16 août 2018

Two stoneware cups, Tang dynasty, 8th century

Two stoneware cups, Tang dynasty, 8th century. Diameters: 4 1/4 inches, 10.7 cm. Heights: 3 1/4 inches, 8.2 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art Two stoneware cups, each with a rounded, U-shaped body that tapers out gently towards the rim and is supported on a short, tapered foot. The thinly potted cup is entirely unadorned and covered in a finely crackled, transparent yellowish-green glaze that has iron-oxide marks. Three spur-marks are visible on the inside of each bowl as well as on the foot, indicating that... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2018

Pottery figure of a foreign dancer, China, Tang dynasty, 618 – 906

Pottery figure of a foreign dancer, China, Tang dynasty, 618 – 906, Height: 9 1/2 inches, 24 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art. A pottery model of a male dancer of foreign appearance, standing tall and turning his head towards his left. The slightly portly figure reaches his right arm towards the sky, whilst he holds his left arm loosely pendent alongside his body. His right knee is bent and forms an angle with his left foot. The figure is dressed in a long-sleeved, three-quarter length layered robe, with a high circular... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2018

Pottery sancai miniature ewer, China, Tang dynasty, early 8th century

Pottery sancai miniature ewer, China, Tang dynasty, early 8th century, Height: 5 inches, 12.7 cm, Width: 3 inches,7.5 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art. A pottery ewer, the rounded body is supported on a tall, stepped foot with flat base and is surmounted by a slender neck that rises from a single ridge and terminates in a mouth that is pinched into a trefoil shape. The mouth is joined to the body by a double strap handle, which is ornamented by two circular studs and a scrolled finial. Thin engraved lines encircle... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2018

Miniature blue-splashed stoneware ewer, China, Tang dynasty, 618 – 906

Miniature blue-splashed stoneware ewer, China, Tang dynasty, 618 – 906, Height: 31⁄inches, 8 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art. A miniature stoneware ewer, the rounded body supported on a short, flared foot. The short neck tapers upward and terminates in a flared rim. A double stranded loop handle connects the rim to the shoulder while a short, straight spout emanates from the opposite side. The exterior is covered in a yellowish-brown glaze that stops well above the foot, and milky-blue splashes are visible around the shoulders,... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2018

Pottery miniature bucket, China, Tang dynasty, 618 – 906

Pottery miniature bucket, China, Tang dynasty, 618 – 906, Height: 21⁄2 inches, 6.5 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art. A miniature pottery model of a bucket, the rounded body supported on a short foot and rising to a lipped rim. An overhead handle of ‘rope-twist’ form is attached just below the rim with two studs. The handle and the upper part of the body are covered in a deep cobalt blue glaze with splashed brown and green tones. The unglazed lower part of the body and the base reveals the buff-coloured clay. The fact... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2018

Jade pei pendant, China, Tang dynasty, 618 – 906

Jade pei pendant, China, Tang dynasty, 618 – 906. Length: 3 5/8 inches, 9.3 cm. Height: 1 3/4 inches, 4.5 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art. A white jade pei pendant in the form of a symmetrical ruyi. The top and bottom of the pendant are lobed and the arms that extend down to complete the ruyi shape end in scrolling forms with pointed tips. Four tiny holes are drilled into four points on the pendant: one in the centre of the top lobe, one directly underneath this in the centre of the bottom lobe, and one on each arm... [Lire la suite]
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03 août 2018

A Glimpse of Tsui's Collection (Phase 1) at Hong Kong Heritage Museum

Pottery horse with painted decoration, Western Han dynasty (BC 206 – 9 AD), Collection of The Tsui Art Foundation. In 1991, Dr T. T. Tsui invited his friend, famous artist Huang Yongyu to visit his first private Museum "The Tsui Museum" in Hong Kong and gifted Huang a copy of the collection catalogue as souvenir. While the artist opened the catalogue, he was captivated by nine lively antique potteries with a sense of humor among the many treasures. They inspired him to create an album for them as a return of the... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2018

A rare limestone votive stele, Tang dynasty, dated 1st year of the Tiaolu reign (in accordance with 679)

Lot 3066. A rare limestone votive stele, Tang dynasty, dated 1st year of the Tiaolu reign (in accordance with 679); 91 cm, 35 3/4  in. Estimate 1,600,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018 of rectangular section, the substantial slab carved with straight sides and a rounded upper edge, all resting sturdily on a rectangular plinth, one side centred with a main niche supporting a figure of Shakyamuni Buddha seated on a lotus base, flanked by Ananda and Kasyapa as well as... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2018

Tragic love story, inspiring art and music for over 1,000 years, is focus of new Worcester Art Museum exhibition

Early Ming Dynasty, Chinese, Ming Huang and Yang Gueifei Listening to Music, (detail), 1368-1400, ink and light color on silk, Museum Purchase. The tragic love story of the historic Chinese emperor Ming Huang (reigned 712-756) and his consort Yang Guifei has inspired artists, musicians, and writers across Asia for centuries. It is now the focus of a new exhibition, Dangerous Liaisons Revisited, opening at the Worcester Art Museum on January 20, 2018. Centered on the Museum’s 14th- to 17th-century Ming period handscroll painting,... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2018

Changsha Celadon Ewer, Tang Dynasty, 9th c. AD.

Changsha Celadon Ewer, Tang Dynasty, 9th c. AD. Height: 19cm. © Zetterquist Galleries. A pouring vessel with lobed body, surmounted by a trumpet shaped neck, an indented loop handle and faceted spout. Beneath the spout is an applied floral medallion typical of Changsha wares. The entire piece is covered with an olive colored green crackled glaze which stops short of its foot, revealing a buff stoneware body. Two rim chip repairs. It is unusual for a Changsha celadon to be this well controlled in color... [Lire la suite]
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