28 avril 2017

A Ge-type glazed jar, guan, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 120. A Ge-type glazed jar, guan, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 8 ½ in. (21.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 10,288 - USD 15,432) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017.  The jar is glazed overall with a greenish-grey glaze suffused with two layers of crackle, one thick and dark, the other thin and golden, jinsitiexian, meaning gold floss and iron thread. The base with a diamond-shaped area left unglazed. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works of Art, 9 May... [Lire la suite]
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04 avril 2017

A carved cinnabar lacquer ‘peony’ box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 193. A carved cinnabar lacquer ‘peony’ box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th century, 2 3/4 in. (7 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000 (USD 12,927 - USD 19,390). Price realised HKD 100,000 (USD 12,927) © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. The metal-bodied box and cover are each carved with a peony blossom in the centre amidst smaller blooms and leaves. The interiors are applied with brown lacquer. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2017

A 'Longquan' celadon bamboo-neck vase, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 3049. A 'Longquan' celadon bamboo-neck vase, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Estimate: HKD200,000 - HKD300,000 (24,332 - 36,499 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's the pear-shaped body rising from a slightly splayed foot to a tall cylindrical neck, sweeping up to a wide everted rim, the exterior applied with horizontal fillets simulating bamboo, covered overall in a translucent sea-green glaze save for the footring fired to buff-orange - 25.1 cm, 9 7/8  in. Provenance: A Japanese private... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2017

A silver inlaid copper alloy figure of Sanggye Pel Tsang, Central Tibet, 15th century

Lot 3273. A silver inlaid copper alloy figure of Sanggye Pel Tsang, Central Tibet, 15th century. Estimate USD 100,000 ~ 150,000. Sold for US$ 319,500 (€295,778). Photo: Bonhams. Inscription translated, 'Homage to the omniscient Sang gye Pel, lord of the entire Doctrine. Good Fortune!'. 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm) highHimalayan Art Resources item no.2328 Note: The bronze is one of the finest known portraits in the Tsang style of Central Tibet, which favors non-gilt, brassy sculptures with incised... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2017

A large carved 'Longquan' celadon dish, Ming dynaty, 15th century

Lot 649. A large carved 'Longquan' celadon dish, Ming dynaty, 15th century. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's sturdily-potted, the gently rounded sides rising from a short footring to an everted rolled rim, carved to the interior with a trellis diaper medallion encircled by freely incised scrolling lotus, the underside undecorated, covered overall with a lustrous sea-green celadon glaze. Diameter 19 in., 48.3 cm. Provenance: Collection of Aileen Aderton (1904-2005), Maryland, acquired in... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2017

Vanderven Oriental Art at TEFAF Maastrich

Monumental seated Buddha, China, late Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th century. Gilded and painted stucco on a wooden base, 180 x 81 x 70 cm. Weight circa 350 kg © Vanderven Oriental Art. This Buddha is seated in the 'padmasana' lotus position with his hands in 'dhyana' mudra the gesture of absolute balance. The figure emits a sense of vastness and serenity in meditation. Simply dressed in a long, low slung robe which covers his legs, exposing his chest and tied at the waist. His shoulders are covered by a long cloak, which also... [Lire la suite]

08 mars 2017

A blue and white square cover, Ming Dynasty, 15th century

Lot 658. A blue and white square cover, Ming Dynasty, 15th century. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. well crafted with the shoulder gracefully curving to a square dome topped with an onion-shaped finial, painted in inky cobalt tones with curling vines issuing from the corners and sides of the shoulder and from the base of the finial, the finial painted blue with vertical white lines in reserve, all above a tapering base of circular form. Width 3 in., 7.6 cm Note: A cover of... [Lire la suite]
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05 mars 2017

Important Chinese Art from the Fujita Museum, 15 March 2017, New York

Chen Rong (active ca. 13th century) as catalogued in Shiqu Baoji, Six Dragons, (detail). Handscroll, ink on paper. Estimate: $1,200,000 - 1,800,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. New York – On March 15, Christie’s will offer Important Chinese Art from the Fujita Museum, a selection of 31 Chinese works of art, including highly important Shang and Zhou dynasty ritual bronzes, classical paintings, Buddhist stone sculptures, celadons and scholar’s objects. All of the works were collected by Denzaburō... [Lire la suite]
01 février 2017

Medieval Episcopal Ring “Joye Sans Fyn”, British, 15th century

Medieval Episcopal Ring “Joye Sans Fyn”, British, 15th century. Gold. Bezel 9 x 9 x 2 mm.; circumference 63/64 mm.; weight 13.3 g.; US size 10 ½; UK size U ½. Griffin Collection, L.2015.72.22 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
29 janvier 2017

Cusped Ring, North European, 15th century

Cusped Ring, North European, 15th century. Gold, hessonite garnet. Height 26.4 mm.; hoop inner diam. 20 mm.; hoop outer diam. 26 mm.; bezel 19 x 13 mm.; weight 12.34 g. Griffin Collection, L.2015.72.14. © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. When this ring was made, goldsmiths concentrated on showcasing the color and brilliance of gemstones. Here, the designer captures the deep, lustrous tones of the hessonite garnet. The ring itself is cast from a single piece of gold. The octagonal collar that holds the stone in place... [Lire la suite]
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