19 novembre 2022

'Round Heaven | Square Earth: Ancient Chinese Jade' at TAI Modern

Cong (Ts'ung) Prismatic Cylinder and Bi disc, Qijia Culture, Late Neolithic Period (2100-1600 BCE), jade. © TAI Modern Chinese cosmology views the world in geometric terms. The Earth was square shaped and the Heavens round. As far back as the Neolithic period (10,000 – 2,000 BCE), Chinese artisans have used these shapes to symbolize their universe, which is most apparent when viewing the jade objects on display in Round Heaven | Square Earth: Ancient Chinese Jade. The Neolithic Period witnessed... [Lire la suite]

19 novembre 2022

A molded gourd 'floral' garlic-mouth vase, Shangwan mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

  Lot 345. A molded gourd 'floral' garlic-mouth vase, Shangwan mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Height 7⅛ in., 18 cm. Lot sold: 25,200 USD (Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 the base molded with a four-character Qianlong shang wan mark. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21 september 2022
19 novembre 2022

A rare iron-brown-decorated Qingbai 'floral' vase, Yuan dynasty

  Lot 327. A rare iron-brown-decorated Qingbai 'floral' vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Height 6⅞ in., 17.5 cm. Lot sold: 25,200 USD (Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 30th May 1990, lot 91. Note: Although it is not uncommon to find qingbai vases modeled with an integral stand, the form of this particular piece is very rare. The present iron-painted 'stand' appears to simulate wood, illustrating how such vases may have been displayed.... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2022

A 'Jizhou' 'papercut' 'phoenix' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 327. A 'Jizhou' 'papercut' 'phoenix' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Diameter 6⅜ in., 16.1 cm. Lot sold: 9,450 USD (Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 Provenance: Collection of Stephen Junkunc, III (d. 1978). Christie's New York, 13th September 2018, lot 1153. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21 september 2022
19 novembre 2022

A pair of blanc-de-chine 'Dutchmen' whistles, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 90. A pair of blanc-de-chine 'Dutchmen' whistles, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 7cm (2 6/8in) high. (2). Sold for €1,083.75 (Estimate € 200-300). Photo Fabrice Gousset. Each modelled as a Dutchman wearing a tricorn hat, cravat and buttoned jacket, with his left foot resting on a dog, both on a hollow hexagonal base with incised cartouches containing animals and plants. Provenance: Jean-Pierre Rousset, Paris (1936-2021). Note: A related blanc-de-Chine whistle with figure of a European and animal... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2022

A blanc-de-chine Guanyin and child, 18th century

Lot 89. A blanc-de-chine Guanyin and child, 18th century; 30.8cm (12 1/8in) high. Sold for €2,805 (Estimate € 800-1,200). Photo Fabrice Gousset. The Goddess of Mercy finely modelled seated on pierced rockwork with the right leg crossed and resting on her left lap and the bare left foot protruding under the long flowing robes open at the chest to reveal a floral necklace over the undergarments, the hooded eyes downcast in a serene expression beneath highly-arched brown and incised hair gathered in high chignon,... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2022

A blanc-de-chine incense burner, gui, 17th century

Lot 88. A blanc-de-chine incense burner, gui, 17th century; 13.5cm (5 3/8in) wide. Sold for €7,650 (Estimate € 1,500-2,000). Photo Fabrice Gousset. The vessel raised on a short cylindrical foot with everted rim, the bombe form body flanked by a pair of stylised dragon handles beneath the gently flaring neck. Provenance: Robert Rousset, Paris (1901-1981)Jean-Pierre Rousset, Paris (1936-2021). Note: Compare with a similar blanc-de-Chine incense burner, Qing dynasty, in the Palace Museum, Beijing,... [Lire la suite]