13 octobre 2010

A fine and extremly rare blue and white 'Foliate scroll' meiping. Ming Dynasty, Chenghua period.

A fine and extremly rare blue and white 'Foliate scroll' meiping. Ming Dynasty, Chenghua period.  photo couortesy Sotheby's the round-shouldered elegantly tapering body rising from a recessed base to a narrow short ribbed neck with everted rolled rim, finely painted in rich heaped and piled cobalt-blue tones around the exterior with a broad undulating foliate scroll band, all between a stiff pendant plantain-leaf band draping the shoulders repeated as upright leaves skirting the foot, the neck with two simple... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2010

New Book Catalogs Unique Collection of Rare Antique Chinese Porcelain

The Alan Chuang Collection of Imperial Chinese Porcelain. HONG KONG.- Mr. Alan Chuang Shaw Swee announced the publication of a new book cataloguing his unique collection of rare antique Chinese porcelain, The Alan Chuang Collection of Imperial Chinese Porcelain. The collection of Imperial Chinese Porcelain assembled by Mr Alan Chuang Shaw Swee, Chairman of the Chuang’s Consortium International Limited, is one of the most important collections to have been acquired over the past 30 years. Alan Chuang has had a passion for... [Lire la suite]
13 décembre 2009

Ming blue and white porcelains, Chenghua, Yongle & Xuande sold @ Christie's Hong Kong

An extremely rare Ming blue and white 'birds' stembowl. Chenghua period (1465-1487) Image 2009 Christie's Ltd Finely painted on the exterior with four pairs of birds perched and flying among hibiscus, peach, peony and loquat sprays, above four fruiting sprays on the splayed stem foot, the interior well with a crane standing in front of a large lotus leaf, observing a smaller bird perched on the stem of a lotus pod, all within double circles, repeated under the mouth rim - 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) diam., box. Price Realized... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2009

An extremely rare documentary parcel-gilt lacquered-wood figure of Avalokitesvara. Dated 10th year of Chenghua, AD1475

An extremely rare documentary parcel-gilt lacquered-wood figure of Avalokitesvara. Dated 10th year of Chenghua, corresponding to AD1475 and of the period The figure seated in vajrasana on a pierced rockwork pedestal with graduating crevices, the hands held in dhyana mudra, the finely incised hair falling in braids onto the shoulders and around the ears and swept into a topknot held by a ruyi diadem encircled by the elaborate tri-lobed crown carved with a seated Amitabha amidst cloud scrolls, the face with eyes... [Lire la suite]