26 février 2016

3,000 years of history, 1 week of sales: Sotheby's announces Asia Week New York sales

Pair of Rare and Exceptional Huanghuali And Huamu ‘Fu’ Character Yokeback Armchairs. Estimate $500/700,000. Photo: Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- Asia Week at Sotheby’s will be led by two single-owner sales of Chinese Works of Art. The Reverend Richard Fabian Collection of Chinese Classical Furniture will feature 63 lots from one of the few remaining private collections of Chinese hardwood furniture in the United States of such scope and magnitude. Ranging from small table-top objects such as brushpots to a Pair of Rare and... [Lire la suite]

25 février 2016

A fine very pale green jade archaistic vase and cover, Qianlong period

Lot 8064. A fine very pale green jade archaistic vase and cover, Qianlong period. Estimate US$ 80,000 - 120,000 (€73,000 - 110,000). Photo: Bonhams. The large, exceptionally even and pale stone deeply hollowed to form a flattened baluster vase, crisply and shallowly carved on the body with taotie masks separated by triple flanges, the motif repeated in the upper register on the neck and further divided by two handles carved as mythical beast heads and each suspending a loose-ring, the spreading foot also with triple flanges... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2016

An unusual copper-red and blue and white moon flask, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

An unusual copper-red and blue and white moon flask, Qianlong period (1736-1795) © Christie's Image 2003 Decorated on each side with a formalized flower spray within a ruyi-head border, surrounded by composite foliate scroll below pierced dragon handles and pendent beaded chains on the neck, the underglaze blue with simulated 'heaping and piling' and the copper red shading from crushed strawberry to brownish red; together with a copper-red and blue and white wall vase, 19th century, decorated with foliate... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2016

Tokyo Chuo Auction Spring Sales feature imperial treasures and rare Chinese paintings

Lot 427. A fine doucai “bamboo” bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Estimate: JPY12,000,000 - 18,000,000. ©  Tokyo Chuo Auction. HONG KONG.- Tokyo Chuo Auction will hold its 2016 Spring Sales at Tokyo Dome Hotel from 27 February to 3 March, featuring an Evening Sale of Important Chinese Art, Fine Chinese Modern Paintings, Fine Chinese Classical Paintings and Calligraphy, Fine Chinese Works of Art, Rubbings, Rare Books & Manuscripts, Ancient Bronzes from... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2016

An exquisite blue-ground and gilt-decorated square vase with flowers and inscribed poems, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

An exquisite blue-ground and gilt-decorated square vase with flowers and inscribed poems, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Photo: Sotheby's of square section supported on a short flared foot and rising up to elephant-head shoulders sweeping up to a short waisted neck of conforming section, applied overall with a rich dark blue glaze gilt-decorated with lotus and peonies on foliate scrolls between a 'classic' scroll around the rim and  a border of 'C'-motifs and... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2016

An exceptionally fine and rare famille-rose seated figure of Amitayus, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

An exceptionally fine and rare famille-rose seated figure of Amitayus, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Photo: Sotheby's seated in dhyanasana on a triangular waisted lotus pedestal with hands held in dhyanamudra supporting a vase with a cintamani emblem, the face and body applied with a powdered pink enamel, the deity with serene facial expression and lowered eyes, the hair enamelled blue and partially falling over the shoulders, the rest swept into a high topknot and secured by an... [Lire la suite]

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