09 juin 2019

Annam chawan, Vietnam, 14th-15th century & Annam-style chawan, Japan, Edo period. 17th century

Lot 2408. Annam chawan, Vietnam, 14th-15th century & Annam-style chawan, Japan, Edo period. 17th century. Estimate 700 € - 1 000 €. © 2008-2019, Van Ham Fine Art Auctioneers a) Large tea bowl (Annam chawan), titled "Big Wave" (Annan tetsu e nami chawan) on the lacquer box in gold lacquer. Stoneware, painted with cobalt blue under the finely crazed glaze. With vertical, slightly curved wall on a short foot ring. Outside with the typical wave pattern of early Vietnamese proto-porcelain. The glaze, apparently... [Lire la suite]

25 mars 2019

Sotheby's announces an eclectic offering of objects from the prehistory period to the present

HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong will present Curiosity V on 2 April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. In its fifth instalment, the sale offers an eclectic and thought-provoking assemblage of works ranging across time and geographical space, from Ice Age Siberia, to Bronze Age China, Ancient Egypt and Medieval Europe. Highlights include an important Neolithic jade cong from the Liangzhu culture formerly in the distinguished collection of Duan Fang (1861-1911); a monumental stucco Buddha head dating from the... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2019

A set of writing table (bundai) , writing box (suzuribako) and paper box (fubako), School of Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Japan,

Lot 1151. A set of writing table (bundai) , writing box (suzuribako) and paper box (fubako), School of Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Japan, Meiji period, late 19th century. Writing table 4 ¾ in. (12 cm.) high, 23 ¼ in. (59 cm.) wide, 13 ¼ in. (33.6 cm.) deep Writing box 9 in. (22.9 cm.) long Paper box 15 7/8 in. (40.3 cm.) long. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Each executed in red, black and silver lacquer to simulate bamboo and applied with ants of black lacquer on the table, a cricket of... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2019

Three important works by Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891) from the Irving Collection at Christie's New York, 20 March 2019

     Lot 810. A rectangular lacquer tray, Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Japan, Meiji period, late 19th century; 14 ¾ in. (37.6 cm.) long. Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000. Price realised USD 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Decorated in gold, silver, red, black and yellow hiramaki-e and takamaki-e against anishimeji (imitation stone) ground with millet on a tea kettle and with a grasshopper perched on the handle, signed Gyonen nanajusan okina... [Lire la suite]
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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