18 avril 2015

A blue and white bottle vase, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

A blue and white bottle vase, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP (2,713 - 4,070 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's. he pear-shaped body rising from a tapering foot to a waisted neck flaring at the rim, the exterior painted with panels enclosing stylised floral sprays, all below a wide band of further floral sprays, Japanese wood box;together with a Zhangzhou polychrome-decorated bottle vase, Japanese wood box inscribed by Fujiō Koyama. Quantité: 4... [Lire la suite]

18 avril 2015

A ‘Cizhou’ painted and turquoise-glazed bottle vase, Ming dynasty

A ‘Cizhou’ painted and turquoise-glazed bottle vase, Ming dynasty. Estimate 1,500 — 2,000 GBP (2,035 - 2,713 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body rising from a splayed foot to a tall cylindrical neck with lipped rim, boldly painted with a wide band of floral scroll, the neck with overlapping lotus lappets and a criss-cross band, all divided by double lines, covered overall in a rich turquoise glaze, Japanese wood box. Quantité: 2 - 17.5cm., 6 7/8 in. Sotheby's. The... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2015

Arts of Asia exhibition at Heather James Fine Art in Palm Desert, California

Pair of Wooden Temple Figures, Japan,  Est. 1467-1652. Nio Wood, 71 in. high. Photo courtesy Heather James Fine Art. Centuries of antiquities — loaded with historical, ritual, and cultural significance — weave an intricate story of centuries of dynasties and eras in the Arts of Asia exhibition at Heather James Fine Art in Palm Desert, California. Spanning 2,000 years, the objects in the show are organized by geography: China, Japan, and India & Southeast Asia. The rise and fall of many... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2015

A yellow-ground green and aubergine-enameled 'Buddhist lion' bowl, Ming Dynasty, 17th century

A yellow-ground green and aubergine-enameled 'Buddhist lion' bowl, Ming Dynasty, 17th century.  Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo courtesy Sotheby's the deep rounded sides resting on a short foot, the exterior decorated in green and aubergine enamels and outlined in black with three lion roundels interspersed with stylised ruyi-shaped clouds and auspicious emblems with small areas left in white, the interior similarly enamelled in green and aubergine with sprays of lotus, camellia and... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2015

A fine Longquan celadon-glazed charger, Ming Dynasty

A fine Longquan celadon-glazed charger, Ming Dynasty. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000  HKD. Lot sold 2,000,000 HKD (237,718 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's sturdily potted with curved sides gently rising from a short footring to a slightly lipped rim, covered overall with a lustrous pale celadon glaze, save for a ring on the base left unglazed and burnt orange in the firing; 54.8 cm., 21 5/8  in.    Bibliography: Mayuyama, Seventy Years, vol. 1, Tokyo, 1976, pl.... [Lire la suite]
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08 avril 2015

A rare blue and white 'Lingzhi' dish, Ming Dynasty, Chenghua-Hongzhi period

A rare blue and white  'Lingzhi' dish, Ming Dynasty, Chenghua-Hongzhi period. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo courtesy Sotheby's potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a slightly everted rim, the interior with a slightly convex centre and decorated in underglaze blue with a medallion enclosing curling leafy stems bearing lingzhi blooms, the exterior similarly painted with a band of scrolling lingzhi stems, all between two double-line... [Lire la suite]


30 mars 2015

Three small bronze mirrors, Tang dynasty, Tang-Five Dynasties, Ming Dynasty

Three small bronze mirrors, Tang dynasty, Tang-Five Dynasties, Ming Dynasty. Estimate HK$50,000 – HK$70,000 ($6,477 - $9,068). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Comprised of a square mirror cast with four beasts amidst grapevine surrounding the crouching lion knob, separated by a square border with birds, dragonflies and butterflies shown amidst further grapevine, Tang dynasty (618-907); a round mirror cast with veining of a lotus leaf radiating from a tortoise-form knob, Tang-Five Dynasties (618-960); and a small square... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2015

A Longquan circular tripod censer, Ming Dynasty, 16th century

A Longquan circular tripod censer, Ming Dynasty, 16th century. Estimate HK$15,000 – HK$26,000 (US$1,943 - $3,368). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The cylindrical censer is sturdily potted with deep sides and raised on three short feet. It is covered with an even sea-green celadon glaze that continues over the rim onto the unglazed interior and over the underside onto the base stopping around an unglazed centre. 3 in. (7.5 cm.) diam.  Christie's. FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART FROM THE YAOGUSHANFANG... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2015

A rare Zhejiang celadon reticulated vase, China, Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th century

A rare Zhejiang celadon reticulated vase, China, Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th century. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Price Realized $8,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Of pear shape, the outer body with a broad band of openwork peony scroll surrounding the inner, slender pear-shaped body, with clouds on the shoulder and upright petals on the flared neck, all under a glaze of slightly grey-green color;7 ¼ in. (18.5 cm.) high Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1988. ... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2015

Sotheby’s Hong Kong presents Contemporary Literati: Curiosity during its spring sales 2015

    Hong Kong - Sotheby’s Hong Kong is delighted to present Contemporary Literati: Curiosity – a conceptual lifestyle sale of contemporary ink art, abstract objects, and Chinese works of art – on 5 April (Sunday) during its Spring Sales 2015 at Hall 5, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The sale offers a total of 167 lots estimated at HK$78.6 – 108.2 million / US$10.1 – 14 million*. The Contemporary Literati: Curiosity sale focuses on an extraordinary assemblage of contemporary ink paintings, intriguing... [Lire la suite]