23 août 2018

A copper-red, celadon and slip-decorated blue and white baluster jar and cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 328. A copper-red, celadon and slip-decorated blue and white baluster jar and cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 15½ in. (39.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 24,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007.  The jar decorated with pairs of white slip egrets shown amidst towering lotus plants rising from a pond in which can be seen various water plants and weeds, all below three blossoming branches on the neck, the various flowers detailed in copper red,... [Lire la suite]

23 août 2018

A blue and white compressed globular jar, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 327. A blue and white compressed globular jar, Kangxi period (1662-1722);  9½ in. (24.1 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 7,200. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007.  The sides painted with a continuous river landscape scene including two fishermen in their boats, and houses on the banks and nestled amidst trees and rocks, with mountains in the distance and a flock of ducks below the rounded shoulder. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2018

A blue and white brushpot, bitong, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 326. A blue and white brushpot, bitong, Kangxi period (1662-1722);  7 in. (18 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 14,400. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007.  Painted in rich tones of underglaze blue with figures in a continuous river landscape, with a scholar and his attendant carrying a qin on one side where a flock of ducks can be seen in flight, and also with a fisherman seated in one of two sampans moored at the rocky shore, all below a... [Lire la suite]
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23 août 2018

A blue and white brushpot, bitong, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 324. A blue and white brushpot, bitong, Kangxi period (1662-1722);  7/8 in. (20 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 28,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 31,200. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007.  Well painted on one side with a scene from Ode to the Red Cliff, depicting scholars on a boat seated at a low table set with wine cups beneath a canopy, the figure in the bow pointing to the pine tree growing from the cliff, with a lengthy dated poetic inscription and two seals on the reverse,... [Lire la suite]
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23 août 2018

A blue and white censer, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 321. A blue and white censer, Kangxi period (1662-1722);  7/8 in. (20 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 4,000. Price realised USD 2,400. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007.  The compressed body painted on one side with chrysanthemums and peonies growing amidst rocks, with butterflies, insects and a small plant on the reverse, all below alternating babao and clouds on the waisted neck, with a double circle on the base. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of... [Lire la suite]
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21 août 2018

Vanderven Oriental Art announces TEFAF New York Fall highlights

 'S-HERTOGENBOSCH.- From October 27– 31, 2018, Vanderven Oriental Art will exhibit at TEFAF New York Fall (Stand 342). The long-established gallery, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, is one of the world’s leading international dealers in Chinese export porcelain, Han and Tang pottery, and Chinese works of art.  Vanderven will showcase a selection of blue and white porcelain alongside works from Figures, an exquisite catalog celebrating the human form in Chinese antiques. This year, the booth’s focus... [Lire la suite]

19 août 2018

Freeman's announces highlights from its upcoming Asian Arts Auction

Lot 196. A large Chinese carved wood figure of Samantabhadra, seated on an elephant, Ming Dynasty or earlier. Approx H: 37 in., 94cm; W: 32 in., 81.3cm. Estimate: $25,000-35,000. © Freeman's  PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Freeman’s September 7 Asian Arts auction will offer buyers a selection of nearly 650 lots of fine Chinese, Japanese, Burmese, Tibetan, and Korean decorative objects and works of art. Ranging from as early as the Neolithic period to present day, the breadth of material represented in the... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2018

A white-glazed ‘Dragon’ dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 163. A white-glazed ‘Dragon’ dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 8 5/8  in., 21.8 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 5,625 USD. Photo Sotheby’s. the interior carved with a central medallion of a writhing dragon amongst waves, the rounded sides with four different fish, applied overall with a slightly bluish-white glaze.  Provenance: Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 31st October 1995, lot 437. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 16... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2018

A rare white-glazed ‘Dragon’ vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 160. A rare white-glazed ‘Dragon’ vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 7 1/4  in., 18.3 cm. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot sold 6,250 USD. Photo Sotheby’s of slender ovoid form, the neck encircled at the base with three strings, the body carved with two dragons amongst waves, covered overall in a white glaze, apocryphal Xuande mark within double circles. Provenance: Acquired in Boston, 1976.  Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2018

A famille verte 'Pheasant' dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 240. A famille verte 'Pheasant' dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 8 1/4 in. (20.9 cm.) diam. Estimation : GBP 1,000 - 2,000. Price Realised: GBP 1875.00 . © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The interior of the shallow dish is decorated with a long-tailed pheasant to the centre, surrounded by large floral sprays and rocks. The exterior is decorated with further rocks and peony sprays. The base is painted in cobalt blue to depict an auspicious symbol. Provenance: Private Dutch Collection,... [Lire la suite]