16 janvier 2010

Five chinese ceramics from Northern Qi Dynasty to late Ming/Qing dynasty @ Christie's NY

A large painted pottery figure of a court lady. Tang dynasty (618-907) Shown wearing long loose robe secured at the waist by a belt, her hands hidden in the billowing sleeves, her face with delicate features below her hair set in an asymmetrical coiffure. 25 ¼ in. (64.1 cm.) high - Est. $20,000 - $35,000 Provenance: Ellerton Jette Collection, Boston, Massachussetts, 1981. Notes: The result of Oxford Authentication thermoluminescence test no. C105f60 is consistent with the dating of this lot. A pair of painted... [Lire la suite]
20 août 2009

A rare dated limestone four-sided Buddhist memorial pillar. Northern Qi dynasty, inscribed with a date corresponding to 574

A rare dated limestone four-sided Buddhist memorial pillar. Northern Qi dynasty, inscribed with a date corresponding to 574, and of the period. Image Christie's Ltd 2009 Three sides carved with niches framing images of Buddha flanked by two standing bodhisattvas, on one side Buddha is seated on a pedestal throne above a cintamani flanked by kneeling figures, with two lions in a panel below, on the reverse Maitreya Buddha is seated on a throne below a draped canopy, with an inscription carved below, on one of the narrow... [Lire la suite]
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17 août 2009

Exceptional Chinese ceramics and works of art to be offered at Christie’s New York in September

A rare and finely painted underglaze copper-red and blue ‘mallet’ vase, Yaoling zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722). Estimate: $600,000-800,000. Image Christie's Ltd 2009 New York- Commencing Christie’s Asian Art Week, the sale of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections on September 14 and 15 will bring together over 400 works of art, including superb ceramics, jades, bronzes, furniture and sculptures. The first day begins with... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2009

A Very Rare and Important Painted White Marble Buddhist Votive Stele, Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577)

A Very Rare and Important Painted White Marble Buddhist Votive Stele, Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577) Probably Quyang-type, Hebei province, of exceptional large size, carved as a bodhisattva shown standing on a demi-lotus pedestal raised on a rectangular plinth from which rises a large petal-form aureole that curves slightly forward at the top, the figure with left arm bent at the side while holding a petal-shaped attribute, wearing a broad necklace, a shawl draped over the shoulders that is knotted above the waist of the... [Lire la suite]
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