17 septembre 2018

A rare large dated bronze figure of seated Budai, Ming dynasty, dated by inscription to the third year of the Xuande period

Lot 1134. A rare large dated bronze figure of seated Budai, Ming dynasty, dated by inscription to the third year of the Xuande period, corresponding to 1428, and of the period; 19 in. (48.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The smiling, corpulent figure is seated in rajalalilasana holding a sack in his left hand and prayer beads in his right. He is dressed in loose robes with chest, stomach and left shoulder exposed. ... [Lire la suite]

21 décembre 2016

Stem cup, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Reign of the Xuande emperor (1426-1435)

Stem cup, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Reign of the Xuande emperor (1426-1435), China, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with underglaze-blue decoration, qinghua ware. H. 2 3/8 in x Diam. 5 in, H. 6.7 cm x Diam. 12.7 cm. Gift of Roy Leventritt, B69P10L. © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture
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21 décembre 2016

Faceted vase with morning glories, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Reign of the Xuande emperor (1426-1435)

Faceted vase with morning glories, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Reign of the Xuande emperor (1426-1435), China, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with underglaze-blue decoration, qinghua ware.  H. 5 3/4 in x W. 3 1/4 in x D. 3 1/8 in, H. 14.6 cm x W. 8.3 cm x D. 8 cm. Gift of Roy Leventritt,  B69P22L. © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture Exhibition: "The Hundred Flowers: Botanical Motifs in Chinese Art", Asian Art Museum, March 24-June 25, 1985
21 décembre 2016

Basin with dragons, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Reign of the Xuande emperor (1426-1435)

Basin with dragons, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Reign of the Xuande emperor (1426-1435), China, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with underglaze-blue decoration, qinghua ware. H. 4 7/8 in x Diam. 10 5/8 in, H. 12.4 cm x Diam. 27 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60P2384. © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture Larger than the regular bowls which were a part of table sets, this shape was probably used at court or temples for the rituals of the monarchy. This piece displays an imperial-style motif,... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2016

Plate with grape design, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Reign of the Xuande emperor (1426-1435)

Plate with grape design, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Reign of the Xuande emperor (1426-1435), China, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with underglaze-blue decoration, qinghua ware. H. 3 in x Diam. 14 3/4 in, H. 7.6 cm x Diam. 37.5 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B65P6. © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture  An inscription on the foot of this plate indicates that it once belonged to the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan (reigned 1628-1658). Although numerous foreign luxury... [Lire la suite]
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21 décembre 2016

Bowl with six-foliate rim, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Reign of the Xuande emperor (1426-1435)

Bowl with six-foliate rim, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Reign of the Xuande emperor (1426-1435), China, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with underglaze-blue decoration, qinghua ware. H. 3 1/8 in x Diam. 8 7/8 in, H. 8 cm x Diam. 22.6 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60P2101. © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture  The interior of this bowl has a floral band on the rim, and six divisions decorated alternately with lotus and peony blossoms, which set off... [Lire la suite]

20 décembre 2016

Bowl with lotus petals, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Reign of the Xuande emperor (1426-1435)

Bowl with lotus petals, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Reign of the Xuande emperor (1426-1435). China, Jiangxi province. Glazed porcelain with incised decoration. H. 3 1/2 in x Diam. 6 in, H. 8.7 cm x Diam. 15.3 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60P1705. © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture This shape is called the "chicken heart bowl" in Chinese, for its tapered body with a nipple on the bottom resembles a small chicken heart. It was one of the most popular forms of the... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2014

Stem cup with design of eight Buddhist emblems, China, Ming dynasty (1368- 1644), Xuande period (1426-1435)

Stem cup with design of eight Buddhist emblems, China, Ming dynasty (1368- 1644), Xuande period (1426-1435), Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, porcelain with underglaze blue decoration, 10.0 x 11.9 cm. Purchased 1979, 464.1979. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Emperor Xuande ascended the throne of China in 1426: his reign is celebrated amongst Chinese connoisseurs for the superior quality of its porcelains, bronzes and lacquers. Xuande himself reportedly took a personal interest in the... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2014

Ge Ware Bowl, China, Xuande period (1426-1435)

Ge ware bowl, 1426-1435, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Xuande period. Porcelain. Gift of Miss Hester Bancroft, 1906, E9054 © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. The crackle pattern as seen on this bowl was first developed by the Ge kiln in the 13th century. By deliberately cracking the glaze during the cooling process, and later highlighting the fissures by staining, the object is artificially endowed with an antique appearance. Whereas this bowl made for the Ming imperial court mimics the earlier falsely-aged pieces, the repair... [Lire la suite]
29 juin 2014

Stem bowl with cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Xuande reign

Stem bowl with cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Xuande reign. Porcelain with cobalt decoration under colorless glaze. H: 13.3 W: 9.8 cm, Jingdezhen, China. F1968.77a-b. Freer/Sackler © 2014 Smithsonian Institution
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