08 septembre 2017

Masterpieces from the Asia Society Museum Collection until 8 july 2018

NEW YORK - This exhibition features a selection of the finest artworks from the Asia Society Museum Collection, largely assembled from 1963 to 1978 by Asia Society founder John D. Rockefeller 3rd (1906–1978) and his wife, Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller (1909–1992), working with art historian Sherman E. Lee (1918–2008) as an advisor. This spectacular group of historical objects—including sculpture, painting, and decorative arts—was later bequeathed to Asia Society and became the core of the world-renowned Asia Society Museum... [Lire la suite]

30 juillet 2017

Flask, Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and period (1736–95)

Flask, Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and period (1736–95). Glass, 14,1  x 7,6 cm. William Sturgis Bigelow Collection, 12.115 © 2017 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Provenance: Lent by W.S. Bigelow, March 7, 1914
20 juin 2017

A white-glazed flask, Liao dynasty

Lot 422. A white-glazed flask, Liao dynasty, 26.5 cm, 10 3/8  in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 75,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.    of 'pouch' form with the rounded lower body tapering to a vertical tubular spout and a flat bracket-lobed handle, covered overall with a white slip and a translucent glaze Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017
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18 mai 2017

A repoussé and engraved gold flask, North India, second half 18th century

Lot 112. A repoussé and engraved gold flask, North India, second half 18th century, 8 ¾in. (22.2cm.) high. Estimate GBP 22,000 - GBP 28,000 (USD 28,424 - USD 36,176). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 On plain base, the facetted body with elegant floral sprays and scrolls, the central panels with a profuse floral spray inhabited with peacocks rising from, a gadrooned bulbous vase flanked with felines, with bulbous screw top with suspension chain. Provenance: Sotheby’s, London, 28 April 2004, lot 160 Literature: Usha R... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2017

Flask, Yongle period, 1400-1430, Ming dynasty

Flask, Yongle period, 1400-1430, Ming dynasty. Blue and white porcelain. Glazed and decorated porcelain and cobalt. Height: 13 in, Diameter: 8.5 in. 554-1878 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2017.   The main body of the flask is of flattened circular form, the neck is narrow at the shoulder and widens at the top. Two slender handles adjoin the neck and the shoulder. Decorated in underglaze blue with a stylised lotus design, simple banded decoration and floral scrolls. Historical significance:... [Lire la suite]
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15 février 2016

A small green-glazed stoneware flask, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

A small green-glazed stoneware flask, Liao dynasty (907-1125). © Christie's Image 2003 Modelled after leather prototypes, the swelling body flattened at the top below a finger-pinched loop handle attached to a cylindrical spout with molded rim and raised band at its base, covered with a thin bright green glaze over a white slip falling irregularly to expose the buff ware - 10 5/8in. (27cm.) high - Lot 231. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Price Realized $2,390  CHRISTIE'S. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND... [Lire la suite]
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20 mars 2015

Rare Kamakura-period flask leads Fine Japanese & Korean Works of Art Sale at Bonhams

A large and rare Ko-Seto heishi (flask), Kamakura period (early 14th century), 12 1/16in (30.5cm) high. Sold for: $275,000. Photo: Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams ended its Asia week sales in style when the Fine Japanese & Korean Works of Art on March 18 made more than $1.3 million. The rarest item on offer, an early 14th century large Japanese Ko-Seto heishi (flask), fetched $275,000 and was the top lot of the day. “Today’s sale of the important ko-seto flask underscores Bonhams’ commitment to bringing important... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2015

A rare white-glazed pottery flask, China, Northern Qi dynasty (AD 550-577)

A rare white-glazed pottery flask, China, Northern Qi dynasty (AD 550-577). Estimate USD 2,000 - 3,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Of flattened ovoid form, one side molded with a monster mask, the other with a stylized floral ornament, covered overall with a thick creamy-white glaze falling short of the flared foot; 7 ½ in. (19.5 cm.) high, box Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1987. Property from the Private Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth ... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2015

A white stoneware flask, Liao dynasty, 10th century

A white stoneware flask, Liao dynasty, 10th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. after a leather prototype, the lower bulbous section rising from a flattened base to a tapered top, the upper part terminating in a flat bracket-lobed flange and an upright circular spout with everted lip, the flange pierced with a hole, covered overall with white slip and a transparent ivory-tinged glaze stopping short of the base to reveal the white body. Height 10 7/8  in., 27.5 cm ... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2015

Rare 14th century ceramic flask leads the Bonhams Fine Japanese & Korean Works of Art Sale

A large and rare Ko-Seto heishi (flask), Kamakura period (early 14th century), 12 1/16in (30.5cm) high. Est. $225,000-300,000. Photo: Courtesy of Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams presents Fine Japanese & Korean Works of Art on March 18, an auction that will place superb examples of classic Japanese art, Meiji era craftsmanship and a much anticipated private collection of Korean works on the auction block. The rarest item on offer is an early 14th century large Japanese Ko-Seto heishi (flask) that is expected to fetch between... [Lire la suite]