22 avril 2014

An ormolu mounted Imari porcelain bassin, China, Kangxi period, the mounts French, 19th century

An ormolu mounted Imari porcelain bassin, China, Kangxi period, the mounts French, 19th century. Photo Nagel. Orig. handles lost, few filled hairlines. B. 57,5 cm. Estimate 2500/3500 € Property from a German private collection  Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst". 9.5.2014 - http://www.auction.de/
22 avril 2014

Kangxi blue and white porcelain at Nagel, "Asiatische Kunst", 9.5.2014

A fine blossom-shaped blue and white porcelain bowl, China, Kangxi seal mark and period. Photo Nagel. Rim frits, partly polished, few fine filled hairlines. D. 34,3 cm. Estimate 2500/3500 € Property from a South German private collection A good pair of blue and white porcelain bowls with figural scenes, China, Chenghua marks, Kangxi period. Photo Nagel. Good condion. D. 11,6 cm. Estimate 2500/3500 € Property from an old German private collection Former collection Selma... [Lire la suite]

18 avril 2014

Asian Art Week at Christie's London taking place between 13 and 16 May 2014

Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  LONDON.- Christie’s Asian Art sales in London this spring will take place between 13 and 16 May, with a rich offering of dynamic, rare and beautiful works with stellar provenance, many of which are coming to the market for the first time in many decades. The sales include: The C. Philip Cardeiro Collection of Chinese Art and Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art on 13 May at King Street; and at South Kensington: a new two-day sale format of Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles on... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2014

A pair of wucai meiping, Kangxi period and dated to the Xinsi year corresponding to 1701

A pair of wucai meiping, Kangxi period and dated to the Xinsi year corresponding to 1701.. Photo Sotheby's Height 12 in., 30.5 cm Provenance: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York.Collection of Mrs. Colis P. Huntington.Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York.Collection of David A. Berg, New York.Christie’s New York, 21st September 2000, lot 328.S. Marchant & Son, London 2002. Litterature: Gorer and Blacker, Chinese Porcelain and Hard Stones, London 1911, vol. I, pl. 118. The vases each depict departure scenes of a... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2014

A wucai bowl, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period

A wucai bowl, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period. Photo Sotheby's Fu symbol in underglaze-blueDiameter 7 1/4 in., 18.4 cm Provenance: Property from a Private New York Collection.Sotheby’s New York, 29th November 1994, lot 314.Berwald Oriental Art, London, 1996 One of a pair, this bowl is painted with figures seated in an idyllic landscape on one side and inscribed on the other. The inscription is a portion of a poem by the famous Tang dynasty poet Li Bai entitled Zou Bi Zeng Du Gu Fu Ma (A Quick Note to Officer Du Gu), which may be... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2014

A wucai brushpot, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period

A wucai brushpot, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period. Photo Sotheby's Height 6 1/2 in., 16.8 cm Provenance: Christie’s London, 6th June 2000, lot 357.A & J Speelman, London, 2001. Exposition: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Colors of Earth, Kangxi Era Porcelain from the Stamen Collection, 2002, no. 13. A continuous scene depicts a scholar as he leans out from his study and gazes up at the moon. The moment of inspiration is echoed in the poetic inscription attributed to the Tang dynasty poet Wang Changling (698-756)... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2014

A large wucai dish, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period

A large wucai dish, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period. Photo Sotheby's Diameter 18 1/4 in., 46.4 cm Provenance: Collection of Konrad Bernheimer, Germany. Seated, wearing humble attire, the elder statesman Jiang Ziya fishes by the side of the Wei River. Across from him stands King Wen of Zhou and his entourage. Before heading out on the hunting trip, the king had sought out a prophesy and was told he would return without game but with something much more valuable; a teacher. Upon meeting the white haired dignitary, King Wen of Zhou... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2014

A large wucai dish, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period

A large wucai dish, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period. Photo Sotheby's Diameter 20 3/8 in., 51.8 cm Provenance: Robert Rousset, Compagnie de la Chine de des Indes, Paris, 1950s.European Collection.Christie’s London, 13th November 2001, lot 224.S. Marchant & Son, London, 2005. Intricately painted with a lively historically-set banquet scene, the dish conveys the luxurious aspect of imperial life. The emperor, seated on the high central dais with a large dragon roundel on his robe, wears a satisfied countenance as he observes... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2014

A large wucai cylindrical vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period

A large wucai cylindrical vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period. Photo Sotheby's. Height 29 3/4 in., 74.5 cm Provenance: Tonying & Company, New York.St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri.Christies New York, 30th March 2005, lot 396. This important vase is painted with a lively continuous scene taken from the Feng Shen Bang (Investiture of the Gods). Huang Feihu, Prince Wucheng of the Shang dynasty, and one of his younger brothers are depicted bowing before King Wu of the Zhou; acknowledging the ascension of a new... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2014

A powder blue and gilt decorated phoenix-tail vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period

A powder blue and gilt decorated phoenix-tail vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period. Photo Sotheby's. Height 18 in., 46 cmProvenance: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York, 1998.The present vase is skillfully painted with eight gilt reserves each illustrating a stanza of Du Fu’s famous poem, 'The Eight Immortals of the Wine Cup'. Althought the subjects of this Tang dynasty poem were contemporaries, fellow scholars and poets, their elite literati status elevates them to the immortality of the title. The poem describes the rambunctious... [Lire la suite]


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