27 mai 2011

Arabic-inscribed circular bronze box and cover & quatrelobed incense burner. Ming dynasty

An Arabic-inscribed circular bronze box and cover. Ming dynasty. Photo Bonhams Of large circular form, the cover cast with a central medallion enclosing an Arabic invocation within a circular border cast with continous foliate wavy scroll, the base cast with apocryphal Zhengde two-character mark. 23.8cm wide. (2). Estimate: HK$300,000 - 500,000, US$ 39,000 - 64,000. Unsold 明 梵字紋圓蓋盒 陽文「正德」篆書款 The inscription on this box is the bismallah, the formula which appears at the start of every sutra or chapter in the Qur'an, and appears... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2011

Tang dynasty parcel-gilt silver, silver and gilt-bronze @ Christie's London

A magnificent rare parcel-gilt silver lobed bowl and cover. Tang dynasty (618-907). Photo Christies 2011 Ltd The bowl divided into five lobes by raised ridges, each lobe superbly engraved and gilt with floral and fruit clusters amidst luscious foliage, the interior with a central medallion enclosing large blooms and fruit surrounded by feathery leaves, the gently everted rim engraved and gilt with a band of overlapping petals, the exterior mirroring the decoration to the interior, the gently domed cover with a central medallion... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2011

A very rare and fine round, carved cinnabar lacquer (tihong) box and cover with peony décor. China, six-character mark Xuande

A very rare and fine round, carved cinnabar lacquer (tihong) box and cover with peony décor. China, six-character mark Xuande and of the period or earlier. photo Nagel Auktionen The surface of the cover is delicately carved in deep, smooth relief of red lacquer. D. 22,2 cm. Estimate 100000 / 150000 € Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. May 6th 2011 www.auction.de
27 février 2011

Famille rose peach box and cover, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period

HONG KONG.- A Famille rose peach box and cover, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period is seen during a Sothebys press preview in Hong Kong, China 25 February 2011. The peach box is expected to fetch in excess of 40 to 60 million Hong Kong dollars or 5.1 to 7.7 million US dollars as a part of total 80 lots estimated at over 710 million Hong Kong dollars or 91 million US dollars of the Meiyintang Collection of fine porcelain sale at Sothebys in Hong Kong, China on 07 April 2011. EPA/YM YIK.
29 janvier 2011

Kangxi Blue and White @ Vanderven & Vanderven Oriental Art

Blue and White ‘Bacchus’ Charger. China, Kangxi period (1662 – 1722). Courtesy Vanderven & Vanderven Oriental Art Diameter: 37,5 cm. Price on request Provenance: private collection, Belgium A rare large charger decorated with a Western mythological scene of Dionysus, or Bacchus, the Greco-Roman god of wine and merriment. Because of these connotations, he was a favoured symbol for the dining room. Further European influence can be seen in the gadrooned rim, which was copied from silver models. Similar chargers are in... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2010

Eskenazi to Bring Chinese Treasures to New York

Parcel-gilt Silver Melon-shaped Box and Cover, Tang period, 618-907. Height: 8.0 cm. NEW YORK, NY.- Rare and luxurious articles made for emperors, courtiers and scholars are the focus of the fifteenth annual New York exhibition staged by London gallery Eskenazi Ltd, one of the world’s leading dealers in Asian art. Early Chinese Metalwork in Gold and Silver and Works of Art of the Ming and Qing Dynasties will take place at the Ukrainian Institute, 2 East 79th Street , New York , from Tuesday 15 to Saturday 26 March 2011. The... [Lire la suite]
30 octobre 2010

A large Canton enamel box and cover, China, Qianlong period

A large Canton enamel box and cover, China, Qianlong period.  photo courtesy Nagel D. 34,2 cm. Slightly chipped, old overpainted losses to enamels - Estimate 5 000 € Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 5th 2010 www.auction.de
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22 octobre 2010

An imperial peachbloom seal-pasteseal-paste box and cover, China, Kangxi mark and period.

An imperial peachbloom seal-pasteseal-paste box and cover, China, Kangxi mark and period. photo courtesy Nagel Of compressed circular form, the domed cover of mottled pinkish colour with some white speckling, the underside of stronger red colour with light green speckling. D. 7,6 cm - Estimate € 5 000 / 8 000 Cf. National Palace Museum Taipeh, 'Special Exhibition of Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong Porcelain', 1986, Cat.no. 11 Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 5th 2010 www.auction.de
19 octobre 2010

A black jade seal-paste box and cover. Ming Dynasty.

A black jade seal-paste box and cover. Ming Dynasty. photo courtesy Sotheby's of circular form, the cover carved in low-relief with a catfish with its body continuing onto the side and underside of the box, the interior carved out to match the spiralling contours of the fish on the exterior, the stone of dark greenish-grey with white inclusions; 8.4 cm., 3 3/8 in. Estimate 200,000—300,000 HKD. Lot Sold 437,500 HKD PROVENANCE: Collection of Lord Cunliffe (No. JM 32).Bluett & Sons, London, 1978.Collection of Prof.... [Lire la suite]
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01 octobre 2010

A fine and rare carved polychrome lacquer 'Immortals' box and cover. Qianlong Mark And Per

A fine and rare carved polychrome lacquer 'Immortals' box and cover. Qianlong Mark And Period.  photo courtesy Sotheby's of hexalobed form, the domed cover with a central hexalobed medallion and with six further medallions repeated on the sides, each intricately carved in various levels of relief to reveal the layers of red, ochre and green lacquer with a scholar and attendants engaged in leisurely pursuits in different garden settings, the box similarly decorated with six panels each featuring scholars in... [Lire la suite]