06 janvier 2019

Boys in a lotus pond, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), 13th–14th century

Boys in a lotus pond, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), 13th–14th century. Porcelain with bluish-toned glaze (Jingdezhen Qingbai ware). H. 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm); W. 3 in. (7.6 cm); L. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm). Purchase, The Vincent Astor Foundation Gift, 2010, 2010.311. © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

28 décembre 2018

Tray with women and boys on a garden terrace, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), 14th century

Tray with women and boys on a garden terrace, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), 14th century. Carved red lacquer. H. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm); Diam. 21 7/8 in. (55.6 cm). Gift of Florence and Herbert Irving, 2015; 2015.500.1.31. © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Scenes of harmonious families featuring women and frolicking children began to appear in Chinese decorative art in the fourteenth century. This tray depicts two women and twenty-three boys on a terrace and pavilion overlooking a lotus pond. One... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2018

Vertical pendant with boys holding a lotus scroll, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), 13th–14th century

Vertical pendant with boys holding a lotus scroll, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), 13th–14th century. Complex gauze with silk and metal thread weft patterning, 11 x 46 1/2 in. (27.9 x 118.1 cm); Mount: 51 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. (130.8 x 34.3 cm). Purchase, Joseph E. Hotung Gift, 1987; 1987.291. © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Remarkable for its large size and fresh colors, this textile was woven with the typical Chinese motif of boys and lotuses. However, details on certain costumes reveal a... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2018

A purple splashed 'Jun' tripod censer, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368)

Lot 1374. A purple splashed 'Jun' tripod censer, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368). Diameter 4 5/8 in., 11.7 cm. Estimate: 4,000-6,000 USD. Sold Price: 21,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the bombé body supported on three small square feet and surmounted by a short neck and everted rim, covered overall in a sky-blue glaze splashed at the exterior and mouth with violet tones transmuting to crimson and kelly-green in the center. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 15 Sep 2018
10 mars 2018

Celadon Censer, Yuan Dynasty, 1271-1368 A.D.

Celadon Censer, Yuan Dynasty, 1271-1368 A.D., China. Diameter: 17.5cm © Zetterquist Galleries. A large round censer with straight walls decorated with raised ridges and a band of Taoist (Trinary) symbols. The entire piece sits on its foot rim, but has three small feet attached to the bottom of the vessel. It is covered with an opaque pale green Longquan celadon glaze. There is an unglazed ring underneath where the piece was supported during its firing. Together with a wooden Japanese box and basket-weave... [Lire la suite]
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19 novembre 2017

A highly important and extremely rare wucai ‘Fish’ jar and cover, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 8006. A highly important and extremely rare wucai ‘Fish’ jar and cover, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566). 18 1/8 in. (46 cm.).Estimate on request. Price realised HKD 213,850,000 © Christies Images Ltd 2017 The globular jar is robustly potted and exuberantly painted around the sides with a continuous scene of eight golden carp depicted in different positions as they swim amidst floating aquatic plants above a band of lotus plants in... [Lire la suite]
22 octobre 2017

A very rare blue and white 'dragon' vase (yuhuchunping), Yuan Dynasty (1271–1368)

Lot 101. A very rare blue and white 'dragon' vase (yuhuchunping), Yuan Dynasty (1271–1368); 9 3/4 in., 24.8 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 216,000 USD. © Sotheby's. of slender pear shape, the well-rounded lower body elegantly tapering to a thin waisted neck flaring widely to a trumpet mouth, boldly painted in a deep cobalt-blue with an animated 'three-clawed' dragon, its writhing body undulating around the body of the vase with scaly limbs striding amidst stylized... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2017

Box with camellia, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), 14th century

Box with camellia, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), 14th century. Carved red and green lacquer.H. 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm); Diam. 4 in. (10.2 cm). Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891, 91.1.666 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The stylized flowers depicted in Chinese lacquer are often difficult to identify precisely. However, the large blossom on this box is probably a camellia, a flower associated with winter and endurance. This box is one of several, most found in Japan, which bear the name Zhang Cheng... [Lire la suite]
18 octobre 2013

A blue and white 'fish' dish, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368)

Lot 3. A blue and white 'fish' dish, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368); 40cm, 15 3/4 in. Estimate 150,000-200,000 GBP. Lot sold 674,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. sturdily potted with rounded sides rising from a short foot to an everted barbed rim, painted with vivid shades of cobalt-blue to the interior with a fish swimming amongst waterweeds and other aquatic plants, all encircled by a meandering lotus scroll and a diaper band at the rim, the exterior decorated with a lappet band Note: The motif of a fish swimming... [Lire la suite]