03 octobre 2021

A rare and large 'Ding' vase with an inscribed 'guan' mark, Five Dynasties - Northern Song dynasty, 10th century

  Lot 190. A rare and large 'Ding' vase with an inscribed 'guan' mark, Five Dynasties - Northern Song dynasty, 10th century. Height 16⅛ in., 41 cm. Estimate: 400,000 - 600,000 USD. Lot sold: 504,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 of elegant and voluminous proportions, the meiping-form body rising from a narrow base and sweeping to high rounded shoulders, surmounted by a tall waisted neck and flaring into a conical dish-shaped mouth with a short galleried rim, all... [Lire la suite]

14 septembre 2021

Qi Baishi (1862-1957), Loquats in a Basket

Lot 104. Qi Baishi (1862-1957), Loquats in a Basket. Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, signed Baishi laoren, with one artist's seal reading Qi Da; 35 3/4 x 17 7/8in (90.8 x 45.2cm). Estimate US$ 60,000 - 90,000 (€ 51,000 - 76,000). Sold for US$ 62,812 (€ 53,635). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Provenance: Far East Fine Arts, San Francisco, California, October 1995Sotheby's New York, Fine Chinese Paintings, 30 May 1990, lot 203. Published: Jung Ying Tsao, The Paintings of Xugu and... [Lire la suite]
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03 août 2021

'Companions in Solitude: Reclusion and Communion in Chinese Art' go on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

NEW YORK - This exhibition will explore the twin themes of solitude and togetherness in Chinese art. For more than two thousand years, reclusion—removing oneself from society—has been presented as the ideal condition for mental cultivation and transcending worldly troubles. At the same time, communion with like-minded people has been celebrated as essential to the human experience. This choice, to be alone or to be together, has been central to the lives of thinkers and artists, and Chinese art abounds with images of figures who... [Lire la suite]
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01 août 2021

Zeng Xiaojun (b. 1954), Scholar's Rock

Lot 840. Zeng Xiaojun (b. 1954), Scholar's Rock, ink on paper, framed, 120.5 x 76.5 cm. 47⅜x 30⅛in. Estimate: 70,000 - 90,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, Labyrinths: Contemporary Ink Paintings By Zeng Xiaojun, 8-24 Nov, 2013. Sotheby's. Inkspiration: Chinese Paintings Online, Hong Kong, 30 Jul 2021 - 11 Aug 2021
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01 août 2021

Tai Xiangzhou (b.1968), Wood Stand, 2014

Tai Xiangzhou (b.1968), Wood Stand, 2014, ink on paper, framed, 117 x 60.4 cm (46 x 23¾in.). Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Inkspiration: Chinese Paintings Online, Hong Kong, 30 Jul 2021 - 11 Aug 2021
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29 juin 2021

In the style of Qian Xuan (Ming dynasty, 1368–1644), Butterflies and Flowers

  Lot 107. In the style of Qian Xuan (Ming dynasty, 1368–1644), Butterflies and Flowers. Monté en rouleau, encre et couleur sur soie. Deux cachets de collectionneurs. Dimensions: 28 x 26 cm. (11 x 10 ¼ in.). Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000. Price realised HKD 1,500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Of square section, the lipped-edge top is supported on a high waist and joined by a thick ogee apron, resting on four tapering cabriole legs ending... [Lire la suite]
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29 juin 2021

A wall fresco fragment of two ladies, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 525. A wall fresco fragment of two ladies, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644); 84.5cm (33 1/4in) high x 67cm wide (26 3/8in) wide. Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500. Sold for £ 10,200 (€ 11,900). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Depicting two ladies gazing to the right descending a path, with billowing scarves and sleeves, all within a walled garden, framed and glazed. Note: The style of the present fresco is inspired by late Tang dynasty temple painting style. This is evident in the treatment of the roundness of the... [Lire la suite]
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29 juin 2021

An important and finely painted thangka of luohan Kanakavatsa, Ming dynasty, 15-16th century

Lot 3025. An important and finely painted thangka of Luohan Kanakavatsa, Ming dynasty, 15-16th century. Thangka: 31 1/8 x 19 7/8 in. (79 x 50.5 cm.); Overall: 55 5/8 x 27 9/16 in. (141.3 x 70 cm.). Estimate HKD 4,000,000 - HKD 6,000,000. Price realised HKD 5,250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 The thangka is superbly painted depicting the Luohan Kanakavatsa seated on a rock with a halo surrounding his head, holding a running knot in his hands, accompanied... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2021

A scroll painting with ox motif, Attributed to Yujian, Southern Song dynasty

Lot 21. A scroll painting with ox motif, Attributed to Yujian, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279), ink on silk, hanging scroll, together with a letter by Sen no Rikyū, by repute, Japanese wood boxes, 72.8 by 32.5 cm. Estimate: 600,000 - 800,000 HKD. Lot sold: 756,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Exhibited: Souritsu 33shunen-kinen: Sogen Chugoku Kaigaten /33rd Anniversary Exhibition: Paintings in Song Dynasty and Yuan Dynasty, Homma Museum of Art, Yamagata,... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2021

A polychrome stucco fresco fragment, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

  Lot 246. A polychrome stucco fresco fragment, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644). Height 32 ¾ in., 83.1 cm; Width 20 ⅝ in., 52.5 cm. Estimate: 15,000 -25,000 USD. Lot sold: 15,120 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rectangular panel painted with three celestial maidens, each adorned in flowing robes with their hair arranged in elaborate chignons, two also wearing crowns, reserved on a ground of swirling waves, painted in polychrome pigments highlighting the gilded ornamentation with... [Lire la suite]