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]
20 avril 2015

A rare sancai ‘Phoenix-Head’ ewer, Tang dynasty

A rare sancai ‘Phoenix-Head’ ewer, Tang dynasty.  Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP (54,260 - 81,390 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's. the elongated ovoid body rising from a spreading foot to a narrow cylindrical neck, surmounted by a garlic-form mouth extended to a phoenix-head spout, set on one side with a foliate handle, the exterior applied with crisply moulded floral crests framed by stylised palmettes, all between shaped floral cartouches above and petal-shaped lappets enclosing trefoil leaves... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2015

A sancai-glazed basin, Tang dynasty

A sancai-glazed basin, Tang dynasty. Estimate 4,070 - 5,426 EUR. Photo courtesy Sotheby's the curved sides rising from a flat base, decorated to the interior in ochre and green splashes with a six-petalled flowerhead, all reserved on an ochre-glazed ground running over the rim and stopping unevenly around the exterior, the base unglazed, Japanese wood box. Quantité: 2- 21.5cm., 8 1/2 in. Sotheby's. The Soul of Japanese Aesthetics – The Tsuneichi Inoue Collection, Londres, 13 mai 2015, 10:00... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2015

A ‘Yueyao’ brown-splashed jar, Tang dynasty

A ‘Yueyao’ brown-splashed jar, Tang dynasty.  Estimate 4,070 - 6,783 EUR. Photo courtesy Sotheby's the compressed globular body rising to a short waisted neck with everted rim, applied to the exterior with a transparent olive-green glaze splashed with broad vertical strokes in brown, the glaze stopping unevenly above the foot, Japanese wood box. Quantité: 2 - 25cm., 9 7/8 in. Provenance: Mayuyama & Co. Ltd., Tokyo. Bibliography: Seiichi Okuda, Sakutarō Tanaka, Fukosai... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2015

Arts of Asia exhibition at Heather James Fine Art in Palm Desert, California

Pair of Wooden Temple Figures, Japan,  Est. 1467-1652. Nio Wood, 71 in. high. Photo courtesy Heather James Fine Art. Centuries of antiquities — loaded with historical, ritual, and cultural significance — weave an intricate story of centuries of dynasties and eras in the Arts of Asia exhibition at Heather James Fine Art in Palm Desert, California. Spanning 2,000 years, the objects in the show are organized by geography: China, Japan, and India & Southeast Asia. The rise and fall of many... [Lire la suite]


07 avril 2015

A sancai-glazed pottery amphora, Tang dynasty

A sancai-glazed pottery amphora, Tang dynasty. Estimate  120,000 — 180,000 HKD. Lot sold 150,000 HKD. Photo courtesy Sotheby's the ovoid body rising from a spreading foot to rounded shoulders beneath a waisted neck surmounted by a cup-shaped mouth, the exterior splashed with green, ochre and straw-coloured glazes falling in streaks and stopping irregularly around the lower part of the body, the unglazed rim and foot revealing the buff-coloured body; 18.8 cm., 7 3/8  in. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
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30 mars 2015

A bronze octalobed 'Dragon' mirror, Tang dynasty (618-307)

A bronze octalobed 'Dragon' mirror, Tang dynasty (618-307). Estimate HK$400,000 – HK$600,000 ($51,817 - $77,726). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The mirror is cast in relief with a scaly three-clawed dragon charging forward through cloud scrolls surrounding the knob. 10 7/8 in. (27.7 cm.) diam., box Provenance: The Donald H. Graham Jr. Collection, Honolulu, United States, acquired prior to 1994  Literature: Bronze Mirrors from Ancient China: Donald H. Graham Jr. Collection, Hong Kong, 1994, no.... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2015

A small bronze 'Moon Palace' mirror, Tang dynasty (618-307)

A small bronze 'Moon Palace' mirror, Tang dynasty (618-307). Estimate HK$80,000 – HK$120,000 ($10,363 - $15,545). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The rounded mirror is cast in relief depicting a scene at the Moon Palace with the goddess Chang'e and the potion-stirring rabbit on either side of an osmanthus tree above a toad. 4 3/4 in (12 cm.) diam., box  Provenance: The Donald H. Graham Jr. Collection, Honolulu, United States, acquired prior to 1994  Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2015

Three small bronze mirrors, Tang dynasty, Tang-Five Dynasties, Ming Dynasty

Three small bronze mirrors, Tang dynasty, Tang-Five Dynasties, Ming Dynasty. Estimate HK$50,000 – HK$70,000 ($6,477 - $9,068). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Comprised of a square mirror cast with four beasts amidst grapevine surrounding the crouching lion knob, separated by a square border with birds, dragonflies and butterflies shown amidst further grapevine, Tang dynasty (618-907); a round mirror cast with veining of a lotus leaf radiating from a tortoise-form knob, Tang-Five Dynasties (618-960); and a small square... [Lire la suite]