04 juillet 2011

Cleveland Museum of Art Acquires Rare 13th Century Chinese Carved Lacquer Box

Round box with decoration of two birds and peonies, China, late Southern Song to early Yuan dynasty, late 13th century. Carved lacquer;d: 40 cm x h: 20 cm. CLEVELAND, OH.- A late 13th-century Chinese carved lacquer box, one of the most significant and exquisite examples of its type, has been approved by the Collections Committee of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Board of Trustees. The Chinese lacquer box further enhances the museum’s renowned Asian art collection, as the museum moves toward the completion of its transformational... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2011

Cizhou-type vessels & Longquan Celadon. Southern Song /Yuan Dynasty (12th-14th century),

A Chinese cizhou-type brown-painted ovoid jar,  Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 12¼in. (31cm.) high. Estimate $1,500 - $2,500- Price Realized  $6,250 Provenance: Warren E. Cox & Assoc., New York, prior to 1978. Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections. Notes: The result of Oxford thermoluminescence test no. 466d5 is consistent with the dating of this lot. Two Chinese cizhou-type vessels, Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 comprising a brown-glazed resist decorated... [Lire la suite]
02 juin 2011

Christie's Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Sales Achieve a Combined Total US$106,700,995

A fine and extremely rare falangcai ‘kui dragons’ bowl . Qianlong blue enamel four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 HONG KONG.-Christie’s Spring 2011 Chinese Ceramics Works of Art Sale in Hong Kong achieved a combined total of HK$829,712,250/US$106,700,995 from its four sales on 1 June, 2011. The top lot of the day was a fine and extremely rare falangcai ‘kui dragons’ bowl, Qianlong blue enamel four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795) which sold for HK$60,020,000/US$7,718,572... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2011

Song ceramics @ Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 11 May 11, London

A fine and rare Konoha Temmoku tea bowl. Southern Song Dynasty, 12th/ 13th century.  Photo Sotheby's of 'Jizhou' manufacture, of conical shape with a small raised knob in the centre, covered with a fine opaque dark brown glaze that leaves the lip in a slightly lighter tone, and decorated on the inside with a large trefoil tree leaf with worm-eaten holes, forming an attractive yellowish-brown silhouette with fine veining, ivory-tinted edges and a honey-coloured stem, the low narrow footring and recessed base exposed in the... [Lire la suite]
04 mai 2011

Sotheby's Presents Its Spring London Sale of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

An extremely important and rare "Guanyao" Hu-shaped vase, Southern Song Dynasty, 12th century. Estimate: £2,500,000-£3,000,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Sotheby’s presents the first of its 2011 London Sales of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. The auction will feature 343 lots and will take place in London on Wednesday, May 11th, 2011. Every item in the sale has been meticulously selected as an iconic example of its genre and in total the auction is expected to realise in excess of £11 million. The highlight of the auction... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2010

Yuan Metalware & Lacquer in "The world of Kubilai Khan" @ Metropolitan Museum, New York

Dish in the Shape of Four Ruyi with Floral Design, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), China. Gold with repoussé and chased decoration; Diam. 6 5/16 in. (16 cm). Lent by Nanjing Museum This gold dish is exemplary of gold work from South China. Its form and decoration are entirely Chinese and have no relation to the gold objects on view elsewhere in the exhibition, which bear the influence of the Mongolian steppe. The Yuan dynasty was one of the most innovative periods in the decorative arts of China. The native arts of pottery and... [Lire la suite]
20 décembre 2010

"From Steep Hillsides: Ancient Rock Carvings from Dazu, China" @ National Museum Cardiff

Head of Sakyamuni Buddha, Duobao Pagoda, Beishan, Dazu, Southern Song dynasty (AD1127-1279). (c) Dazu Rock Carvings Museum, Chongqing, China WALES.- Visitors to National Museum Cardiff in the New Year will have an exclusive opportunity to see a unique exhibition of ancient rock carvings from China - sculptures which have never before been seen outside China. From Steep Hillsides: Ancient Rock Carvings from Dazu, China will be exhibited from Wednesday 26 January to Sunday 3 April 2011. The steep hillsides of the Dazu World... [Lire la suite]
31 octobre 2010

A large bowl of Cizhou type with russet-splashed black glaze, China, Southern Song (1127-1279) or Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

A large bowl of Cizhou type with russet-splashed black glaze, China, Southern Song (1127-1279) or Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). photo courtesy Nagel D. 19,1 cm. The conical bowl with beige coloured stoneware body is covered with a lustrous black glaze, on the interior irregularly splashed - Estimate 1 500 € Provenance: From an old German private collection Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 4th 2010 www.auction.de
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 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]