01 juillet 2017

‘Syria Antiqua – Coins and Monuments on the Museuminsel’ at Bode Museum, Berlin

Uranius Antoninus, obverse: left-facing armoured bust of Uranius Antonius with laurel wreath; reverse: the stone of Baal from Emesa on a four-horse chariot (quadriga), left-facing. © State Museums of Berlin, Coin Cabinet / Reinhard Saczewski BERLIN - Bode Museum is displaying coins from ancient Syrian cities in an exhibition, titled 'Syria Antiqua – Coins and Monuments on the Museuminsel’, on view through November 5, 2017. Coins from ancient Syrian cities illustrate impressively the cultural, religious, and... [Lire la suite]

01 juillet 2017

"Christian Dior, couturier du rêve" au Arts Décoratifs

"Christian Dior, couturier du rêve". Affiche PARIS - Le musée des Arts décoratifs célèbre l’anniversaire marquant les 70 ans de la création de la maison Christian Dior. Cette exposition, riche et dense, invite le visiteur à découvrir l’univers de son fondateur et des couturiers de renom qui lui ont succédé : Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons et tout récemment Maria Grazia Chiuri. Émotions, histoires vécues, affinités, inspirations, créations et filiations relient cette sélection... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2017

A pair of yellow-ground famille-rose 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' bowls, 20th century

Lot 710. A pair of yellow-ground famille-rose 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' bowls, 20th century; 12.8 cm, 5 in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 HKD. Lot sold 18,750 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  each enamelled to the exterior with pairs of bajixiang emblems, divided by leafy lotus blossoms, the base inscribed in iron-red with an apocryphal four-character Daoguang yuzhi mark  Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017 
01 juillet 2017

A ruby-ground famille-rose sgraffiato 'Medallion' bowl, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 705. A ruby-ground famille-rose sgraffiato 'Medallion' bowl, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 14.8 cm, 5 7/8  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 75,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  the exterior with four medallions of auspicious objects divided by floral scrolls, the interior painted in underglaze blue with an octagonal rosette encircled by four large lanterns at the cavetto, the base with a six-character seal mark  Sotheby's. Chinese... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2017

A pair of famille-rose 'Flower and Bat' bowls, Marks and period of Tongzhi (1865-1871)

Lot 703. A pair of famille-rose 'Flower and Bat' bowls, Marks and period of Tongzhi (1865-1871); 15.4 cm, 6 in. Estimate 70,000 — 90,000 HKD. Lot sold 137,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  each decorated to the exterior with nine fishes in various postures against an incised wave ground, the interior with five bats, the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue  Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017 
01 juillet 2017

A pair of iron-red 'Bat and Goldfish' dishes, Seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 718. A pair of iron-red 'Bat and Goldfish' dishes, Seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 18 cm, 7 1/8  in. Estimate 90,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 150,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  each decorated to the exterior with nine fishes in various postures against an incised wave ground, the interior with five bats, the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue  Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017 

01 juillet 2017

A pair of famille-rose 'Eight Immortals' bowls, seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 704. A pair of famille-rose 'Eight Immortals' bowls, seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 14.1 cm, 5 1/2  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold 175,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  each decorated with paired attributes of the 'Eight Immortals', between turquoise ruyi below the everted rim and multi-coloured petal panels around the foot, the base inscribed with an iron-red six-character seal mark  Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017 
01 juillet 2017

A famille-rose 'Lotus' bowl and cover, Qing dynasty, 19th century, shendetang hall mark

Lot 716. A famille-rose 'Lotus' bowl and cover, Qing dynasty, 19th century, shendetang hall mark; 10.7 cm, 4 1/4  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 HKD. Lot sold 187,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  with the straight flared sides rising from a recessed base, painted to the exterior with two dragons in pursuit of 'flaming pearls', the base with a four-character hall mark  Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017 
01 juillet 2017

A pair of iron-red and underglaze-blue 'Dragon' bowls, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period, shendetang zhi hall mark

Lot 695. A pair of iron-red and underglaze-blue 'Dragon' bowls, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period (1821-1850), shendetang zhi hall mark; 15.5 cm, 6 1/8  in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 200,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  with the straight flared sides rising from a recessed base, painted to the exterior with two dragons in pursuit of 'flaming pearls', the base with a four-character hall mark  Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017 
01 juillet 2017

A pair of famille-rose 'Dragon' vases, Marks and period of Xuantong (1909-1911)

Lot 722. A pair of famille-rose 'Dragon' vases, Marks and period of Xuantong (1909-1911); 13.4 cm, 5 1/4  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 312,500  HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  each of yuhuchun form, brightly enamelled around the exterior with a five-clawed dragon in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' amidst clouds, the base with a six-character reign mark in iron-red  Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017