11 février 2016

Jorge Welsh to display an exceptional Chinese porcelain pagoda at TEFAF Maastricht 2016

Blue and White Eight Tiered Pagoda, China — Qing dynasty (1644-1911), late 18th century/early 19th century. Porcelain decorated in underglaze cobalt blue and gold. H. 90 cm L. 28 cm. © Jorge Welsh Works of Art. LONDON.- A comprehensive collection of works of art, illustrating the best of cross-cultural encounters between Europe, Africa, India, China and Japan, has been chosen purposely for the TEFAF fair by Jorge Welsh Works of Art. TEFAF will open its doors to the public on the 11th of March and close on Sunday... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2016

Pair of figures, China, Qianlong period, circa 1780

Pair of figures, China, Qianlong period, circa 1780 © Cohen & Cohen Export porcelain, modelled as laughing boys decorated with lotus, enamelled in famille rose. Height 33.5 cm  Cohen & Cohen (stand 244). TEFAF 2016, 11-20 march, Maastricht Director: Michael Cohen Established in 1973 as a specialist in Chinese Export Porcelain, Cohen & Cohen has steadily grown to hold an inventory of export porcelain that is second to none. We have supplied important items to many major museums... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2016

Tureen, cover and stand, China, Qianlong period, circa 1740-50

Tureen, cover and stand, China, Qianlong period, circa 1740-50. © Cohen & Cohen Export porcelain of elaborate baroque shape, decorated in underglaze blue with landscapes and complex borders of flowers and diaper panels, the tureen with lion mask handles, the cover with a coronal knop. Length stand 47 cm. Length tureen 43 cm  Cohen & Cohen (stand 244). TEFAF 2016, 11-20 march, Maastricht Director: Michael Cohen Established in 1973 as a specialist in Chinese Export Porcelain, Cohen &... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2016

Yellow Green Glazed Plate with Relief Décor, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Yellow Green Glazed Plate with Relief Décor, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate : 650 € / 845 €. © Auctionata AG Bowl-shaped body on a slightly increased base rim. The center with the symbol of longevity, framed by bat motifs and a meander border. The outer wall with a relief-like wave band. Diameter: 19.5 cm. Very good condition  AUCTIONATA AG, D-14055 BERLIN. Trésors de l'Art Asiatique, le 25 Janvier 2016 à 18h00
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]
04 décembre 2015

A gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel tazza, Qianlong, cyclically dated renzi year corresponding to AD 1792

A gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel tazza, Qianlong, cyclically dated renzi year corresponding to AD 1792. Estimate: 120,000 to 150,000 HKD. Sold for HK$ 162,500 (€19,649). Photo Bonhams.  The shallow circular dish supported on a splayed foot and ending with a lipped rim, the interior decorated with a large centralised lotus flower head and four evenly-spaced stylised lotus blossoms borne on interlocking leafy tendrils beneath a band of ruyi-heads at the rim, the exterior further decorated with stylised... [Lire la suite]


04 décembre 2015

A rare and large Imperial archaistic gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel vase, zun, Qianlong period

A rare and large Imperial archaistic gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel vase, zun, Qianlong period. Estimate: 900,000-1,200,000 HKD. Sold for HK$ 1,600,000 (€193,468). Photo Bonhams.  Of globular form with high shoulders rising to a flaring neck and lipped rim, the body decorated with alternating large taotie masks above ruyi-heads amidst dense dark blue geometric and archaistic kui dragon scrolls, repeated in smaller size at the neck, with bands of linkedruyi-heads at the shoulder and... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2015

A rare soft-paste white-glazed vase, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

A rare soft-paste white-glazed vase, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate HK$150,000 - 200,000 (€18,000 - 24,000). Photo: Bonhams. Of flattened baluster form, the slender body rising to a waisted neck ending in a lipped rim with raised bosses, decorated in relief with a pair of mythical beasts emerging from cloud scrolls towards a band of ruyi-heads at the high shoulder, covered overall in a creamy ivory-white glaze suffused with crackles. 37cm (14 1/2in) high Notes: It is rare to find soft-paste vases of... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2015

Fu Baoshi scroll and stellar jades star in Michaan's December Fine Asian Works of Art Auction

Fu Baoshi (1904-1965), Wandering Poet. Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, inscribed, dated to 1943, and signed, with three seals of the artist. 20th Century 18 3/4 x 19 1/4 inches (47.6 x 48.9 cm). Provenance: Dedicated directly to Mrs. Shum Wai Yu in 1943, and thence by descent within the family. Estimate: $200,000/300,000.  ALAMEDA, CA.- Fu Baoshi’s (1904-1965) paintbrush masterfully transforms a paper scroll into a candid snapshot of reflection in the ink and color work Wandering Poet, highlighting... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2015

Tokyo Chuo Auction Hong Kong Autumn Sales feature imperial treasures from the Qing Court

A blue and white “dragon” meiping, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). H: 22.5cm. Estimate 6,500,000-8,500,000 HKD (832,000-1,088,000 USD). Photo Tokyo Chuo Auction Hong Kong HONG KONG.- Tokyo Chuo Auction Hong Kong will hold its Autumn Auctions at the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong from 25 to 26 November 2015. A series of sales, which brings together over 400 lots, will be featured including Fine Chinese Classical Paintings and Calligraphy, Fine Chinese Modern Paintings, Imperial Treasures, ICHIGO ICHIE -... [Lire la suite]