10 septembre 2018

A Huanghuali low table, Kangzhuo, Late Ming dynasty, early 17th century

Lot 89. A Huanghuali low table, Kangzhuo, Late Ming dynasty, early 17th century; 12 x 36 1/2 x 22 1/4 in (30.5 x 93 x 56.5cm). Estimate: 12,000-15,000 USD. Sold for US$ 31,250 (€ 26,860). © Bonhams 2001-2018 The rectangular-paneled top with a 'water-stopping' beaded rim above an 'ice-plate' edge and plain waist supported by dramatic cabriole legs ending in articulated, clawed feet on pads, the fierce animal mask terminals with gaping jaws, bulging eyes, flaring nostrils and flowing hair, joined by a... [Lire la suite]

07 septembre 2018

A fine Dehua figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, early 17th century, impressed He Chaozong mark within a double gourd

Lot 1346. A fine Dehua figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, early 17th century, impressed He Chaozong mark within a double gourd; 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  The Goddess of Mercy is shown seated with both hands resting on the raised right knee, and the left hand gently clasping a scroll. The figure is swathed in a long, flowing robe which falls open at the chest to reveal a ruyi-shaped necklace. The hair is held in a... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2018

Nef, Nuremberg, early 17th century, Mark of Esaias zur Linden

Lot 1731. Nef, Nuremberg, early 17th century, Mark of Esaias zur Linden. Parcel gilt. H c. 44 cm. 697 g. Estimate:  CHF 26 000 / 46 000 (€ 21 670 / 38 330). © Koller. The hull chased with wave decoration and sea monsters. The hull with four armed figures. The rigging and stem renewed. Provenance: European private collection. Koller. Silver & Porcelain - Tuesday 25 September 2018 04.00 PM
21 août 2018

Vanderven Oriental Art announces TEFAF New York Fall highlights

 'S-HERTOGENBOSCH.- From October 27– 31, 2018, Vanderven Oriental Art will exhibit at TEFAF New York Fall (Stand 342). The long-established gallery, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, is one of the world’s leading international dealers in Chinese export porcelain, Han and Tang pottery, and Chinese works of art.  Vanderven will showcase a selection of blue and white porcelain alongside works from Figures, an exquisite catalog celebrating the human form in Chinese antiques. This year, the booth’s focus... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2018

A large rhinoceros horn 'grape vine' libation cup, Qing dynasty, late 17th-18th century

Lot 3763. A large rhinoceros horn 'grape vine' libation cup, Qing dynasty, late 17th-18th century; 6 1/2 in. (16.7 cm.) long. Estimate HK$900,000 - HK$1,200,000. Price Realized HK$3,620,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Of leaf form, carved in high relief on the exterior with two large stems forming the handle and descending towards the base and curving into a broad foot before rising again up the sides as fruit-laden grape vine issuing large palmate leaves and spring-like tendrils, shading from... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2018

A rare Kubachi figural pottery dish, Persia, Safavid, early 17th century

Lot 133. A rare Kubachi figural pottery dish, Persia, Safavid, early 17th century; 6.8cm. height; 35.5cm. diam. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 GBP (34,443 - 48,220 USD). Lot Sold 30,000 GBP (34,332 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. of shallow form with wide everted rim, decorated in blue, green, and bole beige and orange with black outlines, featuring a kneeling male figure holding an orange amidst foliate blossoms, rim with floral sprays within cartouches, exterior plain. ... [Lire la suite]
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21 mars 2018

A rare and finely carved 'Nine dragons' rhinoceros horn libation cup, Ming dynasty, early 17th century

Lot 2171. A rare and finely carved 'Nine dragons' rhinoceros horn libation cup, Ming dynasty, early 17th century; 6 in. (15 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 900,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price realised HKD 3,140,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Of archaistic form, the flaring sides are raised on a gently spreading foot carved in low relief with a squared double scroll. Both sides are carved to depict immortals in a mountainous landscape retreat amidst prunus, pine and wutong. The handle is... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2018

A carved rhinoceros horn 'Eight immortals and Shoulao' libation cup, Ming dynasty, early 17th century 

Lot 2165. A carved rhinoceros horn 'Eight immortals and Shoulao' libation cup, Ming dynasty, early 17th century; 5 15/16 in. (15 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price realised HKD 1,340,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 In the form of a lotus petal, the deep cup is carved in high relief with Shoulao riding a crane, descending to meet the Eight Immortals, each bearing an attribute and standing on continuous scrolling wave-like clouds continuing around the base to form... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2018

An unusual undecorated rhinoceros horn libation cup, naihebei, Ming dynasty, early 17th century 

Lot 2162. An unusual undecorated rhinoceros horn libation cup, naihebei, Ming dynasty, early 17th century; 5 1/4 in. (13.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price realised HKD 1,220,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The exterior is exquisitely contoured in the form of the rhinoceros horn and left undecorated to display the outstanding natural beauty of the material, carved in relief to one side with a Wanli four-character reign mark in regular script above the owner's... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2018

Damo crossing the water on a reed, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), early 17th Century

Damo crossing the water on a reed, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), early 17th Century, Dehua; Fujian province. Porcelain, 11 1/4 × 4 7/16 × 3 1/2 in. (28.6 × 11.3 × 8.9 cm). Gift of Ira and Nancy Koger, 2001. Blue and white moon flask, Ming Dynasty, early 15th Century. White porcelain, 12 3/4 × 8 3/4 × 5 5/8 in. (32.4 × 22.2 × 14.3 cm). Gift of Ira and Nancy Koger, 2001; SN11122.64. © The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.