30 août 2017

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Hall of Mental Cultivation of The Palace Museum – Imperial Residence of Eight Emperors

Interior of East Warmth Chamber of the Hall of Mental Cultivation of The Palace Museum – Imperial Residence of Eight Emperors. HONG KONG - Hall of Mental Cultivation (Yangxin Dian) was the living place of the Qing emperors and the political centre of the Qing dynasty. It is one of the mostly visited places in The Palace Museum, and it houses the most well-known and invaluable artefacts relating to the emperors Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong, etc. As the Hall is closed for large-scale renovation, artefacts previously housed in... [Lire la suite]

15 décembre 2016

18th-century Chinese imperial seal sells for 21 mn euros

The Chinese imperial seal belonged to the Emperor Qianlong, who is regarded as the longest serving emperor in Chinese history, holding ultimate power long after he officially retired (AFP Photo/Stephane Briolant) Paris (AFP) - An 18th-century Chinese imperial seal sold for 21 million euros in Paris Wednesday -- more than 20 times its estimate, the Drouot auction house told AFP. Decorated with stylised dragons, the symbol of imperial authority, the extremely rare stamp in red and beige nephrite jade comes from the Qianlong period... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2016

Porcelain brush-washer with moulded design and inscription, China, Qing dynasty, ca.1680-1780

Porcelain brush-washer with moulded design and inscription, China, Qing dynasty, ca.1680-1780. Moulded porcelain. Length: 14.6 cm From register (in 5.75). Museum number: C.44-1935 © V&A Images.  Porcelain brush-washer of square shape, decorated under a clear glaze with a moulded design of fantastic animals emerging from waves and clouds, and with a ru-yi pattern on the rim. A long poem is inscribed on the base.  Inscription on the base. Translation from register: 'The sea horses and... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2015

Qiu Ying (Attributed to, circa 1495-1552), Immortals playing chess

Qiu Ying (Attributed to, circa 1495-1552), Immortals playing chess. Estimate $300,000 - $400,000. Price Realized $1,805,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Handscroll, ink and color on silk. Signed, with one seal of the artistSeventeen collectors’ seals, including three of Liang Qingbiao (1620-1691), three of Liang Qingjun (17th century), five of Emperor Qianlong (r. 1736-1759), three of Emperor Jiaqing (r. 1796-1820), and one of Emperor Xuantong (r. 1909-1911)Colophon by Wen Zhengming (1470-1559), stating that this... [Lire la suite]
15 septembre 2015

Hongli (Emperor Qianlong) 1711-1799, Poems in Running Script

                   Hongli (Emperor Qianlong) 1711-1799, Poems in Running Script. Estimate $320,000–450,000. Photo: Sotheby's signed Yubi, with three seals of the artist, qian long yu bi, chang yi ming dao, san feng wu si, with four collector's seals, shou zheng jian shang (4), qing fen tang cang shu hua yin (4), shou zheng zhen cang (4), ming de; ink on gold dusted silk, set of four hanging scrolls; 100 by 25.6 cm. 39 by 10 in. (4)... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2014

Metropolitan Museum Exhibition Offers Gateway into Rich Tradition of Chinese Calligraphy, Beginning April 29

Wen Peng (1498–1573). The Thousand-Character Classic in clerical script (detail), dated 1561.  NEW YORK - A loan exhibition devoted entirely to Chinese calligraphy— including masterpieces by some of the most renowned practitioners in Chinese history—will open at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on April 29.  Featuring more than 40 works, from towering scrolls designed to fill reception halls to intimate works meant to be enjoyed by lone scholars in their studios, Out of Character: Decoding Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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09 avril 2014

Exhibition of paintings from south-east China on view at the British Museum in London

Plates with Southern Chinese Landscapes, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722), porcelain with famille verte overglaze enamels, © The Trustees of the British Museum. LONDON.- Discover the beauty and culture of south-east China in this selection of paintings dating from the 6th to the 19th centuries. The display includes the famous Admonitions Scroll (from 5 June) and examples of rare porcelain from the region.  The Yangzi River runs through an area of south-east China known as Jiangnan... [Lire la suite]
12 octobre 2013

The Fragant Concubine

The Fragant Concubine. One legend says she was brought to China by the Emperor Qianlong from Uyghur. She was beautiful and had a captivating body scent but was terribly homesick and the emperor attempted to conquer her heart recreating her birthplace. When he plants a Jujube tree is when she fells in love with him. Is believed that the legend could have been based in an actual concubine from western China who entered the harem of the emperor in 1760 and who carried the court title of Rong Fei.
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