12 novembre 2016

A wucai 'dragon' dish, Yongzheng mark and period

Lot 152. A wucai 'dragon' dish, Yongzheng mark and period. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 10,625 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the sloping sides rising from a short foot to a flared foliate rim, the exterior painted with four dragons in yellow, green, red and pale green enamels, each writhing amongst scrolling clouds and chasing a 'flaming pearl', the interior painted with two bats in iron-red; 15.9 cm, 6 1/4  in. Provenance: Christie's London, 20th June 2002, lot 458 (part). Sotheby's. Important Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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21 octobre 2016

A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 48. A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate: £20,000 - 30,000 (€22,000 - 34,000). Photo: Bonhams.  With deep rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, the exterior painted with two phoenixes descending between green and iron-red dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst flower sprigs, below a band of Buddhist Emblems alternating with ruyi heads joined by a blue line, the interior with a medallion enamelled with an iron-red striding dragon leaping... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2016

A rare wucai 'figures' ewer, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 109. A rare wucai 'figures' ewer, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619). Estimate 8,000,000 — 12,000,000. Photo: Sotheby's  the flattened pear-shaped body supported on a short slightly splayed circular foot, rising to a waisted neck and everted rim, set with an elongated arched spout on one side, the opposite with a slender curved handle surmounted by a small lug and culminating with a protruding flange at the end, each side of the vessel moulded with a raised almond-shaped... [Lire la suite]
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23 septembre 2016

An outstanding and rare wucai 'mythical beast' jar and cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 110. An outstanding and rare wucai 'mythical beast' jar and cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619). Estimate 8,000,000 — 12,000,000. Photo: Sotheby's of barrel form, the exterior of the rounded sides boldly and freely decorated in the wucai palette with four mythical beasts, including two qilin, leaping through through a setting detailed with pine trees and jagged rockwork beneath cloud wisps, the mythical beasts vibrantly coloured and rendered with windswept... [Lire la suite]
15 septembre 2016

$3.5 million Qianlong Dynasty teapot leads Sotheby's Important Chinese Art Auction

A Rare Turquoise-Ground Famille-Rose 'Hui Mountain Retreat' Teapot And Cover, Qianlong Seal Mark And Period. Estimate: $300,000 - 500,000. Sold for: $3,490,000 (£2,620,710). Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Over the course of two days, Sotheby’s New York sales of Chinese Art brought a total of $14,748,350 – well over the $7.4/10.8 million estimate. The auction was led by a series of outstanding results for rare objects that drew up to a dozen bidders, driving prices to multiples of the high estimates. A teapot, from... [Lire la suite]
06 septembre 2016

Carré Rive Gauche galleries to open exhibitions on September 6th

PARIS.- Pour fêter la rentrée, les antiquaires et les galeries d’art du Carré Rive Gauche présenteront le 6 septembre prochain lors d’une nocturne de 18h à 22h de nombreuses pièces sous forme d’expositions ou d’accrochages inédits. Déambuler au sein des galeries du Carré Rive Gauche s’avérera ainsi une façon de prolonger l’été et de participer à l’ébullition artistique et créative qui habitera la capitale début septembre.  Entre la Biennale des Antiquaires, le Parcours des mondes et le Parcours de la céramique... [Lire la suite]

26 août 2016

A wucai 'peony' jar, Kangxi mark and period  (1662-1722)

Lot 245. A wucai 'peony' jar, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's the tapered sides rising to a broad shoulder surmounted by a short neck with lipped rim, decorated to the exterior with peony blossoms borne on undulating leafy scrolling stems, repeated at the shoulder, all between a band of upright leaves at the neck and petal lappets around the foot, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue. Height 9 in., 23 cm ... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2016

A Chinese wucai jar, 17th century

Lot 369. A Chinese wucai jar, 17th century. Estimate USD 1,500 - USD 2,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Decorated with elegant court ladies at leisure; 15 ¼ in. (38.7 cm.) high Christie's. Living with Art, 23 - 24 August 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza
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14 août 2016

Vase quadrangulaire, 2e moitié 16e siècle, dynastie Ming (1368-1644)

Vase quadrangulaire, 2e moitié 16e siècle, dynastie Ming (1368-1644), porcelaine wucai (cinq couleurs), fours de Jingdezhen, Hauteur : 0.163 m, Largeur : 0.13 m. Anc. coll. Gasnault ; don A.Dubouché, 1881. Limoges, musée national Adrien Dubouché, ADL438. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (Limoges, Cité de la céramique) / Jean-Gilles Berizzi
12 août 2016

Gobelet à décor de personnage, 17ème siècle, période de Transition

Gobelet à décor de personnage, 17ème siècle, période de Transition, porcelaine wucai (cinq couleurs), fours de Jingdezhen, Hauteur : 0.12 m, Diamètre : 0.082 m. Collection Ernest Grandidier. Paris, musée Guimet - musée national des Arts asiatiques, G1163. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée Guimet, Paris) / Thierry Ollivier Des femmes se tiennent dans un jardin décoré de rochers, et complété d'une inscription de quatorze caractères dans un style littéraire raffiné. Un champignon lingzhi et... [Lire la suite]