22 mai 2011

Bonhams Hong Kong 2011 Spring Auctions: Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

  A rare and brilliantly enamelled ruby-ground 'yangcai' 'floral' bowl. Yongzheng yuzhi four-character mark and of the period. Photo: Bonhams   HONG KONG.- The Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction features a cornucopia of works of art from the sublime to niche collectibles, reflecting the rich diversity of China's Imperial and artistic output.  The sale includes several private collections of fine quality Chinese antiques, including:  Chinese Jades from the Collection of John and Berthe Ford The... [Lire la suite]
26 novembre 2010

Qianlong blue and white @ Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London

A blue and white vase, Hu. Qianlong Seal Mark And Period. photo Sotheby's of archaistic hu form, well-painted in brilliant cobalt-blue tones with simulated 'heaping and piling', the baluster body encircled by two bands, the upper with continuous lotus scroll, the lower with a composite floral meander, all between slightly raised double-line borders, the shoulder set with animal mask and mock-ring handles, below the waisted flared neck decorated with ruyi-bordered stiff upright plantain leaves and a narrow wave band around... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2010

Bronzes de la période Giao Chỉ (ca 100 BCE - 264 CE), Vietnam @ Cornette de Saint Cyr - Paris

En parallèle à la culture de Đông Sơn, le Vietnam, essentiellement les provinces du Nord, a rapidement absorbé des influences artistiques reflétant avec de légères variantes les archétypes de la puissante dynastie chinoise des Han qui domine dès lors le pays. Cette esthétique nouvelle caractérisera l’art de la période dite Giao Chỉ, également appelée “Han Viêt”. Superbe et Important Modèle de Lampe à Huile. Vietnam, période Giao Chỉ (ca 100 BCE - 264 CE) photo courtesy Cornette de Saint Cyr A coupelle circulaire tripode... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2010

Fibule en bronze à patine brune, Chine époque des Royaumes Combattants.

Fibule en bronze à patine brune, Chine époque des Royaumes Combattants. photo courtesy Kapandji Morhange à décor incrusté de turquoise et or de motifs géométriques. (Manque d'incrustations). Long. 21,5 cm. - Estimation : 600 - 800 € Fibule en bronze à patine brune verte. Chine, époque Royaumes Combattants. photo courtesy Kapandji Morhange de forme aplatie, le crochet en forme de tête de cheval, le corps ciselé d'un qilong. Estimation : 200 - 300 € Couvercle de vase Hu en bronze. Chine époque des Royaumes... [Lire la suite]
16 octobre 2010

A large Cloisonné Enamel and Gilt-Bronze Vase and Cover, Hu. Ming Dynasty, Wanli Period.

A large Cloisonné Enamel and Gilt-Bronze Vase and Cover, Hu. Ming Dynasty, Wanli Period. photo courtesy Sotheby's of archaic bronze form, the pear-shaped body rising from a high splayed foot to a tall waisted neck, brightly decorated around the exterior with three broad leafy scrolling lotus bands reserved on a turquoise ground and divided by narrow floral scroll bands within raised gilt lines, the shoulder set with three recumbent gilt-bronze rams and the neck and foot with a row of gilt-bronze whorl bosses, the stepped domed... [Lire la suite]
16 octobre 2010

A fine teadust-glazed vase, Hu. Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong.

A fine teadust-glazed vase, Hu. Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong. photo courtesy Sotheby's the rounded pear-shaped body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall slightly flaring neck set with a pair of strap handles, covered overall with a rich golden olive-green glaze thinning to a caramel tone at the edges of the handles and rim, the base impressed with a six-character seal mark, wood stand; 18.5 cm., 7 1/4 in. Estimate 2,000,000—3,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,420,000 HKD  PROVENANCE: A Japanese Collection. ... [Lire la suite]
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16 septembre 2010

A 'famille--rose' 'One hundred deer' vase (hu). Qianlong seal mark and period.

A 'famille--rose' 'One hundred deer' vase (hu). Qianlong seal mark and period. photo courtesy Sotheby's of archaistic hu form, the generously rounded sides finely painted with a continuous scene of a herd of deer in a mountainous landscape, the stags, bucks, doe, and fawns painted white, red, brown, and sometimes with spotted fur prancing and grazing, all amidst fruiting peach trees, lingzhi, and twisted pine trees, the wide neck set with a pair of stylized iron-red zoomorphic handles with gilt details; height 17 in.,... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2010

Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art @ Sotheby's

A Superb and Rare White Jade Vase and Cover, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period. Est. $500/700,000. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s September 2010 series of Asia Week auctions in New York will include Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art on 15 September. The sale will feature paintings, ceramics, jades and furniture including a number of Imperial works from distinguished private collections. Overall the sale is estimated to fetch between $11.8/16.2 million. Among the highlights of the sale is a Superb and Rare White... [Lire la suite]
12 mai 2010

Qianlong blue and white porcelains @ Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 11 May 2010. London

A pair of extremely rare blue and white vases. Qianlong seal marks and of the period (1736-95). photo Christie's Ltd 2010 Each of baluster form, the central section finely painted with circular medallions of stylized lotus flowers and scrolling leaves below a band of formal lappets and florets encircling the neck, the foot and rim moulded and shaped in the form of a series of ruyi heads, the shoulders applied with pierced handles in the form of sinuous chilong - 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high, fitted wood box (2). Est. £400,000 -... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2009

A collection of chinese monochromes, Qianlong, Yongzheng, Daoguang & Qing dynasty @ Christie's Hong Kong on december 2009

A fine and extremely rare 'black' teadust glazed vase. Qianlong incised six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795). Image 2009 Christie's Ltd Of archaic bronze form, the ovoid body flanked by a pair of ribbed 'C'-shaped handles surmounted by ruyi heads, between a pair of raised flanges at the shoulder, the flared neck and splayed foot each encircled with four further relief moulded flanges, covered overall in an even lush unctuous glaze of deep, moss-green tone - 13 in. (32.5 cm.) high, stand, three Japanese wood... [Lire la suite]