06 décembre 2010

Yongzheng & Qianlong Blue and White from the Shorenstein Collection

A fine and very rare underglaze-blue vase, meiping. Yongzheng six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1723-1735). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Of slender form with the steeply rounded shoulder tapering gently to a broad ring foot inset from the slightly bulbous base, superbly painted in underglaze-blue of strong vibrant blue tone with scrolling tendrils growing feathery leaves, between double-lines at the foot and below the short cylindrical mouth rim. 9 1/4 in. (23.3 cm.) high - Estimate HK$3,000,000 -... [Lire la suite]
04 décembre 2010

The Shorenstein Collection of Chinese Glass @ Christie's Hong Kong

An Introduction to the Chinese Works of Art in the Shorenstein Collection The Chinese works of art in the collection of Walter and Phyllis Shorenstein are spectacular in their beauty, their technical excellence and their historical importance. They include examples of Chinese glass, imperial porcelain and jade of particular distinction. The Shorenstein’s impressively comprehensive collection of glass is one of the most admired and important in America.Both Walter and Phyllis Shorenstein will be remembered for their immense... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2010

Christie's Sales of Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art to Offer an Impressive Array of Rare and Important Works

One of a pair of Cloisonne enamel double crane censers of Yongzheng reign is displayed during a Christie's press preview in Hong Kong. EPA/YM YIK HONG KONG.- Christie’s Hong Kong Fall sales of Important Ceramics and Works of Art will take place on December 1 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. With three important single-owner sales and numerous important collections presented during this day-long series, collectors will be treated to a wide range of unique objects across multiple categories. Together these... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2010

Chinese Glass @ Bonhams, Hong Kong

A rare red glass bottle vase. Yongzheng four-character wheel-cut mark and of the period. photo Bonhams Of sumptuous globular form, skilfully moulded with a raised ridge at the shoulder and surmounted by a tall tapering neck, the glass of a rich mottled red colour suffused with bubbles and inclusions. 23cm high. Sold for HK$1,560,000 Provenance: Ashkenazie & Co., San Francisco, 12 May 1988.Illustrated 出版: A Chorus of Colors, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 1995, pp.50-51, no.24R.Kleiner, Chinese Snuff... [Lire la suite]
12 novembre 2010

Chinese Emperor's Personal White Jade Dragon Seal Sells for £2.7 Million @ Bonhams

This iconic Chinese object, a small exquisite work of art, created huge interest before the sale in Europe and as well as China. Photo: Bonhams LONDON.- A stunning piece of China’s Imperial history – a seal personally commissioned and used by the Qianlong Emperor (1711-1799) – sold for £2,708,000 at Bonhams Sale of Fine Chinese Art on November 11th in London. The perfect four centimetre square jade seal bearing the inscription `Zi Qiang Bu Xi’, (‘Self-Strengthening Never Ceases’) is closely linked to the Emperor’s 80th birthday... [Lire la suite]
03 novembre 2010

Chinese Emperor's White Jade Dragon Seal Expected to Make Millions at Bonhams

An important Imperial white jade 'Zi Qiang Bu Xi' seal. Qianlong. photo courtesy Bonhams A stunning piece of China's Imperial history – a seal personally commissioned by the Qianlong Emperor (1711-1799) - will be the highlight of Bonhams Sale of Fine Chinese Art on November 11th in London. The perfect four centimeter square jade seal bearing the inscription 'Zi Qiang Bu Xi', ('Self-Strengthening Never Ceases') is closely linked to the Emperor's 80th birthday celebration which coincided with the 55th year of his reign and is an... [Lire la suite]
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28 octobre 2010

Christie's Hong Kong sales of chinese ceramics & works of art to offer an impressive array from celebrated private collections

A magnificent large pink-enamelled blue and white moonflask. Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795) 19 1/4 in. (48.9cm.) high. Estimate: Estimate on request. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Hong Kong – Christie’s Hong Kong Fall sales of Important Ceramics and Works of Art will take place on December 1 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.  With three important single-owner sales and numerous important collections presented during this day-long series, collectors will be treated to... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2010

Asian Art Week at Christie's London in November

An important and very rare small guanyao baluster vase, Hu southern Song dynasty (1127-1279), 13th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010. LONDON.- The continuing international appeal of Asian Art was further illustrated in the September sales in New York which realised $70.7 million; re-confirming Christie’s continued position as market leader for the category with 72 % market share. This autumn, Christie’s London Asian Art Week will run from 9 - 12 November 2010, featuring important, rare and beautiful examples with... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2010

Chinese Emperor's Seal Expected to Make Millions at Bonhams

The history and provenance of this artefact speaks both of a simple and elegant personal aesthetic as well as the stamp of Imperial power. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- A stunning piece of China’s Imperial history – a seal personally commissioned by the Qianlong Emperor (1711-1799) - will be the highlight of Bonhams Sale of Fine Chinese Art on November 11th in London. The perfect four centimeter square jade seal bearing the inscription `Zi Qiang Bu Xi’, (‘Self-Strengthening Never Ceases’) is closely linked to the Emperor’s 80th... [Lire la suite]
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13 septembre 2010

Jorge Welsh Oriental Porcelain and Works of Art @ XXVe Biennale des Antiquaires. Grand Palais

Encensoir. Chine. Dynastie Ming, 16ème siècle. © Jorge Welsh Porcelaine recouverte de glaçure céladon. Hauteur: 31 cm, longueur: 26 cm, largeur: 17 cm L'utilisation d'encensoirs modélisés en formes d'animaux a une longue tradition dans l'histoire de la céramique chinoise. Par exemple, une paire d'encensoirs Yuan modélisés comme des lions bouddhistes, recouverte d'une glaçure bleu Qingbai, et datant du début du 14ème siècle, se trouve au Metropolitan Museum of Art de New York (Fonds Fletcher, 1934. 34.113.2 et .3) .... [Lire la suite]