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]
13 avril 2015

A rare blue and white facetted vase, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435)

  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

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

Xuande Mark and Period Porcelains at the Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka

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]