27 décembre 2022

Incense Burner in the form of an archaic bronze vessel, 1600s, Dehua, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Incense Burner in the form of an archaic bronze vessel, 1600s. Chinese, Fujian province, Dehua, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Glazed white porcelain, Dehua ware. Diameter: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.); Overall: 9.3 x 16.9 cm (3 11/16 x 6 5/8 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. Millikin 1989.296.

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]
19 mai 2022

A Dehua seated figure of Wenchang, Ming dynasty, 17th century, He Chaozong mark

Lot 3650. A Dehua seated figure of Wenchang, Ming dynasty, 17th century, He Chaozong mark; 38.5 cm. Lot sold 1,260,000 HKD (Estimate : 900,000 - 1,200,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Provenance: Sotheby's London, 4th November 2009, lot 243. Christie's Hong Kong, 30th May 2018, lot 3109. Note: He Chaozong, the Dehua kilns' most famous potter and greatest figure sculptor, lived and worked in the late Ming period, around the late 16th and early 17th centuries. His figures are... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2022

An archaistic Dehua censer, 17th-18th century

Lot 60. An archaistic Dehua censer, 17th-18th century. Height 10 cm, 4 in. Lot sold 5,040 GBP (Estimate : 4,000 - 6,000 GBP). © Sotheby's 2022 Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 11 May 2022  
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20 avril 2022

'Dehua' sold at Sotheby's, China / 5000 Years, New York, 29 March 2022

Lot 507. A 'Dehua' figure of Guanyin, 17th-18th century; Height 14⅝ in., 36.5 cm. Lot sold: 9,450 USD (Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from a New York Private Collection. Provenance: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York. Lot 519. Three ‘Dehua’ articles, Qing dynasty; Height of tallest 6⅝ in., 16.9 cm. Lot sold: 2,268 USD (Estimate: 1,500 - 2,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 comprising a seated figure of Guanyin, a seated figure of Guandi and a 'prunus' vase. ... [Lire la suite]

20 avril 2022

'Dehua' ware sold at Sotheby's, Important Chinese Art, New York, 23 March 2022

  Lot 319. A 'Dehua' figure of Buddha, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; Height 14 in., 35.6 cm. Lot sold: 52,920 USD (Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 the back with a faint inscription within a square. Property from a New York Private Collection. Provenance: Private Collection, acquired prior to 1997, and thence by descent. Lot 320. A 'Dehua' seated figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century; Height 16 in., 40.6 cm. Lot sold: 21,420 USD... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2022

A Chinese Blanc de Chine brushpot, bitong, Ming dynasty, circa 1640

A Chinese Blanc de Chine brushpot, bitong, Ming dynasty, circa 1640; 5 3/16 inches, 13.1 cm high. Courtesy Marchant Asian Art London. stoutly potted with gently everted sides, incised on the body with a nineteen-character poem and a four-character signature, covered overall in a rich and even cream glaze. Provenance : From an old Hong Kong family collection. Note: The poem reads, ‘He ye wu yue? He chu wu zhu bai? … Dan shao xian ren ru wu liang ren er’ And the potter’s mark is ‘Dinghe shan ren’. This translates... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2022

A Chinese Blanc de Chine Guanyin, Late Ming dynasty, circa 1640

A Chinese Blanc de Chine Guanyin, Late Ming dynasty, circa 1640; 5 5/8 inches, 14.3 cm high. Courtesy Marchant Asian Art London. seated with her arms and legs concealed under the robes tied at the waist and extending to a folded cowl covering her detailed hair, with serene expression and urna mark on her forehead, wearing a single strand necklace, covered in a cream glaze. Provenance : From a private collection, Montpellier, France, assembled over 40 years Note: A similar Guanyin was included by Marchant in their... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2022

A Chinese Blanc de Chine incense burner, Late Ming dynasty, circa 1640

A Chinese Blanc de Chine incense burner, Late Ming dynasty, circa 1640; 4 ¾ inches, 12 cm diameter. Courtesy Marchant Asian Art London. of archaic bronze lian form on three ruyi-head bracket feet, impressed with a central band of archaic animals on a liwen ground between horizontal ribs, covered in a white glaze. Provenance : From an English private collection, purchased from Marchant circa 1975. Note: A similar example was included by Marchant in their exhibition of Blanc de Chine, 2006, no. 75a, p. 113; another was included... [Lire la suite]