26 mars 2018

Two rare powder-blue-ground floral dishes, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, circa 1720

Lot 304. Two rare powder-blue-ground floral dishes, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, circa 1720. Diameter 10 1/2  in., 26.6 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000. Lot sold 27,500 USD. © Sotheby's each with shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot, the center superbly painted with flowers, one with gnarled magnolia branches bursting with blooms amidst sprays of thoroughwort, the other with grasses and lush lotus blossoms under a pendulous lotus leaf, set within a foliate-form... [Lire la suite]

17 mars 2018

An unusual large 'Verte-Imari' 'rouleau' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, circa 1720

Lot 103. An unusual large 'Verte-Imari' 'rouleau' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, circa 1720; height 26 3/4 in., 68 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot Sold  158,500 USD. photo Sotheby's 2011. of similar form to the preceding three lots, finely painted with children gamboling around three men and women on a terrace furnished with a table strewn with vases, censers and other objects and a bird cage suspended from a prunus tree, a lady seated on a cloth-covered stool to one side... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2018

Significant collection of Asian art makes its US debut at the Kimbell

FORT WORTH, TX.- This spring, the Kimbell Art Museum presents the U.S. debut of From the Lands of Asia: The Sam and Myrna Myers Collection. This exhibition will feature nearly 450 objects from this remarkable collection, with works representing key periods in the history of the art of China, Japan, Tibet, Mongolia, Korea and Vietnam. "In following their passion, Sam and Myrna Myers have assembled one of the finest Asian art collections ever amassed," commented Eric M. Lee, director of the Kimbell Art Museum.... [Lire la suite]
04 février 2018

Minneapolis Institute of Art and theater artist Robert Wilson collaborate to create immersive experience

China, Imperial Portrait of a Prince (detail), Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, 1736–95 Ink, color, and gold on silk Gift of funds from Louis W. Hill, Jr., David Bradford, Myron Kunin, and Bruce Dayton 83.30, Minneapolis Institute of Art MINNEAPOLIS, MN.- The Minneapolis Institute of Art collaborated with celebrated theatre director and visual artist Robert Wilson to organize a first-of-its-kind exhibition highlighting the drama, rituals, and opulence of the Qing Empire, the last imperial dynasty of China.... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2018

A very large pair of Chinese Imari armorial dishes, Kangxi period, circa 1705

Lot 108. A very large pair of Chinese Imari armorial dishes, Kangxi period, circa 1705; 18 ½ in. (47 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The arms of Pitt, auspicious symbol mark on base in blue. Note: Thomas Pitt (1653-1726), founder of the 18th century political dynasty, was a Governor General of Fort St. George and later of Jamiaca. Known as 'Diamond Pitt', he sold a 141-carat diamond to the Duc d'Orleans for the French... [Lire la suite]
20 janvier 2018

A very large pair of iron-red and underglaze blue jars and covers, Kangxi period, first quarter 18th century

Lot 22. A very large pair of iron-red and underglaze blue jars and covers, Kangxi period, first quarter 18th century; 24 ¼ in. (61.5 cm.) high, overall. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 56,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 With bands of petal-shaped panels enclosing landscape vignettes, the collar of scrollwork, and the domed covers of conforming decoration with underglaze blue knop finial. Provenance: The Benjamin F. Edwards III Collection of Chinese Export Porcelain,... [Lire la suite]

15 janvier 2018

A rare 'Chinese Imari' bottle and cover for the Portuguese market, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, circa 1720

Lot 306. A rare 'Chinese Imari' bottle and cover for the Portuguese market, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, circa 1720; 22cm., 8 5/8 in. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 22,500 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008 the ovoid body rising from a recessed base to a short cylindrical neck, brightly enamelled to the front face with the arms of Sampaio Melo e Castro, the reverse with underglaze-blue, iron-red and gilt floral sprays, all below a floret and diaper band at the rim, the straight-sided cover... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2018

A rare and large 'Chinese Imari' armorial charger for the Portuguese market, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, circa 1700-1720

Lot 304. A rare and large 'Chinese Imari' armorial charger for the Portuguese market, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, circa 1700-1720; 47.5cm., 18 3/4 in. Estimate 30,000 - 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 33,650 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008 brightly enamelled to the interior with a medallion enclosing the arms of Sampaio Melo e Castro, encircled at the broad flaring rim with an underglaze-blue, iron-red and gilt floral band.  Note: For a similar plate, see one included in... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2018

A fine and rare armorial circular tureen and cover for the Portuguese market, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, circa 1720

  Lot 303. A fine and rare armorial circular tureen and cover for the Portuguese market, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, circa 1720; 31cm., 12in. Estimate 40,000 - 60,000 GBP. Lot sold 39,650 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008 the deep rounded sides raised on a domed spreading foot, brightly decorated in underglaze-blue, polychrome enamels and gilt to the front and back face with the arms of Dom Luis Peregrino de Ataide, divided by elaborate floral strapwork, the interior... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2018

A rare pair of Imari armorial bottles and covers for the Portuguese market, Qing dynasty, Kangxi, circa 1720

Lot 86. A rare pair of Imari armorial bottles and covers for the Portuguese market, Qing dynasty, Kangxi, circa 1720; 22.3cm., 8 3/4 in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 GBP. Lot sold 72,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2007 each with ovoid body, rising from a short foot with recessed base to a short cylindrical neck, brightly enamelled to the front face with the arms of Sampaio Melo e Castro, the reverse with iron-red and gilt floral sprays, all below a floret and diaper band at the... [Lire la suite]