12 avril 2011

A fine 'Blanc de Chine' model of Guanyin seated on a rock with a book, China, impressed mark He Chaozong and Xuande, 17th ct.

A fine 'Blanc de Chine' model of Guanyin seated on a rock with a book, China, impressed mark He Chaozong and Xuande, 17th ct. photo Nagel Auktionen H. 30,6 cm. Estimate 15000 / 20000 € Note He Chaozong was a celebrated early 17th century Chinese potter. He Chaozong fashioned mainly Buddhist white porcelain statuary. Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. May 6th 2011 www.auction.de
11 avril 2011

Ten best of Vestiges from China’s Imperial History @ Sotheby's Hong Kong

An Important lmperial White Jade Seal With An Imperial Poem Qianlong Yuti Mark, Jiaqing Period, Dated To 1796. Photo Sotheby's of large square form, surmounted by a superbly carved pair of addorsed dragons, each powerfully carved with alert eyes and flaring nostrils above curling whiskers and a jaw bearing sharp fangs, the scales and flowing mane meticulously incised, the two scaly bodies tightly intertwined and crouching on the haunches, pierced through the centre with an aperture, the four vertical sides incised with an... [Lire la suite]
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09 avril 2011

The Meiyintang Collection – An important selection of Imperial Chinese porcelains fetched HK$399,392,000 / US$51,204,103*

An exquisite blue and white 'fish pond' brush washer. Mark and period of Xuande.  Photo Sotheby's Hong Kong, April 7, 2011 Nicolas Chow, Sotheby’s International Head of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Department, said: “As the seventh day of sales for Sotheby’s Hong Kong series, 1-7 April 2011, concludes, the company has achieved HK$2,628,604,000 / US$337,000,513, in excess of the high pre-sale estimate of HK$2,539,996,000 / US$326,478,000. While there were some remarkable prices during the evening sale of The Meiyintang... [Lire la suite]
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12 novembre 2010

A rare blue and white vase, yuhuchunping. Xuande (1425-1435)

A rare blue and white vase, yuhuchunping. Xuande (1425-1435) © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd The pear-shaped vase with a bulbous body rising to the waisted neck and flared rim, supported on a slightly-spreading foot, naturalistically painted in shades of darker and lighter purplish cobalt blue showing the typical 'heaping and piling' with an undulating composite floral scroll with large chrysanthemum, peony, lotus and camellia blossoms, the lobed leaves with cross-hatched veins, all between the shoulders with a... [Lire la suite]
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29 août 2010

A Tradition of Excellence: The Dr. and Mrs. William L. Corbin Collection of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010 The Dr. and Mrs. William L. Corbin collection formed over four decades in the mid 20th century, is a classic example of American taste in Chinese Art. The Corbins carefully amassed an extraordinary group of pottery and porcelain from the Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220) through the Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Dr. Corbin corresponded with renowned specialists and other like-minded collectors, forming a worldwide fraternity of passionate connoisseurs of Chinese Art. Through the wide range of material... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2010

Sotheby's Announces London Sale of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

A Fine and Exceptionally Rare Pair of Imperial Gilt-Bronze and Cloisonné Models of Magpies in Winter Plum Trees, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period (est. £500,000-700,000). Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- In the wake of Sotheby’s record-breaking Spring sales series in Hong Kong, which totalled almost HK$2 billion, Sotheby’s biannual sale of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art in London will take place on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 and presents for sale over 220 lots. The auction, estimated to realise approximately £4 million, will be... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2010

Christie's Presents Imperial Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art in Hong Kong

A magnificent and highly important imperial early Ming gilt-bronze figure of Amitayus. Xuande incised six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435), 22 1/2 in. (57.1 cm.) high. Estimate on request. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010. HONG KONG.- The 14th Hong Kong sale of Imperial Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art on Monday 31 May 2010 illustrates the depth of Christie’s experience and longstanding commitment to this rich and vibrant area of Asian Art. Demand is strong for the finest, rarest and most beautiful works in this... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2010

Two dishes. China, Jiangxi Province; Ming period (1368-1644), Xuande era, 1426 - 1435

Dish. China, Jiangxi Province; Ming period (1368-1644), Xuande era, 1426 - 1435 Porcelain painted with underglaze cobalt blue (Jingdezhen ware). H. 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm); D. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm). Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection of Asian Art. Inv. 1979.165. The Asia Society New York The designs on this Xuande-era dish, consisting of a single, large floral spray in the center of the interior and four different floral sprays along the interior rim, are painted in underglaze cobalt blue. Crepe myrtle is painted in the... [Lire la suite]
13 décembre 2009

Ming blue and white porcelains, Chenghua, Yongle & Xuande sold @ Christie's Hong Kong

An extremely rare Ming blue and white 'birds' stembowl. Chenghua period (1465-1487) Image 2009 Christie's Ltd Finely painted on the exterior with four pairs of birds perched and flying among hibiscus, peach, peony and loquat sprays, above four fruiting sprays on the splayed stem foot, the interior well with a crane standing in front of a large lotus leaf, observing a smaller bird perched on the stem of a lotus pod, all within double circles, repeated under the mouth rim - 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) diam., box. Price Realized... [Lire la suite]