04 décembre 2018

Sotheby's Paris Art d'Asie led by a rare pair of coral-ground Famille Verte ‘floral’ bowls, Kangxi Yuzhi marks and of the period

PARIS - Sotheby's Paris sales are renowned for the quality and selection of objects offered. The december sale is led by a rare pair of coral-ground Famille Verte ‘floral’ bowls bearing Kangxi Yuzhi marks and of the period.  Further highlights include a selection of early Ming and Qing ceramics and porcelains formerly in the collection of L.A. Basmadjieff (1911-2000) whose important collection of early Ming blue and white porcelains was sold by Sotheby’s in 1972.   Lot... [Lire la suite]

17 septembre 2018

'Buddha’s Life, Path to the Present' at the Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM - A unique thangka, a scroll painting, from the personal collection of His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been made available for the exhibition Buddha’s Life, Path to the Present. Made in Tibet in the nineteenth century, the scroll painting is one of a series illustrating the story of Buddha’s life. On Saturday 15 September, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will perform the official opening of the new exhibition at the Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam and he will view the thangka in its temporary home. A... [Lire la suite]
10 juin 2018

Aysen Myo-o, Japon, époque Kamakura, XIVE siècle

   Lot 186. Aysen Myo-o, Japon, époque Kamakura, XIVE siècle, encre, couleurs, or et feuille d'or sur soie, montée en rouleau, boîte couverte en bois (4); 113,5 x 61 cm, 44 5/8 x 24 in. Estimation: 40,000 — 60,000 EUR. Lot sold 50,000 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. Ancienne Collection de Willem van Heusden (1913-2009)  Aysen Myo-O, ink, colour, gold and cut gold leaf on silk, hanging scroll, Japan, Kamakura period, 14th century Provenance: Acquired by Willem van Heusden in Japan... [Lire la suite]
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10 juin 2018

La descente d'Amida, Japon, époque Kamakura

Lot 185. La descente d'Amida, Japon, époque Kamakura (1185–1333); encre, couleurs et or sur soie, montée en rouleau, boîte couverte en bois; 107,3 x 37,7 cm, 42 1/4  by 14 7/8  in. Estimation: 50,000 — 80,000 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. Ancienne Collection de Willem van Heusden (1913-2009) The descent of Amida, ink, colour and gold on silk, hanging scroll, Japan, Kamakura period (1185-1333) Provenance: Acquired by Willem van Heusden in Japan before 1955 (according to his... [Lire la suite]
06 juin 2018

A large double gourd blue and white lacquered Arita porcelain vase, Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912)

Lot 22. A large double gourd blue and white lacquered Arita porcelain vase, Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912). H. : 84 cm (33 in.). Estimation: 3 000 € / 4 000 €. Lot sold 3,400 EUR. Courtesy Artcurial. En forme de double gourde, décoré en bleu sous couverte de feuilles, et laqué de trois registres horizontaux, à décor or sur fond noir, en bas, de feuilles ginko au milieu de shishi, pivoines, pins, rochers et cascades, en haut de phénix et emblèmes. Art d'Asie chez Artcurial, 75008 Paris, le... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2018

Taisho Uchikake, Taisho period (1912-1926), Japan

Taisho Uchikake, Taisho period (1912-1926), Japan. The Kimono Gallery. This opulent and wonderful Taisho-era uchikake (bridal robe) was obviously made by exceptionally talented artist and craftspeople, as the design and yuzen-dyeing are superb. This very lightweight silk wedding garment has much silk and metallic embroidery mixed with this yuzen-work. ‘Hana guruma’ in Japan translates in English to 'flower cart’. Historically, ox-carts also have proven to be popular decorative motifs, especially on women’s textiles. Ox-carts... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2018

A porcelain figure of Hotei seated, Japan, Edo period, late 17th/early 18th century with a gilt-bronze mount, German, circa 1740

Lot 94. A porcelain figure of Hotei seated, Japan, Edo period, late 17th-early 18th century with a gilt-bronze mount, German, circa 1740. Haut. 30 cm., larg. 21 cm. ; Height 11 3/4  in., width 8 1/4  in. Estimate 5,000 — 8,000 €. Lot sold 13,750 €. Courtesy Sotheby's. the headdress decorated with hard stones and glass and rose leaves; (restorations to the porcelain) Provenance: Accorsi Gallery, Turin Sotheby's. Important Mobilier, Sculptures... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2018

Tsukada Shukyo, Pair of Vases, Japan, circa 1910

Tsukada Shukyo, Pair of Vases, Japan, circa 1910, silver with touches of gold, height 34.7 cm, Khalili Collections, MX 94 © 2016 Khalili Collections.
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01 avril 2018

Tray, Japan, Tokyo, circa 1900

Tray, Japan, Tokyo, circa 1900, cloisonné, musen and yusen enamel, applied with a shakudo rim, 30.8 x 26 cm, Khalili Collections, E 37 © 2016 Khalili Collections.
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31 mars 2018

A carved wood figure of Fudo Myo-O, Japan, Heian period, 12th century

Lot 3089. A carved wood figure of Fudo Myo-O, Japan, Heian period, 12th century; 92.2 cm, 36 1/4  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD (63,069 - 84,091 EUR). Lot Sold 1,000,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018. the Immovable Wisdom King worked from a single block of cypress wood in the ichiboku zukuri technique, powerfully carved standing with his body leaning to one side, simply dressed with a loincloth knotted at the waist and cascading in... [Lire la suite]
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