09 juin 2019

Annam chawan, Vietnam, 14th-15th century & Annam-style chawan, Japan, Edo period. 17th century

Lot 2408. Annam chawan, Vietnam, 14th-15th century & Annam-style chawan, Japan, Edo period. 17th century. Estimate 700 € - 1 000 €. © 2008-2019, Van Ham Fine Art Auctioneers a) Large tea bowl (Annam chawan), titled "Big Wave" (Annan tetsu e nami chawan) on the lacquer box in gold lacquer. Stoneware, painted with cobalt blue under the finely crazed glaze. With vertical, slightly curved wall on a short foot ring. Outside with the typical wave pattern of early Vietnamese proto-porcelain. The glaze, apparently... [Lire la suite]

24 mai 2019

Four Masterpieces of Jun Ware at Christie's Hong Kong, 29 May 2019

AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE GROUP OF NUMBERED JUN BULB BOWLS Rosemary Scott, Senior International Academic Consultant Asian Art Unprecedentedly, the current sale includes an exceedingly rare and important group of four numbered Jun ware bulb bowls; each bearing a different numeral: yi one; san three; si four; and wu five. The numbers on this type of Jun ware vessel relate to their size, with ‘one’ being the largest and ‘ten’ being the smallest. Texts of the Qing period such as the Nanyao biji suggest that the numbers relate to pairs,... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2019

A Longquan celadon cup stand, Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

    Lot 1501. A Longquan celadon cup stand, Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 14.5 cm. diam. Estimate HKD 25,000 - 35,000 (USD 3,200 - 4,500). Lot sold HKD 35,400. © 2019 China Guardian (HK) Auctions Co., Ltd. China Guardian. 2019 Spring Auctions. Ancient Chinese Ceramics from the Tang to the Song Dynasty 
07 avril 2019

A ‘Chuzhou’ ‘Longquan’ Celadon Bowl, Early Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century

Lot 3070. A ‘Chuzhou’ ‘Longquan’ Celadon Bowl, Early Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century. D 9.5cm H 4cm. Estimate HKD 30,000 - 50,000 (USD 3,821 - 6,369). Lot sold HKD 59,000 (USD 7,515). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited. Poly Auction Hong Kong. Imperial Curiosity – Art of Interior Decoration, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april 2019
29 mars 2019

An Imperial and Rare Gilt Lacquer Bronze Figure of Guandi, Early Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century

Lot 3508. An Imperial and Rare Gilt Lacquer Bronze Figure of Guandi, Early Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century. H 187cm W 124cm L 95.3 cm. Estimate HKD 15,000,000 - 25,000,000 (USD 1,910,850 - 3,184,750). Lot sold HKD 55,460,000 (USD 7,063,940). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance: 1. Yamanaka, Purchased on 19022. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston3. Christie's New York, 2 December 1993, lot.1204. The Ten-Views Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection, no. FR424. Poly Auction Hong Kong.... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2019

An Extremely Rare Barbed Hexafoil ‘One’ Junyao Flowerpot, Yuan-Early Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century

Lot 3507. An Extremely Rare Barbed Hexafoil ‘One’ Junyao Flowerpot, Yuan-Early Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century. H 20.2cm D 28cm. Estimate HKD 6,000,000 - 9,000,000 (USD 764,550 - 1,146,825). Lot sold HKD 9,440,000 (USD 1,202,373). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited The present lot is superbly potted in hexagonal section that the deep bracket-lobed flaring sides rising from a slightly splayed foot to a broad everted rim. The jardinière is covered overall with a vivid sky-blue and deep... [Lire la suite]

10 mars 2019

A mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer square dish, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 1644. A mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer square dish, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 7 in. (17.8 cm.) square. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The dish has chamfered corners and is finely inlaid with mother-of-pearl in the recessed center with a scene of two horses behind a willow tree and rocky outcrop walking toward two attendants. The cavetto is decorated with continuous lotus scroll, and the reverse is lacquered black, silk pouch, Japanese lacquered... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2019

A rare Longquan celadon shrine, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 1618. A rare Longquan celadon shrine, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 12 in. (30.5 cm.) high. Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The thick-walled shrine of ovoid shape is raised on a domed base and has an hexagonal 'tile' roof surmounted by a double-gourd rising from a lotus. An opening cut into one side has a protruding shelf at the bottom, an overhang with applied scroll decoration above, and a loop to one side to fasten a door. The whole is covered with a glaze of... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2019

Christie's announces the Asian Art Week auctions

  NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces Asian Art Week, a series of auctions, viewings, and events, from March 14-26. This season presents nine auctions featuring over 1,000 objects from all epochs and categories of Asian art spanning Chinese archaic bronzes through Japanese and Korean art to contemporary Indian painting. The week is headlined by the landmark collection of Florence and Herbert Irving, the namesakes of the Asian Art Wing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and celebrated philanthropists of New York. The... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2019

A set of three gilt-bronze Daoist deities, 14th-15th century

Lot 2794. A set of three gilt-bronze Daoist deities, 14th-15th century. The largest: 9.2 cm., 3 5/8 in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 596,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2010 representing the Sanqing ('Three Purities'), each figure finely cast seated with legs crossed in meditation, dressed in long flowing robes finely incised with floral borders and a vajra at the seat, gazing forward with a serene expression framed by elongated earlobes suspending loop earrings, the... [Lire la suite]
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