05 août 2019

A finely cast gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty, 15th century, probably Zhengtong period (1436-1449)

Lot 1025. A finely cast gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty, 15th century, probably Zhengtong period (1436-1449); 10¼ in. (26 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 365,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The bodhisattva Guanyin is shown seated in rajalilasana holding in each hand a slender stem of lotus that rises to the shoulders, and is richly dressed in an elaborately decorateddhoti, a goat pelt wrapped around the torso and the... [Lire la suite]

06 août 2017

Warring States period's ceramics in National Palace Museum, Beijing

A green glaze bucket, Warring States period (475-221 BC), high 10.3cm, diameter 16cm, foot 12.5cm. National Palace Museum, Beijing. A green glaze water ripple cover tripod, Warring States period, high 19cm, caliber 19cm, foot 17cm. National Palace Museum, Beijing. A carved vertical striped globular jar, Warring States period, high 14cm, caliber 8.8cm, foot diameter 12.2cm. National Palace Museum, Beijing. A green yellow glaze pouring vessel, Warring States period, high 17.7cm, caliber 7cm. National Palace... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2017

Song dynasty Yaozhou ceramics in National Palace Museum, Beijing

A Yaozhou carved 'Boys playing amoung lotus' bowl, Song dynasty, high 4.5cm, caliber 14.3cm, foot diameter 3.3cm. National Palace Museum, Beijing. A Yaozhou carved 'Chrysanthemum' bowl, Song dynasty, high 5.1cm, caliber 13.2cm, foot 4.1cm. National Palace Museum, Beijing. A Yaozhou persimon-glazed bowl, Song dynasty, high 4.5cm, caliber 14cm, foot 4cm. National Palace Museum, Beijing. Imitation of the Song Dynasty lacquer, high temperature glaze with iron as a colorant, and the total amount of iron oxide in... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2017

Neolithic pottery at National Palace Museum, Beijing

Red pottery cooker (?), Neolithic, Cishan culture (6500–5500 BC), high 15.3cm, caliber 15.3cm, bottom diameter 11.3cm. National Palace Museum, Beijing. Flat bowl, Neolithic, Cishan culture (6500–5500 BC), high 6.7cm, caliber 18.2cm, bottom diameter 6.4cm. National Palace Museum, Beijing.  Small mouth ear bottle, Neolithic, Cishan culture (6500–5500 BC), high 23.8cm caliber 5.2cm bottom diameter 5.6cm. National Palace Museum, Beijing.   Three foot bowl, Neolithic, Cishan culture... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2010

Pékin et Taiwan collaborent à un projet sur les trésors impériaux

Celestial globe vase with decoration of dragon among lotus blossoms in underglaze blue Ming dynasty, Yongle reign (1403-1424). Credit: National Palace Museum, Taipei CHONGQING (CHINE) [08.07.10] – Deux musées « rivaux », le Musée national du Palais de Pékin et celui de Taipei collaborent à un projet de recherches pour retracer le parcours de milliers de trésors impériaux de la Chine pendant les troubles des années 1930 et 1940. Un rapprochement très diplomatique. Des chercheurs des musées et universités de Pékin et de... [Lire la suite]
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08 juin 2010

'Stunning Decorative Porcelains from the Qianlong reign' @ National Palace Museum

Pair of soup bowls in yang-ts'ai enamels with incised red ground pattern of flower brocade and landscape décor © National Palace Museum The fa-lang-ts'ai porcelains in the collection of the National Palace Museum can be divided into two categories, painted fa-lang-ts'ai porcelains and yang-ts'ai porcelains. Masterpieces of unprecedented quality, these works had earned themselves the favor of the Ch'ien-lung emperor. During his reign, they were kept in the Ch'ien-ch'ing-kung Palace, where the emperor would admire them. The... [Lire la suite]
06 septembre 2008

A large bamboo figure of Shoulao. 17th/18th century

A large bamboo figure of Shoulao. 17th/18th century The god of Longevity holding a stem of lingzhi in his left hand and in his right hand a gnarled staff surmounted by a bat and hung with a double gourd, wearing long belted robes hung with a trailing brocade sash in front and back, his shoes with ruyi-head toes, with long beard, his face well carved with smiling expression below his domed head where the hair in back is gathered behind a small cloth cap hung with long trailing tabs.12¾ in. (32.4 cm.) high, zitan stand, box.... [Lire la suite]