03 septembre 2018

A Cizhou painted 'floral' pillow, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 151. A Cizhou painted 'floral' pillow, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); 17in (43.2cm) long. Estimate US$ 7,000 - 10,000 (€ 6,000 - 8,600). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Of elongated curved octagonal form, the top of the pillow gently angled and dipping slightly in the middle, covered in ivory-colored slip that drips down the sides and incised with double lines to create four panels, each panel freely painted in brown slip with floral sprays and foliage.  Provenance: Sotheby's, New York, 4 June 1986 lot 53. ... [Lire la suite]

03 septembre 2018

A black-glazed russet-splashed jar, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 228. A black-glazed russet-splashed jar, Jin dynasty (1115-1234). Height 4 1/8  in., 10.5 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. the ovoid body set on a knife-pared foot and rising to an upright rim, thick black glaze streaked with russet boldly draining down the exterior stopping unevenly along the sides to reveal the buff biscuit body, the interior coated with a semi-transparent black glaze. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1986. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New... [Lire la suite]
03 septembre 2018

A fine Hetian black-glazed russet-painted bottle vase, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 150. A fine Hetian black-glazed russet-painted bottle vase, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); 11 1/2in (29.3cm) high. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 9,000 (€ 5,100 - 7,700). Sold Price: 9,375 USD. © Bonhams 2001-2018 The elegant pear-shaped body rising from a short flared foot to a trumpet neck with rolled rim, the surfaces covered with a lustrous brown-black glaze neatly wiped from the foot pad, the body freely painted with stylized foliage. Note: A similar bottle vase in the Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard... [Lire la suite]
03 septembre 2018

The Malatier Collection: Old Master paintings, furniture and works of art to be offered at Drouot

PARIS.- Mercredi 10 octobre, la maison SGL Enchères, en partenariat avec la maison Ader-Nordmann, dispersera à Drouot la Collection Malatier. Homme érudit et banquier, figure incontournable des expositions et des vernissages des plus grandes maisons de ventes, galeries ou foires françaises et internationales, Jacques Malatier (1926-2017) a réuni en trente ans un ensemble de près de 300 pièces, estimé 1,2M€. « Cette collection, recherche d’une vie, sera dispersée au profit de La Fondation de France, au sein d’une fondation qui... [Lire la suite]
03 septembre 2018

Cristiano Bianchin, 'Figures' at Gallerie dell'Accademia di Venezia

VENEZIA.- On the occasion of The Venice Glass Week 2018 , the Gallerie dell'Accademia, in collaboration with Caterina Tognon Vetro Contemporaneo, intend to present a refined selection of glass sculptures by Cristiano Bianchin (Venice, 1963). Gold and black will be the dominant colors of the works chosen to dialogue with the heritage of the museum. In room I, which presents extraordinary gold backgrounds of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries Venetian, the visitor will be welcomed by a collector... [Lire la suite]
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03 septembre 2018

One of the world's rarest Chinese paintings to lead Christie's sale in Hong Kong

Su Shi (1037-1101), Wood and Rock. Handscroll, ink on paper. Painting: 26.3 x 50 cm (10⅜ x 19¾ in); Overall with mounting: 27.2 x 543 cm (10¾ x 213¾ in). Colophons by Liu Liangzuo (11th century), Mi Fu (1051-1107), Yu Xilu (1278-1368) and Guo Chang (1563-1622). Forty-one collector’s seals, including one of Liu Liangzuo (11th century), one of Mi Fu, 11 of Wang Houzhi (1131-1204), three of Yu Xilu, nine of Yang Zun (circa 1294-after 1333), nine of Mu Lin (1429-1458), two of Li Tingxiang (1485-1544) and two of Guo Chang. Estimate... [Lire la suite]
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02 septembre 2018

Solo exhibition of works by renowned photographer Irving Penn opens at Fahey/Klein Gallery

 Irving Penn, Cuzco Town Photographer with Barefoot Girl, Cuzco, 1948, 11 3/4 x 11 5/16 inches. Signed, titled, dated, and annotated with stamps and pencil verso. Printed in 1989. Copyright © by The Irving Penn Foundation LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Fahey/Klein Gallery is presenting Irving Penn: Worlds in a Small Room, Seen & Unseen, a solo exhibition of works by renowned photographer Irving Penn. This exhibition will feature a powerful retrospective of Penn’s ethnographic studies, which illustrate the diversity of... [Lire la suite]
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02 septembre 2018

A very rare Yaozhou tripod censer, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

  Lot 1315. A very rare Yaozhou tripod censer, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century; 4 5/8 in. (12 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The compressed globular body is raised on three lion's-paw feet, and decorated with a band of foliate scroll below a triple-grooved band. The neck is decorated with a band of upright petals below the everted rim. The censer is covered overall with a pale greyish-green glaze.  Note: A yaozhou... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2018

A carved Yaozhou dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 1317. A carved Yaozhou dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century; 7¼ in. (18.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The shallow dish has rounded sides and a slightly everted rim, and is freely carved in the interior with a leafy stem bearing one blossom, with combed details, and is covered all over in a greyish-green glaze stopping short of the foot burnt orange in the firing.  Provenance: Mottahedeh Collection; Sotheby's New York, 8 November... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2018

A small carved Yaozhou bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 1293. A small carved Yaozhou bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century; 4 ¼ in. (10.9 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The bowl is carved in the center with a lotus spray below six slightly raised ribs that rise up the rounded sides to the correspondingly notched rim, and is covered inside and out with an olive-green glaze. Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York, 19 September 2002.Peter Scheinman (1932-2017) Collection, New York. ... [Lire la suite]