20 mai 2015

A very rare white glazed jar, Tang Dynasty (AD618-907)

A very rare white glazed jar, Tang Dynasty (AD618-907). Estimate HKD180,000 - 220,000 (TWD729,000 - 891,000) (USD23,200 - 28,400). Photo courtesy Ravenel. This jar has a lipped rim and a bulbous belly. It is completely covered with white glaze of a pure tint, and has a very regular shape. The craftsmanship is excellent, the ceramic body firm and well worked. Manufacturing a vessel of this considerable size is rather difficult, and the round lines running around the belly reveal traces from the casting process.... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2015

A very rare Yaozhou teabowl, Tang dynasty (AD618-907)

A very rare Yaozhou teabowl, Tang dynasty (AD618-907). Estimate HKD80,000 - 120,000 (TWD324,000 - 486,000) (USD10,300 - 15,500). Photo courtesy Ravenel. It is well known that the Yaozhou kiln is most renowned for its celadon ware. This kiln was established during the Tang dynasty, and at first produced mainly plain or white-glazed ceramics with splashes of black. This lot is a Tang Yaozhou teabowl with a wide mouth, rounded belly, and circular foot. The body is unglazed, but the bowl's inside is decorated with a... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2015

A rare Xingyao white glazed ewer,Tang Dynasty (AD618-907)

  A rare Xingyao white glazed ewer,Tang Dynasty (AD618-907). Estimate HKD140,000 - 180,000 (TWD567,000 - 729,000) (USD18,100 - 23,200). Photo courtesy Ravenel. This ewer has outwardly arched edge, a short neck, and a long, rounded belly. Attached to the neck and belly on one side is an elongated curved rattan design handle. On the opposite side of the handle is a short, round spout. Most Tang dynasty zhihu ewers show this kind of design. The whole vessel is glazed pure white. The finish has a smooth, glossy luster, and... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2015

Prices soar for Chinese and Japanese works of art at Sotheby's in London

An ancient painted earthenware female bust, Dogu, from Japan’s Neolithic era, was feverishly pursued, driving the final sale price to £1,013,000 (US$1,587,675 / HK$12,383,865), well in excess of its pre-sale estimate of £70,000-90,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Today at Sotheby’s in London, prices soared for rare Chinese and Japanese works of art, with individual pieces selling for many multiples of their estimates, bringing the combined total to £18,279,875 (US$28,650,048 / HK$223,470,374), far exceeding the... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2015

A silvered bronze mirror, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

A silvered bronze mirror, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Estimate £5,000 – £8,000 ($7,600 - $12,160). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The mirror is cast with four striding animals encircling the central knop, surrounded by a sixteen-character inscription. 5 in. (12.7 cm.) diam. Provenance: Christie's New York, 2 December 1998, lot 40.Sotheby's New York, 20 March 2007, lot 539.Property from the Sui Yuan Zhai Collection. Christie's. CHINESE CERAMICS, WORKS OF ART AND TEXTILES, 12 May 2015, London,... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2015

A silvered bronze 'Lion and grapevine' mirror, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

A silvered bronze 'Lion and grapevine' mirror, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Estimate £4,000 – £6,000 ($6,080 - $9,120). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The mirror is decorated with a central knop cast as a crouching lion surrounded by further lions romping amongst scrolling grapevines. The outer border is cast in a similar design interspersed with birds and insects, all below a band of detached florets. The reverse is plain. 6 5/8 in. (17 cm.) diam., metal stand and Japanese wood box Provenance: Acquired in the... [Lire la suite]


09 mai 2015

An archaic bronze mirror, Tang dynasty

An archaic bronze mirror, Tang dynasty. Estimate 2,500 — 3,000 GBP (3,391 - 4,070 EUR). Photo Sotheby's of circular form, decorated with a boss to the centre, surrounded by meandering vines; together with an inscribed brown lacquer ear cup, Han dynasty and a bronze ‘deer’ cowrie shell holder, Han dynasty, Japanese wood boxes. Quantité: 6 - 5.5cm., 2 1/4 in. Sotheby's. The Soul of Japanese Aesthetics – The Tsuneichi Inoue Collection, Londres, 13 mai 2015, 10:00 AM
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09 mai 2015

An archaic bronze mirror, Tang dynasty

An archaic bronze mirror, Tang dynasty. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 GBP (4,070 - 5,426 EUR). Photo Sotheby's divided into six lobes, the front cast with mythical beasts and phoenix amongst floral scrolls; together with a bronze ‘bird’ belthook, Han dynasty, and a bronze bell, Warring States period, Japanese wood boxes.Quantité: 6 - 5.5cm., 2 1/8 in. Provenance: Mayuyama & Co. Ltd, Tokyo. Sotheby's. The Soul of Japanese Aesthetics – The Tsuneichi Inoue Collection, Londres, 13... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2015

A small sancai-glazed waterpot, Tang Dynasty

A small sancai-glazed waterpot, Tang Dynasty. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€4,200 - 7,000). Photo Bonhams. The fine alms bowl-shaped waterpot made for the scholar's desk, of compressed globular form, with an incised line around the rim, decorated with blue, ochre and cream splashes around the shoulders. 5.4cm (2 1/8in) diam. Provenance: George Eumorfopoulos Collection (1863-1939) (label)Peter Selinka Collection (label) Published and illustrated: R.L.Hobson, The Catalogue of the George Eumorfopoulos Collection... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2015

Amitabha Buddha on lotus throne, Tang Dynasty

Amitabha Buddha on lotus throne, Tang Dynasty. Gray limestone with traces of old version; 94 x 49.5 x 48.5 cm. Weight: 654.4 kg. Ident.Nr. 1960-4. Collection: Museum of Asian Art. Photo: Jürgen Liepe © Photo: Museum of Asian Art, the National Museums in Berlin - Prussian Cultural Heritage. On a lotus throne on a rectangular base Amitâbha Buddha sitting in the lotus position. His left hand rests on his left knee, the lost rights was raised most likely in the gesture of fearlessness (abhaya mudrâ). Completely preserved and... [Lire la suite]