18 avril 2014

Sancai-splashed globular jarlet and flat cover with pear-shaped finial, Tang dynasty, 618-906

Sancai-splashed globular jarlet and flat cover with pear-shaped finial, Tang dynasty, 618-906. Photo courtesy Marchant covered in a bright and even shining glaze with clear and pale green glazes extending to the interior. 8.3cm high. Price on request• Formerly in a Japanese private collection.• A similar example is illustrated in The Illustrated Catalogue of the Tokyo National Museum, 1965, no. 110, p. 226; another is illustrated by Eskenazi in Chinese ceramics from the Cottle collection, 1973,... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2014

Sancai pottery equestrian group, Tang dynasty, 618-906

Sancai pottery equestrian group, Tang dynasty, 618-906. Photo courtesy Marchant the seated figure covered in a green glaze with chestnut lapels and unglazed head, original blackpigment cap and hairwork, hands raised to hold the reins, seated on a three-colour splashed saddlecloth, the piebald horse with cream glazed body and green splashes on the neck and hind quarters, original black pigment outlines to the bridle and strappings, the hooves with chestnut splashes. 39.2cm high. Price on... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2014

'Chinese Ceramics Tang to Qing' exhibiting tuesday 6th may - friday 30th may 2014 at Marchant

LONDON - Tang - Qing, fourteen centuries of Chinese art, an amazing time span. China has given the world some great art from the early bronze age: sculpture, furniture, paintings, jade carving and porcelain manufacture. It is a sobering thought that the West could not make porcelain until the eighteenth century. With the present catalogue we have selected what we believe to be excellent examples of several periods: Tang pottery, Ming and Qing imperial porcelain, Chinese domestic-market... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2014

A limestone seated Sakyamuni Buddha with inscribed lotus pedestal, Tang dynasty, Gaozong period, dated in accordance with 670

A limestone seated Sakyamuni Buddha with inscribed lotus pedestal, Tang dynasty, Gaozong period, dated in accordance with 670. Photo: Sotheby's the deity seated in dyanasana with the right hand (now missing) probably raised in abayamudra and the left resting on his bent knee, dressed in loose fitting robes opened at the chest and held in place by a tassle over his left shoulder, the serene face with slender eyes downturned in contemplation, framed by long pendulous earlobes and a head of tight curls, backed by a rounded mandorla... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2014

A seated limestone lion, Tang dynasty.

A seated limestone lion, Tang dynasty. Photo Sotheby's carved seated on its haunches on a rectangular plinth, his head facing forward with large piercing eyes and wide open jaws baring fangs, framed by a finely combed mane extending from the edge of the jawline and cascading in thick curls down the back of head and shoulders, the powerful beast with a lean body, its attenuated front right leg supporting its broad chest, the tail raised with the tip swished over to the right, its left front leg playfully patting the cub nuzzling its... [Lire la suite]
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09 avril 2014

Exhibition of paintings from south-east China on view at the British Museum in London

Plates with Southern Chinese Landscapes, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722), porcelain with famille verte overglaze enamels, © The Trustees of the British Museum. LONDON.- Discover the beauty and culture of south-east China in this selection of paintings dating from the 6th to the 19th centuries. The display includes the famous Admonitions Scroll (from 5 June) and examples of rare porcelain from the region.  The Yangzi River runs through an area of south-east China known as Jiangnan... [Lire la suite]

08 avril 2014

A limestone head of Buddha, Tang dynasty

A limestone head of Buddha, Tang dynasty. Photo: Sotheby's carved with a serene expression with beautific smile and slender downcast eyes, the plump face with rounded cheeks, arched eyebrows and a small mouth with full lips, framed by whorls of curling hair, the stone of dark grey patina, metal stand; 18.5 cm., 7 1/4 in. Estimation 400,000 — 600,000 HKD - Lot. Vendu 500,000 HKD Provenance: Weishaupt collection, Berlin.A private collection, Paris.Eskenazi Ltd., London. Litterature: Ancient Chinese Bronze and Sculpture, Eskenazi... [Lire la suite]
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08 avril 2014

A burnished black alms bowl, Tang dynasty

A burnished black alms bowl, Tang dynasty. Photo Sotheby's the shallow rounded sides rising from a flat base, gently incurving at the rim, covered overall with a black slip burnished to a semi-glossy sheen, all stopping before the naked foot revealing the dark brown body; 12.3 cm., 4 3/4 in. Estimation 80,000 — 120,000 HKD - Lot. Vendu 125,000 HKD Provenance: Eskenazi Ltd., London. Sotheby's. Contemporary Literati — A Gathering, Hong Kong, 07 avr. 2014 - www.sothebys.com
14 mars 2014

Foreign Dancer, China, Tang Dynasty, 618-907

Foreign Dancer, China, Tang Dynasty, 618-907. Photo courtesy Vanderven Oriental Art. Height 34cm. TL tested by Oxford, UK Sturdily modelled in dark grey pottery, the figure has a wide face with high cheekbones, her hair gathered in double braids behind the ears. With her plump face and intricate hairdo, the figure appears foreign, possibly originating from the Eastern neighbouring regions to China. Dressed in long, flowing trousers and a small blouse, she looks very similar to the court dancers depicted on the walls of high... [Lire la suite]
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11 mars 2014

A bronze 'Bird and Flower' octafoil mirror, Tang Dynasty

A bronze 'Bird and Flower' octafoil mirror, Tang Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's cast around the central pierced knob in relief with four birds in flight interspersed with floral sprigs, the raised edge with a further eight florets, the grayish-silvered surface with traces of green encrustation. Diameter 4 1/2 in., 11.3 cm. Estimation 5,000 — 8,000 USD Provenance: Old Japanese collection, circa 1980, by repute Sotheby's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART. 18 MARS 2014 - 19 MARS 2014. NEW YORK - www.sothebys.com

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