06 janvier 2017

Wen Zhengming (Chinese, 1470 - 1559), After Ni Zan's Spring in Jiangnan, 1536 or 1537, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Wen Zhengming (Chinese, 1470 - 1559), After Ni Zan's Spring in Jiangnan, 1536 or 1537, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Fan. Ink and colors on gold-surfaced paper. H. 6 7/8 in x W. 21, H. 17.4 cm x W. 53.3 cm (image); H. 13 in x W. 24 in, H. 33 cm x W. 61 cm (overall). Gift of Mr. Jean-Pierre Dubosc, B81D30 © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture In this scene of spring in Jiangnan province (south of the Yangzi River) is a traveling man on a donkey crossing a bridge,... [Lire la suite]

06 janvier 2017

Wen Zhengming (Chinese, 1470 - 1559), Landscape in Rain, c. 1500-1559, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Wen Zhengming (Chinese, 1470 - 1559), Landscape in Rain, c. 1500-1559, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Fan. Ink on paper. H. 5 3/4 in x W. 16 1/2 in, H. 14.5 cm x W. 42 cm (image); H. 13 1/4 in x W. 24 in, H. 33.7 cm x W. 61 cm (overall). Museum purchase, B79D20 © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture This scene depicts a quiet river landscape. The details of the distant mountains and the boat are intentionally softened to make them look as if they were being viewed through a... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2017

A rhinoceros horn ‘Figural Landscape’ libation cup, Qing Dynasty , 17th-18th century

Lot 3793. A rhinoceros horn ‘Figural Landscape’ libation cup, Qing Dynasty , 17th-18th century. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,480,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. the tapered horn meticulously carved on the exterior with a continuous scene depicting several figures amidst an idyllic riverscape laden with large overhanging wutong and pine trees, the tranquil setting quaintly accented with a few bridges, pavilions and pagodas, the rippling waters detailed with swirl... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2017

A large rhinoceros horn ‘Pine and River’ libation cup, Qing Dynasty , 17th-18th century

A large rhinoceros horn ‘Pine and River’ libation cup, Qing Dynasty , 17th-18th century. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,720,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. the tapered horn carved on the exterior around the mouthrim with jagged rockwork and branches issuing clusters of leaves, the lower section of the vessel decorated in low relief with tempestuous waves, the openwork handle formed on one side with intertwining branches issuing further pine blossoms and extending onto the interior of... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2017

A rhinoceros horn ‘Prunus tree’ libation cup, Qing Dynasty , 17th-18th century

Lot 3790. A rhinoceros horn ‘Prunus tree’ libation cup, Qing Dynasty , 17th-18th century. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,320,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s.  carved on the exterior with burls and knots simulating a tree trunk, the handle formed by two branches issuing thin twigs bearing prunus buds and blossoms, the flowering twigs and branches extending across the sides of the vessel and onto the interior of the vessel, the surface of a lustrous patinated warm amber tone, wood... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2017

Rice measure with Daoist deities, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), Jiajing period (1522–66), 16th century

Rice measure with Daoist deities, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), Jiajing period (1522–66), 16th century. Carved red, green, and black lacquer. H. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm); W. 12 3/4 in. (32.4 cm); D. 12 7/8 in. (32.7 cm). John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1913, 13.100.140 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This vessel’s shape identifies it as a rare example of a lacquer rice measure. Adorning each of its sides is a Daoist figure in a landscape. The man riding a black ox is Laozi (ca. sixth century B.C.), the reputed author of the... [Lire la suite]

06 janvier 2017

Box with camellia, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), 14th century

Box with camellia, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), 14th century. Carved red and green lacquer.H. 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm); Diam. 4 in. (10.2 cm). Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891, 91.1.666 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The stylized flowers depicted in Chinese lacquer are often difficult to identify precisely. However, the large blossom on this box is probably a camellia, a flower associated with winter and endurance. This box is one of several, most found in Japan, which bear the name Zhang Cheng... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2017

Vase with peony scroll and landscape panels, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 19th century

Vase with peony scroll and landscape panels, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 19th century. Carved red lacquer. H. 18 1/2 in. (47cm); Diam. 13 1/2 in. (34.3cm); Diam. of rim: 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm); Diam. of foot: 8 1/4 in. (21 cm). John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1913, 13.100.139 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  The shape of this vase is common in porcelain but unusual in carved lacquer. Its form reflects the experimentation and exchange that characterized the decorative arts in China in the eighteenth... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2017

Exceptional 9.15 carats Colombian emerald and diamond ring

Exceptional 9.15 carats Colombian emerald and diamond ring. Estimate 150,000 — 220,000 CHF. Sold 199,000 CHF at Sotheby's Geneva, 14 Nov 2007, lot 292. Photo Sotheby's The step-cut emerald weighing 9.15 carats, set between trapeze diamond shoulders, mounted in platinum, size 51. Accompanied by SSFE report no. 49617 stating that the emerald is of Colombian origin, with no indications of clarity modification.
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06 janvier 2017

Emerald and diamond demi-parure

Emerald and diamond demi-parure. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 CHF. Sold 217,000 CHF at Sotheby's Geneva, 14 Nov 2007, lot 188. Photo Sotheby's The fringe necklace of stylised floral design, millegrain set throughout with brilliant-cut diamonds, decorated at the front with seven step-cut emeralds, accompanied by a pair of pendent earrings en suite, mounted in yellow gold, necklace length 390mm.
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