01 janvier 2011

Famille rose @ Christie's Chinese Export Art, 25 January 2011, New York

A large pair of famille rose  jars and covers. Yongzheng-Early Qianlong period. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Very finely enameled in a delicate famille rose palette with a continuous scene of the Yang Family Lady Generals practicing in the rose-trellised courtyard of a palace, two ladies galloping out of the palace gate while court gentleman cheer them on from a balcony above, all below richly colored and patterned lappets issuing blossoms around the shoulders, repeated on the cover centering a blue and gilt lotus... [Lire la suite]
14 décembre 2010

Dragon robe, informal robe & silk velvet vest, Qianlong Period, Qing Dynasty & 19th century

A yellow ground silk brocade dragon robe. Qianlong Period. photo Bonhams The nine dragons on the robe woven with gilt-wrapped threads while the remaining auspicious emblems, clouds and lishui border are defined in bright colors against the dark mustard yellow ground, the neck bands and cuffs woven en suite on a black ground. 53 1/4in (135.5cm) long - Estimate: $40,000 - 60,000. Unsold A blue silk ground embroidered dragon robe. Late Qing Dynasty. photo Bonhams The nine dragons and shou medallions on the robe worked... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2010

Eskenazi to Bring Chinese Treasures to New York

Parcel-gilt Silver Melon-shaped Box and Cover, Tang period, 618-907. Height: 8.0 cm. NEW YORK, NY.- Rare and luxurious articles made for emperors, courtiers and scholars are the focus of the fifteenth annual New York exhibition staged by London gallery Eskenazi Ltd, one of the world’s leading dealers in Asian art. Early Chinese Metalwork in Gold and Silver and Works of Art of the Ming and Qing Dynasties will take place at the Ukrainian Institute, 2 East 79th Street , New York , from Tuesday 15 to Saturday 26 March 2011. The... [Lire la suite]
26 novembre 2010

Qianlong blue and white @ Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London

A blue and white vase, Hu. Qianlong Seal Mark And Period. photo Sotheby's of archaistic hu form, well-painted in brilliant cobalt-blue tones with simulated 'heaping and piling', the baluster body encircled by two bands, the upper with continuous lotus scroll, the lower with a composite floral meander, all between slightly raised double-line borders, the shoulder set with animal mask and mock-ring handles, below the waisted flared neck decorated with ruyi-bordered stiff upright plantain leaves and a narrow wave band around... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2010

A pair of rare Imperial zitan-framed gilt-bronze and lacquer Ning-xi panels. Late Qianlong period (1736-95)

A pair of rare Imperial zitan-framed gilt-bronze and lacquer Ning-xi panels. Late Qianlong period (1736-95)  Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Each rectangular panel embossed with the characters ning xi written in xingshu and picked out in red lacquer, reserved on a dense ground of gilt vaporous clouds and writhing long-bodied scaly dragons, the frames with canted corners and applied with the Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang, in gilt-bronze and paste-set gems, interspersed with delicately-carved ivory plaques, the tops... [Lire la suite]
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30 octobre 2010

A large Canton enamel box and cover, China, Qianlong period

A large Canton enamel box and cover, China, Qianlong period.  photo courtesy Nagel D. 34,2 cm. Slightly chipped, old overpainted losses to enamels - Estimate 5 000 € Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 5th 2010 www.auction.de
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30 octobre 2010

A very rare pair Imperial Canton enamel lobed sweetmeat boxes and covers, China, Qianlong period

A very rare pair Imperial Canton enamel lobed sweetmeat boxes and covers, China, Qianlong period. photo courtesy Nagel Finely painted on the cover with a large stylised lotus bloom within bands of floral scroll and peonies near lotos, all enclosed within ruyi borders. D. 34,5 cm - Estimate  28 000 / 38 000 € Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 5th 2010 www.auction.de
30 octobre 2010

Sotheby's Sale of Fine Chinese Ceramics to Be Highlighted by a Blue And White "Peony" Jar

A Magnificent Blue And White 'Peony' Jar, Guan, Yuan Dynasty, Mid 14th Century (est. £400,000-600,000). Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- In the wake of Sotheby’s record-breaking Autumn sales series in Hong Kong, which totalled over HK$3 billion, Sotheby’s biannual sale of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art in London will take place on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 and presents for sale over 350 lots. The auction, estimated to realise approximately £5.76 million, will be headlined by a Magnificent Blue and White 'Peony' Jar, Guan,... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2010

A rare most likely Imperial rock crystal and gilt-bronze and silver kapala on stand and cover, Tibeto-Chinese, Qianlong period.

A rare most likely Imperial rock crystal and gilt-bronze and silver kapala on stand and cover, Tibeto-Chinese, Qianlong period. photo courtesy Nagel The crystal kapala is decorated with a silver rim set with cut-emeralds, the inside with supporting strut inlaid with cut-emeralds. H. 19,5 cm - Estimate €8 000 / 12 000 Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 5th 2010 www.auction.de
26 octobre 2010

A fine and very rare underglaze-copper-red meiping, China, Qianlong period.

A fine and very rare underglaze-copper-red meiping, China, Qianlong period. photo courtesy Nagel Later inset base with six-character Qianlong seal mark possibly original, European late 19th ct. bronze mounts to neck and stand. H. 38 cm - Estimate € 8 000 Cf. T.Y. Chao Family Foundation, Sotheby's Hongkong, 18.11.1986, lot 71 Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 5th 2010 www.auction.de
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