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]

10 novembre 2013

A fine and rare Junyao red-glazed jar, 14th-15th century

A fine and rare Junyao red-glazed jar, 14th-15th century. Photo courtesy Bonham's Raised on a slightly tapering foot, the bulbous body curving to the slightly lipped rim flanked by two loop handles, the exterior and mouth covered with a thick purplish red glaze with a fine craquelure and patches of sky blue on one side. 17cm (6 5/8in) diam. Sold for £50,000 (€59,862)  Provenance: Mr and Mrs Alfred Clark, no.AIC 716Sotheby's London, 25 March 1975, lot 95Sotheby's London, 11 December 1979, lot 227 Exhibited... [Lire la suite]
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10 novembre 2013

A celadon-glazed and biscuit figure of Guanyin on a lion, 14th-15th century

A celadon-glazed and biscuit figure of Guanyin on a lion, 14th-15th century. Photo courtesy Bonham's The slender figure modelled with biscuit face, neck and hands enveloped by a thickly folded robe and high headdress covered in a rich celadon glaze and seated on a lotus pedestal balanced on the back of a smiling Buddhist lion. 23.8cm (9 3/8in) high. Sold for £22,500 (€26,938) Provenance: a Swiss private collection A similar figure of Guanyin riding on a mythical beast, is illustrated in The Multiplicity of... [Lire la suite]
10 novembre 2013

A celadon-glazed 'floral' jar, 14th-15th century

A celadon-glazed 'floral' jar, 14th-15th century. Photo courtesy Bonham's The thickly potted body incised around the body with four blossoms including lotus and peony, each surrounded by verdant leaves in the central band, above narrow upright lappets at the foot and below a band of billowing cloud scrolls at the neck, the exterior and interior covered with a thick green glaze pooling into the incisions. 22cm (8 3/8in) high. Estimate £17,000 - 20,000 (€20,000 - 24,000) - Unsold Bonhams. FINE CHINESE... [Lire la suite]
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25 mai 2013

A very rare Longquan Celadon Vase and Cover, meiping, Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century

A very rare Longquan Celadon Vase and Cover, meiping, Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The vase is stoutly potted with a slender waist and slightly spreading foot, swelling up to a full robust shoulder and terminating in a short conical neck. The bell-shaped cover is surmounted by a bud-form finial. Both are covered with a glaze of soft olive-green tone. 17 3/4 in. (45 cm.) high, box. Estimate $1,553,268 - $1,941,585 Provenance: The Tsui Museum of Art, Hong KongSold at Christie's... [Lire la suite]


11 mai 2013

A céladon yenyen vase. China, Yuan-Ming dinasty, 14th-15th century

A céladon yenyen vase. China, Yuan-Ming dinasty, 14th-15th century. Photo www.andrearum.com This elegant and remarkable Longquan baluster vase is uniformly covered in a celadon green glazing with an exquisite craquelure and sparks of iridescence. Under the glazing, a refined decoration unfolds with engraved floral arabesques of splendid peony flowers. h. 47cm. Estimate: €4,000 - €6,000 Florence Number Nine. Asian, Himalayan & Indian Works of Art. 18 May 2013... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2013

A rare and unusual lacquered bronze seated figure of Buddha

A rare and unusual lacquered bronze seated figure of Buddha, Southern China or Vietnam, 14th - 15th Century. Photo Nagel Auktionen seated in dhyanasana with left hand clutching a pearl or a mala bead in his lap, the right hand raised, the slender, elongated body draped in long, flowing robes covering both shoulders and exposing the chest and sash, the serene face with delicate features, the hair in tight curls, with remnants of gold laquer, particularly on the upper body. H. 47 cm - Estimate 32000 € Compare with... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2013

Asian art auctions at Koller Zurich to offer a number of top quality Buddhist figures

Figure of Buddha Shakyamuni, Tibet, 13th-14th century. Bronze. H 45 cm. CHF 400 000 / 600 000. Photo Koller Auctions ZURICH.- On 7 and 8 May Koller will offer at auction a number of top quality Buddhist figures from long-standing private collections and numerous works of art from Japan, India, South East Asia and the Islamic regions. The top lot is a large Tibetan figure of Buddha Shakyamuni with an estimated value of CHF 400 000 / 600 000.  The Asian Art auction at Koller in November 2012 attracted numerous... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2012

Major Islamic art exhibition builds understanding between Western and Islamic cultures

Bowl with Animals. Earthenware with underglaze. Iran (Kashan), 13th century, 10.8 x 25.4 cm. Indianapolis Museum of Art, Emma Harter Sweetser Fund. INDIANAPOLIS, IN.- An exhibition offering comprehensive access to the arts of Islamic culture will open at the Indianapolis Museum of Art on November 2, 2012. Beauty and Belief: Crossing Bridges with the Arts of Islamic Culture brings to life the story of art created in the societies fostered by Islam, including objects from the seventh century to present day. Beauty and Belief features... [Lire la suite]
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