Alain.R.Truong

28 janvier 2022

Zhou dynasty bronzes sold at Sotheby's New York 17 september 2013

Lot 15. A bronze ritual food vessel (gui), Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC. Length 11 5/8  in., 29.5 cm. Lot Sold: 125,000 USD. (Estimate: 30,000 – 50,000 USD). © Sotheby's boldly cast with a swelling body below an everted rim with a band of eight archaistic kui dragons between bow-string borders and divided into four pairs by a small animal mask on each side, the vessel flanked by a pair of loop handles each issuing from a bovine mask and... [Lire la suite]

28 janvier 2022

Shang dynasty bronzes sold at Sotheby's New York 17 september 2013

Lot 12. A bronze tripod ritual wine vessel (jue), Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC. Height 8 in., 20.3 cm. Lot Sold: 20,000 USD. (Estimate: 15,000 – 20,000 USD). © Sotheby's stoutly cast, the body of deep U-form shape raised on three tapering blade supports, the sides with two taotie masks formed of detached scrolled reserves enclosing leiwen and two rectangular protuberant eyes; one centered by a narrow notched flange, the other by the bovine mask loop handle, surmounted by a band of upright... [Lire la suite]
27 janvier 2022

Around the World in Blue and White: Selections from the William C. Weese Collection of Chinese Ceramics at Michigan

ANN ARBOR, MICH.- The technology and taste for blue and white porcelain originated in China in the fourteenth century, and quickly set off a worldwide craze that lasted five hundred years. Installed across four different galleries at UMMA, this exhibition explores that history and tracks the influence of blue and white ceramics across the globe. First commissioned by Muslim merchants living in China, blue and white porcelain found its way to Southeast and East Asia, the Middle East, the eastern coast of the African... [Lire la suite]
27 janvier 2022

$12M gift of Chinese calligraphy transforms Asian art collection at U-M Museum of Art

 The Lo family in Taiwan in 1963. Image courtesy of Elaine Chang.  ANN ARBOR, MICH.- The University of Michigan Museum of Art has received a gift of Chinese calligraphy from the family of Lo Chia-Lun valued at more than $12 million—the largest gift of art in the university's history.The Lo Chia-Lun Calligraphy Collection, donated by his daughter Jiu-Fong Lo Chang and her husband Kuei-sheng Chang, will transform the museum's Asian art collection, adding an impressive breadth of works to an already stellar... [Lire la suite]
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26 janvier 2022

A fine cinnabar lacquer 'Red cliff' box and cover, Mark and period of Qianlong

Lot 78. A fine cinnabar lacquer 'Red cliff' box and cover, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 18cm., 7 1/8 in. Sold 18,000 GBP (Estimate 6,000 - 8,000 GBP). © Sotheby's.  the circular cover finely and deeply carved with a key-fret medallion enclosing figures in a mountainous landscape scene, the straight sides of the box and cover carved with nine alternating floral medallions and pairs of bats reserved on a key-fret diaper ground, the interior and base lacquered black, the interior of the... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2022

A good imperial cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' box and cover, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 75. A good imperial cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' box and cover, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 18.5cm., 7 1/4 in. Sold 28,800 GBP (Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 GBP). © Sotheby's.  the straight-sided circular box and cover profusely carved with three scaly five-clawed dragons in mutual pursuit of a flaming pearl, all amidst tumultuous foaming waves, the interior and base lacquered black, the interior of the cover inscribed longwen baohe, the base carved and gilt with a... [Lire la suite]

26 janvier 2022

A rare large carved cinnabar lacquer square dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 77. A rare large carved cinnabar lacquer square dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 39.5cm., 15 1/2 in. Sold 180,000 GBP (Estimate 10,000 - 15,000 GBP). © Sotheby's.  the rounded sides with indented corners, decorated to the interior with a pair of opposing phoenix in flight, both with spread wings and finely incised feathers, hovering in front of large stems of lotus issuing from rocks, bearing ten blooms, carved in relief through the bright brick-red lacquer... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2022

An archaistic silver-inlaid bronze tapir incense burner and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 41. An archaistic silver-inlaid bronze tapir incense burner and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 18.5cm., 7 1/4 in. Sold 12,000 GBP (Estimate 10,000 - 15,000 GBP). © Sotheby's.  the beast cast standing four square with head raised and ears pricked, decorated to either side of the body with archaistic C-shaped scrolls inlaid with silver wire and further inlaid around the head and hooves, the back with a hinged domed cover surmounted by an upright post and capped finial, the... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2022

A rare white marble figure of a lokapala, Tang dynasty, 8th century

Lot 29. A rare white marble figure of a lokapala, Tang dynasty, 8th century; 51.5cm., 20 1/8 in. Sold 96,000 GBP (Estimate 80,000 - 100,000 GBP). © Sotheby's.  the guardian finely carved standing, his body slightly twisted to the right with both hands resting atop his sword (now missing), dressed in full armour with large circular breastplates and a bow-tied cape around his shoulder falling over flowing sleeves emerging from dragon-head epaulets, all above an... [Lire la suite]
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26 janvier 2022

Cindy Chao New High Jewellery Collection — Coral Earrings & Magnolia Earrings

Cindy Chao New High Jewellery Collection — Coral Earrings © Cindy Chao Cindy Chao New High Jewellery Collection — Magnolia Earrings © Cindy Chao Cindy Chao is dedicated to using the classic 18th century artisan technique of crafting designs in wax (cire perdue) before completing these intricate sculptures with precious metal and gemstones.
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