18 juin 2016

A large blue and white vase, China, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 67. A large blue and white vase, China, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Estimation 1 000 € - 1 500 €. Photo Artcurial GRAND VASE EN PORCELAINE BLEU BLANC, CHINE, DYNASTIE MING, XVIe SIÈCLE  La panse ovoïde, décorée de sept sages dans une forêt de bambous (Zhu Lin Qi Xian), l'épaulement orné de cartouches de fruits sur fond géométrique, la base, de pétales stylisés - H. : 41,5 cm (16 ¼ in.)   Art d'Asie, le 21 Juin 2016 à 14h00, ARTCURIAL, 75008 PARIS (FRANCE)

07 juin 2016

A greyish-white glazed bowl, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 532. A greyish-white glazed bowl, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Estimate: 1,500 EUR - 2,000 EUR. Photo Kunsthaus Lempertz Height 5.3 cmProvenance: Hugh M. Moss Ltd. (paper label) Kunsthaus Lempertz. Asian Art. Jun 10, 2016 10:00 CEST - Jun 11, 2016 10:00 CEST
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04 juin 2016

A rare Dehua figure of seated Damo, Ming dynasty, 16th century, impressed He Chaozong mark

Lot 3324. A rare Dehua figure of seated Damo, Ming dynasty, 16th century, impressed He Chaozong mark. Estimate HK$1,000,000 - HK$1,500,000 ($129,337 - $194,006). Price Realized HK$2,680,000 ($346,517). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.   The figure is superbly potted seated on a woven mat with voluminous robes gathered closely around him, with only his chest and one foot exposed, his eyes closed in meditation. The back is impressed with a double gourd-shaped He Chaozong seal mark. 9 in. (22.8 cm.)... [Lire la suite]
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]