18 mai 2016

A fine yellow and green-enamelled lotus bowl, Jiajing six-character mark, 17th century

Lot 73. A fine yellow and green-enamelled lotus bowl, Jiajing six-character mark, 17th century. Sold for £16,250 (€20,971). Photo: Bonhams. With deep rounded sides rising steeply from a narrow foot, vividly decorated in the interior and exterior with lotus blooms in aubergine enamels, issuing from leafy sprigs in emerald-green, all on a yellow-lemon ground, the straight foot further decorated with floral scrolls beneath upright curling petal lappets, Japanese box.18.3cm (7 1/4in) diam. (3).  Provenance:... [Lire la suite]

18 mai 2016

A fine blanc-de-chine figure of Guandi, 17th century

Lot 61. A fine blanc-de-chine figure of Guandi, 17th century. Estimate £20,000 - 30,000 (€26,000 - 38,000). Unsold. Photo: Bonhams. The figure finely modelled wearing a cloth cap tied in a simple knot over the head with two trailing ribbons, the face with frowning brows and the mouth surrounded by holes for a moustache and beard, the hands held to one side and concealed beneath long flowing robes, all covered in a rich creamy glaze, wood stand. 36cm (14 1/8in) high (2). Notes: The figure represents... [Lire la suite]
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18 mai 2016

A rare blanc-de-chine figure of Damo, 17th century

Lot 59. A rare blanc-de-chine figure of Damo, 17th century. Estimate £20,000 - 30,000 (€26,000 - 38,000). Unsold. Photo: Bonhams. Finely moulded standing barefoot on a reed and vase of lotus floating above tempestuous swirling waves, his hands clasped beneath the voluminous folds of his long robes draped from his rounded shoulders, his head flanked by heavy earlobes slightly downcast with an intense expression highlighted by his fiercely curling eyebrows, moustache and beard, all covered in a creamy white... [Lire la suite]
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11 mai 2016

A fahua 'Immortals' jar, guan, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 132. A fahua 'Immortals' jar, guan, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Estimate £8,000 - £12,000 ($11,504 - $17,256). Unsold. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The jar is decorated with a garden scene depicting immortals carrying various attributes, below the Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang, to the shoulder and a band of stylised cloud scrolls to the neck. The decoration is executed in slip and glazed in turquoise, yellow and mauve on a dark blue ground, with the interior glazed green. 9... [Lire la suite]
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08 mai 2016

Exhibition offers a new understanding of the art and spiritual traditions in the Kathmandu Valley

Bhairava, Nepal, ca. 16th century. Gilt copper alloy. H 28 x W 27 1/4 x D 19 in. Rubin Museum of Art, C2005.16.14, HAR65436. NEW YORK, NY.- On view this spring at the Rubin Museum of Art, “Nepalese Seasons: Rain and Ritual” illuminates the deep interconnection between the natural environment, cultural traditions, and people of Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley, as expressed through more than 50 works of art in the exhibition. Nepal, situated on the southern slope of the Himalayas, is dependent on monsoon rain,... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2016

Exhibition explores issues of gender and tells a pivotal story of sexuality in Japan's Edo period

Hosoda Eisui (fl. 1790–1823), Wakashu with a Shoulder Drum. Sir Edmund Walker Collection. TORONTO.- The ground-breaking A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints opened at the Royal Ontario Museumon Saturday, May 7, 2016. Featuring stunning woodblock prints, samurai armour, a kimono, screen paintings, lacquerwork, and illustrated books, the exhibition explores issues of gender and tells a pivotal story of sexuality in Japan’s Edo period (1603-1868).  Suzuki Harunobu (1725–1770), Youth on a Long-Tailed... [Lire la suite]

05 mai 2016

A soapstone figure of Liu Hai, 17th century

Lot 166. A soapstone figure of Liu Hai, 17th century. Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 (€5,000 - 7,600). Photo Bonhams. Modelled dancing with the hands raised, wearing robes tied at the waist, with incised decoration of pomegranates, butterflies, clouds and floral sprays, the smiling face crowned with long hair with a tonsured patch, the stone of a mottled mauve and beige colour, wood stand. 25cm (9 3/4in) high (2). Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN ART, 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
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05 mai 2016

A large soapstone figure of Dongfang Shuo, 17th century

Lot 165. A large soapstone figure of Dongfang Shuo, 17th century. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,500 - 3,800). Photo Bonhams. The peach-stealing Immortal finely carved with long robes decorated with floral motifs at the hems and a central shou character at the bulging belly above the rope belt, the left hand holding a peach-tree branch, the smiling face with a full beard and topped with a scholars cap and ribbons. 28cm (11in) high Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN ART, 10:30 BST... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2016

A blue and white silver-mounted hookah base, 17th century

Lot 252. A blue and white silver-mounted hookah base, 17th century. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,600 - 3,800). Photo: Bonhams. The spherical body decorated with a meander of stylised scrolling, leafy flowering stems, the base unglazed, the neck with a white metal Middle Eastern mount with floral and foliate designs, stamped mark beneath the rim. 23cm (9in) high. Note: The characteristic form of hookah bases had only appeared in India in the 17th century. There are similar shaped examples in glass, often... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2016

A pair of metal-mounted iron-red, green and aubergine enamelled vases, zhadou, 17th century, the mounts later

Lot 66. A pair of metal-mounted iron-red, green and aubergine enamelled vases, zhadou, 17th century, the mounts later. Estimate £800 - 1,200 (€1,000 - 1,500). Photo: Bonhams. The short, cylindrical pots with bulging body and flaring neck, with a flower head meander over each section, the mouth and foot rim with beaded metal mounts. 14.6cm (5 3/4in) high (2). Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN ART, 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE