04 mars 2015

A small guan-type bowl, Ming dynasty

A small guan-type bowl, Ming dynasty. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of shallow form, standing on a neatly finished foot, the footrim burnt dark brown in the firing, the whole covered with a thick, vitreous greenish-gray glaze suffused with an irregular network of dark crackle - Diameter 4 in., 10.2 cm Provenance: Collection of Henry Loew (1877-1943) New York and thence by descent. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Works of Art New York, 17 mars 2015, 02:00 PM
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04 mars 2015

I.M. Chait announces March 22 auction of premier Chinese and other Asian art, led by superb gilt-bronze Bodhisattva

Important  gilt bronze Bodhisattva Vajrasattva, Ming Dynasty, Xuande six-character Mark and of the Period. Estimate $400,000-500,000. © I. M. Chait Gallery.  BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Asia Week in New York attracts a global contingent of art buyers who travel many thousands of miles – primarily from China – to immerse themselves in a frenzied schedule of specialty shows, exhibitions and other activities around Manhattan. But a new West Coast tradition embraced by Asian art... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2015

A fine blue and white sleeve vase, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period

A fine blue and white sleeve vase, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the cylindrical body rising to gently curved shoulders surmounted by a waisted neck, painted to the exterior with aspiring scholars and attendants offering prayers to the god of literature Wenchang accompanied by an attendant, with constellations nearby, the neck encircled by upright plantain leaves, the base unglazed - Height 17 3/4  in., 45 cm Provenance: A.J.B.... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2015

The Mahin Banu ‘Grape’ dish: a magnificent and storied blue and white dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period, circa 1420

The Mahin Banu ‘Grape’ dish: a magnificent and storied blue and white dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period, circa 1420. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,500,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. superbly painted in the center in rich tones of cobalt-blue with three bunches of grapes borne from a gnarled vine issuing characteristically broad furled leaves, detailed with veining, and delicately coiling tendrils, the cavetto subtly lobed in twelve panels each enclosing a floral spray; rose, peony, lotus, camellia, chrysanthemum and... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2015

A rare white 'Monk's Cap' ewer incised with Tibetan inscription, Ming dynasty, Yongle period

A rare white 'Monk's Cap' ewer incised with Tibetan inscription, Ming dynasty, Yongle period. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the globular body supported on a low splayed foot, with channeled spout flaring neck and stepped collar and a small loop inside for attachment to a cover, the curved strap handle with a ruyi-head tab, the tall neck, shoulder and area above the foot incised with lotus and lingzhi motifs, the center of the body incised with... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2015

Christie's announces Asian Art Week featuring the Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth

 NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s Asian Art Week in New York will feature an unprecedented series of sales, lectures and public events led by the Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, the distinguished American scholar, dealer and collector whose groundbreaking work transformed the study and appreciation of Asian art around the world. The week will present property from several private collections of Indian and Southeast Asian works of art, Chinese paintings, and most notably from The Collection of Julia and John Curtis, a sale of... [Lire la suite]


23 février 2015

A blue and white archaistic vase, hu, Ming dynasty, early 17th century

A blue and white archaistic vase, hu, Ming dynasty, early 17th century. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body rising to a tall cylindrical neck flanked by a pair of tubular lug handles, resting on a tall splayed foot, the body painted on either side with a single prunus tree issuing blooms from a bending, twisting trunk, the neck with a wide band of archaistic scrolls and pendent leaves on a leiwen ground, Japanese wood box. Height 10 1/2  in., 26.7 cm ... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2015

A small polychrome 'Dragon-Fish' dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century

A small polychrome 'Dragon-Fish' dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the curved sides rising to slightly everted rim, on a tapered and undercut footring, the interior painted in iron-red, green, turquoise and yellow enamels with a lively winged dragon-fish chasing a flaming pearl within a double ring, the underside with two similar dragons amidst flaming cloud-scrolls, the base with an apocryphal six-character mark Zhengtong bingchen nian... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2015

A large iron-red and green enameled jar, guan, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

A large iron-red and green enameled jar, guan, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. stoutly potted the ovoid body rising to a short waisted neck with everted rim, well-painted in vibrant iron-red and green enamels with an array of floral registers centering on a lively peony scroll, enclosed between a band of quatrefoil cloud scrolls on an iron-red ground encircling the waisted base, and a band of scrolling chrysanthemum blooms on a green ground and... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2015

A 'Longquan' celadon 'Luduan' censer and cover, Ming dynasty

A 'Longquan' celadon 'Luduan' censer and cover, Ming dynasty. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. stoutly potted, the well-rounded mythical creature supported on four short legs each with four claws, the sides carved with spiraling motifs issuing flames, a bell applied at the chest, and an upswept tail incised at the rear, the cover in the form of the animal's head, raised up, its characteristic curved horn at the top, with mouth agape baring teeth, with a fierce demeanor, applied... [Lire la suite]


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