Natural melo pearls earring of 46,22 ct and 43,16ct from Vietnam by Federico Barlocher.
Price: price on request. Farlang
Truong Tân (born 1963), Chalk Drawing, ‘Don’t cry for me‘. Photo courtesy Auctionata
The drawing ‘Don’t cry for me!’ by Truong Tan is signed on the lower right ‘Truong Tan’, and titled in the centre ‘Don’t cry for me!’. The drawing is in very good condition with merely slight traces of storage. The dimensions of the sheet are 50 x 64.9 cm. Colour chalk on black cardboard. Estimation: €720 – €900
Provenance: Private Collection, Berlin
This drawing in white in red chalk on black cardboard was created by the Vietnamese artist Truong Tan. In his works, Tan addresses prejudices that prevail in the tradition-bound society of Vietnam. Based on his own experience, the artist examines images of homosexuality in a conservative environment. This approach becomes eminent in ‘Don’t cry for me!’, a homoerotic drawing. Three men are depicted in simple contours – a characteristic of Tan’s drawing style. In a drastic imagery, the artist, who also identifies himself as an anti-aids-activist, points at the dangers of unprotected intercourse. The Vietnamese artist feels freer in Europe with regards to his artistic freedom of expression, thus, besides Hanoi, he also lives and works in Paris.
Truong Tan (born 1963)
Truong Tan was born in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, in 1963, where he studied at the University of Fine Arts. In his oeuvre the homosexual artist tries to break with sexual and traditional conventions. He lives and works in Paris and Hanoi. He has had solo exhibitions for example at the Kunsthalle in Bielefeld (1996) and at the Museum of Asian Art in Berlin (1999). Furthermore, he was represented at the Singapore Biennale (2008) and in a group exhibition at the Singapore Art Museum (2011). Some of his works are in the collection of the Guggenheim Museum.
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Lê Dinh Chu, Vietnamese Boatman, 1954.
Sheet-fed PhotoGravure printed by Georges Lang (Paris, France printers) – Image size approx. 9″x9″. Excellent – 60 years old, Seal mounted on acid free matboard. Estimate $110 – $120
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Pot à chaux en porcelaine bleu et blanc, Chine pour le Vietnam, 19e siècle.
à décor de paysage lacustre. H. : 15 cm. Estimation 80 € – 100 €
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Jar with moulded panels painted with different forms of the lotus flower. Decorated in underglaze blue. Red River Delta, northern Vietnam, 1450-1480, stoneware. Height: 16.5 centimetres. Diameter: 22.5 centimetres. Purchased from Bluett & Sons. 1928,1016.1. British Museum © The Trustees of the British Museum.
Although they were never shipped to Europe on the grand scale of Chinese porcelain, from the 16th century rare Vietnamese blue-and-white reached the collections of the royal houses of Europe. This jar testifies to the high regard Vietnamese ceramics were held in 16th century Europe. A similar jar to this British Museum example was presented in 1590 by the Grand Duke Ferdinando Medici of Tuscany to Prince Christian I Elector of Saxony ( r. 1586-1591). It was part of a gift of 16 ceramics all the others are Chinese. Eight ceramics from this gift survive, including the Vietnamese piece, in the Dresden Porcelain collection. This jar is listed in the Dresden inventory as “an octagonal porcelain bowl on the inside painted with white and on the outside with blue leaves”.
Jar decorated with peonies and chrysanthemums and lotus scrolls. Made of blue underglaze pottery. Red River Delta, northern Vietnam, 15thC, stoneware. Height: 28.5 centimetres. Diameter: 37 centimetres. Found in Indonesia,Java. Purchased from Bluett & Sons. 1958,0724.1. British Museum © The Trustees of the British Museum.
Very large blue-and-white dish, finely painted under the glaze in a vivid cobalt blue with a single large peony flower in the centre and floral scroll in the cavetto. Probably Chu Dau kilns, Red River Delta, northern Vietnam, 1440-1460, stoneware. Diameter: 46 centimetres. Brooke Sewell Permanent Fund. Purchased from Eric Nissen. 2009,3014.1. British Museum © The Trustees of the British Museum.
Purchased from the Nissen Collection The large dish with the single peony was acquired by a European in French-Indochina (Vietnam) before the Franco-Vietnamese war (1946—54). His family kept it until 1979. The dish has three, small, evenly-spaced frits apparently caused by the dish having been hung on a wall by metal brackets in the owner’s home. It was sold at the British Rail Pension Fund in January 1979 and remained in that collection until it was sold at Sotheby’s Hong Kong on Tuesday 16th May 1989 when the present owners Mr and Mrs Eric Nissen bought it. It was exhibited at the San Antonio Museum of Art 1986-1988. It has been on loan at the British Museum since 1999 and was exhibited at the British Museum as part of a display of Vietnamese ceramics in 2001.
An almost identical example is in the Ardebil Shrine in Iran.
Exhibition ; 2012 – onwards, Croydon loan,
2014 Sep-2015 Jan, BM WCEC, ‘Ming: 50 years that changed China’
Large baluster form jar painted with three Buddhist lion-dogs chasing brocade ball in underglaze blue. Probably Chu Dau kilns, Red River Delta, northern Vietnam, 1440-1460, stoneware. Height: 52.5 centimetres. Brooke Sewell Permanent Fund. Purchased from Eric Nissen. 2009,3014.4. British Museum© The Trustees of the British Museum.
Exhibited: 2014 Sep-2015 Jan, BM WCEC, ‘Ming: 50 years that changed China’