11 novembre 2010

Important Chinese Lacquer from Japanese Collections @ Bonhams

A fine large tixi black lacquer carved circular dish. Song-Yuan Dynasty © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd The interior deeply carved through the layers of thick black lacquer with a central flower head, surrounded by three registers of concentric ruyi-heads, the exterior with a further band of ruyi, the base lacquered black, Japanese wood box; 32cm (12½in) diam. (2). Estimate: £50,000 - 60,000, HKD 610,000 - 740,000, USD 79,000 - 95,000 The term tixi can be literally translated as 'carved rhinoceros', and is recorded in use... [Lire la suite]
31 octobre 2010

A celadon jar and cover, China, Yuan-early Ming dynasty.

A celadon jar and cover, China, Yuan-early Ming dynasty. photo courtesy Nagel D. 33 cm. Rim of cover and the body partly restored - Estimate 2 000 € Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 4th 2010 www.auction.de
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31 octobre 2010

A very large and deep bowl with celadon glaze and floral decoration, Longquan ware, China, Yuan-early Ming dynasty.

A very large and deep bowl with celadon glaze and floral decoration, Longquan ware, China, Yuan-early Ming dynasty. photo courtesy Nagel D. 29,1 cm. The large and very heavy bowl dish, on the outside decorated with carved peonies as main motif between a small keyfret band below the rim. Estimate 2 000 € Provenance: Collection Poniatowski, Paris Cf. Sotheby's, New York, 15.9.2010, lot 312 Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 4th 2010 www.auction.de
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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]
01 juin 2010

fine gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara. Yuan-early Ming Dynasty

A fine gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara. Yuan-early Ming Dynasty. photo Bonhams The male aspect of the bodhisattva portrayed seated in dhyanasana, with hands in dhyanamudra, the serene face with downcast eyes, curling moustache and spikey beard, all below an elaborate headband centred with an image of Amitabha Buddha depicted seated on a lotus, the head covered with tight curls, dressed as a monk in a robe with chased borders, the exposed chest adorned with a simple necklace. 23.5cm (9 1/4in) high. Estimate: HK$300,000 -... [Lire la suite]
14 juin 2009

Tête de la boddhisattva Guanyin. Chine, fin de la période Yuan, début Ming. Fin XIV°, début du XV° siècle

Tête de la boddhisattva Guanyin. Chine, fin de la période Yuan, début Ming. Fin XIV°, début du XV° siècle Le visage exprimant la sérénité surmonté d'un chignon.Laque sec rehaussé d'or sur fond brun. Estimation : 1 200 / 1 500 € Vente du Dimanche 14 juin 2009. Tableaux Anciens et du XIXe, Objets d'Art et Mobilier, Tapis. Versailles Enchères Perrin-Royère-Lajeunesse - 78000 Versailles. Expert : Pierre Ansas
17 mai 2009

A large Cizhou 'dragon and phoenix' jar, Yuan/early Ming Dynasty

A large Cizhou 'dragon and phoenix' jar, Yuan/early Ming Dynasty Of globular form rising to broad shoulders and a short neck, the stoneware body painted with a cream slip, painted in brown with two large quatrefoil panels, one enclosing a fierce dragon amidst crashing waves, the other enclosing a phoenix in flight amidst clouds, the shoulder painted with a broad foliate band, the interior painted with a brown slip.  27.4cm (10¾in) high. Estimate: £12,000 - 15,000  - Unsold Footnote: The dating of this lot... [Lire la suite]