23 août 2019

Christie's announces Asian Art Week

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces Asian Art Week, a series of auctions, viewings, and events, from September 6-13. This season presents nine auctions—six live and three online—featuring over 1,000 lots spanning all epochs and categories of Asian Art from classical Chinese paintings, ceramics, jades, bronzes, and furniture, to impressive Tibetan gilt-bronzes and contemporary Indian painting. Featured this season are two impressive collection sales, Masterpieces of Early Chinese Gold and Silver and Chinese Art from The Art... [Lire la suite]

21 août 2019

Back on Song-Jin dynasty ceramics sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2008

Lot 535. A Yaozhou celadon carved washer, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century; 5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 8,125. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The shallow rounded sides encircled on the exterior by a single incised line, the center of the interior deftly carved and combed with a bold design of turbulent waves, covered overall with an attractive olive-green glaze, the unglazed base with recessed center burnt brown in the firing. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2019

A carved red lacquer rectangular box and cover, Jiajing six-character incised and gilded mark and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 345. A carved red lacquer rectangular box and cover, Jiajing six-character incised and gilded mark and of the period (1522-1566); 26 in. (66 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 157,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The top finely carved with two birds, one perched on a branch of flowering and fruiting pomegranate, the other on another flowering branch, the branches emerging from around a pierced rock, with further flowering branches on the sides of the cover and box,... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2019

Back on Kangxi monochome sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2008

Lot 636. A peachbloom-glazed brush washer, tangluo xi, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722); 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 40,000. Price realised USD 157,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The compressed globular body covered on the exterior with a glaze of crushed strawberry tone with minute brown spots (jiangdou hong) in contrast to the white rim and interior, wood stand, box. Provenance: Edward T. Chow.M.C. Wang Collection,... [Lire la suite]
13 août 2019

A rare Ge-type circular tripod bulb bowl, Yongzheng seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 1411. A rare Ge-type circular tripod bulb bowl, Yongzheng seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735); 8 in. (21 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Inspired by Song dynasty prototypes, with very slightly bowed, upright sides raised on three squat cabriole legs, the base of the interior somewhat convex, covered overall with an opaque glaze of pale greyish blue-green color suffused with a network of black ('iron wire') and pale... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2018

A tall powder-blue-glazed vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1101. A tall powder-blue-glazed vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 17 in., 43.2 cm. Estimate: 2,500-3,500 USD. Sold Price: 17,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the elongated baluster-form body covered overall in a rich-blue glaze dappled with sapphire tones, the interior white-glazed, the base with an apocryphal six-character Xuande mark in underglaze blue. Provenance: Collection of Stephen Junkunc, III (d. 1978).  Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York,... [Lire la suite]

18 septembre 2018

A peachbloom amphora vase, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 1093. A peachbloom amphora vase, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Height 5 3/4  in., 14.6 cm. Estimate: 3,000-5,000 USD. Sold Price: 47,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted, broadening at a steep angle from the narrow foot to the rounded shoulder then sweeping up to a cylindrical neck expanding into a flared rim, covered overall in a pale blush-toned glaze with occasional rose-colored flecks, the rim interior with a band of minute copper-green speckles, a network of... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2018

A rare large dated bronze figure of seated Budai, Ming dynasty, dated by inscription to the third year of the Xuande period

Lot 1134. A rare large dated bronze figure of seated Budai, Ming dynasty, dated by inscription to the third year of the Xuande period, corresponding to 1428, and of the period; 19 in. (48.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The smiling, corpulent figure is seated in rajalalilasana holding a sack in his left hand and prayer beads in his right. He is dressed in loose robes with chest, stomach and left shoulder exposed. ... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2018

A large yellowish-green and brown jade archaistic vessel, Ming-early Qing dynasty, 14th-17th century

Lot 1169. A large yellowish-green and brown jade archaistic vessel, Ming-early Qing dynasty, 14th-17th century; 9 in. (22.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 187,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The flattened vessel is carved in high and low relief with intertwined chilong amidst interlocking cloud scroll. The stone is of yellowish-green color suffused with areas of russet, brown and cream.. Provenance: Stephen Junkunc, III (1904-1978) Collection. ... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2018

A copper-red-decorated fanghu-form vase, 18th century

Lot 1166. A copper-red-decorated fanghu-form vase, 18th century; 13 ¼ in. (33.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The vase is decorated in copper-red on the sides with various flower branches between two ruyi-head bands. The neck is decorated with a frieze of scrolling chrysanthemum below a band of plantain leaves and a further ruyi-head band around the rim. The base is inscribed with an apocryphal Xuande mark.  ... [Lire la suite]