29 janvier 2018

Galerie Bertrand de Lavergne at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 3c

Chinese 'famille verte' porcelain yenyen shaped vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722). H 43 cm © Galerie Bertrand de Lavergne The decoration shows the eight horses of the Emperor Mu Wang (976-921 BC) in a lanscape of trees and rocks, each in a different posture. The fifth sovereign of the Chou dynasty, his chariot was said to be drawn by eight horses with supernatural powers. Three Chinese snuff bottles. On the left: 'Famille rose' enamels on glass with butterflies, a cricket and various... [Lire la suite]

18 décembre 2017

British Museum opens the Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery of China and South Asia

Cloisonné jar, Ming dynasty, Xuande period (AD 1426-35). © The Trustees of the British Museum. LONDON.- The Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery of China and South Asia opened on 14 December after a full renovation and refurbishment (some sections of the gallery have been accessible from the 10 November 2017). The display includes a new narrative for China and South Asia which brings the story up to the present day. This renovation means the British Museum can include and rotate different types of objects such as... [Lire la suite]
18 octobre 2017

One of Europe's biggest Asian art auctions to take place in Belgium

  On October 28 and 29, Belgian auction house Rob Michiels will present a large sale of Asian art from several private collections from around the world. With 1300 lots offered, it is one of the biggest Asian art sales Europe has seen this year. The auction will take place just before Asian Arts Week kicks off in London. The catalog contains several private collections from around the world showcasing a diverse range of pieces including: porcelain, paintings, sculptures, jade, ivory and other objets d'art from China and... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2017

Freeman's kicks off Asia Week with its biannual Asian Arts auction totalling $1.5 million

PHILADELPHIA, PA.- On September 9, Freeman’s launched its Fall 2017 season and helped kick off Asia Week with its biannual Asian Arts auction. With an active room and full bank of phone bidders, the exciting auction attracted a considerable number of new bidders and saw many lots sell wellabove their presale estimates. The 578-lot sale totaled just over $1.5 million. The auction offered fine examples of decorative arts, furniture, textiles, paintings and works on paper, highlighted by fresh-to-the-market property from... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2017

Cup with long Qianlong inscription, Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and period, dated AD 1776

Cup with long Qianlong inscription, Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and period, dated AD 1776. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue, overglaze blue and fencai (powdered colours), Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. On loan from Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, PDF,A.827 © Trustees of the British Museum On one side a boy is shown with a cockerel among blue rocks. There is a long inscription on the other side in black enamel with red seals, including the date of the bingshen year of the Qianlong reign (AD 1776). The inscription... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2017

Chinese ceramics from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on view at the Vincent Price Art Museum

Jar (Ping) with Dragon and Clouds, Yuan dynasty, 1279-1368, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, , Purchased with funds provided by Jack G. Kuhrts (53.74). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art announced today that works from the museum's Chinese art collection will be on view at the Vincent Price Art Museum in a special exhibition. Chinese Ceramics from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, on view January 24–July 22, 2017, will present 50 ceramic masterpieces with examples... [Lire la suite]

08 janvier 2017

Vase in a Song dynasty style, Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Vase in a Song dynasty style, Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795), China, Jiangxi province. Porcelain, guan ware. H. 8 3/8 in x Diam. 5 3/4 in, H. 21.3 cm x Diam. 14.6 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60P2321 © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture
04 novembre 2016

A pair of large famille-rose yellow-ground 'bajixiang' altar vases, gu, Qianlong marks and period (1736-1795)

Lot 172. A pair of large famille-rose yellow-ground 'bajixiang' altar vases, gu, Qianlong marks and period (1736-1795). Estimate GBP 200,000 - GBP 300,000 (USD 246,600 - USD 369,900). Photo Sotheby's; of archaic bronze shape, each vase finely decorated in bright famille-rose enamels on the flaring trumpet-shaped neck with four of the bajixiang divided by scrolling lotus blooms between ruyi head and upright lappet borders, the central bulbous knop section enamelled with... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2016

A sapphire-blue overlay white glass ‘Peony and Butterflies’ snuff bottle, Qianlong mark and period

Lot 226. A sapphire-blue overlay white glass ‘Peony and Butterflies’ snuff bottle, Qianlong mark and period. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's of baluster form, carved through the blue layer to the opaque milky-white ground with a continuous scene of butterflies hovering around large peony blossoms borne on branches growing from behind a rock, the base incised with four-character wheel-cut mark, stopper (2). Height 2 1/8  in., 5.5 cm Provenance: Eugene... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2016

An emerald-green glass snuff bottle, Qianlong mark and period

Lot 213. An emerald-green glass snuff bottle, Qianlong mark and period. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's of octagonal profile with faceted oval panels in raised relief on both sides, the base with a four-character wheel-cut mark, stopper (2). Height 1 7/8  in., 4.8 cm. Provenance: John Sparks Ltd., London.Collection of Sir Michael Wright, former British Ambassador in Baghdad (1954-1958).Collection of Marjorie Florence Pradella (née Roberts), and thence by descent. ... [Lire la suite]