24 mars 2017

A fahua meiping, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 654. A fahua meiping, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 56,250 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. glazed in aubergine, turquoise and yellow reserved against a deep blue ground, depicting a sage drifting towards a pavilion enshrouded in clouds approached by an attendant carrying a wrapped qin, between a ruyi-collar enclosing lotus blossoms at the shoulder and a lappet band below, the interior applied with a yellow glaze, Japanese wood box (2). Height 11 1/4  in., 28.6... [Lire la suite]
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23 mars 2017

A large blue and white sleeve vase, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644)

Lot 693. A large blue and white sleeve vase, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644). Estimate 25,000 — 35,000, USD. Lot sold 56,250 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   of cylindrical form with a waisted neck and flared rim, well painted in varying tones of cobalt-blue depicting the famous first meeting between King Wen of Zhou, standing at a river's edge with attendants and the self-exiled military strategist Jiang Ziya living as a humble fisherman, all amidst craggy rockwork and foliage, set between a... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2017

A blue and white 'Floral' vase, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644)

Lot 666. A blue and white 'Floral' vase, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644). Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 8,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   the slightly tapered sides rising to a broad shoulder, surmounted by a tall cylindrical neck and garlic mouth, painted to the exterior with various detached floral sprays, below a band of pendent lappets encircling the shoulder, the neck similarly decorated, wood cover (2). Height 15 1/4  in., 38.6 cm Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2017

Ben Janssens Oriental Art Ltd at TEFAF Maastricht 2017, Stand 202

Ritual wine vessel hu, China, early Warring States period, 5th century BC. Bronze. Height 36.8 cm © Ben Janssens Oriental Art Ltd Pottery figure of a foreign groom with a pointed hat, China, Tang dynasty, 7th-8th century. Height 65 cm © Ben Janssens Oriental Art Ltd Four pottery equestrians, China, Tang dynasty, 8th century. Heights 35.5 to 37.5 cm. Lengths 30 to 35 cm © Ben Janssens Oriental Art Ltd     Black and red lacquer circular box with camellia... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2017

Vanderven Oriental Art at TEFAF Maastrich

Monumental seated Buddha, China, late Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th century. Gilded and painted stucco on a wooden base, 180 x 81 x 70 cm. Weight circa 350 kg © Vanderven Oriental Art. This Buddha is seated in the 'padmasana' lotus position with his hands in 'dhyana' mudra the gesture of absolute balance. The figure emits a sense of vastness and serenity in meditation. Simply dressed in a long, low slung robe which covers his legs, exposing his chest and tied at the waist. His shoulders are covered by a long cloak, which also... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2017

A rare blue and white water vessel, Ming Dynasty, Late 15th-Early 16th century

Lot 660. A rare blue and white water vessel, Ming Dynasty, Late 15th-Early 16th century. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the globular body molded at the widest point with two raised horizontal ribs, with further ribs to the shoulder rising to a deep bowl-shaped mouth, the inside of the neck with a reticulated filter, the body densely painted with broad bands of lotus and peony scrolls, with a band of lappets at the foot, and the waisted neck with segmented florets, all divided by... [Lire la suite]

08 mars 2017

A blue and white square cover, Ming Dynasty, 15th century

Lot 658. A blue and white square cover, Ming Dynasty, 15th century. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. well crafted with the shoulder gracefully curving to a square dome topped with an onion-shaped finial, painted in inky cobalt tones with curling vines issuing from the corners and sides of the shoulder and from the base of the finial, the finial painted blue with vertical white lines in reserve, all above a tapering base of circular form. Width 3 in., 7.6 cm Note: A cover of... [Lire la suite]
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08 mars 2017

An extremely rare blue and white ewer, Ming dynasty, early 16th century

Lot 14. An extremely rare blue and white ewer, Ming dynasty, early 16th century. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the globular body rising from a spreading foot to a waisted neck with a garlic-head mouth and upright mouthrim, the serpentine spout attached to the neck by a S-scroll strut opposite a tall looped handle, the body painted to one side with a cruciform atop a pyramidal base with three spear-like projections issuing from the cross, the principal motif executed in a... [Lire la suite]
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05 mars 2017

Important Chinese Art from the Fujita Museum, 15 March 2017, New York

Chen Rong (active ca. 13th century) as catalogued in Shiqu Baoji, Six Dragons, (detail). Handscroll, ink on paper. Estimate: $1,200,000 - 1,800,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. New York – On March 15, Christie’s will offer Important Chinese Art from the Fujita Museum, a selection of 31 Chinese works of art, including highly important Shang and Zhou dynasty ritual bronzes, classical paintings, Buddhist stone sculptures, celadons and scholar’s objects. All of the works were collected by Denzaburō... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2017

A blue and white porcelain 'Shou' character jar, Ming dynasty, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1620)

Lot 2142. A blue and white porcelain 'Shou' character jar, Ming dynasty, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1620). Estimate US$ 25,000 - 35,000 (€24,000 - 33,000). Photo: Bonhams. Of ovoid form with a high shoulder, the curving walls painted in underglaze blue with the three friends of winter, pine, bamboo and prunus, the foliage sprouting from stylized shou-character-form trunks, the short, straight neck painted with upright banana leaves. 9 1/4in (23.5cm) high ... [Lire la suite]