21 août 2021

Chinese Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection to be auctionned at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 26 August 2021

Kai-Yin Lo with her collection on view at Denver Art Museum, 1998. Kai-Yin Lo’s White Wares When in 1998 Kai-Yin Lo mounted an exhibition of her Chinese white wares entitled Bright as Silver, White as Snow at the Denver Art Museum, it was meant to be more than a showcase of a collector’s treasures. It was meant to celebrate something unique to China’s potters: the ability to create vessels of a pristine white out of earth. In the exhibition catalogue I started my essay by saying “The wish to create a ceramic ware... [Lire la suite]

31 mars 2016

A huanghuali painting table, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 118, A huanghuali painting table, Late Ming dynasty;  78.3 by 155.8 by 71.5 cm, 30 3/4  by 61 1/4  by 28 1/8  in. Estimate 2,800,000 — 4,000,000 HKD (329,544 - 470,778 EUR). Lot Sold 6,080,000 HKD (686,381 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the top of mitre, mortise and tenon frame construction with a tongue-and-groove, flush floating panel of two matched boards, supported by four dovetailed transverse stretchers underneath, the edge of the frame... [Lire la suite]