21 octobre 2010

An extremly rare dated blue and white bulb bowl, China, marked Ming jing xinhai nian zhi

An extremly rare dated blue and white bulb bowl, China, marked Ming jing xinhai nian zhi. photo courtesy Nagel  The heavily potted shallow rounded sides supported on low tripod feet, painted in cobalt with three rams amongst trees and fungus in a continuous landscape. D. 29,2 cm - Estimate € 15 000 / 25 000 Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 5th 2010 www.auction.de
19 octobre 2010

A rare and very fine carved rhinoceros horn Lotos-shaped water dropper, China, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th ct

A rare and very fine carved rhinoceros horn Lotos-shaped water dropper, China, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th ct, photo courtesy Nagel of dark honey colour, naturalistically carved as an inverted lotus leaf, on the outside with delicately executed veins in relief as well as 2 lotus. L. 14,5 cm - Estimate €80 000 / 120 000 Note (German only): Vgl. 'The complete collection of treasures of the Palace Museum, Bamboo, wood, ivory and rhinoceros horn carvings', Hong Kong: The Commercial Press, 2002, pl. 115, ein sehr ähnlich... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2010

A black jade seal-paste box and cover. Ming Dynasty.

A black jade seal-paste box and cover. Ming Dynasty. photo courtesy Sotheby's of circular form, the cover carved in low-relief with a catfish with its body continuing onto the side and underside of the box, the interior carved out to match the spiralling contours of the fish on the exterior, the stone of dark greenish-grey with white inclusions; 8.4 cm., 3 3/8 in. Estimate 200,000—300,000 HKD. Lot Sold 437,500 HKD PROVENANCE: Collection of Lord Cunliffe (No. JM 32).Bluett & Sons, London, 1978.Collection of Prof.... [Lire la suite]
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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 rhinoceros horn seal. Ming Dynasty, 16th-17th century.

A rhinoceros horn seal. Ming Dynasty, 16th-17th century. photo courtesy Sotheby's carved in the form of a recumbent xiezhi crouched on top of an oval-sectioned seal, its head raised and eyes gazing upwards, the body finely incised with stylized whorls depicting muscles, the seal face reading Huihao luozhi ru yunyan ('Paint brush landed on paper like misty cloud'); 4.3 cm., 1 3/4 in. Estimate 400,000—600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,420,000 HKD NOTE: The seal script is taken from a poem by the Tang dynasty poet Du Fu (712-770)... [Lire la suite]
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14 octobre 2010

An extremly rare underglaze-red meiping. Ming Dynasty, Hongwu period

An extremly rare underglaze-red meiping. Ming Dynasty, Hongwu period. photo courtesy Sotheby's the robustly potted broad-shouldered tapering body rising from a recessed base to a narrow short flaring neck with rolled rim, painted around the exterior in copper-red fired to silvery-red tones with a broad band enclosing pine, plantain and bamboo trees, all between classic scroll and lotus-lappet bands at the base and leafy peony scroll and foaming wave bands encircling the neck, a stiff leaf band at the neck, the base... [Lire la suite]
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13 octobre 2010

A fine and extremly rare blue and white 'Foliate scroll' meiping. Ming Dynasty, Chenghua period.

A fine and extremly rare blue and white 'Foliate scroll' meiping. Ming Dynasty, Chenghua period.  photo couortesy Sotheby's the round-shouldered elegantly tapering body rising from a recessed base to a narrow short ribbed neck with everted rolled rim, finely painted in rich heaped and piled cobalt-blue tones around the exterior with a broad undulating foliate scroll band, all between a stiff pendant plantain-leaf band draping the shoulders repeated as upright leaves skirting the foot, the neck with two simple... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2010

The Hoqua gift rhinoceros horn bowl a rhinoceros horn 'lotus' bowl. Ming dynasty, 15th century.

The Hoqua gift rhinoceros horn bowl, a rhinoceros horn 'lotus' bowl. Ming dynasty, 15th century. photo courtesy Sotheby's in the form of a lotus flower, the exterior and interior correspondingly carved with two rows of stylized lotus flower petals, the top row of the petals flaring to the foliate rim, the center realistically carved with a seed pod formed by scattered incised circles each with a dot in the centre, the horn of golden-yellow patina darkening in the well of the interior; 17.3 cm., 6 3/4 in.... [Lire la suite]
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21 septembre 2010

Exhibition of Twelve Outstanding Chinese Works of Art @ Eskenazi Limited

Falangcai Porcelain Pear-shaped vase, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng reign mark and of the period, 1723-1735; Height 30cm. photo courtesy Eskenazi Limited Eskenazi Limited, one of the world’s most respected dealers in Chinese art, is celebrating its golden jubilee with an exhibition of twelve exceptional pieces which have been acquired over the past ten years and set aside especially for this event.  Fiftieth Anniversary Exhibition:  Twelve Chinese Masterworks will be held at 10 Clifford Street, London W1, from Thursday 4 to... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2010

Ming Dynasty 'Longquan' celadon & celadon @ Sotheby'sMing Dynasty 'Longquan' celadon & celadon @ Sotheby's

A large carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed bowl. Ming Dynasty. photo courtesy Sotheby's with steeply rounded sides radially fluted to form petal-shaped panels, the exterior crisply carved with lotus blossoms growing leafy stems beneath a keyfret border at the rim, the interior further carved with a central petal-lobed medallion enclosing a lotus spray within radiating petal-form panels of lotus florets, all under a rich green glaze; diameter 13 in., 33 cm - Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 USD NOTE: A similar bowl but with different... [Lire la suite]