04 octobre 2019

A powder-blue-ground, iron-red, and gilt 'fish' rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 915. A powder-blue-ground, iron-red, and gilt 'fish' rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 18 5/8  in., 47.3 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 7,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the cylindrical body rising from a low foot to a narrow columnar neck with a galleried rim, covered overall with a soufflé blue glaze, five large iron-red carp swimming around the body amidst small gilt fish, crabs, waterweeds, and blossoms, the shoulder with traces... [Lire la suite]

04 octobre 2019

A fine blue and white 'figural' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 914. A fine blue and white 'figural' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 14 in., 35.6 cm. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 USD. Lot sold 56,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of zun form, the slightly compressed globular body sweeping to a flaring neck and galleried rim, all raised on a high splayed foot, the rounded sides painted with a kneeling official presenting credentials to a seated dignitary proffering a lotus flower, a guard and further official observing, all within an... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2019

Two blue and white 'Seven scholars' bowls, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722)

Lot 904. Two blue and white 'Seven scholars' bowls, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722). Diameter 8 1/8  in., 20.1 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 7,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each of 'klapmuts' form with deep rounded sides, resting on a straight foot and steeply flaring at the rim, painted in inky cobalt washes with a scholarly gathering in a rocky bamboo grove, a group listening to the qin, a group conversing, and an attendant preparing a meal to the side,... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2019

A blue and white and copper-red-decorated celadon-glazed 'horses' phoenix-tail vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 902. A blue and white and copper-red-decorated celadon-glazed 'horses' phoenix-tail vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height  15 in., 38.1 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 11,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the baluster-form body sweeping to a wide flaring rim, boldly enameled with a continuous scene depicting the 'Eight Horses of Mu Wang' galloping, grazing, and lounging under a towering pine tree, the horses’ coats variously decorated in... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2019

An underglaze-blue and copper-red 'dragon' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 876. An underglaze-blue and copper-red 'dragon' vase,  Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 17 5/8  in., 44.8 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 35,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of baluster form, rising from a narrow spreading foot to sweep into broad rounded shoulders before tapering into a waisted cylindrical neck, the shoulders painted with two ferocious coiled dragons, each rising above turbulent waves amidst flames chasing a 'flaming pearl', all... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2019

A Blue and White 'Hundred Boys' Box and Cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 901. A Blue and White 'Hundred Boys' Box and Cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Diameter 4 1/2  in., 11.4 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 4,375 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of circular form, painted overall with fine, detailed 'pencil' drawing in cobalt blue, the cover centered by a medallion with a boy riding a qilin, accompanied by boys bearing banners, the sides of the box and cover with boys engaged in various pursuits including playing chess... [Lire la suite]

04 octobre 2019

Museum of London acquires extremely rare plate that belonged to Samuel Pepys

Silver plate marked with the arms of Samuel Pepys, 1671, ID no. 2019.31, Museum of London. © Museum of London. LONDON.- The Museum of London has acquired a silver trencher plate that until recently was unrecognised as relating to and bearing the coat of arms of famous naval administrator, member of parliament and 17th Century diarist, Samuel Pepys. It is one of only three items of silver plate known to have belonged to Pepys as part of his personal collection and is now the only one on display in the... [Lire la suite]
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04 octobre 2019

J. Paul Getty Museum acquires two Italian masterpieces

LOS ANGELES, CA.- The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today the purchase of two extraordinary works of Italian art: a rare and beautifully preserved painting, Virgin and Child with Saint Elizabeth and Saint John the Baptist, by Agnolo Bronzino (1503-1572), the leading painter in Florence in the middle of the 16th century; and an extremely rare pair of marble sculptures, The Annunciation, (about 1333-34), by the Late Gothic sculptor Giovanni di Balduccio (about 1290-1339), both through private sale.“Virgin and Child with Saint... [Lire la suite]
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04 octobre 2019

Rediscovered masterpiece by Andrea Mantegna to highlight Sotheby's Masters Week in NYC

Andrea Mantegna (c. 1431-1506), Preparatory drawing for one of the canvases in the Triumphs of Caesar. Estimated to achieve in excess of $12 Million. Courtesy Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s announced that it will offer one of the most art-historically important drawings ever to appear at auction: Andrea Mantegna’s only known preparatory drawing for one of the canvases in the Triumphs of Caesar, the Italian Renaissance artist’s most influential and revered work. Recently rediscovered, the masterwork will headline... [Lire la suite]
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04 octobre 2019

Exposition "Les derniers feux du palais de Saint-Cloud" au musée des Avelines à Saint-Cloud

Adolphe Block (éditeur) Façade sur la cour d’honneur du palais de SaintCloud Vers 1868 Photographie stéréoscopique Saint-Cloud, musée des Avelines, inv. 2013.13.15 © Ville de Saint-Cloud – Musée des Avelines / Gilles Plagnol. Saint-Cloud - Le musée des Avelines, en partenariat avec le Mobilier national, propose de faire découvrir les intérieurs du palais de Saint-Cloud à son apogée vers 1868, à travers l’exposition intitulée Les derniers feux du palais de Saint-Cloud, qui se tiendra au musée des Avelines du 10 octobre 2019 au... [Lire la suite]
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