01 juin 2015

A blue and white 'Mythical beast' sprinkler, Ming dynasty, 16th century

A blue and white 'Mythical beast' sprinkler, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. well potted with a spherical body supported on a tall flaring foot, the top shaped like a lid with a small pointed finial, connected to a cup-shaped mouth by six curving tubes springing from the shoulder, the body decorated with three slender archaistic dragons, the loops decorated with alternating lattice and florets, the coup with chevron and pierced on top with six... [Lire la suite]

08 mai 2015

A gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 16th century

A gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Estimate £25,000 — 35,000 (33,913 - 47,478 €). Photo Sotheby's seated in dhyanasana, wearing a floral etched long flowing robe open at the chest to reveal a wan symbol, the face with gentle smile and framed by a high five-pointed crown, long flowing ribbons and large earrings, all seated on a separately-cast lotus pedestal base. Quantité: 3 - 35cm., 13 3/4 in. Note: This figure of the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2015

'Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden' exhibition on view at Buckingham Palace

Rembrandt van Rijn (Leiden 1606-Amsterdam 1669), Christ and St Mary Magdalen at the Tomb. Signed and dated 1638. Oil on panel, 61.0 x 49.5 cm (support, canvas/panel/str external), RCIN 404816. © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014  LONDON.- Whether a sacred sanctuary, a place for scientific study, a haven for the solitary thinker or a space for pure enjoyment and delight, gardens are where mankind and nature meet. A new exhibition at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace explores the many... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2015

A Longquan circular tripod censer, Ming Dynasty, 16th century

A Longquan circular tripod censer, Ming Dynasty, 16th century. Estimate HK$15,000 – HK$26,000 (US$1,943 - $3,368). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The cylindrical censer is sturdily potted with deep sides and raised on three short feet. It is covered with an even sea-green celadon glaze that continues over the rim onto the unglazed interior and over the underside onto the base stopping around an unglazed centre. 3 in. (7.5 cm.) diam.  Christie's. FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART FROM THE YAOGUSHANFANG... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2015

'Raku: The Cosmos in a Tea Bowl' opens at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Chōjirō (Raku I), Tea Bowl named 'Tarobo', 16th century, Red Raku ware; glazed ceramic, Urasenke Foundation. Photo: Masayuki Miyahara. LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents Raku: The Cosmos in a Tea Bowl. This exhibition comprises nearly 100 masterpieces with examples from all 15 generations and the subsequent generation of the Raku family, whose celebrated legacy continues to influence global ceramics. More than half of the ceramic objects in the exhibition are tea bowls. Other... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2015

A small blue and white 'Qilin' ewer, Ming Dynasty, 16th century

A small blue and white 'Qilin' ewer, Ming Dynasty, 16th century. Estimate $10,000 – $12,000. Unsold . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The ewer is painted in cobalt of inky-blue tones with a bud-shaped cartouche on each side of the pear-shaped body, each depicting a qilin pursuing a flaming pearl, one raising its head while the other turns its head over its back. The neck is decorated with upright plantain leaves above ribbon-tied lozenges. The handle is painted with further lozenges, which are repeated on... [Lire la suite]
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10 mars 2015

Walter Arader Himalayan Art at Asia Week New York 2015

Sitatapatra. Tibet, 18th century. Gilt Bronze. 19.9 inches (50.5 cm). Walter Arader Himalayan Art at Asia Week New York 2015. Padmasambhava. Tibet, Tsang Province, 15th Century. 8.6 inches (22 cm). Walter Arader Himalayan Art at Asia Week New York 2015.  Buddha at Vajrasana. Tibet, 16th Century. 10.5 inches (26.7 cm). Walter Arader Himalayan Art at Asia Week New York 2015. Walter Arader Himalayan Art (United States), « Fine Himalayan... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2015

A small polychrome 'Dragon-Fish' dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century

A small polychrome 'Dragon-Fish' dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the curved sides rising to slightly everted rim, on a tapered and undercut footring, the interior painted in iron-red, green, turquoise and yellow enamels with a lively winged dragon-fish chasing a flaming pearl within a double ring, the underside with two similar dragons amidst flaming cloud-scrolls, the base with an apocryphal six-character mark Zhengtong bingchen nian... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2015

A 'Fahua' 'Peony'  bowl, Ming dynasty, 16th century

A 'Fahua' 'Peony'  bowl, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the steeply rounded sides with finely applied trails of slip forming three large white flowering peony issuing from turquoise-glazed stems and leaves, all reserved on a deep aubergine ground, the rim and interior covered in an opaque turquoise glaze, Japanese Edo period wood box. Diameter 7 3/8  in., 18.9 cm Notes: Fahua wares from the time of their production in the latter half of... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2014

A mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer barbed dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century 

A mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer barbed dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The interior decorated with four elegant ladies standing beneath a willow tree in a lush gated garden with bamboo and rockwork below dense composite floral scroll in the petal-lobed well, the exterior with nine leafy S-shaped scrolls; 9 7/8 in. (25 cm.) diam., wood box. Estimate $15,000 - $20,000. Price Realized $18,750  Notes: Compare the mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer octagonal... [Lire la suite]