25 juin 2017

Chen Mingyuan (Chinese, active 1650/1700), Tripod Incense Burner, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), 17th century

Chen Mingyuan (Chinese, active 1650/1700), Tripod Incense Burner, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), 17th century, Yixing stoneware. H. 4.8 cm (1 7/8 in.); diam. 11.0 cm (4 5/16 in.). Gift of Mr. Russell Tyson, 1940.792 © Art Institute of Chicago

16 juin 2017

A white-glazed stem cup with anhua dragon decoration, China, 17th century

Lot 349. A white-glazed stem cup with anhua dragon decoration, China, 17th century. Height 10.5 cm. Estimate CHF 3,000 / 5,000 (€ 2 780/4 630). Sold for CHF 6 000 (hammer price). © Koller Zurich Wide bowl with extended lip on slightly tapered, grooved foot. A thin, fluid glaze overlays the incised Anhua decor inside, which shows two four-clawed dragons with flamed wish beads. Cloth-bound case with leather mounts. Transport container. Two fine hairlines. Koller... [Lire la suite]
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21 mai 2017

"A New Light on Bernard Berenson: Persian Paintings from Villa I Tatti" on view at Harvard Art Museums

Chess versus Backgammon, illustrated folio from an Anthology of Persian Treatises, Afghanistan, Herat, Timurid period, 1427. Ink, colors, silver, and gold on paper. Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Florence. Photo: Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies; © President and Fellows of Harvard College. CAMBRIDGE, MASS.- This focused exhibition features illustrated Persian manuscripts and detached folios that were collected in the early 20th century... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2017

A rare gemset jade-hilted dagger, Mughal India, 17th century

Lot 107. A rare gemset jade-hilted dagger, Mughal India, 17th century, 14in. (35.7cm.) long. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000 (USD 3,000 - GBP 5,000) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The slightly recurved watered-steel double-edged blade damascened with gold foliage on one side at the forte, the pale green jade hilt with swelling grip, and pronounced pommel, knuckle-guard with pierced and carved leaf and bud-shaped finial, inlaid overall with engraved gold flowers set with emerald and... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2017

A parcel-gilt bronze 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' incense burner, gui, Incised Hu Wenming six-character mark, 17th century

Lot 121. A parcel-gilt bronze 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' incense burner, gui, Incised Hu Wenming six-character mark, 17th century. Estimate £8,000 - 12,000. Sold for £15,000 (€17,733). Photo: Bonhams. The vessel, rising from a high tapering foot with rounded sides curving inwards towards the rim, cast in low relief with the Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang, between scrolling ruyi heads and animated mythical creatures, flanked by loop handles emanating from dragon heads, the base incised with... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2017

A gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Kui Xing, 17th century

Lot 18. A gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Kui Xing, 17th century, 21 ¼ in. (54 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000 (USD 25,900 - USD 38,850). Price realised GBP 52,500 (USD 67,935). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The god of examinations is cast with a lively expression on his face with his hair and celestial scarves billowing in the wind. In one hand he holds a brush, and in the other an ingot. He stands in his typical pose, with one foot atop a fierce winged dragon rising from tumultuous waves upon a... [Lire la suite]

30 avril 2017

A large huanghuali and tielimu table, 17th century

Lot 333. A large huanghuali and tielimu table, 17th century. Estimate £20,000 - 30,000 (€24,000 - 36,000). Photo: Bonhams. The luminous huanghuali rectangular panel set in a wide moulded frame, all supported on four elegant tielimu cylindrical legs framed by aprons, each side linked by two short stretchers. 200cm (78 7/8in) wide x 79.5cm (31 1/4in) high x 50.5cm (19 7/8in) deep Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 11 May 2017, 11:00 BST, LONDON, NEW BOND STREET
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30 avril 2017

A huanghuali two-tiered side table, 17th century

Lot 331. A huanghuali two-tiered side table, 17th century. Estimate £8,000 - 12,000 (€9,500 - 14,000). Photo: Bonhams. The rectangular top above plain aprons and spandrels, raised on tall cylindrical legs and joined at the centre by a single shelf. 82cm (32 1/4in) high x 75.5cm (29 3/4in) wide x 37.5cm (14 7/8in) deep. Note: Compare the present table to a huanghuali side table, also with an integral shelf, from the collection of Mr and Mrs J.Biddle, illustrated by R.H.Ellsworth in Chinese Furniture:... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2017

A fine Dehua figure of Budai, 17th century

Lot 102. A fine Dehua figure of Budai, 17th century, 25.5 cm, 10 in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. seated in lalitasana on a pierced rockwork base and holding a pearl in the left hand, wearing flowing robes that open at the front, the face with a broad smiling expression.  Provenance: Collection of Vilhelm Meyer (1878-1935). Thence by descent to the present owner. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 10 May 2017, 02:00 PM  ... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2017

A Blanc-de-Chine figure of Budai, 17th century

  Lot 207. A Blanc-de-Chine figure of Budai, 17th century.,15.3cm (6 1/8in) wide. Estimate £7,000 - 9,000 (€8,300 - 11,000). Photo: Bonhams. The monk modelled with stippled hair and seated with one leg across, his right hand resting on his raised knee, the other resting on his treasure sack, wearing long robes falling into heavy folds and opened at the chest to reveal the large belly, the cheerful face with benign expression flanked by long pendulous ears. Provenance: an Italian private collection ... [Lire la suite]
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