21 février 2011

Informing the Eye of the Collector: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art from J.T. Tai & Co

A Fine And Rare Blue And White Bowl With A Composite Design Of Flower And Fruit Sprays, Yongle period, Ming dynasty (est. $800,000/1.2m). Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Following the highly successful sale of thirteen Masterpieces of Qing Imperial Porcelain from J. T. Tai & Co. in Hong Kong in October 2011, Sotheby’s will present Informing the Eye of the Collector: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art from J. T. Tai & Co. on March 22nd, 2011 in New York. J.T. Tai bought many extraordinary pieces of Qing Imperial porcelain, but... [Lire la suite]
11 février 2011

Sotheby's to Offer a Selection of Magnificent Imperial Porcelain from 'The Meiyintang Collection'

A supreme highlight is a Falangcai (‘foreign colour’) vase with golden pheasants, Qing Dynasty, AD 1736-95, expected to sell in excess of HK$180 million/ US$23 million / £14 million. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’'s announced that it will offer in Hong Kong on the 7th April 2011 selections from one of the grandest collections of Chinese Art formed in the last century, The Meiyintang Collection. Assembled over a period of more than 50 years, The Meiyintang Collection is world-renowned for having brought together... [Lire la suite]
29 janvier 2011

An unusual Longquan celadon tripod vessel, jue. Ming dynasty

An unusual Longquan celadon tripod vessel, jue. Ming dynasty. Courtesy Gibson Antiques after an archaic bronze original - Price on request. For a closely related example see Roger Keverene, Summer Exhibition Catalogue, Summer 2003, pl.51. p.45. Gibson Antiques. 7 GEORGIAN HOUSE, 10 BURY STREET, ST JAME'S, LONDON, SW1Y 2AA. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: TEL: 0044 (0) 7831 645468
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22 janvier 2011

A Chinese Longquan celadon glazed shallow bowl. Early Ming dynasty, 15th Century.

A Chinese Longquan celadon glazed shallow bowl. Early Ming dynasty, 15th Century.  Courtesy Marchantwith flat everted rim, carved in the well with three phoenix birds in flight amongst insects, encircled by a continuous scrolling branch of flowering lotus, the exterior with a band of lappets above the foot, covered over all in a rich celadon glaze, the base with a burnt red unglazed ring.; 6 3/8 inches, 16.3cm diameter. Price on request • Formerly in a private Japanese collection. MARCHANT;... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2011

Blue & White Double Phoenix Saucer. Ming Dynasty, Wanli Period (1573-1619).

Blue & White Double Phoenix Saucer. Ming Dynasty, Wanli Period (1573-1619). Courtesy Vermeer & Griggs A blue and white saucer decorated on the interior with two mythological phoenix birds in flight, each with outspread wings and streaming tail amongst stylized clouds framed by a linked ruyi cloud border. The exterior painted with pendent prunus branches with a song bird perched upon them in opposing position encircled by double line borders. On the base is painted the six character kaishu mark... [Lire la suite]
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27 décembre 2010

Yuan Metalware & Lacquer in "The world of Kubilai Khan" @ Metropolitan Museum, New York

Dish in the Shape of Four Ruyi with Floral Design, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), China. Gold with repoussé and chased decoration; Diam. 6 5/16 in. (16 cm). Lent by Nanjing Museum This gold dish is exemplary of gold work from South China. Its form and decoration are entirely Chinese and have no relation to the gold objects on view elsewhere in the exhibition, which bear the influence of the Mongolian steppe. The Yuan dynasty was one of the most innovative periods in the decorative arts of China. The native arts of pottery and... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2010

A large Ming Fahua baluster jar and cover, Guan. Ming Dynasty, First half 16th century.

A large Ming Fahua baluster jar and cover, Guan. Ming Dynasty, First half 16th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Strongly potted, the sides decorated depicting a procession of the Eight Daoist Immortals walking towards Shoulao seated and flanked by his deer and a crane, the Eight Immortals carrying various attributes among pine trees in a landscape setting, above a large petal lappet band enclosing inverted lotus buds, all below a ruyi collar enclosing lotus blooms, with a further narrow petal lappet band on the... [Lire la suite]
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26 décembre 2010

"Seasons" Exhibitions Celebrate the Importance of Seasons in Chinese and Japanese Art

Mount Emei under Heavy Snow. Formerly attributed to Guo Xi (ca. 1001-ca. 1090) China, Ming-Qing period, mid 17th century. Hanging scroll mounted on panel; ink and color on silk F1915.20 WASHINGTON, DC.- "Seasons," a series of five exhibitions at the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art through March 4, 2012, explores the vast history of seasonal imagery and associations in Chinese and Japanese art. Highlighting the museum's outstanding permanent collection, the exhibitions invite reflection on the importance of the... [Lire la suite]
21 novembre 2010

A grey-white jade openwork plaque. Ming Dynasty

A grey-white jade openwork plaque. Ming Dynasty © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd Intricately carved with a writhing dragon flanked by a bat and a bird in flight amidst a dense foliate scroll with lotus blossoms, the stone of grey-white tone, wood stand. 14.3cm (5⅝in) wide (2). Sold for £6,600Provenance: an English private collectionCompare related jade openwork belt plaques carved with dragon design, attributed to the Ming Dynasty, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Jadeware (II), Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]
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12 novembre 2010

A blue and white kosometsuke dish. Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1605-1627).

A blue and white kosometsuke dish. Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1605-1627). Photo: Sotheby's painted to the interior with a crouching white hare on a fukizumi 'blown blue' ground, below a rectangular panel enclosing the characters Yu tu (jade hare), encircled by florets and a single line at the rim; 28.8cm., 11 3/8 in. Estimate 2,500—3,500 GBP. Lot Sold  5,250 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 10 Nov 10, London www.sothebys.com NDB: Cf. A pair of blue and white kosometsuke dishes. Tianqi... [Lire la suite]