24 janvier 2019

Li Yangbing (721-722/785-787), Book of "Thousand Characters"

Li Yangbing (721-722/785-787), Book of "Thousand Characters". Li Yangbing was a high-ranking Tang Dynasty Chinese government official (imperial magistrate), important literary figure, noted calligrapher, and relative of the famous Chinese poet Li Bai. Li Yangbing is notable for being the initial editor and compiler of the poetry of his kinsman, Li Bai; also for writing a preface to this which is important as one of the few primary historical sources on Li... [Lire la suite]
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26 décembre 2018

Unidentified Artist Chinese, active late 13th–15th century, Children playing in the palace garden, late Yuan–early Ming dynasty

Unidentified Artist Chinese, active late 13th–15th century, Children playing in the palace garden, late Yuan (1271–1368)–early Ming (1368–1644) dynasty, late 13th–15th century. Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk. Image: 54 7/8 x 30 in. (139.4 x 76.2 cm); Overall with mounting: 113 1/2 x 36 1/2 in. (288.3 x 92.7 cm); Overall with knobs: 113 1/2 x 39 in. (288.3 x 99.1 cm). Purchase, The Dillon Fund Gift, 1987; 1987.150. © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Twenty-two boys... [Lire la suite]
20 décembre 2018

Asian fine art and antiques tops one million dollars at Clars December sale

 OAKLAND, CA.- Clars December 15th and 16th auction was led by an exceptional array of Asian fine art, antiques and decorative art which came to the sale from several fine California estates, private collections and institutions. Two important paintings by Zhang Daqian (Chinese, 1899-1983) sparked what would become an international event drawing highly competitive bidding from around the globe and fueling more than $1,040,000 for the Asian collections offered alone. Exceptional results were seen throughout this weekend... [Lire la suite]
17 décembre 2018

Wu Changshuo (1844-1927), Courges

Lot 31. Wu Changshuo (1844-1927), Courges, encre et couleurs sur papier, monté en rouleau, signé WU CHANGSHUO, daté jiazi (1924), avec une inscription, et avec trois cachets de l'artiste, 147,5 x 77,5 cm. Estimate €15,000 — 25,000. Lot sold €27,500. © Sotheby's. WU CHANGSHUO (1844-1927) GOURDS, INK AND COLOUR ON PAPER, HANGING SCROLL, SIGNED WU CHANGSHUO, DATED JIAZI (1924), WITH AN INSCRIPTION, AND WITH THREE SEALS OF THE ARTIST; 58 1/8  by 30 1/2  in. ... [Lire la suite]
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17 décembre 2018

Qi Baishi (1864-1957), Belle de Jour

Lot 28. Qi Baishi (1864-1957), Belle de Jour, encre et couleurs sur papier, encadré et sous verre, signé BAISHI, avec une inscription, et deux cachets de l'artiste, 64,5 x 33 cm. Estimate €50,000 - €70,000. Lot sold €68,750. © Sotheby's. QI BAISHI (1864-1957) MORNING GLORY, INK AND COLOUR ON PAPER, FRAMED AND UNDER GLASS, SIGNED BAISHI, WITH AN INSCRIPTION, AND WITH TWO SEALS OF THE ARTIST; 25 1/2  by 13 in. Ancienne collection Pierre de Vleeschouwer (1897-1966) ... [Lire la suite]
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17 décembre 2018

Qi Baishi (1864-1957), Vignes

Lot 29. Qi Baishi (1864-1957), Vignes, encre et couleurs sur papier, encadré et sous verre, signé BAISHI LAOREN QI HUANG, avec une inscription, et deux cachets de l'artiste, 102 x 34 cm. Estimate €80,000 - €120,000. Lot sold €90,000. © Sotheby's. QI BAISHI (1864-1957) GRAPES, INK AND COLOUR ON PAPER, FRAMED AND UNDER GLASS, SIGNED BAISHI LAOREN QI HUANG, WITH AN INSCRIPTION, AND WITH TWO SEALS OF THE ARTIST; 40 1/8  by 13 5/8  in. Provenance: Acquired in China in the late... [Lire la suite]
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14 décembre 2018

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, receives transformative gift of Chinese paintings and calligraphy

Wang Hui (1632–1717) and Jiao Bingzhen (active late 17th to early 18th centuries), Portrait of An Qi in His Garden (detail), 1698. Ink and color on paper. Gift of the Wan-go H. C. Weng Collection and family in memory of Weng Tonghe. Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  BOSTON, MASS.- The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, announced today that it has received the largest and most significant gift of Chinese paintings and calligraphy in the Museum’s history: the Wan-go H. C. Weng Collection,... [Lire la suite]
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13 décembre 2018

A turquoise bottle vase, Ming dynasty (1369-1644)

Lot 560. Chine, Dynastie Ming,Vase à long col dit ‘bouteille’ recouvert d’une glaçure turquoise. Hauteur : 18 cm. Estimation: 600 € / 800 €.  Unsold. Courtesy Artprecium. Un léger défaut de glaçure au col.Provenance : Collection Spoerry, inventorié dans le carnet de collection sous le numéro 1059.Une facture de la Companie Chinoise Tonying à Paris datée de Juin 1931 accompagne ce lot.A Chinese Ming dynasty turquoise bottle vase.Provenance: Spoerry collection, mentioned in the collector’s personal... [Lire la suite]
26 novembre 2018

Jin Nong (1687-1763), Seeking inspiration amongst plum blossoms

Lot 8015. Jin Nong (1687-1763), Seeking inspiration amongst plum blossoms. Handscroll, ink and colour on paper, 32.5 x 131.5 cm. (12 3/4 x 51 3/4 in.). Entitled, inscribed and signed, with one seal of the artist. Dated tenth day, tenth month, xinsi year (1761) and dedicated to Yinluo. Estimate HKD 6,000,000 - HKD 8,000,000. Price realised HKD 16,900,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Frontispiece by Chen Hongshou (1768-1822), with two sealsColophons by Chen Hongshou,... [Lire la suite]
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26 novembre 2018

Wu Hufan (1894-1968), Wood and Rock, After Su Shi and The Cold Food Observance in Running Script

  Lot 8012. Wu Hufan (1894-1968), Wood and Rock, After Su Shi and The Cold Food Observance in Running Script. Handscroll, ink on paper, 28 x 275 cm. (11 x 108 ¼ in.). Inscribed and signed, with four seals of the artist. Dated summer, yisi year (1965). Further inscribed and signed, with one seal of the artist. Calligraphy inscribed and signed, with two seals of the artist. Two collector’s seals of Zhou Tuimi (b. 1914). Frontispiece inscribed and signed by Zhou Tuimi, with... [Lire la suite]
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