08 septembre 2019

Almine Rech Brussels opens a solo exhibition of works by Miquel Barceló

Miquel Barceló, Grammatico General, 2018. Mix media on canvas. 114 x 198,5 x 3,5 cm 44 7/8 x 78 1/8 x 1 3/8 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech. BRUSSELS.- Almine Rech Brussels is presenting a solo exhibition by Miquel Barceló.The following text, written by Olivier Berggruen, elaborates upon the themes and works included in the exhibition:In the late nineteen-eighties Miquel Barceló traveled throughout the West African Dogon Country. During the course of his nomadic wanderings—amidst the immensity of the land,... [Lire la suite]
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07 septembre 2019

A tall white-glazed foliate-rimmed vase, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 757. A tall white-glazed foliate-rimmed vase, Liao dynasty (907-1125). Height Height 17 3/4  in., 45.1 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. © Sotheby's. well potted, of attenuated baluster form, the rounded shoulders tapering to a high, slender cylindrical neck surmounted by an elegantly lobed cup-shaped mouth, covered overall with a white slip under a transparent glaze, finishing unevenly above the slightly splayed, unglazed foot, revealing the buff-colored stoneware body. ... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2019

A large 'Cizhou' white-glazed sgraffiato vase, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 754. A large 'Cizhou' white-glazed sgraffiato vase, Liao dynasty (907-1125). Height 18 7/8  in., 48 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the finely potted body of elegantly sinuous baluster form, the swelling shoulders rising to a slender elongated neck surmounted by a flaring cupped mouth with galleried rim and supported on a chamfered splayed foot, the rounded sides deftly carved with a wide frieze of scrolling leaves with delicately incised veining and frilled edges, set between a band... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2019

A copper-red-decorated 'dragon' rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 661. A copper-red-decorated 'dragon' rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 14 7/8  in., 37.8 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the elongated ovoid body set over a straight foot and rising to a short, waisted neck with an everted lip, painted all around in bright copper red with two five-clawed dragons contesting a 'flaming pearl', one dragon striding across clusters of swirling clouds, its sinuous body wrapping almost entirely around the vase, the second dragon emerging from the... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2019

A rare famille-rose 'Tribute bearers' double gourd vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 666. A rare famille-rose 'Tribute bearers' double gourd vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 12 7/8  in., 32.5 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot Sold 75,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the globular lower bulb surmounted by a smaller ovoid-form upper bulb rising to a slender neck, finely enameled allover with foreign tribute bearers scattered in a mountainous landscape scene with fabulous beasts, including one seated on a white elephant, another holding a sleeve... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2019

A fine blue and white 'floral' hu vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 623. A fine blue and white 'floral' hu vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 19 1/4  in., 48.8 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot Sold 162,500 USD. © Sotheby's. of archaistic form, well-painted in brilliant tones of underglaze blue with simulated 'heaping and piling', the ovoid body encircled by two bands, the upper with continuous lotus scroll, the lower with a composite floral meander, all between slightly raised double-line borders, the shoulder set... [Lire la suite]

07 septembre 2019

A rare and large underglaze-blue and copper-red decorated vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 662. A rare and large underglaze-blue and copper-red decorated vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 19 1/4  in., 48.8 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. © Sotheby's. superbly potted, the rounded sides sweeping to a waisted neck and everted rim, all raised on a splayed base, the body finely painted in a vivid cobalt blue and crimson red with two registers of shaped reserves enclosing scholarly scenes of idyllic retreats depicting pavilions nestled among trees and towering rockwork, fishermen poling... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2019

An Imperial yellow-ground fur-trimmed kesi twelve-symbol 'dragon' robe (jifu), Qing dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 671. An Imperial yellow-ground fur-trimmed kesi Twelve-symbol 'dragon' robe (jifu), Qing dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908). Length 68 in., 172.7 cm; Height 52 in., 132.1 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 60,000 USD. © Sotheby's.  finely woven, with nine golden dragons each pursuing a 'flaming pearl' amidst a network of blue lingzhi-shaped cloud scrolls, bats, wan and shou characters, interspersed with the Twelve Symbols of Imperial Authority in orthodox... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2019

A fine and rare incised celadon-glazed 'floral' bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 636. A fine and rare incised celadon-glazed 'floral' bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 6 1/2  in., 16.5 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot Sold 93,750 USD. © Sotheby's.  the steep sides gently flaring to a subtly everted rim, incised with six rounded stylized flowerheads borne on a scrolling vine issuing further buds and tender leaves, covered overall in a pale celadon glaze draining to white at the rim, the recessed base similarly glazed and... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2019

A fine anhua-decorated white-glazed 'Eight Buddhist emblems' stemcup, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 631. A fine anhua-decorated white-glazed 'Eight Buddhist emblems' stemcup, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Diameter 7 in., 17.8 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot Sold 87,500 USD. © Sotheby's.  the rounded flared sides resting on a splayed pedestal foot, the exterior of the bowl finely incised with beribboned 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' each supported on stylized lotus blooms, above a band of ruyi heads, the stem with further lotus sprays and encircled by a... [Lire la suite]