23 août 2017

Marchant's Rare Longquan Celadons from the 14th and Early 15th Century at Christie's New York, 14 September 2017

The current sale includes a particularly interesting group of Yuan and early Ming celadon wares from the Longquan kilns, which includes some pieces which are extremely rare. Yuan and early Ming Longquan celadons have come to prominence in recent years due to new research, the important exhibition of Ming dynasty Longquan celadon wares, Bilu – Mingdai Longquanyao qingci 碧綠—明代龍泉窯 青瓷 (Green – Longquan Celadons of the Ming), at the National Palace Museum, Taipei in 2009, and the sale of a small number of important pieces in major... [Lire la suite]

14 août 2017

Three-color glazed jar with design of figures, Ming Dynasty, 15th-16th century

Three-color glazed jar with design of figures, Ming Dynasty, 15th-16th century. H. 30.8, mouth D. 17.8, bottom D. 24.2. Gift of Mr. Yamamoto Takashi, TG2350. Important Art Object. © 2004-2017 Tokyo National Museum
11 août 2017

A large Longquan celadon carved bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century,

Lot 813. A large Longquan celadon carved bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century, 10 3/8 in. (26.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 50,000.© Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The heavily-potted bowl has deep, rounded sides, and is incised in the center of the interior with a chrysanthemum medallion below a band of lotus scrolls in the well. The exterior is similarly carved with further lotus scrolls above a band of key fret on the foot. The bowl is covered allover with a... [Lire la suite]
10 août 2017

A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'stamped' bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 334. A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'stamped' bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century, 17.5cm., 6 7/8 in. Estimate 500 — 700 GBP. Lot sold 1,063 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's the robustly potted hemispherical body rising from a short straight foot, the interior with a broad stamped band of seated, standing and equestrian historical figures below a key-fret band, the exterior with a key-fret band at the rim and covered overall with a thick bluish-green glaze save for the base. Sotheby's. Masterpieces of Chinese... [Lire la suite]
21 juillet 2017

A blue and white 'Windswept' jar, guan, 15th-16th century 

Lot 261. A blue and white 'Windswept' jar, guan, 15th-16th century, 10 in. (25.3 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 43,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011  Of baluster form, painted in underglaze cobalt blue with an official on horseback between two attendants carrying various utensils, approaching a tiered pavilion in a landscape with dense scrolling clouds, all between a band of upright leaves and classic lotus scroll.  Christie's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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19 mai 2017

A fine bronze figure of Manjushri, China, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 478. A fine bronze figure of Manjushri, China, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century, 40 cm. Estimate 20 000-30 000 €. Photo Nagel seated in vajrasana on a lotus base with both hands in vitarkamudra, holding each a stem of a lotus which flowers along his upper arms supporting the manuscript and originally the sword, wearing dhoti, its border finely incised with scrolling tendrils, scarf draped around the shoulders, its streamers encircling both arms while the finials fall over the rim of the base, bejewelled, his face displaying a... [Lire la suite]

30 avril 2017

600-year-old rare lacquer dish leads Sotheby's Chinese Art Sales in London

Lot 138. A Magnificent and Extremely Rare Large Carved Cinnabar Lacquer Dish, Late Yuan-Early Ming Dynasty, 44.5cm. Est. £400,000-600,000 / HK$3,860,000-5,790,000. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- Following an outstanding year in Chinese art, Sotheby’s Important Chinese Art auction in London on 10 May 2017 showcases a selection of notable Chinese ceramics and works of art across the disciplines of imperial porcelain, lacquer, jade and Buddhist sculpture. Skilfully crafted and spanning China's long and rich... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2017

A 'tixi' lacquer seven-tiered box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 145. A 'tixi' lacquer seven-tiered box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 30 cm, 11 3/4  in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  of quatrelobed section and supported on a short foot, the exterior deeply carved through multiple alternating layers of black and red lacquer, the cover with two rows of robust ruyi-shaped cloud scrolls enclosing a five-pointed star, each tier with a single row of scrolls alternating on each level between pendant... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2017

A gilt copper alloy figure of the Fifth Karmapa, Deshin Shekpa, Tibet, 15th-16th century

Lot 3243. A gilt copper alloy figure of the Fifth Karmapa, Deshin Shekpa, Tibet, 15th-16th century. Estimate USD 150,000 ~ 200,000. Sold for US$ 343,500 (€317,996). Photo: Bonhams. Inscription translated, 'I prostrate at the feet of Lord Deshin Shekpa'. 7 1/8 in. (18 cm) highHimalayan Art Resources item no.2265 Note: The 14th century witnessed the fall of the Yuan (1271-1368) and the rise of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Seeing the spiritual and political merits of forming alliances with... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2017

Carole Davenport at Asian Week New York, 9-18 march 2017

JIZO BOSATSU,  Japan, 9th to 10th century, solid woodblock construction of aromatic wood with traces of gesso, lacquer and paint and gilding, 33 cm high © Carole Davenport Shinto attendant figure, Kamakura period, circa 12th century. Wood with traces of lacquer and pigment. 33 cm high. © Carole Davenport Enmei-Kaja Noh Mask, 15th-16th century. Wood with gesso and pigment © Carole Davenport Carole Davenport (New York, NY), THEN NOW / Meet Hiroyuki Asano... [Lire la suite]