16 janvier 2016

Sotheby's to offer one of the most celebrated ancient collections of Chinese porcelain

Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- On 6 April 2016 in Hong Kong, Sotheby’s will offer one of the greatest collections of Chinese porcelain left in private hands. Put together in the mid-20th century by Roger Pilkington, one of the most eminent and active collectors of his day, the collection spans the heights of 1,000 years of Chinese porcelain production, from the Tang through to the Ming and on to the Qing dynasties, capturing all the greatest achievements in the field, and at the same time telling the fascinating... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2015

A celadon jade carving of a mythical beast with buff inclusions, China, Ming dynasty

A celadon jade carving of a mythical beast with buff inclusions, China, Ming dynasty. Estimate CHF  3,000 / 5,000 | EUR 2850 / 4750. Photo Koller.  width 5 cm. Koller. Art Asiatique (Himalaya et Chine): Vente A175AS, 17 November 2015 10:00
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17 septembre 2015

A large celadon jade carving citron, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A large celadon jade carving citron, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 USD. Price Realized 112,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's naturalistically carved issuing from a gnarled leafy branch, the body formed of rounded undulating 'fingers' evoking Buddha's hand, the stone of celadon color with russet enhancements and white and light gray inclusions. Height 9 1/4  in., 23.5 cm Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 15 sept. 2015
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13 avril 2015

A celadon jade pouring vessel, India, Mughal, 17th-18th century

A celadon jade pouring vessel, India, Mughal, 17th-18th century. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's the carved jade bowl set with a pair of ear-shaped handles carved with leaves and a long spout, on a short slightly everted foot, the polished stone of a pale celadon tone - 6.7cm. height; 18cm. diam. Notes: This elegant jade vessel, with its thin translucent body, suggests that it was the product of Hindustani jade carvers working in Mughal India. Such jades became... [Lire la suite]
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25 juillet 2014

Two rare Aboriginal shields realize over $45,000 and two new global fine records set at Clars

Two Aboriginal Peoples Northern Australia shields. Sold for $47,600. Photo courtesy Clars Auction Gallery OAKLAND, CA.- On July 12, 13 and 14, Clars Auction Gallery hosted their monthly fine art, jewelry and decorative art auction. The sale would become their largest July auction in the firm’s history realizing just over $1 Million. The success of the sale was fueled by both exceptional estate property and Clars’ global marketing on several platforms.  FURNITURE AND DECORATIVE ARTS The excitement began on Saturday when... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2014

Chinese Celadon Jade Jar, 19th century

Chinese Celadon Jade Jar, 19th century. Photo courtesy M.S.Rau Antiques. Intricate carving in the Mughal style distinguishes this beautiful celadon jade jar. Rings of leaves encircle the upper and lower rims, while a pair of foliate handles and a wonderfully carved base in the form of a flower in bloom further accentuate this delicate, semi-translucent Chinese objet d'art. 4 1/2" wide x 2 3/4" high. Price: Available upon request
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09 mai 2014

A celadon jade qilin, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

A celadon jade qilin, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Photo Sotheby's carved recumbent with its legs tucked underneath its scaly body, its lifted head detailed with a pair of horns, bulging eyes, flaring nostrils and long whiskers, the mouth issuing a stream of vapours supporting a bundle of books on its back, the stone of an even celadon tone with caramel-russet skin; 10.5cm., 4 1/8 in. Estimation 30,000 — 50,000 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London, 14 mai 2014 - http://www.sothebys.com/
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09 mai 2014

A celadon jade boat, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A celadon jade boat, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Photo Sotheby's carved in the form of a flat-bottomed boat on a bed of swirling waves, the bow covered with a rounded woven roof and the mast folded backwards, carved with a standing figure at the prow and a scholar seated at the front deck, his arms opening a scroll on a low table and his head looking up, the stone of a pale celadon tone; 16.4cm., 6 ½ in. Estimation 30,000 — 50,000 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London, 14 mai... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2014

A pair of jade celadon table screens, 19th century

A pair of jade celadon table screens, 19th century. Photo Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions finely etched, to one side, with lotuses and pomegranates stemming from gnarled flowering trees, the reverse with a single character shou, meaning longevity, repeated sixty times in different styles, the stone of pale celadon tone with areas of opaque inclusions, framed within an cloisonne borders bearing a continuous sequence of swastikas, 17cm high, on separate hardwood openwork stands,... [Lire la suite]
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08 avril 2014

iGavel Auctions announces an important sale of Asian, ancient & ethnographic works of art

NEW YORK, NY.- Lark Mason, founder and president of Lark Mason Associates, has announced that more than 300 lots of important Asian art will soon be up for bidding on iGavel Auctions in a sale that goes live on April 15th and closes on April 30th. The outstanding works of art represent the breathtaking scope of Asian periods and disciplines, from the Sui dynasty through the 20th century.  Says Mr. Mason, “Following on the heels of the Asia Week sales, we look forward to presenting a fine selection of Imperial paintings,... [Lire la suite]