23 décembre 2010

Daily Life in "The world of Kubilai Khan" @ Metropolitan Museum, New York

The first section of the exhibition presents objects that relate to daily life in Yuan China. They include examples of men’s and women’s dresses and ornaments; vessels for ritual purposes and everyday use; and articles associated with travel. In every category, there are objects made using in traditional forms and decoration and others that display influences from Northern and Central Asia that arrived with the Mongols. Nearly all objects in this section are recent archaeological finds from China. Scene of a Family Watching a... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2009

A chinese globular bronze vessel wtih ring handles, fu, and a tripod vessel, li ding, Zhou dynasty (1100- 256 bc)

A chinese globular bronze vessel wtih ring handles, fu, and a tripod vessel, li ding, Zhou dynasty (1100- 256 bc) The fu 8/1.2in. (21.5cm.) diameter (2) Estimate $4,000 - $6,000 Christie's. Christie's Interiors. 1 - 2 April 2009. New York, Rockefeller Plaza www.christies.com Image 2009 Christie's Ltd
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16 mars 2009

Blue Glazed Pottery Tripod Jar and Cover (Fu). Tang dynasty, late 7th – early 8th century. Gongxian, Henan Province.

Blue Glazed Pottery Tripod Jar and Cover (Fu). Tang dynasty, late 7th – early 8th century. Gongxian, Henan Province. Height: 9 ½ in, 24 cm. Note: This remarkable jar, still retaining its original cover, represents the highest achievement of the Tang potters of the early eighth century. In their hands one of the oldest and most traditional of Chinese forms, the tripod jar, first seen in Neolithic pottery and then in archaic bronzes, is transformed into the elegant and sophisticated globular vessel resting here on three legs... [Lire la suite]