25 octobre 2009

An unique excellent blue and white porcelaine rouleau vase painted with two erotic scenes, China, Transitional period, c 1630-50

An unique excellent blue and white porcelaine rouleau vase painted with two erotic scenes, China, Transitional period, c. 1630-50 the vase is very delicately painted with continuous garden scenery and two couples making love among trees - H. 40 cm - Est. 200 000,00 € Provenienz: Sotheby's London 6.11.1973, Lot 9, erworben von Marchant, London, danach Robert Chang, Honkong, wo der der deutsche Sammler Peter Selinka die Vase am 7.6. 1979 erwarb, versteigert bei Nagel 11. November 2003, Lot 655, an den jetzigen privaten ... [Lire la suite]
18 octobre 2009

Four celadon pieces, Ming dynasty @ Nagel Auctions

A large, deep and heavy celadon dish, China, early Ming dynasty the centre of the dish is decorated with incised large single lotus flower and leaves, the fluted well is decorated with an incised peony scroll, the outside is plain. D. 46,8 cm - Est. 12 000,00 € Ref. Vgl. Regina Krahl, Chinese ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, vol. 1, London 1986, p. 317, no. 311, Teller mit gleichem Dekorprinzip und undekorierter Außenseite, datiert in das 15. Jh. - Gut erhalten A celadon censer with wood stand and cover... [Lire la suite]
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11 octobre 2009

'China Design Now' @ the Portland Art Museum

Ji Ji, Hi Panda, 2006 © Pole Design PORTLAND, OR.- This October, the Portland Art Museum will present China Design Now, a multi-sensory experience reflecting the new Chinese urban environment and encapsulating the scale, speed, and energy of change in China today. Visitors will embark on a journey of discovery through China, focusing on the graphic design, fashion, interior design, and architecture emerging from three vibrant and rapidly evolving cities. Organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, China Design Now... [Lire la suite]
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08 septembre 2009

Painted enamel gu vase. China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period 1736 - 1795

Painted enamel gu vase. China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period 1736 - 1795 A polychrome enamel Gu shaped vase of square section. The base is flat and forms a flared stem that leads up towards a bulbous middle section. A sloping ridge divides this area with the stem and the flaring neck of the vase, which follows. Protruding flanges ornament the edges of the vase along all three sections. The middle section of the vase is painted with four shaped cartouches, each depicting a European-style village with buildings and a bridge in a... [Lire la suite]
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30 août 2009

'Shape & Spirit: Selections from the Lutz Bamboo Collection' @ the Denver Art Museum

DENVER, CO.- Beauty and function meet in the newly installed Walter + Mona Lutz Gallery in the fifth level Asian art space in the Denver Art Museum’s North Building. The inaugural exhibition, Shape & Spirit: Selections from the Lutz Bamboo Collection, opening September 26, 2009, showcases the wonder of bamboo through more than 200 objects that capture the spirit and cultural character of their makers. Woven baskets, carved figures and everyday tools are displayed in the new space designated for bamboo pieces from East Asia.... [Lire la suite]
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19 août 2009

Large birthday greetinsg caligraphy sign. China, 1866

Large birthday greetinsg caligraphy sign. China, 1866 A large, genuine, antique sign presented to an elderly scholar for his 70th birthday by a senior eunuch of Emperor Tongzi of Ching Dynasty. Signed and dated.. height: 105.41 cm (41.5") width/length: 220.98 cm (7 ft. 3 in.). Price $3,100 Mandarin Collection, 18 Riverside Ave. Westport, CT 06880, US. Phone: 203 454 4030 - E-Mail: cc@mandarincollection.com
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11 août 2009

A large bronze figure of a bearded immortal, 16th/17th century.

A large bronze figure of a bearded immortal, 16th/17th century. Christie's Images Ltd. 2009 standing with his hands held to his chest holding a tablet, wearing long robes decorated to the sleeves with scrolling leaves, incised inscription to the back which may be translated: 'Made by Guo Han Miaojin' -- 14¾in. (37.6cm.) high. Est. £3,000 - £5,000 Christie's. Chinese Works of Art. 10 September 2009. London, South Kensington www.christies.com
09 août 2009

Bronze octafoil mirror. China, Tang Dynasty (618 – 907 AD).

Bronze octafoil mirror. China, Tang Dynasty (618 – 907 AD). An octafoil mirror decorated with a pair of Mandarin ducks and a pair of swans surrounding a central knob in the form of a crouching animal, the outer rim raised and border decorated with floral sprays.The silvery colour is due to a high tin content in the bronze.For a comparable mirror, see fig. 68, page 75 in Chou Ju-Hsi, Circles of Reflection: The Carter Collection of Chinese Bronze Mirrors, The Cleveland Museum of Art, 2000. See also fig. 59, A. Soper,... [Lire la suite]
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29 juillet 2009

Masterpieces d'Art Chinois du Minneapolis Institute of Arts

La collection d’art asiatique de l’Institut représente 17 cultures asiatiques couvrant presque 5 000 ans d’histoire. Le Département des arts asiatiques a grandement bénéficié de généreux dons de collectionneurs avertis. Augustus L. Searle, Alfred F. Pillsbury, Richard P. Gale, Louis W. Hill, Jr., et Ruth et Bruce Dayton ont fait don de collections spécialisées de renommée internationale, dont des bronzes chinois anciens, des jades anciens postérieurs à la dynastie Sung, des céramiques monochromes chinoises, des peintures Ukiyo-e,... [Lire la suite]
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26 juillet 2009

Milestone Survey on Mandala Form @ Rubin Museum of Art

Mandala of Shakyamuni Buddha with Arhats, Tibet; 18th century. Ground Mineral Pigments on Cotton Rubin Museum of Art. C2006.66.270 (HAR 420) Object dims: 14 1/2 x 14 3/4 in. NEW YORK, NY.- This fall the Rubin Museum of Art (RMA) explores the history and meaning of the mandala, Himalayan Buddhism’s artistic representation of man and the universe. Mandala: The Perfect Circle, organized by RMA Chief Curator Martin Brauen, begins with the mysterious early forms of this perfect circle more than a millennium ago and extends to the... [Lire la suite]