03 septembre 2015

A rare Junyao foliate-rimmed vase, Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

A rare Junyao foliate-rimmed vase, Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century. Estimate $30,000 – $50,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vase has a high-shouldered body that tapers towards the high, conical foot, and a waisted neck that rises to a scalloped rim shaped as five out-curved petals. The vessel is covered with a matte glaze of milky blue color decorated with a splash of reddish purple on one side, which thins to mushroom on the rim, and ends in a line above the unglazed foot rim, exposing the buff ware. 7 ½ in.... [Lire la suite]

03 septembre 2015

A rare Longquan celadon 'Kinuta' meiping, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century

A rare Longquan celadon 'Kinuta' meiping, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century. Estimate $300,000 – $500,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bottle has a slender tapering body surmounted by a small cylindrical neck with rounded rim, and is covered allover in an even glaze of slightly bluish, sea-green color which falls in a line to just above the unglazed foot rim. 9 ¼ in. (23.6 cm.) high, Japanese silk brocade pouch, Japanese wood box and inner black lacquer box Provenance: Mori Family... [Lire la suite]
03 septembre 2015

An exceptional Jianyao 'Hare's fur' tea bowl and a tixi lacquer stand bowl, Southern Song dynasty

 An exceptional Jianyao 'Hare's fur' tea bowl and a tixi lacquer stand bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); lacquer stand, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century. Estimate $80,000 – $120,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl is mounted with a silver rim, covered with a thick black glaze finely streaked with iridescent 'hare's fur' markings, stopping irregularly above the foot exposing the chocolate-brown body. The tixi lacquer stand is constructed with a hexafoil... [Lire la suite]
03 septembre 2015

A Junyao deep bowl, Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th-13th century

A Junyao deep bowl, Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th-13th century. Estimate $12,000 – $18,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl has deep, rounded sides that rise from the small, slightly flared foot and is covered overall with a glaze of pale blue color that thins to mushroom at the rim and ends in a line on the foot. 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) diam. Provenance: George Eumorfopoulos (1863-1939) Collection, London.Sotheby's Hong Kong, 29 October 1991, lot 15. Literature: R. L. Hobson, The George Eumorfopoulos... [Lire la suite]
03 septembre 2015

A large purple-splashed junyao water pot, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

A large purple-splashed Junyao water pot, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century. Estimate $15,000 – $25,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vessel of lotus-bud form, is covered inside and out with a glaze of milky-blue color, with a cloud of bluish purple on one side, and thinning to mushroom below the unglazed mouth rim, and falling in an irregular line above the low, waisted foot ring to expose the buff stoneware body. 4 ¼ in. (10.8 cm.) high Notes: Similar water pots include one illustrated by J. Ayers, The... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2015

Christie's New York announces the sales of Asian Art Week from 15 September to 18 September.

Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2015. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced the sales of Asian Art Week for Fall 2015, a series of nine sales, starting from 15 September to 18 September. The week will present over a thousand lots of exceptional quality and rarity that span centuries of Asian Art featuring important works from the Sporer Collection, the Lai Family Collection, the Sowell Collection, and the Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, as well as fine Chinese display stands from a distinguished private American collection.... [Lire la suite]


13 août 2015

Blue glaze and coper-red splashes dish, Jun ware, China, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

Blue glaze and coper-red splashes dish, Jun ware, China, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century. Stoneware, glazed. Diameter: 18.8 cm. Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee. C.845-1936 © V&A Images The dish on the right of this image belongs to a type of ceramics known as Jun ware. Chinese ceramics are often categorized by the geographical area in which they were made, as the kilns of a particular region... [Lire la suite]
13 août 2015

Blue glaze and copper-red splash bowl, Jun ware, China, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

Blue glaze and copper-red splash bowl, Jun ware, China, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century. Stoneware, glazed. Diameter: 17.7 cm. Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee. CIRC.141-1935 © V&A Images The bowl on the left of this image belongs to a type of ceramics known as Jun ware. Chinese ceramics are often categorized by the geographical area in which they were made, as the kilns of a particular region... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2015

A purple-splashed Junyao bowl. Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

A purple-splashed Junyao bowl. Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century. Estimate €1.200 - €1.500. Photo courtesy Lempertz 1845 A purple-splashed Junyao bowl of rounded form, covered with a glaze of milky turquoise glaze colour thinning to a mushroom tone at the rim and with splashes of reddish purple and iron-rust. Diameter 11.4 cm Provenance: Wolfgang Nolting, Rheinland-Pfalz (acquired from Stockspring Antiques, London, 20.8.1991) Lempertz 1845. Asian Art, 06.03.2015, 10:00, Cologne 
16 mai 2015

'Treasures and Talismans: Rings from the Griffin Collection' at The Cloisters in New York

Master of Saint Augustine, Netherlandish. Scenes from the Life of Saint Augustine of Hippo (detail). Oil, gold, and silver on wood. Flanders (Bruges), ca. 1490. The Cloisters Collection, 1961 (61.199).  New York - Worn by women and men, finger rings are among the oldest and most familiar forms of jewelry. In addition to their use as personal adornments, rings can serve as declarations of status, markers of significant life events, expressions of identity, and protective talismans. Some three dozen ancient,... [Lire la suite]