02 janvier 2019

A fine pair of blue-glazed dishes, Qianlong seal marks and period (1736-1795)

Lot 317. A fine pair of blue-glazed dishes, Qianlong seal marks and period (1736-1795); 16.4cm., 6 1/2 in. Estimate 15,000 - 25,000 GBP. Lot sold 22,500 GBP. © Sotheby's 2013 each with shallow rounded sides rising from a tapered foot, covered overall with a rich royal-blue glaze stopping neatly at the foot and draining to a white tone at the rim, the white base inscribed with a six-character seal mark.  Provenance: An English Private Collection.Marchanson, London, 17th July... [Lire la suite]

02 janvier 2019

A pair of yellow-glazed bowls, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722)

Lot 316. A pair of yellow-glazed bowls, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722); 13.8cm., 5 1/2 in. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 30,000 GBP. © Sotheby's 2013 each with deep rounded sides supported on a straight foot, covered overall in an egg-yolk yellow glaze, the white base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double-circle.  Provenance: Sotheby's Amsterdam, 6th June 1988, lot 219 Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2019

A copper-red glazed dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 315. A copper-red glazed dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 16.3cm., 6 1/2 in. Estimate 2,500 - 3,500 GBP. Lot sold 5,250 GBP. © Sotheby's 2013 the rounded sides resting on a tapered foot, covered overall with a rich liver-red glaze thinning to white at the rim, the base with a six-character seal mark.  Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 06 Nov 2013
02 janvier 2019

A fine Guan-type vase, Hu, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 161. A fine Guan-type vase, Hu, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 14.5cm., 5 3/4 in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Lot sold 62,500 GBP. © Sotheby’s the pear-shaped octagonal body rising from a straight foot to a gently flaring rim, flanked by a pair of tubular handles, covered overall in a greyish blue glaze, the glaze draining to a mushroom tone around the rim and handles and stopping neatly above the foot revealing the greyish-brown body, inscribed with a six-character... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2019

A clair-de-lune-glazed jue, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 159. A clair-de-lune-glazed jue, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). 12cm., 4 3/4 in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Lot sold 56,250 GBP. © Sotheby’s the U-shaped body rising from three splayed triangular feet to a widely flaring rim slightly extended to one end, set with two short posts with round finials, the body with a loop handle to one side, applied overall with a pale bluish glaze, the base with a four-character seal mark. Provenance: Collection of Robert Chang... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2019

A fine moulded clair-de-lune-glazed dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 155. A fine moulded clair-de-lune-glazed dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735); 20.1cm., 7 7/8 in. Estimate 25,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 35,000 GBP. © Sotheby’s of ogee-form, the flaring sides rising from a short foot, moulded to the exterior with five bats in flight above foaming waves cresting against jagged mountains, the rim encircled by a keyfret border, covered overall in a pale bluish green glaze, the white base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a... [Lire la suite]

02 janvier 2019

Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art presents Dutch masterpieces in a new light

Johannes Vermeer (Dutch, Delft 1632-1675 Delft), Young Woman with a Water Pitcher, ca. 1662. Oil on canvas, 18 x 16 in. (45.7 x 40.6 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Marquand Collection, Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1889, 89.15.21. NEW YORK, NY.- Dutch paintings of the 17th century—the Golden Age of Rembrandt, Hals, and Vermeer—have been a highlight of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection since the Museum's founding purchase in 1871 . The exhibition In Praise of Painting: Dutch Masterpieces at The... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2019

A Jun purple-splashed dish, Jin-Yuan Dynasty (1115-1368)

Lot 140. A Jun purple-splashed dish, Jin-Yuan Dynasty (1115-1368); 7 in. (18 cm.) diam. Estimate HK$400,000 – HK$600,000. Price realised HKD 625,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The dish is potted with shallow rounded sides rising to an everted lipped rim. The interior is decorated with deep-purple splashes and covered overall under a pale sky-blue glaze thinning to a mushroom colour on the raised section of the rims. The slightly recessed base bears five small spur marks, box. ... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2019

"Servir les Dieux d’Egypte" au musée de Grenoble

GRENOBLE.- La rentrée 2018 au musée de Grenoble a été marquée par une exposition événement consacrée à l’Égypte antique, réalisée avec le Louvre. Elle propose une plongée archéologique dans la puissante ville de Thèbes il y a 3000 ans, à travers sa nécropole et le temple monumental d’Amon.  En s’appuyant sur le fonds grenoblois, complété par près de 200 oeuvres du musée du Louvre et d’autres prêts provenant de musées européens, l’exposition introduit les visiteurs au plus près de la société thébaine de la Troisième... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2019

Gold ring with garnet, Greek, Hellenistic, 3rd or 2nd century B.C.

Gold ring with garnet, Greek, Hellenistic, 3rd or 2nd century B.C. Gold, garnet. Other: 1 3/4 in. (4.5 cm). Gift of Mrs. Harriet W. McKim Field, 1962, (62.42). © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.