20 mars 2018

A peachbloom-glazed seal paste box and cover, yinse he, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 2101. A peachbloom-glazed seal paste box and cover, yinse he, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722); 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 3,630,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The box and cover are of cushion form, covered with a mottled glaze of soft crushed raspberry tone suffused with pale greenish speckles. The recessed base is inscribed in... [Lire la suite]

20 mars 2018

An extremely rare incised turquoise-glazed double-gourd vase, Jiajing six-character mark within double circles and of the period

Lot 2254. An extremely rare incised turquoise-glazed double-gourd vase, Jiajing six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1522-1566); 8 1/2 in. (21.9 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - HKD 3,000,000. Price realised HKD 3,870,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The elegant vase is well potted and decorated on the compressed globular lower section with a broad frieze of scrolling lotus supporting the 'Eight Buddhist Emblems'. The lotus decoration is repeated on the... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2018

A fine pair of doucai 'Daoist emblems' bowls, Yongzheng six-character marks within double circles and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 2272. A fine pair of doucai 'Daoist emblems' bowls, Yongzheng six-character marks within double circles and of the period (1723-1735); 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm.) diam. (2). Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - HKD 3,000,000. Price realised HKD 4,230,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The rounded sides of the bowl rise to a strongly flared rim. The exterior is incised with a pair of dragons, each in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' over which a cream glaze has been applied. The exterior is... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2018

A fine famille verte 'dragon' incised bowl, Kangxi six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 2114. A fine famille verte 'dragon' incised bowl, Kangxi six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm) diam. Estimate HKD 1,000,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price realised HKD 4,230,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The rounded sides of the bowl rise to a strongly flared rim. The exterior is incised with a pair of dragons, each in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' over which a cream glaze has been applied. The exterior is further decorated over the... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2018

A fine Imperial ruby-red ground famille rose bowl, Yongzheng four-character yuzhi mark within double squares and of the period

Lot 2121. A fine Imperial ruby-red ground famille rose bowl, Yongzheng four-character yuzhi mark within double squares and of the period (1723-1735); 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,300,000 - HKD 1,800,000. Price realised HKD 4,830,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The bowl is finely enamelled around the rounded body with three large peony heads in blue, yellow and pink radiating upward from the base, surrounded by smaller flower heads in brilliant enamels, all... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2018

A very rare famille-rose 'Floral' vase, Yongzheng four-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 2122. A very rare famille-rose 'Floral' vase, Yongzheng four-character mark and of the period (1723-1735); 15 in. (38 in.) high. Estimate HKD 4,000,000 - HKD 6,000,000. Price realised HKD 6,030,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The vase is delicately potted with steep sides rising to rounded shoulders surmounted by a waisted neck and a galleried rim. The body is elegantly painted with a butterfly finely picked out in yellow, fuchsia and sky-blue in flight above flower sprays including... [Lire la suite]

20 mars 2018

A large Longquan celadon vase, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-14th century

Lot 714. A large Longquan celadon vase, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-14th century; 20 ¾ in. (52.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018  The vase is sprig-molded and applied with meandering stems bearing peony blossoms between a band of carved upright leaves on the lower body and three foliate sprays on the neck, and is covered overall with a thick glaze of sea-green tone. Note: A similar Longquan celadon molded vase, also with reduced, metal-bound rim, but... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2018

Un oiseau anormal

"Un jour, une cigogne blessée tombe dans la cour de Nasr Eddin, qui prend soin d’elle mais attend qu’elle soit rétablie pour lui limer son long bec et lui rogner l’extrémité des ailes. - Maintenant que tu es devenue presque normale, lui dit-il en la laissant aller, tu peux fréquenter les autres." Extrait de "Sublimes paroles et idioties de Nasr Eddin Hodja. Tout Nasr Eddin, ou presque". Paroles recueillies et présentées par Jean-Louis Maunoury. Éditions Phébus, collection "Libretto", 2002. © Editions Phébus
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20 mars 2018

Castello di Rivoli opens first show of masterpieces by Giorgio de Chirico from Cerruti Collection

Giorgio de Chirico, Metaphysical Muse, 1918, oil on canvas, 55 x 35 cm. Collezione Fondazione Francesco Federico Cerruti per l'Arte on long-term loan Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Torino. TURIN.- Giorgio de Chirico was born in Volos, Greece, in 1888, to Italian parents – his father was a civil engineer building the new railway lines in Greece. He lived in Athens, Munich, Milan, Florence, Paris, Ferrara, New York, and Rome, where he died in 1978. De Chirico is among the most important... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2018

A molded shufu shallow dish, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 713. A molded shufu shallow dish, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The dish has shallow, rounded sides raised on a small, slightly flared foot ring, and is molded in low relief in the center of the interior with stylized lotus scroll bearing four blossoms below further lotus scroll incorporating the characters, shu and fu, in the cavetto. The bowl is covered inside and out... [Lire la suite]
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