27 octobre 2017

Self portraits by Cézanne go on public display for the first time in the UK

Paul Cézanne (1839-1906), Self Portrait with Bowler Hat, 1885-6, NY Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen. Photo: Ole Haupt. LONDON.- Three self-portraits by Paul Cézanne, painted in 1885 and 1886, including a complementary pair showing Cézanne in a bowler hat, have gone on public display for the first time in the United Kingdom in a major new exhibition, Cézanne Portraits, on view at the National Portrait Gallery, London. The exhibition brings together for the first time over fifty of Cézanne’s portraits from... [Lire la suite]
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27 octobre 2017

Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art at TEFAF New York Fall 2017

A figure of an equestrian drummer, China, Tang Dynasty, 8th century. Amber-glazed. Height 38 cm (15 in.) © Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art Modelled seated on a horse, the musician sitting upright with his hands raised, wearing a round-neck robe, trousers, boots and a long cloth cap. The horse is standing foursquare on a rectangular slab, and moulded with harness, saddle and a drum on its left neck. The fi gure glazed overall with an amber glaze graduating to pale beige on the extremities. The head,... [Lire la suite]
27 octobre 2017

Cézanne still life leads Zweig Collection at Sotheby's New York

Lot 27. Paul Cézanne, Nature morte. Painted circa 1890. Oil on canvas, 11 1/8 by 15 7/8 in. 28.3 by 40.5 cm. Estimate 7,000,000 — 10,000,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s will present Property from the Collection of Barbara and Martin Zweig as a highlight of their Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale on 14 November in New York. Led by Paul Cézanne’s vibrant still life Nature morte (estimate $7/10 million), the collection features exceptional examples by many of the greatest French... [Lire la suite]
27 octobre 2017

The Collection of Professor Stephen Charles Wallace, FInstP, and Dr. Geraldine Kenney-Wallace, RSC, FInstP at Christie's London

Lot 81. A fine green-enamelled 'Dragon' dish, Zhengde six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1506-1521). 9 in. (22.8 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 50,000 - GBP 70,000  © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 This dish is finely potted with shallow, rounded sides supported on a slightly tapering foot. The interior is decorated with a five-clawed dragon striding amongst fire scrolls and clouds highlighted in green enamel, its scaly head, body and limbs incised, all encircled within a... [Lire la suite]
27 octobre 2017

Rare ancien régime portrait revealed by Tomasso Brothers at TEFAF NY

Nicolas Mignard (1606–1668), Avignon, 1658, Portrait of Scipion du Roure, aged 30 (1628 – 1696). Oil on canvas, 67 cm (26 ¼ in.) high, 53 cm (20 ¾ in.) wide. Signed and dated “N. MIGNARD PINXIT / AVENIONE 1658” on the back of the original canvas. Provenance: Scipion du Roure (1628-1696), Mas de Tressauses, Camargue, France thence by descent through the du Roure family, Marseille, France, until 2017. © Tomasso Brothers NEW YORK, NY.- A rare survivor of the acclaimed ancien régime portraits executed by French master... [Lire la suite]
27 octobre 2017

Wartsky at TEFAF New York Fall 2017

René Lalique (Ay 1860-1945 Paris). Necklace, Paris, circa 1899-1900. Gold, enamel and pearl. © Wartsky Giacinto Melillo (1846-1915). Bracelet, Naples, circa 1899. Gold. © Wartsky  Van Cleef and Arpels. Art Deco brooch, Paris, circa 1928. Platinum, diamond and feather. © Wartsky Carl Fabergé (St Petersburg 1846-1920 Pully). Négligée necklace, St Petersburg, circa 1900. Aquamarine and diamond. © Wartsky Van Cleef and Arpels. Yellow diamond ring. ©... [Lire la suite]

27 octobre 2017

A fahua aubergine-ground vase, meiping, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 302. A fahua aubergine-ground vase, meiping, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). 12 1/8. in. (31 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000 (USD 19,665 - USD 26,220). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 This vase is decorated with a scholar in front of a pavilion, his attendant carrying a guqin, a further scholar stands by a pine and palm tree. The shoulder is decorated with a cloud and lotus collar and the foot is encircled by a lappet band. The body is covered in an aubergine-brown glaze highlighted in... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2017

A fahua openwork 'Scholar and pine' vase, meiping, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 301. A fahua openwork 'Scholar and pine' vase, meiping, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). 13 1/8. in. (33.3 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000 (USD 5,244 - USD 7,866). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 This reticulated vase is decorated with a scholar and attendant in a garden with a pavilion and pine trees, below a large band of peonies to the shoulder and a pedal lappet band to the foot. The body is covered in a pale turquoise colour with dark bluish-purple highlights and unglazed sections... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2017

A fahua 'Scholar and pine' vase, meiping, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 300. A fahua 'Scholar and pine' vase, meiping, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). 11 ¾ in. (29.8 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 13,110 - USD 19,665). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The vase is decorated with a continuous garden scene of a scholar in front of a pavilion and his attendant carrying a guqin. The scene is enclosed by a lappet band to the foot rim and a band of ruyi with lotus flowers around the shoulder. The interior of the mouth is covered in a translucent green... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2017

A large blue and white 'peony' dish, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 14. A large blue and white 'peony' dish, Ming dynasty, 15th century. 9 ½. in. (49.5 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000 (USD 19,665 - USD 26,220). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The interior centre is decorated with four large peony blooms and leafy sprays with a band of continuous scrolling foliate peony blooms to the rim. Provenance: Important European Private Collection. Note: A similar decorated dish can be found in the Topkapi Saray Museum, illustrated by R.... [Lire la suite]