27 août 2015

Christie's New York announces the sales of Asian Art Week from 15 September to 18 September.

Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2015. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced the sales of Asian Art Week for Fall 2015, a series of nine sales, starting from 15 September to 18 September. The week will present over a thousand lots of exceptional quality and rarity that span centuries of Asian Art featuring important works from the Sporer Collection, the Lai Family Collection, the Sowell Collection, and the Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, as well as fine Chinese display stands from a distinguished private American collection.... [Lire la suite]

26 août 2015

A carved cinnabar lacquer 'Lychee' seal paste box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

A carved cinnabar lacquer 'Lychee' seal paste box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Estimation 7,000 — 9,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of circular form, the cover carved with a spray of five lychees growing on leafy branches against a floral diaper ground, the fruit textured with various diapering patterns, the exterior of the box similarly decorated to the underside with a further spray issuing four lychees, the interior lacquered black (2). Diameter 3 in., 7.6 cm Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2015

Germany returns painting from the studio of artist Hans Wertinger to Jewish heirs

Studio of Hans Wertinger, Portrait of the palatine count Johann III , 16th century. BERLIN.- The German state of Baden-Würtemberg will return a masterpiece over to the heirs of two Jewish art merchants, victims of the Third Reich of Adolf Hitler, informed local authorities on Monday. The 16th century portrait of the palatine count Johann III from the studio of artist Hans Wertinger will be returned to the heirs of Isaac Rosenbaum and Saemy Rosenberg, indicated the Ministry of Art of Baden-Württemberg. The... [Lire la suite]
31 juillet 2015

Two blue and white porcelain plates, China, 16th century

Two blue and white porcelain plates, China, 16th century. Estimate 600/1000 €. Sold 330 €. Photo Nagel B. 8,8-18,2 cm. Minor wear Property from an old North German private collection. Nagel Auktionen, "Asian Art",  06/06/2015
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01 juin 2015

A blue and white 'Mythical beast' sprinkler, Ming dynasty, 16th century

A blue and white 'Mythical beast' sprinkler, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. well potted with a spherical body supported on a tall flaring foot, the top shaped like a lid with a small pointed finial, connected to a cup-shaped mouth by six curving tubes springing from the shoulder, the body decorated with three slender archaistic dragons, the loops decorated with alternating lattice and florets, the coup with chevron and pierced on top with six... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2015

A gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 16th century

A gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Estimate £25,000 — 35,000 (33,913 - 47,478 €). Photo Sotheby's seated in dhyanasana, wearing a floral etched long flowing robe open at the chest to reveal a wan symbol, the face with gentle smile and framed by a high five-pointed crown, long flowing ribbons and large earrings, all seated on a separately-cast lotus pedestal base. Quantité: 3 - 35cm., 13 3/4 in. Note: This figure of the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara... [Lire la suite]


07 avril 2015

'Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden' exhibition on view at Buckingham Palace

Rembrandt van Rijn (Leiden 1606-Amsterdam 1669), Christ and St Mary Magdalen at the Tomb. Signed and dated 1638. Oil on panel, 61.0 x 49.5 cm (support, canvas/panel/str external), RCIN 404816. © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014  LONDON.- Whether a sacred sanctuary, a place for scientific study, a haven for the solitary thinker or a space for pure enjoyment and delight, gardens are where mankind and nature meet. A new exhibition at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace explores the many... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2015

A Longquan circular tripod censer, Ming Dynasty, 16th century

A Longquan circular tripod censer, Ming Dynasty, 16th century. Estimate HK$15,000 – HK$26,000 (US$1,943 - $3,368). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The cylindrical censer is sturdily potted with deep sides and raised on three short feet. It is covered with an even sea-green celadon glaze that continues over the rim onto the unglazed interior and over the underside onto the base stopping around an unglazed centre. 3 in. (7.5 cm.) diam.  Christie's. FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART FROM THE YAOGUSHANFANG... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2015

'Raku: The Cosmos in a Tea Bowl' opens at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Chōjirō (Raku I), Tea Bowl named 'Tarobo', 16th century, Red Raku ware; glazed ceramic, Urasenke Foundation. Photo: Masayuki Miyahara. LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents Raku: The Cosmos in a Tea Bowl. This exhibition comprises nearly 100 masterpieces with examples from all 15 generations and the subsequent generation of the Raku family, whose celebrated legacy continues to influence global ceramics. More than half of the ceramic objects in the exhibition are tea bowls. Other... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2015

A small blue and white 'Qilin' ewer, Ming Dynasty, 16th century

A small blue and white 'Qilin' ewer, Ming Dynasty, 16th century. Estimate $10,000 – $12,000. Unsold . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The ewer is painted in cobalt of inky-blue tones with a bud-shaped cartouche on each side of the pear-shaped body, each depicting a qilin pursuing a flaming pearl, one raising its head while the other turns its head over its back. The neck is decorated with upright plantain leaves above ribbon-tied lozenges. The handle is painted with further lozenges, which are repeated on... [Lire la suite]
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