17 mai 2016

A Longquan celadon-glazed 'luduan' incense burner and cover, 16th century

Lot 57. A Longquan celadon-glazed 'luduan' incense burner and cover, 16th century. Sold for £3,125 (€3,998). Photo: Sotheby's. The mythical beast standing four-square with a bulbous body intricately incised with scales and flames, the cover shaped as the animal's head with bulging eyes, a single horn, mouth agape and flowing mane below the chin, covered overall with a lustrous green glaze, Japanese wood box. 13cm (5 1/8in) high (3). Bonhams. AUCTION 23237: FINE CHINESE ART, LONDON, NEW BOND... [Lire la suite]

11 mai 2016

A rare cinnabar lacquer ‘Mythical Beast’ bowl, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 276. A rare cinnabar lacquer  ‘Mythical Beast’ bowl, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's the rounded sides rising from a short foot to a flared rim, carved to the exterior with mythical beasts striding amongst cresting waves and jagged rocks above a keyfret band, the interior lined with silvered metal; 11.8 cm, 4 5/8 in. Provenance: Roger Keverne, London. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 11 mai 2016, 10:00 AM
11 mai 2016

A cinnabar lacquer stationery box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 50. A cinnabar lacquer stationery box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 10,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's of large rectangular form, the flat upper surface with two wasps among flowering chrysanthemum blooms issuing from a large garden rock on a riverbank, two cranes perched on the opposite side with two butterflies in flight above, all against a diapered ground, the sides deftly carved through the layers with flowering peony, the interior and base... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2016

A blue and white ‘qilin’ dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 244. A blue and white ‘qilin’ dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP (5,108 - 7,663 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the rounded sides supported on a tapered foot, freely painted to the interior with a central medallion enclosing a galloping qilin, encircled by four detached grape vines below a trellis band, the exterior similarly decorated with a  lotus scroll; 35.8 cm, 14 1/8  in. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 11 mai 2016, 10:00 AM
13 avril 2016

A fine carved jade pendant, Persia or Turkey, 16th century

Lot 126. A fine carved jade pendant, Persia or Turkey, 16th century. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2016. carved in the form of a palmette with cusped edges, both sides incised with an arabesque of scrolling tendrils issuing split-palmettes and buds, horizontal drill-hole to top for hanging; 6cm.  Note: Jade (yashm) was prized for its prophylactic as well as its visual qualities. It was believed to detect poison, cure eye disease and stomach illness, and to protect... [Lire la suite]
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09 avril 2016

An exceptional dagger, Turkey, 16th century, with Mughal jade hilt, India, 17th-18th century

Lot 158. An exceptional dagger with fine openwork gold-inlaid steel blade with inscriptions, Turkey, 16th century, with Mughal jade hilt, India, 17th-18th century. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 GBP (253,420 — 380,130 EUR). Photo Sotheby's the double-edged blade gently curved with a swelled tip, with central open-worked groove, the raised panel at the forte decorated on one side with gold-inlaid scrolling flowers, decorated en-suite at the tip of the blade, two lines of inscriptions... [Lire la suite]
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22 mars 2016

Exhibition at Saint Louis Art Museum highlights carpets and tents from the Ballard collection

Small Octagonal Pavilion Tent, probably late 19th or early 20th century; Persian; silk, cotton, and metallic yarns; 11 feet 4 inches x 13 feet 4 inches x 13 feet 4 inches; Saint Louis Art Museum, Gift of James F. Ballard 132:1929a,b. SAINT LOUIS, MO.- The Saint Louis Art Museum is presenting The Carpet and the Connoisseur: The James F. Ballard Collection of Oriental Rugs, a major exhibition highlighting the extraordinary range of Oriental carpets assembled by an early 20th-century American collector who set a new standard... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2016

A Vietnamese olive-green-glazed jar, 16th century

Lot 1561, A Vietnamese olive-green-glazed jar, 16th century. Estimate 1,500 — 2,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of ovoid form, incised with bands of scrolling foliage, the shoulder applied with four rope-twist lug handles, surrounding the lipped mouth. Height 13 1/4  in., 34.2 cm Provenance: Jane Baum Interiors, New York, 6th February, 1980.Acquired from the above by A. Alfred Taubman. Note: A similar jar is illustrated in John Stevenson and John Guy, Vietnamese Ceramics: A Separate... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2016

George Gund III bequeaths significant collection of Japanese art to Cleveland Museum of Art and Asian Art Museum

Scholar’s pavilion by a stream, by Uragami Gyokudo (Japanese, 1745–1820). Ink on paper. Asian Art Museum, Gift from The Collection of George Gund III, R2015.38.28. Photograph © Asian Art Museum. CLEVELAND, OH.- More than 200 artworks, predominately Japanese ink paintings and calligraphy, have joined the collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. These works, which include a number of rare and important masterpieces, constitute a bequest of the collection of George Gund III... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2016

An extremely rare and large chenxiangmu ‘rock’-libation cup, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 1140, An extremely rare and large chenxiangmu ‘rock’-libation cup, Ming dynasty, 16th century, inscribed by Qu Yingshao (1779-1850) and Zhong Menghong (circa 1843). Estimate USD 40,000 ~ 60,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The chenxiangmu 'rock' is beautifully shaped in the form of a vertical mountain peak with vertical grooves and ridges, and the concave underside is covered in black lacquer and could function as a wine measure when upended. The sides are incised with four... [Lire la suite]