20 septembre 2017

Heritage's Asian Art Auction soars past $3.3 million during Asia Week New York

NEW YORK, NY.- Aggressive bidding among shrewd collectors pushed numerous lots well past their pre-auction estimates in Heritage Auctions’ Asian Art Auction in New York, ultimately driving the total realized to nearly $3.3 million.  “We made a big impression during Asia Week New York and these results show it,” said Richard Cervantes, Director, Asian Art. “Our clients are extremely happy with the scholarship and marketing we put behind their precious objects.” The top lot was a Tibetan Thangka Depicting Two... [Lire la suite]

14 septembre 2017

Freeman's kicks off Asia Week with its biannual Asian Arts auction totalling $1.5 million

PHILADELPHIA, PA.- On September 9, Freeman’s launched its Fall 2017 season and helped kick off Asia Week with its biannual Asian Arts auction. With an active room and full bank of phone bidders, the exciting auction attracted a considerable number of new bidders and saw many lots sell wellabove their presale estimates. The 578-lot sale totaled just over $1.5 million. The auction offered fine examples of decorative arts, furniture, textiles, paintings and works on paper, highlighted by fresh-to-the-market property from... [Lire la suite]
08 septembre 2017

A Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Dragon Jar, Ming Dynasty, Wanli Mark and Period, circa 1573-1620

Lot 78218. A Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Dragon Jar, Ming Dynasty, Six-character Wanli mark in blue underglaze and of the period, circa 1573-1620; 8-3/4 inches high (22.2 cm). Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000. SOLD FOR: $15,000.00. Courtesy of Heritage Auctions. Mouth of jar encased in bronze, presumably reduced, with later fitted cover; Errant surface scratches, two glaze inclusions to foot, with wear commensurate with age and use.  Provenance: Property of a New York... [Lire la suite]
08 septembre 2017

A Large and Rare Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Windswept Jar, Guan, Ming Dynasty, 15th century

Lot 78217. A Large and Rare Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Windswept Jar, Guan, Ming Dynasty, 15th century, 13-7/8 inches high (35.2 cm). Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000. SOLD FOR: $87,500.00. Courtesy of Heritage Auctions. The jar having reticulated carved rosewood lid, neck adorned with banded scrollwork in blue underglaze, shoulder with repeating crosshatching and foliate cartouches, body decorated with Xiwangmu, "Queen Mother of West" holding a basket of peaches and flanked by two female... [Lire la suite]
08 septembre 2017

An Exceptionally Rare Chinese Doucai Bajixiang Porcelain Bowl, Ming Dynasty, Jiajing-Wanli Period (1521-1620)

Lot 78219. An Exceptionally Rare Chinese Doucai Bajixiang Porcelain Bowl, Ming Dynasty, Jiajing (1521-1567) or possibly Wanli Period, circa 1573-1620; 4 inches high x 8 inches diameter (10.2 x 20.3 cm). Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000. Courtesy of Heritage Auctions. The bowl having eight Buddhist emblems to exterior in doucai palette framed in front of ribbons with chrysanthemum flourishes below, darted and beaded petals to lower cavetto, raised on footed base with double blue circles, interior... [Lire la suite]
08 septembre 2017

Masterpieces from the Asia Society Museum Collection until 8 july 2018

NEW YORK - This exhibition features a selection of the finest artworks from the Asia Society Museum Collection, largely assembled from 1963 to 1978 by Asia Society founder John D. Rockefeller 3rd (1906–1978) and his wife, Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller (1909–1992), working with art historian Sherman E. Lee (1918–2008) as an advisor. This spectacular group of historical objects—including sculpture, painting, and decorative arts—was later bequeathed to Asia Society and became the core of the world-renowned Asia Society Museum... [Lire la suite]

04 septembre 2017

A very rare blue and white faceted vase, Ming dynasty, late 15th century

Lot 1182. A very rare blue and white faceted vase, Ming dynasty, late 15th century, 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Of square section, the vase is decorated on the faceted body with a continuous scene of Daoist figures in a landscape with rocks and plants, all between lappet petals on the foot and upright leaves on the neck which is flanked by a pair of halberd-form handles, fitted Japanese wood box. Provenance: Yukawa Genyo (Shichiseki-ou, b. 1867)... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2017

Porcelain jar and cover painted in underglaze blue, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Porcelain jar and cover painted in underglaze blue, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424). Height: 14 cm (with lid), Width: 12.5 cm. Donated by Mrs Ivy Clark (née Sanders), 1972,0619.1.a © 2017 Trustees of the British Museum This ovoid jar has a wide base with a narrow foot ring, short neck with a broad mouth and a domed cover with a lotus-bud finial. It is exquisitely painted with a continuous scene of assorted flowering plants growing from a sketchily delineated ground, including Chinese pinks,... [Lire la suite]
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04 septembre 2017

Hexagonal porcelain jar with underglaze blue decoration, Ming dynasty, probably Jiajing period (1522-1566)

Hexagonal porcelain jar with underglaze blue decoration, Ming dynasty, probably Jiajing period (1522-1566). Height: 15.3 cm. 1931,0713.1 © 2017 Trustees of the British Museum This 'min yao' hexagonal jar has a short six-sided neck and foot. Lotus ponds alternately with cranes and mandarin ducks are bordered with lappets below and 'ruyi' heads above, and there is a key-fret design around the neck. Four characters on the base in a double square read 'Wan fu you tong' [May ten thousand blessings gather together].  ... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2017

A rare carved Longquan celadon deep bowl, Ming dynasty, early 15th century

Lot 1177. A rare carved Longquan celadon deep bowl, Ming dynasty, early 15th century, 8 ¾ in. (22.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The heavily potted bowl is densely carved on the interior with flowers including peony borne on a continuous stem. The exterior is similarly carved with further floral sprays below a band of classic scroll, all under a glaze of olive-green color, Japanese wood box, two-part lacquer cover. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works... [Lire la suite]