13 avril 2014

A Longquan celadon-glazed stem bowl, 15th century

A Longquan celadon-glazed stem bowl, 15th century. Photo Bonhams The deep bowl with an everted rim, raised on a tall flaring bamboo-shaped foot, covered with an even olive-green glaze, stopping short of the foot ring burnt orange. 13.4cm (5 1/4in) diam. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€3,600 - 6,000) Stem cups of this type with ribbing on the stem and dated from the Yuan to Ming dynasties from the British Museum are illustrated by J.Harrison-Hall, Ming Ceramics in the British Museum, London, 2001, pp.463-4, nos.16:3 to 16:5. Another... [Lire la suite]
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13 avril 2014

A celadon-glazed tripod incense burner, 15th century

A celadon-glazed tripod incense burner, 15th century. Photo Bonhams. The exterior finely incised with a geometric diaper pattern, all under a light-green glaze, thinning around the central well to reveal the ochre clay, the robustly-potted body rising from three curved feet. 26.5 (10 1/2in) diam. Estimate £6,000 - 8,000 (€7,200 - 9,600) Provenance: a South African private collection. Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART. London, New Bond Street, 15 May 2014 - www.bonhams.com

13 avril 2014

A large celadon-glazed dish, 15th century

A large celadon-glazed dish, 15th century. Photo Bonhams. The broad dish finely incised in the central well with a lotus flower amongst scrolling foliage, a pattern of curling tendrils around the flat rim, a ring of red clay exposed on the base. 40.5cm (16in) diam. Estimate £6,000 - 8,000 (€7,200 - 9,600) Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART. London, New Bond Street, 15 May 2014 - www.bonhams.com
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07 avril 2014

A Timurid underglaze-painted pottery Jar, Persia, 15th Century

  A Timurid underglaze-painted pottery Jar, Persia, 15th Century. Photo: Bonhams. of squat form on a short foot with short slightly flaring neck, decorated in cobalt blue on a white ground with repeat designs of paired ducks surrounded by foliate sprays, the neck with an undulating wave design; 14.5 cm. diam. Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 (€4,800 - 7,300) Bonhams. ISLAMIC AND INDIAN ART. London, New Bond Street, 8 Apr 2014 - www.bonhams.com  
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03 avril 2014

A Timurid blue and white pottery dish with floral design, Persia, 15th century

A Timurid blue and white pottery dish with floral design, Persia, 15th century. Photo Sotheby's of deep round form with everted rim, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue with central lotus bud emanating scrolling foliate stems, within a border with same design and broken wave decoration to rim, the exterior with stylised foliate design; 38cm. diam. Estimation 30,000 — 40,000 GBP The peony, a classic Chinese motif, was re-interpreted on Chinese ceramics under the Emperor Yongle (1403-24) and became one of the Persian potters'... [Lire la suite]
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03 avril 2014

A Timurid blue and white pottery dish with cloud band design, Persia, 15th century

A Timurid blue and white pottery dish with cloud band design, Persia, 15th century. Photo Sotheby's of deep round form with everted, petalled rim with cloud band motifs, the underglaze cobalt blue design featuring a rosette with cloud band designs, foliate band to exterior; 41.5cm. diam. Estimation 30,000 — 40,000 GBP A similar dish, with a bracketed rim and central peonie flowerhead is in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, inv. no.562-1905. Whereas the V&A example is attributed to the early sixteenth century, the... [Lire la suite]


03 avril 2014

A Timurid blue and white pottery dish with geometric design, Persia, 15th century

A Timurid blue and white pottery dish with geometric design, Persia, 15th century. Photo Sotheby's of deep round form with everted rim, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue with an entwined geometric design filled with linear motifs; 38.7cm. diam. Estimation 30,000 — 40,000 GBP The cross-cultural influence between Persian and Chinese ceramic wares can be traced back to the ninth century through trade and the imitation of artistic motifs. During the Timurid period, local ceramic potters borrowed designs and patterns derived... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2014

An extremely rare carved rhinoceros horn 'Double Chilong' libation cup, Ming Dynasty, 15th century

An extremely rare carved rhinoceros horn 'Double Chilong' libation cup, Ming Dynasty, 15th century. Photo Sotheby's carved with a long-horned three-clawed chilong rising from swirling waves enveloping a conch, the dragon's sinuous body with a bifurcated tail wrapped around the base of the cup, its head peeking over the rim confronting with a smaller chilong clambering from the other side, The base carved with a design of a raging torrent rendered through narrow carved bands swirling out concentrically, the horn of a deep chestnut... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2014

A carved black and red guri lacquer bowlstand, Ming dynasty, 15th century

A carved black and red guri lacquer bowlstand, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Photo: Sotheby's of globular form with rounded sides collared with a six-lobed dish resembling a mallow flower, all supported on a hollow flared foot, deeply carved overall through thick layers of black and red lacquer, the foot and the bowl with five ruyi-head shaped pommels, the lobed dish with nine further pommels contained within a round lip and repeated on the underside, the layers of red lacquer appearing in two thin lines sandwiched between the... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2014

I.M. Chait March 23 Post-Asia Week Auction in Beverly Hills tops $2.3 million, led by $350K bronze

15th century early Ming Dynasty gilt-bronze Bodhisattva, 9-7/8 inches, the auction’s top lot, sold online for $350,000. I.M. Chait image. BEVERLY HILLS, CA.- While traditional Asian art categories held on to their most-favored status at I.M. Chait’s March 23, 2014 Post-Asia Week Auction, other buying trends were noted at the $2.36 million sale that would indicate collectors are exploring new avenues. All prices quotes are inclusive of a 22% buyer’s premium.  “Clearly, Asian art collectors are expanding their horizons beyond... [Lire la suite]


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