16 décembre 2017

An iron-red, yellow, green and aubergine-glazed hexagonal box and cover, China, Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1621-1627)

Lot 35. Boite couverte en porcelaine émaillée rouge de fer, jaune, vert et aubergine, Chine, dynastie Ming, époque Tianqi (1621-1627). Hauteur: 11,7 cm. (4 5/8 in.). Estimate EUR 3,000 - EUR 4,000. Price realised EUR 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017   An iron-red, yellow, green and aubergine-glazed hexagonal box and cover, China, Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1621-1627) De forme hexagonale, elle comprend deux compartiments. Le couvercle est orné d'une scène dans un médaillon... [Lire la suite]

07 mai 2015

Exhibition explores the omnipresence of universal proportions in art, science, music and architecture

Sandro Botticelli, "Portrait of a Woman", 1485, Private Collection, Brussels. VENICE.- Proportio, an exhibition organised by the Axel & May Vervoordt Foundation and the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia opens this May to coincide with the 56th International Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Curated by Axel Vervoordt and Daniela Ferretti and located in the imposing Palazzo Fortuny, the exhibition explores the omnipresence of universal proportions in art, science, music and architecture. Proportio follows the highly... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2011

A Rare Yellow, Green And Aubergine-Glazed Ruyi Scepter. Daoguang Inscribed Seal Mark And Of The Period

A Rare Yellow, Green And Aubergine-Glazed Ruyi Scepter. Daoguang Inscribed Seal Mark And Of The Period  (1821-1850). photo Christie's Ltd 2011 Finely incised on the convex ruyi-shaped head with two five-clawed scaly dragons contesting a flaming pearl, on the oval center with a buddhistic lion and cub with a ribbon-tied brocade ball, and on the convex circular end with five bats (wufu) encircling a shou medallion, the shaft with four cranes, all in green amidst aubergine clouds reserved on a soft lemon-yellow ground, the seal... [Lire la suite]