12 mars 2018

The Collection of Tang Shao-yi at Bonhams New York, 19 March 2018

Tang Shaoyi Tang Shao-yi was the first prime minister of the Republic of China. Born in Guangdong Province in 1861, he was sent to the United States to attend grammar school, high school and college. Following his return to China, he rose to political prominence through several diplomatic appointments within the imperial Chinese government. He served as Consul-General in Korea, Special Commissioner to Tibet, and Governor of Fengtian Province in Manchuria. He was often dispatched on official missions as a special envoy of the Qing... [Lire la suite]

12 mars 2018

A blue and white bird-headed ewer, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 8064. A blue and white bird-headed ewer, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 9 1/4in (23.5cm) high. Estimate US$ 4,000 - 6,000 (€ 3,300 - 4,900). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Of quatrefoil bottle form, raised on a foot with scalloped edges with a two-tiered neck terminating in a flaring mouth with a single notch, set to one side with a long curved spout formed in the shape of an open-mouthed phoenix, finely painted around the body with birds and insects among flowering prunus, peony and chrysanthemum, with various... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2018

A Fujian Dehua glazed incised vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 8063. A Fujian Dehua glazed incised vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 12 1/4in (31 1/8cm) high. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 8,000 (€ 4,100 - 6,500). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Of stick neck form, the rolled lip slightly everted with an incised key fret pattern at the top and base of the neck, the neck also incised with two butterflies, the body with a peony design, the foot rim unglazed. Bonhams. CHINESE WORKS OF ART AND PAINTINGS, 19 Mar 2018, 12:00 EDT, NEW YORK  
12 mars 2018

Oliver Forge & Brendan Lynch Ltd at Asia Week New York, 15-24 march 2018

Jharoka Portrait of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir, India, 17th century. Opaque watercolor and gold on paper. 6.4 by 4.5 cm, 2 1/2 by 1 3/4 in. © Oliver Forge & Brendan Lynch Ltd Jharokha or window portraits emerged in Mughal portraiture in the early seventeenth century as visual counterparts to the daily display of the emperors’ person at the window of the palace to the people below. The idea was extended by Jahangir (1569-1627) to the throne platforms in the Divan-i ‘Amm at agra and... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2018

A Greenish-cream-glazed Lotus-petal Jar, Six dynasties-Northern Qi (220-577)

Lot 8190. A Greenish-cream-glazed Lotus-petal Jar, Six dynasties-Northern Qi (220-577); 7 1/2in (19cm) high. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€ 1,600 - 2,400). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Of globular form with a straight neck and a circular flat foot, the exterior cut with eight linked lotus petals, the high shoulder applied with four angular strap handles, all covered under a lustrous greenish glaze.  Provenance: Uragami Sukyo-Do Co., Ltd., Tokyo, 2005 Note: Compare a related white-glazed ewer, Northern Qi... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2018

A Longquan celadon glazed 'bamboo' vase, 18th century

Lot 8095. A Longquan celadon glazed 'bamboo' vase, 18th century; 7 1/2in (19cm) high. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 5,000 (€ 2,400 - 4,100). © Bonhams 2001-2018 The globular body molded with a double ring at the midpoint of the body and four further rings on the neck and shoulders to simulate bamboo, the cylindrical neck supporting a cupped mouth, covered overall with a pale celadon glaze.  Property in the Collection of Tang Shao-yi. A very similar, although slightly smaller vase, also dated to the 18th... [Lire la suite]

12 mars 2018

A Longquan celadon 'Lotus' dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 8099. A Longquan celadon 'Lotus' dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 13 3/4in (34.5 cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€ 1,600 - 2,400). © Bonhams 2001-2018 The rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to a broad everted flange with galleried-rim, the floor freely incised with a lotus blossom, encircled by scrolling foliage decorating the well, covered overall with an olive-green glaze, stopping short of the edge of the burnt-orange foot ring.  Bonhams. CHINESE WORKS OF ART... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2018

A large Longquan celadon charger, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 8094. A large Longquan celadon charger, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 14 1/2in (36.8cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 4,100 - 5,700). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Thickly molded with a raised edge to the rim flange and shallowly recessed ribs along the curving walls of the well, the exterior walls smoothly finished and all surfaces covered with a well-preserved olive green glaze except a cinnamon-burnt firing ring within the recessed base.  Property in the Collection of Tang Shao-yi. ... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2018

A green-glazed footed dish, Sui dynasty (581-618)

Lot 8098. A green-glazed footed dish, Sui dynasty (581-618); 2 3/8in (31.3cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 5,000 (€ 2,400 - 4,100). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Potted with a flat slightly undulating floor, incised with three pairs of concentric circles and surrounded by a short, flared wall, all supported on a hollow, splayed foot with a chamfered foot rim, the exterior surfaces covered with a olive-green glaze, the interior of the foot unglazed, revealing the buff-colored body. Note: For a similar example see... [Lire la suite]
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12 mars 2018

Tragic love story, inspiring art and music for over 1,000 years, is focus of new Worcester Art Museum exhibition

Early Ming Dynasty, Chinese, Ming Huang and Yang Gueifei Listening to Music, (detail), 1368-1400, ink and light color on silk, Museum Purchase. The tragic love story of the historic Chinese emperor Ming Huang (reigned 712-756) and his consort Yang Guifei has inspired artists, musicians, and writers across Asia for centuries. It is now the focus of a new exhibition, Dangerous Liaisons Revisited, opening at the Worcester Art Museum on January 20, 2018. Centered on the Museum’s 14th- to 17th-century Ming period handscroll painting,... [Lire la suite]