26 février 2017

Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art at Asia Week, New York, 9-18 march 2017

A Watermelon Tourmaline Conjoined 'Dragon' Vase, 18th century, 5 in. (12.7 cm) high © Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art A rock crystal carving of a ‘foo’ dog, with a ‘zitan’ stand, China, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th century. Length: 11.2 inches (28.5 cm) © Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art A Qingbai 'boys' pillow, China, Song Dynasty © Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art A blue-glazed 'Sancai' dish, China, Tang Dynasty © Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art Littleton... [Lire la suite]

17 décembre 2016

A qingbai glazed porcelain ewer with cover Song dynasty (960–1279

Lot 8136. A qingbai glazed porcelain ewer with cover, Song dynasty (960–1279. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 4,000 (€2,900 - 3,800).  Photo Bonhams. The globular body with a curving spout and tall foot, a wide band of flowers and leaves carved below further flower petals that encircle a waisted neck rising within a cylindrical cover topped with an animal finial and notched to fit over one section of the curving strap handle, the lustrous and pale blue-green glaze covering most surfaces, the recessed base... [Lire la suite]
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11 décembre 2016

A carved Qingbai bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279)

Lot 553. A carved Qingbai bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279). Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 HKD. Lot sold 18,750 HKD.  Photo Sotheby's. thinly potted with a six-lobed rim, the interior freely carved with cloud-shaped patterns, covered overall save for the base with a translucent bluish-white glaze pooling to a darker tone at the recesses - 12.7 cm, 5 in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 02 Dec 2016
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09 décembre 2016

A Qingbai Ewer, Cover and Warming Bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279)

Lot 510. A Qingbai Ewer, Cover and Warming Bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279). Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold 400,000 HKD.  Photo Sotheby's; the ewer with an ovoid body rising to a sloping shoulder, set with a gently curved spout and a loop strap handle, the cylindrical neck surmounted by a fitted cover with an animal finial; the warming bowl with deep lobed sides rising to a foliate rim, all covered with a translucent blue-tinged glaze - ewer 20.5... [Lire la suite]
09 décembre 2016

A group of Qingbai and 'Shufu' wares, Song dynasty (960–1279)

Lot 509. A group of Qingbai and 'Shufu' wares, Song dynasty (960–1279). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 75,000  HKD.  Photo Sotheby's; the qingbai jarlet of oval form, incised to the exterior with three lobed cartouches, each enclosing a descending phoenix; the qingbai bowl with a slightly flared rim, carved and incised to the interior with a floral scroll; the 'shufu' bowl with gently flaring sides rising at an angle from a splayed foot, moulded to the... [Lire la suite]
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07 décembre 2016

A Qingbai 'boys' bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279)

Lot 505. A Qingbai 'boys' bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279). Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Lot sold  52,500 HKD (6,359 EUR) . Photo: Sotheby's. of conical form, skilfully incised around the interior with two boys amidst scrolling lotus, beneath a clear glaze lightly tinged with blue, the unglazed glaze with a circular spur mark - 20.6 cm, 8 1/8  in. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 27th/28th April 1993, lot 13. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 02 Dec 2016
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07 décembre 2016

A moulded Qingbai 'phoenix' bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279)

Lot 504. A moulded Qingbai 'phoenix' bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279). Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 HKD. Lot sold 15,000 HKD (1,817 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. of conical form, moulded to the interior with a pair of phoenix below a key-fret band, covered overall save for the base with an attractive translucent bluish-white glaze, Japanese wood box - 16.9 cm, 6 5/8  in.. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 02 Dec 2016
05 décembre 2016

An exceptional Song figure of Guanyin to be offered in the Asian Art sale Christie’s Paris, december 14

 Lot 27. Rare et importante statue de Guanyin en bois polychrome et doré, Chine, dynastie Song (960-1279). Estimate EUR 200,000 - EUR 300,000 (USD 213,717 - USD 320,576) © Christie’s Images Limited 2016.  Paris – On December 14, Christie’s Paris will offer its Asian Art sale, the second Parisian auction this year. After a successful 300 lots sale that achieved over €9M, this season’s auction is focused on a smaller amount of works of art, nonetheless important. Each work... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2016

A finely carved Qingbai 'Boys' conical bowl, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 3146. A finely carved Qingbai 'Boys' conical bowl, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Estimate HKD 260,000 - HKD 400,000 (USD 33,676 - USD 51,809). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The bowl is carved on the interior with three boys, each holding a lotus stalk, covered overall with a glossy, translucent glaze of aquamarine tone with the exception of the centre of the base revealing the fine white body. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm.) diam., box Christie's. Chinese Ceramics From The Yangdetang... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2016

A Qingbai floral-lobed cup-stand, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 3145. A Qingbai floral-lobed cup-stand, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000 (USD 15,543 - USD 23,314). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The cup stand is covered with a translucent glaze of aquamarine tone with the exception of the base, together with a qingbai-glazed cup. Cup stand: 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) diam., box Note: A similar qingbai cup stand is included by Mayuyama & Co., Ltd in the exhibition catalogue Song... [Lire la suite]