR 30,000 - EUR 50,000 (USD 35,278 - USD 58,797) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 A famille verte rouleau vase, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722) La panse est à décor continu d'une scène festive représentant des personnages sur une terrasse dans un jardin arboré et rocailleux. Le col est orné d'oiseaux perchés sur des branchages dans... [Lire la suite]
09 décembre 2017

Bamboo brush-holder depicting a scene of horse herding, by Wu Zhi-fan, Late 17th to early 18th century

Bamboo brush-holder depicting a scene of horse herding, by Wu Zhi-fan, Late 17th to early 18th century, h. 15.5 cm, diam. of mouth 7.4 cm © National Palace Museum The three-footed brush-holder is made of a stem section, with one joint kept for the base which curves a little inward. The surface is slightly scraped off using the jiandi technique (thinning the ground) along the top and bottom rims so both look somewhat flared. In low relief is carved a horse lying on the back rolling and kicking. A... [Lire la suite]