30 décembre 2016

The Top 20 Chinese Ceramics Sold in 2016 by Sotheby's

A fine, outstanding and rare blue and white moonflask, bianhu, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424). Sold 110,520,000 HKD (14,248,238 USD) at Sotheby's The Pilkington Collection of Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 06 avr. 2016, lot 17. Photo Sotheby's. Cf. A fine, outstanding and rare blue and white moonflask, bianhu, Ming dynasty, Yongle period A fine, magnificent and extremely rare blue and white holy water vessel, Ming dynasty, Yongle period... [Lire la suite]

26 décembre 2016

A blue and white lotus jar, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 277. A blue and white lotus jar, Wanli period (1573-1619). Estimate 4 500/6 500 €. Lot sold 4500 €. Photo Nagel painted to the body wide band of scrolling lotus, beneath a scattered band of scrolling foliage and above overlapping petals. H. 31,5 cm. Restored section to mouth rim, short hairline crack to mouth rim, fine firing crack above the base Provenance: Christie's London, 3.11.2009, Lot 161  Nagel. Asian Art, 09.12.2016
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26 décembre 2016

A good powder blue ground blue and white rouleau vase, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 268. A good powder blue ground blue and white rouleau vase, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 6 000/10 000 €. Lot sold 6 000 €. Photo Nagel H. 43,6 cm. Remnants of gilt painted decoration, good condition Property from an old Bavarian private collection, bought prior 1960  Nagel. Asian Art, 09.12.2016
26 décembre 2016

A rare blue and white 'chilong' porcelain vase, China, Jiajing-early Wanli period

 Lot 265. A rare blue and white 'chilong' porcelain vase, China, Jiajing-early Wanli period. Estimate 12 000/18 000 €. Lot sold 22 000 €. Photo Nagel H. 51,6 cm. One handle with repair lot lower half. Provenance: Former collection Jean-Jacques Marquet-Vasselot (1871-1946), son of Louis-Marie-L‚on Marquet-Vasselot, Art Hitsorian and conservator of the Louvre and director of the Musée de Cluny. Publ. - R.L. Hobson, 'The Wares of the Ming dynasty', London 1923, pl. 31, fig. 3   -... [Lire la suite]
22 décembre 2016

Plate with longevity character, peaches, fungi, cranes, and mountain, Ming dynasty, Reign of the Jiajing emperor (1522-1566)

Plate with longevity character, peaches, fungi, cranes, and mountain, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Reign of the Jiajing emperor (1522-1566), China, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. H. 2 1/8 in x Diam. 12 7/8 in, H. 5.4 cm x Diam. 32.7 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60P1532. © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture The decorative elements on this blue-and-white plate form a complex rebus for "mountain of longevity, sea of blessings... [Lire la suite]
18 décembre 2016

Bowl with a bird, a deer, a wasp, and a monkey, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Reign of the Wanli emperor (1573-1620)

  Bowl with a bird, a deer, a wasp, and a monkey, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Reign of the Wanli emperor (1573-1620), China, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt decoration. H. 3 5/8 in x Diam. 8 1/8 in, H. 9.2 cm x Diam. 20.7 cm. he Avery Brundage Collection, B60P261  © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture In this pictorial pun, the bird (qiao), deer (lu), wasp (feng), and monkey (hou) together form the auspicious phrase juelu... [Lire la suite]
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18 décembre 2016

A blue and white gu-shaped beaker vase, Kangxi six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 2950. A blue and white gu-shaped beaker vase, Kangxi six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1662-1722). Estimate HKD 250,000 - HKD 350,000 (USD 33,000 - USD 45,000). Price realised HKD 500,000 (USD 64,488). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The trumpet neck finely painted with a scene of a lady kneeling before a dignitary, with his two attendants beside him, while a second lady peeps out from behind a large screen, the bulbous waist encircled by a scene of boys... [Lire la suite]
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18 décembre 2016

A pair of blue and white floral dishes, Kangxi six-character marks within double-circles and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 2948. A pair of blue and white floral dishes, Kangxi six-character marks within double-circles and of the period (1662-1722). EstimateHKD 50,000 - HKD 80,000 (USD 6,500 - USD 10,000). Price realised HKD 100,000 (USD 12,898). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Two similar dishes each with deep rounded sides rising to the slightly everted rim, the interior painted with three large chrysanthemum blossoms borne on leafy stems, two birds perched on a prunus branch aside, a band of stylised leaves below... [Lire la suite]
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18 décembre 2016

Chinese porcelain ewer from the Ming period, with English silver-gilt mounts dated 1589, at Hardwick Hall

Chinese porcelain ewer from the Ming period, with English silver-gilt mounts dated 1589, at Hardwick Hall.
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17 décembre 2016

The Betty Gertz ‘Hatcher Cargo’ Collection at Christie's, Chinese Export Art, 18 January 2017, New York, Rockefeller Center

In a landmark 1984 sale in Amsterdam Christie's offered Chinese porcelain from a 1640s shipwreck salvaged by the then-unknown Captain Michael Hatcher. In the audience sat three friends and fellow ceramics enthusiasts, Antwerp tastemaker Axel Vervoordt, the late dealer/scholar David Howard, and Betty Gertz of Dallas. Betty's wonderfully eclectic and erudite personal collection graced first her large Georgian style Dallas house (featured in Southern Accents in March-April 2002) and more recently her stunning new Dallas house, tucked... [Lire la suite]