24 mai 2021

A Rare And Superbly Painted Blue And White ‘Mandarin Duck’ Vase, yuhuchunping, Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 2982. A Rare And Superbly Painted Blue And White ‘Mandarin Duck’ Vase, yuhuchunping, Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368); 9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm.) high, Japanese wood box. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,500,000. Price realised HKD 1,250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 The vase is freely painted in cobalt blue around the body with pairs of mandarin ducks swimming amid lotus flowers and aquatic plants, between narrow bands of classic scroll and larger lotus panels. The slender trumpet neck is decorated with upright... [Lire la suite]

26 mai 2020

A rare imperial untailored gold brocaded silk twill court overcoat, gua, Kangxi period, late 17th century

Lot 3281. A rare imperial untailored gold brocaded silk twill court overcoat, gua, Kangxi period, late 17th century; 53 ¼ in. x 53 ¼ in. (135 cm. x 135 cm). Estimate $250,000 – 350,000 . Price Realized $269,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The yardage is finely worked in colored silk and gold threads with nine five-clawed dragons, with scales picked out in green and blue thread, each confronting a flaming pearl amidst green, blue, and red clouds. The hem is woven with rock formations rising from... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2020

A finely embroidered silk fragment of Amitayus, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 3280. A finely embroidered silk fragment of Amitayus, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 13 ½ x 9 in. (34.2 x 27.8 cm). Estimate $10,000 – 12,000. Price Realized $10,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The fragment is finely embroidered in satin stitch with gold-couched outlines with Amitayus seated in dhyanasana on a green base with peach-colored lotus petals and holding the kalasa containing the Elixir of Life. His pale gold-colored body is adorned with yellow scarves encircling... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2020

A olive-green brocaded silk satin Buddhist mantle, kesa; the fabric 17th century

Lot 3279. A olive-green brocaded silk satin Buddhist mantle, kesa; the fabric 17th century; 44 1/8 x 79 in. (112.1 x 200.6 cm). Estimate $5,000 – 6,000. Price Realized $30,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The panel incorporates portions of two four-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls, each above two smaller dragons confronting flaming pearls, amidst shou characters and cranes, and separated by white silk braids into seven vertical segmented panels separated by plain narrow strips. ... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2020

An embroidered pale yellow silk dragon roundel, 18th century

  Lot 3278. An embroidered pale yellow silk dragon roundel, 18th century; 11 ½ in. (29.2 cm.) diam. Estimate $5,000 – 6,000. Price Realized $11,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The roundel is worked in couched gold thread with a leaping, five-clawed, front-facing dragon protecting a flaming pearl amidst flames and ruyi-shaped clouds interspersed with bats and Buddhist emblems above crashing waves, all worked in blue, ochre, green, and red silk thread, mounted. Note: A nearly identical... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2020

An embroidered midnight-blue silk dragon roundel, 18th century

  Lot 3277. An embroidered midnight-blue silk dragon roundel, 18th century; 10 ¾ in. (27.3 cm.) diam. Estimate $5,000 – 6,000. Price Realized $8,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The roundel is worked in couched gold thread with a leaping, five-clawed, front-facing dragon protecting a flaming pearl amidst flames and ruyi-shaped clouds above crashing waves, all worked in blue, gold, peach, ochre, red, and green silk thread, mounted. Note: A nearly identical roundel is published by J. E.... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2019

An Exceptional and Large Yellow Jade Animal-shaped Plague, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-256 BC)

Lot 3620. An Exceptional and Large Yellow Jade Animal-shaped Plague, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-256 BC); 22 cm, 8 5/8 in. Estimate: 25,000,000 - 30,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 26,575,000 HKD (3,423,126 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. exceptionally and powerfully worked in the form of a beast with an undulating silhouette defined with crisp edges, the head of the beast depicted with a long horn issuing along the contours and ending in an upcurled tip, the head portrayed diving far down, as if... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2018

Significant collection of Asian art makes its US debut at the Kimbell

FORT WORTH, TX.- This spring, the Kimbell Art Museum presents the U.S. debut of From the Lands of Asia: The Sam and Myrna Myers Collection. This exhibition will feature nearly 450 objects from this remarkable collection, with works representing key periods in the history of the art of China, Japan, Tibet, Mongolia, Korea and Vietnam. "In following their passion, Sam and Myrna Myers have assembled one of the finest Asian art collections ever amassed," commented Eric M. Lee, director of the Kimbell Art Museum.... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2016

From the Lands of Asia: A world premiere at Pointe-à-Callière

MONTREAL.- In a world premiere, From the Lands of Asia. The Sam and Myrna Myers Collection is being featured at Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Archaeology and History Complex from November 17, 2016 to March 19, 2017. Some 450 exceptional objects offer an uncommon perspective of the vast sweep of East Asian history.  Part of a larger collection of some 5,000 works of Asian art, including one of the world’s most extensive private collections of ancient jade, the exhibition also includes a selection of pieces from... [Lire la suite]