21 novembre 2023

A rare blue and white 'dragon' brushrest, Wanli six-character mark and of the period

Lot 2. A rare blue and white 'dragon' brushrest, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1620); 17.5cm wide. Sold for £57,550. © Bonhams 2001-2023 Provenance: T.Y.Chao (1911-1999), Hong KongS.Marchant & Son, London, 12 June 1996. Note: T.Y.Chao was a renowned shipping tycoon in Hong Kong and a world-famous collector of Chinese antiquities. He was born in a well-off family in Shanghai and practiced as a lawyer there between 1934 and 1941, but later became involved in import/export and... [Lire la suite]

22 mai 2021

Property from the collection of Umehara Ryuzaburo (1888-1986) at Sotheby's HK

Portrait of Umehara Ryuzaburo at his easel. Lots 322-329 are from the collection of Umehara Ryuzaburo (1888-1986). Umehara Ryuzaburo was a renowned Japanese painter, he was one of the first Japanese artists to work in the Western style. Characterised by vibrant colours and expressive brushstrokes, his work had perpetual influences on the younger generation of Japanese painters. Born to a family of textile merchants in Kyoto, Umehara Ryuzaburo’s surroundings honed his keen sensitivity to beauty and devotion to art. He was... [Lire la suite]