23 août 2017

Achaemenid Gold Bowl with Lid. Gold, 6th-5th century B.C.E.

Achaemenid Gold Bowl with Lid. Gold, 6th-5th century B.C.E. D. 10 cm. © Miho Museum. This bowl has a flat base and its cylindrical form is slightly puckered at the top. The bowl has a lid with a central, hammered, disk-shaped protruding handle.
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23 août 2017

Pre-Achaemenid Silver Compound Zoomorphic Vessel. Silver, 8th-6th century B.C.E.

Pre-Achaemenid Silver Compound Zoomorphic Vessel. Silver, 8th-6th century B.C.E. H. 24.2 cm. © Miho Museum. This unusual vessel features a pair of rampant lions, interlocked forelegs on each other's shoulders, standing on a prone bull. The lions are identical, not mirror images, each with its head turned to the right and its right hind leg up on the bull. The lion that treads on the bull's head has a round opening in the back of its snarling mouth that serves as a spout. The gaping mouth of the second lion is solid, but a small,... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2017

Marchant's Rare Longquan Celadons from the 14th and Early 15th Century at Christie's New York, 14 September 2017

The current sale includes a particularly interesting group of Yuan and early Ming celadon wares from the Longquan kilns, which includes some pieces which are extremely rare. Yuan and early Ming Longquan celadons have come to prominence in recent years due to new research, the important exhibition of Ming dynasty Longquan celadon wares, Bilu – Mingdai Longquanyao qingci 碧綠—明代龍泉窯 青瓷 (Green – Longquan Celadons of the Ming), at the National Palace Museum, Taipei in 2009, and the sale of a small number of important pieces in major... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2017

A Vietnamese white-glazed jar, circa 11th-13th century

Lot 172: A Vietnamese white-glazed jar, circa 11th-13th century; H: 10 3/8 in., 26.3cm. Estimate $2,000 – $3,000 © Freeman’s Of tall ovoid form, slight spreading foot, rolled lip and four sinuous lug handles at the shoulder. Provenance: Property from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Gaylord and Pamela Watkins.Acquired from KenSoon Asiatic Art Pte Ltd., Singapore. FREEMAN’S, SEPTEMBER 9, 2017, 10:00 AM EST, PHILADELPHIA, PA, US
23 août 2017

A La Vieille Russie moves to new 5th Ave. showroom

Late 18th century natural pearl and diamond spray brooch, with four drop pearls and diamond swags, mounted in silver. Probably from the Russian Crown Jewels. © A La Vieille Russie, New York NEW YORK, NY.- A La Vieille Russie, the renowned art and antiques gallery, founded in Kiev in 1851, will be moving this Fall to a new Manhattan location designed specifically to showcase its unparalleled collection of antique jewelry, Fabergé, and Russian works of art. After 56 years at the storied corner of Fifth Avenue and 59th... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2017

Bellotto's The Fortress of Königstein from the North acquired by the National Gallery

Bernardo Bellotto, The Fortress of Königstein from the North, About 1756-8. Oil on canvas, 132.1 x 236.2 cm © The National Gallery, London. LONDON.- The Fortress of Königstein from the North by Bellotto, which was due to be exported from Britain, has been saved for the nation and went on display in Trafalgar Square today (Tuesday 22 August 2017). Bernardo Bellotto’s works are among the very greatest of 18th-century view paintings, and The Fortress of Königstein from the North is undoubtedly one of the finest examples. It... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2017

Sotheby’s Hong Kong presents an important rare ru guanyao brush washer, Northern Song dynasty from the Le Cong Tang collection

An  important and extremely rare Ru guanyao brush washer, Northern Song dynasty from the Le Cong Tang collection, “…today it is very difficult to obtain…” Zhou Hui, 3rd year of the Shaoxi period, Southern Song Dynasty (corresponding to 1192), estimated to fetch in excess of HK$100 million / US$13 million. Courtesy Sotheby's. HONG KONG - This autumn, Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Autumn Sales 2017 will be held on 3 October at Hall 1, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The sale... [Lire la suite]
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