27 décembre 2019

A carved tixi cinnabar lacquer cupstand, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th century

Lot 3502. A carved tixi cinnabar lacquer cupstand, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th century; 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000. Price Realized HKD 687,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The hollow circular bowl is detailed on the exterior with a band of sword pommel scrolls carved through alternate layers of cinnabar-red, green, yellow, and black lacquer. The design is repeated on both sides of the tray and again on the slightly splayed foot. The interior... [Lire la suite]

15 décembre 2019

An important and very rare pair of parcel-gilt bronze figures of Bodhisattva, 14th century

Lot 141. An important and very rare pair of parcel-gilt bronze figures of Bodhisattva, 14th century; together with a pair of lacquer-gilt thrones, Qing Dynasty, 18th century; figures 40 cm, 15¾ in.,bases 19 x 36 x 25,7 cm, 7½ by 14⅛ by 10⅛ in. Estimate:  500,000 - 700,000 EUR. Lot sold: 552,500 EUR. © Sotheby's. l'un représentant Avalokiteshvara assis en maharajalilasana, sa main gauche en avakasha mudra et sa main... [Lire la suite]
13 décembre 2019

A large celadon Longquan dish, China, Yuan-Ming dynasties, 14th century

Lot 55. A  large celadon Longquan dish, China, Yuan-Ming dynasties, 14th century. Diamètre: 34 cm. (13 3/8 in.). Estimate 5,000 - EUR 7,000. Price realised EUR 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 De forme circulaire, la bordure aplatie, la partie centrale est rehaussée d'un puissant dragon moulé en léger relief. L'aile est ornée d'un décor incisé de pétales à l'extérieur et de volutes à l'intérieur. Provenance: Christie's Paris, 22 November 2006, lot 267. Christie's. Art... [Lire la suite]
30 novembre 2019

An unusual blue and white 'prawn and flower' ewer, Yuan dynasty, 14th century

Lot 315. An unusual blue and white 'prawn and flower' ewer, Yuan dynasty, 14th century; 14 cm, 5 1/2  in. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000. Lot Sold 687,500 HKD (87,828 USD). © Sotheby's. the globular body set with a double-spout opposite a 'prawn' appliqué, painted with floral scrolls between stylised leaves and lappet bands.  Sotheby's. Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family Collection, Hong Kong, 28 november 2019
24 septembre 2019

A very rare cinnabar lacquer 'lion' dish, Yuan dynasty, 14th century

Lot 676. A very rare cinnabar lacquer 'lion' dish, Yuan dynasty, 14th century; 7 in. (18 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000. Price realised HKD 203,150. © Christie's Image Ltd 2002  Crisply carved through the thick lacquer to depict two Buddhistic lions divided by a ribboned brocade ball all amidst lingzhi sprigs reserved on a ground of cash-coins, repeated on the raised border, the reverse with a fluid swirling classic scroll border, the black base lightly incised... [Lire la suite]
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22 septembre 2019

A rare massive 'Longquan' celadon carved charger, Ming dynasty, 14th century

Lot 1519. A rare massive 'Longquan' celadon carved charger, Ming dynasty, 14th century; 61.7cm., 24 1/4 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,887,500 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of unusually large size, the well crisply moulded with sixteen barbed panels rounding to a sharply everted and lipped rim of conforming shape, deftly carved on the interior with a flower head encircled by a scrolling lotus meander, surrounded by the bajixiang at the sides, each of the emblems... [Lire la suite]

21 septembre 2019

A highly important blue and white large 'fish' dish, Yuan dynasty, 14th century

Lot 607. A highly important blue and white large 'fish' dish, Yuan dynasty, 14th century; 19 in. (48.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 6,000,000 - HKD 8,000,000. Price realised HKD 9,974,100. © Christie's Image Ltd 2002 Finely painted in the central medallion with a single carp swimming amid waterweeds and aquatic plants, the deep well with low relief moulded peony flowers depicted full-face and in profile issuing from leafy branches with superbly detailed veins and petals, reserved on a blue-painted... [Lire la suite]
03 septembre 2019

Xu Bing's Ode to Walt Whitman Exhibited at Brooklyn Museum's Reinstalled Asian Art Galleries This October

Xu Bing (Chinese, born 1955). Square Word Calligraphy: Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, Walt Whitman, 2018. Ink on paper, 89 3/8 x 48 13/16 in. (227 x 124 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Xu Bing to the Brooklyn Museum in honor of his father, 2018.24a-b. (Photo: Courtesy of the artist) Brooklyn Museum will highlight an artwork that honors the famous American poet Walt Whitman on his 200th birthday, on view from October 25, 2019–April 26, 2020. One: Xu Bing features a new... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2019

Art Gallery of South Australia presents its most expansive display of Islamic art

Installation view: No god but God: The art of Islam, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 2019; photo: Saul Steed. ADELAIDE.- From 24 August 2019, the Art Gallery of South Australia will present its largest and most expansive collection display of Islamic art to date. Spanning the past twelve centuries and including pivotal works from across the globe, No god but God: The art of Islam dissects the intimate connection between faith and art in Islam across the ages. Presented as part of the Adelaide Festival... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2019

A very rare Longquan celadon dish, Yuan dynasty, 14th century

Lot 3214. A very rare Longquan celadon dish, Yuan dynasty, 14th century; 14 in. (35.5 cm.) diam. Estimate 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price Realized HK$437,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015  Of shallow form with rounded sides and an everted rim, the interior is carved in the center in low relief with a character, rendered in Phagspa script within a decorative border, box. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 23 May 1978, lot 29Mason Wang Gallery, Bethesda, Maryland. Literature: Marilyn W.... [Lire la suite]