10 novembre 2017

An incised white-glazed 'phoenix' jar, 16th century

Lot 275. An incised white-glazed 'phoenix' jar, 16th century. 17.2cm (6 3/4in) high. Estimate  GBP  2,000 ~ 3,000. Sold for £13,750 (€15,559). Photo: Bonhams. Of stoutly potted wide-shouldered form, lightly incised around the sides with a pair of stylised phoenixes amidst wispy clouds, above a broad lappet border, the glaze of creamy-white tone.  Provenance: an English private collection Note: A similar white glazed jar, Ming dynasty, incised with dragons is published in... [Lire la suite]

02 novembre 2017

A blue-laced armor with a do-maru

Lot 481. A blue-laced armor with a do-maru. The helmet bowl Muromachi period (1333-1573), 16th century, the armor Edo period (1615-1868), 19th century. Sold for US$ 27,500 (€23,615). Photo: Bonhams. The component parts all decorated in black, textured leather and laced in blue with purple and orange highlights, the 16-plate russet-iron suji bachi decorated in kata-jiro style with gilt-metal shinodare extending down from the four-stage tehen kanamono, the surfaces carved with... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2017

A fine armor with a Myochin helmet

Lot 482. A fine armor with a Myochin helmet. The helmet by Myochin Katsuie, Muromachi period (1333-1573), 16th century, the armor Edo period (1615-1868), 18th century. Sold for US$ 37,500 (€32,202). Photo: Bonhams. The black-lacquer nerikawa armor laced in green with white and orange highlights and comprising a finely mounted 32-plate hoshi kabuto lacquered black and fitted with a five-stage gilt-copper and shakudochrysanthemum tehen kanamono, the mabizashi and the... [Lire la suite]
30 octobre 2017

A blue and white 'Fish' dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 245. A blue and white 'Fish' dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century. 14.7 cm, 5 13/16  in. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising to an everted rim, the interior with a medallion of a carp leaping above crashing waves towards a flaming pearl, enclosed by a diamond border at the rim, the exterior with a band of fruiting branches and birds, the base with the inscription dong quan wang ji in underglaze blue. Note: A similar bowl in the San Diego Museum of Art is... [Lire la suite]
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29 octobre 2017

A pair of white-glazed meiping, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 248. A pair of white-glazed meiping, Ming dynasty, 16th century. each 21 cm, 8 1/4  in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. evenly potted with the full rounded shoulders rising at a gently flared angle from the base and sweeping to a short waisted neck, covered overall with a smooth white glaze, continuing over the mouth rim, the base left unglazed to reveal the white body. Quantity: 2 Provenance: Collection of Warren E. Cox.Collection of Ira and Nancy Koger. ... [Lire la suite]
16 octobre 2017

Jorge Welsh will present new exhibition 'Turn of the Sea: Art from the Eastern Trade Routes' at 20 years Asian Art in London

José Maria Gonsalves (atrib.), Two Views of Goa, India, Goa, 1830s. Oil on canvas. H. 64 cm W. 50 cm © Jorge Welsh LONDON - The exhibition Turn of the Sea: Art from the Eastern Trade Routes focuses on the period between the 16th and the 19th century and displays works of art that were not only the result, but also contributed to the creation of global connections. Included in the exhibition are works of art from Benin, Kongo, India, Sri Lanka, China and Japan, that illustrate and highlight... [Lire la suite]

13 octobre 2017

A pair of Iberian parcel-gilt silver chargers, 16th century

Lot 102. A pair of Iberian parcel-gilt silver chargers, 16th century. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. circular, corded silver-gilt rim, the silver-gilt bombé centre engraved with the Arms of the Avalos family,unmarked; 40cm., 15 3/4 in. diameter; 2950gr., 94oz. 16dwt. Note: The Avalos family was a Spanish family originating from Castille whose members were prominent figures of the Renaissance. Alfonso de Avalos y de Aquino (1502-1546) was under the service of... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2017

A selection of cosmetic boxes from the Dexinshuwu Collection at Christie's Hong Kong

Lot 32. A celadon lotus-form box and cover, Six Dynasties (220-560), 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000 (USD 38,584 - USD 64,307). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  Provenance: Acquired in Taipei in 1988 Property of the Dexinshuwu Collection. Lot 33. A small blue-glazed reserve-decorated circular box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907), 2 1/2 in. (6.3 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000 (USD 38,584 -... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2017

A rare iron-red, green, yellow and turquoise-glazed vase, meiping, Late Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 1183. A rare iron-red, green, yellow and turquoise-glazed vase, meiping, Late Ming dynasty, 16th century, 9 ½ in. (24.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The vase is decorated predominantly in iron red and green with small touches of yellow and turquoise glaze, the upper register with two pairs of four-clawed dragons contesting a flaming pearl amidst ruyi-form clouds and above waves crashing against rocks, and the lower register with two phoenixes with long,... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2017

A Vietnamese blue and white "Flower" circular dish, 16th century

Lot 183. A Vietnamese blue and white "Flower" circular dish, 16th century. D: 9 1/4 in., 23.5cm. Est: $800 - $1,200 © Freeman’s Provenance: Property from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Gaylord and Pamela Watkins. Acquired from KenSoon Asiatic Art Pte Ltd., Singapore, Feburary 7th, 2009.   FREEMAN’S, SEPTEMBER 9, 2017, 10:00 AM EST, PHILADELPHIA, PA, US