20 novembre 2015

A 'Jun' 'Moon-white'-glazed incense burner, Yuan dynasty

A 'Jun' 'Moon-white'-glazed incense burner, Yuan dynasty. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD (5,665 - 7,931 EUR).  Photo Sotheby's with a compressed globular body surmounted by a cylindrical neck and everted mouth, supported on three short feet, covered overall with a mottled caesious-coloured glaze save for the base revealing a dark brown body, later set with a pierced metal cover incised with a five-character mark - height 9 cm., 3 1/2  in. PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE... [Lire la suite]
20 novembre 2015

New York firm's specialists tracked private sources to bring fresh antiques to auction

Combined full-length and close-up views of important Chinese white jade figural study of lady carrying peach branch over shoulder. Provenance: Estate of Sen. William Andrews Clark (1839-1925) and thence by descent; Christie’s auction ‘The Clark Family, An American Dynasty.’ Est. $25,000-$35,000. Image courtesy of Lester Ramsey Auctions. FOREST HILLS, NY.- Kyo Wu, the trusted art historian who founded Lester Ramsey Auctions in 2010, said his team left no stone unturned in preparing for the company’s Dec. 6 Fine... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2015

A Chinese 'Longquan' celadon dish, Yuan dynasty

A Chinese 'Longquan' celadon dish, Yuan dynasty. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to an everted rim, crisply moulded to the interior with a ferocious dragon writhing beside a fish, its scaly body with muscular legs terminating in sharp claws, all encircled by a freely carved foliate scroll, the exterior moulded with lappets, covered overall in a sea-green glaze - 34.4cm., 13 5/8 in. Sotheby's. BERNHEIMER Day Sale, London, 25 Nov 2015, 10:00 AM
18 novembre 2015

Bottle, Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century

Bottle, Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century. Stoneware with "cut-glaze" floral decoration, 10-9/16 x 6-1/2 x 6-1/2 in. (26.8 x 16.5 x 16.5 cm). Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton 2001.7.2 © 2015 All Rights Reserved. Minneapolis Institute of Art.  This beautifully proportioned pear-shaped bottle displays an elegant floral design achieved with the so-called "cut-glaze" technique. This design was produced by cutting and scraping away the glaze and applying wax or oil to the exposed body areas before firing. The incisions... [Lire la suite]
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10 novembre 2015

A small junyao purple-splashed dish, Yuan Dynasty

A small junyao purple-splashed dish, Yuan Dynasty. Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 (€5,600 - 8,500). Photo Bonhams. With shallow rounded sides rising to an everted rim, all covered in a thick pale blue glaze with a large violet splash to the interior, the glaze thinning to a pale mushroom colour at the rim and the well edge, stopping just above the foot to reveal the buff wear. 12.2cm (4 3/4in) diam. Provenance: a distinguished European private collection  Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 12 Nov 2015 10:00 GMT... [Lire la suite]
10 novembre 2015

A rare Qingbai ewer and a cover, Yuan Dynasty

A rare Qingbai ewer and a cover, Yuan Dynasty. Estimate £6,000 - 8,000 (€8,400 - 11,000). Photo Bonhams. Well potted, the pear shaped body rising to a tall, flared neck, the shoulder applied on each side with phoenix in flight with scrolling tail, fanning out into a blooming lotus, below scrolling foliage and above petal lappets containing ruyi heads, rising from a flared foot, the handle moulded as a sinuous fish-dragon, its mane forming a small loop for attaching the cover, the curving spout issuing from the jaw of a... [Lire la suite]
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10 novembre 2015

A rare large Junyao dish, Yuan Dynasty

A rare large Junyao dish, Yuan Dynasty. Estimate £30,000 - 50,000 (€42,000 - 70,000). Photo Bonhams. The shallow body rising from a tapered foot rounding upwards at the rim, covered inside and out with milky blue, opaque glaze thinning to a mushroom tone on the rim, ending at the foot which has fired to a reddish-brown, the similarly glazed base with five spur marks, fitted box. 27.5cm (10 6/8in) diam. (2). Provenance: Christie's New York, 19 September 2007, lot 252  Notes: Large Junyao dishes of... [Lire la suite]
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04 novembre 2015

"Royal Taste: The Art of Princely Courts in Fifteenth-Century China" on view at the Ringling Museum

Pair of Gold Hairpins in Phoenix Shape 金鳳簪, gold, mid-16th century. Overall (each): 9 13/16 × 2 13/16 × 9/16 in., 0.3 lb. (25 × 7.1 × 1.5 cm, 0.1 kg).On loan from the Hubei Provincial Museum, P.R. China © Hubei Provincial Museum SARASOTA, FLA.- Royal Taste: The Art of Princely Courts in Fifteenth-Century China, featuring many works of art never seen outside of China, is on view Oct. 9, 2015-Jan. 10, 2016 at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida. Royal Taste brings together works... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2015

A large white-glazed anhua 'crane' bowl, Yuan dynasty

A large white-glazed anhua 'crane' bowl, Yuan dynasty. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's heavily potted with rounded sides rising from a pointed base to an everted rim, all supported on a spreading foot, the interior decorated with a pair of anhua cranes in flight below two characters reading fu (happiness) and lu (prosperity) respectively, their wings outstretched with finely detailed plumage, divided by ruyi-shaped cloud scrolls, all below a classic... [Lire la suite]
20 octobre 2015

A 'Longquan' celadon cylindrical tripod censer, Yuan Dynasty

A 'Longquan' celadon cylindrical tripod censer, Yuan Dynasty. Estimate £10,000 — 15,000. Photo: Sotheby's the tapering cylindrical sides rising from a short straight foot and three suspended short cabriole legs to an everted rim, the sides moulded in relief with a band of continuous scrolling peony, below a double grooved band at the rim, covered overall with an bluish-green glaze stopping just short of the foot - 23.5cm., 9 1/4 in. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres,... [Lire la suite]