21 Press Releases

Tag: Ming dynasty

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    Fine Art | Asian Art | Decor

    In early 19th-century America, landscape scenes became the preferred artistic theme. Blending Romanticism and Realism, a house painter named Thomas Worthington Whittredge began painting portraiture and landscapes during this time. Inspired by the scenes around him, his work often captured detailed ferns and rocks. An oil painting from Whittredge will…

    F R Sánchez Clement - Portrait of Spanish Dancer
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    Art of the World

    In China’s Qing dynasty, clothing served an important cultural purpose and often indicated military and civil rank. The upcoming Art of the World sale, offered by Revere Auctions, presents a Chinese Imperial blue chifu, also known as a dragon robe, from the Qing dynasty. The designs on this formal court…

    Pr Chinese Export Enameled Silver Tea Caddies
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    Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide

    The Ming dynasty ruled China from 1368 to 1644. During this time, the country was popularized in the West by expanding trade and cultural ties. China also came to be known for its drama, literature, and sculptures. In the upcoming Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide sale, presented by Akiba Antiques,…

    Large Bronze Elephant Garden Statue
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    Jewelry & Silver

    The upcoming Jewelry & Silver sale, presented by Elstob & Elstob, offers antique jewelry and signed pieces from Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels. Among the highlighted lots is a Cartier laque burgauté compact from 1925. The technique of applying pieces of seashells to lacquer originated in China during the Ming…

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    Asian Art & Antiques - Ceramics and Works of Art

    Blue-colored ceramics gained significance in China during the Tang dynasty. The blue-glazed porcelain pieces got their distinctive color from cobalt, imported from Persia. At the time, cobalt was scarce and only used in limited quantities. Blue and white pottery and porcelain gained broader recognition during the Qing dynasty. A pair…

    Chinese Flambe Vase, 18th Century
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    Asian Art, including Chinese Paintings

    The ‘hundred boys' theme was very popular during the Qing and Ming dynasties. The 'hundred boys' refers to King Wen of the Zhou dynasty, who had 99 sons and adopted one more to have an even 100. Later, the theme was used to represent the desire for many sons to…

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    Pavilion Online: Chinese Art

    A gilt-bronze sculpture of Avalokiteśvara will be featured in the upcoming Pavilion Online: Chinese Art auction, offered by Christie's. Of several deities in Buddhism, Avalokiteśvara is known as the bodhisattva of infinite compassion and enlightenment. The available piece shows Avalokiteśvara holding drapes while standing on a lotus base.  A Rouleau…

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    With Over 1,000 lots, Lark Mason Associates Announces Two Important Asian Art Auctions Open For Bidding On igavelauctions.com

    Lark Mason Associates will present two major Asian art sales: Chinese Export Porcelain and Works of Art from an American Collector– will open for bidding on www.igavelauctions.com on March 31-April 21st,, with the second one– Asian, Ancient, Ethnographic Works of Art- commencing on April 2-23rd.  An 18th century Chinese export porcelain Hong Kong BowlLark Mason Associates…

    An 18th century Chinese export porcelain Hong Kong Bowl
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    March Asian & Fine Jewelry Sale

    When Europe first encountered tea, it was considered a rare and valuable commodity. Tea containers were kept in living rooms, under the watch of house mistresses. These containers were, therefore, decorated in a way to suit the style of the room. Early examples of "tea caddies" were made of porcelain.…

    Chinese tea caddy, possibly 19th c.
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    Indian and Southeast Asian Art & Fine Estate

    Miniature paintings were popularized in India around the year 750, reaching their zenith during the Mughal Empire. During the reign of Akbar, Indian miniature paintings combined elements of Persian art to create a new style. The colors used in these paintings were often derived from various natural materials, including indigo,…

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    Asian Arts, Glass, & Musical Instruments

    During the Qing dynasty, Chinese porcelain was often made with bright colors and meticulously painted scenes. Chinese craftsmen began applying a variety of underglaze pigments to floral and landscape scenes, a much-prized style in the West. Porcelain from the Qing dynasty is available in the upcoming Asian Arts, Glass, &…

    Fender FM-100 A-Style Mandolin
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    Session 1 - New Year's Signature Estates Auction

    American painter and graphic artist Robert Rauschenberg’s paintings are shown in museums around the world. Mixed media paintings by the artist are vivid, abstract, and use different techniques to achieve various effects. Available on the first day of the upcoming New Year's Signature Estates Auction presented by Ahlers & Ogletree is…

    Dale Chihuly Philodendron Ikebana Glass Sculpture
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    Exceptional Chinese Ceramics and Artworks

    Cloudswood Auction presents its finest finds of Chinese Ceramics in the upcoming Exceptional Chinese Ceramics and Artworks Auction. The highlight of the auction is the Arabic inscribed blue and white charger painted with floral design.  The featured porcelain depicts the influence of Chinese art on Islamic and Arabic cultures. Chinese…

    Massive Arabic Inscribed Blue and White Charger/AuctionDaily
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    Washington Fall Asian Week Antique & Jewelry #74

    The upcoming Washington Fall Asian Week Antique & Jewelry #74 sale by Capitoline Auction Gallery features several important estate finds includes collections from former diplomats and statesmen.  The presence of Imperial famille-rose(rose family) porcelain or wares help to distinguish the auction as an important sale of Chinese decorative art.   Famille-rose…

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    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    One of eight auctions celebrating New York’s Asian Art Week, the Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale offered by Christie’s contains items that can only be described as masterpieces. Almost 300 available lots range in value from $1,200 to $3.5 million, covering categories as diverse as furniture, religious…

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art/AuctionDaily
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    Chinese Art from The Art Institute of Chicago

    It is a rare opportunity when an auction house and a museum collaborate on a quality sale. The upcoming Chinese Art auction offered by Christie’s does just that, benefitting The Art Institute of Chicago’s Asian Art Acquisition Fund. Estimates range from $1,200 to $500,000 in this collection of rare porcelain…

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    Masterpieces of Early Chinese Gold and Silver

    Christie’s Masterpieces of Early Chinese Gold and Silver auction is comprised of a golden collection of pieces from ancient China. Formed by Dr. Johan Carl Kempe, a prominent collector of Chinese art, the objects range in date from spring to autumn (late 6th-early 5th century BC) of the Qang period. …

    Masterpieces of Early Chinese Gold and Silver/Auctiondaily
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    Important Chinese Art

    Sotheby’s presents an interesting display of Chinese works of art in their upcoming Important Chinese Art Auction.  A rare powder-blue 'gardenia' dish with decorated reverse from the Yongzheng mark is the highest valued collectible. The white reserve decoration on a cobalt-blue ground is closely based on prototypes of the Xuande…

    Important Chinese Art/AuctionDaily
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    Bodies of Infinite Light Featuring an Important Collection of Buddhist Figures Formerly in the Collection of the Chang Foundation

    Sotheby’s upcoming auction, Bodies of Infinite Light Featuring an Important Collection of Buddhist Figures Formerly in the Collection of the Chang Foundation contains pieces spanning the Northern and Southern dynasties to the Qing dynasty.   Of the 30 figures offered in the auction, 20 are from the Chang Foundation and were…

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    Fine Chinese Paintings and Works of Art

    For the New York City art community, September 6 – 14 is an exciting week featuring works of art from all over Asia. In correlation with the 2019 September Asian Week, Gianguan Auctions offers their 17th annual fall sale in which they showcase the beauty of Chinese craftsmanship through the…

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