22 octobre 2010

An imperial peachbloom seal-pasteseal-paste box and cover, China, Kangxi mark and period.

An imperial peachbloom seal-pasteseal-paste box and cover, China, Kangxi mark and period. photo courtesy Nagel Of compressed circular form, the domed cover of mottled pinkish colour with some white speckling, the underside of stronger red colour with light green speckling. D. 7,6 cm - Estimate € 5 000 / 8 000 Cf. National Palace Museum Taipeh, 'Special Exhibition of Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong Porcelain', 1986, Cat.no. 11 Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 5th 2010 www.auction.de

19 octobre 2010

A black jade seal-paste box and cover. Ming Dynasty.

A black jade seal-paste box and cover. Ming Dynasty. photo courtesy Sotheby's of circular form, the cover carved in low-relief with a catfish with its body continuing onto the side and underside of the box, the interior carved out to match the spiralling contours of the fish on the exterior, the stone of dark greenish-grey with white inclusions; 8.4 cm., 3 3/8 in. Estimate 200,000—300,000 HKD. Lot Sold 437,500 HKD PROVENANCE: Collection of Lord Cunliffe (No. JM 32).Bluett & Sons, London, 1978.Collection of Prof.... [Lire la suite]
01 octobre 2010

A fine and rare carved polychrome lacquer 'Immortals' box and cover. Qianlong Mark And Per

A fine and rare carved polychrome lacquer 'Immortals' box and cover. Qianlong Mark And Period.  photo courtesy Sotheby's of hexalobed form, the domed cover with a central hexalobed medallion and with six further medallions repeated on the sides, each intricately carved in various levels of relief to reveal the layers of red, ochre and green lacquer with a scholar and attendants engaged in leisurely pursuits in different garden settings, the box similarly decorated with six panels each featuring scholars in... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2010

A rare blue-splashed box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907)

A rare blue-splashed box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907);  diameter 3 3/4 in., 9.4 cm. Estimate 8,000—12,000 USD. Lot Sold 7,500 USD. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2010 of circular section with straight sides, the slightly domed cover and base modeled with a groove around the edge, covered overall in mottled blue and ochre splashes (2). Sotheby's. Fine Ceramics and works of Art. 15 Sept 2010. New York
18 septembre 2010

A very rare carved polychrome lacquer 'Knick-knack Peddler' box and cover. Jiajing mark and period

A very rare carved polychrome lacquer 'Knick-knack Peddler' box and cover. Jiajing mark and period. photo courtesy Sotheby's the straight-sided domed cover finely carved through the cinnabar, yellow and green lacquer with a raised medallion of eight children surrounding a jovial and bearded peddler carrying a massive horn-like yoke on his back from which is strapped a pair of rattan arches, each balancing a large balustraded square basket filled with carved lacquer vases, food containers and tall rattan canes... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2010

A rare small parcel-gilt silver cup & A small parcel-gilt silver box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1006.  A rare small parcel-gilt silver cup, Tang dynasty (618-907); 2¼ in. (5.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000.  © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Finely incised around the midsection with a continuous band of scrolling grape vine picked out in gilding and reserved on a ring-punched ground, repeated beneath the flared rim, with a single loop handle applied with two rivets, the whole raised on a short foot encircling a single flower head on the convex base Provenance: Isabel Mayer... [Lire la suite]
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25 juillet 2010

Vietnamese ceramics @ the Art Institute of Chicago

Miniature Water Dropper in the Shape of a Blowfish, 15th century. Vietnam. Stoneware with underglaze blue decoration, 5.5 x 8.3 x 3.8 cm (2 1/8 x 3 1/4 x 1 1/2 in.). Gift of Cheney Cowles, 2006.5 © The Art Institute of Chicago Bowl with relief parrot, 15th century. Vietnam. Stoneware with underglaze blue decoration, 3.6 x 9.3 x 8.9 cm (1 3/8 x 3 5/8 x 3 3/8 in.). Gift of Margaret Gentles, 2005.84 © The Art Institute of Chicago Box, 15th century. Vietnam. Stoneware with underglaze blue... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2010

Three cinnabar lacquer boxes and covers. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period @ Sotheby's

A cinnabar lacquer box and cover. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. photo Sotheby's of circular form, the domed cover carved with a central floral medallion with various flowers and lingzhi fungus, encircled by sprigs of various flowers including peonies, prunus, chrysanthemum, and lotus, all reserved on a diaper ground and enclosed by a circular key-fret border with a band of lappets, the curved sides further decorated with various flowers and fruits including lychee, pomegranate, and melon - 21.2 cm., 8 1/4 in. Est.... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2010

Two circular tortoiseshell boxes with covers, 19th century

Two circular tortoiseshell boxes with covers, 19th century. photo Bonhams The larger with the top deeply carved with figures at work and leisure in a riverside townscape, the sides with dwellings amongst trees, the base with larger scale figures in a garden setting, 9.7cm diameter, the smaller with the top carved with a single figure in a rocky landscape, sides with dwellings amongst trees and base with figures in a garden setting, (smaller example badly cracked), 8.8cm diameter - Sold for £1,860 Bonhams. Asian Art,... [Lire la suite]
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20 mars 2010

Ming dynasty, Wanli period porcelains @ Sotheby's, Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 23 Mar 2010, New York

A blue and white 'dragon' box and cover. Wanli mark and  period. photo Sotheby's of well potted rectangular form with indented corners resting on a short foot, the cover with a rectangular panel enclosing two five-clawed dragons contesting a 'flaming pearl' amid cloud swirls and above rolling waves crashing against rockwork, surrounded by lotus blooms on meandering leafy stems above a keyfret band, the box decorated with a similar scrolling lotus meander below a keyfret band, inscribed on the base with the six-character... [Lire la suite]