24 février 2017

Nicholas Grindley at Asian Week New York, 9-18 march 2017

Pottery Lion-Dog, Chinese, Early Tang period, 7th century. Length: 7 1/2 in (19 cm). © Nicholas Grindley A wood, probably some sort of fruitwood, figure of a longevity god or immortal, probably Shouxing or Shoulao, Ming–Qing dynasty, 17th century. Height (excluding base) 19.6 cm (7 1/2 in). © Nicholas Grindley A jichimu table in the form of an archaic fang ding. China, probably Daoguang (1821-1850). Jichimu wood. 33 3/4 x 63 5/8 x 19 1/2 in (85.7 x 161.6 x 49.5... [Lire la suite]

18 janvier 2017

Pottery Ox, China, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577 AD)

Pottery Ox, China, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577 AD). Length: 33cm. TL-tested, Oxford. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. This handsome pottery ox is abundantly embellished with bossed trappings. This type of animal figure would have been produced in moulds and then individually finished. The coloured pigments were applied cold after the firing Vanderven Oriental Art. Chinese early ceramics from the Han & Tang Periods, Ming & Qing porcelains & works of art including Jades,... [Lire la suite]
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18 janvier 2017

Pottery Model of a Rooster, China, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Pottery Model of a Rooster, China, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). H. 22 cm. W. 20 cm. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Provenance: J.J. van der Ven collection, the Netherlands Vanderven Oriental Art. Chinese early ceramics from the Han & Tang Periods, Ming & Qing porcelains & works of art including Jades, Bronzes, hardstones and wood. Japanese porcelains, 20th century lacquer & bronzes. Nachtegaalslaantje 1, 5211 LE s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
18 janvier 2017

Pottery Model of a Chicken, China, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Pottery Model of a Chicken, China, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). H. 18 cm. W. 20 cm. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Provenance: J.J. van der Ven collection, the Netherlands Vanderven Oriental Art. Chinese early ceramics from the Han & Tang Periods, Ming & Qing porcelains & works of art including Jades, Bronzes, hardstones and wood. Japanese porcelains, 20th century lacquer & bronzes. Nachtegaalslaantje 1, 5211 LE s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
13 juin 2016

A rare blue and russet-glazed pottery figure of a lady, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 692. A rare blue and russet-glazed pottery figure of a lady, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's. the slender figure modelled standing elegantly, dressed in a full-length brown-glazed skirt with a blue-glazed shawl gathering at the front, the face detailed with a gentle smile and rosy cheeks, all beneath a high top-knot; 27 cm., 10 5/8 in. Property from the Collection of Alberto Giuganino (1887-1979) Literature: Mario Prodan, Le Ceramiche T'ang,... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2016

A tortoise-shaped pottery ink stone, Han–Tang dynasty (206 BC-907 AD)

Lot 693. A tortoise-shaped pottery ink stone, Han–Tang dynasty (206 BC-907 AD). Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold 250,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. naturalistically modelled as a tortoise standing foursquare, her head sharply turned to the left, her back hollowed to form the inkwell, the buff-coloured ware finely speckled with a fine gold mist; 24.5 cm, 9 5/8  in. Property from the Collection of Alberto Giuganino (1887-1979) Exhibited: Mostra d'Arte Cinese, Palazzo Ducale, Venice, 1954, cat. no.... [Lire la suite]

08 mai 2016

A rare pottery 'geese' seal paste box and cover, Song Dynasty

Lot 15. Property from the Cunliffe Collection of Chinese Art. A rare pottery 'geese' seal paste box and cover, Song Dynasty. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€3,800 - 6,300). Photo Bonhams. Delicately modelled as pair of recumbent geese with sinuous neck, head turned backward and wings tightly tucked on either side of their elegant body, finely framed by detailed plumes, the base incised with an archaistic inscription. 4cm (1 1/2in) wide Provenance: Rolf, Lord Cunliffe (1899-1963), Honorary Keeper of the Far Eastern... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2015

A large green-glazed pottery rectangular pillow, China, Jin-Yuan Dynasty (1115-1368)

A large green-glazed pottery rectangular pillow, China, Jin-Yuan Dynasty (1115-1368). Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $6,250. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The top divided into two rectangular sections, each incised with an inscription within a foliate border, the top covered in a green glaze that continues over the edge onto the sides;17 1/16 in. (43.4 cm.) long The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York Notes: Each inscription is a poem expressing a wife’s longing for her husband, who is... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2014

A pottery painted vessel, hu, and a pottery 'Cocoon' jar, Neolithic Period and Han Dynasty

A pottery painted vessel, hu, and a pottery 'Cocoon' jar, Neolithic Period and Han Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's the largest vessel surmounted by a short circular neck, flanked with a pair of small circular handles, the upper half decorated in a brown glaze with geometric patterns; the 'cocoon'-shaped jar supported on a high splayed foot, set with a neck rising to an everted rim, the pottery of a smooth texture and burnished to a reddish-beige colour; the largest vessel 40 cm., 15 3/4 in. Estimation 20,000 — 30,000 HKD ... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2013

"MING: Emperors, artists and Merchants in Ancient China" @ De Nieuwe Kerk

Portrait of He Bin. Paper, 16th century © Nanjing Museum/Nomad Exhibitions AMSTERDAM - From 5 October 2013 to 2 February 2014, De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam will present Ming: Emperors, Artists and Merchants in Ancient China. This exhibition tells the story of China’s Ming dynasty (1368–1644). In collaboration with the Nanjing Museum, one of China’s leading museums, De Nieuwe Kerk will host an exclusive collection of original Ming artefacts, complemented by classic delftware from the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague and a series of... [Lire la suite]