01 juin 2016

A 600-year-old china Ming cup sold in Hong Kong by Auctioneers Lyon & Turnbull for £3.6 million

The Ming Xuande (1426-35) mark and period blue and white Stem Cup, sold in Hong Kong by Auctioneers Lyon & Turnbull for £3.6 million, was the most valuable of 270 items bequeathed to the Staffordshire University by Mr Ernest Thornhill on his death in 1944. HONG KONG.- The Stem Cup, which dates back to the early 15th Century sold for £3.6 million by Lyon & Turnbull at a their debut auction in Hong Kong today (31st May 2016). The Stem Cup was the star lot of a specially curated sale of Chinese... [Lire la suite]

22 avril 2016

A small blue and white globular bowl, China, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435)

Lot 4. A small blue and white globular bowl, China, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435). Estimate 40 000/60 000 €. Photo Nagel The well-potted jar is decorated around the sides with a continuous band of peony scroll below a narrow band of lotus scroll and above bands of upright petal lappets and classic scroll in rich cobalt blue enhanced by darker 'heaping and piling'. The interior is decorated with a chrysanthemum sprig within double borders on the convex center, corresponding to the concave base. The Xuande... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2016

Early Ming Dynasty porcelain vessel expected to sell for $600K-$800K in I.M. Chait sale

Lot 149. Blue and white porcelain ice chest, Ming Dynasty, Xuande Mark and Period, 18 inches wide. Provenance: Wolch Collection, Los Angeles. Est. $600,000-$800,000. All images courtesy of I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers. BEVERLY HILLS, CA.- I.M. Chait’s annual end-of-March auction is an event held in highest regard by Chinese art connoisseurs returning home to the Far East after Asia Week New York. Those who visit the United States in pursuit of the finest Chinese antiques with prestigious provenance know they will find... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2016

A 600-year-old china Ming cup, valued at £2m is to be offered in Hong Kong by Auctioneers Lyon & Turnbull

A blue and white Stem Cup, Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period (1426-35). Estimate in excess of £2 million. HONG KONG.- The Stem Cup, which dates back to about 1425, is valued in excess of £2 million and will be sold by Lyon & Turnbull at a special auction in Hong Kong on the 31st May 2016. The Stem Cup will be the star lot of the 80-100 lot auction of Chinese Art that Lyon & Turnbull will co-produce with their sister company Freeman's of Philadelphia, America's oldest auction... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2016

Lacquer dish with flowers, Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period (1426-1436)

Lacquer dish with flowers, Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period (1426-1436), wood, covered in fabric, and then covered in yellow and red lacquer, with decoration carved through red lacquer, 6.2 cm (height), 54.3 cm (diameter), at foot 43 cm estimated (diameter). Purchased, 1981. EA1981.9 © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford Carved red lacquer dish on wooden base with a fabric foundation. All over decoration with a central motif of a peony, and gardenia camellia, chrysanthemum, lotus,... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2016

Blue-and-white jar with flowers, Dynasty, Xuande Mark and Period (1426 - 1435)

Blue-and-white jar with flowers, Dynasty, Xuande Mark and Period (1426 - 1435), Jingdezhen Zhushan kiln-sites, porcelain, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue, 97.4 cm (height), 9.9 cm (diameter), at base 4.5 cm (diameter). Presented by Antony and Olive Hallam, 1997. EA1997.25 © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

30 janvier 2016

Blue-and-white bowl with lotus scrolls, Ming Dynasty, Xuande Mark and Period (1426 - 1435)

Blue-and-white bowl with lotus scrolls, Ming Dynasty, Xuande Mark and Period (1426 - 1435), Jingdezhen Zhushan kiln-sites, porcelain, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue, 9.5 cm (height), 28 cm (diameter), at foot 11.2 cm (diameter). Bequeathed by J. Francis Mallett, 1947. EAX.1389 © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford    
30 janvier 2016

Blue-and-white bowl with lotus scrolls, Ming Dynasty, Xuande Mark and Period (1426 - 1435)

Blue-and-white bowl with lotus scrolls, Ming Dynasty, Xuande Mark and Period (1426 - 1435), Jingdezhen Zhushan kiln-sites, porcelain, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue, 7.6 cm (height), 17.4 cm (diameter), at foot 8 cm (diameter). Bequeathed by J. Francis Mallett, 1947. EAX.1409 © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
13 janvier 2016

Bowl with sprays of fruit, Xuande mark and period, c. 1426 - c. 1435

Bowl with sprays of fruit, Xuande mark and period, c. 1426 - c. 1435, blue and white porcelain, h 10.2cm × d 28.5cm. AK-RBK-1959-7. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Large bowl on foot ring with thick shard. Decorated in underglaze blue with six different leaved fruit branches that extend over the entire wall. Around the bottom side of the standing wall has a band with stylized leaf motifs. At the foot ring six flowering twigs . Marked under the rim on the outside of the bowl with the six - character brand Xuande.
14 mai 2015

Prices soar for Chinese and Japanese works of art at Sotheby's in London

An ancient painted earthenware female bust, Dogu, from Japan’s Neolithic era, was feverishly pursued, driving the final sale price to £1,013,000 (US$1,587,675 / HK$12,383,865), well in excess of its pre-sale estimate of £70,000-90,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Today at Sotheby’s in London, prices soared for rare Chinese and Japanese works of art, with individual pieces selling for many multiples of their estimates, bringing the combined total to £18,279,875 (US$28,650,048 / HK$223,470,374), far exceeding the... [Lire la suite]