24 septembre 2016

Online catalog of objects from Stone Age to Han Dynasty launches

A group of ceremonial tubes , most produced by the Liangzhu culture 良渚 (ca. 3300-2250 BCE), Late Neolithic period, ca. 5000-1700 BCE, Jade (nephrite), Gifts of Charles Lang Freer, Arthur M. Sackler, and Dr. Paul Singer. © 2016 Smithsonian Institution WASHINGTON, DC.- The Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery will launch a digital catalog, "Jades for Life and Death," from its extensive collection of one of the finest holdings of Chinese jades in the world Oct. 6. The first release, in a... [Lire la suite]

19 septembre 2016

A celadon and russet jade cong, Song dynasty or earlier

Lot 21. A celadon and russet jade cong, Song dynasty or earlier. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000 (USD 19,420 - USD 25,894). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Each side is carved in relief with dragon head scrolls. 1 5/8 in. (4.7 cm.) long. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 October 2016, Hong Kong
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01 septembre 2016

A blue-glazed vase (cong), Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 912. A blue-glazed vase (cong), Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of archaistic quadrangular form, set on two sides with elephant-head handles suspending fixed rings, covered overall save for the foot rim with an unctuous purplish-blue glaze thinning to white along the edges - Height 9 1/2  in., 24.1 cm. Provenance: Collection of a United States Army General stationed in China, acquired between 1925 and 1948, and thence by descent. ... [Lire la suite]
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01 septembre 2016

A celadon-glazed 'trigram' vase, (cong) Guangxu mark and period (1875-1906)

Lot 913. A celadon-glazed 'trigram' vase, (cong) Guangxu mark and period (1875-1906). Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. each of the straight sides of the archaistic quadrangular form molded with bagua arranged in two columns, applied overall with a pale bluish-celadon glaze, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character mark - Height 11 in., 28 cm. Provenance: Collection of a United States Army General stationed in China, acquired between 1925 and 1948,... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2016

A large celadon-glazed vase (cong), Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 918. A large celadon-glazed vase (cong), Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of archaistic quadrangular form, the sides molded at the corners with the eight trigrams arranged in two columns divided by a continuous double line, surmounted by a broad tapering circular neck, and supported on a short cylindrical foot, covered overall with a rich gray-green glaze, fitted wood stand (2) - Height 13 1/2  in., 34.3 cm. Sotheby's. Saturday at... [Lire la suite]
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20 juillet 2016

A blue-glazed square vase, cong, Mark and period of Guangxu (1875-1908)

Lot 425. A blue-glazed square vase, cong, Mark and period of Guangxu (1875-1908). Estimate 70,000 — 100,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's of archaic cong form, the tall rectangular body rising from a broad circular base to a short tapered neck with a rounded rim, set on two sides with elephant-head handles suspending fixed rings, covered overall save for the foot rim with an thick unctuous purplish-blue glaze thinning to white along the edges,... [Lire la suite]

20 juillet 2016

A celadon-glazed 'trigram' vase, Cong, Mark and period of Guangxu (1875-1908)

Lot 306. A celadon-glazed 'trigram' vase, cong, Mark and period of Guangxu (1875-1908). Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 125,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's of archaistic cong form, the straight sides moulded on each side with eight trigrams arranged in two columns, surmounted by a tapered neck and lipped rim, all supported on a tapered foot, applied overall with a pale bluish-celadon glaze, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark; 28.1 cm., 11... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2016

A blue-glazed square vase, cong, Seal mark and period of Guangxu (1875-1908)

Lot 861. A blue-glazed square vase, cong, Seal mark and period of Guangxu (1875-1908). Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's.    of archaistic cong form, set on two sides with elephant-head handles suspending fixed rings, covered overall save for the foot rim with an unctuous purplish-blue glaze thinning to white along the edges, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character mark, wood stand; 29 cm, 11 3/8 in.  Sotheby's. Chinese... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2016

A blue-glazed square vase, cong, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 830. A blue-glazed square vase, cong, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 100,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's.   of archaistic cong form, raised on a circular foot with a pair of elephant-head handles suspending fixed rings on the straight sides, covered overall save for the foot rim with a thick blue glaze mottled with dark blue flecks and thinning to white along the edges, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2016

A blue and white soft-paste square vase, cong, 18th century

Lot 265. A blue and white soft-paste square vase, cong, 18th century. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€3,800 - 6,400). Photo: Bonhams. Each face moulded with archaistic ribs, with a dense diaper ground with foliate cartouches, the neck and foot painted with floral borders. 34cm (13 3/8in) high Note: Compare with a very similar vase sold in Christie's New York, 30 March 2005, lot 1491. And another, 18th century, in Sotheby's London, 4 November 2009, lot 194. Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN... [Lire la suite]
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