03 avril 2016

A pair of carved celadon-glazed 'bajixiang' barrel-form stands, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 115. A pair of carved celadon-glazed 'bajixiang' barrel-form stands, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate HK$60,000 – HK$80,000 ($7,771 - $10,362). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Each is of barrel form, carved around the sides with the Bajixiang, 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' tied with ribbons amidst cloud scrolls, between bands of ruyi-heads, the top is carved with swirling clouds pierced with a coin motif in the centre, all covered with a lustrous glaze of soft celadon tone. 7 3/8 in. (18.7... [Lire la suite]

02 avril 2016

A red-glazed bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 112. A red-glazed bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate HK$40,000 – HK$60,000 ($5,181 - $7,771). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The vase is sturdily potted with a pear-shaped bulbous body supported on a circular foot rising gradually to a long slender neck, applied to the exterior with a rich glossy glaze of deep crimson tone, thinning to white at the rim, the interior and base covered with a crackled opaque white glaze. 11 1/8 in. (28.4 cm.) high, box Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2016

A rare large Langyao brush pot, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 111. A rare large Langyao brush pot, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate HK$100,000 – HK$150,000 ($12,952 - $19,429). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The sturdily potted, cylindrical brush pot is covered on the exterior with a crackled glaze of dark crushed-strawberry colour. The glaze on the interior is suffused with dark crackles. 7 3/4 in. (19.8 cm.) high Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 5 April 2016, Hong Kong
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02 avril 2016

A copper-red glazed vase, meiping, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 110. A copper-red glazed vase, meiping, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate HK$240,000 – HK$350,000 ($31,086 - $45,334). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The vase is covered on the exterior with a red glaze of deep raspberry tone with an ‘orange peel’ texture. The interior and mouth rim are covered with a transparent glaze. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm.) high Provenance: Sold at Christie’s New York, 4 June 1992, lot 327 Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 5 April... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2016

A translucent blue glass bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 138. A translucent blue glass bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate HKD 50,000 ~ 80,000 ($6,476 - $10,362). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The tall thick-walled cylindrical neck rises from a rounded shoulder above a slightly tapered hexagonal body. The corners of the facets are softly rounded and raised on a shallow foot of conforming outline. The translucent glass is of a deep, brilliant cobalt blue tone. 12 in. (30 cm.) high Provenance: Sold at Christie's New York, 27 November 1991,... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2016

An olive-green glass bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 137. An olive-green glass bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate HKD 100,000 ~ 150,000 ($12,952 - $19,429). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The bulbous body is raised on a spreading foot with a slightly recessed base that rises to a tall cylindrical neck. The opaque glass is thickly blown and the olive-green colour is of an even tone. The underside base with an apocryphal Qianlong four-character mark. 11 in. (28 cm.) high Provenance: Sold at Christie's New York, 1 June 1990, lot 115 ... [Lire la suite]
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30 mars 2016

Dancing Death, Southern Germany, 18th century

Dancing Death, Southern Germany, 18th century, ivory, H. 13 cm, Inv. B 151 © Rheinisches Bildarchiv
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27 mars 2016

Lark Mason Associates announces sale of more than 400 lots of important Asian art on iGavel

Chinese Huanghuali Cosmetic Chest, ca. 1700. Height: 15 inches, width: 13 3/4 inches, depth: 10 1/4 inches. Estimate $40 000-60 000. NEW BRAUNFELS, TX.- Lark Mason, founder and president of Lark Mason Associates, has announced that more than 400 lots of important Asian art will be up for bidding on igavelauctions.com in an online sale that goes live on March 29 and closes on April 19th. The outstanding works of art represent a wide swathe of Asian periods and disciplines, from the Sui dynasty through... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2016

Nationally recognized Mummies of the World: The Exhibition will make its debut at the Bowers Museum

Shrunken heads were prepared and worn by the victor of a battle, believing the victim’s power would then be transferred to that victor. Popular in the mid-19th century, shrunken heads were a collectible which became so popular that Europeans created replica shrunken heads from unclaimed bodies. (American Exhibitions, Inc.) SANTA ANA, CA.- The nationally recognized Mummies of the World: The Exhibition made its debut at the Bowers Museumon March 18, 2016. The exhibition features more than 150 artifacts, real human and... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2016

Japanese screens by Matthew McKelway, Professor of Japanese Art History at Columbia University

 Yokoyama Taikan (1868-1958), Pine Trees and Cranes. Pair of six-panel screens. Ink, color, gold and gold leaf on paper. 67 x 151 1/8in. (170.2 x 383.9cm.) each (2) Estimate: $150,000-200,000. Sold for: $267,750 in the Japanese and Korean Art sale on 20 March 2013 at Christie’s New York. Photo: Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Introduced from China in the 8th century, Japanese screens (byōbu) have been prized in both secular and sacred contexts for centuries. Matthew McKelway, Professor of Japanese Art... [Lire la suite]