13 janvier 2014

Kitsune Japanese Art: Japanese art & antiques @ Art in Brussels. 4 to 8 June 2014

Japanese ginbin – silver teapot. Marked “Mitsukoshi” (Japan's oldest department store). Handle in woven bamboo and lid knob in yamasango (mountain coral), Late Taisho-period (1912-1926). Photo courtesy Kitsune Japanese Art. Japanese Mino Yoroidokkuri – (“armor scale” style sake bottle), Edo-period,  18th century. H: 21 cm. D: 11.5 cm. Photo courtesy Kitsune Japanese Art. The name of this type of Mino ware derives from the textured pattern rouletted onto the clear-glazed portion of its surface, which reminded Japanese of... [Lire la suite]

13 janvier 2014

Jacques How-Choong: Oriental art @ Art in Brussels. 4 to 8 June 2014

Sitting Buddha, China, Yunnan province, 13th-14th century.Hard wood covered with lacquer and gold, 39cm high. Photo courtesy Jacques How-Choong. Archaic vase, China, Han dynasty, circa 1st BC -AD 1st century. Decorated with elaborate and deep engravings of mountains, animals, immortal spirits and fantastic beasts. 28cm high. Photo courtesy Jacques How-Choong. Jacques How has been collecting and dealing in Chinese and South East Asian art, specialising in particular in rare early Buddhist art (he focuses on Dali Kingdom... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2014

Nayef Homsi: Ancient art of Asia @ Art in Brussels. 4 to 8 June 2014

An Illustration from a Nayika Series: A Princess Entertained by Musicians. Opaque Watercolour. Heightened with Gold on Paper, India, Guler, circa 1780. Attributed to a follower of Nainsukh, 11 1/8 x 8 in. - 28.5 x 20.5 cm. Photo courtesy Nayef Homsi Buddha Seated on Lion Throne. Grey Schist, Ancient Region of Gandhara, circa 2nd century, 28 in / 48 cm. Photo courtesy Nayef Homsi Based in New York City, Nayef Homsi is a dealer of antiquities, works on paper, and fine decorative objects from India, Southeast Asia, and the... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2014

Karim Grusenmeyer: Exquisite sculpture & objects @ Art in Brussels. 4 to 8 June 2014

A Chinese wall relief representing a mythical qilin.  Terra cotta. Late Ming to early Qing dynasty, 17th Century. H. 196 X W. 170 cm. TL Tested. Photo courtesy Karim Grusenmeyer Mucalinda sheltering Gautama Buddha. Sandstone, remains of lacquer, Mon Dvaravati, Thailand, 8th to 9th Century. H 38,5 cm. photo credit Studio Roger Asselberghs-Frédéric Dehaen Art Loss Register ref # S00031713 Karim Grusenmeyer is a sinologist specialized in exquisite sculpture, objects of beauty and jewelry from China, Southeast- and South... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2014

Famarte/Farah Massart. Indian and South East Asian art @ Art in Brussels. 4 to 8 June 2014

Relief with Siddhartha and his family, Gandhara, 2nd-3th Century AD. Gray schist. W 43 cm. Photo courtesy Famarte/Farah Massart Provenance: Private Japanese collection acquired 1974-1976 Published: Isao Kurita, Gandharan Art I, The Buddha's life story, 2003, p. 294, no. 654 Sitting Buddha, Phra Singh. Bronze, cast in the lost wax method, traces of lacquer and gilding, Lan Na Kingdom, Thailand, 16th Century. H 67 cm x W 59 cm. Photo courtesy Famarte/Farah Massart Provenance: German Collection. Driven by passion and curiosity... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2014

Duchange & Riché. Arts de la Chine et du Japon @ Art in Brussels. 4 to 8 June 2014

Blue and White dish painted with two seated figures of Persian, China, Transitional Period, 1640, diameter 32.5 cm. Photo courtesy Duchange & Riché. Provenance: French Collection Reference: The Percival David Foundation in the British Museum: “OrientalCeramics.The world's Great Collections – Vol 7 pl 194” Gild-Bronze figure of Guanyin seated in Dhyanasana, China, Ming Period, XVI° XVII° century. Bronze. Height: 46 cm. Photo courtesy Duchange & Riché. Provenance: Belgium Collection. Anne Duchange and Philippe Riché's... [Lire la suite]

13 janvier 2014

Carlos Cruanas. Art of India, Himalaya and South East Asia @ Asian Art in Brussels. 4 to 8 June 2014

Cauvisi with Jina Parsvanatha, Madhya Pradesh, India, 10th century. Sandstone; h. 64 cm. Photo courtesy Carlos Cruanas Provenance: Private European collection acquired 1990. Sothebys London Published: Sacred Art of Indic Traditions, 2005 Vaishnava Saint, South India, Vijayanagara period, circa 14th century. Bronze. Heigth: 64 cm. Photo courtesy Carlos Cruanas Carlos Cruanas has travelled extensively throughout Asia since 1975 and has lived for long periods in India, Nepal and Thailand. His initial anthropological curiosity... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2014

Carlo Cristi. Arte Orientale Tessili @ Asian Art in Brussels. 4 to 8 June 2014

Samadhi Buddha, Gilt bronze, Ceylon, Polonnaruva period, 11th-12th century. 17,5 cm h. Photo courtesy Carlo Cristi. Detail of a silk tunic with birds in trilobed niches and winged royal horses. Polychrome silk, Mon Dvaravati, Central Asia, (Uzbekistan) 7th-8th century ( C14 ). 150 cm length. Photo courtesy Carlo Cristi. Carlo Cristi has been actively collecting and dealing in the field of asian art since early 80's. His interests in himalayan art date from early 70's when traveled and resided in India, Nepal, Philippines... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2014

Buddhist Art. Khmer, Himalayan and South East Asian art @ Art in Brussels. 4 to 8 June 2014

Stele of Visnu, India, Pala period, 11th century, black stone, 50 cm. Photo courtesy Buddhist Art. From an old swiss collection acquired from Dr. Biegler Asian Art, Zurich. Portrait of Dondrup Sangpo, Abbot of Drepung Monastery, Tibet, 16th century. Bronze, 21 cm. Photo courtesy Buddhist Art. In 6 years in business Buddhist Art has been offering a wide selection of top quality Khmer and Chinese/Tibetan sculpture as well as selected masterpieces of Thai, Burmese and Lao Art. We are regularly exhibiting at Asia Week in New... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2014

Astamangala. Ancient art from Tibet, Nepal and India @ Asian Art in Brussels

Bookcover (leg-shing), Tibet, around 1200 AD. Painted and gilded wood, 36 x 14 cm. Photo courtesy Astamangala. Astamangala, established in 1979, is the only gallery in the Netherlands specializing in ancient art and ethnographical objects from the Himalayan region. The gallery is situated in the world-famous Spiegelkwartier, the Amsterdam centre of art and antiques. The main focus is on art from the Tibetan Buddhist world, with a large collection of thangkas, sculptures in wood, bronze and copper repoussé, ritual objects,... [Lire la suite]
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