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]
27 mars 2010

Qianlong monochromes porcelains @ Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

A rare small teadust-glazed hu-form vase. Qianlong incised six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 The pear-shaped body raised on a slightly splayed foot and encircled by a bow-string band beneath the slender, tapering neck, flanked by a pair of affixed stylized mask and ring handles, covered overall with a finely speckled glaze of deep olive tone thinning to tortoiseshell on the edges, the seal mark also covered in tortoiseshell and the bottom of the foot dressed with a dark... [Lire la suite]