26 février 2015

Christie's announces Asian Art Week featuring the Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth

 NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s Asian Art Week in New York will feature an unprecedented series of sales, lectures and public events led by the Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, the distinguished American scholar, dealer and collector whose groundbreaking work transformed the study and appreciation of Asian art around the world. The week will present property from several private collections of Indian and Southeast Asian works of art, Chinese paintings, and most notably from The Collection of Julia and John Curtis, a sale of... [Lire la suite]

23 février 2015

A large 'Longquan' celadon carved 'Peony' bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century

A large 'Longquan' celadon carved 'Peony' bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the elegantly potted steeply rounded sides vigorously carved on the exterior with a meander of flowering peony, the blooms encompassed by stems with broad curling leaves, reserved on a delicately combed ground, beneath a key-fret border encircling the rim, the interior finely carved with a wave pattern highlighted by further combed detail and an impressed central floral... [Lire la suite]
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]


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