13 mars 2017

Dresden, Europe, World: Three exhibitions at three locations in the Residenzschloss

DRESDEN.- The Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden is showing three exhibitions under the heading “Dresden • Europe • World” in the Residenzschloss from 3 March to 5 June 2017. They are the result of intensive research which has been realised in recent years, thanks to the significant support provided by the Museum & Research Foundation.  With the title “Stories in miniatures”, the “Collection of Indian Paintings in the Dresden Kupferstich-Kabinett” is being shown to the public for the first time. Both of these... [Lire la suite]

09 mars 2017

Vanderven Oriental Art at TEFAF Maastrich

Monumental seated Buddha, China, late Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th century. Gilded and painted stucco on a wooden base, 180 x 81 x 70 cm. Weight circa 350 kg © Vanderven Oriental Art. This Buddha is seated in the 'padmasana' lotus position with his hands in 'dhyana' mudra the gesture of absolute balance. The figure emits a sense of vastness and serenity in meditation. Simply dressed in a long, low slung robe which covers his legs, exposing his chest and tied at the waist. His shoulders are covered by a long cloak, which also... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2017

J.P. Morgan's triple gourd vase featured in inaugural Asian Art Signature Auction

Lot 78125. A Monumental Chinese Blue and White Triple Gourd Vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period, circa 1654-1722, 40-1/8 inches high (101.9 cm). Estimate $30,000-50,000. DALLAS, TX.- A monumental triple gourd vase, dramatic bronze figures and exquisite porcelain highlight the offerings at the inaugural Asian Art Signature Auction held by Dallas-based Heritage Auctions on April 2. Standing nearly 3-1/2 feet tall the Chinese blue and white triple gourd vase (est. $30,000-50,000) which features floral and... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2017

Michael C. Hughes LLC at Asian Week New York, 9-18 march 2017

A Large Famille Verte Baluster Vase, China, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height: 17 1/4 inches © Michael C. Hughes LLC Ming Cloisonné Deep Basin. Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644. Diameter: 15 1/4 inches © Michael C. Hughes LLC Jizhou Wave Vase. Song-Yuan Dynasty, 12th-14th Century. Height: 7 1/4 inches © Michael C. Hughes LLC An Opaque Imperial-Yellow Glass Bottle. Qing Dynasty, 1644-1911. Height: 2 1/2 inches © Michael C. Hughes LLC Michael C. Hughes LLC (New... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2017

Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc. at Asian Week New York, 9-18 march 2017

Superb Chinese Famille Verte Porcelain Rouleau Vase, Kangxi period, AD 1662-1722. Height: 17 inches (43.18 cm) © Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc. Fine Chinese Famille Verte Porcelain Yenyen Vase, Kangxi period. Height: 18 in (45.72 cm). © Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc. Unusual Chinese Celadon and Underglaze Red Porcelain Bottle Vase, ca. 18th-early 19th century. Height: 9 3/4 in (24.8 cm). © Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc. Pair of Chinese Bronze Figures of Daoist... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2017

A large pair of Chinese famille-verte baluster jars and covers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

Lot 182. From the property of Mary Duchess of Roxburghe. A large pair of Chinese famille-verte baluster jars and covers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 18,750 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. each painted with peacocks and other birds in flight amongst large peonies and other floral blooms borne on leafy branches, all below a chevron band around the shoulder, the neck decorated with floral branches issuing from pierced rocks, the domed cover similarly decorated; each... [Lire la suite]

27 janvier 2017

Cup (Guang) with Figures in a Landscape, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, 1662-1722

Cup (Guang) with Figures in a Landscape, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, 1662-1722. Carved rhinoceros horn, 9 3/4 x 3 7/8 x 7 1/4 in. (24.77 x 9.84 x 18.42 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. Marion I. Carlson (44.8.4). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
21 janvier 2017

Chinese huqqa base made for the Islamic market, China, Kangxi period, 17th-18th century

Chinese huqqa base made for the Islamic market, China, Kangxi period, 17th-18th century, 20cm high. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. This Kangxi period (1662-1722) huqqa base copies 17th century Indian spherical huqqa base forms of metal or glass. The huqqa base of globular form, narrow truncated neck, the top grinded down with an Indian metal rim. It is decorated with blossoming prunus trees and peonies in blue, white and red, set in six mihrab panels. Later on, the huqqa base has... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2017

An underglaze-blue and copper-red decorated celadon-glazed dish, Kangxi period, circa 1700

Lot 3577. An underglaze-blue and copper-red decorated celadon-glazed dish, Kangxi period, circa 1700. Estimate $12,000 – $18,000. Price Realized $16,250. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The large dish, with flat, everted rim, is carved and painted with a river landscape with a sage and an attendant on a riverbank in the foreground, with the rocks picked-out in the celadon glaze. The reverse is decorated with long branches of bamboo and the base bears an apocryphal Chenghua mark. 10 7/8 in. (27.4 cm.)... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2017

A large doucai dish, Kangxi period, circa 1670

Lot 3591. A large doucai dish, Kangxi period, circa 1670. Estimate $18,000 – $25,000. Price Realized $131,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The large dish, with wide, flat, everted rim, is decorated with a scene of King Ding Xing on horseback approaching a Buddhist monk and a Daoist priest on the left, and accompanied by ladies on horseback and attendants. The channeled foot encloses a double circle on the base. 20 1/8 in. (51.1 cm.) diam. Provenance: S. Marchant & Son, Ltd., London,... [Lire la suite]