31 août 2015

Chinese paintings and works of art rich in symbolism characterize Gianguan Auctions' September 12th Sale

 NEW YORK, NY.- The splendor of China’s heritage is once again the focus of the exceptionally strong collections of classical and modern paintings and dynastic works of art set for auction on September 12 at Gianguan Auctions New York. The symbolism that underlies every facet of Chinese culture and Buddhist art is front and center. The elevation of scholarship is apparent in the craftsmanship displayed in items as varied a carved jades, antique ceramics, and jewelry and teapots.  A collection of multi-million... [Lire la suite]

27 août 2015

A large 'Qingbai' ewer and cover, Yuan dynasty

A large 'Qingbai' ewer and cover, Yuan dynasty. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the pyriform body rising to a tall gently flaring neck, supported on a splayed foot, the body set with a slender curved spout issuing from the mouth of a dragon, connected to the body by an elaborate S-shaped strut set opposite a high arched handle formed by the scaled body of a dragon-fish, its serpentine horn forming a small loop for attaching the cover terminating in radiating scales reinforcing the base,... [Lire la suite]
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27 août 2015

A 'Qingbai' 'Dragon' ewer and cover, Yuan dynasty

A 'Qingbai' 'Dragon' ewer and cover, Yuan dynasty. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of flattened baluster form, the body with a coiled dragon medallion to either side flanked by a curved spout and a dragon-fish form strap handle, the fitted cover with a recumbent lion-form knop (2). Height 11 in., 27.9 cm Provenance: Acquired in the 1970s or 80s.  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 15 sept. 2015
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27 août 2015

A purple-splashed 'Jun' bowl, Yuan dynasty

A purple-splashed 'Jun' bowl, Yuan dynasty. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a short spreading foot, covered overall in a thick pale blue glaze, transmuting to a single bold crimson splash on the interior, the rich purple glaze covering two thirds of the exterior, thinning to a buff tone at the rim and stopping short of the foot to reveal the dark brown body. Diameter 7 3/8  in., 18.7 cm Provenance: Tonying & Co., Inc.Parke-Bernet Galleries,... [Lire la suite]
06 août 2015

Sumptuous East Asian Lacquer, 14th–20th Century

For more than two millennia, lacquer has been a primary medium in the arts of East Asia. This installation explores the many ways in which this material has been manipulated to create designs by painting, carving, or inlaying precious materials such as gold or mother-of-pearl. Drawn entirely from the permanent collection, this display celebrates the artistry and creativity needed to work this demanding material while illustrating both the similarities and differences found in the lacquer arts of China, Korea, and Japan. Tray with... [Lire la suite]
27 juillet 2015

A purple-lavender-glazed Junyao bowl, China, Yuan dynasty

A purple-lavender-glazed Junyao bowl, China, Yuan dynasty. Estimate 1200/1800 €. Unsold  Photo Nagel D. 19,2 cm. Small chip to rim Provenance: Senta Wollheim Collection OA S 6, bought in Germany prior 1976 NAGEL. "Asian Art". Sale 722, 06/06/2015 


27 juillet 2015

A Junyao flat dish, China, Yuan dynasty

A Junyao flat dish, China, Yuan dynasty. Estimate 1200/1800 €. Unsold  Photo Nagel D. 21,5 cm. Slightly disformed Provenance: Senta Wollheim collection, no. OA 89, bought from Lempertz Cologne, sale 541, 29.11.1974, lot 3191 NAGEL. "Asian Art". Sale 722, 06/06/2015 
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26 juillet 2015

A molded white-glazed porcelain bowl, China, probably Dehua or Huzhou ware, Yuan dynasty

A molded white-glazed porcelain bowl, China, probably Dehua or Huzhou ware, Yuan dynasty. Estimate 800/1200 €. Lot sold 900 €. Photo Nagel D. 17,5 cm. Minor wear to glaze Provenance: Senta Wollheim Collection, bought 7.2.1974 from Lemp in Zurich  NAGEL. "Asian Art". Sale 722, 06/06/2015
26 juillet 2015

"Three Friends: Pine, Bamboo, and Plum" at Princeton University Art Museum

PRINCETON - Because of their ability to thrive even in the harshness of winter, pine, bamboo, and plum together embody steadfastness, perseverance, and resilience. Pine and bamboo are evergreen, while plum trees blossom at the end of winter, signaling the approach of spring. Representing the ideal characteristics of a scholar-gentleman, the trio came to be known as the Three Friends of Winter. They stood as symbols of hope and sheer determination, encouraging perseverance in the face of adversity.... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2015

A Longquan Celadon porcelain bowl, China, Yuan Dynasty, 14th century

A Longquan Celadon porcelain bowl, China, Yuan Dynasty, 14th century. Estimate : 1 000 € / 1 200 €. Photo CAMBI CASA D'ASTE h cm 6, diam cm 13 CAMBI CASA D'ASTE. Objets d'Art de la Chine (Gênes), le 22 Juin 2015 à 11h et 15h
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