23 février 2016

Sotheby's Hong Kong to offer Ming furniture from an Asian Private Collection

 Couch Bed Luohan Chuang, Huanghuali Wood, Late Ming (1573–1644); Width 206.5 cm / Depth 90.9 cm / Height 79.1 cm / Seat Height 47.3 cm. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Following the ‘white-glove sale’ of Ming Furniture – The Dr S Y Yip Collection in October 2015, Sotheby’sHong Kong is honoured to offer Ming Furniture – An Asian Private Collection in the Chinese Works of Art Spring Sale series on 6 April 2016. The Collection is distinguished by its owner’s connoisseurship and keen interest in the history of Chinese... [Lire la suite]

18 juin 2014

"Decorated Porcelains of Dingzhou. White Ding wares from the collection of the National Palace Museum'

Dish with impressed design of peonies and pleated rim, Ding ware, Jin dynasty, 13th century © National Palace Museum Ding wares come from a region of northern China formerly known as Dingzhou (Ding prefecture); the white porcelains made there have been prized since the Song dynasty (960–1279). Archaeologists have found the main Ding kiln complex on the border of present-day Quyang in Hebei province, unearthing a complex cluster of kilns covering a wide area and capable of rich production. The kilns began to flourish during the... [Lire la suite]