14 mai 2015
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]
13 avril 2015
A rare blue and white facetted vase, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435). Estimate 200,000 — 250,000 GBP (271,300 - 339,125 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. the square body with chamfered corners and supported on a splayed foot, surmounted by a tall cylindrical neck with lipped rim, flanked by a pair of curved handles issuing from the mouths of moulded dragon heads with short horns, bulging eyes and sharp fangs, the exterior painted on each side with a morning glory borne on a... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2015
A rare and important blue and white 'Dragon' bowl (bo), Xuande mark and period. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,500,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides stoutly potted and well-painted in intense and varying tones of cobalt blue on the exterior with two spiritedly drawn five-clawed striding dragons in mutual pursuit amidst scattered clouds wisps, all between a border of upright lotus petal lappets and a band of cresting waves, the interior with a double lines around the rim and a six-character mark in... [Lire la suite]
13 août 2014
Blue-and-White Jar with Baoxiang-hua Scrolls Design, Ming Dynasty, Xuande Mark and Period (1426-1435), h.35.8cm. Gift of SUMITOMO Group, the ATAKA Collection. Acc. No. 10885. The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka. © 2009 The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka. This is a large jar with a tall neck rising to a wide mouth. The center section is decorated with baoxiang-hua scrolled flowers, the shoulder and base feature double lotus petals, and the neck has a scrolled cloud pattern. The cobalt blue is a deep color, and the lotus... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2014
Stem Cup, 1426-1435, China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen , Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Xuande mark and period (1426-1435), porcelain with underglaze blue and overglaze red enamel decoration, Overall - h:9.00 w:9.90 cm (h:3 1/2 w:3 7/8 inches). John L. Severance Fund 1957.60, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
13 juillet 2014
Dish, 1426-1435, China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Xuande mark and period (1426-1435), porcelain with copper-red glaze, Diameter - w:15.00 cm (w:5 7/8 inches)Overall - h:3.90 cm (h:1 1/2 inches). Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. Millikin 1989.285, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
13 juillet 2014
Dice Bowl, 1426-1435, China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen , Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Xuande mark and period (1426-1435), porcelain with mottled blue glaze, Diameter - w:25.00 cm (w:9 13/16 inches)Overall - h:11.60 cm (h:4 9/16 inches). Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. Millikin 1989.287, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
11 juillet 2014
Stem Cup, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435), Ming dynasty (1368-1644), China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen , porcelain with reversed underglaze blue and incised decoration, Diameter - w:10.10 cm (w:3 15/16 inches)Overall - h:9.00 cm (h:3 1/2 inches). Severance and Greta Millikin Collection 1964.168. Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
29 mars 2014
15th century early Ming Dynasty gilt-bronze Bodhisattva, 9-7/8 inches, the auction’s top lot, sold online for $350,000. I.M. Chait image. BEVERLY HILLS, CA.- While traditional Asian art categories held on to their most-favored status at I.M. Chait’s March 23, 2014 Post-Asia Week Auction, other buying trends were noted at the $2.36 million sale that would indicate collectors are exploring new avenues. All prices quotes are inclusive of a 22% buyer’s premium. “Clearly, Asian art collectors are expanding their horizons beyond... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2014
Cloisonné enamel jar and cover with dragons. Metal with cloisonné enamels, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435), Beijing. © The Trustees of the British Museum LONDON.- In September 2014 the British Museum will stage a major exhibition in the new Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery on a golden age in China’s history. The exhibition will explore the years 1400 – 1450, a pivotal 50 year period that transformed China during the rule of the Ming dynasty. In this period the capital is established in Beijing and the borders of China are fixed as... [Lire la suite]