07 juillet 2023

The John R. Van Derlip Fund and the Thomas Barlow Walker Foundation Jade Collection at MIA

Jade Mountain Illustrating the Gathering of Scholars at the Lanting Pavilion, 1790. Light green jade, 57.2 × 97.5 cm. Minneapolis Institute of Art, The John R. Van Derlip Fund and Gift of the Thomas Barlow Walker Foundation, 92.103.13. The Qing dynasty emperor Qianlong (r. 1736–95) commissioned this jade boulder, apparently the largest piece of historic carved jade outside of China. It depicts a literary gathering of scholar-officials at Lanting, the Orchid Pavilion described in “Lanting jixu” (Preface to the Poems Composed... [Lire la suite]

06 décembre 2019

An Apulian red-figured rhyton, circa 350-320 B.C.

Lot 447. An Apulian red-figured rhyton, circa 350-320 B.C.; 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000. Price realised GBP 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Provenance: with Ingrid McAlpine (1939-2018), London and Epsom, 1993. Note: This finely sculpted rhyton depicts a Laconian hound. For a related example, see no. 282, pl. 30, 1-2 in H. Hoffmann, Tarentine Rhyta. Christie's. Antiquities, London, 4 December 2019
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03 août 2019

A rare yellow jade rhyton, Late Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 3753. A rare yellow jade rhyton, Late Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 13.5 cm., 5 1/4  in. Estimate 200,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot sold 525,000 HKD. © Sotheby's the translucent greenish-yellow stone worked in the form of a flattered tapered vessel with an undulating rim, the exterior carved in low relief with a chilong clambering sinuously through a dense network of stylised cloud swirls, one side carved with a handle in the form of a further sinuous chilong, the... [Lire la suite]
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28 février 2019

A large yellow jade rhyton, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th Century

  Lot 641. A large yellow jade rhyton, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th Century; 6 1/4 in., 15.6 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 168,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's of characteristic tapering trumpet form and oval section, folding over and terminating in an undulating scroll, finely carved with three large qilong scattered against a wide band of keyfret just below the rim, the base flattened, the deep greenish-yellow stone with darker russet inclusions, with one... [Lire la suite]
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17 février 2019

A white and russet jade rhyton, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 1081. A white and russet jade rhyton, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 235,500. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2017 The cup is well-hollowed and carved on the exterior as an upturned makara or dragon with wide open jaws, a finely incised scaly body, sharp claws and scrolling wings, all on a ground of scale pattern below a narrow rope border and a wide band of archaistic bird scrolls, with a narrow band of key fret at the... [Lire la suite]
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08 janvier 2019

A Chinese sancai-glazed pottery rhyton, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 466. A Chinese sancai-glazed pottery rhyton, Tang dynasty (618-907); length 5 in.; 12.7 cm. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Lot sold $5,625. Courtesy Sotheby's. of horn shape, the coupe tapering to a goose-form terminal, the fowl reaching its neck forward and clasping its tail in its beak to form a loop handle, the exterior surface modeled with anatomical features and a stippled texture, splashed with amber, green, and brown glazes. Provenance: Property from the Collection of Mrs. Mary Cohen, Sotheby's... [Lire la suite]

22 août 2017

Sotheby's announces highlights of the Important Chinese Art, Fine Classical Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy sales

Lot 84. An exceptional and extremely rare “Ding” carved “peony” vase, Northern Song dynasty (960-1126). Estimate $500,000–700,000. Courtesy Sotheby’s. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s announced the full offerings of their Asia Week sales of Chinese works of art, Chinese paintings and calligraphy. With exhibitions opening to the public on 8 September, visitors to New York headquarters will be able to experience all facets of Asian Art – pottery, bronzes, jades, ceramics, sculptures, paintings and calligraphy. Asia Week... [Lire la suite]
22 octobre 2016

A rare sancai-glazed pottery rhyton, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 102. A rare sancai-glazed pottery rhyton, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 10,000 BBP. Photo: Sotheby's the sides forming an elephant head with the handle as the trunk and scrolling foliage forming the ears, covered with an even green, amber and cream glazes; 9 cm, 3 3/4  in. Provenance: Acquired from Kochukyo & Co., Tokyo, 1956 (according to inscription on the box). Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londron, 09 nov. 2016, 11:30 AM
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25 mai 2016

An Achaemenid terracotta rhyton in the form of an ibex, circa 4th century B.C.

Lot 16. An Achaemenid terracotta rhyton in the form of an ibex, circa 4th century B.C. Estimation : 6 000 € / 8 000 €. Photo Artcurial Rhyton en terre engobée beige, en forme de corne ornée de pétales cannelés se prolongeant par un protome de bouquetin aux cornes incurvées et aux pattes antérieures repliées autour d'un orifice verseur. Fractures. Haut. : 31 cm Provenance : Collection X. (1ère vente), Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 22 mai 1980 : n°462 Collection Szerer, Paris   ... [Lire la suite]
13 mars 2016

A large well-carved white and brownish-white jade rhyton, Ming-Qing dynasty, 16th-19th century

Lot 961, A large well-carved white and brownish-white jade rhyton, Ming-Qing dynasty, 16th-19th century. Estimate $80,000 – $120,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The deep sides are well carved with bands of archaistic decoration and the vessel is shown as if issuing from the jaws of a dragon-carp, its twisted, bifurcated tail forming a handle to one side through which slithers one of the five chilongseen crawling around the sides, with the three largest having reached the rim. A nine-character... [Lire la suite]