21 janvier 2017

A pair of porcelain blue ewers made for the Islamic market, China, 18th century

A pair of porcelain blue ewers made for the Islamic market, China, 18th century. Both 29cm high. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. A rare pair of porcelain dark blue ewers of compacted pear-shaped form and flared feet. The mouths are crescent-moon shaped; the spouts are curved. Both ewers have traces of floral gilt decoration. Two similar ewers are in The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Accession Numbers 775-1888 and 1674-1876, and are published by Kerr and Mengoni,... [Lire la suite]

21 janvier 2017

Noh Theater Robe, Karaori Type, Japan, 18th Century

Noh Theater Robe, Karaori Type, Japan, 18th Century. Metallic and silk brocade, silk, 59 3/4 x 53 5/8 in. 151.8 x 136.0 cm Back skirt width: 27 1/8 in (68.9cm). Founders Society Purchase, Henry Ford II Fund, 1984.23. Photo © 2017, Detroit Institute of Arts Provenance: Komparu Ryu No Masters, Nara Japan
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15 janvier 2017

Coat, Iran, 18th century

Coat, Iran, 18th century. Plain weave with supplementary weft; silk, 92.7 x 108.6 cm (36 1/2 x 42 3/4 in.). Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Gift of Mrs. William H. Moore, 1949.139. Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery Bibliography: Loretta N Staples, A Sense of Pattern: Textile Masterworks from the Yale University Art Gallery, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1981), 28, no. 22, ill.
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14 janvier 2017

Tripod Censer in the Shape of an Ancient Bronze Vessel, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), 18th century

Tripod Censer in the Shape of an Ancient Bronze Vessel, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), 18th century. Porcelain with underglaze molded decoration. H. 25.1 cm (9 7/8 in.); diam. 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.). Bequest of Henry C. Schwab, 1941.531. Art Institute of Chicago ©2015 The Art Institute of Chicago
14 janvier 2017

An underglaze-blue and green-enamelled ‘dragon’ bowl, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century

Lot 230. An underglaze-blue and green-enamelled ‘dragon’ bowl, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Sold 10,625 GBP. Photo Sotheby’s. the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a flared rim, boldly painted in underglaze-blue outlines filled with green enamels, the exterior depicting two five-clawed dragons pacing amongst ruyi clouds in pursuit of flaming pearls above a lappet band, all between underglaze-blue lines at the rim and foot, the base with an apocryphal... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2017

Market leader Bonhams announces Asia Week 2017 sales

A Stone Plaque with Scenes from the Life of Buddha, Northeastern India, Pala Period, circa 12th century, 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm) high. Estimate: US$100,000-150,000. Photo: Bonhams NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams partners with Asia Week New York for the ninth annual celebration and affirmation of Asian art with a tightly curated selection of auctions from its three distinguished Asian art departments. Representing visual cultures across the continent, March 13-15 sales include Chinese Works of Art, Portraits of the Master: 108 Bronze... [Lire la suite]

08 janvier 2017

An imperial coral carving of a dragon, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3655. An imperial coral carving of a dragon, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 750,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. intricately carved in the round as a scaly dragon writhing sinuously amist ruyi-shaped cloud swirls, its ferocious expression depicted with bulging eyes and an open mouth revealing its tongue, its back carved with tumultuous cresting waves, wood stand - 20.3 cm., 8 in. Note: Coral carvings of figures and animals, designed as... [Lire la suite]
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04 janvier 2017

Jar with grape decoration, Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392–1910), 18th century

  Jar with grape decoration, Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392–1910), 18th century.Porcelain with underglaze copper-red design. H. 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm); Diam. 10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm), National Museum of Korea, L.2016.43.9a, b. Photograph courtesy the National Museum of Korea. The deep red of the grapes and leaves on this rotund jar results from oxidized copper, which was difficult to manipulate. In Joseon Korea, the limited production of porcelain with underglaze copper-red decoration was concentrated in the eighteenth century. ... [Lire la suite]
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04 janvier 2017

Bowl with openwork dragons chasing flaming pearl, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Bowl with openwork dragons chasing flaming pearl, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Hetian nephrite. H. 3 1/2 in x W. 7 3/8 in x D. 6 1/2 in, H. 8.9 cm x W. 18.7 cm x D. 16.5 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60J456 © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture The outside walls of this small, shallow gray bowl are carved with high-relief waves from which three dragons emerge to peer over the rim and chase a flaming pearl. The thickness of the vessel walls, the dragon... [Lire la suite]
03 janvier 2017

Container in the shape of a Buddha’s hand, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 18th century

Container in the shape of a Buddha’s hand, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 18th century. Amethyst. H. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm); L. 8 in. (20.3 cm). Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902, 02.18.853 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.