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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24 septembre 2020

Zhang Ruitu (Attributed to, 1570-1641), Landscapes and Calligraphy

  Lot 811. Zhang Ruitu (Attributed to, 1570-1641), Landscapes and Calligraphy. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 3,210,000. © Christie's  Images Ltd 2020. Album of fourteen double leaves, ink on gold-flecked paper. Each leaf measures 11 ½ x 13 5/8 in. (29.2 x 34.8 cm.). Each leaf inscribed and signed, with a total of twenty-six seals of the artist. Dated yichou year of the Tianqi reign (1625). Dedicated... [Lire la suite]
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19 septembre 2020

Sotheby’s Hong Kong to present two highly imperial scrolls from the Yuan and the Qing dynasties

Ren Renfa (1255-1327), Five Drunken Princes Returning on Horseback, ink and colour on paper, handscroll, 35.2 x 210.7 cm. Estimate: HK$80,000,000 - 120,000,000 (US$10,340,000 – 15,510,000). © Sotheby's. This October in Hong Kong, Sotheby’s will present two highly rare and important handscrolls formerly in the Qing Imperial Collection, as the centrepieces of its Fine Classical Chinese Paintings pre-sale exhibition. Made during the Yuan and Qing dynasties, these extremely precious and prized... [Lire la suite]
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28 juin 2020

Anonyme (Dynastie Yuan- Ming, XIVème-XVème siècle), Pivoines

Lot 83. Anonyme (Dynastie Yuan- Ming, XIVème-XVème siècle), Pivoines. Eventail, monté et encadré, encre et couleur sur soie. Diamètre: 29,2 cm. (11 ½ in.). Estimate EUR 6,000 - EUR 8,000. Price realised EUR 62,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. This work is a typical example of floral compositions from late Yuan to early Ming period. Stylistically, it effectively juxtaposes the bold, concentrated pigments used in the flowers with the diffuse washes that describe the undulating leaves and... [Lire la suite]
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