12 août 2014

A greyish-white and black jade carving of a cat, Ming dynasty, 17th century

A greyish-white and black jade carving of a cat, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008 Carved from the natural pebble form as a recumbent cat wrapped in a long cloth tied in a bow at its back, its eyes wide open in an intent gaze above its long whiskers, with its head resting on its front paws and its long tail flicked up onto its back, the stone of a mottled greyish-white color with some black inclusions; together with a small agate carving, 18th/19th century, in the form of a conch shell on a... [Lire la suite]

12 août 2014

A carved pale green jade peach-form libation cup, Ming dynasty, 17th century

A carved pale green jade peach-form libation cup, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008 Borne on a small curled leafy branch extending around the sides of the cup bearing a peach and floral spray and continuing to the rim where a horned dragon has curled itself around the branch and clings to the rim between two further blossoms; 4½ in. (11.4 cm.) long, metal spoon, Japanese wood box. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Price Realized $5,625 Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2014

A very rare Blanc-de-chine flute, xiao, 17th century 

A very rare Blanc-de-chine flute, xiao, 17th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008 Made in the form of a slender hollow bamboo stalk pierced with five fingering holes on one side, one on the reverse and two opposite each other on the two other sides, the mouth piece formed by a short V cut, the flat sound end pierced with a cash symbol and applied on top of the rim with evenly spaced bosses, all under a glaze of milk-white tone; 22 in. (56 cm.) long, Japanese wood box and brocade pouch. Estimate $6,000 -... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2014

An unusual green and russet jade carving of a mythological animal, 17th century

An unusual green and russet jade carving of a mythological animal, 17th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008  The recumbent beast carved with head turned slightly to its right and with mouth open exposing the large, protruding teeth, with fierce expression and intent gaze above the ruyi-head form nose, a large curved horn set in back of its head amidst finely carved tufts of hair and between downcast ears, its pointed, bushy tail parted in curls and flicked up onto its haunches, which are outlined by wave-shaped... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2014

A large huanghuali recessed-leg table, pingtouan, 17th century

A large huanghuali recessed-leg table, pingtouan, 17th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The single-panel top set into a broad frame with 'ice-plate' edge, supported on legs of round section joined by pairs of oval stretchers, with plain aprons and apron-head spandrels; 32 5/8in. (82.8 cm.) high, 81½ in. (207.1) wide, 20 7/8 in. (53 cm.) deep. Estimate $70,000 - $90,000. Price Realized $68,500 Notes: The spare, economical lines of this design make it one of the classic forms of Chinese... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2014

Back on five rhinoceros horn cups at Christie's, 17 September 2008, New York

A rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008 Carved as a large open leaf issuing from a jagged branch curled around to form the stem and base, and from which two smaller leafy branches emerge laden with ripe peaches and pomegranates which continue into the interior, opposite a large chilong which pulls itself up to the rim of the cup from the far side; 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) long, wood stand. Estimate $12,000 - $18,000. Price Realized $43,750 A rhinoceros horn... [Lire la suite]


28 juillet 2014

Container in the Form of a Toad, China for export, 17th century

Container in the Form of a Toad, China for export, 17th century, porcelain. Peadody Essex Museum © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum.
12 juillet 2014

Tankard, c. 1680, Germany, Augsburg, 17th century

Tankard, c. 1680, Germany, Augsburg, 17th century, silver, Diameter of mouth - w:11.50 cm (w:4 1/2 inches) Overall - h:16.55 cm (h:6 1/2 inches). Gift of Caesar A. and Thomas F. Grasselli, in memory of Mrs. Thomas S. Grasselli 1955.353, Cleveland Museum of Art  © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
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12 juillet 2014

Basket Shaped Vase, Ding Ware, 17th Century, China, Ming dynasty

Basket Shaped Vase, Ding Ware, 17th Century, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), glazed porcelain, Diameter - w:13.50 cm (w:5 5/16 inches) Overall - h:17.80 cm (h:7 inches). Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. Millikin 1989.300, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
04 juillet 2014

A pair of blue and white saucer dishes. Bearing a Chenghua six character mark but 17th century

A pair of blue and white saucer dishes. Bearing a Chenghua six character mark but 17th century. Photo Bonhams. Each painted with a song bird on rockwork below a barbed brown dressed rim, together with stands, 13.5cm diameter. Sold for £1,500 (€1,892) Provenance: E.G. Kostolany, no.SF12The Fiorentini Collection, purchased on 26th May 1973, no.AC12 Bonhams. ASIAN ART INCLUDING PORCELAIN FROM THE FIORENTINI COLLECTION, 2 Jul 2014, Edinburgh - http://www.bonhams.com/


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