17 mars 2009

"Art of the Korean Renaissance, 1400-1600" @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Yi Am (1507-1566), Mother Dog and Puppies, first half of the 16th century. Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper, 163 x 55 cm. The National Museum of Korea, Seoul. Cat. 11 NEW YORK, NY.- The early Joseon period, a time of extraordinary artistic achievements in Korea, will be explored in a loan exhibition opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in March 2009. Showcasing approximately 47 spectacular works—painting, ceramics, metalwork, and lacquer—Art of the Korean Renaissance, 1400-1600 will illustrate the lively and nuanced... [Lire la suite]
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13 mars 2009

A White Porcelain Box and Cover and a Small White Porcelain Bottle, Joseon dynasty (19th and 18th century)

A White Porcelain Box and Cover and a Small White Porcelain Bottle, Joseon dynasty (19th and 18th century) The box and cover of circular shape with short ring foot and domed lid recessed in the circular center and applied overall save the rims with a blue-tinged clear glaze; the small bottle of compressed disc form rising from a short circular foot to a rolled lip, applied with a powdery clear glaze with bluish cast. Box 2 5/8in. (6.8cm.) high, 3 7/8in. (9.7cm.) diameter; bottle 2 5/16in. (5.8cm.) high, 3 9/16in. (9.1cm.)... [Lire la suite]
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13 mars 2009

An Inlaid Celadon Stoneware Bowl. Goryeo dynasty (13th century)

An Inlaid Celadon Stoneware Bowl. Goryeo dynasty (13th century) Deep and circular, inlaid on the interior in white slip with three pomegranate sprays alternating with three chrysanthemum sprays centering a further inlaid medallion of a chrysanthemum flower within a double-ring and cloud collar, all below a narrow band of inlaid lines and grasses below the rim; the exterior inlaid in white slip with a repeated band of grasses above a wide frieze of black-and white-slip chrysanthemum roundels surrounded by curling foliage... [Lire la suite]
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13 mars 2009

An Inlaid Celadon Stoneware Bowl Goryeo dynasty (13th century)

An Inlaid Celadon Stoneware Bowl. Goryeo dynasty (13th century) Inlaid in white slip on the interior with a wide frieze of clouds interspersed with four flying cranes of white slip with iron-slip legs, beaks and eyes, the sunken circular well inlaid in white slip with a single chrysanthemum within a cloud collar, all below a narrow band of lines and grasses; the exterior inlaid with another elaborate frieze executed in white and iron slip inlay of successive bands of leaves, chrysanthemum roundels and scrolling foliage,... [Lire la suite]
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13 mars 2009

A Mother-of-Pearl Inlaid Lacquered Wood Table. Joseon dynasty (19th century)

A Mother-of-Pearl Inlaid Lacquered Wood Table. Joseon dynasty (19th century) Composed as a lotus leaf balanced on the back of a turtle, the table surface carved as a slightly curled lotus leaf inlaid in mother of pearl with carp swimming amongst the stalks of blossoming lotus in a pond, the shell of the turtle incised with hexagons. 9in. (22.8cm.) high; 12½in. (31.8cm.) diameter. Estimate $30,000 - $40,000 Christie's. Japanese And Korean Art. 17 March 2009. New York, Rockefeller Plaza www.christies.com Image Christie's Ltd... [Lire la suite]
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13 mars 2009

A White Porcelain Artist's Palette. Joseon dynasty (19th century)

A White Porcelain Artist's Palette. Joseon dynasty (19th century) Of square shape with flat base and moulded with five shallow rectangular sections for mixing inks, applied overall with a transparent glaze with pronounced blue cast, pooling in the recesses; base unglazed. 5 5/16 x 5 5/16 x ½in. (13.4 x 13.4 x 1.2cm.).  Estimate $40,000 - $50,000 Notes: Previously sold in these Rooms, 22 September 2005, lot 466For another palette, see Rhee Byung-chang, Richo toji/Yi Ceramics in Kankoku bijutsu shusen/Masterpieces of... [Lire la suite]
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13 mars 2009

A White Porcelain Brush Rest. Joseon dynasty (19th century)

A White Porcelain Brush Rest. Joseon dynasty (19th century) Modelled in the form of the Diamond Mountains, known in Korea as the Geumgang mountains, applied with a lustrous clear glaze of pronounced blue color with small flecks of intense blue; flat base unglazed. 4 7/8 x 3½ x 1 5/8in. (12.5 x 8.8 x 4.2cm.) . Estimate $80,000 - $100,000 PUBLISHED:Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Richo no bunbogu/The Scholar's Implements of the Yi Dynasty, Korea, exh. cat. (Osaka: Museum of Oriental Ceramics, 1994), pl. 86._____, Richo hakuji... [Lire la suite]
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13 mars 2009

A Bevelled and Moulded Blue and White Porcelain Bottle, Joseon dynasty (19th century)

A Bevelled and Moulded Blue and White Porcelain Bottle, Joseon dynasty (19th century) Hexagonal, of baluster form set on a six-sided plinth supported by six cabriole legs outlined by a line of underglaze cobalt blue, the facetted body moulded in high relief at the joins of the panels with simulated twisted rope tied to an hexagonal rib at the base of the hexagonal, tapered neck; the vessel also decorated with a glossy transparent glaze of blue cast with random small flecks of dark blue. 5 11/16in. (14.4cm.) high. Estimate... [Lire la suite]
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13 mars 2009

A Quadrangular White Porcelain Jar with Inscribed Mark. Joseon dynasty (19th century), Inscribed mark Ri-dong-gung

A Quadrangular White Porcelain Jar with Inscribed Mark. Joseon dynasty (19th century), Inscribed mark Ri-dong-gung With angled walls rising from an inset, square base to sharply rounded corners slanted inward to the base of the square, upright neck, the body decorated with a lustrous clear glaze of blue cast save for the foot rim and mouth, inscribed in Chinese characters in underglaze blue on base. 4 1/16in. (10.2cm.) high. Estimate $300,000 - $350,000 Christie's. Japanese And Korean Art. 17 March 2009. New York,... [Lire la suite]
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