16 juin 2017

Record prices for rare imperial Chinese artworks and Himalayan sculpture

Lot 185. A very important imperial bronze bell "Bozhong", China, Qianlong, dated 1761. With inscription by Emperor Qianlong. Estimate CHF 200,000 / 300,000 (€ 185 190/277 780). Sold for CHF 1 035 000 (hammer price). © Koller Zurich ZURICH.- The 13-14 June Asian Art auctions at Koller Zurich were enormously successful, with a string of top prices for Chinese & Himalayan art, particularly for three rare Chinese Imperial artworks from a private collection - which alone realized 2.64 million Swiss... [Lire la suite]

05 mars 2017

Important Chinese Art from the Fujita Museum, 15 March 2017, New York

Chen Rong (active ca. 13th century) as catalogued in Shiqu Baoji, Six Dragons, (detail). Handscroll, ink on paper. Estimate: $1,200,000 - 1,800,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. New York – On March 15, Christie’s will offer Important Chinese Art from the Fujita Museum, a selection of 31 Chinese works of art, including highly important Shang and Zhou dynasty ritual bronzes, classical paintings, Buddhist stone sculptures, celadons and scholar’s objects. All of the works were collected by Denzaburō... [Lire la suite]
11 décembre 2016

Douze gravures sur vélin représentant l'ancien Palais d'été Yuanmingyuan, Paris, 1977 

Lot 64. Douze gravures sur vélin représentant l'ancien Palais d'été Yuanmingyuan, Paris, 1977. Estimation : 6 000 € / 8 000 €. Photo Artcurial Reproductions de douze des vingt planches gravées de 1783 à 1786, représentant les pavillons à l’architecture occidentale, jardins à la française et bassins, dessinés et crées par Giuseppe Castiglione pour l’Empereur Qianlong, chaque gravure portant une inscription : Hua Yuan Men Beimian Si (Quatrième vue, Nord de Hua Yuan Men) ; Hua Yuan Zhengmian Wu (Cinquième... [Lire la suite]
17 octobre 2016

Major Exhibition of Masterpieces from the National Palace Museum, Taipei, Presented in Houston

  Vase with Revolving Core and Eight-Trigram Design, Qing dynasty, reign of the Qianlong emperor, 1735–96, porcelain with golden glaze and appliquéd sculpture, National Palace Museum, Taipei. Image © National Palace Museum HOUSTON— The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, opens Emperors’ Treasures: Chinese Art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei, a major exhibition of more than 160 works of art from the renowned collections of the National Palace Museum, Taipei. The exhibition features a unique selection of paintings,... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2016

A large inscribed bronze bell, dated Qianlong 13th year, corresponding to 1748

Lot 376. A large inscribed bronze bell, dated Qianlong 13th year, corresponding to 1748. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. heavily cast with the straight sides flaring towards the base with a foliate rim, the domed top surmounted by a pair of addorsed scaly dragons, intricately modeled with powerful extended front claws and open mouths revealing pointed fangs, their back arched supporting a 'flame' finial, the body cast on either side with a shaped... [Lire la suite]
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23 novembre 2015

Imperial Splendour at Bonham's Hong Kong

From the property of Marcel Proust. A pair of massive Imperial zitan rectangular panels, Mid-Qing Dynasty. Estimate HK$ 6 million - 8 million (€730,000 - 970,000). Photo: Bonhams. HONG KONG - Exceptional Chinese Imperial works of art will be on offer at Bonhams Hong Kong on 3 December. These include a pair of massive Imperial zitan rectangular panels, Mid-Qing Dynasty, estimated at HK$ 6,000,000 – 8,000,000, which reputedly belonged to Marcel Proust (1871-1922), widely considered to be one of the greatest... [Lire la suite]

04 novembre 2015

Chinese Jade at Asian Art in London 2015

A finely carved pale green jade in the shape of a mountain with trees and figures, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century. 27 cm (10 3/5 in.). BRUN FINE ART, Dealer. CONTACT: Augusto Brun. Phone +44 (0) 20 7493 0195 - Mobile +44 (0)7719 145243 - Email info@brunfineart.com - Website www.brunfineart.com Jade baluster vase and cover of tapered form carved in high-relief with a prunus tree and its flowering branches, China, Qianlong, circa 1750. Height: 20.3 cm (8... [Lire la suite]
09 juin 2015

Le Yuanming yuan ou jardin de la Clarté parfaite, la quintessence du jardin à la chinoise

Le jardin de la Clarté parfaite : Palais d'été, Pékin, 1744. Peinture de Tang Dai (1673-1752) et Shen Yuan (17..-17..); en regard, poème de l'empereur Qianlong (empereur de Chine ; 1711-1799), calligraphié par Wang Youdun (1692-1758), 2 vol. (40 bifol.) : peinture et calligraphie sur soie ; 82,5 x 148,4 cm. Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie,... [Lire la suite]
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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