23 février 2019

A rare blue, amber and cream-glazed pottery tripod dish, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 417. A rare blue, amber and cream-glazed pottery tripod dish, Tang dynasty (618-907); 11½ in. (29.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 86,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008   The shallow dish with upright sides rising to a lipped rim, the center impressed with a flower head with six petals formed by conjoined leaves surrounded by a resist-spotted ground in amber and cream below a blue and cream resist-spotted ground in the well and on the rim, the exterior... [Lire la suite]

23 février 2019

A small blue, amber and clear-glazed pottery bowl, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 415. A small blue, amber and clear-glazed pottery bowl, Tang dynasty (618-907); 4 3/16 in. (10.7 cm.) diam.  Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 6,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008   Molded as an eight-petaled open flower with lobed sides rising from a flower-head molded on the base, and molded on the exterior with details.  Provenance: Acquired in 1995.  Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 17 September 2008, New York,... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2019

A blue, amber and straw-glazed pottery 'phoenix-head' ewer, Tang dynasty (618-907) 

Lot 1312. A blue, amber and straw-glazed pottery 'phoenix-head' ewer, Tang dynasty (618-907); 13¾ in. (35 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The pear-shaped body raised on a tall spreading foot with flat base, molded in relief on one side with a foliate-bordered oval panel centered by an equestrian archer, the panel on the reverse with a triumphant phoenix standing on a lotus, all reserved on a dark blue ground, the neck surmounted by a... [Lire la suite]
20 août 2018

A blue, amber and straw-glazed pottery tripod censer, Tang dynasty (618-907) 

Lot 255. A blue, amber and straw-glazed pottery tripod censer, Tang dynasty (618-907); 8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) across. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 12,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 The compressed bulbous body raised on three paw supports and encircled by a lower flat bow-string band and a more pronounced rib at the edge of the shoulder below a band of petals outlined in dark blue and amber on a blue and straw-glazed resist-spotted ground which continues on the... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2016

Exhibition of abstract works by Gerhard Richter on view at Museum Frieder Burda

Gerhard Richter, Abstraktes Bild, 1992; Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden © Gerhard Richter, 2016; Photo: Volker Naumann, Schönaich. BADEN-BADEN.- The exhibition in Museum Frieder Burda shows abstract works by Gerhard Richter. At the centre is one of the main works by the artist, the four-part, abstract, deeply moving piece entitled “Birkenau” (WZ 937 1-4), which was created in 2014. In this work, Gerhard Richter refers to photographs taken by the Jewish Sonderkommando at Birkenau Concentration Camp in... [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]
08 avril 2015

Christie's presents its May Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art in New York

Piet Mondrian (1872-1944), Composition No. III (Composition with Red, Blue, Yellow and Black), oil on canvas, 1929 (estimate: $15-25 million). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2015. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced further highlights from its major Spring sales of Impressionist and Modern Art in New York this May. Works by the most celebrated artists of the era will be offered for sale across two Evening Sales, two Day sales, and one companion Online-Only sale this season, making it one of the largest and most diverse... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2014

A blue, copper-red and celadon-glazed carved beaker vase, gu, Kangxi

  A blue, copper-red and celadon-glazed carved beaker vase, gu, Kangxi. Photo courtesy Bonhams. The details carved and highlighted in celadon contrasting with cobalt-blue and copper-red, the projecting mid-section painted with two striding chilong dragons divided by a lingzhi fungus spray, below the tall trumpet neck, decorated with a lone fisherman on a sampan in a mountainous river landscape with a pagoda below pine, and above the spreading foot similarly painted with a fisherman in a sampan. 43.5cm (17⅛in) high. Estimate... [Lire la suite]
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29 août 2010

Tang potery @ Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 16 - 17 September 2010

A blue-glazed pottery jar and cover. Tang dynasty (618-907). Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010 Covered with a rich dark blue glaze that continues over the lipped rim and falls in an irregular line on the lower body to expose some of the white slip underlayer, the interior covered with a clear glaze wash, raised on a ring foot, the body of buff color, the domed cover similarly glazed; 8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) high - Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1984. Notes: The result of Oxford Authentication... [Lire la suite]