04 novembre 2022

A rare polychrome lacquer circular box and cover, Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 301. A rare polychrome lacquer circular box and cover, Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435); 11cm (4 2/8in) diam. (3). Sold for £50,700  (Estimate  £40,000-60,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 The cover decorated with two bearded scholars each carrying a guqin under their arms, all beneath a gnarled pine tree with finely incised grain on a rock ledge, mountains and clouds in the distance, all on a diaper-pattern ground, the sides with wave patterns, the... [Lire la suite]

04 novembre 2022

A very rare gold and silver-inlaid bronze tapir-shaped vessel, xizun, Yuan-Ming Dynasty (1271-1644)

Lot 102. A very rare gold and silver-inlaid bronze tapir-shaped vessel, xizun, Yuan-Ming Dynasty (1271-1644); 17cm (6 11/18in) long. Sold for £38,100 (Estimate  £30,000-50,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 Finely cast after the archaic bronze wine vessel zun in the form of a tapir, the beast standing foursquare with head facing forward with an upturned snout, cast in relief with bulging gold-inlaid eyes below curved brows, the face and pricked ears further decorated with archaistic motifs... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2022

A rare archaic bronze 'gourd' vase and cover, hu. Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-221 BC)

Lot 101. A rare archaic bronze 'gourd' vase and cover, hu, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-221 BC); 33cm (13in) high. (2). Sold for £101,100 (Estimate  £40,000-60,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 The bulbous flask-shaped body supported on a simulated rope-twist foot, rising to a straight neck slightly curved on one side, intricately cast with two registers around the body and another below the mouth rim decorated with the 'coiling snake' panhui motifs, set on one side with a bar handle in... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2022

A rare blue and white documentary 'kui xing' vessel. Dated to the Jiawu year, corresponding to 1654 and of the period

Lot 3. A rare blue and white documentary 'kui xing' vessel. Dated to the Jiawu year, corresponding to 1654 and of the period; 22.1cm (8 3/4in) diam. Sold for £63,300. © Bonhams 2001-2022 Superbly potted with gently curving walls rising to a flat lipped rim, painted around the exterior in underglaze blue with Kui Xing holding a brush and silver ingot riding a cloud above swirling waves, his scarves billowing in the wind, the north-star constellation in the sky along with a... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2022

A rare and large 'ladies and boys' wucai dish, Yu tang jia qi mark, Shunzhi period (1644-1661)

Lot 2. A rare and large 'ladies and boys' wucai dish, Yu tang jia qi mark, Shunzhi period (1644-1661); 33cm (13in) diam. Sold for £44,400. © Bonhams 2001-2022 Finely potted with deep rounded sides rising from a short foot ring, the interior exquisitely decorated with two ladies and five boys, one lady carries a young boy in her arms while the other with her back to us plays with a Cassia flower, one boy hiding behind a lady humorously pulling his face at the viewer, another two boys playing with a... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2022

A blue and white circular brush and ink stand, Chang ming fu gui mark, late 16th century

Lot 1. A blue and white circular brush and ink stand, Chang ming fu gui mark, late 16th century; 13cm (5 1/8in) diam. Sold for £20,400. © Bonhams 2001-2022 The drum shaped stand with three circular and one rectangular opening around a smaller central circular opening on a raised knob, the top surface painted with wave-pattern, the straight sides with a wide band of egrets among lotus between slightly raised borders of coins, the recessed base with maker's mark translated as 'long life, riches and... [Lire la suite]

04 novembre 2022

A painted potery high-footed globular vase and cover, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 13. A painted potery high-footed globular vase and cover, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); 27.3cm (10 6/8in) high. (2). Sold for 2,295 € (Estimate 200-300 €). Photo Fabrice Gousset. The compressed globular body rising from a tall spreading foot to the high waisted neck, surmounted by a slightly domed cover, decorated with red painted borders heightened with triangular white-dot designs reserved on a dark red ground, alternating with orange painted plain borders. Provenance: Robert Rousset, Paris... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2022

A painted potery seated figure, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 13. A painted potery seated figure, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); 12cm (4 6/8in) high, stand. (4). Sold for 3,570 €. Photo Fabrice Gousset. Modelled as a male musician, kneeling gracefully with loose robes detailed with wide sleeves, the hair tied in a bun, stand, 30cm (11 7/8in) high; together with a painted pottery head of a male attendant, moulded with soft features and long arched eyebrows, the hair tied at the back. Provenance: Robert Rousset, Paris (1901-1981).Jean-Pierre Rousset, Paris... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2022

Exhibition highlights the influence of traditional cultural and artistic practices in contemporary Chinese culture

Chinese Emperor’s semi-formal court robe (Jifu), late 19th-Century, silk, silk and metalic thread, gilt, 141.0cm (centre back) 66.0cm (sleeve length). National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Gift of Mr A. J. L. McDonnell, 1949. MELBOURNE.- Juxtaposing ancient Chinese masterpieces alongside compelling works of contemporary art and design, "China – The Past is Present" highlights the influence of traditional cultural and artistic practices in contemporary Chinese culture. Creating a dynamic and anachronistic dialogue... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2022

Bonhams to offer Fine Chinese art from the esteemed gallery J.J. Lally & Co.

A Rare Chased Silver ‘Literary Gathering’ Pictorial Tray, Song dynasty, 12th-13th century. Estimate: US$30,000 – 50,000. Photo: Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams will present fine Chinese works of art, including ancient Chinese jades, silver, bronzes, and ceramics, from premier Chinese art gallery J.J. Lally & Co. during Asia Week New York in March 2023.An active participant in the Chinese art market for more than 50 years, James J. Lally is recognized for his expert connoisseurship and considerate presentation of the... [Lire la suite]