22 février 2018

A famille-verte garlic mouth 'Fish and aquatic plant' vase, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 3101. A wucai garlic mouth 'Fish and aquatic plant' vase, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 40.3 cm., 15 7/8  in. Estimate 400,000 - 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 500,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013. of compressed globular form supported on a slightly flared foot, sweeping up to a tall waisted neck and garlic mouth, freely decorated in underglazed-blue, iron-red, yellow and green enamels with a variety of fish and crustaceans swimming among aquatic plants above a bed of... [Lire la suite]

22 février 2018

An Imperial celadon and brown jade 'Yuqing gong bao' seal

Lot 3072. An Imperial celadon and brown jade 'Yuqing gong bao' seal, the seal Ming dynasty, the carved inscription Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period (1796-1820): 3.9 by 4.9 by 4.9 cm., 1 1/2  by 7 7/8  by 1 7/8  in. Estimate 8,000,000 — 12,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 10,840,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013 of square form with a slanted trapezoid top, surmounted by a broad arched knop in an archaistic style, the smoothly polished stone of pale celadon colour figured... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2018

Gregg Baker Asian Art at TEFAF Maastricht, March 10-18, 2018

A figure of Guanyin (Goddess of Mercy) dressed in elaborately decorated flowing robes which she holds up with her left hand and in her right hand she has a large basket containing a fish, China, Ming Dynasty, 16th-17th century. Lacquer and gilt wood, 88 x 42 x 28 cm (34.8 x 16.8 x 11.3 in.). Gregg Baker Asian Art (Stand 260). © TEFAF 2018 A figure of Amida Buddha standing on an elaborately decorated lotus pedestal base with the hands in the an-i-in mudra, Japan, Kamakura period, 12th-13th century. Gilt wood. Height... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2018

Sotheby's celebrates Asia Week New York with blockbuster sale series

NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s unveiled its Asia Week New York schedule of auctions and selling exhibitions. Beginning over three thousand years ago in the Shang Dynasty in China and continuing through to the 20th century in India, the 1,300+ lots of Chinese Works of Art, Classical Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy, Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art, and Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art, demonstrate the depth and diversity of the Asian Art field. Following a selection of highlight exhibitions around the... [Lire la suite]
08 février 2018

A parcel gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 93. A parcel gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 25.3cm., 10in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Lot sold 158,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2014 cast seated in rajalilasana with the right arm resting on the raised right knee, the left hand resting beside the pendent left leg, wearing a dhoti tied on a bow at the waist and a shawl draped across the shoulders, elaborately incised with floral sprays and bordered by foliate scrolls, the bare chest adorned... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2018

A blue and white lobed 'Lotus' jar, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 184. A blue and white lobed 'Lotus' jar, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 19.5cm., 7 5/8 in. Estimate 800 - 1,200 GBP. Lot sold 1,875 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2014. the octagonally lobed globular body rising from a recessed base to a short straight rim, painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with leafy lotus scroll between lotus lappet and classic scroll bands . The Julian Thompson Study Collection. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London, 14 mai 2014

07 février 2018

Two blue and white dishes, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 178. Two blue and white dishes, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620). The largest: 27.7cm., 10 7/8 in. Estimate 1,500 — 2,000 GBP. Lot sold 2,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2014. one lobed and painted to the interior with a bird perched on rockwork, encirlced by peaches in the well, the other of chrysanthemum shape painted to the interior with antiques encircled by two rows of thin petals; together with a blue and white dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics &... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2018

A 'Longquan' celadon dish, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 291. A 'Longquan' celadon dish, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 36.5cm., 14 3/8 in. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 6,875 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2014. the gently rounded sides rising from a short footring to an everted rolled rim, carved to the interior with a trellis diaper medallion encircled by scrolling lotus, the exterior similarly decorated with lotus and covered overall with a sea-green celadon glaze. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London, 14 mai 2014
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03 février 2018

A rare molded and reticulated fahua jar and cover, Ming dynasty

Lot 229. A rare molded and reticulated fahua jar and cover, Ming dynasty. Height 16 1/2  in., 41.9 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 30,000  USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2014 of baluster form, the open work outer layer depicting two sages seated in a forest setting, one playing the qinas the other observes, behind them a censer issues curling wisps of smoke, long branches of bristling pine hangs off to one side while large scrolling clouds dominate the... [Lire la suite]
03 février 2018

A fahua 'Lotus' jar, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 228. A fahua 'Lotus' jar, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Height 8 1/4  in., 20.9 cm. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 11,250 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2014 of compressed globular form, rising from a thick foot to a short neck with a metal rim, molded in high relief around the body with a continuous scene of a lotus pond beneath a band of waves around the shoulder, all picked out in turquoise, yellow and white, reserved on a rich indigo ground, the pierced wood cover with a... [Lire la suite]
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