05 avril 2010

Masterpieces of “Water, Pine And Stone Retreat Collection - Objects cf Contemplation” @ Sotheby’s Hong Kong

An imperially inscribed bamboo-veneer ruyi-sceptre. Qianlong period, poem composed in the bingzi year (1756) - The Qianlong Emperor's Bamboo-veneer Ruyi Sceptre. photo courtesy Sotheby's the smooth, golden bamboo-veneer surface carved with a naturalistic curved lingzhi stalk terminating with a large head with an attendant fungus on the top, the decoration incised in low-relief on three separate planes, the knotted and gnarled, slender stalk with further minor shoots growing from the base and on the sides, the underside of the... [Lire la suite]

16 mars 2010

A rare large inscribed duan stone scholar's rock. 18th/19th century

A rare large inscribed duan stone scholar's rock. 18th/19th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2010 The vertical 'rock' well carved in low relief on one side with a vignette of bamboo, plum blossom, orchid and chrysanthemum, and inscribed with a poetic inscription signed Liqi Yu, with two seals shanxing (prunus) and shizhai, the purplish-brown stone with numerous pale grey-green eyes - 21 in. (53.5 cm.) high, wood stand - Est. $60,000 - $80,000 Provenance: E & J Frankel, Ltd., New York, late 1970s - early 1980s. ... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2009

Masterpieces du Minneapolis Institute of Arts: Studio de lettré

China Ch'ing dynasty, The Studio of Gratifying Discourse, 1797. Architecture, Wood, ceramic tile stone, lacquer, tai-hu rocks. 216 x 226 x 528 in. (548.64 x 574.04 x 1341.12 cm) Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton, 98.61.2 ©The Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Photographe : Photography ©The Minneapolis Institute of Arts This library and its attached rock garden are from a large Ch'ing dynasty residence located in the West Tung-t'ing Hills district of Lake T'ai in the village of Tang-li. A commemorative... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2008

A Fine Scholar's Rock In Shape Of A Miniature Landscape,

A Fine Scholar's Rock In Shape Of A Miniature Landscape,  hardwood stand, China L. 47 cm - Good condition - Estimate 4 000 € Provenance: Property from a Scandinavian private collection Nagel Aunctions. Asian Arts. 10-11 November 2008. www.auction.de
08 novembre 2008

A Guanyao-type glazed scholar's rock. 19th century

A Guanyao-type glazed scholar's rock. 19th century Modelled as a scholar's rock, perforated with many holes in imitation of a weathered Lake Tai rock, covered overall with a thick crackled glaze running thinner in places to reveal the buff body beneath, the base with impressed four-character hall mark Yayu Tang Zhi. 20.5cm (8in) high. - Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000 - Unsold. Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd.,Images and Text All Rights Reserved Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 6 Nov 2008. New Bond Street -... [Lire la suite]
20 octobre 2008

A 'Fenglingshi' Scholar's Rock. Song Dynasty

A 'Fenglingshi' Scholar's Rock. Song Dynasty olive-green limestone with russet inclusions and orange veining, intaglio inscriptions written in zhuanwen, lishu, and xingshu, hardwood stand with inscription. 16.5 by 12.5 cm., 6 1/2 by 5 in. Lot Sold 500,000 HKD PROVENANCE: A Private Japanese Collection. NOTE: The inscriptions on the front of the rock read as follows:Ride through the void on it [the cloud]Auspicious Fungus [signed] Xiaosong1 Iced Glossy BonesJade Zijing2Wenjia3Propitious Clouds in... [Lire la suite]