20 décembre 2018

Asian fine art and antiques tops one million dollars at Clars December sale

 OAKLAND, CA.- Clars December 15th and 16th auction was led by an exceptional array of Asian fine art, antiques and decorative art which came to the sale from several fine California estates, private collections and institutions. Two important paintings by Zhang Daqian (Chinese, 1899-1983) sparked what would become an international event drawing highly competitive bidding from around the globe and fueling more than $1,040,000 for the Asian collections offered alone. Exceptional results were seen throughout this weekend... [Lire la suite]

15 septembre 2018

Zhang Daqian (Chang Dai-chien) 1899-1983, Lotus, 1963

Lot 566. Zhang Daqian (Chang Dai-chien) 1899-1983, Lotus, signed Shuren Zhang Daqian Yuan, with two seals of the artist, Zhang da qian, da qian wei yin da xing, dated guimao (1963), the second lunar month. Titleslip by Tang Hung, signed Hong, dated guimao (1963); ink on paper, hanging scroll, 101.4 by 66.4 cm. 40 by 26 1/8  in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000.  Lot sold 200,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby's. The Tang Hung and Fung... [Lire la suite]
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15 septembre 2018

Zhang Daqian (Chang Dai-chien) 1899-1983, Memory of Walensee, 1965

Lot 520. Zhang Daqian (Chang Dai-chien) 1899-1983, Memory of Walensee, signed Yuan, dated yisi, the eighteenth date of the second lunar month (March 20, 1965), with four seals of the artist, zhang da qian chang xing da ji you ri li, zhang yuan chang shou, yi mao, da feng tang, ink on paper, mounted for framing, 27 by 114 cm. 11 1/2  by 44 3/4  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000.  Lot sold 225,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby's. The Tang Hung and Fung Bi-Che... [Lire la suite]
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15 septembre 2018

Zhang Daqian (Chang Dai-chien) 1899-1983, Lonely scholar on autumn river, calligraphy after Yihe Ming

Lot 548. Zhang Daqian (Chang Dai-chien) 1899-1983, Lonely scholar on autumn river, calligraphy after Yihe Ming, ink and color on gold-dusted paper, folding fan, 13.5 by 40.3 cm. 5 1/4  by 15 3/4  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000.  Lot sold 225,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Painting signed Daqian jushi Yuan, dated xinmao (1951), the fifth lunar month, with a dedication to Fung Bi-che, and with three seals of the artist, fa jiang, zhang yuan, da qianCalligraphy... [Lire la suite]
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15 septembre 2018

Zhang Daqian (Chang Dai-chien) 1899-1983, Invitation to visit, 1962

Lot 521. Zhang Daqian (Chang Dai-chien) 1899-1983, Invitation to visit, signed Yuan, dated renyin (1962), spring, with a dedication to Tang Hung, and two seals of the artist, ji yuan, da qian wei yin da xing, ink and color on paper, hanging scroll, 134.0 by 93.3 cm. 52 3/4  by  26  3/4  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000.  Lot sold 567,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's Artist's inscription: Last fall, I acquired this striking view of the Northern... [Lire la suite]
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15 septembre 2018

Zhang Daqian (Chang Dai-chien) 1899-1983, Bridge to mountain temple shrouded by prismatic clouds in splashed color, 1981

Lot 570. Zhang Daqian (Chang Dai-chien) 1899-1983, Bridge to mountain temple shrouded by prismatic clouds in splashed color, signed Yuan, at the age of eighty-three sui, dated xinyou (1981), the fourth lunar month, with two seals of the artist, zhang yuan, da qian ju shi, ink and color on paper, mounted for framing, 42 by 86.7 cm. 16 1/2  by 34 1/4  in. Estimate 220,000 — 280,000.  Lot sold 915,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's Sotheby's. The Tang Hung and Fung... [Lire la suite]
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23 août 2018

Christie's announces highlights from its Asian Art Week series of auctions

Qianlong's precious vessel: The Zuo Bao Yo Gui. A highly important and ectremely rare bronze ritual four legged food vessel. Eearly Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th century BC. Estimate: $4,000,000-6,000,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces Asian Art Week, a series of auctions, viewings, and events, from September 7-14. This season presents eight distinct auctions featuring over 900 lots spanning all epochs and categories of Asian Art from Chinese archaic bronzes through contemporary... [Lire la suite]
10 juillet 2018

Chinese jade boosts Heritage Auctions' Asian Art Auction to nearly $2.2 million

A Chinese Celadon Jade Ruyi Scepter, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th century;16-1/8 inches long (41.0 cm). Sold for $68,750.  DALLAS, TX.- A Chinese Celadon Jade Ruyi Scepter, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th century sold for $68,750, nearly doubling its pre-auction estimate, to lead Heritage Auctions' Fine & Decorative Asian Art Auction June 29-30 in Beverly Hills, California, to a final total of $2,178,339.25. Measuring 16-1/8 inches long, it is carved from fine light celadon nephrite and is decorated with the Eight... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2018

Sotheby's Hong Kong announces highlights from the Fine Chinese Paintings 2018 Spring Sales

Zhang Daqian (1899-1983), Spectacular Mountains in Spring Snow; Calligraphy, 1967, splashed ink and colour on paper; ink on paper, set of two, framed calligraphy: 67.5 by 185.5 cm painting: 67.2 by 186.8 cm Estimate: HK$28,000,000 – 40,000,000 / US$3,500,000 – 5,000,000. Courtesy Sotheby’s. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Fine Chinese Paintings Spring Sale 2018 will be held on 2 April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Estimated in excess of HK$200 million*, the sale features 280 exquisite paintings by modern... [Lire la suite]
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12 février 2018

Sotheby's celebrates Asia Week New York with blockbuster sale series

NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s unveiled its Asia Week New York schedule of auctions and selling exhibitions. Beginning over three thousand years ago in the Shang Dynasty in China and continuing through to the 20th century in India, the 1,300+ lots of Chinese Works of Art, Classical Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy, Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art, and Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art, demonstrate the depth and diversity of the Asian Art field. Following a selection of highlight exhibitions around the... [Lire la suite]