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]
25 décembre 2013

Longquan celadon lotus bowl. China, Southern Song Dynasty, late 12th-13th century

Longquan celadon lotus bowl. China, Southern Song Dynasty, late 12th-13th century. Photo courtesy Andrew Kahane, Ltd. Diameter: 6.5 inches (16.5 cm).Andrew Kahane, Ltd. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. The Mark, 25 East 77th Street, New York 10075. T (212) 861 5001 - kahaneasia@aol.com -www.artasianappraisers.com. Asia Week New York. A Celebration of Asian Art. MARCH 14–22, 2014
19 décembre 2013

Large Longquan Celadon Twin Fish Bowl. China, Southern Song–Yuan Dynasty (13th–14th century A.D.)

Large Longquan Celadon Twin Fish Bowl. China, Southern Song–Yuan Dynasty (13th–14th century A.D.). Photo Zetterquist Galleries. Ceramic. Diameter: 7.9 inches (20cm).Zetterquist Galleries. 'Early Chinese Ceramics: Monochromes'. 3 East 66th Street,#1B. New York 10065.T (212) 751 0650 - inquiries@zetterquist.com -www.zetterquist.com. Asia Week New York. A Celebration of Asian Art. MARCH 14–22, 2014.
14 novembre 2013

A rare Longquan celadon vase, meiping, Early Ming dynasty

A rare Longquan celadon vase, meiping, Early Ming dynasty. Photo courtesy Bonhams Heavily potted above a gently splayed foot, rising with steep sides towards bulbous body, showing a simplistic horizontal ribbed ring around the curved shoulders, ending in a short and thick neck with a circular lipped rim, generously covered all over in a rich green glaze. 34.3cm high. Estimate HK$ 700,000 - 900,000 (€67,000 - 87,000) Starting in the Song dynasty, Longquan wares were green wares produced in the southwestern part of... [Lire la suite]
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