05 juin 2018

A rare Yixing bamboo shoot-form water dropper, signed Chen Mingyuan, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 2933. A rare Yixing bamboo shoot-form water dropper, signed Chen Mingyuan, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 4 5/16 in. (11 cm.) long, box. Estimate HKD 1,800,000 - HKD 2,600,000. Price realised HKD 4,300,000. © Christie's Images Ltd  2018. The vessel is naturalistically potted in the form of a bamboo shoot, combed with incised fine lines in imitation of the skin, the narrow tip with a small aperture as an outlet. A small clam is attached on one side near the base. The base is impressed... [Lire la suite]

09 février 2018

Two Yixing famille-rose enameled teapots and covers, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 490. Two Yixing famille-rose enameled teapots and covers, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Height of taller 9 5/8  in., 24.5 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 6,875 USD. Photo Sotheby's 2014. the first of hexagonal form set with an S-form spout and a C-shaped handle, painted with a band of floral lotus scrolls in the mid-section between a band of upright blue lappets around the foot and ruyi and archaistic scrolls around the base of the neck, the cover... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2018

A rare 'Ge-type' Yixing 'Lotus' censer, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 593. A rare 'Ge-type' Yixing 'Lotus' censer, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 9.5cm., 3 3/4 in. Estimate 400—600 GBP. Lot sold 1,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2008  the lobed globular body rising from a high spreading foot to a short waisted neck and pierced domed top, covered overall in a pale grey glaze suffused with a matrix of dark grey crackles. Literature: Bo Gyllensvard, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1964, pl. 225. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works... [Lire la suite]
27 novembre 2017

The Far-Reaching Fragrance of Tea: The Art and Culture of Tea in Asia at National Palace Museum, Taipei

  TAIPEI - The appreciation is a lifestyle, a fashion, an art, and a culture; it is a shared language of tea connoisseurs. The originated in China, and methods of tea making have undergone centuries of change, as have the equipment and the manner in which the tea has been enjoyed. In ancient times, tea was used both to quench the thirst, and also for its perceived medicinal qualities; during the Tang and Song dynasties, it was brewed by boiling then it was sipped gently. During the Ming and Qing dynasties, tea was brewed by... [Lire la suite]
01 novembre 2017

A selection of ceramics from the Sze Yuan Tang Collection to be sold at Bonhams London, 9 Nov 2017

Photo courtesy Bonhams. A LIFETIME APPRECIATING CHINESE ART During my early childhood in Taiwan, at every Chinese New Year festival I can remember my pretty elder sister would hold my hand and take me and our two brothers to visit my maternal grandparents at their home. As soon as we entered the main room I could see the large three-legged pale-green-glazed tripod dish containing a flower arrangement of pure and elegant narcissus flowers. My grandfather told me that this was a late Ming ‘Longquan celadon’ narcissus dish. At... [Lire la suite]
06 juillet 2017

A gu-shaped Yixing vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1347. A gu-shaped Yixing vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722).Height 28.5 cm. Estimated price €5.000 - €6.000. Result: €5.580. Photo Lempertz Decorated in relief with six panels depicting pine, prunus, magnolia, lotus, bamboo and hibiscus?, a border of stylised cicadas around the foot and shoulder. Provenance: Private collection, The Netherlands Lempertz. Asian Art II China, Tibetan/Nepalese Art, 18.06.2017, 14:00, Brussels
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03 juin 2016

A fine doucai "lotus" vase with kuilong-shaped handles, Qianlong period, achieves HK$15,525,000 at Tokyo Chuo Auction Hong Kong

The star lot was a fine doucai “lotus” vase with kuilong-shaped handles, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795) which sold for HK$15,525,000/ US$1,990,385 after furious bidding, nearly doubling the pre-sale high estimate. Courtesy Tokyo Chuo Auction Hong Kong HONG KONG.- Tokyo Chuo Auction Hong Kong held its Spring Auction at the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong from 29 to 30 May 2016. Over 500 lots of imperial Chinese ceramics and works of art, classical and modern paintings, tea wares and scholar’s objects were... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2016

A rare Yixing chrysanthemum-molded teapot, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

A rare Yixing chrysanthemum-molded teapot, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795) © Christie's Image 2003 The compressed body finely molded with narrow petals radiating from the similarly molded neck and foot rim, with a short curved spout and ear-shaped handle, the low base molded as a chrysanthemum blossom, as is the flat cover which is centered by a pierced stem finial - 7¼in. (18.4cm.) across, Japanese wood box. Lot 337. Estimate $10,000 - $15,000. Price Realized $17,925  Notes: This molded... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2015

An unusual large enamelled yixing teapot and cover, circa 1820, signed Shao Yuanhua

An unusual large enamelled yixing teapot and cover, circa 1820, signed Shao Yuanhua. Estimate £5,000 - 8,000 (€7,100 - 11,000). Photo Bonhams. The globular body and domed cover decorated in famille rose and gilt enamels with two large floral sprays within a reserve on a ground of dense scrolling foliage, two stamped marks to underside, 34cm long Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 18 Nov 2015 11:00 GMT - EDINBURGH
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27 août 2015

A Yixing molded 'Dragon' bowl, Qing dynasty, 18th century, signed Chen Jinhou

Lot 225. A Yixing molded 'Dragon' bowl, Qing dynasty, 18th century, signed Chen Jinhou. Diameter 7 7/8  in., 20 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 52,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded sides molded with five raised oval medallions of a dragon amid clouds, below a band of stylizedshou characters encircling the rim, the buff colored clay flecked with reddish-brown slip, the base impressed with a seal reading Chen Jinhou zhi (made by Chen Jinhou).  ... [Lire la suite]