04 septembre 2011

A mirror-black monochrome vase with trumpet neck and white-glazed base.

A mirror-black monochrome vase with trumpet neck and white-glazed base.  Photo Bonhams With wood stand. 29cm (11.5in) high. (2). Estimate: £400 - 600, HK$ 5,100 - 7,700   Bonhams. Chinese & other Asian Works of Art, 7 Sep 2011, Knightsbridge www.bonhams.com
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04 septembre 2011

A hardstone carving in the form of a foliated archaic bronze mirror.

A hardstone carving in the form of a foliated archaic bronze mirror. Photo Bonhams Decorated in relief with a central boss and birds amongst clouds; 9cm (about 3½in) diam.   Bonhams. Chinese & other Asian Works of Art, 7 Sep 2011, Knightsbridge www.bonhams.com
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04 septembre 2011

A bronze mirror of foliate form with central boss, decorated with figures in an ethereal landscape

A bronze mirror of foliate form with central boss, decorated with figures in an ethereal landscape.  Photo Bonhams 22cm (8.20in) diam. Bonhams. Chinese & other Asian Works of Art, 7 Sep 2011, Knightsbridge www.bonhams.com
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04 septembre 2011

Chinese steel mirror with lac burgaute decoration &bronze mirror. possibly Shang dynasty

 Chinese steel mirror with lac burgaute decoration. Photo courtesy Freeman's  The circular mirror decorated to one side with mother-of-pearl figures in a black ground within a petal border.  D: 8 1/2 in. Estimate $1,200-1,500 Chinese bronze mirror.  possibly Shang dynasty.  Photo courtesy Freeman's The round and heavily oxidized hand mirror carved with archaic scrolling and mounted with small cast ring.  D: 5 1/2 in. Oxidized condition appropriate to age, crack at rim, chips and... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2011

Chinese Antique Bronze Mirrors @ Sotheby's, NY

  A Large Silvered Bronze Lobed Mirror. Tang Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's well cast, of eight-lobed form, the central hemispherical knop enclosed by eight petals within a circular dog-tooth frame, the decorative field with four luscious open flowerheads alternating with four clusters of lotus flowers, all cast in shallow relief with raised outlines, the bright silvery patina with areas of light green encrustation. Diameter 10 3/8 in., 26.4 cm. Estimate  15,000-20,000 USD Property Of The Sano Art Museum, Mishima... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2011

Rhinoceros Horn Libation Cups @ Sotheby's, NY

A Magnificent Rhinoceros Horn Libation Cup With Hawks, Signed You Kan. Qing Dynasty, 17th-18th Century. Photo Sotheby's the tall horn superbly carved in high relief as a pair of hawks by a gnarled tree with branches growing from the sides of a mountain ledge, several entwined branches forming the handle, and a few leafy twigs extending over the rim, one hawk perched on a small branch that extends round the side, the other in flight with legs drawn up and wings outstretched, the feathers finely incised, inscribed with a... [Lire la suite]


04 septembre 2011

Chinese rhinoceros horn log raft carving, 17th-18th century

Chinese rhinoceros horn log raft carving,  17th-18th century.  Photo courtesy Freeman's  The well-carved, openwork vessel shows Zhang Qian riding comfortably in his hollowed log raft; horn of dark burnished patina; with well-carved openwork wood base resembling turbulent water.  L: 5 3/4 in. Very dark patina, some handling wear but no evidence of major breaks, losses or repairs.  Estimate $10,000-15,000  Freeman's. FINE & DECORATIVE ASIAN ARTS.  Saturday, September 10 at 10am... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2011

"Palladio and His Legacy: A Transatlantic Journey" @ Carnegie Museum of Art

Engraved after Sebastiano Ricci, Conjectural portrait of Andrea Palladio, c. 1715, frontispiece from Giacomo Leoni, The Architecture of A. Palladio (1715–1720). Royal Institute of British Architects, British Architectural Library. PITTSBURGH, PA.- Italian Renaissance master Andrea Palladio (1508–1580) is considered one of the most influential architects of the last 500 years. From September 3 to December 31, Palladio and His Legacy: A Transatlantic Journey will be on view at the Heinz Architectural Center at Carnegie Museum of Art,... [Lire la suite]
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04 septembre 2011

Most important new reference book on Chinese export porcelain published by Jorge Welsh Books

Entry 252 (Vol. II, p. 104), Tureen in the shape of a crouching crab and fixed stand. Porcelain decorated in famille rose enamels and gold. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795), ca. 1770. Height: 10.5 cm; length of stand: 22.8 cm; width of stand: 21.5. LONDON.- The most important new reference book on Chinese export porcelain to have been published for many years reveals for the first time comprehensive details of what is probably the world’s best private collection of pieces intended primarily for the European market. The RA... [Lire la suite]
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04 septembre 2011

 LUOYANG CITY.- A worker sprays water to keep humidity of the excavation of Eastern Zhou Dynasty (770 BC-221 BC) in Luoyang city, central China s Henan province. In the main pit of the excavation, remainings of five chariots and 12 horses were found, suspected belonging to a minister at that time. EPA/ZHANG XIAOLI.


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