17 septembre 2015

A large celadon jade carving citron, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A large celadon jade carving citron, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 USD. Price Realized 112,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's naturalistically carved issuing from a gnarled leafy branch, the body formed of rounded undulating 'fingers' evoking Buddha's hand, the stone of celadon color with russet enhancements and white and light gray inclusions. Height 9 1/4  in., 23.5 cm Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 15 sept. 2015
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17 septembre 2015

A very rare and unusual large archaistic 'imitation crystal' glass vase and cover, 18th century

A very rare and unusual large archaistic 'imitation crystal' glass vase and cover, 18th century. Estimate $40,000 - $60,000. Price Realized $43,750 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The quadrilobed body is raised on a tall foot and is carved on each main side with a central taotie mask between leaf-shaped lappets below and ruyi-shaped lappets above. The neck is carved with pendent lappets and is flanked by monster mask and loose ring handles. The cover is of conforming shape and is carved... [Lire la suite]
15 septembre 2015

A blue and white 'soft-paste' 'cong' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A blue and white 'soft-paste' 'cong' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's the square-sectioned archaic form with each corner of molded square panels enclosing a horizontal rib, reserved on a underglaze blue floral scroll ground, divided by vertical rectangular panels painted with three central flowerheads against further foliate scroll, supported on a short circular foot with a narrow diaper border, the tapering neck with a spearhead band - Height 15... [Lire la suite]
15 septembre 2015

A large blue and white 'Landscape' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A large blue and white 'Landscape' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 USD. LOT SOLD. 43,750 USD. Photo Sotheby's sturdily potted of ovoid form, vividly painted in underglaze-blue in the finely stippled and penciled 'Master of the Rocks' style, depicting a central pavilion surrounded by weeping willow trees and towering mountains with scholars wandering along paths, nearby a farmer laboring in a field, and fishermen poling sampans on a wide river, the... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2015

A pair of huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs, quanyi, 18th century

A pair of huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs, quanyi, 18th century. Estimate $80,000 – $120,000. Photo Christie's Image Lt 2015 The sweeping crest rails terminate in out-swept hooks and are supported by the C-shaped splat carved at the center with a ruyi head and S-shaped struts. The hard mat seats are set within the rectangular fames above shaped, beaded aprons carved in front with a conjoined leafy scroll, and plain aprons and spandrels on the sides and back. The legs are joined by stepped stretchers and... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2015

Bonhams announces a strong lineup for the upcoming Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Art Sale

Gilt copper figure of Chakrasmvara, estimated at $400,000-600,000. Photo: Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- ​Following the resounding success of the Himalayan sale in March, Bonhams announces their upcoming Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Art Sale to be held in New York on 14th September, 2015. With over 123 lots and total estimates of US$2 ­ 3 million, the sale provides a selective offering of fine Himalayan bronzes and thangkas, Indian stone and Indian miniatures. Highlights include, a magnificent gilt copper... [Lire la suite]


01 septembre 2015

"Scholars and Debutantes: A Contrast of Ascetic and Opulent Luxuries" opens at Liang Yi Museum

A small 18th century vase and boxes for incense tools, displayed on a scroll-shaped table stand. © 2015 Liang Yi Museum HONG KONG.- Liang Yi Museum presents Scholars and Debutantes: A Contrast of Ascetic and Opulent Luxuries, a two-part exhibition examining the unique history of ‘play things’ or objects of desire that belonged to scholars and sophisticates of the past. Through an anthropological lens, the exhibition seeks to illuminate the culture and society from which these precious objects were derived. The... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2015

A rare pale brown-ground 'dragon' robe, 18th century

A rare pale brown-ground 'dragon' robe, 18th century. Estimate US$ 60,000 - 100,000 (€53,000 - 89,000). Photo: Bonhams. The pale olive-brown silk ground embellished with nine five-clawed dragons couched in reddish-gold wrapped silk thread, the front-facing dragons each encircling a flaming pearl and the sideways dragons each reaching towards a pearl, the dragon on the interior flap above a spreading gnarled branch of fruiting peach, all the surrounded by cranes in flight and red shou characters amidst delicately... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2015

A large flambe-glazed and gilt bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A large flambe-glazed and gilt bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's the globular body rising from a tapering foot to a tall slender cylindrical neck, covered overall in a lustrous crimson-red glaze thinning to an ivory tone at the mouth and dappled with milky lavender blue, the body with traces of a gilt-painted landscape, the base with a crackled-ivory glaze, wood stand (2). Height 17 1/4  in., 43.8 cm Property from the collection of John F. Lewis, Jr.... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2015

A Yixing molded 'Dragon' bowl, Qing dynasty, 18th century, signed Chen Jinhou

A Yixing molded 'Dragon' bowl, Qing dynasty, 18th century, signed Chen Jinhou. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded sides molded with five raised oval medallions of a dragon amid clouds, below a band of stylizedshou characters encircling the rim, the buff colored clay flecked with reddish-brown slip, the base impressed with a seal reading Chen Jinhou zhi (made by Chen Jinhou). Diameter 7 7/8  in., 20 cm Provenance: Gerard Hawthorn Ltd., London, 1997. ... [Lire la suite]