26 avril 2017

A blue-glazed vase, cong, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 151. A blue-glazed vase, cong, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908); 30cm (11 3/4in) high.  Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 (€4,700 - 7,100). Photo: Bonhams. Modelled after an archaic jade prototype, the square section rising from a short circular foot to a short tapering neck, the rectangular sides applied with a pair of moulded elephant-head handles suspending fixed rings, covered overall in a thick and rich purplish-blue glaze. Provenance: acquired from Accorsi, Turin in the 1950s, by... [Lire la suite]

04 avril 2017

A dark spinach-green jade cong, Shang dynasty (c. 1600-1100 BC)

Lot 167. A dark spinach-green jade cong, Shang dynasty (c. 1600-1100 BC), 3 ½ in. (8.9 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 260,000 (USD 19,390 - USD 33,610). Price realised HKD 187,500 (USD 24,238) © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. The thick-sided square-section facetted exterior is left undecorated, terminating in a short circular foot and mouth, the interior aperture of characteristic circular section, the highly polished stone of an attractive mottled dark sea-green tone.  ... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2017

A rare 'Longquan' celadon vase, cong, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 3009. A rare 'Longquan' celadon vase, cong, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,800,000 HKD (145,995 - 218,992 EUR) Photo: Sotheby's modelled after an archaic jade cong, each long edge of the square-sectioned body with eight raised horizontal bands within a raised rectangular frame, all supported on a short foot and surmounted by a gently tapered neck, covered overall save for the footring with a lustrous celadon glaze draining to pale bluish-white... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2017

A greyish-green and buff jade cong, 2nd–1st millenium BC

Lot 801. A greyish-green and buff jade cong, 2nd–1st millenium BC. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The cong has plain sides and narrow collars, and much of the greyish-green stone is now opaque and altered to a mottled buff and brown color. 2 ½ in. (6.3 cm.) wide Provenance: The Erwin Harris Collection, Miami, Florida, by 1995. Christie's. The Harris Collection: Important Early Chinese Art, 16 March 2017, New York, Rockefeller Center
24 novembre 2016

From the Lands of Asia: A world premiere at Pointe-à-Callière

MONTREAL.- In a world premiere, From the Lands of Asia. The Sam and Myrna Myers Collection is being featured at Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Archaeology and History Complex from November 17, 2016 to March 19, 2017. Some 450 exceptional objects offer an uncommon perspective of the vast sweep of East Asian history.  Part of a larger collection of some 5,000 works of Asian art, including one of the world’s most extensive private collections of ancient jade, the exhibition also includes a selection of pieces from... [Lire la suite]
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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