17 mars 2015

A large yellow 'wax stone' boulder

A large yellow 'wax stone' boulder. Estimate $30,000 – $50,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Of irregular form, the stone of golden brown color - 15 ½ in. (39.3 cm.) wide, wood stand Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York Notes: Robert D. Mowry, in his discussion of a small yellow 'wax stone' (lashi) scholar’s rock in the catalogue for the exhibition, Worlds Within Worlds: The Richard Rosenblum Collection of Chinese Scholar’s Rocks, Harvard University Art Museums, 1997, p. 271,... [Lire la suite]

17 mars 2015

A large yellow 'wax stone' boulder

A large yellow 'wax stone' boulder. Estimate $30,000 – $50,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Of irregular oblong form, the stone of deep caramel-brown color - 19 ½ in. (49.6 cm.) long, wood stand Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York Notes: Robert D. Mowry, in his discussion of a small yellow 'wax stone' (lashi) scholar’s rock in the catalogue for the exhibition, Worlds Within Worlds: The Richard Rosenblum Collection of Chinese Scholar’s Rocks, Harvard University Art Museums,... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2014

Asian art continues to thrive as Chinese buyers gravitate to Internet at LiveAuctioneers

Antique white jade boulder carved to replicate figures on the path to a temple, Chinese, 4 inches tall, sold to a LiveAuctioneers bidder for $173,600 on May 12, 2014 at Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Florida. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers Archive and Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches NEW YORK (NY) – A decade ago, Internet live bidding was primarily a resource favored by collectors of pop-culture memorabilia and more moderately priced merchandise. It was not the realm of high-end art buyers. Today,... [Lire la suite]
22 juin 2014

Fine Kangxi Porcelain and Imperial Jades lead rich offerings at Bonhams San Francisco In June 24 Jun 2014

Two massive blue and white ovoid jars, Kangxi. Estimate US$ 100,000 - 200,000 (€74,000 - 150,000). Photo Bonhams. San Francisco — Two massive blue and white 'soldier' vases, formerly in the collection of Salvador Ugarte of Mexico City, stand out amongst a select group of Chinese Kangxi period porcelains to be offered at Bonhams San Francisco on June 24. The term 'soldier' refers to the famous group of 151 Chinese blue and white porcelains which Augustus the Stone of Saxony received from Friedrich Wilhelm I of Russia... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2014

A fine cream and russet jade boulder, Qianlong

A fine cream and russet jade boulder, Qianlong. Photo: Bonhams The fine white stone with characteristic streaked inclusions, crisply carved with a scene of a scholar leaning on a staff beside a waterfall and pines, the figure dwarfed by the folds of overhanging rock above him, the reverse with typical rocky layers, wood stand. 13cm (5 1/8in) high (2). Estimate £8,000 - 12,000 €9,800 - 15,000 Provenance: acquired from Liberty & Co., Ltd., London on 27 September 1963A European private collection Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART.... [Lire la suite]
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16 mars 2014

A large finely-carved pale celadon jade boulder, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

A large finely-carved pale celadon jade boulder, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Photo courtesy Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art Ltd. Height 19.5 cm Both sides finely carved with a mountain scene; the front with several riding figures on a mountain path amongst rocks and trees. The back with three other figures on a path leading to an open gate. Provenance: Christie's London, 12th June 1989, Lot 467 Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art Ltd (stand 269) at TEFAF 2014. 14-23 march 2014 - http://www.tefaf.com/
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26 décembre 2013

A jade landscape boulder with a battle scene, Qianlong seal, first half 20th century

A jade landscape boulder with a battle scene, Qianlong seal, first half 20th century. Photo Bonhams. Of irregular ovoid form carved in high relief with deep undercutting to portray two warriors battling on horseback surrounded by trees and rocky crags beneath crenelated city walls, the reverse left partially rough, one side incised with a four-line poem on a military expedition beyond the Great Wall by the Tang poet Wang Changling and bearing the name of the Qianlong emperor along with the two-character seal; the pale gray-green... [Lire la suite]
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09 novembre 2013

Chinese carved coral Guan Yin sculpture sells for $66,550 at Elite Decorative Arts

Antique Qing Dynasty period Chinese hand-carved red coral sculpture depicting four Guan Yin ($66,550).  BOYNTON BEACH, FLA.- A Chinese hand-carved red coral sculpture of four Guan Yin (Buddhist deities of mercy and compassion) from the Qing Dynasty, and a Chinese hand-carved red coral group figure depicting two Guan Yin with flowers throughout, each knocked down for $66,550 to share top lot honors at Elite Decorative Arts’ Nov. 2nd auction in Florida.  The sale – featuring 370 lots (300 of which met or exceeded their... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2013

Carved Turquoise Boulder, China, 18th century

Carved Turquoise Boulder, China, 18th century. Photo courtesy Vanderven Oriental Art. length 22.5cm, height18.5cm.  ASIAN ART IN LONDON. 31st October - 9th November 2013. Vanderven Oriental Art. Floris van der Ven. Phone +31 (0)73 6146251 - Email info@vanderven.com - Website www.vanderven.com
29 juin 2013

Asian art auctions at Bonhams in San Francisco achieve $10 million

A Longquan celadon bottle vase (detail), yuhuchunping, Yuan-Ming dynasty. Sold for US$ 374,500 inc. premium. Photo: Courtesy of Bonhams San Francisco - Avid overseas Chinese buyers packed the Bonhams' auction room and drove prices to record levels this week in San Francisco. The market proved buoyant in every category of Chinese works of art, with telephone and internet bidders vying with bidders in the room for objects fresh to the market from private collectors, estates and institutions. The June 24 auction of... [Lire la suite]