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 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]
03 juin 2010

A very rare guanyao mallow-form bowl. Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century

A very rare guanyao mallow-form bowl. Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 The thinly potted body flaring widely from the narrow ring foot before rising to the very slightly everted rim cut with six notches, covered overall with a thick opaque glaze of greyish blue-green tone suffused with dark crackle ending neatly at the foot exposing the biscuit burnt reddish brown in the firing, the interior of the foot also glazed - 5 3/4 in. (14.6cm.) diam., box - Estimate HK$5,000,000 -... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2010

Song dynasty ceramics @ Christie's, Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

A very rare imperially inscribed small guanyao vase. Southern Song/Yuan dynasty, 13th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Of tapering pear shape raised on a tall foot, covered overall with a thick crackled glaze of bluish-grey tone thinning on the edges of the lug handles, the foot rim left unglazed revealing the dark greyish-brown ware, the base finely inscribed with an imperial poem praising its charm and essence, followed by a Qianlong cyclical bingxu date, corresponding to the summer of 1766, and one seal reading... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2010

A very rare imperially inscribed small guanyao vase. Southern Song/Yuan dynasty, 13th century

A very rare imperially inscribed small guanyao vase. Southern Song/Yuan dynasty, 13th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2010 Of tapering pear shape raised on a tall foot, covered overall with a thick crackled glaze of bluish-grey tone thinning on the edges of the lug handles, the foot rim left unglazed revealing the dark greyish-brown ware, the base finely inscribed with an imperial poem praising its charm and essence, followed by a Qianlong cyclical bingxu date, corresponding to the summer of 1766, and one seal reading... [Lire la suite]