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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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]