31 décembre 2023

An imperial copper book and lacquered wood bookcase, Vietnam, 19th century, dated 1858

Lot 18. An imperial copper book and lacquered wood bookcase, Vietnam, 19th century, dated 1858. Each page: 22.5 x 13.5 cm. Sold for €21,760. © Bonhams 2001-2023 Provenance: Acquired by a Dutch banker in Vietnam in the 1960s (by repute)Thence in the family by descentAcquired from the above by the present ownerPrivate collection, USA. Note: The cover pages of the book are made of a single thick sheet of copper, and are finely decorated in repoussée with a fierce four-clawed imperial... [Lire la suite]

31 décembre 2023

Succès pour les Dessins de Pierre Le-Tan chez Bonhams Cornette de Saint Cyr

© Bonhams 2001-2023 Paris – La vente aux enchères des dessins de Pierre Le-Tan (1950-2019) a été saluée par les collectionneurs et a réuni 110 336 € à Paris le 19 décembre chez Bonhams Cornette de Saint Cyr. Joan Yip, Directrice du département Art Moderne et Contemporain d'Asie du Sud-Est de Bonhams Cornette de Saint Cyr, a déclaré : « Les dessins de Pierre Le-Tan confiés par la famille de l'artiste ont remporté le succès qu'ils méritent. Les amis de Pierre ainsi que de nouveaux collectionneurs asiatiques et européens... [Lire la suite]
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31 décembre 2023

Gilt Silver Cup with Lotus Blossom Design, Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368)

Gilt Silver Cup with Lotus Blossom Design, Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368). Unearthed from Huxi in Jintan, Jiangsu Province. Collection of Zhenjiang Museum.
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31 décembre 2023

Gilt Silver 'Phoenixes' Plate, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Gilt Silver 'Phoenixes' Plate, Tang Dynasty (618-907). Unearthed from Dingmaoqiao in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province. Collection of Zhenjiang Museum.
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31 décembre 2023

Meiping, Guan Ware, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Meiping, Guan Ware, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Unearthed from Laohudong Site in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. Collection of Southern Song Guan Kiln Museum, Hangzhou.
31 décembre 2023

Chinese Ceramics sold at Sotheby's Paris, 21 December 2023

Lot 23. Property from the Collection of Tove and Karl Emil Strømstad, Norway. A painted pottery 'cocoon' jar, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). Width 32 cm. Lot Sold 12,700 EUR (Estimate 4,000 - 6,000 EUR). © Sotheby's 2023 well potted, set with a neck rising to an everted rim, the body of 'cocoon' shape supported on a high splayed ringed foot. Provenance: Ormonde gallery, Olympia, December 1990. Lot 11. A white-glazed jar and cover, Tang dynasty... [Lire la suite]

30 décembre 2023

Painting by Abraham Bloemaert acquired by the National Gallery

Abraham Bloemaert, Lot and his Daughters, 1624. Image © The National Gallery, London. LONDON.- The National Gallery has announced that it has acquired the painting Lot and his Daughters (1624) by Abraham Bloemaert (1566–1651), which has been on loan to the Gallery for the past four years from a private collection. This is the first painting by the artist to enter the National Gallery Collection. The painting is on display in Room 24 from today (Tuesday 19 December).The painting’s subject is the Old Testament story of Lot... [Lire la suite]
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29 décembre 2023

A blue and white 'dragon and qilin' bowl, China for Vietnam, 19th century

Lot 670. Property from a French private collection. A blue and white 'dragon and qilin' bowl, China for Vietnam, 19th century. Height: 7,4 cm ; Diameter: 19,1 cm. Price Realised EUR 3,780 (Estimate EUR 3,000 - EUR 5,000). Christie's 2023 Christie's. Art of Asia, Paris, 30 nov – 14 dec 2023
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29 décembre 2023

A pair of blue and white 'lotus pond' wall vases, Ming dynasty, Wanli six-character marks and of the period (1573-1620)

   Lot 658. A pair of blue and white 'lotus pond' wall vases, Ming dynasty, Wanli six-character marks in line in underglaze blue and of the period (1573-1620). Height: 34.3 cm and 34.6 cm. Price Realised EUR 7,560 (Estimate EUR 3,000 - EUR 4,000). Christie's 2023 Christie's. Art of Asia, Paris, 30 nov – 14 dec 2023
29 décembre 2023

Qing dynasty blue and white porcelain sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 6 December 2023

  Lot 848. A small blue and white 'floral and poem' vase, Qing dynasty, Shunzhi period (1644-1661); h. 14.8 cm, with apocryphal Chenghua mark. Lot Sold 57,150 HKD (Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2023 Provenance: The Peony Collection. Exhibited: Richard. S Killburn, Transitional Wares and Their Forerunners, Oriental Ceramics Society, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1981, cat. no. 119. Lot 852. Property from the Victor Shaw Collection. A blue and... [Lire la suite]