02 février 2018

Damo crossing the water on a reed, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), early 17th Century

Damo crossing the water on a reed, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), early 17th Century, Dehua; Fujian province. Porcelain, 11 1/4 × 4 7/16 × 3 1/2 in. (28.6 × 11.3 × 8.9 cm). Gift of Ira and Nancy Koger, 2001. Blue and white moon flask, Ming Dynasty, early 15th Century. White porcelain, 12 3/4 × 8 3/4 × 5 5/8 in. (32.4 × 22.2 × 14.3 cm). Gift of Ira and Nancy Koger, 2001; SN11122.64. © The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.

02 février 2018

Flute (xiao) with incised decoration of a phoenix, inscribed Ming Feng (the call of phoenix), 17th Century

Flute (xiao) with incised decoration of a phoenix, inscribed Ming Feng (the call of phoenix), 17th Century, late Ming or early Qing dynasty. Porcelain, Dehua ware, 23 1/2 × 1 1/4 in. (59.7 × 3.1 cm). Gift of Ira and Nancy Koger, 2001; SN11122.123. © The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.
02 février 2018

Wen Chang, God of Literature. After He Chaozong (Chinese, active in Dehua c. 1610-1620), early 17th Century

Wen Chang, God of Literature. After He Chaozong (Chinese, active in Dehua c. 1610-1620), early 17th Century, Dehua; Fujian province. Porcelain, 15 × 6 11/16 × 5 1/4 in. (38.1 × 17 × 13.4 cm). Gift of Ira and Nancy Koger, 2001; SN11122.83. © The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.
30 janvier 2018

A fine Dehua figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 107A. A fine Dehua figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 28 cm, 11 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 62,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2017.  seated in lalitasana, wearing long flowing robes, the face with a serene downcast expression and hair ornately tied and set with jewellery, the reverse impressed with a gourd-shaped He Chaozong mark .  Provenance: Collection of Vilhelm Meyer (1878-1935). Thence by descent... [Lire la suite]
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28 janvier 2018

A Blanc-de-Chine figure of Wen Chang, 17th century

Lot 243. A Blanc-de-Chine figure of Wen Chang, 17th century; 37.8cm., 14 7/8 in. Estimate 4,000—6,000 GBP. Lot Sold 46,850 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2009 the figure holding a small scroll in his left hand, wearing a peaked hat and loose-fitting robes, seated on a rockwork base, impressed He Chaozong mark. Note: For a similar example, attributed to circa 1620-50, holding a ruyi sceptre and leaning on a rockwork ledge, see Rose Kerr, Blanc de Chine: Porcelain from Dehua,... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2018

A large Dehua ‘peony’ charger, 17th century

Lot 21. A large Dehua ‘peony’ charger, 17th century; 34cm., 13 3/8 in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2013. the shallow rounded sides supported on a short foot, freely carved to the interior with a leafy peony spray; together with a large Dehua tripod censer. Quantity: 2 Provenance: Purchased in France, 12th February 1996 (charger) and 1989 (censer).  Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 15 May 2013
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13 janvier 2018

A pair of fine large Dehua 'Blanc-de-Chine' figures of Manjusri and Samantabhadra, by Xu Yunlin, Qing dynasty, early 20th centur

Lot 3196. A pair of fine large Dehua 'Blanc-de-Chine' figures of Manjusri and Samantabhadra, by Xu Yunlin, Qing dynasty, early 20th century; 46 and 46.5 cm., 18 1/8  and 18 1/4  in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,400,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2013 each impressive bodhisattva modelled seated in lalitasana, dressed in flowing robes partly covering his bejeweled torso and fastened at the waist by long tasseled strings, his face... [Lire la suite]
20 décembre 2017

An inscribed Dehua porcelain incense burner, 17th-18th century

Lot 985. An inscribed Dehua porcelain incense burner, 17th-18th century; 6in (15.3cm) wide across handles. Estimate $2,000 - 3,000. Sold for US$ 3,750 (€3,165) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2017 The bombé form vessel supported on a tall, splayed foot, rising to an everted rim, flanked at the sides with a pair of lion mask handles, one side of the rounded walls incised with an inscription reading xiang ai jing yutang (the fragrant mist purifies the Jade Hall), the foot pad and a partial of the... [Lire la suite]
13 décembre 2017

A Dehua incense burner, 17th century

Lot 333. A Dehua incense burner, 17th century; 14.3 cm, 5 5/8  in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 52,500 HKD (5,643 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. of bombé form, flanked by a pair of lion mask handles, the base with an apocryphal Xuande seal mark in archaic script. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family. Sotheby's. Chinese Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family Collection, Hong Kong, 30 Nov 2017
12 décembre 2017

A Chinese Blanc-de-Chine figure of Guanyin, Ming Dynasty, 17th century

Lot 297. A Chinese Blanc-de-Chine figure of Guanyin, Ming Dynasty, 17th century. Height: 23 cm. Estimate 6 500 € / 10 000 €. Courtesy Veritas Art Auctioneers. Porcelain sculpture. Guanyin is represented seated on a rock with intricate coiffure, divided at the centre and falling on the shoulders. Serene face, bearing "urn" mark on the forehead and adorns in the neck, arms and wrists. Right hand layed on the right knee and the left hand on the rock. At her left side a standing child. Mark with... [Lire la suite]
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