02 février 2016
'Ear' cup, erbei, Han Dynasty (206 A.C.-220 D.C.), pottery covered with a pickle green glaze, w 14.5 cm × h 4.8 cm. AK-MAK-99. On loan from the Vereniging van Vrienden der Aziatische Kunst, 1972. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Bibliography: Museum van Aziatische Kunst in het Rijks-museum, Amsterdam : catalogus, H.F.E. Visser, cat.nr. 106
02 février 2016
Map and photographs of early tea found in China. (a) Red dots show the location of the Han Yangling Mausoleum in Chang’an and Gurgyam Cemetery in Ngari, with orange lines indicating the routes of the Silk Road. (b) Plan of the Han Yangling Mausoleum and (c) the outer burial pit DK15; the brown material in pit DK15 constitutes plant remains including crops. (d) Sample DK15-1 taken from plant remains found in Pit DK15. (e) Morphological comparison between plant leaves from DK15-1 (e1, 2, 3) and modern green... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2016
Fragment of a male figure, Han dynasty, c. 206 BC-c. 9 AD, tomb figure, loam, h 25.0cm × w 9.1cm × d 8.4cm. AK-MAK-61. On loan from the Vereniging van Vrienden der Aziatische Kunst, 1972. Rijksmusem, Amsterdam. The entire figure was equipped with loose arms.
14 janvier 2016
Bronze mirror with scalloped edge, four birds and arabesques, Warring States Period, 500-200 BCE, d 18.4cm × h 1.0cm. AK-MAK-29. On loan from the Vereniging van Vrienden der Aziatische Kunst, 1972. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. The patina is pale and livid. Bronze mirror with scalloped edge and rosettes, Warring States Period, 500-200 BCE, d 9.8cm × h 0.5cm. AK-MAK-28. On loan from the Vereniging van Vrienden der Aziatische Kunst, 1972. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. The patina is bright green and brown. ... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2016
Vase hu, Han dynasty (-206 - 220), h 46.5 cm × d 38.5 cm. Courtesy Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. The green glaze was a new invention during the Han period. It imitated the patina of bronze and was used only for grave goods. The colour of the glaze, which has a characteristic pearly gloss, can range from various shades of green to brownish-yellow.
11 janvier 2016
Incense burner, Han dynasty (-206 - 220), h 13.5 cm × d 19.2 cm. Courtesy Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. This incense burner represents a mythical mountain where immortals roam. Such objects in the form of a mountain may have symbolized the entrance to the supernatural world, which the Han Chinese believed could be accessed from the highest mountain tops. A second possibility is that this is Mount Penglai, the mystical island of paradise in the Eastern Sea.
05 janvier 2016
Chinese Han Dynasty earthenware model of a horse. Price £3,250 at Cooper Events. A 2000-year-old Chinese earthenware model of a horse from the tomb of a wealthy Chinese ruler will be a major attraction when it goes on sale at The Tatton Park Antiques, Decorative & Art Fair from 8th - 10th January. Dating from between 206BC - 220AD, the horse originates from the Chinese Han Dynasty and is a large example of its type at 62cm high. It belongs to dealer Paul Burnett from Bristol who sells antiquities amongst his... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2016
Lot 8092. A group of seven bronze mirrors, Han dynasty. Sold for US$ 2,500 (€2,293). Photo Bonhams. Five of various sizes similarly cast with a broad outer rim canted inward to a saw-tooth border enclosing simplified cloud patterns and emerging birds separated by four raised bosses under a central knob; the sixth of white bronze with a canted outer rim enclosing an inscription under a continuous arc and central sunburst band; the seventh cast with an outer band of sixteen continuous arcs under a wide band of larger and... [Lire la suite]
10 novembre 2015
A yueyao jar and cover, Han Dynasty. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€4,200 - 7,000). Photo Bonhams. The globular body finely incised with two bands comprising multiple birds, divided by two raised double lines above a band of combed motifs, the sides flanked by two flat animal mask handles, the domed cover incised with concentric lines, all covered by a thin pale olive green glaze except for the lower portion of the body. 32cm (12 1/1in) high (2). Note: The jar compares closely with a neckless jar in the... [Lire la suite]
29 septembre 2015
Early Ceramics from the Yangdetang Collection. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 A green-glazed pottery figure of a dog, Eastern Han dynasty (25-220). Estimate HK$160,000 – HK$200,000 ($20,745 - $25,932). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The hollow figure is naturalistically modelled as a recumbent dog with its head tilted upwards, the mouth agape exposing the tongue and fangs, covered with a finely crackled green glaze with a silverish iridescent patina. The underside and interior are unglazed exposing the... [Lire la suite]