18 juin 2015

Zhang Daqian paintings lead fine Chinese works of art and paintings auction at Bonhams, 23 jun 2015

San Francisco - Two important paintings and a couplet by renowned artist Zhang Daqian (1899-1983) will headline the June 23 auction of Fine Chinese Works of Art and Paintings to be held at Bonhams in San Francisco. The Splashed-Ink Autumn Landscape, dated 1965, and titled "Qiu Shan Xiao Si" ("Buddhist Temple in Autumn Mountain") (est. $180,000-250,000) and a monumental landscape Mountain Retreat Among Clouds and Streams, dated 1972 (est. $150,000-250,000) were purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Hal Louchheim in the mid-1970s from the Erickson... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2015

The lifetime jade collection of John A. Campbell, M.D. of Akron, Ohio breaks estimations at Aspire Auctions

Carved White Jade Screen in Boxwood Stand, ca. 1750. Estimate $800/1,200. Sold for $47,178.75. Photo courtesy Aspire Auctions. Double sided carved jade screen. one side show a carved mountain landscape with two large trees sheltering a house and it's owner, the left and upper corner have a plum tree. The reverse side shows a river in the center with a solitary bridge with a traveler, the lower center has a sampan with figure; on the right is a boy riding a water buffalo. Ornate carved wood base with... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2013

A jade-mounted wood ruyi scepter with polychrome inlay, 19th century

A jade-mounted wood ruyi scepter with polychrome inlay, 19th century. Photo Bonhams The large scepter head mounted with a thick greenish-white nephrite plaque depicting a boy on a caparisoned elephant surrounded by a dragons and a bat in low relief, the curving dark wood handle inscribed ji xiang ru yi in cut bone set amid the Eight Buddhist Emblems inlaid in tinted bone and colored stones above the pale gray-green nephrite terminal of cloud-collar shape carved in relief with a fu-lion (old repairs, cracks, surface weathering). 18... [Lire la suite]
16 décembre 2013

A finely carved white jade ruyi scepter, Qianlong

A finely carved white jade ruyi scepter, Qianlong. Photo Bonhams. The gently convex head carved within a raised border with lingzhi and wannianqing (Rohdea japonica) on the top of an elegantly curved handle inscribed with raised jixiang ruyi characters, terminated with a bat above two small apertures suspending a brownish-yellow string braided with an endless knot; the well-polished white stone cast with cloud-like inclusions. 9 3/8in (23.9cm) long. Estimate US$ 20,000 - 30,000 (€15,000 - 22,000) Property from the Collection of... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2013

Vanderven Oriental Art bring rare and unusual works from private collections to Asian Art in London

Five Claw Dragon Bowl, China, Kangxi Period (1662-1722) Height: 6,5 cm, Diameter: 13,2 cm. From a private Dutch collection LONDON.- Vanderven Oriental Art, one of the world’s leading international dealers in the field of Chinese export porcelain and early terracotta, will bring a selection of rare works, all from private European collections, to this year’s Asian Art Week. The exhibition, held at Shapero Rare Books, runs from 4 – 7 November 2013 and offers collectors the opportunity to purchase some of the freshest and highest... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2013

A Famille Rose Enameled Porcelain Ruyi Scepter. 19th Century

A Famille Rose Enameled Porcelain Ruyi Scepter. 19th Century. Length excluding tassel: 17 inches (43 cm). Photo courtesy Jadestone Jadestone. 1314 NW Irving Street, Suite #304, Portland, OR 97209. T (503) 243 2014 - info@jadestonegallery.com - www.jadestonegallery.com
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20 mai 2013

A carved amber Ruyi scepter, China, Qing Dynasty, 19th century

A carved amber Ruyi scepter, China, Qing Dynasty, 19th century. Photo Cambi Casa d'Aste cm 42x12x10 - Estimation : 4 000 / 5 000 € Cambi Casa d'Aste. Jeudi 23 mai 2013. Castello Mackenzie - Mura di San Bartolomeo 16. Contact: Emilie Volka 0039 (0) 108395029 -emilie@cambiaste.com
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15 mai 2013

A pale céladon jade ruyi scepter, China

A pale céladon jade ruyi scepter, China. Photo Florence Number Nine This magnificant white jade scepter is finely carved as a stem of lingzhi, the fungus of immortality in daoist doctrine. 36 cm. Estimate: €15,000 - €20,000 A very similar scepter is illustrated in the Guwan Tu (“Pictures of Ancient Playthings”) In the Victorian & Albert museum of London (S. Mccausland, in China. The Three Emperors. 1662-1795, exhibition catalogue edited by E.S. Rawski and J.Raawson, London 2005, nn. 168-169), A... [Lire la suite]
04 mai 2013

A very fine carved white jade ruyi scepter, China, 18th century

A very fine carved white jade ruyi scepter, China, 18th century. Photo Nagel Auktionen The ruyi head is well carved in relief with a bat above two ribbon-tailed cash with bats, with further lingzhi branches carved in high relief atop the arched shaft and an orchid above rocks in very light greenish-white jade - Few tiny chips, the shaft with old glued break. L. 40,6 cm. Estimate 30 000 - 50 000 € Property from an old European private collection, bought in the 1920 to 1930 with Kleykamp in The Hague  ... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2013

A Chinese boxwood ruyi scepter

A Chinese boxwood ruyi scepter © Maynards.  11 1/2 in. (29 cm) - Slight natural crack - Estimate $ 500-600. Unsold Maynards. March 12 – 13. International & Asian Art Auction - http://auctions.maynardsfineart.com