01 mai 2018

Dehua figures, Qing dynasty at Sotheby's London, 16 May 2018

Lot 5. A Dehua figure of Manjushri, Qing dynasty; 24 cm, 9 1/2  in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot Sold 6,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. well modelled, seated on pierced rockwork beside a Buddhist lion, wearing loose robes tied at the waist and elaborate jewellery, with hair in a high chignon, holding a ruyi sceptre in the right hand, the reverse impressed with a double-gourd seal reading He Chaozong. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 11th November 2015,... [Lire la suite]

28 janvier 2018

A Blanc-de-Chine figure of Wen Chang, 17th century

Lot 243. A Blanc-de-Chine figure of Wen Chang, 17th century; 37.8cm., 14 7/8 in. Estimate 4,000—6,000 GBP. Lot Sold 46,850 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2009 the figure holding a small scroll in his left hand, wearing a peaked hat and loose-fitting robes, seated on a rockwork base, impressed He Chaozong mark. Note: For a similar example, attributed to circa 1620-50, holding a ruyi sceptre and leaning on a rockwork ledge, see Rose Kerr, Blanc de Chine: Porcelain from Dehua,... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2017

A Dehua figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 105. A Dehua figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 26.5 cm, 10 1/2  in.  Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 68,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. seated in lalitasana holding a scroll in the left hand, wearing long flowing robes, the face with a serene downcast expression and hair ornately tied and set with jewellery, with a matching pendant to the chest, the reverse impressed with a gourd-shaped He Chaozong mark  Provenance: Collection... [Lire la suite]
13 octobre 2015

A large Dehua figure of Guanyin, He Chaozong mark

A large Dehua figure of Guanyin, He Chaozong mark. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€4,400 - 6,200). Photo: Bonhams. The voluptuous feminine form elaborately bejeweled and attired, holding a pearl aloft in her right hand while her left supports a lotus blossom, all raised upon a plinth molded in crashing waves and lotus pods, the back of her hip bearing the impressed four-character maker's mark within a square cartouche, as well as a double gourd shaped mark possibly reading Dehua (crack to... [Lire la suite]
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13 septembre 2015

A Dehua figure of Guanyin, China, Late Ming dynasty, circa 1620

A Dehua figure of Guanyin, China, Late Ming dynasty, circa 1620. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's the figure modeled standing on a vase brimming with lotus on a bank of swirling waves, wearing long robes that cover the hands, open at the chest to reveal a ruyi-bead necklace, extending to a cowl and falling gracefully to expose one bare foot, the head turned slightly to the left and hair arranged beneath the cowl and fastened with a lotus diadem, the back... [Lire la suite]
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