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]

10 août 2014

Dragon robe (Tibetan 'chuba'), China, 18th century

Dragon robe (Tibetan 'chuba'), China, 18th century, yellow silk brocade, 135.8 x 187.4 cm. Edward and Goldie Sternberg Chinese Art Purchase Fund 2000, 137.2000. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of NewSouth Wales, Sydney This magnificent Tibetan 'chuba', or 'ji fu' (auspicious cloth), was tailored from 18th century Chinese 'kesi' (or woven tapestry) silk brocade probably woven in the Cloud Brocade Institute in Nanjing. During the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties,... [Lire la suite]
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03 août 2014

White monochrome vase with anhui dragon decoration, China, 18th Century

White monochrome vase with anhui dragon decoration, China, 18th Century. Photo courtesy Vanderven Oriental Art. Height: 21cm. Price on request Provenance: Private Collection, UK purchased from Santos London The vase is decorated underglaze with a dragon curling around the body of the vase. Vanderven Oriental Art. Nachtegaalslaantje 1, 5211 LE s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
01 août 2014

Chinese mustard yellow glaze porcelain vase, 18th century, Qing dynasty

Chinese porcelain vase, 18th century, Qing dynasty. Photo courtesy Alberto Varela Santos. Chinese porcelain vase with two applied tubular handles, decorated with a mustard yellow glaze and incised flowers, 18th century, Qing dynasty. No marks.Height: 19 cm, 7 1/2 in. Price on request Alberto Varela Santos. santos@santoslondon.com · albertovsantos@aol.com
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01 août 2014

Chinese porcelain vase, 18th century, Qing dynasty

  Chinese porcelain vase, 18th century, Qing dynasty. Photo courtesy Alberto Varela Santos. Small Chinese porcelain vase of ancient bronze shape, decorated in turquoise glaze, 18th century, Qing dynasty. Height: 12,5 cm, 5 in. Price on request. Alberto Varela Santos. santos@santoslondon.com · albertovsantos@aol.com
01 août 2014

Chinese porcelain vase, 18th century, Qing dynasty

Chinese porcelain vase, 18th century, Qing dynasty. Photo courtesy Alberto Varela Santos. Small Chinese porcelain vase with two applied handles, decorated in turquoise glaze, 18th century, Qing dynasty. Height: 15 cm, 6 in. Wood stand. Price on request. Alberto Varela Santos. santos@santoslondon.com · albertovsantos@aol.com


01 août 2014

Chinese porcelain bowl, 18th century,

Chinese porcelain bowl, 18th century, no marks. Photo courtesy Alberto Varela Santos. Chinese porcelain conical bowl decorated outside with a coral glaze and the inside left white.No marks in the base. ø 14 cm, 5 1/2 in. - ON HOLD Alberto Varela Santos. santos@santoslondon.com · albertovsantos@aol.com
28 juillet 2014

Wallpaper Panel, China, 18th century

Wallpaper Panel, China, 18th century, gouache on paper. Peadody Essex Museum © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum.
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25 juillet 2014

Two Lotus Sutra in the Peabody Essex Museum collections

Lotus Sutra, 1420, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Woodblock print on paper. Museum Purchase © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. Lotus Sutra, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Ink on paper. Museum Purchase © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. The Lotus Sutra proclaims itself to be the Buddha’s ultimate teaching. First compiled at the end of the second century, the Lotus Sutra, has been printed and hand copied innumerable times. In these two examples, the brush’s movement and modulation is as apparent in the earlier Imperial... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2014

Erotic Miniature Painting, 18th Century

Erotic Miniature Painting, 18th Century. Photo courtesy M.S.Rau Antiques. Signed and dated "FB 11 1782". Price: $7,850 A young woman cavorts with her playful pooches in this delightful 18th-century erotic miniature. Painted after a provocative boudoir scene by Nicolas Lafrensen the Younger, a Swedish artist working in France, this tantalizing scene was meant for private enjoyment, as it is concealed within a folding case of green velvet. Also known as Nicolas Lavreince or Lawrence, Lafrensen was a contemporary of... [Lire la suite]
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