17 octobre 2015

A blanc-de-chine figure of Guanyin, 18th century

A blanc-de-chine figure of Guanyin, 18th century. Estimate £1,000 - 1,500 (€1,400 - 2,000). Photo Bonhams The Bodhisattva of Mercy seated in royal ease, clad in a long flowing robes that gather about her bare feet, the serene face with downcast eyes, below a coiled chignon and shawl, with tied tresses falling round the shoulders, flanking the pectoral plaque at the chest. 21cm (8 1/4in) high Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 9 Nov 2015 10:30 GMT - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
17 octobre 2015

A blue and white 'fruting melon' basin, 18th century

A blue and white 'fruting melon' basin, 18th century. Estimate £1,200 - 1,800 (€1,600 - 2,400). Photo Bonhams The deep bowl painted to the interior with scrolling fruiting melon vine with butterflies, the well with a foliate meander enclosing a shou symbol and archaistic dragons, the flat rim with a ruyi-head band, wood stand. 36.5cm (in) diam. (2). Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 9 Nov 2015 10:30 GMT - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
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17 octobre 2015

An underglaze-red and blue bottle vase, 18th century

An underglaze-red and blue bottle vase, 18th century.  Estimate £800 - 1,200 (€1,100 - 1,600). Photo Bonhams The globular body painted with elaborate scrolling floral sprays, between a wave pattern encircling the waisted foot and a foliate arabesque at the neck, the shoulder and foot encircled with cobalt blue line borders. 30cm (11 7/8in) high Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 9 Nov 2015 10:30 GMT - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
12 octobre 2015

A large flambe-glazed pear-shaped vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A large flambe-glazed pear-shaped vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate HK$60,000 - HK$80,000 ($7,778 - $10,371). Price Realized HK$225,000 ($29,162). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vase is sturdily potted with a pear-shaped body rising from the ring foot to a slender neck and flared mouth rim, covered overall with a deep violet glaze streaked with lavender-blue and purplish-red, thinning to a crackled mushroom colour at the mouth rim. The base is unglazed revealing the buff body. 16 1/4 in. (41.4 cm.) high... [Lire la suite]
12 octobre 2015

A rare robin's egg-glazed jar, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A rare robin's egg-glazed jar, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate HK$70,000 - HK$90,000 ($9,074 - $11,667). Price Realized HK$162,500 ($21,061). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The jar finely potted with a broad rounded shoulder tapering to a slightly splayed foot is evenly covered on the exterior with a bright turquoise glaze suffused with marbled mottling of deep lavender-blue. 8 1/2 in. (21.5 cm.) wide, box Provenance: A Japanese private collection, acquired in the late 1980s Christie's. THE PAVILION... [Lire la suite]
12 octobre 2015

A large blue and white jardiniere, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A large blue and white jardiniere, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate HK$800,000-1,500,000 ($110,000-190,000). Unsold. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vessel is decorated around the exterior with a continuous scene of figures in various pursuits amongst pavilions in a mountainous river landscape all beneath scrolling clouds and a scroll band that encircles the rim. 24 in. (61 cm.) diam., wood stand Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART, 6 October 2015, 22nd... [Lire la suite]
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11 octobre 2015

The Rijksmuseum presents an exhibition of Asian treasure in Dutch interiors

AMSTERDAM.- The exhibition 'Asia in Amsterdam; Exotic Luxury in the Golden Age' also presents many 17th century paintings: still-lifes and portraits of citizens who had themselves painted among their newly acquired items of Asian luxury. The exhibition is being organised in cooperation with the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, USA. The loan items originate in such far-flung places as Moscow, St Petersburg, Versailles, London, Oxford, Madrid and Stockholm. Sensation Made of special, precious materials and adorned with... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2015

An enamelled glass 'landscape' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

An enamelled glass 'landscape' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's the translucent white glass of elongated ovoid form, the body finely painted in the famille-rose palette with a continuous scene of life on a riverboat among lush surroundings, with a lady and children playing on the boat and a lone fisherman by floating reeds, all below a border of cloud scrolls and banana leaf lappets rising to an everted rim, the base with a... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2015

A gilt bronze and copper, enamels, coral and wood capezzale, Trapani, 18th century

A gilt bronze and copper, enamels, coral and wood capezzale, Trapani, 18th century. Estimate: €10,000 / € 15,000. Photo Wannenes Art Auction. frame octagonal spiked volute opposing enamel and white coral, flowers and masks applied on the copper plate inciso the center and 'depicted Sant Antonio cherubini- wear, defects, some failures and replacements Alt. 29 cm, larg. 27 cm WANNENES ART AUCTIONS , 16123 GENES. Furniture, Scupture and Work of Art from the Collection of Salvatore Iermano and Guiseppe Tirenna,... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2015

A zitan brushpot, 18th century

A zitan brushpot, 18th century. Estimate $12,000 - $18,000. Price Realized $13,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The brush pot is of plain cylindrical form and is raised on a short ring foot. The wood is of attractive color and grain. 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm.) high Provenance: Property from the Lai Family Collection. Christie's. THE LAI FAMILY COLLECTION OF FINE CHINESE FURNITURE AND WORKS OF ART, 17 September 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza