26 mai 2016

Freeman's and Lyon & Turnbull to hold inaugural auction in Hong Kong May 31

Lot 84. From the Ernest Thornhill Collection. Highly important blue and white 'Dragon' stem cup, Xuande six-character mark and of the period. Estimate HK$ 22,000,000-44,000,000. Photo Lyon & Turnbull.  PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Lyon & Turnbull, Scotland’s Oldest Auction House, will partner with Freeman’s, America’s Oldest Auction House, for their inaugural auction in Hong Kong at the Liang Yi private museum on May 31. Following their 2015 sponsorship of Asia Week Hong Kong, along with their... [Lire la suite]

23 mai 2016

Sotheby's Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art June Auction series to take place on 2-3 June

Lot 758. A Rare Shrine of Three-Gilt-Bronze Figures of Amitayus Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period Sculptures 30 cm; shrine 95 x 90 x 40 cm Est. HK$3 – 4 million / US$390,000 – 520,000. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong June series of Chinese Works of Art sales will take place on 2 – 3 June 2016. A dedicated sale titled Water, Pine and Stone Retreat – Playthings will offer scholarly objects from the esteemed collection assembled since the 1960s, many inscribed with rare marks revealing the original identities... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2016

A pale green and russet jade rhyton cup, Ming Dynasty

Lot 143. A pale green and russet jade rhyton cup, Ming Dynasty. Sold for £27,500 (€35,710). Photo: Bonhams.  The well-hollowed vessel supported by the long tusks and trunk of an elephant head with almond-shaped eyes, the central band carved with archaistic designs beneath a further band of lappets with key-fret borders, a chilong with bifurcated tail clambering up the side, the pale stone with russet and milky-white inclusions, box and wood stand.8.2cm (3 1/4in) high (3).  Compare with a related... [Lire la suite]
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17 mai 2016

A Longquan celadon-glazed figure of the Bodhisattva Wenshu riding a Buddhist lion, Ming Dynasty

Lot 58. A Longquan celadon-glazed figure of the Bodhisattva Wenshu riding a Buddhist lion, Ming Dynasty. Sold for £11,250 (€14,395). Photo: Sotheby's. Stoutly modelled wearing a leafy cap above the biscuit face and chest with an elaborate necklace, enveloped by a thick green shawl and bearing a long curving ruyi sceptre, seated cross-legged on the back of a luxuriously ornamented Buddhist lion covered in a rich celadon glaze. 22.8cm (9in) high. Note: For a related biscuit and celadon-glazed figure of the... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2016

A Longquan celadon-glazed moulded ‘figural’ bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 524. A Longquan celadon-glazed moulded ‘figural’ bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Estimate £2,000-3,000 ($2,600-3,800). Unsold. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The deep bowl is moulded to the centre with a double fsh medallion encircled by panels enclosing various named characters from the Chinese play “The Tale of the Pipa” including the equestrian scholar Cai Bojie and the oficial Niu. 7 in. (17.7 cm.) diam. Provenance: Property from a Private American Collection, assembled prior to... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2016

Two celadon-glazed pottery figures, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 523. Two celadon-glazed pottery figures, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century. Estimate £1,500 - £2,500 ($2,163 - $3,605). Price Realised £1,875 ($2,700). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  One figure is modelled as Guanyin seated on a lotus base with a kneeling attendant. The other figure is modelled as a standing Budai holding his cloth sack. The taller 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm) high, wood stands.  Provenance: Property from a Private American Collection, assembled prior to 1960.  ... [Lire la suite]

14 mai 2016

A Longquan celadon and biscuit figure of Xuan Wu, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 522. A Longquan celadon and biscuit figure of Xuan Wu, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century. Estimate £1,500 - £2,000 ($2,163 - $2,884). Price Realised £12,500 ($18,000). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The bowl and cover are each finely decorated with butterflies amongst trailing vine bearing numerous gourds. 8 ¾ in. (22.4 cm.) diam. Provenance: Property from a Private American Collection, assembled prior to 1960. Christie's. CHINESE CERAMICS, WORKS OF ART AND TEXTILES PART... [Lire la suite]
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13 mai 2016

A blue and white 'lianzi' jar, Ming Dynasty, Chongzhen Period (1627-1644)

Lot 249. A blue and white 'lianzi' jar, Ming Dynasty, Chongzhen Period (1627-1644). Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,250 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the ovoid body rising from a slightly tapering foot to a wide cylindrical neck, finely painted to the exterior with an official paying tribute to a pheasant standing before a water buffalo, set in a fenced garden landscape with bushes and rocks, the neck incised with a leafy chrysanthemum meander and the foot with a chevron band, later European wood... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2016

A blue and white 'lianzi' jar and cover, Ming Dynasty, Chongzhen Period (1627-1644)

Lot 248. A blue and white 'lianzi' jar and cover, Ming Dynasty, Chongzhen Period (1627-1644). Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the ovoid body rising from a slightly tapering foot to a wide cylindrical neck, finely painted to the exterior with birds amongst flowering peony, bamboo and rockwork, the upper surface of the cover painted with a scholar seated beside a river. Quantity: 2 - 16.5cm, 6 1/2  in. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London,... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2016

A large blue and white 'lianzi' jar, Ming Dynasty, Chongzhen Period (1627-1644)

Lot 247. A large blue and white 'lianzi' jar, Ming Dynasty, Chongzhen Period (1627-1644). Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 21,250 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a slightly splayed foot to a straight neck, painted with a continuous scene of scholars and attendants in a sampan beneath a rocky outcrop with a spruce of pine, in a continuous mountainous river landscape, with retreats and a pagoda; 27 cm, 10 5/8  in. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]