15 avril 2017

A rare 'Yue' celadon figure of a mythical beast, Western Jin dynasty (265-316)

Lot 3209. A rare 'Yue' celadon figure of a mythical beast, Western Jin dynasty (265-316), 8.1 cm, 3 1/8  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot sold 937,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. sensitively modelled in the round as a stylised mythical beast depicted kneeling with the left front paw placed on the chest and the right on its chin, the charming figure rendered with the head gently tilted upwards, detailed with piercing round eyes framed by a well-pronounced snout and a striated... [Lire la suite]

15 avril 2017

A large and rare 'Yue' celadon goose-handled jar, Western Jin dynasty (265–316)

Lot 3229. A large and rare 'Yue' celadon goose-handled jar, Western Jin dynasty (265–316), 32.3 cm, 12 5/8  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,740,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. robustly potted with a baluster body rising from a flat base to a wide everted flange enclosing a smaller mouth, the shoulder of the vessel bordered with two thin grooves and evenly applied with four ring handles modelled in the form of a stylised goose, each similarly decorated with a curved neck and densely... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2017

Head Of A Cycladic Idol, Aegean, Cyclades Islands, early Bronze Age II (2500-2400 BC)

 Head Of A Cycladic Idol, Aegean, Cyclades Islands, early Bronze Age II (2500-2400 BC). Marble. Height 13.9 cm. Photo courtesy Phoenix Ancient Art  Provenance: Ex- K. Lemos collection, Switzerland, 1970s; M.S. private collection, acquired from the previous owner in 2007 Phoenix Ancient Art at TEFAF New York Spring 2017
15 avril 2017

Figure Depicting The Arrotino In Crouching Position, Sharpening His Knife, Late Hellenistic, circa first century BC

Figure Depicting The Arrotino In Crouching Position, Sharpening His Knife, Late Hellenistic, circa first century BC. Bronze. Height 7.5 cm. Photo courtesy David Ghezelbash Archéologie Provenance: Ex English private collection of Mrs Agatha Sadler (1924 - 2015), London, acquired circa 1960 from Mr John Hewett (1919-1994) David Ghezelbash Archéologie at TEFAF New York Spring 2017
15 avril 2017

Scuplture of Nike, Hellenistic, late first century BC

Scuplture of Nike, Hellenistic, late first century BC. Marble with a brown patina, 85 x 36 cm. Photo courtesy Galerie Chenel Provenance: Sold at Sotheby’s London the 6 July 1964, lot 176; former collection of the Ford Foundation, state of New York, since the 1960’s Galerie Chenel at TEFAF New York Spring 2017
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15 avril 2017

Possibly a female deity, Near Eastern, 6th-5th millenium BC

Possibly a female deity, Near Eastern, 6th-5th millenium BC. Red siliceous sandstone. Height 22.2 cm. Photo courtesy Cahn International AG This idol with heavily abstracted forms is remarkable on account of its unadorned elegance. The wide hips and round buttocks underscore the figure’s femininity, the only other pointers to which are the two low mounds on the chest. Provenance: Formerly collection of the French archaeologist Claude Schaeffer (1898-1982); thereafter collection of the archaeologist... [Lire la suite]

15 avril 2017

Hongzhi and Zhengde period (1488-1521): Exotic porcelains in mid-and-late Ming Dynasty

The royal kilns in Jingdezheng during the Hongzhi and Zhengde period not only inherited the characteristics in Chenghua period but also had their own innovations, creating some new styles for Jiajing period. During Hongzhi's period, the royal kilns made several reductions of the output of the porcelains while they started to produce more in Zhengde period, therefore, the porcelains are much richer in variety and quantity than those in the last period. Because the Emperor Zhengde was greatly influenced by the Islamic culture, many... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2017

REZA at TEFAF New York Spring 2017

REZA. Brooch and earrings Arlequin. Earrings featuring 4 Brazilian sugar loaf emeralds weighing 15.96 carats and 632 diamonds weighing 11.67 carats, set on white gold. Can be worn as earrings or as a brooch. Photo courtesy REZA REZA. Cornes d'Abondance earrings. 62 pebble pigeon blood rubies from Mozambique weighing 52.46 carats, 398 diamonds weighing 21.95 carats and 304 round cut rubies 11.39 carats. Set on white gold with some parts plated in black rhodium. Photo courtesy REZA
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15 avril 2017

TEFAF New York Spring offers first look at debut fair focusing on modern and contemporary art & design

  NEW YORK, NY.- TEFAF New York has released a “first look” at the inaugural TEFAF New York Spring Fair that will take place at the historic Park Avenue Armory in New York City from May 4-8, 2017, with the Opening VIP Preview on May 3, 2017. The Fair will feature 92 of the world’s most illustrious dealers who specialize in Modern and Contemporary Art and Design. In addition, a small number of dealers will exhibit jewelry, African & Oceanic art, and antiquities. The inclusion of African & Oceanic works and... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2017

Chenghua period (1465-1487): Simplicity and elegance

Because of the stable political situation and prosperous economy during the Emperor Chenghua's reign, the porcelain manufacturing started to revive again after the stagnation in the three former reigns. Chenghua imperial porcelains have their unique features among various kinds in the Ming Dynasty. The blue-and-white ceramics in Chenghua period mainly use domestic blue cobalt and therefore have elegant color, which is different from the bright colors in Yongle and Xuande periods and signifies the shift of style of the royal kilns in... [Lire la suite]
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