09 octobre 2015

Lark Mason Associates announces two sales: Asian works of art and fine and decorative works of art

A Chinese Cloisonné Tripod Censer with Carved Wood Cover, 18th Century and later. Est: $100,000/150,000. © 2015 iGavel NEW YORK, NY.- Lark Mason, founder and president of Lark Mason Associates, has announced that more than 200 lots of important Asian art will soon be up for bidding on iGavel Auctions in a sale that goes live on October 13th through October 27th. The outstanding works of art represent the breathtaking scope of Asian periods and disciplines, from the Sui dynasty through the 20th century, as... [Lire la suite]

05 juin 2014

Record breaking day for Lyon & Turnbull as Blue & White Ming Style Dragon charger sells for £427,250

An impressive blue and white plate decorated with a five toed blue dragon encircling a pearl sold for £427,250.  EDINBURGH.- An impressive blue and white plate decorated with a five toed blue dragon encircling a pearl sold for £427,250 today 4th June 2014 at Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh, it came from a private Scottish collection, in Dumfriesshire, Scotland. The client's uncle was a prisoner-of-war in Japan during the second world war and following his release he stayed in Japan working his way up to become a successful... [Lire la suite]
23 mai 2014

Bronze Belt Hook, Two Carvings of Jade and Agate,

Bronze Belt Hook, Two Carvings of Jade and Agate,  China, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD) and late Qing dynasty (1644-1912). Photo courtesy Auctionata Bronze, jade and agate. Belt hook encrusted with a rich patina of malachite green. Jade Ming style crane with a lingzhi fungus. The stone typical of that sourced in the Ming dynasty, of mottled celadon and brown tones. An agate brush washer in the form of a monkey and peach. Length of the belt hook: 7 cm. Width of the carvings: 6 to... [Lire la suite]
23 mai 2014

Two Ming Style Jades of a Horse and a Lingzhi Fungus, China, Qing dynasty (1644-1912)

Two Ming Style Jades of a Horse and a Lingzhi Fungus, China, Qing dynasty (1644-1912). Photo courtesy Auctionata Carved jade. Finely carved horse and monkey group. The translucent stone of very pale celadon tone with flecks of russet. Typical Ming style stone of a lingzhi fungus with a round wooden base. The stone of mottled tones from celadon to dark brown. Dimensions: 7.5 to 9 cm. Good condition. Estimation : 800 € / 1 000 € Provenance: Danish private collection Green and pale... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2014

A fine and rare blue and white Ming style barrel-form vase, Qianlong seal mark and period

A fine and rare blue and white Ming style barrel-form vase, Qianlong seal mark and period. Photo Sotheby's. of ovoid form, well-painted in varying tones of underglaze blue in classic 'heaping and piling' style with a central band of six stylized lotus and chrysanthemum flowerheads on a continuous lingzhi scrolling foliate branch, between ruyi-head bands and beneath a narrow border of cresting waves under the rim, the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue. Height 7 3/4 in., 19.7 cm. Estimation 120,000 — 150,000... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2012

Rhinoceros horn, furnishings, decorative finery in Michaan's Asian Auction

A Rhinoceros Horn Magnolia-Form Libation Cup, 17th/18th Century, Width: 5 1/2 inches (14 cm); Weight: 10 ounces (284 g). Estimate $20,000-30,000. ALAMEDA, CA.- Michaan’s Auctions has once again acquired an exceptionally carved rhinoceros horn libation cup ($20,000-30,000). A larger rhinoceros horn cup was offered in the Fine Asian Works of Art Auction in June of this year, drawing international attention as well as a $70,200 selling price. The cup for sale is anticipated to follow suit in the interest it will bring... [Lire la suite]

28 février 2012

Chinese Ming Style Blue and White Glazed Porcelain Bowl. Qianlong Seal Mark and of the Period

Chinese Ming Style Blue and White Glazed Porcelain Bowl. Qianlong Seal Mark and of the Period. Photo Doyle New York Well painted in shades of cobalt blue with a central composite foliate meander, within a similar border, a classic scroll at the rim, the exterior with varied flowerheads on a scrolling foliate vine, below a squared scroll band at the rim. Diameter 16 inches. Estimate $250,000-350,000 C The Honorable Judge Edgar Bromberger Collection  The Honorable Judge Edgar Bromberger... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2011

A rare blue and white porcelain vase. Kangxi (1662-1722)

A rare blue and white porcelain vase. Kangxi (1662-1722). Photo Czerny's Late Ming style, rounded shape with central decoration of five claw dragons among clouds chasing the flaming pearl, the lower part and the neck decorated with floral motifs and stylized palmettes. Not enamelled at the base; slightly worn enamels.  high 19,5 cm. Estimate 1200.00 | 1500.00 € CZERNY'S INTERNATIONAL AUCTION HOUSE 11 december 2011. Ltd. P.zza V. Veneto, 17-19 19038 Sarzana (Sp) Italy. Tel.: +39 0187 69 13 76 Fax: +39 0187 69 27 03... [Lire la suite]
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09 mars 2011

3 Important Works from the Qianlong Emperor’s Reign

 Alongside the new, graceful aesthetic developed over the course of the Qianlong Emperor’s long reign came a re-interpretation of traditional archaic Chinese design. At Freeman’s in Philadelphia, three fine vases from the Qianlong Emperor’s workshops will be offered for auction on March 19.  From the same 18th century imperial kilns producing archetypal ceramics that would be imitated for centuries also came fine pieces crafted in the manner of earlier Qing and Ming dynasty masters. A large and important Chinese blue and... [Lire la suite]
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27 février 2011

Chinese Blue and White Glazed Porcelain Vase, 18th Century

Chinese Blue and White Glazed Porcelain Vase, 18th Century. photo courtesy Doyle New York The pear-shaped body painted in Ming style with bamboo and banana palms in a terraced garden setting, above a lappet band at the foot and below a ruyi squared scroll and foliate borders at the neck and foliate sprays below the rim. Height 15 inches. Vase was drilled as a lamp, hole has been filled in. Horizontal old glaze crack on exterior of foot rim approximately 4 inches long. Small burst bubble on rim. Light surface scratches to widest... [Lire la suite]
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