23 février 2017

Buddhist Art at Asian Week New York, 9-18 march 2017

Black Stone Stele of Lokesvara, India, Pala period, 11th century, 70 cm high © Buddhist Art Luohan. China, Yuan Dynasty (13th–14th century). Wood. H: 48 cm. © Buddhist Art Buddha, Burma, Ava Period, 17th century. Marble. Height: 57 cm. © Buddhist Art Amoghasiddhi, Tibet, 14th century. Bronze with copper and silver inlay. 23 cm. © Buddhist Art Buddhist Art (Berlin, Germany), Serene Deities, 9-18 march 2017 at at Arader... [Lire la suite]

20 janvier 2017

Sakyamuni Emerging from the Mountains, Yuan dynasty, late 13th-early 14th Century

Sakyamuni Emerging from the Mountains, Yuan dynasty, late 13th-early 14th Century. Wood with lacquer, gilding, and traces of color, 11 3/4 x 8 1/8 x 6 1/2 in. ( 29.8 x 20.6 x 16.5 cm). City of Detroit Purchase, 29.172. Photo ©2017, Detroit Institute of Arts
14 décembre 2016

Tastemakers of ancient China explored in Nelson-Atkins exhibition

KANSAS CITY, MO.- A new exhibition offers visitors a rare chance to view fragile treasures, some of which have not been seen in decades, from the internationally-acclaimed Chinese collection of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. Emperors, Scholars, and Temples: Tastemakers of China’s Ming and Qing Dynasties, explores the art of the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) dynasties from the perspectives of the three groups that were most influential in its production. The free exhibition gives insights into... [Lire la suite]
12 décembre 2016

A ‘Longquan’ celadon stemcup and bowl, Yuan and Early Ming dynasty

Lot 602. A  ‘Longquan’ celadon stemcup and bowl, Yuan and Early Ming dynasty. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Lot sold 56,250 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the cup with an everted rim, resting on a splayed hollow foot; the bowl with fluted sides resembling the petals of a chrysanthemum flower, each applied with a sage-green glaze - 8.5 and 13 cm, 3 3/8  and 5 1/8  in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 02 Dec 2016 
05 décembre 2016

An exceptional Song figure of Guanyin to be offered in the Asian Art sale Christie’s Paris, december 14

 Lot 27. Rare et importante statue de Guanyin en bois polychrome et doré, Chine, dynastie Song (960-1279). Estimate EUR 200,000 - EUR 300,000 (USD 213,717 - USD 320,576) © Christie’s Images Limited 2016.  Paris – On December 14, Christie’s Paris will offer its Asian Art sale, the second Parisian auction this year. After a successful 300 lots sale that achieved over €9M, this season’s auction is focused on a smaller amount of works of art, nonetheless important. Each work... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2016

A very rare blue and white ‘peony’ jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 3307. A very rare blue and white ‘peony’ jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Estimate HKD 5,000,000 - HKD 8,000,000 (USD 647,538 - USD 1,036,062). Price Realised HKD 8,100,000 (USD 1,049,175). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The heavily potted jar is boldly painted in underglaze blue accentuated by ‘heaping and piling’ with a broad band of peony scroll bearing six large blooms, between a band of classic scroll and upright petal lappets below, and a band of lotus meander on the shoulder above, with the short... [Lire la suite]
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25 novembre 2016

A Qingbai melon-form ewer and cover, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 3139. A Qingbai melon-form ewer and cover, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 260,000 (USD 23,314 - USD 33,676). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The moulded melon-shaped body is potted rising to a tall waisted neck, with a slightly curved spout, opposite the strap handle with a small loop, covered overall with a soft glaze with a tinge of pale blue. The cover is surmounted by a recumbent deer, beside a small loop for suspension. 10 3/8 in. (26.2 cm.) overall height, box ... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2016

A rare Qingbai moulded and carved ‘rabbit’ ewer and cover, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 3134. A rare Qingbai moulded and carved ‘rabbit’ ewer and cover, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). EstimateHKD 1,000,000 - HKD 1,200,000 (USD 129,523 - USD 155,428). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  Each side of the pear-shaped body is incised with a rabbit looking over its shoulder at a floral spray, below a further band of incised floral sprays and above a band of moulded upright petals. The body is applied with a dragon-form handle opposite to a curved spout emerging from the mouth of a dragon. The cover is carved... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2016

An extremely rare pair of Longquan tobi seiji garlic-mouth bottle vases, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 3133. An extremely rare pair of Longquan tobi seiji garlic-mouth bottle vases, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Estimate HKD 15,000,000 - HKD 25,000,000 (USD 1,943,282 - USD 3,238,802). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. Each vase is well potted with a compressed globular body rising from a splayed foot to a long slender neck ending in a garlic-head mouth, covered overall with a fine lustrous glaze of sea-green tone. The exterior is decorated with dark iron-brown splashes. 10 in. (25.3 cm.) high,... [Lire la suite]
21 novembre 2016

A finely carved black-glazed 'Bird and Flower' vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 3126. A finely carved black-glazed 'Bird and Flower' vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000 (USD 77,731 - USD 103,642). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The jar is carved through a layer of black glaze to the unglazed buff body to depict three bracket-lobed cartouches, each enclosing a long-tailed bird amidst foliage. The base and interior are glazed, leaving the foot ring unglazed revealing the buff ware. 10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm.) high, box Notes: Black wares with... [Lire la suite]