13 janvier 2023

Ming dynasty Jade sold at Sotheby's, CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 2 November 2022

Lot 464. A pair of celadon jade figure of mythical beasts, Ming dynasty or earlier; l. 9.7 cm. Lot sold: 277,200 GBP (Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's.   Lot 486. A celadon jade figure of Xuanwu, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); h. 10.7 cm. Lot sold: 113,400 GBP (Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's.   Lot 468. An archaistic celadon and russet jade 'chilong' rhyton, gong, Ming dynasty... [Lire la suite]

13 janvier 2023

A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty

Lot 537. A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); h. 22.1 cm, wood stand. Lot sold: 189,000 GBP (Estimate: 150,000 - 200,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 2 November 2022
13 janvier 2023

A green-glazed carved 'boys' jar, Ming dynasty

Lot 449. A green-glazed carved 'boys' jar, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 18.2 cm. Lot sold: 23,940 GBP (Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. Provenance: Collection of Grace Brown Palmer, Chicago.The Art Institute of Chicago, accessioned in 1967. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 2 November 2022
13 janvier 2023

A longquan celadon cupstand, Ming dynasty

Lot 448. A longquan celadon cupstand, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); d. 17.2 cm. Lot sold: 40,320 GBP (Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. Note: Compare a similar example from the collection of the National Palace Museum, Taipei, exhibited in Green: Longquan Celadon of the Ming Dynasty, National Palace Museum, Taipei, 2009, cat. no. 112. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 2 November 2022
10 janvier 2023

Ming dynasty jades sold at Sotheby's, Monochrome, London, 2 November 2022

Lot 255. A grey and black jade 'dragon' plaque, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); Length 11.4 cm, 4½ in. Lot sold: 5,040 GBP (Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. Lot 256. A set of eighteen white jade 'dragon' belt plaques, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); Width of the largest 5.6 cm, 2¼ in. Lot sold: 37,800 GBP (Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. During the Ming dynasty, only officials of the first rank were entitled to wear belts... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2022

Bowl with Lotus Scrolls, 1500s, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Bowl with Lotus Scrolls, 1500s, China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen kilns, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Porcelain with burnished and engraved gold (kinrande) decoration on green overglaze enamel. Diameter: 6.4 x 12.1 cm (2 1/2 x 4 3/4 in.); Overall: 6.1 cm (2 3/8 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. Millikin 1989.29. Bowl such as this, with kinrande (gold-engraved) decoration over monochrome enamels, may have been made originally for export to Japan. On the base of this bowl are an underglaze blue... [Lire la suite]

27 décembre 2022

Dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Chenghua mark and period (1465-1487)

Dish, China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Chenghua mark and period (1465-1487). Porcelain with yellow glaze. Diameter: 21.5 cm (8 7/16 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. Millikin 1989.288. Former director Sherman Lee stressed the significance of technical innovation in his study of Chinese ceramics. He believed that "in the great Chinese [ceramic] tradition one can say that its major theme is the development and refinement of monochrome stoneware and porcelain . . . [E]ven... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2022

Jar with Dragons Pursuing Flaming Jewels, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Jiajing mark and reign (1522-66)

Jar with Dragons Pursuing Flaming Jewels, China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen kilns, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Jiajing mark and reign (1522-66). Porcelain with wucai (five color) overglaze enamel decoration. Diameter: 14.7 cm (5 13/16 in.); Overall: 12.9 cm (5 1/16 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. Millikin 1989.291. The interior is glazed white porcelain. The exterior of this jar is ornamented with two rampant five-clawed dragons boldly drawn in rouge de fer. The dragons are in pursuit of the... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2022

Dice Bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Xuande mark and period (1426-1435)

Dice Bowl, China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Xuande mark and period (1426-1435). Porcelain with mottled blue glaze. Diameter: 25 cm (9 13/16 in.); Overall: 11.6 cm (4 9/16 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. Millikin 1989.287. The Chinese connoisseurs use the poetic term "snowflake blue" to describe the mottling effects of white blotches amid tones of blue colored with cobalt oxide. Such aesthetic effects were achieved by blowing the glaze through a bamboo tube onto the... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2022

Bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Hongzhi mark and period (1488-1505)

Bowl, China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Hongzhi mark and period (1488-1505). Porcelain with yellow glaze. Diameter: 18 cm (7 1/16 in.); Overall: 8.2 cm (3 1/4 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. Millikin 1989.289.