05 janvier 2017

Rhinoceros horn octagonal cup in a shape of ancient bronze vessel, 17th century, Late Ming dynasty-early Qing dynasty

Rhinoceros horn octagonal cup in a shape of ancient bronze vessel, 17th century, Late Ming dynasty-early Qing dynasty. H. 8.5 cm x W. 11.8 cm x D. 8.8 cm. Transfer from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Gift of Sanford Lowergart, B68M17. © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture This cup is in the shape of an ancient ritual vessel. The shallow-relief designs that ornament the exterior of the cup were also adopted from motifs found on ancient bronze vessels and jades. The main... [Lire la suite]

05 janvier 2017

Rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century, Late Ming dynasty-early Qing dynasty

Rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century, Late Ming dynasty-early Qing dynasty.  H. 3 3/4 in x W. 6 3/8 in x D. 4 3/8 in, H. 9.6 cm x W. 16.1 cm x D. 11.1 cm. Transfer from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Gift of Sanford Lowergart, B68M14. © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture  
05 janvier 2017

Rhinoceros horn libation cup with a scene of the Red Cliff, 17th century, Late Ming dynasty-early Qing dynasty

Rhinoceros horn libation cup with a scene of the Red Cliff, 17th century, Late Ming dynasty-early Qing dynasty. H. 10.2 cm x W. 5 3/8 in x D. 3 3/4 in, H. 10.2 cm x W. 13.5 cm x D. 9.6 cm. Transfer from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Gift of Sanford Lowergart, B68M13. © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture  This cup illustrates scenes from the famous essay the Red Cliff written in 1082 by Su Shi (1036-1101). Depicted on one side of the cup is a a large sailing boat... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2014

Bowl in Form of Archaic, Gu, Dehua Ware, 1600s, China, Fujian province, late Ming dynasty-early Qing dynasty

Bowl in Form of Archaic Gu, Dehua Ware, 1600s, China, Fujian province, late Ming dynasty (1368-1644) - early Qing dynasty (1644-1911), glazed porcelain, Diameter - w:12.00 cm (w:4 11/16 inches) Overall - h:9.30 w:16.90 cm (h:3 5/8 w:6 5/8 inches). Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. Millikin 1989.296, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
18 novembre 2013

An Yixing stoneware jar and a cover, Late Ming dynasty/early Qing dynasty

An Yixing stoneware jar and a cover, Late Ming dynasty-early Qing dynasty. Photo courtesy Bonhams. Of waisted globular form, the slightly splayed foot resting on a raised foot, the stoneware of a rich mottled purplish-brown, the associated cover of elegant domed form, the base with a square prunus mark. 10.5cm high. (2). Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 12,000 (€760 - 1,100) A related Yixing stoneware jar dated to the Ming dynasty, excavated at Taizhou, Jiangsu in September 1986 is illustrated in Yixing Purple Clay Ware, Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]
09 octobre 2013

A rare rhinoceros horn 'River Landscape' libation cup by Sheng Fugong, Late Ming Dynasty-Early Qing dynasty, 17th century

A rare rhinoceros horn 'River Landscape' libation cup by Sheng Fugong, Late Ming Dynasty-Early Qing dynasty, 17th century. Photo: Sotheby's. of conical form, the flaring sides tapering to a rounded square foot, carved around the exterior in high relief with a continuous riverscape, a stream flowing tortuously through jagged cliffs and rocky outcrops cascading into the underside of the foot, one end of the horn set with an openwork handle formed by the gnarled trunk of... [Lire la suite]