18 mai 2019

A sancai-glazed harnessed horse, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 103. A sancai-glazed harnessed horse, Tang dynasty (618-907). Length 53.5 cm, 21 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 52,500 GBP (67,835 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. standing four square on a base, its harnessed head turned sideways, ears pricked, the long mane parted at the forelock and falling to one side, covered in a straw-coloured glaze and matching the docked and bound tail, the green-glazed saddle gathered at the sides, the saddlecloth splashed in green, chestnut and straw... [Lire la suite]

17 mai 2019

A cloisonné enamel 'lotus' tripod censer, Ming dynasty, 16th century

  Lot 119. A cloisonné enamel 'lotus' tripod censer, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 10 cm, 4 in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP.  Lot sold 62,500 GBP (80,756 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the compressed bombé-form body rising from three short, tapered gilt legs and narrowing at the neck to the gilt rim set with two upright loop handles, decorated around the exterior with multi-coloured lotus and floral blooms surrounded by foliate scrolls, all reserved on a turquoise ground. ... [Lire la suite]
17 mai 2019

A Ru-type censer, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 48. A Ru-type censer, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 20 cm, 7 7/8  in. Estimate 40,000 - 60,000 GBP.  Lot sold 93,750 GBP (121,134 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. of compressed circular form, resting on three short feet below a band of twelve bosses, the waisted neck rising to a flared mouth, the shoulder set with two lug-handles, and covered all over with an attractive crackled lavender-blue glaze stopping at the tip of the feet, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark in underglaze... [Lire la suite]
17 mai 2019

Balenciaga and Spanish Painting at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

“A good fashion designer must be an architect for the patterns, a sculptor for the shape, a painter for the designs, a musician for the harmony and a philosopher for the fit.” (Cristóbal Balenciaga) MADRID - This summer, 2019, the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza will be presenting an exhibition that connects the work of Cristóbal Balenciaga, the most admired and influential fashion designer of all times, to the tradition of Spanish painting of the 16th to the 20th centuries. This is the first... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2019

A rare carved cinnabar lacquer boat-shaped incense box,Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 82. A rare carved cinnabar lacquer boat-shaped incense box, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 53.5 cm., 21 in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Lot sold 225,000 GBP (290,723 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's.  carved in the form of a large elaborate boat, the curved bough carved on each side with four 'Buddhist Emblems', together comprising the bajixiang, admist lotus flowers and dense lotus scroll, the flat upper section mounted with two sections, one in the form of a room with... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2019

Two very rare gilt-copper alloy figures from a set of eight Asvapati, the equestrian retinue of Vaishravana, Tibet, 15th century

Lot 105. Two very rare gilt-copper alloy figures from a set of eight Asvapati, the equestrian retinue of Vaishravana, Tibet, 15th century. the taller 20.4 cm, 8 in. Estimate 50,000 — 250,000 GBP. Lot sold 250,000 GBP (323,025 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. one equestrian deity, possibly Manibhadra or Jambhala, holding a flaming jewel in his raised right hand, and a mongoose in the left spitting gems and auspicious emblems, wearing regal belted robes, boots and crown, and seated astride a caparisoned... [Lire la suite]
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16 mai 2019

Sotheby's Impressionist & Modern Art Sales series rises to $394.6 million in New York

Lot 143. Émile Bernard (1868 - 1941), Bretonnes ramassant des pommes. Signed E. Bernard and dated 89 (lower left). Oil on canvas, 33 3/4 by 21 1/2 in., 85.7 by 54.6 cm. Estimate $400,000 - $600,000. Lot sold $1,940,000. New world auction record for the artist. Courtesy Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- Scott Niichel, Head of Day Sales and Deputy Co-Head of Impressionist & Modern Art at Sotheby’s, New York. said “The Impressionist and Modern Art Day sale results... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2019

Renaissance masterpiece comes to the Wadsworth Atheneum

Giorgione (c. 1477/78–c. 1510), La Vecchia, 1502–08, oil on canvas, 26 3/4 x 23 1/4 in. (68 x 59 cm), Gallerie dell’Accademia, cat. 272, © G.A. VE Photo Archive, Courtesy of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities—Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice.  HARTFORD, CONN.- Giorgione's startling allegory La Vecchia (known as The Old Woman) is on view at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Artfrom May 15 to August 4, 2019. Despite the mystery of his biography and the few paintings that can be attributed to him,... [Lire la suite]
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16 mai 2019

A large pale greyish-green jade carving of an elephant, 18th century

Lot 131. A large pale greyish-green jade carving of an elephant, 18th century; 9 in. (22.8 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 40,000 - GBP 60,000. Price realised GBP 45,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The elephant is carved standing foursquare with smiling eyes and its trunk curled to the left. The folds of the elephant's skin are embellished with finely incised detail. The elephant's back and base of the feet are pierced with apertures for mounting. The stone is of a pale greenish tone suffused with grey... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2019

A large carved cinnabar lacquer lobed dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 232. A large carved cinnabar lacquer lobed dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 12 5/8 in. (32 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 25,000. Price realised GBP 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The interior is carved in relief with a courtier seated in a garden before a pavilion and surrounded by various figures. The border is carved with flowers. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 3-4 May 1994, lot 312.Collection of the late Gerard Arnhold (1918-2010). Christie's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]