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]

20 mars 2015

An unusually large Dehua bottle vase, China, late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century

An unusually large Dehua bottle vase, China, late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century. Estimate $10,000 - $15,000. Price Realized $43,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 With globular body and tall cylindrical neck, covered inside and out with a creamy white glaze - 13 7/8 in. (35.3 cm.) high, wood stand  The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York. Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH PART III - CHINESE WORKS OF ART: QING CERAMICS, GLASS AND JADE CARVINGS, 19 March... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2015

A Dehua bombé censer, China, late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century

A Dehua bombé censer, China, late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Price Realized $10,625 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The compressed globular body with two lion-mask handles, the base with an apocryphal Chenghua seal mark - 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) diameter The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York. Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH PART III - CHINESE WORKS OF ART: QING CERAMICS, GLASS AND JADE CARVINGS, 19 March 2015, New York,... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2015

A small Dehua lotus leaf-form brush washer, China, late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century

A small Dehua lotus leaf-form brush washer, China, late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Price Realized $35,000 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Modeled in the form of a lotus leaf with an elegant stem beginning in the center and continuing around the bottom to the base, where it bears a partially open bud terminating in a flower blossom - 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) long Provenance: The Percival David Collection, London. The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2015

Rare Kamakura-period flask leads Fine Japanese & Korean Works of Art Sale at Bonhams

A large and rare Ko-Seto heishi (flask), Kamakura period (early 14th century), 12 1/16in (30.5cm) high. Sold for: $275,000. Photo: Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams ended its Asia week sales in style when the Fine Japanese & Korean Works of Art on March 18 made more than $1.3 million. The rarest item on offer, an early 14th century large Japanese Ko-Seto heishi (flask), fetched $275,000 and was the top lot of the day. “Today’s sale of the important ko-seto flask underscores Bonhams’ commitment to bringing important... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2015

A Huanghuali yokeback armchair (sichutou guanmaoyi), Ming dynasty, 17th century

A Huanghuali yokeback armchair (sichutou guanmaoyi), Ming dynasty, 17th century. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 USD. Lot sold 187,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's the solidly carved toprail with shaped yoke and upswept flat ends supported on corner posts which continue through to the back legs, centered by a thick, attractively grained S-shaped rectangular back splat, the elongated serpentine arms supported by curved stiles and posts, the hard mat seat above the round-section front legs joined... [Lire la suite]


17 mars 2015

A rare large huanghuali folding stool, jiaowu, China, Ming dynasty, 17th century

A rare large huanghuali folding stool, jiaowu, China, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Estimate $300,000 – $500,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The upper frame comprised of two elegantly shaped horizontal members carved with confronted chilong framing the woven seat, supported on four legs of rounded section joined at the center by pins secured with baitong hardware, the legs secured to the horizontal feet with similar hardware and flanking the footrest, set with ruyi-head corner mounts and a... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2015

A rare 'four-corners-exposed' official's hat arm chair, sichutouguanmaoyi, China, Ming dynasty, 17th century

A rare 'four-corners-exposed' official's hat arm chair, sichutouguanmaoyi, China, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Estimate $300,000 – $500,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The elegantly shaped, protruding crestrail supported on a well-figured S-shaped splat and gracefully curving rear posts continuing to form the rear legs, the curved arm rails supported on tapering vertical stiles and extending beyond the front posts, the huanghuali seat within the rectangular frame above beaded aprons and spandrels,... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2015

A rare large huanghuali recessed leg table, pingtou’an, China, Ming dynasty, 17th century

A rare large huanghuali recessed leg table, pingtou’an, China, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Estimate $400,000 – $600,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The single-panel top set within the wide rectangular frame with ice-plate edge, above plain aprons and cloud shaped spandrels, the whole supported on thick beaded rectangular legs joined by pairs of stretchers of conforming shape - 32 3/8 in. (82.2 cm.) high, 82 ½ in. (209.6 cm.) wide, 22 ¼ in. (56.5 cm.) deep  Provenance: The Collection... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2015

A very rare huanghuali waisted rectangular corner-leg games table, China, Ming dynasty, 17th century

A very rare huanghuali waisted rectangular corner-leg games table, China, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Estimate $500,000 – $700,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The rectangular removable top conceals a rectangular recess for a shuanglu board, now lacking, and gaming boards and two cylindrical game piece cups, the whole supported on a narrow waist above a pair of drawers with baitongmounts and raised on beaded legs of square section joined by humpback stretchers and terminating in hoof... [Lire la suite]


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