21 décembre 2018

A blue and white 'peony' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 231. A blue and white 'peony' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 16.9 cm, 6 5/8  in. Estimate £2,000 - £3,000. Sold: £8,750. © Sotheby's  the deep rounded sides rising to a gently flaring rim, painted to the interior with a medallion enclosing a peony spray, surrounded by undulating leafy peony scrolls, the exterior similarly decorated with large floral blooms surrounded by floral and foliate scrolls above a border of lappets at the foot, the base with a... [Lire la suite]

21 décembre 2018

A pair of famille-verte ovoid jars, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 457. A pair of famille-verte ovoid jars, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 21.5 cm, 8 1/2  in. Estimate £4,000 - £6,000. Sold: £9,375. © Sotheby's  each brightly enamelled around the exterior with a ram and a hound divided by a bird in flight, all within a rocky landscape, the shoulder with cusped panels enclosing birds and animals reserved on a trellis-diaper band, later pierced wood covers. Provenance: L. Wannieck, Paris (according to label on one).Paul Bridgeman (according... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2018

A carved 'Longquan' celadon bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 258. A carved 'Longquan' celadon bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 11.7 cm, 4 5/8  in. Estimate £8,000 - £12,000. Sold: £9,375. © Sotheby's  with deep rounded sides rising to a flaring rim, carved to the interior with a central medallion of a flowering spray enclosed by a band of meandering floral scrolls, separated by two bands of double rings, the exterior similarly carved with blooms borne on leafy stems with a further double ring surrounding the foot, applied overall... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2018

A blue and white 'dragon' censer, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 242. A blue and white 'dragon' censer, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 25.4 cm, 10 in. Estimate £6,000 - £8,000. Sold: £9,375. © Sotheby's  the body of compressed globular form supported by three cabriole legs rising to a flared everted rim, painted to the exterior in vivid cobalt blue with two large sinuous dragons confronting a flaming pearl among flames, below ruyi shaped cloud scrolls at the neck, the base with an unglazed ring Sotheby's. St George Street Sale: Chinese... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2018

Three ancient cities revived: Museum of Cycladic Art opens new archaeological exhibition

ATHENS.- The Museum of Cycladic Art and the Regional Services of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports (Ephorates of Antiquities of Chania, Rethymno, and Herakleion) are co-organizing the exhibition entitled “Crete. Emerging cities: Aptera ― Eleutherna ― Knossos. Three ancient cities revived” from 12 December 2018 to 30 April 2019. This is a multi-faceted exhibition with rich audio-visual aids, including screens, maps, and innovative technologies. The exhibition focuses on three of Crete’s one-hundred cities,... [Lire la suite]
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21 décembre 2018

Artemisia Gentileschi self portrait goes on display at National Gallery in London

Artemisia Gentileschi (1593 - 1654 or later), Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria, about 1615-17. Oil on canvas, 71.4 × 69 cm, Inventory number NG6671, The National Gallery © 2018 LONDON.- In July 2017, the National Gallery, London acquired a recently discovered, rare self-portrait by the most celebrated female artist of the Italian Baroque – Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–1654 or later). Yesterday (19 December 2018) Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria, an oil painting... [Lire la suite]
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20 décembre 2018

A later enamelled blue and white 'dragon' dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 211. A later enamelled blue and white 'dragon' dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795);17.5 cm, 6 7/8  in. Estimate £3,000 - £5,000. Sold: £9,375. © Sotheby's the rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot, the central medallion with a writhing five-clawed dragon amongst cresting waves, the exterior with nine further dragons below a border of cash coins, with sections highlighted in yellow, turquoise, purple and red enamels, the outlines of the dragons gilded,... [Lire la suite]
20 décembre 2018

A blue and white 'Master of the Rocks' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 232. A blue and white 'Master of the Rocks' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 15.5 cm, 6 1/8  in. Estimate £5,000 - £7,000. Sold: £10,000. © Sotheby's the rounded sides rising to a flared rim, the central interior finely painted with a mountainous river scene with pavilions and trees surrounded by a border of branches of pine needles at the rim, separated by two double-circles, the exterior with two stylised branches issuing from the rim, the base inscribed... [Lire la suite]
20 décembre 2018

A yellow-glazed bowl, Daoguang mark and period (1821-1850)

Lot 208. A yellow-glazed bowl, Daoguang mark and period (1821-1850); 14.6 cm, 5 3/4  in. Estimate £3,000 - £4,000. Sold: £10,000. © Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising to an everted rim, applied overall with a rich yellow glaze of even tone, the white base with a seal mark in underglaze blue. Sotheby's. St George Street Sale: Chinese Art, London, 10 November 2017
20 décembre 2018

A pair of small doucai 'phoenix' conical cups, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 201. A pair of small doucai 'phoenix' conical cups, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); each 6.6 cm, 2 5/8  in. Estimate £2,000 - £3,000. Sold: £10,000. © Sotheby's the flared sides of the interior of both painted with a phoenix with outstretched wings, its body wrapping over the rim and its tail extending down the exterior, facing two bamboo stems also extending to the exterior, the base with an apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark in underglaze blue within a... [Lire la suite]