14 mai 2016

A Longquan celadon-glazed moulded ‘figural’ bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 524. A Longquan celadon-glazed moulded ‘figural’ bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Estimate £2,000-3,000 ($2,600-3,800). Unsold. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The deep bowl is moulded to the centre with a double fsh medallion encircled by panels enclosing various named characters from the Chinese play “The Tale of the Pipa” including the equestrian scholar Cai Bojie and the oficial Niu. 7 in. (17.7 cm.) diam. Provenance: Property from a Private American Collection, assembled prior to... [Lire la suite]

30 avril 2016

Exquisite objects from private hands lead Chinese Art Sale in London on 11 May

Lot 65. A Rare Gilt-Bronze Figure of Kapaladhara Hevajra, Ming Dynasty, 15th Century, 23cm. Estimate: £150,000-200,000 / HK$1,680,000-2,240,000. Photo Sotheby's LONDON.- On 11 May in London, Sotheby’s will bring to the market an exquisite selection of Chinese objects previously held in private hands. Featuring fine jades from an English private collection, early ceramics from Japanese collections, Chinese furniture from a European private collection, jades from the Fleischer collection, ceramics from the... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2016

A Longquan celadon dish, 15th century

Lot 21. A Longquan celadon dish, 15th century. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,600 - 3,800). Photo Bonhams. The interior carved with a bold lotus design, with a key fret border at the channeled rim, all covered with a typical unctuous olive hued glaze. 35.5cm (14in) diam. Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN ART, 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
29 avril 2016

A Longquan celadon fluted dish, 15th century

Lot 20. A Longquan celadon fluted dish, 15th century. Estimate £800 - 1,200 (€1,000 - 1,500). Photo Bonhams. The interior with fluted lines, surrounding a subtly carved floral motif, the dish rising to a scooped mouth rim. 34.2cm (13 1/2in) diam. Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN ART, 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
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29 avril 2016

A large Longquan celadon dish, 15th century

Lot 19. A large Longquan celadon dish, 15th century. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,600 - 3,800). Photo Bonhams. The charger with a subtly carved flower to the well, and scrolled border at the flat rim, all covered in a thick pea-green glaze, with a typical unglazed ring oxidised to an orange hue. 40.6cm (16in) diam. Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN ART, 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
22 avril 2016

A fine gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Vajrapani, Tibeto-Chinese, 15th century

Lot 5. A fine gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Vajrapani, Tibeto-Chinese, 15th century. Estimate 6 000/10 000 €. Photo Nagel standing in alidhasana on a separate cast lotus base, his right hand brandishing the vajra while the left shows tarjanimudra, wearing skirt, scarf floating around his shoulders with its streamers encircling the arms and its ends partly curling up, bejewelled, his face displaying a wrathful expression with protruding eyes below bushy eyebrows, beard and his hair combed in a chignon secured with a... [Lire la suite]

20 avril 2016

A 'Longquan' celadon carved jar, Ming Dynasty, 15th Century

Lot 345. A 'Longquan' celadon carved jar, Ming Dynasty, 15th Century. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the baluster body rising from a recessed base to a short straight neck, carved around the exterior with four large flower-filled quatrefoil panels, all above a band of elongated lotus leaves and below floral scroll and chevron bands at the shoulder and neck, covered overall in a bluish-green glaze save for the rim and base of the foot which have burnt an orange-red in the firing; 28 cm, 11... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2016

A very rare cinnabar lacquer 'mallet' vase, early Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 1. A very rare cinnabar lacquer 'mallet' vase, early Ming dynasty, 15th century. Estimate £15,000 – £20,000 ($21,225 - $28,300). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The body and neck of the vase are densely carved with various floral sprays including peony, chrysanthemum and camellia, below a key-fret border encircling the mouth rim. The dark brown base is incised with a six-character Da Ming Yongle nian zhi mark. 6 ¼ in. (16 cm.) high Provenance: The collection of Mrs M. Legrand (1883-1978),... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2016

Has France finally reclaimed famous historical martyr Joan of Arc's ring?

A 15th century ring believed to have been owned by the French heroine Joan of Arc is seen on a cushion during a ceremony on March 20, 2016 at the Puy du Fou historical theme park in Les Epesses, western France. The Puy du Fou foundation announced in early March 2016 to have bought the ring attributed to Joan of Arc and valued at 376,883 euros in Great Britain, but whose "authenticity could not be certified" by the L'Historial Jeanne d'Arc museum in Rouen. JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD / AFP.  ROUEN (AFP).- A ring thought to... [Lire la suite]
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20 mars 2016

A Longquan celadon dish with incised decoration, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 9152A, A Longquan celadon dish with incised decoration, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Estimate US$ 1,200 - 1,800 (€1,100 - 1,600). Photo Bonhams. Thickly molded with a barbed rim, curving reeded walls incised with a diffuse lotus flower pattern, the floor of the well stamped with a cash trellis pattern in a barbed frame of combed lines that repeat on the rim, the exterior finished with fluted walls above the wide foot ring and all surfaces covered with an olive green glaze except the cinnamon-burnt firing ring on... [Lire la suite]
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