16 mai 2017

The John Christopherson Collection of Chinese Jades sold at Bonhams, 8 May 2017

John Christopherson (1921 - 1996) is known for his later career as an artist, which only began in 1950, when he met Jacob Epstein and started to visit West End Galleries in London. In 1959 he resigned from the Civil Service and became a full-time painter, known for small townscapes, exhibiting at the Leicester Galleries, the Marjorie Parr Gallery, Agnews and England & Co. His last exhibition was a retrospective held in 1995 at the Woodlands Art Gallery in Blackheath. Christopherson was an avid letter writer, corresponding with a... [Lire la suite]

29 novembre 2016

A superbly carved russet jade figure of a recumbent mythical beast, Ming dynasty or earlier

Lot 38. A superbly carved russet jade figure of a recumbent mythical beast, Ming dynasty or earlier. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. rendered crouching with its head turned slightly to the left, the beast detailed with bulging eyes and powerful claws, the softly polished stone of a yellowish-green colour with patches of dark brown - 8 cm, 3 1/4  in. Notes: The development of sculptures of mythical creatures occurred during the Han dynasty when they began to appear in... [Lire la suite]