12 août 2014

A large Longquan celadon carved dish, Ming dynasty, 15th century

A large Longquan celadon carved dish, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008 Heavily potted with shallow rounded sides, the center carved with a central peony spray below two lotus sprays and two peony sprays in the well, covered overall with a glaze of olive-green tone except for an unglazed ring on the base burnt orange in the firing; 18 7/8 in. (47.9 cm.) diam., box, wood stand. Estimate $7,000 - $9,000. Price Realized $10,000 Notes: Several examples of this type are known,... [Lire la suite]

24 juillet 2014

The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive presents 'Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy'

Dai Jin: Summer Trees Casting Shade, 15th century; ink and colors on silk; 78 x 42 1/8 in.; purchase made possible through gifts from an anonymous donor, Robert Bloch, the Warren King Family, Jane Lurie, Kirsten and Terry Michelsen, and other Friends of the Asian Gallery. BERKELEY, CA.- The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2014

Mirror with Confucian Maxim " Joy in performing good deeds!", 15th century, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Mirror with Confucian Maxim " Joy in performing good deeds!", 15th century, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), bronze, Diameter - w:8.30 cm (w:3 1/4 inches) Wt: 71.5 g Overall - h:0.60 cm (h:3/16 inches) Rim - h:0.45 cm (h:1/8 inches). Gift of Drs. Thomas and Martha Carter in Honor of Sherman E. Lee 1995.395. Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
03 juillet 2014

Double Ducks Jar, 1400s, Vietnam (Annam)

Double Ducks Jar, 1400s, Vietnam (Annam), 15th century, stoneware with underglaze blue and iron spots, Overall - h:6.70 cm (h:2 5/8 inches). Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. Millikin 1989.357. Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art
03 juillet 2014

Ewer in the Shape of a Dragon, 1400s, Vietnam (Annam)

  Ewer in the Shape of a Dragon, 1400s, Vietnam (Annam), 15th century, stoneware with underglaze blue, Overall - h:28.30 w:15.00 cm (h:11 1/8 w:5 7/8 inches). Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. Millikin 1989.359. Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art
03 juillet 2014

Bird-Shaped Jar, 1400s, Vietnam (Annam), 15th century

Bird-Shaped Jar, 1400s Vietnam (Annam), 15th century, stoneware with underglaze blue, Overall - h:5.40 cm (h:2 1/8 inches). Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. Millikin 1989.358. The Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art


25 mai 2014

An extremely rare large cinnabar lacquer 'flowers' scroll-rest. Early Ming Dynasty, 15th century

An extremely rare large cinnabar lacquer 'flowers' scroll-rest. Early Ming Dynasty, 15th century. Photo: Bonhams. The long top with two concave rounded recessions for placing scrolls, each deeply carved through layers of red lacquer depicting exquisite naturalistic flower blooms borne on undulating leafy vines, including peony, camellia, gardenia, pomegranate blossom, hibiscus, chrysanthemum, and peach blossom, with a narrow band of lingzhi scrolls in the middle, the sides similarly decorated and the large concave base also... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2014

A group of four Annamese and South-East Asian ceramics, 15th to 19th century

A group of four Annamese and South-East Asian ceramics, 15th to 19th century. Photo Sotheby's comprising a jar of compressed globular form, painted around the exterior with four lotus blossoms wreathed in scrolling foliage, wood stand; a kendi painted around the body and on the spout with stylised lotus; a crackle-glazed globular jar painted with upright panels divided by ruyi heads, below a band of undulous waves and detached ruyi scrolls around the shoulder; and an olive-green glazed double-gourd vase set with two small loop... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2014

'Chinese Paintings from Japanese Collections' at LACMA

Liang Kai, China, The Poet Li Bai Chanting a Poem on a Stroll, Southern Song dynasty, 13th century, Hanging scroll; ink on paper, Tokyo National Museum, Important Cultural Property, image courtesy of TNM Image Archive. LOS ANGELeS -This is the first major exhibition in the United States to explore the story of Chinese paintings in Japan over the course of six hundred years, featuring nearly forty masterpieces of the Tang (618–906), Song (960–1279), Yuan (1260–1368), and Ming (1368–1644) dynasties. Most of these... [Lire la suite]
12 mai 2014

A Longquan celadon circular 'cosmetics' box and cover, Early Ming dynasty, 15th century

A Longquan celadon circular 'cosmetics' box and cover, Early Ming dynasty, 15th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The slightly domed cover carved with a large lotus flower on a leafy stem, the interior with three circular containers separated by three floral straps. 4¾ in. (12 cm.) diam. Estimate £1,500 – £2,500 ($2,538 - $4,230) Christie's. CHINESE CERAMICS, WORKS OF ART AND TEXTILES, 14 May 2014, London, South Kensington - http://www.christies.com/


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