22 janvier 2017

Galerie Jean-Christophe Charbonnier. Stand 114c. Brafa Art Fair, 21-29 janvier 2017

Sakatsura ebira 逆頬箙. First half of the Edo Period. H 39 cm. Courtesy Galerie Jean-Christophe Charbonnier A high ranking quiver covered in wild boar hair (sakatsura ebira). It is decorated on the front and sides with shakudô and gold kanamono Provenance: private collection; collection of the Kôzu Foundation in Kyôto (Kôzu Kobunka Kaikan) Ô-boshi, Muromachi period, 15th century. Courtesy Galerie Jean-Christophe Charbonnier A hemispherical (ô-boshi) russet iron bowl with 34 plates. With sword scars... [Lire la suite]

20 décembre 2016

Ring, English, 15th century

Lot 2. Ring, English, 15th century. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 17,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's  inscribed in Gothic script on the outside of the bezel: kar bien . et . male . toutdy . ne . dure (As good and evil always endure) and on the inside of the bezel: + Coies Imale . en . nostre . coer (Quiet the evil in our heart), and traces of enamel - gold, set with a sapphire - ring size: Q - exterior diameter: 22mm., 7/8 in.. ... [Lire la suite]
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14 décembre 2016

A large Longquan celadon carved 'lotus' charger, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 3022. A large Longquan celadon carved 'lotus' charger, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000 (USD 65,000 - USD 90,000). Price Realised HKD 560,000 (USD 72,227). © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Sturdily potted, the centre carved with a single lotus spray below a band of narrow fluted petals in the well and foliate scroll carved on the everted rim, the exterior carved with a band of petals, covered overall with a glaze of sea-green tone except for an unglazed ring on the base... [Lire la suite]
12 décembre 2016

A large carved ‘Longquan’ celadon bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 654. A large carved ‘Longquan’ celadon bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 112,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. carved to the exterior with undulating leafy floral scrolls below a key-fret band at the rim, the interior centred with a diapered medallion surrounded by crested waves, covered overall with an olive-green glaze - 29.3 cm, 11 1/2  in. Provenance: Nicholas Pitcher Oriental Art Ltd., London. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 02 Dec 2016 
16 octobre 2016

A Longquan celadon-glazed 'lotus' dish, 15th century

Lot 12. A Longquan celadon-glazed 'lotus' dish, 15th century. Estimate £8,000 - 12,000 (€8,900 - 13,000). Photo: Bonhams. Robustly potted with shallow rounded sides, the interior boldly carved with a single lotus spray within a double line medallion, covered overall in a lustrous sea-green glaze, a wide unglazed ring on the base burnt orange-brown. 44cm (17 2/8in) diam.  Note: Compare with a related Longquan celadon-glazed dish with a very similar design of lotus in the central medallion, 15th/16th... [Lire la suite]
09 octobre 2016

A blue and white lobed 'figures and lança characters' bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century, Interregnum period (1436-1464)

   Lot 3723. A blue and white lobed 'figures and lança characters' bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century, Interregnum period (1436-1464). Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 250,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. with steep rounded sides divided into eight bracket foliations supported on short tapered foot, vividly painted in deep 'heaping and piling' cobalt tones, the interior with a scholar seated on a rocky promontory encircled by tumultuous waves, below... [Lire la suite]

08 octobre 2016

'Korean Ceramics: From Archaeology to Art History' at Princeton University Art Museum

Maebyong vessel (detail), 12th–13th century, Korean, Goryeo dynasty, 918–1392. Stoneware with inlaid decoration of crane and clouds under celadon glaze; h. 36.0 cm., diam. 21.0 cm. (14 3/16 x 8 1/4 in.). Museum purchase, Trumbull-Prime Fund (y1929-406) © 2016 The Trustees of Princeton University PRINCETON, NJ.- The ceramics in this installation not only highlight the technological and artistic developments that occurred over two millennia on the Korean Peninsula but also demonstrate the complex... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2016

A large carved and moulded Longquan celadon barbed-rim dish, early Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 138. A large carved and moulded Longquan celadon barbed-rim dish, early Ming dynasty, 15th century. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000 (USD 12,952 - USD 19,429). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The dish is carved to the interior with a barbed-rim cartouche enclosing flowers, the fluted cavetto carved with a floral scroll, covered overall with a thick sea-green glaze, the base with an unglazed ring; 13 5/8 in. (34.7 cm.) diam., box Property from a private Hong Kong collector Christie's. The... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2016

A Longquan celadon tripod censer, Ming Dynasty, 15th century

Lot 132. A Longquan celadon tripod censer, Ming Dynasty, 15th century. Estimate HKD 160,000 - HKD 200,000 (USD 20,721 - USD 25,902). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The censer is raised on three mask supports and decorated around the compressed body with a geometric design and set with two rope twist handles. 9 3/4 in. (25 cm.) diam., reticulated silver cover, Japanese wood box. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 October 2016, Hong Kong
25 septembre 2016

A carved Longquan celadon barrel-form stool, Ming Dynasty, 15th century

Lot 128. A carved Longquan celadon barrel-form stool, Ming Dynasty, 15th century. Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 250,000 (USD 23,311 - USD 32,377). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The stool is covered overall in a glaze of olive-green tone with the exception of the foot rim, revealing an orange colour. 14 in. (35.6 cm.) high. Provenance: A Japanese private collection, Kyoto, acquired in the 1970s Note: A Longquan celadon stool of very similar form but decorated with a band of floral scroll on... [Lire la suite]