12 août 2014

An unusual large parcel-gilt bronze censer, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

An unusual large parcel-gilt bronze censer, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008 Cast as Liu Hai seated atop a massive three-legged toad with flames emerging from its mouth and extending the length of its body amidst raised lumps on its skin, the immortal dressed in robes tied at the waist and left open exposing his chest, with a large double gourd slung over his shoulders and an animated expression on his face as he raises both hands, a large cash held in the right, his left raised, the toad signed Deng... [Lire la suite]

01 juin 2014

A fine and very rare Imperial yellow glass censer Qianlong incised four-character mark within double squares and of the period

A fine and very rare Imperial yellow glass censer,  Qianlong incised four-character mark within double squares and of the period (1736-1795). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The censer is of compressed globular form, rising from a short foot to a waisted neck and slightly flared rim, the shoulders flanked by a pair of loop handles. The metal is of a bright opaque egg-yolk yellow tone. 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) across. Estimate HK$1,800,000 - HK$2,500,000 ($233,231 - $323,932). Price Realized HK$4,600,000 ($595,896) Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2014

A rare jade censer with arabic inscription, Ming dynasty, 16th century

A rare jade censer with arabic inscription, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Photo:Sotheby's of low cylindrical form, supported on three thin undulating feet extending from the base, the sides carved in low relief with three 'cloud' shaped cartouches each enclosing Arabic characters reading 'There is no god but the [one] God,' and 'Mohammad is the messenger of God', the translucent stone with grey and black streaks above a creamy white tone around the base; 10.9 cm., 4 1/4 in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD Note: The Arabic... [Lire la suite]
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21 février 2014

Chinese iron-rust glazed censer, Qianlong period

Chinese iron-rust glazed censer, Qianlong period. Photo Freeman's The compressed globular form censer with short waisted and lipped rim and a circular footring; the exterior covered with a metallic reddish brown glaze imitating bronze, the glaze continuing over the mouth rim and footring, leaving part interior and base unglazed. H: 3 3/4 inches D: 7 1/4 inches. Estimate $20,000-30,000 PROVENANCE: Previously from the collection of Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge at Madison NJ; sold as Lot 296 Sotheby's Parke Bernet in October 1975. ... [Lire la suite]
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27 décembre 2013

A blue and white censer, Transitional period

A blue and white censer, Transitional period. Photo Bonhams. Thickly potted with a flared rim and wide, curving well raised on a wedged foot, the rim striped in sepia wash and the exterior walls painted in shades of cobalt with a scholar receiving the requests of a standing beauty and her kneeling servant in a continuous garden setting beneath a celadon-tinged glaze that also covers the interior well, the rounded foot pad and recessed base left unglazed (wear to glaze, small chip). 8 1/2in (21.5cm) diameter. Sold for US$ 5,625... [Lire la suite]
22 septembre 2013

Georgia Museum of Art to examine Catherine the Great’s art patronage

Round Box with Catherine II as Minerva, Paris, 1781–82. Gold, verre eglomisé Dia. 7.3 cm Acc. no. 11.17-1-2. courtesy Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens ATHENS, GA.- The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will present the exhibition “Exuberance of Meaning: The Art Patronage of Catherine the Great” September 21, 2013, to January 5, 2014. This exhibition features works of decorative art the Russian empress Catherine the Great commissioned for her own use or as gifts for courtiers, including a large... [Lire la suite]


30 juin 2013

A fine small heavily cast Chinese bronze censer, Xuande six-character mark, 17th-18th century.

A fine small heavily cast Chinese bronze censer, Xuande six-character mark, 17th-18th century. Nicholas Pitcher Oriental Art Ltd, London. Photo courtesy Nicholas Pitcher Oriental Art Ltd Asian Art in London 2013. 31 October - 9 November. Nicholas Pitcher Oriental Art Ltd, 1st Floor (above Halcyon Gallery), 29 New Bond Street, London W1S 2RL. Telephone: +44 (0)20 7499 6621 - +44 (0)7831 391 574 Mobile. Contact: Nick... [Lire la suite]
20 mai 2013

A partially gilt bronze censer or gui, archaic shape, China, Ming Dynasty, 17th century

A partially gilt bronze censer or gui, archaic shape, China, Ming Dynasty, 17th century. Photo Cambi Casa d'Aste diam cm 12 - Estimation : 6 000 / 8 000 €   A similar sample is duplicated in a 1749 print on the annals of the Imperial Palace in Beijing during the Qianlong Reign. The same censer without gold plate is preserved at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.  Cambi Casa d'Aste. Mercredi 22 mai 2013. Castello Mackenzie - Mura di San Bartolomeo 16. Contact: Emilie Volka 0039 (0)... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2013

A Celadon earthenware censer, China, Song Dynasty (960-1279)

A Celadon earthenware censer, China, Song Dynasty (960-1279). Photo Cambi Casa d'Aste h 11cm, diam 27cm - Estimation : 800 / 1 200 €Cambi Casa d'Aste. Mercredi 22 mai 2013. Castello Mackenzie - Mura di San Bartolomeo 16. Contact: Emilie Volka 0039 (0) 108395029 -emilie@cambiaste.com
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18 mai 2013

A Blanc de Chine porcelain cylindrical censer, China, Dehua, Qing Dynasty, end 17th century

A Blanc de Chine porcelain cylindrical censer, China, Dehua, Qing Dynasty, end 17th century. Photo Cambi Casa d'Aste Origin: Gulbenkian Museum Durham, diam 9cm, h 6cm. Estimation : 2 000 / 3 000 € Cambi Casa d'Aste. Mercredi 22 mai 2013. Castello Mackenzie - Mura di San Bartolomeo 16. Contact: Emilie Volka 0039 (0) 108395029 -emilie@cambiaste.com
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