25 juillet 2014

Five Chinese paintings at the Peabody Essex Museum

Yuan Jie (Dates unknown, 16th century), Landscape after Ni Zan (1301-1374), 1554, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Ink on paper. Mark and Dolores Pratt Collection. © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. Lan Ying (1578- active beyond 1660), Landscape after Ni Zan (1301-1374), 1647, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Ink on paper. Mark and Dolores Pratt Collection. © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. Both of these landscapes strongly allude to the style of the Yuan dynasty artist Ni Zan. Dry, sparsely applied ink, the ‘one-river, two banks’... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2014

A selection of Chawan from Hotoke Antiques

  Chawan, Shigaraki ware, Japan, Edo period, 18-19th century. L: 12cm, H: 11.5cm (4.72in, 4.52in). Hotoke Antiques. Black Amber Glazed Tea Bowl, Kurogaratsu; Ko Karatsu (Old Karatsu) ware, Japan, Momoyama - Early Edo period, late 16th - early 17th century. D: 10.5 cm (4.13in) / H: 7 cm (2.75in). Hotoke Antiques. Antique Japanese Hybrid Setoguro (Black Seto) 'tsutsu-chawan' or 'tsutsujawan', 18th - early 19th century. D: 10.5-9.8cm, W: 9.8cm (4.13-3.85in, 3.85in). Hotoke Antiques. Antique Japanese Black Iron-Glazed... [Lire la suite]

13 juillet 2014

Chinese Celadon Jade Jar, 19th century

Chinese Celadon Jade Jar, 19th century. Photo courtesy M.S.Rau Antiques. Intricate carving in the Mughal style distinguishes this beautiful celadon jade jar. Rings of leaves encircle the upper and lower rims, while a pair of foliate handles and a wonderfully carved base in the form of a flower in bloom further accentuate this delicate, semi-translucent Chinese objet d'art. 4 1/2" wide x 2 3/4" high. Price: Available upon request
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05 juillet 2014

A rose quartz vase and cover, 19th century

A rose quartz vase and cover, 19th century. Photo Bonhams. The exterior densely carved with mythical birds in flight and flowering shrubs, the cover with lotus finial, with carved wooden stand, 9.7cm high. Estimate £800 - 1,200 (€1,000 - 1,500). Unsold Bonhams. ASIAN ART INCLUDING PORCELAIN FROM THE FIORENTINI COLLECTION, 2 Jul 2014, Edinburgh - http://www.bonhams.com
05 juillet 2014

A coral snuff bottle on a lapis lazuli stand, 19th century

A coral snuff bottle on a lapis lazuli stand, 19th century. Photo Bonhams. Of double gourd shape, handles to each side of the neck, craved to both sides with flowering blossoms under shaped panels with inscribed with characters, 8.8cm high with stand. Sold for £1,000 (€1,261) Bonhams. ASIAN ART INCLUDING PORCELAIN FROM THE FIORENTINI COLLECTION, 2 Jul 2014, Edinburgh - http://www.bonhams.com
04 juillet 2014

A Chinese embroidered dragon robe or chifu, 19th century

A Chinese embroidered dragon robe or chifu, 19th century. Photo Bonhams. Of blue silk, featuring nine couched gilt thread five-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls, amongst clouds, bats, endless knots and further auspicious symbols, above mountains, crashing waves and a lishui hem, with horseshoe cuffs and edging bands in embroidered black silk and gilt buttons, 145 x 214cm. Sold for £9,375 (€11,780)  Bonhams. BRITISH & EUROPEAN CERAMICS, GLASS & ASIAN ART, Oxford, 2 Jul 2014. http://www.bonhams.com/


04 juillet 2014

A Chinese embroidered robe, 19th century

A Chinese embroidered robe, 19th century. Photo Bonhams. Of blue ribbed silk, embroidered with roundels depicting floral and butterfly designs, amongst auspicious symbols including endless knots and swastikas worked in peking knots, edged with embroidered black satin bands, 109 x 166cm. Sold for £875 (€1,099) Bonhams. BRITISH & EUROPEAN CERAMICS, GLASS & ASIAN ART, Oxford, 2 Jul 2014. http://www.bonhams.com/
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04 juillet 2014

A Chinese woven silk dragon robe or chifu, 19th century

A Chinese woven silk dragon robe or chi-fu, 19th century. Photo Bonhams. Of blue silk, the woven cream design featuring nine five-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls, amongst clouds, bats, endless knots and further auspicious symbols, above mountains, crashing waves and a lishui hem, with horseshoe cuffs and edging bands in woven black silk and gilt buttons, lined with pale blue damask silk, 130x 220cm. Sold for £1,187 (€1,492) Bonhams. BRITISH & EUROPEAN CERAMICS, GLASS & ASIAN ART, Oxford, 2 Jul... [Lire la suite]
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25 juin 2014

A pair of embroidered silk military rank badges, 19th century

A pair of embroidered silk military rank badges, 19th century. Photo Bonhams. Each centered with a bear of the fifth military rank surrounded by bats, clouds, plants and garden rocks above a tall lishui border rendered in fine polychrome and white silk threads on the midnight blue ground, the leiwen border on each square worked in couched gilt threads. 11 x 12in (28 x 30.5cm). Sold for US$ 3,125 (€2,295) FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART, San Francisco, 24 Jun 2014 -http://www.bonhams.com/
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25 juin 2014

A fine huanghuali altar coffer, 19th century

A fine huanghuali altar coffer, 19th century. Photo Bonhams. The rectangular paneled top set into a miter, mortise and tenon frame joined to upturned scrolled terminals over pierced ruyi-headed brackets flanking three drawer and double doors fitted with baitong surface mounted hardware, the solid wood panels well-figured. 34 1/2 x 77 1/2 x 21 1/2in (87.5 x 197 x 54.5cm). Sold for US$ 173,000 (€127,037) FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART, San Francisco, 24 Jun 2014 -http://www.bonhams.com/
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