08 janvier 2018

Wine jar, Ming dynasty, 14th century

Wine jar, Ming dynasty, 14th century. Porcelaneous stoneware, Longquan ware. Overall: 39 cm (15 3/8 in.) Other (diameter of mouth): 7 cm (2 3/4 in.) Other (diameter of foot): 11 cm (4 5/16 in.). John Gardner Coolidge Collection, 46.517 © 2018 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
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19 décembre 2017

Asia Week New York announces stellar gallery line-up for 2018

Green Tara, Gilt copper alloy, China, Tibeto-Chinese, Yuan, 14th century. Photo: Courtesy of Dr. Robert R. Biglar. NEW YORK, NY.- The Asia Week New York Association announces that 45 international galleries and 5 auction houses: Bonhams, Christie's, Doyle, iGavel, and Sotheby's will participate in Asia Week New York 2018, the ten-day celebration of Asian art and culture that spans the metropolitan region from March 15 through 24, 2018. "We are delighted to announce the 2018 roster of international galleries," says... [Lire la suite]
15 décembre 2017

A celadon bowl with impressed decoration, Trần dynasty, 14th century

Lot 867. A celadon bowl with impressed decoration, Trần dynasty, 14th century; 6 5/8in (17cm). Estimate US$ 1,000 - 2,000 (€840 - 1,700). Sold for US$ 625 (€527). Photo: Bonhams.   Molded with a barbed rim and a double-layer design on the interior walls of flower and leaf sprays scattered over large lotus petals radiating upward form a central roundel of two impressed fish, the exterior walls incised with radiating lines, the olive glaze stopping unevenly along the thick foot... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2017

A Longquan celadon-glazed 'double fish' barbed-rim dish, 14th century

Lot 69. A Longquan celadon-glazed 'double fish' barbed-rim dish, 14th century. 41cm (13 6/8in) diam. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000. Sold for £8,125 (€9,194). Photo: Bonhams. Thickly potted and of shallow concave shape, with fluted walls curving up to a wide, everted rim, moulded with bracket lobes depicting blossoming lotus surrounding a circular well decorated with a double fish design, covered all over in a thick, light, sea-green glaze, the underside with an unglazed ring burnt orange from firing. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2017

A Longquan celadon-glazed 'dragon' dish, 14th century

Lot 68. A Longquan celadon-glazed 'dragon' dish, 14th century. 35cm (13 6/8in) diam. Estimate £4,000 - 6,000. Sold for £9,375 (€10,608). Photo: Bonhams. Well potted, the rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to an everted rim, crisply moulded to the interior with a writhing dragon with scaly body and muscular legs terminating in sharp claws, all encircled by a carved stylised foliate scroll, the exterior moulded with lappets, covered overall in a sea-green glaze. Provenance: Francesco Maria, Marchese Taliani... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2017

A rare turquoise-glazed pottery jug, Damascus, Syria, 14th century

Lot 58. A rare turquoise-glazed pottery jug, Damascus, Syria, 14th century. 15 ½in. (40cm.). Estimate GBP 40,000 - GBP 60,000. Price realised GBP 65,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 On slightly splayed foot, pyriform body with tapering neck, rope-twist handle, the body painted underglaze with a wide band of black scrolling and floral tendrils above paired vertical lines, a band of pseudo inscriptions on the shoulder, crazing and old chips on the body with old repairs on the foot. ... [Lire la suite]
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26 octobre 2017

A Longquan celadon-glazed 'Dragon' dish, Early Ming dynasty, 14th century

Lot 11. A Longquan celadon-glazed 'Dragon' dish, Early Ming dynasty, 14th century. 14 in. (35.5 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000 (USD 3,933 - USD 6,555). Price realised GBP 9,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The dish is decorated to the centre with a moulded appliqué dragon chasing the flaming pearl surrounded by a carved stylised foliage band at the cavetto. The moulded fluted exterior is carved with a lotus petal band. The dish is covered overall with a sea-green glaze which... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2017

A black and red lacquer box, cover and tray, Yuan dynasty, 14th century

Lot 52. A black and red lacquer box, cover and tray, Yuan dynasty, 14th century. Height 7 in., 18 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot Sold 8,125 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the black-lacquer exterior of the box and cover lobed and applied with pewter wire to resemble ten lotus petals, the flat foliated top with concentric pewter-wire bands originally holding a mother-of-pearl medallion at the center, fitted with a black-lacquer tray, the interior of the box, cover, and tray lacquered red (3). ... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2017

A painted Cizhou jar, Yuan dynasty, 14th century

Lot 731. A painted Cizhou jar, Yuan dynasty, 14th century, 12 in. (30.5 cm.) high.  Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The jar has a tapering, broad-shouldered body is decorated in brownish-black on a cream slip with three lobed panels, one containing a figure of a scholar, another containing a crane and another a lotus, all between wavy line borders at the shoulder, neck and foot. The rim and the interior are covered with a brown... [Lire la suite]
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23 août 2017

Marchant's Rare Longquan Celadons from the 14th and Early 15th Century at Christie's New York, 14 September 2017

The current sale includes a particularly interesting group of Yuan and early Ming celadon wares from the Longquan kilns, which includes some pieces which are extremely rare. Yuan and early Ming Longquan celadons have come to prominence in recent years due to new research, the important exhibition of Ming dynasty Longquan celadon wares, Bilu – Mingdai Longquanyao qingci 碧綠—明代龍泉窯 青瓷 (Green – Longquan Celadons of the Ming), at the National Palace Museum, Taipei in 2009, and the sale of a small number of important pieces in major... [Lire la suite]