25 juillet 2016

A Longquan celadon charger, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 39. A Longquan celadon charger, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The large dish is heavily potted with petal-molded sides, and the center is decorated with a molded foliate medallion. The dish is covered overall with a greyish-green tone glaze. 15 in. (38.1 cm.) diam. Some surface wear to the glaze and to the foot, consistent with age. Estimation: USD 2,000 - 3,000 Christie's on line. The Art of China.
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25 juillet 2016

A Longquan celadon-glazed tripod censer, Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century

Lot 38. A Longquan celadon-glazed tripod censer, Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The censer is supported on three feet and carved to the exterior with a wide band of lotus heads on scrolling leafy stems between two raised lines. The vessel is covered with an even celadon glaze, the base has a circular aperture covered with a partially glazed circular plug adhering to the interior. 9 in. (22.8 cm.) diam. It has light scratches and surface wear in keeping with its age to the... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2016

Two sancai-glazed figures of equestrians, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 21. Two sancai-glazed figures of equestrians, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Each equestrian is wearing an official robe and riding on a caparisoned horse supported on a rectangular plinth. Both figures are decorated with amber and green glazes with traces of red and black pigments. 16 ½ in. (42 cm.) high (2). Surface wear to the pigments - the amber horse has restoration to one back leg with associated overpainting, and some flaking to the glaze, and a chip top the figure's... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2016

Two sancai-glazed standing figures, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 19. Two sancai-glazed standing figures, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The male figure is holding an amber-glazed tray, and the female figure is holding a covered box. Both figures are covered in green and amber glazes with traces of red and black pigments, and stand on hexagonal plinths. 20 in. (50.8 cm.) high (2). Both heads with surface flaking to the pigment - one head has restoration to the neck area and some loss to the extension of the neck and some chips to the top of... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2016

World's first exhibition on the history and spread of Christian art in Asia on view in Singapore

Clockwise from left: Shrine with a painting of Holy Family with John the Baptist, The Virgin Mary, Candlestick with Christian scenes, Plaque: Virgin and Child crowned by angels, Portrait of Matteo Ricci. SINGAPORE.- The Asian Civilisations Museum is presenting Christianity in Asia: Sacred Art and Visual Splendour, the world’s first exhibition on the history and spread of Christian art in Asia. This is also the ACM’s inaugural special exhibition after an extensive revamp last year. Asia has played a significant... [Lire la suite]
16 juillet 2016

Chinese Porcelain bowl, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1540-1590) with Ottoman mounts (1570-1600)

Porcelain bowl with relief, underglaze blue, overglaze turquoise and iron-red enamels and with gold and gem overlay, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1540-1590), with Ottoman gold and ruby mounts (1570-1600); 1904,0714.1 © Trustees of the British Museum Height: 6 centimetres. Diameter: 12 centimetres. This bowl has rounded sides and a raised 'mantou' centre and stands on a straight foot ring. The cavetto is decorated in relief beneath a blue-white glaze with some of the Eight Treasures of Buddhism,... [Lire la suite]

15 juillet 2016

Pair of bowls with gem overlay, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period, AD 1522–1566

Pair of bowls with gem overlay. Porcelain with underglaze blue, gilding and semi-precious stones, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period, AD 1522–1566; PDF A793, PDF A794 © Trustees of the British Museum This bowl has a crane or heron in a lotus pond in the centre in underglaze blue and an underglaze blue mark on the base which reads 福壽康寧 (fu shou kang ning ‘may good fortune and health be with you’). However it is the exterior which is interesting. The bowl has been ornamented with... [Lire la suite]
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13 juillet 2016

A Black Lacquer Bowl and Cover, Ming Dynasty

Lot 3142. A Black Lacquer Bowl and Cover, Ming Dynasty. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 560,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. with deep rounded sides of the exterior deeply and densly carved through layers of black lacquer sandwiching two thin red layers, with two rows of upright guri pommels, above a row of smaller inverted ruyi-shaped pommels skirting the foot, all on a slightly tapered foot, fitted with a hemispherical domed cover... [Lire la suite]
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12 juillet 2016

An exceptional Longquan celadon ewer, Ming dynasty, early 15th century1

Lot 3128. An exceptional Longquan celadon ewer, Ming dynasty, early 15th century. Estimate 3,000,000 — 4,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,380,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's the well balanced pear-shaped body rising from a straight foot to a slender neck and an everted mouth rim, set on one side with a tall curved tubular spout joined to the neck by a moulded cloud-shaped strut, opposite an arched strap handle, all beneath a glossy and unctuous celadon glaze pooling below the belly and near the... [Lire la suite]
04 juillet 2016

A magnificent Fahua jar, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 375. A magnificent Fahua jar, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Estimate CHF 10 000 / 15 000 (€ 9 260 / 13 890). Sold for CHF 32 000. Photo Koller height 35 cm. Minor damages. Koller. Art Asiatique: Chine, Tibet, Népal - lundi 06 juin 2016, 10h00
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