30 janvier 2016

Blue-and-white meiping, or plum blossom vase, 15th century, Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644)

Blue-and-white meiping, or plum blossom vase, 15th century, Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), Jingdezhen kilns, porcelain, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue, 31.5 cm (height), 17 cm (diameter), at foot 10.3 cm (diameter). Bequeathed by J. Francis Mallett, 1947. EAX.1398 © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
27 janvier 2016

Franz Bausback at TEFAF 2016

Column Ladik, 150 x 102 cm, 17th century,Highlands of Anatolia, Turkey. Franz Bausback at TEFAF 2016 © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015 Acquired from Dr.Ulrich Schürmann in 1970.  Provenance: Ulrich Schürmann “Teppiche aus dem Orient”, 1981, page 70, Klinkhardt & Biermann Lenkoran, 253 x 122 cm, about 1800 or earlier, Caucasus. Franz Bausback at TEFAF 2016 © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015 Acquired from Bodenheim in 1970 (Antique Fair Munich)  Bausback “Antike Meisterstücke orientalischer... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2016

Astonishingly rare C15th Renaissance bronze sold in New York today by Tomasso Brothers Fine Art

Filarete (c1440-c1469), Julius Caesar and King Juba. H: 6¼ in. (15.4 cm) W: 10¾ in. (27.4 cm). LONDON.- A newly-discovered 15th century Renaissance bronze masterpiece described as “astonishingly rare” by gallery directors Dino and Raffaello Tomasso, has sold today in New York. The piece was secured for a significant seven figure-sum by an important international private collection during the first hour of an exhibition being held by Tomasso Brothers Fine Art, which opened this afternoon at Carlton Hobbs. The work, a... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2016

Platter, China, 15th century

Platter, China, 15th century, Longquan ware. D 46cm × h 8.5cm. Courtesy Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
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30 décembre 2015

Pontifical Ring, 15th century (?), Near Arles (southern France)

Pontifical Ring, 15th century (?), Near Arles (southern France), ivory, 5 x 3.6 cm (ring plate). Ident.Nr. K 3110. Kunstgewerbemuseum © Photo:  Museum of Decorative Arts of the National Museums in Berlin - Prussian Cultural Heritage. Photo:  Karen Bartsch The oval plate of carved from a workpiece ring bears the orbiting around the Christogram Italian inscription SACRO SANTO IL NOME (sacrosanct name of [Christ]). The ring has reportedly been found in December 1855 in Arles in... [Lire la suite]
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05 décembre 2015

A rare Longquan celadon 'Peony' ewer, Ming dynasty, 15th century

A rare Longquan celadon 'Peony' ewer, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Estimate HK$300,000 - HK$500,000 ($38,891 - $64,818). Price realized HK$525,000 ($68,059). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The gently flattened ewer with quadrilobed sides rises from a slightly splayed short foot to a tall cylindrical neck, terminating with a mouth of conforming shape. Each of the two sides are moulded in relief with a petal-shaped panel enclosing a peony spray. The narrow sides with a graceful arched strap-handle and an... [Lire la suite]


05 décembre 2015

A carved Longquan celadon ewer, Early Ming dynasty, 15th century

A carved Longquan celadon ewer, Early Ming dynasty, 15th century. Estimate HK$700,000 - HK$900,000 ($90,745 - $116,672). Price realized HK$937,500 ($121,534). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The ewer is potted with a pear-shaped body and an elegant spout, joined to the neck with a cloud-shaped strut opposite an arched strap-handle, carved around the body with large blooms of peony flowers borne on scrolling vines growing leaves to the sides, the tapered neck is decorated with a frieze of smaller leafy... [Lire la suite]
30 novembre 2015

Forger claims Da Vinci masterpiece "La Bella Principessa" is supermarket checkout girl

"I drew this picture in 1978 when I worked at the Co-op (supermarket)," wrote Greenhalgh in new book "A Forger's Tale," extracts of which appeared in the Sunday Times. LONDON.- One of Britain's most notorious art forgers has claimed responsibility for what is believed to be a Leonardo Da Vinci masterpiece, saying it was inspired by a supermarket checkout girl, the Sunday Times reported. Experts agree that Da Vinci created "La Bella Principessa" in the 15th century, but Shaun Greenhalgh, who has spent time in jail for art... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2015

A rare tixi lacquer circular box and cover, 15th century

A rare tixi lacquer circular box and cover, 15th century. Estimate £18,000 - 20,000 (€25,000 - 28,000). Photo Bonhams. The domed cover deeply carved through the layers of black and red lacquer with registers of concentric ruyi-heads surrounding a small flower head to the centre, the base similarly decorated, resting on a short, slightly spreading foot, the interior and recessed base lacquered black. 25cm (9 7/8in) diam. (2).  Notes: Compare related examples illustrated in The Complete... [Lire la suite]
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10 novembre 2015

A Longquan celadon-glazed tripod incense burner, 15th century

A Longquan celadon-glazed tripod incense burner, 15th century. Estimate £10,000 - 15,000 (€14,000 - 21,000). Photo Bonhams. Moulded with a rim canting inward above a wide shallow well, decorated with a wide band of cash motif between narrow bands of floral bosses, raised on three mask feet, all below a rich sea-green glaze save for the central well and the base burnt orange in the firing, the centre of the well impressed with a cash and trellis diaper design, fitted box. 30.5cm (12in) wide (2). ... [Lire la suite]