13 décembre 2016

The Raphy Star Collection sells for over $2 million and sets a new record

 A large Chinese wooden sculpture of a Luohan, Jin-Yuan Dynasty (13th-14th century) and the banknote found inside. Estimate: AUD$40,000-60,000. Sold for: AUD$47,120. Photo Mosgreen SYDNEY.- The Raphy Star Collection of Important Asian Art achieved a new record for a single-owner collection of Asian Art in Sydney last night with a total of over AUD$2 million ($2,009,700).  The top selling lot, a rare and beautifully carved Chinese polychrome wood sculpture of a Bodhisattva, Song Dynasty, 11th century sold for... [Lire la suite]

10 décembre 2016

A 'Jian' 'Hare's Fur' bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279)

Lot 538. A 'Jian' 'Hare's Fur' bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279). Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot sold 687,500 HKD.  Photo Sotheby's. solidly potted with a narrow groove encircling the exterior below the rim, covered overall with a lustrous black glaze, thinning at the rim with subtle silver streaks extending downwards, the glaze falling short of the foot to reveal the dark grey stoneware body - 12.5 cm, 4 7/8  in. Notes: The striking black glazes of Jian wares... [Lire la suite]
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10 décembre 2016

A 'Jian' 'Hare's Fur' bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279).

Lot 536. A 'Jian' 'Hare's Fur' bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 25,000 HKD.  Photo Sotheby's. the deep bowl covered with a black glaze accentuated with yellow streaks, the glaze thinning at the rim and falling short of the foot to reveal the dark brown stoneware body - 12 cm, 4 3/4  in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 02 Dec 2016
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09 décembre 2016

Two small white-glazed washers and a small black-glazed ‘ribbed’ jar, Five Dynasties and Song dynasty

Lot 520. Two small white-glazed washers and a small black-glazed ‘ribbed’ jar, Five Dynasties and Song dynasty. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 52,500 HKD.  Photo Sotheby's. one white-glazed washer of circular form with a flower-decorated handle set to the rim in the form of a wide lobed flange; the other white-glazed washer of triangular form with lobed sides and a foliate rim, decorated to the interior with a butterfly; the black-glazed jar with a wide mouth and four loop handles, decorated around... [Lire la suite]
09 décembre 2016

A ‘Jian’ ‘hare’s fur’ bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279)

Lot 518. A ‘Jian’ ‘hare’s fur’ bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279). Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold 62,500 HKD.  Photo Sotheby's. with a narrow groove encircling the exterior below the rim, covered overall with a black glaze thinning at the rim with dazzling russet streaks extending downwards, the glaze falling short of the foot to reveal the dark brown stoneware body, the rim bound in metal, Japanese wood box - 13.1 cm, 5 1/8  in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 02 Dec 2016
09 décembre 2016

A small 'Ding' lobed dish and a small 'Ding' incised dish, Song dynasty (960–1279)

Lot 517. A small 'Ding' lobed dish and a small 'Ding' incised dish, Song dynasty (960–1279). Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 43,750 HKD.  Photo Sotheby's. the lobed dish with shallow rounded sides dividing into five lobes, supported on a short foot, covered with a transparent glaze pooling to a darker tone below the rim; the incised dish with flared sides and a short foot, the interior with wave patterns, covered overall save for the rim with a transparent glaze,... [Lire la suite]

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]
04 décembre 2016

A Longquan celadon bowl, Song Dynasty (960-1279) or later

Lot 2002. A Longquan celadon bowl, Song Dynasty (960-1279) or later. Estimate: 500 - 700 EUR (532 - 745 USD). Photo Van Ham. Longquan ware. Gray to leather-colored stoneware with yellowish-green glaze. Wide bowl with a cloaked outer wall, the inside with engraved motifs: Medallion and stylized phoenixes. Height 6.5cm, Ø 20cm. Condition A. Van Ham. Asian Art, Auction 384 (08/12/2016) 
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28 novembre 2016

A Yulinting gilt-decorated black-glazed, bowl, Song Dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 3158. A Yulinting gilt-decorated black-glazed, bowl, Song Dynasty (960-1279). Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 260,000 (USD 19,424 - USD 33,668). Photo Christie's Imaga Ltd 2016.  The bowl is potted with deep rounded sides supported on a short straight foot, covered overall with a black-glaze thinning to russet at the rim and ending above the exposed buff body. The interior is further decorated in gilt with cartouches containing characters, forming the phrase shoushan fuhai, against a... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2016

Celadon-glazed bowl with floral rim, Guan ware, Song dynasty, 1127-1279

Celadon-glazed bowl with floral rim, Guan ware, Song dynasty, 1127-1279. Collection of National Palace Museum © National Palace Museum This celadon plate resembling a blossoming lotus has a rim as refined as flower petals. The layer of glaze at the rim is thinner and appears a light brown color, because of the tendency of the glaze to drip downwards. The base of the plate is flat with circular foot, the circular foot retaining the trace of seven tiny supporting nails. Using mud nails to support the porcelain during the... [Lire la suite]