04 août 2012

Guanyin, the Bodhisattava of Compassion. Chinese, He Chaozong Mark. Ming dynasty, early 17th century

Guanyin, the Bodhisattava of Compassion 明德化白瓷觀音像. Chinese, He Chaozong Mark 何朝宗. Ming dynasty, early 17th century. Porcelain, Dehua ware. 36cm (14 3/16in.). Bequest of Mrs. James Warren Sever.. 78.1 © 2012 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Mark: Impressed double-gourd mark of He Chaozong Provenance: 1878, Mrs James Warren Sever, Boston; bequest of Mrs. James Warren Sever to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 7,1878)

18 mai 2012

Qianlong Emperor's seal heads home after selling for 3.4 million at Bonhams

Imperial jade seal. Estimate: £1m to £1.5m. Sold for £3.4m. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- An important Imperial spinach green jade double-gourd ‘San Xi Tang’ seal, of the revered Qianlong period (1736-1795), one of the outstanding items in Bonhams Fine Chinese Art sale in London today, sold for £3.4m.  It had been estimated to sell for £1m to £1.5m but after stiff bidding in the packed saleroom it was knocked down to a telephone buyer from mainland China. So this stunningly beautiful Imperial seal will be going home.  Asaph... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2012

A Dehua-figurine 'Puxian on an elephant'. China, 19th cent. (Qing-dynasty 1644-1911)

A Dehua-figurine 'Puxian on an elephant'. China, 19th cent. (Qing-dynasty 1644-1911).. Photo Auktionshaus Stahl White porcelain (Blanc-de-Chine). Tall figurine of Bodhisattva Samantabhadra (Puxian) in a flowing robe riding on an elephant. The right hand holding a ruyi-sceptre, the left hand raised for a peaceful gesture (Abhaya mudra). Next to him on the wave-base with lotus-leaves an acolyte, standing on a lotus-flower. Dehua-seal and artist's mark ('He Chaozong'). Verso a fine fissure to the base. H. 50,5... [Lire la suite]
29 octobre 2011

A dehua standing figure of Guanyin in the style of He Chaozong, China, 17th century

A dehua standing figure of Guanyin in the style of He Chaozong, China, 17th century. photo Nagel Auctions The Goddess well modelled standing on a leaf floating on waves, her hands concealed within the voluminous sleeves of her long robes falling in folds to her feet, open at the chest to show a ruyi-set beaded necklace, her face with crisply carved serene features beneath her hair pulled back and piled in a high chignon covered with a cowl draped onto her shoulders, applied overall with an even white glaze pooling to an ivory... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2011

A fine 'Blanc de Chine' model of Guanyin seated on a rock with a book, China, impressed mark He Chaozong and Xuande, 17th ct.

A fine 'Blanc de Chine' model of Guanyin seated on a rock with a book, China, impressed mark He Chaozong and Xuande, 17th ct. photo Nagel Auktionen H. 30,6 cm. Estimate 15000 / 20000 € Note He Chaozong was a celebrated early 17th century Chinese potter. He Chaozong fashioned mainly Buddhist white porcelain statuary. Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. May 6th 2011 www.auction.de
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23 octobre 2010

A fine Dehua model of Guanyin, protector of fishermen, China, marked He Chaozong, 17th century.

A fine Dehua model of Guanyin, protector of fishermen, China, marked He Chaozong, 17th century. photo courtesy Nagel The deity stands on a low base lapped by waves, her extended left foot resting on a vase from which protect a lotos flower and leaf. H. 46,7 cm - Estimate € 15 000 / 25 000 Provenienz: Aus einer norddeutschen Privatsammlung, über den deutschen Kunsthändler Heinz Reichert erworben bei Sotheby's London, 9.12.1975, Lot 177 Vgl. John Ayers 'Blanc de Chine - Divine Images in Porcelain', China... [Lire la suite]
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30 août 2009

Three Blanc de chine & white glazed porcelains @ Christie's

A blanc de chine figure of Guanyin, 18th century finely modelled in a seated position with her left arm resting on a curved support, the hair tied, the hands hidden within the sleeves of the long robes she is wearing, impressed gourd-shaped sealmark of He Chaozong to the back -- 6in. (15.3cm.) high, wood stand. Est. £2,000 - £3,000 A white glazed circular dish, 18th century with incised anhua-type decoration of scrolling leafy lotus sprays to the interior and exterior -- 13½in. (34.4cm.) diam. Est. £1,500 - £2,000 ... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2009

A collection of Chinese white glazed porcelains @ Bonhams

A white biscuit-glazed porcelain brush pot. Daoguang Mark Of cylindrical form and molded in high relief with a dragon spewing out waves into a watery expanse as it courses through clouds, its eyes tinted in black and the recessed base bearing the molded six-character mark in seal script. 5 1/8in (13cm) high - Estimate: $2,000 - 3,000 A Dehua seated figure of Guanyin. He Chaozong Mark, 19th Century Seated in 'royal ease' with her left hand holding a scroll and the arm resting on a curving arm rest trimmed with beading... [Lire la suite]


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