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Fresh  release .
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We will exhibit once again - for the 38th consecutif time - at  the prestigious  BRAFA Fair in Brussels :
                                   BRAFA15     

Brafa is one of the leading European art and antiques fairs. Here, all art works on show are for sale and quality and authenticity are two of the key requirements exhibitors face. Brafa is an eclectic fair which encompasses a variety of specialities, from antiquity to the 21st century, including archaeology, Oceanic art, African art, Oriental art, silver, jewellery, numismatic, furniture and works of art from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, vintage collections, old master and modern paintings, contemporary art, sculpture, earthenware and porcelain, carpets, tapestry, drawings, old comic books, engravings, antique and modern books, photography and autographs.

Dates:
Sat 24 January - Sun 1 February 2015 

Opening hours:
Daily from 11 am to 7pm
Late opening on Thursday 29 January
2015 until 10 pm


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Fresh  release .
=============

 

We will exhibit once again - for the 38th consecutif time - at  the prestigious  BRAFA Fair in Brussels :
                                   BRAFA15     

Brafa is one of the leading European art and antiques fairs. Here, all art works on show are for sale and quality and authenticity are two of the key requirements exhibitors face. Brafa is an eclectic fair which encompasses a variety of specialities, from antiquity to the 21st century, including archaeology, Oceanic art, African art, Oriental art, silver, jewellery, numismatic, furniture and works of art from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, vintage collections, old master and modern paintings, contemporary art, sculpture, earthenware and porcelain, carpets, tapestry, drawings, old comic books, engravings, antique and modern books, photography and autographs.

Dates:
Sat 24 January - Sun 1 February 2015 

Opening hours:
Daily from 11 am to 7pm
Late opening on Thursday 29 January
2015 until 10 pm


                                                                                          next page

 

 



                                                                                        



We are preparing  from now on  our participation  at the BRAFA15 Fair.

Some 100 freshly acquired objects will be gradually posted on this website.

But they will be on offer / sale , only from 1st of december on .

I am ready for it, as you can see on the foto , admiring one of the star objects of our collection :

A  PAINTED  GREY POTTERY  FIGURE OF A STRIDING CAPARISONED  HORSE .
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From the  EASTERN  WEI ( 534 - 550 ) ,this horse is absolutely remarquable for its large size,detailed modelling and painting, elaborate trappings, and head/neck ornaments.Beautifull saddle & saddle-cloth.
The present horse is  very similar to the one unearthed in Cixian ( Hebei ) in 1979,from the tomb of an Eastern Wei princess,and dated  546.
( See Wenwu , 1984 , pl. 5 ).

 

 



Click here to request more information about this item.


We are preparing  from now on  our participation  at the BRAFA15 Fair.

Some 100 freshly acquired objects will be gradually posted on this website.

But they will be on offer / sale , only from 1st of december on .

I am ready for it, as you can see on the foto , admiring one of the star objects of our collection :

A  PAINTED  GREY POTTERY  FIGURE OF A STRIDING CAPARISONED  HORSE .
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From the  EASTERN  WEI ( 534 - 550 ) ,this horse is absolutely remarquable for its large size,detailed modelling and painting, elaborate trappings, and head/neck ornaments.Beautifull saddle & saddle-cloth.
The present horse is  very similar to the one unearthed in Cixian ( Hebei ) in 1979,from the tomb of an Eastern Wei princess,and dated  546.
( See Wenwu , 1984 , pl. 5 ).

 

 



Chinese art since the Han has reflected a great affection for horses,so it is not surprising to see that masterpieces of the post-Han period are models of spirited caparisoned horses. Very well  modelled head with open mouth, a forelock dressed in a palmette crest, the powerfull chest hung with large tassels molded with florets, the long knotted saddlecloth gathered and tied at both ends showing the fine pleats,the saddle secured by a crupper strap hung with tassels and linked over the hindquarters by a mesh of floral studs, the long elegant tail flicking away from the slender legs.
This superbly modelled horse illustrates clearly the development of tomb figures from the Northern Wei ( 386-534)- with exaggerated slender proportions - , to the Eastern Wei ( 534 -550) -with naturalistically rendered  horses, like the present one.
For similar  mingqi's, we can refer to :
" From Court to Caravan " the Arthur Sackler Collection, 2002, n° 19.
" Works of Art from Shang to Song " , J. Lally, New York, 1996, n° 5.
" Wenwu "  1984, pl. 5.
" Mayuyama, Seventy Years ", vol. I, pl. 174: the similar horse excavated in 1965  from the vicinity of Luoyang,from the tomb of prince Yuan Shao,who died in  520 AD.

The age of this  mingqi is proved  by a Thermoluminiscence  Teste  from  Oxford . ( 3 samples were taken ).

Period :    EASTERN  WEI  :    534  -  550 .
 

 



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Chinese art since the Han has reflected a great affection for horses,so it is not surprising to see that masterpieces of the post-Han period are models of spirited caparisoned horses. Very well  modelled head with open mouth, a forelock dressed in a palmette crest, the powerfull chest hung with large tassels molded with florets, the long knotted saddlecloth gathered and tied at both ends showing the fine pleats,the saddle secured by a crupper strap hung with tassels and linked over the hindquarters by a mesh of floral studs, the long elegant tail flicking away from the slender legs.
This superbly modelled horse illustrates clearly the development of tomb figures from the Northern Wei ( 386-534)- with exaggerated slender proportions - , to the Eastern Wei ( 534 -550) -with naturalistically rendered  horses, like the present one.
For similar  mingqi's, we can refer to :
" From Court to Caravan " the Arthur Sackler Collection, 2002, n° 19.
" Works of Art from Shang to Song " , J. Lally, New York, 1996, n° 5.
" Wenwu "  1984, pl. 5.
" Mayuyama, Seventy Years ", vol. I, pl. 174: the similar horse excavated in 1965  from the vicinity of Luoyang,from the tomb of prince Yuan Shao,who died in  520 AD.

The age of this  mingqi is proved  by a Thermoluminiscence  Teste  from  Oxford . ( 3 samples were taken ).

Period :    EASTERN  WEI  :    534  -  550 .
 

 



Amongst the best YONGZHENG RUBY-BACK EGGSHELL has to offer .

Identical plates in :
" Martin Hurst Collection ", G. Williamson , (1970) , pl. XXXI.
"Guide to the later Chinese porcelain ",  ( 1927 ) , W. Honey , pl. 89 .
" Later Chinese Porcelains ", ( 1951 ) , Soame Jenyns, pl. LIV.
" The J.W. Holt Collection  Catalogue ", (1946 ) , n° 182 .
"Enamelled Mandchu Polychrome " O.C.S. exhibition 1951 , cat.n° 237.
" Percival  David Foundation Catalogue ", sec.2, pl. XII , n° A801.
" Guide to Later Chinese Porcelain ", W.B. Honey ,  pl. 89.
" Céramique Chinoise: CLARK Collection ", Beurdeley , pl. 88.
" Arts of the Ching ", O.C.S exhibition 1964 , cat. n° 200.
" Collection of A.C. Cerq.Caldas ", Sotheby's London, 08/05/1990,cat.n°37
 

 

 

 



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Amongst the best YONGZHENG RUBY-BACK EGGSHELL has to offer .

Identical plates in :
" Martin Hurst Collection ", G. Williamson , (1970) , pl. XXXI.
"Guide to the later Chinese porcelain ",  ( 1927 ) , W. Honey , pl. 89 .
" Later Chinese Porcelains ", ( 1951 ) , Soame Jenyns, pl. LIV.
" The J.W. Holt Collection  Catalogue ", (1946 ) , n° 182 .
"Enamelled Mandchu Polychrome " O.C.S. exhibition 1951 , cat.n° 237.
" Percival  David Foundation Catalogue ", sec.2, pl. XII , n° A801.
" Guide to Later Chinese Porcelain ", W.B. Honey ,  pl. 89.
" Céramique Chinoise: CLARK Collection ", Beurdeley , pl. 88.
" Arts of the Ching ", O.C.S exhibition 1964 , cat. n° 200.
" Collection of A.C. Cerq.Caldas ", Sotheby's London, 08/05/1990,cat.n°37
 

 

 

 


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