27 août 2010

Dinosaur Bones: Titans of the Ruyang @ Cincinnati Museum Center

A fossilized nest of 26 dinosaur eggs arranged in pairs and laid by an unknown species of the feathered, beaked oviraptorosaurs is displayed. AP Photo/Al Behrman. CINCINNATI, OH.- Four authentic fossils recently discovered in the Henan Province of China are now on display at Cincinnati Museum Center through early October. A rib and two vertebrae comprise the partial remains of a titanosaur sauropod, a prehistoric giant named after the mythological Titans from Ancient Greece, dating to the early Cretaceous Period approximately... [Lire la suite]
03 janvier 2010

Stoneware j, two overglaze yellow enamel dishes & underglaze cobalt blue and overglaze yellow enamel dish; Hongzhi & Zhengde

Jar. China, Shanxi or Henan Province; Ming period (1368-1644), late 15th century (probably Hongzhi era, 1488 - 1505) Stoneware with trailed slip under glaze and overglaze enamels (Jingdezhen ware). Stoneware with trailed slip under glaze and overglaze enamels (Jingdezhen ware). Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection of Asian Art. 1979.178 The liveliness and sense of movement seen in the decoration of a phoenix and scrolling lotus flowers on this fahua jar that can be dated to the 15th century typifies the decoration... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2009

China Finds Likely Tomb of 3rd Century General Cao Cao

Part of a possible tomb of Cao Cao, a renowned ruler during the Three Kingdoms period in 208 to 280 A.D. AP Photo BEIJING (AP).- Chinese archaeologists have found what could be the tomb of Cao Cao, a skillful general and ruler in the 3rd century who was later depicted in popular folklore as the archetypal cunning politician. Archaeological officials say Cao's 8,000-square feet (740-square meter) tomb complex, with a 130-feet (40-meter) passage leading to an underground chamber, was found in Xigaoxue, a village near the ancient... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2009

An extremely rare circular box and cover with sancai glaze, including cobalt-blue, China, 1st half of Tang dynasty (618-907)

An extremely rare circular box and cover with sancai glaze, including cobalt-blue, China, 1st half of Tang dynasty (618-907),8th C., probably Gongxian kilns, Henan province D. 14,5 cm. Est. 16 000 EUR. Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. 8th May 2009. www.auction.de Note: Vgl. Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, Vol. Three (1), London 2006, nos. 1244-1246, mehrere kleinere Dosen mit sancai Glasuren, no. 1246, zwei Dosen, mit Kobaltblau, alle datiert Tang-Zeit, 7. bzw. 8. Jh.,... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2009

A large tripod basin, China, 1st half of Tang dynasty (618-907), 8th Century, probably Gongxian kilns, Henan province

A large A large tripod basin, China, 1st half of Tang dynasty (618-907), 8th Century, probably Gongxian kilns, Henan province The beige white clay body is covered with a thin, pale straw-coloured glaze, leaving outside the lowest part and base of the basin free. D. 28,8 cm. Est. 18 000 EUR Note: Provenienz: Aus einer bedeutenden Privatsammlung chinesischer Kunst, erworben Christie's N.Y., 2.6.1989, Lot 132 aus der A.B.Sim Collection - Die TL-Analyse Oxford 466f59 vom 30.9.1987 bestätigt die Datierung -... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2009

Sancai and Blue Glazed Candlestick. Tang Dynasty, first half of the 8th century. Gongxian, Henan Province. Glazed Earthenware

Sancai and Blue Glazed Candlestick. Tang Dynasty, first half of the 8th century. Gongxian, Henan Province. Glazed Earthenware Height: 12 ¼ in, 32 cm Note: This example is particularly noteworthy for its large size and for the careful and exact application of the lead based sancai glazes which are notoriously viscous. The artisan has enhanced the strong architectural form, based on a metal prototype, by decorating the various elements in different and contrasting sancai and blue glazes. Egyptians, Greeks, Etruscans and... [Lire la suite]
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]