08 septembre 2017

Qing Dynasty treasures expected to be among most coveted lots at Heritage Auctions' Asian Art Auction

DALLAS, TX.- A Large and Extremely Rare Chinese Imperial Cloisonné and Gilt Bronze Censer and Cover, Qing Dynasty, 18th century (est. $200,000-400,000) is expected to be the top lot in Heritage Auctions’ Asian Art Auction Sept. 12 in New York. Large cloisonné and bronze censers often are associated with the vast temples and chambers of Beijing’s Forbidden City, at times used for burning various forms of incense or as heat-generating braziers. This example comes from the collection of Henry C. Gibson (1830-91), a... [Lire la suite]

07 septembre 2017

Black and gold lacquered fan, 18th century

Black & gold lacquered fan, decorated with Chinese figures confronting dragons, mother of pearl rivet, 18th century. Metallic paint on lacquered wood, silk, mother of pearl, metal; 19.3 × 32.6 × 1.9 cm; Felton Bequest, 1922; 2385A-D3 © National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
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06 septembre 2017

The Vivien Leigh chrysoberyl demi-parure, 18th century

Lot 289. The Vivien Leigh chrysoberyl demi-parure, 18th century. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. comprising: a devant-de-corsage designed as a bow suspending a detachable pendant, set throughout with foil-backed circular-cut, cushion- and pear-shaped chrysoberyls; and a pair of earrings of similar design,pendants detachable, screw fittings. Quantity: 6 - brooch with Portuguese assay mark, chrysoberyl; devant-de-corsage approximately 64 x 87mm, earrings... [Lire la suite]
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26 août 2017

An iron-rust glazed censer, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 6. An iron-rust glazed censer, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Diameter 7 5/8  in., 19.4 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot Sold 7,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of bombé form rising from a slightly tapered foot to a waisted neck and flared mouth, the exterior applied with a rust-red glaze suffused with iridescent speckles, extending over the rim and stopping unevenly at the neck. Provenance:  Collection of Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge (1882-1973), Giralda, Madison, New Jersey.Sotheby Parke... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2017

Bonhams announces three Chinese and Japanese Works of Art sales in September

NEW YORK, NY.- On September 11 and 13, Bonhams New York will offer three auctions of The Dr. Sylvan and Faith Golder Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles, Twentieth Century Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, and Japanese Works of Art. The sales present an array of rare and exquisite ceramics, jades, metalwork, prints, and paintings, many offered from important private collections including property from the Ackerman collection, the collection of Judi Blum and the collection of Dr. Sylvan and Faith Golder.  ... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2017

A porcelain blue ewer made for the Islamic market, China, 18th century

A porcelain blue ewer made for the Islamic market, China, 18th century, 30cm high. © Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. The porcelain blue ewer of compacted pear-shaped form and flared foot. The mouth is crescent-moon shaped; the spout is curved. The ewer is decorated with 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, Chinese Export Ceramics, V&A Publishing, London, 2011, p. 111, pl. 158. According to... [Lire la suite]

05 août 2017

An imperial yellow satin brocade robe, chuba, the brocade, 18th century

Lot 1382. An imperial yellow satin brocade robe, chuba, the brocade, 18th century. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2016  The side-closing chuba was tailored in Tibet from Chinese 18th century imperial yellow silk brocade, woven in gold and multi-colored threads with five-clawed dragons grasping flaming pearls and superimposed against a background of cloud clusters picked out in various shades of pink, blue, green and ochre,... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2017

A rhinoceros horn magnolia-form cup, 18th century

Lot 1694. A rhinoceros horn magnolia-form cup, 18th century, 6 in. (15.2 cm.) long. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 74,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Well carved as a large magnolia blossom borne on a branch that forms the openwork base and rises up the sides where it bears further blossoms and buds and forms the openwork handle at one end opposite a chilongclambering up towards the rim at the other end, with a single stamen carved in high relief in the center of the... [Lire la suite]
16 juillet 2017

A rare Ming-style blue and white ewer and cover, 18th century 

Lot 271. A rare Ming-style blue and white ewer and cover, 18th century, 11½ in. (29.3 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 51,650 © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Decorated in the Ming style with simulated 'heaping and piling' with a shaped cartouche on each side, one enclosing a peach branch, the other a loquat branch, each flanked by ascending flower stems, all between a band of petal lappets below and bands of foliate scroll and upright leaves on the neck, the curved... [Lire la suite]
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06 juillet 2017

An émail sur biscuit group of a couple, 18th century

Lot 1337. An émail sur biscuit group of a couple, 18th century. Height 16.8 cm. Estimated price €500 - €800. Result: €868. Photo Lempertz  Decorated in pale celadon and blue glazes, head and hands unglazed. Lempertz. Asian Art II China, Tibetan/Nepalese Art, 18.06.2017, 14:00, Brussels