11 avril 2021

Tong Heng, Tigre attaquant un cervidé, Chine, année Geng Shen, 1800

Lot 633. Tong Heng, Tigre attaquant un cervidé, Chine, année Geng Shen, 1800. Encre et pigments sur papier. 81 x 40 cm. Est: €300 - €500. Sold: €14,000. Courtesy Cornette de Saint Cyr. Encadré. Usures. Provenance : Compagnie de la Chine et des Indes (Paris) (Inv.17602 Acquis de Henri Hoppenot en 1957). Cornette de Saint-Cyr, Collections de la Compagnie de la Chine et des Indes (3ème vente). Mercredi 24 Mars 2021 14:00. Expert : Cabinet Daffos-Estournel Tél. : +33 6 09 22 55... [Lire la suite]

24 mars 2021

Deux compositions incluant des représentations d’objets antiques, peintures, fragments de livres et tickets, Chine, début du 20°

Lot 107. Deux compositions incluant des représentations d’objets antiques, peintures, fragments de livres et tickets, Chine, début du 20° siècle. Encre et pigments sur soie, 84,5 x 33 cm hors montages Est: €500 - €800. Sold: 2 800 € to Musée Cernuschi, Paris. Courtesy Cornette de Saint Cyr. Les deux représentations de peintures présentant des fleurs et des insectes portent respectivement les signatures Liu Shi Quan et Chen Bo Quan et des cachets Shi. Provenance : Compagnie de la Chine et... [Lire la suite]
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06 mars 2021

Guanyin, Chine, 18° siècle

Lot 45. Guanyin, Chine, 18° siècle. Détrempe sur toile, 234 x 318 cm. Est: €15,000 - €25,000. Sold: 45 000 €. Courtesy Cornette de Saint Cyr Très importante peinture représentant l'aspect Chinois d'Avalokiteshvara, le bodhisattva de la compassion. La divinité, identifiable à la représentation d'Amitâbha qui orne son chignon, est assise, richement vêtue et parée, sur un lotus épanoui au coeur de son île. Elle tient un rosaire et est adossée à un bosquet de bambous supportant des bodhisattva et... [Lire la suite]
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19 janvier 2021

A blue and white jar, 17th century

  Lot 128. A blue and white jar, 17th century; 10 1⁄8 in. (25.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price Realised USD 8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The exterior is decorated with figural scenes in a landscape on the upper and lower bulbs between tulip and leaf bands. Property from the Collection of Peter Tcherepnine. Christie's. Art of China. Including Property from the Irving Collection, 18 Nov - 9 Dec 2020
03 janvier 2021

'Facets of Authority: A Special Exhibition of Imperial Portraits from the Nanxun Hall', National Palace Museum, Taipei

Is "authority" something that can be seen...? The idea of authority may be abstract and difficult to grasp but has always found expression in the visual arts, where its presence has long been seen and felt. The subject of this special exhibition, "imperial portraiture," has often been considered among scholars as simply a form of illustrating these important rulers in history. However, imperial portraits are not only fine works of art, they also represent the fundamentals and "face" of authority itself in Chinese history. The... [Lire la suite]
19 décembre 2020

Rare Song Dynasty painting sells for $675K, setting Heritage Auctions Asian art record

Lot 67292. Chinese School, After Li Song (Song Dynasty), Riders on Horseback, Song Dynasty. Handscroll, ink and color on silk, 44 x 10-1/2 inches (111.8 x 26.7 cm). Sixteen red seals. The ink and color on silk painting of riders on horseback accompanied by three ink on paper calligraphy works, all mounted on silk. Sold for $675,000. Courtesy Heritage Auctions. DALLAS, TX.- An extremely rare painting from the Song Dynasty (960-1279 A.D.) of polo players riding donkeys soared to... [Lire la suite]
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03 décembre 2020

The collections of two female Chinese-American entrepreneurs offered at Bonhams

Zhenran (1816-1884) (attr.), Twelve Beauties from the Dream of the Red Chamber (detail). Estimate: $40,000-60,000. Sold for US$ 300,312 (€ 248,932).. Photo: Bonhams. LOS ANGELES, CA.- When the young Cecilia Chiang and Rosalind Ching Pastor arrived in the United States in the mid-20th century to start their new lives, they carried little more than other travellers brought: suitcases and hope. Although the two women did not cross paths throughout their lifetime, they would be surprised to hear how similar their stories are... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2020

Attributed to Wan Shouqi (1603-1652), A Set of Six Paintings of Eighteen Luohans

Lot 81. Attributed to Wan Shouqi (1603-1652), A Set of Six Paintings of Eighteen Luohans. Each, 81.7cm (32 1/8in) high x 42.7cm (16 7/8in) wide. Estimate £ 30,000-50,000. Sold for £ 56,312 (€ 62,790). Courtesy Bonhams. Six paintings depicting the Eighteen Luohans, gilt, ink and pigment on blue paper, one painting with signature and two seals of the artist, each mounted, glazed and framed. Note: Wan Shouqi 萬壽祺 (1603-1652), from Xuzhou, was styled Nian Shao (年少), as well... [Lire la suite]
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13 novembre 2020

A rare set of three Suzhou prints, Qianlong period, by Guan Ruiyu

Lot 128. A rare set of three Suzhou prints, Qianlong period, by Guan Ruiyu. Each panel, 123cm (48 1/2in) high x 60cm (23 5/8in) wide. Estimate £ 20,000-30,000. Sold for £ 56,312 (€ 62,790). Courtesy Bonhams. Of arched form, each depicting 'mother and children' domestic scenes, later mounted on brocade covered back boards. Provenance: Bonhams London, 23 Nov 2004, lot 193An English private collection. Note: It is extremely rare for Suzhou prints to emerge in the market. Produced in the 17th... [Lire la suite]
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10 octobre 2020

Ren Renfa's 'Five Drunken Princes Returning on Horseback' soars to US$40 Million

Ren Renfa (1255-1327), Five Drunken Princes Returning on Horseback, ink and colour on paper, handscroll, 35.2 x 210.7 cm. Sold for HK$306,551,000 / US$39,555,000 (Estimate: HK$80,000,000 - 120,000,000  / US$10,340,000 – 15,510,000). Courtesy Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Yesterday at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong, a 75-minute bidding battle broke out as collectors competed to acquire Ren Renfa’s Five Drunken Princes Returning on Horseback, a late 13th / early 14th scroll from the Yuan dynasty. Over 100 bids were... [Lire la suite]
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