11 juillet 2019

A small 'Ding' ewer, Liao-Song dynasty (907-1279)

Lot 98. A small 'Ding' ewer, Liao-Song dynasty (907-1279). Height 6 3/8  in., 16.2 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 15,000 USD.  Lot sold 8,750 USD. ©  Sotheby's the melon-shaped body molded with six vertical lobes above a short straight foot, set with a loop handle molded to simulate a partially bound rope, issuing from a scroll terminal and dividing into three strands each affixed to the rim with a molded floret above the short straight spout.  ... [Lire la suite]
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15 juin 2019

A white-glazed ewer, Tang Dynasty (618-906)

Lot 8. A white-glazed ewer, Tang Dynasty (618-906); 19cm (7 1/2in) high. Sold for £ 2,500 (€ 2,806). © Bonhams The ovoid body rising from a gently tapering foot, a narrow spout set on the shoulder opposite the handle formed from three strands of clay tied together towards the flaring neck, the body covered with a white slip and a dark creamy glaze stopping above the foot. Provenance: Carl Kempe Collection, no.239 (label)Sotheby's London, 14 May 2008, lot 215. Illustrated: B.Gyllensvärd, Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
03 juin 2019

Artcurial will present a selection of nearly 200 lots at its Asian art auction

PARIS.- On 10 June, Artcurial will host an auction dedicated to Asian art. Comprising nearly 200 lots and several private collections, the sale will take us on a voyage throughout the Asian continent including several sections representing Japanese art followed by Chinese art, concluding with South-Eastern Asian art, in particular with pieces from India, Thailand, and Cambodia. Chinese and Japanese art Chinese art will be represented by several outstanding pieces such as a large Doucai porcelain dish, a legacy... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2019

A Qingbai ewer, cover and warmer, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 602. A Qingbai ewer, cover and warmer, Song dynasty (960-1279); 9 1/2in (24.1cm) high overall. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 8,000 (€ 5,300 - 7,100). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2019 The ewer potted with a deep bowl-shaped body and canted shoulder leading to a cylindrical neck, the shoulder incised with a dense pattern of blossoms and leaves, and set with an arched strap handle opposite a slender curved spout, the tubular cover surmounted by a mythical beast, the sides of the deep bowl-shaped warmer incised with... [Lire la suite]
19 février 2019

Leading London Silver dealer Koopman Rare Art announces TEFAF Maastricht 2019 highlights

Detail of an important Charles II silver tazza made in London in 1683; Diameter: 42cm, Height 12cm. Asking price in the region of £225,000. © Koopman Rare Art LONDON.- The highly historic and impressive silver-gilt shield, which bears the Royal Arms of Ernst Augustus, Duke of Cumberland and King of Hanover (1771-1851), will take centre stage on the stand of Koopman Rare Art at TEFAF Maastricht 2019. It is described by Lewis Smith, Director of Koopman Rare Art as “the most spectacular example of... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2019

A well-carved pale greenish-white jade ewer, 18th century

Lot 710. A well-carved pale greenish-white jade ewer, 18th century; 8 5/8 in. (22 cm.) long. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 40,000. Price realised USD 161,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014. The ewer is raised on an oblong foot and is well carved in relief with an allover design oflingzhi that surrounds four panels of fruiting branches, each bearing two fruit, that represent the sanduo. Peaches, as well as a bat, are depicted in the two ruyi-shaped panels on the broad sides; a branch of finger citron is below the spout; and... [Lire la suite]
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10 février 2019

A small straw-glazed white stoneware ewer, Sui-early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century

Lot 703. A small straw-glazed white stoneware ewer, Sui-early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century; 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The ovoid body is carved beneath the tapering spout with a narrow chevron band terminating in a foliate applique. A similar applique is at the base of the curved handle which has a band of beads in the center and is applied at the top with a human head looking over the shaped mouth rim. The... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2019

A rare blue and white ewer, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 2775. A rare blue and white ewer, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 980,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2010 based on a Persian metal form, the pear-shaped body rising from a short straight foot to tall waisted neck and everted rim, painted in brilliant cobalt-blue tones to the front and back face with a large quatrefoil panel, one enclosing a fruiting peach spray, the other a fruiting loquat, each flanked by leafy composite... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2019

A blue and white ewer, Transitional period, 17th century

Lot 306. A blue and white ewer, Transitional period, 17th century; 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm.) high. Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500. Price realised US$1,625. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Decorated with a rectangular panel enclosing a mountain scene and various scholar's objects, with later silvered-metal mount. Christie's. Chinese Export Art Featuring the Hodroff Collection, Part IV, New York, 17 January 2019
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27 décembre 2018

'Immortal Landscapes: Jade from the Collection' at the Crow Collection of Asian Art

Jade Mountain, China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), 19th century. Jade (nephrite), 12.5 x 4 x 8 ins, Crow Collection of Asian Art, 1987.17. © 2018 Crow Museum of Asian Art & Crow Family Foundation. DALLAS, TX.- Mountains lie at the heart of Chinese culture and art. A bridge between the human and transcendental realms, they have provided an enduring source of inspiration for poets, scholars, and artists, and continue to remain an important theme within China’s various artistic traditions. The idea of the scholar-official or... [Lire la suite]