20 avril 2018

The second Antique Arms Fair set to open in London

Ottoman shield of gilt-Copper (tombak). Early 17th century. Image provided by Peter Finer Ltd.  LONDON.- The inaugural Antique Arms Fair at Olympia London of September 2017, a showcase for fine antique arms, armour and militaria from an array of UK based and international specialist dealers, received very positive feedback from dealers and collectors alike regarding the high standard of the fair, excellent sales, and good attendance. The organisers hope to emulate and build on this positive start in their next... [Lire la suite]

08 avril 2018

A blue and white brush holder, Joseon Dynasty, (19th century)

Lot 136. A blue and white brush holder, Joseon Dynasty, (19th century); 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2018. Cylindrical form with a recessed base, decorated in underglaze-blue with two flying cranes and stylized clouds, double lines at the mouth rim and base, applied with a glossy transparent glaze. Christie's. Japanese and Korean Art, New York, 18 April 2018
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08 avril 2018

A slip-inlaid celadon stoneware bowl, Joseon Dynasty (13th century)

Lot 132. A slip-inlaid celadon stoneware bowl, Joseon Dynasty, (13th century); 8 in. (20.3 cm) diameter; 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2018. The large, round bowl inlaid on the interior in white and iron slip with a wide frieze of four cranes flying amongst white-slip clouds, the well inlaid with a central medallion of two confronted cranes within a yo’i fungus-head-shaped surround, decorated below the rim with a foliate band; the bowl inlaid on the... [Lire la suite]
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08 avril 2018

A blue and white porcelain jar with animal handles, Joseon Dynasty, (18th century)

Lot 137. A blue and white porcelain jar with animal handles, Joseon Dynasty, (18th century); 8 1/8 in. (25.6 cm) high. Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 90,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2018. Rising from an inset, raised ring foot to an upright, circular neck, the body balanced by two slender loop handles moulded in the form of animals, the jar additionally decorated in cobalt blue underglaze with plantains on one side and with a stand of flowers on the opposite side above an irregular blue line encircling the... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2018

A Buncheong slip-decorated stoneware bottle, Joseon Dynasty, (15th-16th century)

Lot 134. A Buncheong slip-decorated stoneware bottle, Joseon Dynasty, (15th-16th century); 8 ¾ in. (22.3 cm) high. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 100,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2018.  Of flattened globular form rising from a high splayed foot to the cylindrical neck that ends in a rolled lip, cut in the white slip applied to the body with lotus arabesques with incised-line details and applied with a celadon-tinged clear glaze, the circular foot rim unglazed. Property from the Sakamoto Family Collection ... [Lire la suite]
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08 avril 2018

A Buncheong moon flask, Joseon Dynasty, (15th-16th century)

Lot 133. A Buncheong moon flask, Joseon Dynasty, (15th-16th century); 9.¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 250,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2018. With flattened body rising from a ring foot, decorated with white slip and incised on one side with a roundel of an overturned fish swimming in stylized waves and on the opposite side with a panel of abstract design and applied with a thin and glossy clear glaze. Provenance: Yamamoto Hatsujiro (1887-1951), Osaka, acquired in... [Lire la suite]
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23 mars 2018

Bonhams achieves its highest total for Asia Week at $16.96 million

Lot 3019. A gilt copper figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Khasa Malla, 13th- 14th century; 23 in. (58.5 cm) high. Himalayan Art Resources item no.61544.  Estimate $1,200,000 - 1,600,000. Sold for US$ 1,392,500 (€ 1,130,643). © Bonhams 2001-2018 NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams concluded its Asia Week with a total of $16.96 million, the highest total ever achieved for Asia Week at Bonhams New York, realized over six sales from March 19 to 21. “This was a special season at... [Lire la suite]
18 février 2018

Freeman's Asian Arts Auction offers a collection of collections

  PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Freeman’s Asian Arts auction, Friday March 16th, brings together nearly 600 lots representing Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Southeast Asian works of art, and is scheduled to coincide with Asia Week in New York City.  With the world’s attention focused on South Korea, Freeman’s offers its own salute to the culture of Korea. A highlight of the sale is the group of Korean celadons, buncheong stonewares, and blue and white porcelains from a private Florida collection, representing seven centuries... [Lire la suite]
07 décembre 2017

Jarre en porcelaine à décor brun de fer, Corée, Dynastie Joseon

Lot 74. Jarre en porcelaine à décor brun de fer, Corée, Dynastie Joseon. Haut. 27 cm, height 10 5/8  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 €. Lot sold 25,000 €. Photo: Sotheby's. An underglaze iron brown-decorated 'dragon' jar, Joseon dynasty de forme globulaire aplatie, le pourtour vivement peint d'un long dragon volant parmi les nuages stylisés, le brun de fer virant au rouge et pourpre sur un fond ivoire parcouru de fines craquelures. Provenance: Offered at Sotheby's New... [Lire la suite]
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18 septembre 2017

A silk eight-panel screen, Korea, Joseon dynasty, 19th century

Lot 1128. A silk eight-panel screen, Korea, Joseon dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 93,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s. embroidered with a continuous scene of noblemen hunting in a mountainous terrain, some hunters gathering in a palace on the far left, executed in shades of blue, pale green, violet, and black, all on a cream-colored satin silk ground. Height of each panel 86 1/2  in., 219.7 cm; Width 15 1/2  in., 39.4 cm Provenance: Collection of... [Lire la suite]