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]

24 octobre 2016

A 'Cizhou' painted 'dragon and phoenix' meiping, Jin dynasty (1115–1234)

Lot 112. A 'Cizhou' painted 'dragon and phoenix' meiping, Jin dynasty (1115–1234). Estimate 25,000 — 30,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's the round shouldered tapering body rising from a recessed spreading base to a narrow neck and angled rim, freely painted in dark brown on a creamy-white ground with two large cusped panels, one enclosing a scaly dragon within cloud whorls, the other with a phoenix in flight, all between a leafy foliate scroll at the shoulder and simple scroll bands at the base,... [Lire la suite]
17 octobre 2016

Major Exhibition of Masterpieces from the National Palace Museum, Taipei, Presented in Houston

  Vase with Revolving Core and Eight-Trigram Design, Qing dynasty, reign of the Qianlong emperor, 1735–96, porcelain with golden glaze and appliquéd sculpture, National Palace Museum, Taipei. Image © National Palace Museum HOUSTON— The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, opens Emperors’ Treasures: Chinese Art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei, a major exhibition of more than 160 works of art from the renowned collections of the National Palace Museum, Taipei. The exhibition features a unique selection of paintings,... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2016

A Longquan ware tripod censer, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368)

Lot 600. A Longquan ware tripod censer, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368). Estimate 8,000 - $12,000. Price Realized incl. BP:$54,560. Photo Mosgreen. relief molded with a continues peony scroll, supported on three short legs; 8.8cm high 12.4cm diameter. Mosgreen. The Peter Elliott Collection, 30/08/2015
04 octobre 2016

A large Longquan mallet vase, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368)

Lot 596. A large Longquan mallet vase, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368). Estimate 3,000 - $5,000. Price Realized incl. BP:$74,400. Photo Mosgreen. with fish form handles and covered in a broadly crackled pale green glaze; 27cm high. Mosgreen. The Peter Elliott Collection, 30/08/2015