18 avril 2015

A pair of blue and white stem bowls, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century

A pair of blue and white stem bowls, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century. Estimate HK$200,000-400,000 (US$26,000-52,000). Unsold. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each is painted on the exterior of the bowl with a continuous garden scene depciting a man looking out from a roofed dwelling at two officials in conversation accompanied by a fan-holding attendant; the other side with another official riding on a horse, followed byan attendant carrying a zither. The interior is painted with a central medallion with a... [Lire la suite]
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11 avril 2015

A Kangxi turquoise-glazed vase with silver lid, China for the export market, 17th century

A Kangxi turquoise-glazed vase with silver lid, China for the export market, 17th century. Estimation  10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of baluster form with deep turquoise glaze, engraved and stamped silver foliate mounts and lid; 23.2cm. height. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, Londres, 22 avr. 2015
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11 avril 2015

A blue and white Kangxi porcelain pot for the export market, China, 17th century, with Ottoman mounts

A blue and white Kangxi porcelain pot for the export market, China, 17th century, with Ottoman mounts. Estimation  15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of slightly tapering cylindrical form with domed lid linked to handle with metal chain, the porcelain body with floral designs and fine, faceted spout, palmette-form metal mounts around edges; 19.6cm. height.; 10.5cm. diam. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, Londres, 22 avr. 2015
11 avril 2015

A yellow-ground green and aubergine-enameled 'Buddhist lion' bowl, Ming Dynasty, 17th century

A yellow-ground green and aubergine-enameled 'Buddhist lion' bowl, Ming Dynasty, 17th century.  Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo courtesy Sotheby's the deep rounded sides resting on a short foot, the exterior decorated in green and aubergine enamels and outlined in black with three lion roundels interspersed with stylised ruyi-shaped clouds and auspicious emblems with small areas left in white, the interior similarly enamelled in green and aubergine with sprays of lotus, camellia and... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2015

A rare gilt-bronze 'Manjusri and lion' group, Qing dynasty, 17th century 

A rare gilt-bronze 'Manjusri and lion' group, Qing dynasty, 17th century. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD (68,366 - 91,155 EUR). Photo Sotheby's the richly gilt bodhisattva cast seated upon a lotus throne in lalitasana with his right foot resting on a stylised double lotus bloom issuing from the base of the lotus throne, the right hand resting on the right knee in vitarka mudra with the left hand gently placed by the left leg, the serene face flanked by a pair of... [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]


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]