27 août 2015

A Yixing molded 'Dragon' bowl, Qing dynasty, 18th century, signed Chen Jinhou

A Yixing molded 'Dragon' bowl, Qing dynasty, 18th century, signed Chen Jinhou. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded sides molded with five raised oval medallions of a dragon amid clouds, below a band of stylizedshou characters encircling the rim, the buff colored clay flecked with reddish-brown slip, the base impressed with a seal reading Chen Jinhou zhi (made by Chen Jinhou). Diameter 7 7/8  in., 20 cm Provenance: Gerard Hawthorn Ltd., London, 1997. ... [Lire la suite]

24 août 2015

An opaque green glass bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

An opaque green glass bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the bulbous body rising from a slightly splayed foot ring to a cylindrical neck, the glass of an opaque greenish-turquoise tone imitating Longquan celadon. Height 6 7/8  in., 17.4 cm Provenance: The Jingguantang Collection. Sotheby's. Monochrome, New York, 15 sept. 2015
23 août 2015

A rare pair of transparent red glass 'chilong' boxes and covers, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A rare pair of transparent red glass 'chilong' boxes and covers, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. each of circular form, the cover carved in low relief with a pair of chilong within a bow string border, the sides of the box and cover with detached C-scrolls and bosses, the transparent glass of a rich ruby-red tone thinning to orange at the rims (4). Diameter 3 1/4  in., 8.4 cm Provenance: Christie's New York, 4th June 1992, lot 34.  ... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2015

First exhibition to examine the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas opens

José Manuel de la Cerda, Desk-on-stand (detail), Pátzcuaro, Mexico, 18th century. Lacquered and polychromed wood with gilt decoration. On loan from The Hispanic Society of America, New York, NY. BOSTON, MASS.- More than 90 exquisitely crafted objects—including furniture, silverwork, textiles, ceramics and painting—are on view in Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia, the first large-scale, pan-American exhibition to examine the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. On view... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2015

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria exhibition showcases Chinese artifacts

A Gathering of Literati, handscroll, ink and colours on silk, attributed to Qiu Ying (1494? – 1552), but an exquisite 18th century copy. Intended Gift of Robin Bassett. VICTORIA, BC.- Traditional Chinese culture treasures all things related to the scholar’s studio, where most of the nation’s art and literature were created. The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria invites you to appreciate the scholar’s studio for yourself during the exhibition Treasures of the Chinese Scholar's Studio, running August 14 to... [Lire la suite]
06 août 2015

Sumptuous East Asian Lacquer, 14th–20th Century

For more than two millennia, lacquer has been a primary medium in the arts of East Asia. This installation explores the many ways in which this material has been manipulated to create designs by painting, carving, or inlaying precious materials such as gold or mother-of-pearl. Drawn entirely from the permanent collection, this display celebrates the artistry and creativity needed to work this demanding material while illustrating both the similarities and differences found in the lacquer arts of China, Korea, and Japan. Tray with... [Lire la suite]


03 août 2015

Important and very rare carved Chinese ChenXiang-wood Libation Cup, 18th century

Important and very rare carved Chinese ChenXiang-wood Libation Cup, 18th century. Estimate $2,000 – $3,000. Photo EDEN Fine Antiques Galleries Carved in form of deep bowl borne with flared lotus-leafs petal rim, deep carving of over laid stems and branches with group of tigers clambering up the side. The wood patina varies from reddish to dark-brown tones, with strong fragrance of Aloes-wood. Dimension: 4-1/4" H x 5-3/4" Diam. Note: Aloeswood, also referred to ChenXiangMu or eaglewood,... [Lire la suite]
28 juillet 2015

A large celadon-glazed blossom-shaped porcelain plate, China, 18th century

A large celadon-glazed blossom-shaped porcelain plate, China, 18th century.  Estimate 1800/2500 €. Unsold. Photo Nagel of shallow from with rounded sides and an everted foliate rim, carved and incised with four overlapping bands of curved radiating petals with delicately incised veining issuing from a central stamen, the exterior decorated with a petal and lappet border, covered overall with a rich, lustrous blue-green glaze. D. 41,5 cm. Short hairline and very small chip to rim, minor wear Property... [Lire la suite]
28 juillet 2015

A well carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, China, 18th century

A well carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, China, 18th century. Estimate 5000/7000 €. Lot sold 5.500 €. Photo Nazgel H. 10,1 cm. Slightly chipped, base later re-fixed Property from an European private collection  NAGEL. "Asian Art". Sale 722, 06/06/2015   
20 juillet 2015

A white jade figure of Lan Caihe, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A white jade figure of Lan Caihe, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate  100,000 — 150,000  HKD.  Lot. sold 212,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's the lady immortal carved standing holding a lingzhi in her right hand and carrying a ruyi suspending a flower basket over her left shoulder, a double gourd suspended at her waist, the stone of even pale celadon-white colour, wood stand; 10.3 cm., 4 in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 juin 2015, 03:15 PM
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