21 juillet 2017

A blue and white 'Windswept' jar, guan, 15th-16th century 

Lot 261. A blue and white 'Windswept' jar, guan, 15th-16th century, 10 in. (25.3 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 43,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011  Of baluster form, painted in underglaze cobalt blue with an official on horseback between two attendants carrying various utensils, approaching a tiered pavilion in a landscape with dense scrolling clouds, all between a band of upright leaves and classic lotus scroll.  Christie's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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21 juillet 2017

A late Ming blue and white 'Three Friends of Winter' jar, Wanli underglaze-blue six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 259. A late Ming blue and white 'Three Friends of Winter' jar, Wanli underglaze-blue six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619), 7½ in. (19 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000. Price realised GBP 43,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Painted around the exterior with the 'Three Friends of Winter', pine, prunus and bamboo, growing from rocks and breaking waves, the coiling stems forming stylised auspicious characters 'Fu Shou Kang Ning', (prosperity, longevity, health... [Lire la suite]
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21 juillet 2017

A rare blue and white and iron-red moulded 'lotus' dish, Wanli mark and period

Lot 243. A rare blue and white and iron-red moulded 'lotus' dish, Wanli underglaze-blue six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1573-1619), 8 1/8 in. (21 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 35,000 - GBP 45,000. Price realised GBP 49,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Crisply moulded as an open lotus bloom supported on a low straight foot, with two rows of overlapping petals encircling a central medallion enclosing a Tibetan/Sanskrit character bordered by bands of ruyi heads,... [Lire la suite]
21 juillet 2017

A rare yellow-ground turquoise and aubergine-glazed 'dragon' dish, Wanli mark and period

Lot 242. A rare yellow-ground turquoise and aubergine-glazed 'dragon' dish, Wanli six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1573-1619), 11 in. (28 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 40,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 55,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Decorated on the biscuit in turquoise, green and aubergine, with two confronted five-clawed scaly dragons with heads turned towards the rear divided by a band of clouds, above foaming waves crashing against rockwork, the cavetto... [Lire la suite]
21 juillet 2017

Nationalmuseum acquires two Italian scenes by Martinus Rørbye and Constantin Hansen

Martinus Rørbye, Loggia on Procida, 1835. Photo: Anna Danielsson/Nationalmuseum. STOCKHOLM.- Nationalmuseum has acquired two Italian scenes by Danish golden age artists: Loggia on Procida by Martinus Rørbye (1835) and The Temple of Minerva at the Forum Nervae by Constantin Hansen (circa 1840). Each piece in its way represents some of the finest work produced by north European artists on their travels to the south. What is more, the two paintings are unusually effective in expressing the strong emotions experienced by the... [Lire la suite]
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21 juillet 2017

Getty announces acquisition of a group of 16 master drawings and a painting by Watteau

Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, 1475-1564), Study of a Mourning Woman. Pen and brown ink, heightened with white, 26 x 16.5 cm. LOS ANGELES, CA.- The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today the most important acquisition in the history of the Museum’s Department of Drawings. Acquired as a group from a British private collection, the 16 drawings are by many of the greatest artists of western art history, including Michelangelo, Lorenzo di Credi, Andrea del Sarto, Parmigianino, Rubens, Barocci, Goya, Degas, and... [Lire la suite]
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20 juillet 2017

Hipsters in Stones by Léo Caillard

Hipsters in Stones by Leo Caillard
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20 juillet 2017

Heroes of Stone by Leo Caillard and Peter Kolus

 Heroes of Stone by Leo Caillard and Peter Kolus
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20 juillet 2017

A rare 'Ding' incised 'mallow' dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 243.  A rare 'Ding' incised 'mallow' dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127), 14.2cm., 5 1/2 in. Estimate 1,200 — 1,500 GBP. Lot sold 48,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the body with five mallow-petal shaped lobes rising from a short straight foot, finely and naturalistically incised to the interior and exterior with overlapping petals, covered overall with a clear ivory glaze pooling in characteristic tear-drops on the exterior. Exhibited: Chinese Gold, Silver and Porcelain. The Kempe... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2017

A fine 'Ding' moulded 'Boys' bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 264. A fine 'Ding' moulded 'Boys' bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234), 20.7cm., 8 1/8 in. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 GBP. Lot sold 48,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot, finely moulded to the interior with a central medallion enclosing a qilin seated on an island surrounded by tumultuous foaming waves looking up at the crescent moon and star formation, encircled in the well by three young boys clad only in short frocks amidst scrolling leafy... [Lire la suite]