28 février 2019

A rare painted 'jizhou' vase, meiping, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 404. A rare painted 'jizhou' vase, meiping, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279); 7 1/4 in., 18.5 cm. Estimate 70,000 - 90,000 USD. Lot sold 96,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. finely potted of ovoid form, exquisitely painted in brown slip against a white ground with two large barbed foliate medallions enclosing a hexagonal diaper pattern on the interior, reserved on a dense ground of wave scrolls of various sizes, above a thin band of pendent lappets and keyfret around the foot, all set... [Lire la suite]

28 février 2019

A fine and large blue and white rouleau vase, Transitional Period-Shunzhi period(1644-1661)

Lot 763. A fine and large blue and white rouleau vase, Transitional Period-Shunzhi period (1644-1661); 18 in., 45.7 cm. Estimate 90,000 - 120,000 USD. Lot sold 96,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. heavily potted of cylindrical form with sides rising to a tapered neck, the body finely painted in washes of cobalt with a cowherd in his field tending his two oxen kneeling before a king standing beneath a parasol, the attendants holding fans and banners stand on the side by a chariot, all set... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2019

A famille-verte yen-yen vase, Kangxi period, circa 1700

Lot 795. A famille-verte yen-yen vase, Kangxi period, circa 1700; 29 3/4 in., 75.6 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 120,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of tall baluster form with ovoid body tapering to a flared foot and set with an elongated neck with a trumpet mouth, vibrantly painted in famille-verte and famille-jaune enamels with magpies perched on and fluttering about blossoming prunus branches, with bamboo stalks and small flowers springing... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2019

An unusual and large underglaze-red and blue vase, Qing Dynasty, 18th century

Lot 799. An unusual and large underglaze-red and blue vase, Qing Dynasty, 18th century; 20 in., 50.7 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 USD. Lot sold 132,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. robustly potted of hexagonal baluster form with the broad rounded shoulders set with an upright neck tapering to a flat foot, each side finely painted in pencilled brushstrokes with a full-length scene alternating with panels of Daoist figures and 'Hundred Deer', all enclosed by faux-bamboo borders and with... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2019

The Asahi Shimbun Displays 'Feeding history: the politics of food'

Wooden model group of a butcher’s shop, Deir el-Bersha, Egypt, Middle Kingdom period. © the Trustees of the British Museum. LONDON.- The British Museum’s new Asahi Shimbun display will explore the relationship between food, power and control through a focussed selection of objects. More food is being produced than ever before, but hunger remains one of the biggest threats to society today – in 2017, the United Nations estimated that around one in nine people... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2019

A rare ornately carved huanghuali horseshoe-back armchair, 17th-18th Century

Lot 308. A rare ornately carved huanghuali horseshoe-back armchair, 17th-18th Century; 40 1/2 by 24 1/2 by 19 in., 102.8 by 62.2 by 48.2 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 USD. Lot sold 132,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the five-member crestrail terminating in rounded hand-grips, set on rounded straight backposts and 'goose-neck' front posts continuing through the seat frame to the straight legs of circular section secured by lobed and cusped aprons on all sides, secured by equal-height... [Lire la suite]
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28 février 2019

A fine and rare archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang Dynasty, Erligang Period (c. 1510 – c. 1460 BC)

Lot 531. A fine and rare archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang Dynasty, Erligang Period (c. 1510 – c. 1460 BC); 6 7/8 in., 17.5 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 144,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the columnar body supported on a tall splayed foot flaring to a wide trumpet mouth, encircled around the mid-section with three raised filets above a narrow band enclosing two taotie masks, each of the faces cast in broad relief with... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2019

A rare archaic bronze wine vessel and cover, fangyi, Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th Century BC

Lot 505. A rare archaic bronze wine vessel and cover, fangyi, Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th Century BC; Height 8 in., 20.3 cm. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 USD. Lot sold 144,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the thin walls of the four-sided vessel cast on each side in raised relief with a central panel of a taotie animal mask with protruding eyes and centered on a raised notched flange, set between a top register containing a pair of confronting long-tailed birds, and a pair... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2019

A fine large Imperial white jade 'nine dragon' beaker vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 639. A fine large Imperial white jade 'nine dragon' beaker vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 9 in., 22.9 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 144,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's following the archaic gu form, with flattened central bulb between flared pedestal foot and high trumpet neck, all in oval section, carved overall in high relief with nine qilong, each with differing heads and aspects, clambering over the vase amidst clouds, including a very large... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2019

A large yellow jade rhyton, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th Century

  Lot 641. A large yellow jade rhyton, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th Century; 6 1/4 in., 15.6 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 168,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's of characteristic tapering trumpet form and oval section, folding over and terminating in an undulating scroll, finely carved with three large qilong scattered against a wide band of keyfret just below the rim, the base flattened, the deep greenish-yellow stone with darker russet inclusions, with one... [Lire la suite]
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