19 avril 2014

Longquan celadon large saucer dish, Early Ming, 14th-15th century

Longquan celadon large saucer dish, Early Ming, 14th-15th century. Photo courtesy Marchant with gently flared rim, carved in the centre with the sacred-seed symbol hrih inSiddham script, within a lotus-shaped medallion encircled by double rings, all on a short glazed foot rim, the base with a circular unglazed ring burnt red from the firing. 36.2 cm diameter. Price on requestJapanese wood box.• Formerly in a Japanese private collection.• The Siddham script sacred-seed symbol hrih is used by both... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2014

Longquan celadon two-handled pear-shaped bottle vase, Yuan dynasty, 1280-1368

Longquan celadon two-handled pear-shaped bottle vase, Yuan dynasty, 1280-1368. Photo courtesy Marchant each side moulded with a ruyi-head medallion, one with fu and one with shou-character between leafy branches of flowering camellia, one issuing from waves, the other from rockwork, all between key-fret bands on the neck and everted foot, the upright rim in the form of an open flowerhead, above two stylised elephant-head and ring handles. 20.2cm high. Price on requestOld Japanese wood box... [Lire la suite]

17 avril 2014

'Chinese Ceramics Tang to Qing' exhibiting tuesday 6th may - friday 30th may 2014 at Marchant

LONDON - Tang - Qing, fourteen centuries of Chinese art, an amazing time span. China has given the world some great art from the early bronze age: sculpture, furniture, paintings, jade carving and porcelain manufacture. It is a sobering thought that the West could not make porcelain until the eighteenth century. With the present catalogue we have selected what we believe to be excellent examples of several periods: Tang pottery, Ming and Qing imperial porcelain, Chinese domestic-market... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2014

Exhibition of paintings from south-east China on view at the British Museum in London

Plates with Southern Chinese Landscapes, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722), porcelain with famille verte overglaze enamels, © The Trustees of the British Museum. LONDON.- Discover the beauty and culture of south-east China in this selection of paintings dating from the 6th to the 19th centuries. The display includes the famous Admonitions Scroll (from 5 June) and examples of rare porcelain from the region.  The Yangzi River runs through an area of south-east China known as Jiangnan... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2014

A fine and large barbed Longquan celadon dish, Yuan Dynasty

A fine and large barbed Longquan celadon dish, Yuan Dynasty. Photo: Sotheby's. sturdily potted on a low circular foot, the centre encircled by sixteen equal bracket foliations below a barbed everted rim of corresponding form, covered evenly overall with an unctuous glaze of pale moss green tone, the unglazed base fired to a bright orange; 61.7 cm., 24 1/4 in. Estimate 1,800,000 — 2,500,000 HKD Provenance: Honolulu Academy of Arts.Estate of Fredric Mueller.Christie's New York, 1st June 1990, lot 168. Note: This dish belongs to a... [Lire la suite]
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12 mars 2014

A rare Longquan celadon bottle vase with dragon handles , Song dynasty (960-1279)

A rare Longquan celadon bottle vase with dragon handles , Song dynasty (960-1279). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The vase has a somewhat compressed body and a tall cylindrical neck that rises to a molded rim grasped in the jaws of the two small dragons that form the loop handles, and is covered with a glaze of slightly greyish sea-green color that continues over the mouth rim, falls short of the edge of the foot to expose the grey ware burnt brown in the firing, and also covers the base. 12¾ in. (32.5 cm.) high. Estimate... [Lire la suite]


21 février 2014

Chinese Longquan celadon tripod censer, Ming dynasty

  Chinese Longquan celadon tripod censer, Ming dynasty. Photo Freeman's The compressed censer raised on three lion-mask and paw support feet; moulded to exterior body with trigrams. D:11 1/2 inches.Good condition with minor surface wear. Estimate $3,000-5,000 Freeman's. ASIAN ARTS. Saturday, March 15 at 10am - www.freemansauction.com
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21 février 2014

Rare Chinese Longquan celadon tripod censer, Southern Song dynasty

Rare Chinese Longquan celadon tripod censer, Southern Song dynasty. Photo Freeman's Of typical compressed form with vertical ribs running from shoulder to feet; with straight neck and flattened everted rim; glaze of pale celadon hue; with faceted, unglazed feet. H: 3 1/2 inches. Overall in good condition only with slight surface wear.Estimate $10,000-15,000 PROVENANCE: For a similar example, see Christie's London sale 7621, Lot 150; 4 November, 2008 Freeman's. ASIAN ARTS. Saturday, March 15 at 10am - www.freemansauction.com
27 décembre 2013

A Longquan celadon deep dish, Ming dynasty.

A Longquan celadon deep dish, Ming dynasty. Photo Bonhams. Thickly potted and finished with a scalloped edge to the wide rim flange, the curving interior walls incised with a dissolved flowering branch pattern and the floor of the well with a flowering ranch set within a quatrefoil reserve, the exterior walls molded with recessed flower petals and all surfaces except a cinnamon-burnt firing ring on the recessed base covered with an olive green glaze (glaze abraded). 13 1/2in (34.5cm) diameter. Sold for US$ 3,125 (€2,283) ... [Lire la suite]
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27 décembre 2013

A small Longquan celadon glazed mallet-shaped vase, Southern Song dynasty

A small Longquan celadon glazed mallet-shaped vase, Southern Song dynasty. Photo Bonhams. Potted with a dish-shaped mouth, now repaired and covered by a gilt metal collar, cylindrical neck, canted shoulder and walls tapering slightly toward the foot and recessed base, the gray-green glaze covering all surfaces except the foot pad (losses, cracks). 6 1/4in (16cm) high. Sold for US$ 16,250 (€11,875)Provenance: Oskar Gerson Collection, acquired during the 1920's-1930's, Germany, and thence by descentMany examples of the mallet form... [Lire la suite]


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