06 décembre 2010

Two monochrome from the Shorenstein Collection

A fine large sacrificial-blue glazed vase, meiping. Qianlong six-character mark within double-circles and of the period. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The vase is well-potted with a short, slightly flared cylindrical neck, the broad angular shoulder tapering gently to the narrow foot, the exterior with a brilliant purplish-blue glaze; 13 3/4in. (35cm.) high -  Estimate HK$1,200,000 - HK$1,800,000. Price Realized HK$3,620,000 ($468,067) Provenance: Previously sold at Christie's New York, 2 June 1994, lot 313 ... [Lire la suite]
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]