23 avril 2018

A large and rare blue and white ‘Peony’ jar, guan, Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 51. A large and rare blue and white ‘Peony’ jar, guan, Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century; 29.4cm., 11 5/8 in. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000. Lot Sold 301,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2011 the baluster body rising from a slightly recessed base to pronounced shoulders surmounted by a short neck with rolled rim, boldly painted in cobalt-blue tones with a broad band of scrolling peony and lotus, each bloom borne on a continuous undulating leafy stem with attendant offshoot buds, finely... [Lire la suite]

03 mars 2018

Dr. Robert R. Bigler at Asia Week New York, 15-24 march 2018

Stupa. China, Tibeto-Chinese style, Yuan, ca. early to mid-14th century. Mercury gilt copper alloy. Height: 16.7 cm (6.57 in.). © Dr. Robert R. Bigler Green Tara. China, Tibeto-Chinese. Yuan, 14th century. Gilt copper alloy. © Dr. Robert R. Bigler Vajra. Mercury gilt copper alloy. China, Tibeto-Chinese style. Ming, first quarter of the 15th century. Length: 17.7 cm (6.97 in). © Dr. Robert R. Bigler Brocade silk canopy depicting the... [Lire la suite]
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29 décembre 2017

A black-glazed painted jar, Yuan dynasty, 13th century

Lot 78. A black-glazed painted jar, Yuan dynasty, 13th century. Height 8 in., 20.2 cm. Estimate 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's of ovoid form, the full rounded shoulders tapering towards the foot, the shoulders painted in bold brush strokes with four stylized leafy sprays in iron-brown against a black ground, the short neck with a flange below the lipped rim, the base with a recessed circle in the center covered with a thin brownish black glaze and the footrim... [Lire la suite]
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19 décembre 2017

Asia Week New York announces stellar gallery line-up for 2018

Green Tara, Gilt copper alloy, China, Tibeto-Chinese, Yuan, 14th century. Photo: Courtesy of Dr. Robert R. Biglar. NEW YORK, NY.- The Asia Week New York Association announces that 45 international galleries and 5 auction houses: Bonhams, Christie's, Doyle, iGavel, and Sotheby's will participate in Asia Week New York 2018, the ten-day celebration of Asian art and culture that spans the metropolitan region from March 15 through 24, 2018. "We are delighted to announce the 2018 roster of international galleries," says... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2017

A selection of cosmetic boxes from the Dexinshuwu Collection at Christie's Hong Kong

Lot 32. A celadon lotus-form box and cover, Six Dynasties (220-560), 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000 (USD 38,584 - USD 64,307). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  Provenance: Acquired in Taipei in 1988 Property of the Dexinshuwu Collection. Lot 33. A small blue-glazed reserve-decorated circular box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907), 2 1/2 in. (6.3 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000 (USD 38,584 -... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2017

A black and red lacquer box, cover and tray, Yuan dynasty, 14th century

Lot 52. A black and red lacquer box, cover and tray, Yuan dynasty, 14th century. Height 7 in., 18 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot Sold 8,125 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the black-lacquer exterior of the box and cover lobed and applied with pewter wire to resemble ten lotus petals, the flat foliated top with concentric pewter-wire bands originally holding a mother-of-pearl medallion at the center, fitted with a black-lacquer tray, the interior of the box, cover, and tray lacquered red (3). ... [Lire la suite]

24 août 2017

A painted Cizhou jar, Yuan dynasty, 14th century

Lot 731. A painted Cizhou jar, Yuan dynasty, 14th century, 12 in. (30.5 cm.) high.  Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The jar has a tapering, broad-shouldered body is decorated in brownish-black on a cream slip with three lobed panels, one containing a figure of a scholar, another containing a crane and another a lotus, all between wavy line borders at the shoulder, neck and foot. The rim and the interior are covered with a brown... [Lire la suite]
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23 août 2017

Marchant's Rare Longquan Celadons from the 14th and Early 15th Century at Christie's New York, 14 September 2017

The current sale includes a particularly interesting group of Yuan and early Ming celadon wares from the Longquan kilns, which includes some pieces which are extremely rare. Yuan and early Ming Longquan celadons have come to prominence in recent years due to new research, the important exhibition of Ming dynasty Longquan celadon wares, Bilu – Mingdai Longquanyao qingci 碧綠—明代龍泉窯 青瓷 (Green – Longquan Celadons of the Ming), at the National Palace Museum, Taipei in 2009, and the sale of a small number of important pieces in major... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2017

Jar with dragon and wave design in underglaze blue, Yuan Dynasty, 14th century

 Jar with dragon and wave design in underglaze blue, Yuan Dynasty, 14th century, Jingdezhen Ware. H. 29.3, mouth D. 20.3, bottom D. 18.6., TG2351 © 2004-2017 Tokyo National Museum
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25 juillet 2017

Serving dish with dragon and clouds, Yuan dynasty, about 1280–1320

Serving dish with dragon and clouds, Yuan dynasty, about 1280–1320, Longquan ware, Longquan region, Zhejiang province. Stoneware, porcelain-type, with carved and applied moulded decoration and celadon glaze. Height: 8,3 cm - Diameter: 38,1 cm. Sir David Percival Collection of Chinese Art, PDF A219 © 2017 Trustees of the British Museum The dish has a fine pale grey body and thick grey-green glaze. There is a foliage scroll incised and carved around the cavetto, a sprig-moulded four-clawed... [Lire la suite]