22 mai 2015

A rare Longquan green-glazed reticulated garden seat, 15th century

A rare Longquan green-glazed reticulated garden seat, 15th century. Estimate HK$ 250,000 - 350,000 (€29,000 - 41,000). Photo: Bonhams. Of barrel-form with a convex top incised with a diamond diaper pattern, decorated around the body with a wide reticulated band of a pair of Buddhist lions, each grasping a ribbon issuing from a brocade ball and interspersed by large plantain and peony sprays, all between bands of key-frets, raised floral bosses, floral and concentric scroll bands, all covered in an olive green... [Lire la suite]

10 mai 2015

A large Longquan celadon-glazed carved dish, 15th century

A large Longquan celadon-glazed carved dish, 15th century. Estimate £6,000 - 8,000 (€8,200 - 11,000). Photo: Bonhams. The heavily potted dish incised to the centre with a cash and trellis diaper design, the gently rounded sides boldly carved to the interior with scrolling peonies, all beneath a dish-shaped rim incised with scrolling motifs, the exterior left plain, covered overall in a thick olive-green glaze pooling in the recesses.45.5cm (17 7/8in) diam. Provenance: a European private collection  ... [Lire la suite]
07 mai 2015

A large Famille Rose dish, 18th century, the porcelain 15th century

A large Famille Rose dish, 18th century, the porcelain 15th century. Estimate £7,000 – £10,000 ($10,640 - $15,200). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The interior of the dish is decorated with three female immortals in a garden setting beside a deer pulling a small cart with auspicious fruit, all below a further immortal seated on the back of a phoenix in flight. The cavetto has eight shaped cartouches containing flowers, antiques and figures in exterior scenes. 15 in. (38.2 cm.) diam. Provenance: The... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2015

A Longquan celadon-glazed ‘Phoenix tail’ vase, Ming dynasty, 15th century

A Longquan celadon-glazed ‘Phoenix tail’ vase, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Estimate £5,000 – £7,000 ($7,670 - $10,738). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bulbous body and the neck of the elegantly potted vase are incised with bold patterns of large flower heads and associated leaves. It is covered overall in a soft pale celadon glaze infused with a network of crackles. 19¾ in. (50.3 cm.) high. Provenance: Collection of the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover; gifted to the Hood Museum of Art by Evelyn Annenberg... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2015

Chinese Huanghuali furniture fetches soaring prices at Bonhams

A Huanghuali kang table, 18th century. The two-board top set into a mitered, mortise and tenon frame over elaborate shaped aprons carved in high relief with centered addorsed brackets framed by disintegrated zoomorphs and cloud scrolls over a beaded border extending through the cabriole legs. 17 1/8 x 52 3/4 x 30 1/4in (43.5 x 134 x 76.8cm). Sold for: $341,000  (€321,941). Photo: Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- The Chinese Works of Art from the Scholar’s Studio sale at Bonhams totaled $2.89 million that... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

More than $5.7 million realized at Bonhams' Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art Auction

  A gilt copper alloy deity from a Vajrabhairava shrine, Yongle period, 15th century. Sold for: $893,000. Photo: Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams’ Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian auction on March 16 fetched a total of $5.73 million. Himalayan Works of Art were hotly contested and top quality works in every section achieved high prices in the packed standing-room-only sales room. The highest-selling lot of the evening was a 15th century gilt copper alloy deity from a Vajrabhairava shrine, which sold for... [Lire la suite]


10 mars 2015

Galerie Hioco, 'Art of India and Nepal and Dong Son Bronzes' at Asia Week New York 2015.

Gandhara head of Buddha in grey schist, Circa 2nd century AD. Height: 24.5 cm (9 5/8 inches). Galerie Hioco at Asia Week New York 2015.  Jina Tirthankara. India, Rajasthan or Gujarat, 11th century. Sandstone. Height: 39 ⅜ inches (100 cm). Galerie Hioco at Asia Week New York 2015.  Chintamani Lokeshvara. Nepal, Kathmandu Valley, 15th century. Polychrome wood. Height: 26 ½ inches (67 cm). Galerie Hioco at Asia Week New York 2015.    Stele of Vishnu. India,... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2015

Carole Davenport, 'Fabulous Beings: Japan & China & Sculpture by Hiroyuki Asano' at Asia Week New York 2015

Maruyama Okyo (1733-1795), Scroll painting of Two Tigers (detail). Ink and colors on silk, 57 in high by 33 in wide (145 cm by 84 cm). Signed and dated 1769. Carole Davenport at Asia Week New York 2015.  Pair of Koma Inu. Japan, Muromachi Period, 15th century. Wood. Height: 13 inches (33 cm). Carole Davenport at Asia Week New York 2015.  Kakebotoke. Icon Plaque. Japan, Muromachi period. Six Manifestations of Kannon. Carole Davenport at Asia Week New York... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2015

Walter Arader Himalayan Art at Asia Week New York 2015

Sitatapatra. Tibet, 18th century. Gilt Bronze. 19.9 inches (50.5 cm). Walter Arader Himalayan Art at Asia Week New York 2015. Padmasambhava. Tibet, Tsang Province, 15th Century. 8.6 inches (22 cm). Walter Arader Himalayan Art at Asia Week New York 2015.  Buddha at Vajrasana. Tibet, 16th Century. 10.5 inches (26.7 cm). Walter Arader Himalayan Art at Asia Week New York 2015. Walter Arader Himalayan Art (United States), « Fine Himalayan... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2015

Continental, English & Middle Eastern books and manuscripts to be offered at Bloomsbury Auctions

  A collection of 126 leaves from a 15th century illuminated Mamluk Qur’an. Estimate £12,000-18,000. Photo Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions. LONDON.- Bloomsbury Auctions present their sale of Continental, English & Middle Eastern Books & Manuscripts on Thursday 19th March in London at their saleroom in Mayfair. The sale charts the development of printing on the continent and in England, with works dating from the 1470s up until the 18th century.  Particularly in vogue after the release of... [Lire la suite]