01 mars 2017

Brown and White Lidded Jar, Lý–Trần Dynasty, 12th–13th c. A.D., Thanh Hóa, Vietnam

Brown and White Lidded Jar, Lý–Trần Dynasty, 12th–13th c. A.D., Thanh Hóa, Vietnam. Height: 18cm © Zetterquist Galleries A lobed, high-shouldered jar with lug handles at the top of each of the eight lobes. The lobes are accentuated by bands of brown around their perimeter to resemble lotus petals. The top of the shoulder is decorated by a band of overlapping lotus petals deeply carved over a striated surface, all below a rolled mouth rim. The lid, also with bands of alternating brown details, has a lotus bud finial... [Lire la suite]

01 mars 2017

Lidded Ewer, Lý Dynasty, 1009 – 1225 A.D., Thanh Hóa, Vietnam

Lidded Ewer, Lý Dynasty, 1009 – 1225 A.D., Thanh Hóa, Vietnam. Height: 13cm © Zetterquist Galleries A tall bell-shaped ewer with a beast-head spout and parrot handle. The flat top of the high shoulders are decorated with concentric bands of deeply carved lotus petals surrounding the flared neck and mouth-rim. The lid, shaped like a mushroom cap, has a band of carved lotus petals surrounding its lotus-bud finial. The entire piece is covered with a finely crackled translucent glaze that has been stained in burial... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2017

Pouring Vessel with Crenulated Rim & Double-Gourd Shaped Bottle Vase, Lý Dynasty, 1009 – 1225 A.D., Vietnam

Pouring Vessel with Crenulated Rim, Lý Dynasty, 1009 – 1225 A.D., Vietnam. Length: 13cm © Zetterquist Galleries A small spouted cup of thinly potted stoneware with a finely crackled translucent glaze that has fired to an ivory color. The elongated spout and crenulated mouth-rim are hand pinched. The straight foot rim is unglazed and reveals a buff stoneware clay body. This fanciful piece is reminiscent of George Ohr’s ceramics produced a thousand years later. Double-Gourd Shaped Bottle... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2017

Parrot Lamp, Lý Dynasty, 11th – 12th c. A.D., Vietnam

Parrot Lamp, Lý Dynasty, 11th - 12th c. A.D., Vietnam. Length: 19.5 cm © Zetterquist Galleries A stoneware lamp in the shape of a parrot with backward facing head. The piece is finely carved with articulated feathers and facial features, as well as a band of lotus petals forming the base on which it stands. The piece is covered with a finely crackled translucent glaze that pools to a pale green color. The underside is unglazed, revealing a pale buff colored stoneware body. (With chips... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2017

The Ecke Chairs. A very rare pair of huanghuali “South­ern official’s hat” chairs, nanguanmaoyi, 17th-century

Lot 625. The Ecke Chairs. A very rare pair of huanghuali “South­ern official’s hat” chairs, nanguanmaoyi, 17th-century; 39 in. (99.1 cm.) high, 24 7/8 in. (63 cm.) wide, 21 ½ in. (54.6 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 600,000 - USD 800,000. Price realised USD 1,327,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. Each is constructed from convex square members. The stepped crestrail is supported by a S-shaped splat and curved back posts which continue to form the rear legs. The curved arms are... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2017

A very rare pair of zitan 'official's hat' armchairs, sichutouguanmaoyi, 17th-18th century

Lot 640. A very rare pair of zitan 'official's hat' armchairs, sichutouguanmaoyi, 17th-18th century. Estimate USD 800,000 - USD 1,200,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. Each has a well-carved, protruding crestrail supported on a broad S-shaped splat and elegantly curved rear stiles which continue to form the rear legs. The curved arms are supported on tapering, curved vertical braces and curved front posts which continue through the seat frame to form the front legs. The molded seat frame encloses a... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2017

A very rare and impressive huanghuali recessed-leg painting table, jiatousun hua'an, 17th century

Lot 628. A very rare and impressive huanghuali recessed-leg painting table, jiatousun hua'an, 17th century. Estimate USD 1,000,000 - USD 1,500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The massive, single floating panel is set in a rectangular frame with beaded edge, above plain, beaded aprons and cloud-form spandrels. The whole is raised on thick legs of rounded section and joined by pairs of stretchers enclosing openwork panels above plain beaded aprons and spandrels. 32 ¾ in. (83.2 cm.) high, 86 ¼ in.... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2017

A magnificent and important zitan luohan bed,luohanchuan, 18th century

Lot 643. A magnificent and important zitan luohan bed, luohanchuan, 18th century. Estimate USD 2,000,000 - USD 3,000,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The solid shaped back and side panels are fitted into a thick rectangular frame carved with molded edge and set with a mat platform, above a narrow, concave waist and plain, beaded aprons. The whole is raised on thick beaded, inward-curving legs. 29 in. (73.7 cm.) high, 86 ½ in. (219.7 cm.) wide, 50 ½ in. (128.3 cm.) deep Provenance: Chang... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2017

M. Sutherland Fine Arts, Ltd. at Asia Week New York, 9-18 march 2017

Hsu Kuohuang, Waterfall Hidden, 2016. Ink and colorwash on paper © M. Sutherland Fine Arts, Ltd. Yang Mian, CMYK—Five Dynasties, Gu DeQian, Waterfowl and Lotuses, 2016. Acrylic on canvas, 63 x 37.5 in (160 x 95 cm) © M. Sutherland Fine Arts, Ltd. Yang Mian, CMYK - Five Dynasties, Xu Xi, Auspicious Magnolia Painting, 2016. Acrylic on canvas. 70.75 x 23.5 in (180 x 59 cm) © M. Sutherland Fine Arts, Ltd. Hsu Kuo-huang, Seeking the Way in a Spring... [Lire la suite]