11 décembre 2017

A rare white-glazed anhua-decorated 'lotus' stem bowl, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566)

Lot 32. A rare white-glazed anhua-decorated 'lotus' stem bowl, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566); 14.5 cm, 5 3/4  in.. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 106,250 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's with deep rounded sides supported on a splayed hollow stem, the interior decorated in the anhua technique with stylised lotus blooms borne on an undulating foliate scroll, covered overall in an opaque white glaze stopping neatly above the foot Provenance: Sotheby's London, 11th June 1996,... [Lire la suite]

11 décembre 2017

'Green Diamonds: Natural Radiance' debuts at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County opened its special exhibition Green Diamonds: Natural Radiance, which adds eight cases of bright color and shine inside the Museum’s renowned Gem and Mineral Hall. The vibrant diamonds on display as loose gems and mounted jewelry are part of the Gamma Collection, which was amassed over the course of 20 years and is comprised of more than 60 of the most rare and prestigious natural colored diamonds in the world. At the center of Natural Radiance at NHMLA is... [Lire la suite]
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11 décembre 2017

Science and art come together at the Smithsonian's Sackler Gallery

Buddha; China, Tang dynasty (618–907), early 7th century; hollow-core lacquer with pigment and gilding; Purchase—Charles Lang Freer Endowment; Freer Gallery of Art, F1944.46. WASHINGTON, DC.- The only existing sixth- and seventh-century Chinese lacquer Buddha sculptures have come together for the first time in an exhibition at the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. “Secrets of the Lacquer Buddha” is on view Dec. 9–June 10, 2018. Modern technology and scientific analysis have revealed how these extremely rare... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2017

A blue and white jar, guan, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366)

Lot 431. A blue and white jar, guan, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366); 30 cm, 11 7/8  in. Estimate HKD 200,000 — 300,000. Lot sold HKD 1,375,000 . Photo: Sotheby's. the baluster body flanked by a pair of lion-mask handles, painted with two broad bands of meandering lotus and peony amidst foliage and curling stems, all above a lappet band, the shoulder collared by a band of lappets enclosing the Buddhist emblems, below a classic scroll and a wave band around the rim and neck. ... [Lire la suite]
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10 décembre 2017

A blue and white 'Prunus' stem cup, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366)

Lot 430. A blue and white 'Prunus' stem cup, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366); 10.6 cm, 4 1/8  in. Estimate HKD 60,000 — 80,000. Lot sold HKD 87,500. Photo: Sotheby's. with deep rounded sides set with a ruyi handle, resting on a hollow splayed foot encircled with grooves, the exterior decorated with blossoming prunus sprays and a crescent moon.  Sotheby's. Chinese Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2017

A rare blue and white anhua-decorated dish, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366)

Lot 429. A rare blue and white anhua-decorated dish, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366); 19.4 cm, 7 5/8  in. Estimate HKD 40,000 — 60,000. Lot sold HKD 325,000. Photo: Sotheby's. painted to the interior with a medallion of three stylised ruyi clouds, the cavetto decorated in anhua with two dragons striding amidst clouds, all below a classic scroll band, the underside similarly decorated  Provenance: Sotheby's London, 5th December 1995, lot 382.  ... [Lire la suite]

10 décembre 2017

A fine Ming wucai 'dragon and phoenix' pen-tray, Wanli six-character mark within a rectangle and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 2810. A fine Ming wucai 'dragon and phoenix' pen-tray, Wanli six-character mark within a rectangle and of the period (1573-1619); 12 1/4 in. (31.2 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - HKD 3,000,000. Price realised HKD 7,220,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The pen-tray is strongly potted with low flaring sides, the interior divided by a mountain-shaped pen rest, and boldly painted in the larger compartment with a phoenix and a dragon in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' above waves crashing... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2017

A very rare Ming white-glazed lobed brushwasher, Zhengde four-character mark within double-circles and of the period

Lot 2807. A very rare Ming white-glazed lobed brushwasher, Zhengde four-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1506-1521); 7 5/8 in. (19.3 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,000,000. Price realised HKD 1,940,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Exquisitely potted with shallow gently flaring sides divided into ten vertical petal-shaped lobes rising from the foliate foot to the wavy rim, surrounding the flat base, covered entirely with a smooth milky-white glaze with a faint bluish... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2017

A fine and rare yellow-ground blue and white decorated dish, Zhengde six-character mark within double circles and of the period

Lot 2805. A fine and rare yellow-ground blue and white decorated dish, Zhengde six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1506-1521); 11 3/4 in. (29.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - HKD 3,000,000. Lot sold HKD 5,780,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Finely potted with shallow sides, the centre painted in shades of cobalt-blue with a single branch of pomegranate growing two large blooms in profile, detailed with leaves and buds, the cavetto with four fruiting... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2017

A fine and extremely rare early Ming pale celadon-glazed stembowl, Ming dynasty, early 15th century 

Lot 2802. A fine and extremely rare early Ming pale celadon-glazed stembowl, Ming dynasty, early 15th century; 6 in. (15.1 cm.) wide, box. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,000,000. Price realised HKD 4,340,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The bowl potted with steeply rounded flared sides supported on a slightly splayed stem foot, covered overall with a rich sea-green glaze thinning to a pale tone on the rim and pooling on the exterior just below the rim, and above the foot rim. ... [Lire la suite]
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