10 août 2014

Chinese rank badges at Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Imperial Duke's insignia, China, Qianlong (1736 - 1795), Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), 'kesi' [woven silk],  26.0 x 27.3 cm.Gift of Judith and Ken Rutherford 2000, 189.2000. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of NewSouth Wales, Sydney In the Ming and Qing dynasties the aristocracy as well as civil and military officials wore rank-defining badges on the front and back of their robes. The front-facing dragon would have been worn by a Prince of the Blood, who had been granted... [Lire la suite]

29 juillet 2014

Paintings, Asian art and jewelry exceed expectations at Witherell’s summer auction

Asian scroll painting on paper depicting a mountain landscape with a meditating man. Qianlong dynasty. Calligraphy upper right quadrant; 67.5” x 37”. Mounted to board with scattered losses, stains, ripples, fading and toning. Sold for $ 4,440.00. Courtesty Witherell's. Dave Brooks SACRAMENTO, California. Two paintings identified by Boston-based Vose Galleries that highlighted Witherell’s Summer Auction held July 9 to 23, 2014 sold for $10,200 and $6,000, including buyer’s premium, respectively.   ... [Lire la suite]
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09 juillet 2014

Asian Art in London celebrates its seventeenth year

A blue and white 'boys' vase, Kangxi period. Height: 25.5 cm. Photo Littleton & Hennessy. LONDON.- From 30 October - 8 November Asian Art in London presents the 17th year of the celebration of the arts of Asia in the form of selling exhibitions at the galleries of specialist Asian art dealers and auctions at the major salerooms. Asian Art in London opens on Thursday 30 October with a glittering champagne Gala Party at the British Museum where guests can enjoy a private view of the British Museum’s exhibition,... [Lire la suite]
27 juin 2014

Pair of ritual candlesticks, China, Qianlong, (1735 - 1796), Qing Dynasty

Pair of ritual candlesticks, China, Qianlong, (1735 - 1796), Qing Dynasty. Photo Hampel Height: 37 cm. Estimate : 27 000 € / 32 000 €HAMPEL FINE ART AUCTIONS. 27 Juin 2014. SCHELLINGSTR. 44 - 80799 MUNICH, ALLEMAGNE. Tel: +49 (0)89 28 80 4 - 0
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23 juin 2014

A rare pair of celadon glazed dishes, Jingweitang mark, Qianlong

A rare pair of celadon glazed dishes, Jingweitang mark, Qianlong. Photo Bonhams Each superbly molded as a mallow flower, the five petals fashioned into separate compartments radiating from the circular flower head and covered with a pale celadon glaze, the recessed base sealed jingweitang zhi in underglaze blue. 5 1/2in (14cm) diameters. Estimate US$ 20,000 - 30,000 (€15,000 - 22,000) Notes: This particular form and hall mark are both listed in Geng Baochang, Ming Qing ciqi jianding , Beijing, 1993, p. 383 as... [Lire la suite]
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23 juin 2014

A very fine and rare gilt bronze oval snuff box, Qianlong, circa 1740-1770

A very fine and rare gilt bronze oval snuff box, Qianlong, circa 1740-1770. Photo Bonhams The lavishly gilt oval container decorated to its sides with four ogee reserves containing flowers in full bloom amongst dense leaf scrolls, the hinged cover finely inset with carved stones of jadeite, colored quartz, lapis lazuli, and coral, depicting two succulent peaches with leafy branches surrounded by five bats in flight, all against a ground filled with cloud wisps, the cover interior set with a mirror. 2 1/2 x 3 3/8 x 1 1/4in... [Lire la suite]


16 juin 2014

Livre composé de huit plaques de jade vert gravées sur les deux faces de textes sacrés bouddhiques en calligraphie

Livre composé de huit plaques de jade vert gravées sur les deux faces de textes sacrés bouddhiques en calligraphie et sept empreintes de cachet dorées pour l’Empereur Qianlong. Photo Mes Ph. BONNAZ et R. MAZZELLA L’ensemble est relié par deux plaques en bois gravées, la couverture à décor de deux dragons avec la perle sacrée et titre, le plat de derrière à décor d’un dragon et empreinte de cachet Qianlong  Dimensions des plaques en jade : 16 x 8 cm. Estimation 3 000 € - 5 000 € Expert : M. Akio SETO... [Lire la suite]
16 juin 2014

Sceau impérial en jade blanc légèrement céladon

Sceau impérial en jade blanc légèrement céladon. Photo Mes Ph. BONNAZ et R. MAZZELLA à décor de deux dragons adossés sculptés en ronde-bosse sur la prise. La matrice sous la base porte les quatre caractères de l’Empereur Kangxi sculptés en bas-relief. La base de section carrée aux angles arrondis et biseautée en partie haute est gravée sur les quatre faces d’un poème de l’Empereur Qianlong en caractères dorés, titré « Liu tiao bian » (柳条边) et daté 1754. Hauteur : 8 cm. Largeur : 10,5 cm. Profondeur : 10,3... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2014

A pale green jade archaistic vase, gu, Qianlong

A pale green jade archaistic vase, gu, Qianlong. Photo: Bonhams The vase of flattened hexagonal section, the central section carved with a taotie mask on each of the wider sides, the neck and foot similarly incised with rows of keyfret and stylised lappets, the six edges each with rows of crisply carved flanges, wood stand. 15.6cm (6 1/8in) high (2). Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€3,700 - 6,100) Provenance: a European private collection and thence by descent Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART. London, New Bond Street, 15 May... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2014

A fine white jade and russet double box and cover, Qianlong

A fine white jade and russet double box and cover, Qianlong. Photo: Bonhams Crisply carved as two flattened hollow spheres joined to form a single vessel with the base slightly recessed, the cover carved through the russet skin in low relief with two linked coins encircled by two bats with wing tips touching to echo the shape of the box. 5.6cm (2 1/4in) long (2). Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 (€4,900 - 7,400) Provenance: a European private collection, acquired in China by the great-grandfather of the present owner in the very early... [Lire la suite]
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