26 avril 2015

Chinese & Japanese auctions & exhibition of touring highlights at Christie's London in May

LONDON.- Following the record breaking results of Asian Art Week at Christie’s New York in March (15-21), which saw 10 sales including The Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth achieve the highest total for Asian Art Week in New York ($161,142,063/ £99,908,079/€148,250,697), Christie’s announced details of the Chinese and Japanese auctions and exhibition of touring highlights in London in May. At Christie’s headquarters, 8 King Street, there are two auctions on 11 May: a single owner sale of Chinese ceramics and... [Lire la suite]

23 avril 2015

Newly discovered Asian treasures to be auctioned with Dreweatts

  A rare embroidered Imperial apricot ground twelve symbols dragon robe, jifu, 19h century. Estimated Price: £8,000 - £10,000. Photo courtesy Dreweatts. DONNINGTON PRIORY.- Dreweatts present the first Chinese Ceramics & Asian Works of Art sale of 2015. Featuring 170 lots from Yuan through Ming, Qing and the other Imperial dynasties to 20th century, the auction features textiles, ceramics, works of art and artworks from a number of private collections. The auction will be held on Tuesday... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2015

An exceptional and extremely rare gilt-copper double box and cover, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 118. An exceptional and extremely rare gilt-copper double box and cover, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735);  17.9 cm., 7 in. Estimate 12,000,000 — 15,000,000 HKD (1,368,190 - 1,710,238 EUR). Lot sold 14,480,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's superbly cast in the form of two conjoined circular tiered boxes, comprising a bottom tray surmounted by a smaller one and a cover of corresponding form, the sides of the trays decorated in relief with two... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2015

Exhibition tells the story of China's foremost art collector Qianlong Emperor

Giuseppe Castiglione (Italian 1688–1766, worked in China 1714–66), Portrait of Qianlong Emperor in ceremonial court robe, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, 1736, coloured inks on silk, 238.5 x 179.2 cm (image and sheet). The Palace Museum, Beijing (Gu6464) MELBOURNE.- Hidden treasures from Beijing’s Palace Museum in the Forbidden City have come to Melbourne for the first time, in an Australian exclusive exhibition. A Golden Age of China: Qianlong Emperor, 1736–1795 tells the story of China’s foremost art collector Qianlong... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2015

A large plain silver ovoid ewer and a cover, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 732. A large plain silver ovoid ewer and a cover, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 9 ¾ in. (24.8 cm.) high, box; 615 g. Estimate $8,000 - $12,000. Price Realized $25,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The body tapering from the high shoulder to the spreading foot, and the neck flaring at the rim, with a curved, ribbed handle and curved, faceted spout, the domed cover with plain bud finial, the base inscribed with two characters, shou hao (receiving number)  Provenance: The Collection... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2015

A silver-gilt long-handled spoon, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 731. A silver-gilt long-handled spoon, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907);  10 ¼ in. (26 cm.) long, box; 51.5 g. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $22,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The flat oval bowl incised with 'twin fish', and the handle of flattened, slightly tapering form, with traces of gilt remaining, mainly on the fish decoration Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, before 1990.  Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD... [Lire la suite]

25 mars 2015

A rare parcel-gilt silver reticulated basket-form vessel and cover, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 729. A rare parcel-gilt silver reticulated basket-form vessel and cover, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) high, box; 159 g. Estimate $40,000 - $60,000. Price Realized $173,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Made for drying tea leaves, both the cylindrical vessel and domed cover chased in openwork with geese in flight amidst scrolling grapevine, the censer raised on four leaf-shaped feet, and with an arched handle attached by rings to two flower head loops on the sides, the cover... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2015

A silver lobed oval bowl, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 728. A silver lobed oval bowl, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) wide, cloth box; 101 g. Estimate $15,000 - $20,000. Price Realized $81,250. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The exterior engraved with a leafy scroll against a ring-punched ground below the slightly everted rim, the plain interior with raised ribs outlining the lobes, raised on an oval foot pinched in the center and engraved with pendent leaf tips on a ring-punched ground Provenance: The Collection of Robert H.... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2015

A small silver stem cup, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 727. A small silver stem cup, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907);  2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) diameter, box; 61 g. Estimate $7,000 - $9,000. Price Realized $27,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The sides engraved with a band of flower scroll below a narrower band above, all reserved on ring-punched grounds and between saw-tooth borders above and below, the pedestal foot similarly decorated Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1988. ... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2015

A small parcel-gilt silver stem cup, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 726. A small parcel-gilt silver stem cup, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) diameter; 36 g; 36 g. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Price Realized $12,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The upright sides decorated with two animals alternating with two birds amidst a leafy scroll against a ring-punched ground, the lower body and pedestal foot decorated with demi-florets reserved on a ring-punched ground, the decoration highlighted in gilding  Provenance: The Collection of... [Lire la suite]