11 mars 2018

Priestley & Ferraro at Asia Week New York, 15-24 march 2018

An early Yaozhou celadon bowl. China, Five Dynasties period or early Northern Song dynasty, 10th century. Glazed ceramic. © Priestley & Ferraro A Yueyao mandarin duck-pattern box and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127), 11th-12th century. Diameter: 13.2cm, 5 ¼ in. © Priestley & Ferraro A Jianyao “hare’s-fur” teabowl. Early Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279), 12th-13th century. Diameter: 11.2 cm, 4 3/8 inches. © Priestley & Ferraro A Cizhou pillow with tiger, Song dynasty... [Lire la suite]

11 mars 2018

Museum presents major exhibition of Andrew Wyeth and John Ruskin

Mountain Rock and Alpine Rose, 1844 (or 1849). John Ruskin (1819 – 1900). Pencil, ink, chalk, watercolor and gouache, 11 3/4 x 16 1/4 inches. Ruskin Foundation (Ruskin Library, Lancaster University) (RF 1395).  WILMINGTON, DEL.- "Summer is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating," wrote British critic and artist John Ruskin. Nearly one hundred years later, Brandywine Valley artist Andrew Wyeth advised artists to simply, "hold a mirror up to nature. Don't overdo it, don't underdo it." Even... [Lire la suite]
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11 mars 2018

Si Satchanalai Bowl with Carved Lotus Petals, 14th-15th century, Thailand

 Si Satchanalai Bowl with Carved Lotus Petals, 14th-15th century, Thailand. Diameter: 23.2cm © Zetterquist Galleries. A large, deep stoneware bowl with flared mouth-rim and sitting on a straight, thickly potted foot. The interior cavetto is carved with large lotus petals having combed detailing. The inside center is carved with a top-down view of a lotus flower. The entire piece is covered with a finely crackled blue-green glaze, which ends just above the foot, revealing a pale stoneware body fired to... [Lire la suite]
11 mars 2018

Phan Celadon Plate with Incised Corona Pattern, 14th-15th century, Thailand

 Phan Celadon Plate with Incised Corona Pattern, 14th-15th century, Thailand. Diameter: 26cm © Zetterquist Galleries. A large, finely potted stoneware bowl with incised concentric lines around its slightly flared mouth-rim. The interior is decorated with a corona depiction against a tightly carved field of radiating lines, all constrained within another incised circle. The entire piece is covered in an ideally realized, finely crackled translucent green glaze. There is a small rim chip repaired... [Lire la suite]
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11 mars 2018

Large Nabeshima-Type Cylindrical Vase, Late Edo Period, Japan

Large Nabeshima-Type Cylindrical Vase, Late Edo Period, Japan. Height: 47.6cm © Zetterquist Galleries. A tall porcelain vase of cylindrical form with carved horizontal ribs overall. The entire piece is covered with a sweet blue-green celadon glaze. In an old fitted and inscribed Japanese wooden box. The ribbed decoration of this piece appears on ceramic censers in the the neo-archaistic designs of Longquan celadons in the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279 A.D., China). It is likely that these celadons, imported... [Lire la suite]
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11 mars 2018

Celadon Double-Gourd Vase, Koryo Dynasty, 11th-12th c. A.D., Korea

Koryo Celadon Double-Gourd Vase, Koryo Dynasty, 11th-12th c. A.D., Korea. Height: 34.9cm © Zetterquist Galleries. A large stoneware vase of double-gourd form, standing on a short rounded foot-rim. The body is decorated with shallowly incised floral decoration typical of the decorative style in the 11th – 12th centuries. The entire vase is covered in a blue-green crackled celadon glaze which fired to a brownish color in patches on the back. There is extensive body cracking on one side, repaired with Japanese... [Lire la suite]
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11 mars 2018

Exhibition at Chester Beatty Library focuses on a masterpiece of fifteenth-century illumination

The Coëtivy Book of Hours, Bedford Master and Coëtivy Master, c. 1443, Paris, France. © 2018 Chester Beatty Library DUBLIN.- A masterpiece of fifteenth-century illumination, the Coëtivy Hours is one of the Treasures of the Library’s Western Collection. To celebrate the 50th-anniversary of Chester Beatty’s Gift to the Irish Nation, the Library is presenting a special exhibition focusing on a manuscript given by Edith Beatty to her husband. It was produced in Paris (1443-1445) for Prigent de Coëtivy,... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2018

Celadon Censer, Yuan Dynasty, 1271-1368 A.D.

Celadon Censer, Yuan Dynasty, 1271-1368 A.D., China. Diameter: 17.5cm © Zetterquist Galleries. A large round censer with straight walls decorated with raised ridges and a band of Taoist (Trinary) symbols. The entire piece sits on its foot rim, but has three small feet attached to the bottom of the vessel. It is covered with an opaque pale green Longquan celadon glaze. There is an unglazed ring underneath where the piece was supported during its firing. Together with a wooden Japanese box and basket-weave... [Lire la suite]
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10 mars 2018

Large Longquan Celadon Bowl with Twin Fish Appliques, Southern Song – Yuan Dynasty, 13th-14th century

Large Longquan Celadon Bowl with Twin Fish Appliques, Southern Song – Yuan Dynasty, 13th-14th century, A.D., China. Diameter: 19.5cm © Zetterquist Galleries. A large shallow bowl (often considered to be a brushwasher) with flattened rim, steep cavetto and broad flattened bottom, decorated with finely molded appliques of two fish swimming around each other, a Chinese symbol of marital bliss. The outside walls carved with overlapping lotus petals. The entire piece is covered with a translucent crackled Longquan... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2018

Longquan Celadon Zhaodou, Southern Song Dynasty, 1127-1279 A.D.

Longquan Celadon Zhaodou, Southern Song Dynasty, 1127-1279 A.D., China. Height: 8.8cm, Diameter: 11cm © Zetterquist Galleries. A stoneware Zhaodou form jar with straight foot-rim, a compressed bulbous body and tall flared mouth. The body is covered with a blue-green celadon glaze, of ideal color, which stops just short of the foot-rim, revealing a pale stoneware body fired to a russet color. This form is an integral part of a banquet service, used for waste items, such as poultry bones. The present example is... [Lire la suite]