10 mai 2015

A large Longquan celadon-glazed carved 'peony' dish, 14th-15th century

A large Longquan celadon-glazed carved 'peony' dish, 14th-15th century. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€4,100 - 6,900). Photo: Bonhams. The broad shallow dish heavily potted and incised with three peony blossoms on foliate scrolls under the rim encircling the slightly domed but unembellished central medallion, the exterior also plain, all covered with a rich green glaze pooling to a darker tone in the recesses. 45.6cm (18in) diam. Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 14 May 2015 10:00 BST - LONDON, NEW BOND... [Lire la suite]

28 mars 2015

A rare Zhejiang celadon reticulated vase, China, Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th century

A rare Zhejiang celadon reticulated vase, China, Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th century. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Price Realized $8,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Of pear shape, the outer body with a broad band of openwork peony scroll surrounding the inner, slender pear-shaped body, with clouds on the shoulder and upright petals on the flared neck, all under a glaze of slightly grey-green color;7 ¼ in. (18.5 cm.) high Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1988. ... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2015

A large carved Longquan celadon bracket-lobed dish, Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century

A large carved Longquan celadon bracket-lobed dish, Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century. Estimate $30,000 - $50,000. Price Realized $37,500 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The sturdily potted dish is well-carved on the interior with a central medallion of 'coin' diaper pattern, encircled around the lobed well with vertically arranged lotus sprays below the everted, barbed rim. The exterior is carved with a lotus scroll, and the dish is covered overall in an even glaze of sea-green tone, with the exception of an... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2014

A Longquan celadon bronze-form tripod censer, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

A Longquan celadon bronze-form tripod censer, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The compressed globular body raised on four cabriole legs, with a pair of applied D-shaped handles flanking the short neck and joining the shoulder to the edge of the everted rim, covered overall with a glaze of sea-green color, a central aperture in the base surrounded by the remains of a kiln support on the interior and the surrounding unglazed ring on the base burnt orange in the firing; with a Meiji... [Lire la suite]
10 juillet 2014

Dish, Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Dish, Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century. Porcelain with blue decor under clear glaze; 2 1/2 x 12 3/8 in. (6.35 x 31.43 cm). Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton 99.121.3. Minneapolis Institute of Arts © 2014 Minneapolis Institute of Arts Early Ming blue-and-white porcelain ranks among some of the most beautiful wares in all of China's ceramic history. This classic early 15th century example displays the so-called "lotus bouquet" motif in its center. The informal, asymmetrical arrangement of the central bouquet and the generally... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2014

A Longquan celadon shrine of Guanyin, Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century

A Longquan celadon shrine of Guanyin, Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The figure of Guanyin is reserved in the biscuit seated on a ledge within a grotto framed by cloud-scrolls and a moon. The scrolls support a bird on one side and a ledge on the other. A moulded lotus leaf and lotus flower stem form the base. There are two apertures to the reverse. 12? in. (32 cm.) high. Estimate £3,000 – £5,000 ($5,076 - $8,460) Notes: A similar shrine sold at Christie's New York, 19-20 September 2013, lot... [Lire la suite]


29 avril 2014

Rare 17th century Chinese wall hanging headlines at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions

A rare transitional Ming-Qing dynasty large hanging, 17th century is estimated to sell for £12,000 – 18,000. Photo Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions LONDON.- As London prepares for a week of Asian art auctions in May, Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions are delighted to present an extremely rare 17th century transitional hanging from the Ming/Qing dynasty, which will headline their spectacular sale of Chinese Ceramics and Asian Works of Art, including an extensive selection of Tibetan art, and Asian textiles. The sale... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2014

Longquan celadon large saucer dish, Early Ming, 14th-15th century

Longquan celadon large saucer dish, Early Ming, 14th-15th century. Photo courtesy Marchant with gently flared rim, carved in the centre with the sacred-seed symbol hrih inSiddham script, within a lotus-shaped medallion encircled by double rings, all on a short glazed foot rim, the base with a circular unglazed ring burnt red from the firing. 36.2 cm diameter. Price on requestJapanese wood box.• Formerly in a Japanese private collection.• The Siddham script sacred-seed symbol hrih is used by both... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2014

'Chinese Ceramics Tang to Qing' exhibiting tuesday 6th may - friday 30th may 2014 at Marchant

LONDON - Tang - Qing, fourteen centuries of Chinese art, an amazing time span. China has given the world some great art from the early bronze age: sculpture, furniture, paintings, jade carving and porcelain manufacture. It is a sobering thought that the West could not make porcelain until the eighteenth century. With the present catalogue we have selected what we believe to be excellent examples of several periods: Tang pottery, Ming and Qing imperial porcelain, Chinese domestic-market... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2014

Asia Week New York experts offer skilled guidance for discovering new and affordable market sectors

Tani Buncho, Hanging Scroll. Under $5,000. Photo courtesy of BachmannEckenstein JapaneseArt NEW YORK, NY.- When the 47 galleries participating in Asia Week New York open their doors from March 14 to March 22, they will be extending a welcoming hand to the next generation of collectors. On view will be an affordable range of Asian works of art priced to fit a novice collector’s budget. Given newspaper headlines about skyrocketing prices in the Chinese art market, budding collectors might conclude that Asian art... [Lire la suite]