12 avril 2011

A very rare rhinoceros horn cup with animals in relief, China, Ming dynasty, possibly 16th ct. or earlier.

A very rare rhinoceros horn cup with animals in relief, China, Ming dynasty, possibly 16th ct. or earlier. photo Nagel Auktionen The long sides of the cup of a golden honey-brown tone are carved in relief with two deer gazing ahead at a huge bird swooping down on the deer; two monkeys. L. 13,7 cm. Estimate 15000 / 25000 Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. May 6th 2011 www.auction.de
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27 mars 2011

An extremely rare underglaze-red figure of an acolyte. Ming Dynasty, Hongwu Period.

  An extremely rare underglaze-red figure of an acolyte. Ming Dynasty, Hongwu Period. photo Sotheby's boldly modeled standing on a high lotus base, his shoulders slightly bowed, with hands held together in prayer, wearing a short floral-decorated apron over a plain dhoti, billowing as if windswept, the bare chest with an elaborate lotus and bead pendant flanked by a short scarf draped over the shoulders, the head with well-defined features and hair drawn into a topknot and two coiled plaits at the nape, all beneath... [Lire la suite]
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27 mars 2011

An Imperial Longquan celadon dish. Ming Dynasty, Yongle period.

An Imperial Longquan celadon dish. Ming Dynasty, Yongle period. photo Sotheby's the well-potted body raised on a slightly tapered foot, finely carved to the interior with fruiting lychee branches, the deep rounded sides decorated with a floral scroll comprised of lotus and leaves continuing on the exterior, evenly applied with a lustrous glaze of soft olive-green tone thinning to a paler tone at the rim; diameter 12 3/4 in., 32.4 cm. Estimate 40,000—60,000 USD. Lot Sold 398,500 USD NOTE: Vessels of large form and extremely... [Lire la suite]
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26 mars 2011

Ten best of Chinese Works of Art @ Sotheby's New York

A Fine Pair Of 'Huanghuali' Yokeback Armchairs (Guanmao Yi), 17th Century. photo Sotheby's The various owner sale of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art achieved a total of $25,968,650 (est. $9.2/13.1 million), Sotheby’s highest total in this category since the March 2007 sale which included highlights from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. The sale was led by A Fine Pair of ‘Huanghuali’ Yokeback Armchairs (Guanmao Yi), 17th Century which sold for $2,770,500, several times the $200/300,000 estimate. The highlight of the paintings... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2011

Ten best of Harmony of Form, Serenity of Color: A Private Collection of 'Song' Ceramics @ Sorheby"s

A Rare Imperial Numbered Jun' Narcissus Bowl, Early Ming Dynasty. photo Sotheby"s The second single owner collection of the series, Harmony of Form, Serenity of Color: A Private Collection of ‘Song’ Ceramics, achieved a total of $9,039,375, comfortably exceeding the $4.7/6.8 million estimate. The sale was led by A Rare Imperial Numbered ‘Jun’ Narcissus Bowl, Early Ming Dynasty which sold for $2,210,500, many multiples of the $200/300,000 estimate. A Very Fine Carved ‘Ding’ ‘Peony’ Dish, Northern Song Dynasty fetched $866,500,... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2011

Jorge Welsh Oriental Porcelain & Works of Art @ TEFAF Maastrich 2011

    Blue and White Jar, Ming dynasty ca. 1610-1630. © 2011 Jorge Welsh Oriental Porcelain and Works of Art Jorge Welsh, Oriental Porcelain & Works of Art will participate in the 24th annual TEFAF Maastricht Fair, in Maastricht, TheNetherlands, the most prestigious art and antiques fair in the world. Amongst an important collection of objects from Africa, India, China and Japan on display during the Fair, will be two particularly outstanding examples. The first is a blue and white porcelain jar that was... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2011

Ming celadon @ Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers

Chinese carved longquan celadon vase. Ming dynasty. Courtesy Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers Of slender baluster form, carved with a lotus pattern to body between foliate bands at base and shoulder. H: 12 1/2 in. Estimate $3,000-5,000 Chinese carved celadon glazed vase. Ming dynasty. Courtesy Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers The convex cylindrical vase of dark celadon hue with fluting and cross hatch decoration below the thick glaze. H: 14 in. Estimate $2,000-3,000 Chinese celadon... [Lire la suite]
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27 février 2011

Blue-and-white palace bowl with melons, Ming dynasty, Chenghua mark and period

HONG KONG.- Sothebys Deputy Chairman and International Head of Chinese Ceramics Nicolas Chow holds a Blue-and-white palace bowl with melons, Ming dynasty, Chenghua mark and period during a Sothebys press preview in Hong Kong, China 25 February 2011. The palace bowl is expected to fetch in excess of 80 million Hong Kong dollars or 10.3 million US dollars as a part of total 80 lots estimated at over 710 million Hong Kong dollars or 91 million US dollars of the Meiyintang Collection of fine porcelain sale at Sothebys in Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2011

Chinese Celadon Glazed Dish. Ming Dynasty

Chinese Celadon Glazed Dish. Ming Dynasty. photo courtesy Doyle New York The heavily potted dish of shallow form with a barbed rim, the interior molded with central blossoming flowers within an incised line cartouche and loosely drawn floral sprays, the exterior with ribbed sides. Diameter 11 1/2 inches.Light interior surface scratches and reverse with three small firing holes. Good color. Estimate $8,000-10,000 Doyle New York. Asian Works of Art. Monday, March 21, 2011 www.doylenewyork.com
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24 février 2011

Chinese Celadon Glazed Double-Gourd Vase. Ming Dynasty

Chinese Celadon Glazed Double-Gourd Vase. Ming Dynasty. photo courtesy Doyle New York The upper and lower registers worked with open scrolling lotus in low relief, between leaf tip and lappet borders at the neck and foot, all under a thick olive green finely crackled glaze. Height 16 inches.Estimate $8,000-10,000 Doyle New York. Asian Works of Art. Monday, March 21, 2011 www.doylenewyork.com
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