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]
19 octobre 2010

A rare and very fine carved rhinoceros horn Lotos-shaped water dropper, China, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th ct

A rare and very fine carved rhinoceros horn Lotos-shaped water dropper, China, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th ct, photo courtesy Nagel of dark honey colour, naturalistically carved as an inverted lotus leaf, on the outside with delicately executed veins in relief as well as 2 lotus. L. 14,5 cm - Estimate €80 000 / 120 000 Note (German only): Vgl. 'The complete collection of treasures of the Palace Museum, Bamboo, wood, ivory and rhinoceros horn carvings', Hong Kong: The Commercial Press, 2002, pl. 115, ein sehr ähnlich... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2010

Vietnamese ceramics @ the Art Institute of Chicago

Miniature Water Dropper in the Shape of a Blowfish, 15th century. Vietnam. The Art Institute of Chicago Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration, 5.5 x 8.3 x 3.8 cm (2 1/8 x 3 1/4 x 1 1/2 in.). Gift of Cheney Cowles, 2006.5 Bowl with relief parrot, 15th century. Vietnam. The Art Institute of Chicago Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration, 3.6 x 9.3 x 8.9 cm (1 3/8 x 3 5/8 x 3 3/8 in.). Gift of Margaret Gentles, 2005.84 Box, 15th century. Vietnam. The Art Institute of Chicago Porcelain with underglaze... [Lire la suite]