15 juillet 2010

A Chinese porcelain blue and white medallion bowl. Ming dynasty, Wanli period

A Chinese porcelain blue and white medallion bowl. Ming dynasty, Wanli period. photo Sotheby's 28.5cm., 11 1/8 in. Est. 1,000—1,500 GBP. Lot Sold 2,000 GBP Sotheby's. An Exceptional Eye: A Private British Collection. 14 Jul 10. London www.sotheby's.com
23 juin 2010

Longquan celadon chargers & jar & a Zhejiang celadon tripod censer, 17th Century

A Longquan celadon charger. Ming Dynasty. photo Bonhams The fabric incised with a diffuse leaf scroll band to the rim flange, a diffused peony scroll band along the curving cavetto and a cash-patterned diaper pattern filling a barbed medallion across the floor of the well, the reverse undecorated and the recessed base marked with a russet-burnt firing ring to the olive colored glaze. 18in (46cm) diameter - Sold for $17,080 A Longquan celadon jar. Ming Dynasty. photo Bonhams Of compressed globular form, its thick... [Lire la suite]
14 juin 2010

"Masterpieces of Chinese Painting" @ the Freer Gallery of Art.

Guanyin of the Water Moon, China, Northern Song dynasty, 968 (detail). Hanging scroll mounted on panel; ink and color on silk. Purchase F1930.36. Photo: Freer Gallery of Art. WASHINGTON, DC.- Twenty-seven iconic works of Chinese painting from the Freer's permanent collection will be on view June 12 – Nov. 28. "Masterpieces of Chinese Painting" offers an exquisite selection of rarely exhibited, light-sensitive works by well-known artists from the late 10th to the early 18th century. "These paintings are... [Lire la suite]
07 juin 2010

Bonhams & Butterfields to Hold One of the Most Unique Fine Furniture Auctions Ever

A fine Régence style gilt bronze mounted Chinese celadon glazed stoneware jar. the bronze first half 19th century, the jar Ming Dynasty. photo Bonhams SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- An extensive offering of European & American decorative arts includes property from noted estates and collectors Fine arts auctioneers Bonhams & Butterfields will host the firm's largest and most extensive auction of Fine European and American Furniture and Decorative Arts on Monday, June 14, 2010 in San Francisco. The late spring sale features... [Lire la suite]
02 juin 2010

A rare and superbly carved 'Orchid Pavilion' rhinoceros horn libation cup. Ming dynasty, early 17th century

A rare and superbly carved 'Orchid Pavilion' rhinoceros horn libation cup. Ming dynasty, early 17th century. photo Sotheby's The sides crisply carved in high relief with a continuous scene from 'Preface to the Scholarly Gathering at the Orchid Pavilion', depicting four scholars seated reading books and drinking wine beneath pine and wutong trees by the banks of a swirling river accompanied by attendants carefully floating cups of wine on the currents, the scene continuing to the reverse with two further scholars writing,... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2010

New Book Catalogs Unique Collection of Rare Antique Chinese Porcelain

The Alan Chuang Collection of Imperial Chinese Porcelain. HONG KONG.- Mr. Alan Chuang Shaw Swee announced the publication of a new book cataloguing his unique collection of rare antique Chinese porcelain, The Alan Chuang Collection of Imperial Chinese Porcelain. The collection of Imperial Chinese Porcelain assembled by Mr Alan Chuang Shaw Swee, Chairman of the Chuang’s Consortium International Limited, is one of the most important collections to have been acquired over the past 30 years. Alan Chuang has had a passion for... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2010

A pale green glazed tripod incense burner. Late 14th / Early 15th Century

A pale green glazed tripod incense burner. Late 14th / Early 15th Century. photo Bonhams The straight sides rising from three cabriole feet and moulded around the exterior with the eight trigrams, bagua, amidst foliate scrolls, enclosed by two raised bands, with cloud scrolls below the flattened rim, covered all over with a 'kinuta' glaze, stopping short of the circular aperture at the base to reveal the porcelain body burnt orange during firing, zitan stand. 24.2cm diam.(9.5in) wide. Estimate: HK$150,000 - 250,000, USD 19,000... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2010

Chinese artworks from an Apartment by Jed Johnson @ Christie's London

A Chinese bronze tripod vessel, ding. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010. Cast in the Shang dynasty style with taotie on a leiwen ground below two arch handles at the rim, with green encrustation - 8¾ in. (22.5 cm.) high - Estimate £600 - £800 Price Realized £51,650 A set of twelve Chinese painted pottery 'zodiacal' tomb figures. Probably Ming dynasty (1368-1644).  Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010. Each holding an animal of the zodiac, variously painted in red, black, white, olive and turquoise-green - 7¼ in.... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2010

Ming dynasty blue and white porcelains @ Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 12 May 10 London

A pair of blue and white garden seats. Ming dynasty, Wanli period. photo Sotheby's each of bombe rounded form with a lion mask handle applied to each side at the centre of the body, painted with a wide central band of peacocks amongst peony issuing from rockwork, between two bands of raised bosses, above a band of breaking waves at the base and below a band of shaped cloud collar panels of peony, the upper surface with four Buddhistic lions playing animatedly with brocade balls, around a central pierced roundel in the form of a... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2010

Yaozhou glazed & Longquan celadon from Song, Ming & Yuan dynasties @ Nagel

A dark olive yaozhou glazed bowl with moulded flower sprays. China, Song dynasty © 2010 Nagel - Auctions Restored break to rim with related short hairline crack - D. 18,3 cm. Estimate (EUR) 1200 - Lot sold 2 000. A deep Longquan engraved celadon bowl with blossom design, China, Ming dynasty, 15th century © 2010 Nagel - Auctions D. 37,6 cm. Estimate (EUR) 2 000 - Unsold. Property from a German private collection, purchased in 1972 with Ludwig Bretschneider in Munich. A large longquan celadon charger,... [Lire la suite]
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