17 septembre 2023

'Pre-Song Dynasty Ceramics from American and Japanese Collections', Zetterquist Galleries at Asia Week New York

Spherical Mat Weight, Warring States Period, 5th century BC. Diameter: 9.8cm. © 2023 Eric Zetterquist A spherical stoneware mat weight with a flat bottom, into which a hole has been centered. The top is surmounted by a small loop handle, which is decorated with a finely impressed circular pattern. The top half is partially covered with an a brownish-green natural ash glaze. A small loop handle sits at the apex, and has an early 20th century Japanese cord tassel attached. From a private Japanese collection and in an old, fitted... [Lire la suite]

08 juin 2023

Bronze mirror with gold repoussé plaque, China, Tang dynasty, 618 – 906

Bronze mirror with gold repoussé plaque, China, Tang dynasty, 618 – 906. Width: 10.1 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art 2023  A bronze mirror of nearly square shape, the corners indented. The back is inset with a gold plaque, which is worked in repoussé technique. The main decoration of the plaque consists of a pair of duck and a pair of long-tailed birds arranged around a central pierced boss in the form of a crouching lion. The birds alternate with flowering plants. The background of the design is formed by a very fine... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2023

A large painted pottery horse, Tang dynasty

Lot 124. Property from a French Private Collection. A large painted pottery horse, Tang dynasty (618-907)41.5 cm. Lot Sold 4,445 EUR (Estimate 2,000 - 4,000 EUR). © Sotheby's Provenance: Galerie Christian Deydier, Paris, 5th December 1998.  Sotheby's. Asian Arts / 5000 Years, Paris, 18 April 2023
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30 mars 2023

Chinese Ceramics sold at Sotheby's New York, 22 March 2023

Lot 527. Property from the Collection of Robin Bradley Martin. The Guennol 'Jun' blue-glazed small dish, Northern Song- Jin dynasty (960-1234). Diameter 4½ in., 11.5 cm. Lot Sold 50,800 USD (Estimate 10,000 - 15,000 USD). © 2023 Sotheby's Provenance: Eskenazi Ltd., London, 17th April 1979.The Guennol Collection (collection of Alastair Bradley Martin and Edith Martin), and thence by descent. Literature: Amy G. Poster, 'Chun-yao Glazed Stoneware Dish', The Guennol Collection, vol.... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2023

A dark-brown glazed stoneware tripod censer, Tang dynasty, 8th-9th century

Lot 3. A dark-brown glazed stoneware tripod censer, Tang dynasty, 8th-9th century; 6 3/4in (17.2cm) high; 7 3/4in (19.7cm) diam. Sold for US$10,837.50 (Estimate US$1,500 - 2,000). © Bonhams 2001-2023 Heavily potted, the spherical vessel on three short legs with turned-out feet, the rounded shoulders supporting a short neck and everted rim, covered inside and out a rich dark olive-brown glaze showing various tones from uneven applications, the underside pared flat at the center, leaving bare unglazed... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2023

Poly Auction Hong Kong announces Spring Auctions 2023 of Chinese art

Vimalakirti Sutra from Tang Dynasty. Ink on paper, hand scroll, 25.5 × 704 cm. Estimate: HKD 1,400,000 – 1,800,000. © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited HONG KONG.- Setting sail again to continue its 10th Anniversary success, Poly Auction Hong Kong is pleased to announce the Spring Auctions will take place at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong from 1 to 6 April. Led by A Blue and White ‘Ladies’ Bowl, Chenghua Period, 1465-1487, the Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Department meticulously selected a collection of... [Lire la suite]

28 novembre 2022

A small parcel-gilt silver cosmetic box and cover, Tang dynasty, 2nd half of 8th century

Lot 125. A small parcel-gilt silver cosmetic box and cover, Tang dynasty, 2nd half of 8th century; d. 3.7 cm, h. 2.1 cm. Lot sold: 126,000 HKD (Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 of circular form, the slightly domed cover and the base of the box intricately worked in repoussé, each with a rosette comprising of an elaborate interlaced scroll encircling a central hexafoil floret, the tendrils bearing on and enclosed by looping stems, all against a densely ring-matted background,... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2022

Painted pottery horse-riding figurines, Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD)

Painted pottery horse-riding figurines, Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD). Overall height 36 cm. Excavated from the Gongling tomb, Yanshui, Henan, 1998. Yanshi Mall Museum Collection. The terracotta figures are painted throughout, with ink-painted bearded brows and vermilion dotted lips. The head is covered with a red shawl, and the body is covered with a red, wide-sleeved robe, the hood and robe decorated with a white curly grass pattern on a red ground. The lower body is covered in trousers, with black pointed boots,... [Lire la suite]
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23 octobre 2022

Jar, Tang dynasty, 7th-8th century

Jar, Tang dynasty, 7th-8th century. Earthenware with applied medallions of baoxianghua under three-color glaze, w24.3 x h30.9 cm. Important Art Object of Japan. The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka ; Gift of Sumitomo Group (The Ataka Collection). Photo Kazuyoshi Miyoshi
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15 juillet 2022

A gilt-bronze figure of Shakyamuni, Tang dynasty, 7th-10th century

Lot 3055. A gilt-bronze figure of Shakyamuni, Tang dynasty, 7th-10th century. H 7.5cm. Sold for 180,000 (Estimate HKD 150,000 - 200,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022. Provenance: An important Kansai private collection. Poly Auction. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 14 July 2022