18 octobre 2009

Two longquan celadon & a celadon ceramics, Late Yuan/early Ming dynasty & Ming dynasty @ Christie's London

A rare longquan celadon fluted vase, gu. Late Yuan/early Ming dynasty, circa 14th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2009 The globular mid-section supported on a tall splayed foot and applied with an elongated neck ending on a flaring rim, the fluted body covered overall with an unctous sea-green glaze. 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Est. £6,000 - £8,000 A rare carved celadon warming bowl. Ming dynasty, 15th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2009 Stoutly potted, the deep sides fluidly carved with a wide band of... [Lire la suite]

02 octobre 2009

The Freer Gallery of Art Acquires Renowned Object of Japanese Tea Culture

Tea-leaf Storage Jar, named Chigusa, Southern China, Southern Song or Yuan dynasty 13th-14th century, Stoneware with iron glaze, H: 41.8 cm., Freer Gallery of Art WASHINGTON, DC.- A humble jar widely revered as an icon of Japanese tea culture has been acquired by the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art. The jar was purchased at an auction held by Christie's in New York City Sept. 17. The jar, made in China during the late Southern Song or Yuan dynasty (13th or 14th century) and shipped to Japan as a container for a commercial... [Lire la suite]
03 septembre 2009

A very rare yueyao large circular box and cover. Five dynasties period (907-960)

A very rare yueyao large circular box and cover. Five dynasties period (907-960) The domed cover impressed in the center with the seeds of a lotus pod separated from the encircling overlapping lotus petals by a bow-string border, with straight sides that match those of the box raised on a pedestal foot with shallow straight sides above a spreading rim, covered inside and out with a thin glaze of greyish olive-green color, the base inscribed with a da (big) character under the glaze. 7 in. (17.8 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box -... [Lire la suite]
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20 août 2009

Junyao censer. Song Dynasty

Junyao censer. Song Dynasty Rare Junyao tripod censer, Song Dynasty(960-1280), of compressed globular form applied with two horned monster masks with ringed handles, two upright handles extending above the galleried rim, the interior and exterior applied with a rich lavender and purple bubble-suffused glaze. Brodie Lodge Collection label number, conditon: tips to feet restored. Height : 7.62 cm - Diameter : 8.89 cm. Price: 6,500 € GUEST & GRAY 1-7 Davies Mews, W1K 5AB London - United Kingdom - Tel : 44 (020) 7408 1252... [Lire la suite]
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11 août 2009

Longquan celadon hawk formed censer, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Longquan celadon hawk formed censer, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) the predatory bird modelled perched upon a pierced cylindrical base, its closed wings held aloft ready to open, its head turned to the left side wearing a fierce demeanor, an aperture to its back forming the entrance to the hollow body, with sectional flat cylindrical cover -- 11 3/8in. (29cm.) high.  Est. £3,000 - £4,000 Christie's. Chinese Works of Art. 10 September 2009. London, South Kensington www.christies.com
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04 juillet 2009

Chinesisches Terracotta-Pferd China, Tang-Dynastie, 618 - 907 n. Chr

Chinesisches Terracotta-Pferd China, Tang-Dynastie, 618 - 907 n. Chr Höhe: 43 cm. Länge: 45 cm.. Adjugé € 5.800 Hampel. Arts d’Asie. Vendredi, 26 juin 2009 www.hampel-aucntiond.com
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28 juin 2009

Grande dame de cour debout. Dynastie des Royaumes combattants (453 – 221 avant J.-C.)

Grande dame de cour debout. Dynastie des Royaumes combattants (453 – 221 avant J.-C.) portant un vêtement à triple liseré au col, les bras qui étaient en bois ont disparu. Terre cuite grise à trace d’engobe blanc et d’ocre rouge, quelques repeints.  Hauteur : 66,5 cm. Estimation : 1 800/2 000 € Lundi 29 juin, salle 4 - Drouot-Richelieu. Wapler Mica SVV. M. Cohen. wapler@aol.com
28 juin 2009

Collection de terres cuites, Dynastie des Tang (618 – 907)

Jarre ornée de dragons et d’un décor incisé. Dynastie des Tang (618 – 907)  Terre cuite grise peinte de scènes de chasse. Hauteur : 45 cm. Estimation : 12 000/ 15 000 €    Provenance : ancienne collection privée, États-Unis. Importante Fat Lady portant un long vêtement à plis droits laissant apparaître le bout de ses chaussons retournés. Ses deux mains sont croisées sur la robe et posées sur la poitrine. Sa coiffure est à deux coques. Terre cuite orangée sous engobe ivoi re. Visage polychrome.... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2009

Indianaplis Museum of Art, Asian Art Highlights : Saddled horse, Tang dynasty

Saddled horse, Tang dynasty, 700s, earthenware with lead glaze, 26 x 27 in. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lilly. photo Indianaplis Museum of Art Size indicates that this horse was made for someone from the highest ranks of society. Horses were highly valued for the military and for activities such as polo. The most prized horses were the tall and powerful breeds, descendents of the "dragon seed" imported from the West. The Tang dynasty began with 5,000 horses and 50 years later boasted herds numbering 706,000. ... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2009

A Jizhou pottery tea bowl with reserve flower head decoration. Song Dynasty

A Jizhou pottery tea bowl with reserve flower head decoration. Song Dynasty The interior of its wide, curving well finished with a raised ridge and covered with a dark chocolate brown glaze layer now seen as the silhouettes of fifteen flower heads originally formed from cut paper that were covered with a lighter slip that formed the ground of pale brown mottled with blue and beige after firing, the exterior walls unevenly covered with the darker brown glaze.. 4 3/8in (11cm) diameter. Estimate: $2,000 - 3,000 ... [Lire la suite]
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