13 mars 2012

A very rare white glass dragon-from weight, 18th century

A very rare white glass dragon-from weight, 18th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Finely carved in imitation of jade as a scaly dragon with two horns and a segmented mane coiled amidst and atop clouds, the semi-opaque glass with tiny flecks of russet color; 2¼ in. (5.7 cm.) across, box. Estimate $28,000 - $35,000  清十八世紀 涅白料仿白玉團龍鎮紙 Provenance: Christie's, South Kensington, 15 July 2005, lot 222.  Notes: This rare, small dragon-form white glass weight with its flecks of russet color is... [Lire la suite]
13 mars 2012

A large carved 'yaozhou' 'Musk Mallow' bowl. Northern Song dynasty

A large carved 'yaozhou' 'Musk Mallow' bowl. Northern Song dynasty. Photo Sotheby's with rounded sides rising to a straight rim thickened with a double ridge on the outside, freely carved on the inside with large blossoms and leaves, all under a lustrous gray-green glaze pooled in the recesses highlighting the incised decoration, the beveled, unglazed foot ring burned brown in the firing. Diameter 8 1/2 in., 21.6 cm. Estimate 15,000-20,000 USD Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics &... [Lire la suite]
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13 mars 2012

A carved 'yaozhou' bowl. Northern Song dynasty

A carved 'yaozhou' bowl. Northern Song dynasty. Photo Sotheby's with rounded sides curving inward to a wide mouth with an incised scalloped neckline, freely carved around the body with leafy floral sprays beneath a lustrous bubble-suffused dark olive-green glaze, the tapered foot ring unglazed for firing. Diameter 3 5/8 in., 9.3 cm. Estimate 12,000-18,000 USD NOTE: A closely related example was sold in these rooms, 23rd March 2011, lot 522. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of... [Lire la suite]
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13 mars 2012

A silvery bronze circular mirror with two animals and inscription. Sui-Early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century

A silvery bronze circular mirror with two animals and inscription. Sui-Early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012  Finely cast in high relief with five lively dogs racing around the knob within a ridge that separates them from an inscription encircled by narrow hatchured and diaper bands set below the raised outer edge, with malachite encrustation; 4 11/16 in. (11.9 cm.) diam., 3/8 in. (1 cm.) thick, box; 423.9g. Estimate $15,000 - $18,000 隋/初唐 賞得秦王銘神獸紋銅鏡 Provenance; Robert H.... [Lire la suite]
13 mars 2012

A rare silvery bronze circular mirror with zodiac animals. Sui dynasty (581-618)

A rare silvery bronze circular mirror with zodiac animals. Sui dynasty (581-618). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Crisply cast in high relief with two feline beasts biting each other's tail as they race around the knob while four animals are shown between semi-circles in the main field which is encircled by a sawtooth band, all below a band on the rim in which six animal masks bite the inner edge and separate the twelve animals of the zodiac arranged in pairs, encircled by an outer border of scrolls, with some malachite... [Lire la suite]
13 mars 2012

A rare rhinoceros horn archaistic libation cup, jue. Qing dynasty, 17th century

A rare rhinoceros horn archaistic libation cup, jue. Qing dynasty, 17th century.Photo Sotheby's carved in the form of an archaic bronze drinking vessel, the mouth surrounded by a flared flange, one side with a channeled spout the other tapering to a point, both sides of the rim incised with a key-fret band, set with two opposing upright capped finials, the body carved with a wide floret-diaper band, one side set with an undercut handle issuing from the mouth of a lion mask, all supported on three splayed... [Lire la suite]
13 mars 2012

A rhinoceros horn 'Lotus Leaf' libation cup. Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

A rhinoceros horn 'Lotus Leaf' libation cup. Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Photo Sotheby's carved in delicate detail as a bundle of reeds, lotus leaves and blossoms, one large leaf with characteristic veining on the interior and exterior forming the cup, the stems bent upwards and forming the openwork base and handle, the horn of an amber color darkening towards the base of the cup.. Length 5 1/4 in., 13.4 cm. Estimate 150,000-250,000 USD Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics &... [Lire la suite]
13 mars 2012

Sotheby's Classical Chinese painting sale to be held in New York during Asia Week

Emperors of the Southern Song, 12th to 13th Century. Calligraphy In Various Script Forms. Est. $750,000/1 million, (one of four is pictured). Photo: Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- On March 22, 2012, Sotheby’s New York will present Fine Classical Chinese Paintings, the debut sale of this category in Sotheby’s New York March Asia Week series of events. The auction will include a rich and varied selection of fine paintings and calligraphy dating from the 12th century to the 20th century. The number of important and rare works, many from... [Lire la suite]
13 mars 2012

Statuette de personnage assis. Vietnam. Époque 19ème siècle

Statuette de personnage assis. Vietnam. Époque 19ème siècle. Photo POUSSE-CORNET SARL - VALOIR en bois laqué or, rouge, blanc et noir. (Éclats et une main détachée). H. 36 cm.  POUSSE-CORNET SARL - VALOIR. DIMANCHE 15 AVRIL à 14H15. 32 avenue du Maréchal Maunoury 41000 Blois. Tél. : 02.54.78.45.58Fax : 02.54.78.68.01 - Email : pousse.cornet@wanadoo.fr
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