23 juin 2017

A jade tiger, Shang Dynasty and a jade bird, Western Zhou Dynasty

Lot 20. A jade tiger, Shang Dynasty and a jade bird, Western Zhou Dynasty. Estimate HK$60,000 - 80,000 (US$7,700 - 10,000). Sold for HK$ 562,500 (€64,546). Photo: Bonhams. The crouching tiger carved from a thick section of jade with distinctly incised details of eyes, ears, limbs and tail in low-relief, 3.9cm (1 1/2in) long; the small bird carved in three sections with the top indicating the head, the middle part as the body and the tapering section with a flared end as the tail, 2.5cm (1in) long; both... [Lire la suite]
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23 juin 2017

A jade ox, Late Shang Dynasty

Lot 19. A jade ox, Late Shang Dynasty, 4.8cm (2in) long. Estimate HK$60,000 - 80,000 (US$7,700 - 10,000). Sold for HK$ 375,000 (€43,030). Photo: Bonhams. The thick plaque carved in the form of a recumbent ox with the features of the face and limbs delineated in grooved details, the pale green stone with areas of opaque buff inclusions. Provenance: J.D.Chen King Kwei Mr and Mrs Malcolm E. McPherson, acquired from Mayuyama & Co., Tokyo, in the late 1950sChristie's New York, 19 March 2008,... [Lire la suite]
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23 juin 2017

An inscribed jade tablet, gui, Shang Dynasty or later

Lot 18. An inscribed jade tablet, gui, Shang Dynasty or later, 13cm (5in) long. Estimate HK$350,000 - 450,000 (US$45,000 - 58,000). Sold for HK$ 687,500 (€78,889). Photo: Bonhams. The tapering tablet delicately carved in double lines to depict archaic motifs of mythical beast and bird, the edges slightly bevelled, the reverse with a vertical raised rib at the centre incised with oracle bone script reading Zhui wang san nian zheng yue chu ji, the softly polished stone of olive-green tone with... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2017

A rare jade ox-head pendant, Late Shang Dynasty

Lot 16. A rare jade ox-head pendant, Late Shang Dynasty, 4.3cm (1 3/4in) long. Estimate HK$80,000 - 100,000 (US$10,000 - 13,000). Sold for HK$ 500,000 (€57,374). Photo: Bonhams. The thick arched stone carved as an ox-head on the convex side, skilfully carved with a pair of protruding eyes surrounded by incised double outlines, beneath incised eyebrows and low-relief horns, with two pierced holes flanking the nose, the stone of pale green tone with minor russet inclusions. Provenance: Sotheby's New... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2017

A rare jade dragon, Late Shang Dynasty

Lot 15. A rare jade dragon, Late Shang Dynasty, 5.7cm (2in) long. Estimate HK$150,000 - 200,000 (US$19,000 - 26,000). Sold for HK$ 350,000 (€40,162). Photo: Bonhams. Carved in the form of a coiled dragon with its tail curving towards the head, deftly carved with double-line scrolls with protruding eyes on both sides, the softly polished stone of greyish tone suffused with dark brown markings. Provenance: Tse Siu Bong, Hong Kong, 1982The Songzhutang collection, no.19 Published and... [Lire la suite]
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23 juin 2017

Two jade dragons, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu and Hongshan Cultures

Lot 7. Two jade dragons, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu and Hongshan Cultures, 4.2cm (1 3/4in) and 3.7cm (1 3/8in) wide (2). Estimate HK$70,000 - 100,000 (US$9,000 - 13,000). Sold for HK$ 475,000 (€54,505). Photo: Bonhams. Each thickly carved in the shape of a circular ring resembling a stylised coiled dragon with the horns, eyes and snout subtly depicted in relief, the larger stone smoothly polished, and of pale green tone suffused with buff inclusions, the other of dark olive-green tone mottled with black... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2017

Porcelaine, chefs-d'œuvre de la collection Ise à l’Hôtel d’Heidelbach

"Porcelaine, chefs-d'œuvre de la collection Ise": Affiche PARIS - Les chefs-d’œuvre de céramique chinoise de la collection Ise sont exposés pour la première fois en France. Monochromes, céladons, « trois couleurs », porcelaines bleu et blanc, etc., au-delà d’un parcours esthétique et historique, le MNAAG vous invite à la rencontre de la passion d’un collectionneur. Riche agro-industriel et philanthrope, Hikonobu Ise commence à constituer sa collection de céramiques il y a une trentaine d’années, afin, dit-il,... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2017

"113 Ors d'Asie" au Musée Guimet

113 Ors d'Asie : Affiche PARIS - Sur tout le continent asiatique, l’or tient une place centrale. Présent dans la symbolique bouddhique, le bouddhisme tantrique et, pour une moindre part, l’hindouisme et le jainisme, le lumineux métal ne pouvait que s’inscrire dans une exposition d’envergure. Pour cette occasion le musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet a choisi d’interroger ses propres collections, dont certaines, ressorties des réserves, restaurées ou nouvellement acquises, viendront former un... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2017

"Flower Power: Spirit of the Summer of Love in Full Bloom" opens at the Asian Art Museum

Me and Kaikai and Kiki, 2010, by Takashi Murakami (Japanese, b. 1962). Silkscreen; platinum leaf on paper; ed. 12/50. Asian Art Museum, Museum purchase, R2016.39.3. © Takashi Murakami. Photograph © Asian Art Museum. SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- The 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love in San Francisco conjures images of hippies frolicking in the park with daisies in their hair. But the power of flowers to inspire peace and love goes back far more than 50 years and far beyond our city shores. From June 23 – Oct. 1, 2017 the Asian... [Lire la suite]