16 janvier 2016

Sotheby's to offer one of the most celebrated ancient collections of Chinese porcelain

Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- On 6 April 2016 in Hong Kong, Sotheby’s will offer one of the greatest collections of Chinese porcelain left in private hands. Put together in the mid-20th century by Roger Pilkington, one of the most eminent and active collectors of his day, the collection spans the heights of 1,000 years of Chinese porcelain production, from the Tang through to the Ming and on to the Qing dynasties, capturing all the greatest achievements in the field, and at the same time telling the fascinating... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2015

"Precious as the Morning Star: 12th-14th Century Celadons in the Qing Court Collection" at National Palace Museum, Taipei

Precious as the Morning Star: 12th-14th Century Celadons in the Qing Court Collection. © National Palace Museum. TAIPEI - "Precious as the morning star" comes from poetry by the Qianlong Emperor in the 18th century. Both "Precious and few as morning stars" and "The morning star truly is precious" are lines that compare something rare and treasured to the fleeting and infrequent phenomenon of a morning star. Qianlong's line for "Viewing Guan (Official) wares of the Zhao-Song dynasty as morning stars" clearly indicates... [Lire la suite]
07 décembre 2015

Gianguan Auctions opens new gallery with collections of Buddhist art and scroll paintings

 NEW YORK, NY.- Gianguan Auctions will inaugurate its new Manhattan gallery at 39 W. 56th Street with a holiday sale of Buddhist art, Chinese porcelains and fine Chinese paintings, ancient to modern. Collections of stone seals, teapots and carved jades also come to the podium on Saturday, December 19th, beginning at 11:00 a.m.  Chinese Porcelains The Chinese porcelains include Famille Rose, Caledon, Zisha, and Blanc de Chine from the Yuan Dynasty through the Ming, Glazes run from copper red to wood grain,... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2015

A very rare Cizhou white-glazed lobed vase, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 2831. A very rare Cizhou white-glazed lobed vase, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century.  Estimate HK$200,000 - HK$300,000 ($25,927 - $38,891). Price Realized HK$187,500 ($24,307). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vase is well potted with lobed bulbous body rising to a trumpet neck and a flaring flower-shaped mouth, supported on a scalloped foot. The exterior is covered with a white slip under a clear glaze that continues inside the neck. 7 5/8 in. (19.5 cm.) high, Japanese wood box... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2015

A Qingbai melon-form ewer, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 2829. A Qingbai melon-form ewer, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century. Estimate HK$100,000 - HK$200,000 ($12,964 - $25,927). Price Realized HK$275,000 ($35,650). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The ewer is delicately potted with a melon-form body rising to a narrow waisted neck below an everted lipped rim, set at one side with a strap handle with a small loop on top opposite the curved spout. The body is incised with stylisedruyi heads below the curving spout and the strap handle. It is... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2015

A carved Qingbai shallow bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 2826. A carved Qingbai shallow bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century. Estimate HK$40,000 - HK$60,000 ($5,185 - $7,778). Price Realized HK$52,500 ($6,806). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl is potted with slightly flared sides resting on a short foot ring. The interior is carved with a single flower head and stylized waves, combed to delineate details. It is applied overall with a whitish-blue glaze. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box Christie's. THE CLASSIC AGE OF... [Lire la suite]


30 novembre 2015

A ‘Yaozhou ’ persimmon-glazed bowl, Northern Song dynasty

A ‘Yaozhou ’ persimmon-glazed bowl, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 HKD (9,064 - 11,330 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's elegantly potted of shallow conical form rising to a six-lobed rim, covered overall with an opaque persimmon-coloured glaze stopping short above the neatly cut foot revealing a buff-coloured ware - 13 cm., 5 1/8  in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 03 déc. 2015, 02:00 PM
30 novembre 2015

A 'Yaozhou' persimmon-glazed jar, Northern Song dynasty

A 'Yaozhou' persimmon-glazed jar, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD (9,064 - 13,596 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's elegantly proportioned with an ovoid body surmounted by a high tapering neck and a wide everted mouth, applied with a matte persimmon-coloured glaze falling over the foot with some areas of the foot left unglazed - 11.7 cm., 4 5/8  in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 03 déc. 2015, 02:00 PM
30 novembre 2015

An exceptionally rare persimmon-glazed Ding-type mallow-shaped dish, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century

An exceptionally rare persimmon-glazed Ding-type mallow-shaped dish, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century. Estimate HK$1,000,000 – HK$1,500,000 ($129,636 - $194,454). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The dish is thinly potted with the flat base rising to flared sides and a petal-shaped rim, supported on a short ring foot. It is covered in a lustrous rust-brown glaze which thins at the rim, with the exception of the biscuit foot ring. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box  ... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2015

A rare and finely carved Ding 'lotus' dish, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century

A rare and finely carved Ding 'lotus' dish, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century. Estimate HK$3,000,000 – HK$5,000,000 ($388,908 - $648,180). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The dish has angled sides rising from a broad base supported on a short foot to a flaring rim which is bound with a copper band. The interior is skilfully carved and combed to depict a single lotus sprig, adorned with sketchily carved leaves. It is covered in a pale ivory glaze pooling in areas to the base, part of which is unglazed... [Lire la suite]