12 mars 2018

The Collection of Tang Shao-yi at Bonhams New York, 19 March 2018

Tang Shaoyi Tang Shao-yi was the first prime minister of the Republic of China. Born in Guangdong Province in 1861, he was sent to the United States to attend grammar school, high school and college. Following his return to China, he rose to political prominence through several diplomatic appointments within the imperial Chinese government. He served as Consul-General in Korea, Special Commissioner to Tibet, and Governor of Fengtian Province in Manchuria. He was often dispatched on official missions as a special envoy of the Qing... [Lire la suite]

12 mars 2018

A blue and white bird-headed ewer, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 8064. A blue and white bird-headed ewer, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 9 1/4in (23.5cm) high. Estimate US$ 4,000 - 6,000 (€ 3,300 - 4,900). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Of quatrefoil bottle form, raised on a foot with scalloped edges with a two-tiered neck terminating in a flaring mouth with a single notch, set to one side with a long curved spout formed in the shape of an open-mouthed phoenix, finely painted around the body with birds and insects among flowering prunus, peony and chrysanthemum, with various... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2018

A Fujian Dehua glazed incised vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 8063. A Fujian Dehua glazed incised vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 12 1/4in (31 1/8cm) high. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 8,000 (€ 4,100 - 6,500). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Of stick neck form, the rolled lip slightly everted with an incised key fret pattern at the top and base of the neck, the neck also incised with two butterflies, the body with a peony design, the foot rim unglazed. Bonhams. CHINESE WORKS OF ART AND PAINTINGS, 19 Mar 2018, 12:00 EDT, NEW YORK  
03 mars 2018

Ralph M. Chait Galleries at Asia Week New York, 15-24 march 2018

Imperial Chinese Rouge de Fer Glazed Porcelain Birthday Dish. China, Kangxi period, ca. early 18th century. Porcelain. Diameter: 6 ¾ inches (17 cms) © Ralph M. Chait Galleries Decorated in the center with four characters reading: Hong Fu Qi Tian:  “Happiness as Vast as Heaven”; surrounded with finely incised decoration of two Imperial Five Clawed dragons amidst cloud and flame scrolls.  The rim, with bats in rouge de fer to convey good fortune. Apocryphal six character Chenghua Ming mark.... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2018

Bardith Ltd at Asia Week New York, 15-24 march 2018

Large blue and white bowl with landscape and floral decoration, circa 1700, Kangxi period (1662-1722). H 6.5 in. (17 cm). Asking price: €10.267,52. © Bardith Ltd Kangxi Chinese blue and white porcelain punch bowl, circa 1700. Painted in underglaze cobalt blue, the bowl is decorated to the exterior with alternating panels showing flowering fruit trees and scenes of mountains, along the seashore. The bowl has a traditional shape molded in the form of a lotus-flower, with a high side wall and a... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2018

A small iron-red decorated 'Dragon' cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 2576. A small iron-red decorated 'Dragon' cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 6.3 cm., 2 1/2 in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot Sold 62,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's 2008 the deep rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, decorated on the exterior in iron-red with a pair of dragons playfully striding in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' through flames and cloud swirls and above splashing waves, all between double-line borders, inscribed on the base with an... [Lire la suite]

13 février 2018

A Langyao vase, pipa zun, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1243. A Langyao vase, pipa zun, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 12 in. (30.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 87,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The vase is covered in a streaked, crackled glaze of rich, crushed-strawberry tone thinning to a pale celadon color at the rim, the base and interior of the neck are also covered with a transparent crackled glaze of pale celadon tone.. Note: The term langyao derives its name from Lang Tingji, director... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2018

A magnificent twelve-panel Coromandel lacquer screen, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 976. A magnificent twelve-panel Coromandel lacquer screen, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 107 ¾ in. (276.7 cm.) high, 20 7/8 in. (52.5 cm.) wide, 7/8 in. (2.1 cm.) deep, each panel. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 250,000. Price realised USD 200,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The screen is finely carved and vibrantly decorated on one side with a continuous scene centered by prunus, magnolia and pine trees growing around a large blue rock, to one side of this grouping are two spotted deer shown... [Lire la suite]
08 février 2018

A gilt-bronze figure of Manjushri, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 92. A gilt-bronze figure of Manjushri, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 25.3cm., 10in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 GBP. Lot sold 170,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2014 cast seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base, the right arm raised to the side grasping a sword, the left hand lifted to the chest in vitarkamudra holding leafy stems of uptala lotuses rising above the shoulders, wearing a dhotitied at the waist and draped over with a celestial scarf, the... [Lire la suite]
05 février 2018

A turquoise-glazed Zhenwu shrine, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 458. A turquoise-glazed Zhenwu shrine, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 11 1/2  in., 29.2 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 8,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2014. the deity portrayed seated inside, with two guardians outside below two dragons trailing down from a lintel, a smaller figure in the alcove above and a turtle entwined with a snake representing the North at his feet, set on a waisted pedestal base, the platform glazed aubergine. Sotheby's. FINE CHINESE... [Lire la suite]