04 mars 2018

A Gilt Bronze Figure Of A Guardian Lion, Northern Qi-Sui Dynasty (550-618)

Lot 8031. A Gilt Bronze Figure Of A Guardian Lion, Northern Qi-Sui Dynasty (550-618); 4in (10.3cm) high. Estimate US$ 12,000 - 18,000 (€ 9,700 - 15,000) © Bonhams 2001-2018 Seated on its haunches with front legs firmly braced, the well-delineated head with bulging eyes and exposed fangs, supported by a powerful body, the fur of the broad mane, forelegs and tail finely cast, the overall gilded surface gilded with a vivid green encrusted patina.  Property from the Collection of Sally S. and Decatur H. Miller... [Lire la suite]

04 mars 2018

A Finely Cast Archaic Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel, Gu, Shang Dynasty, Anyang phase (1300–1050 BC)

Lot 8030. A Finely Cast Archaic Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel, Gu, Shang Dynasty, Anyang phase (1300–1050 BC); 12 1/4in (31.1cm) high. Estimate US$ 70,000 - 100,000 (€ 57,000 - 81,000) © Bonhams 2001-2018 The slender vessel cast at the flaring trumpet-form neck with four blades each enclosing attenuated cicada forms with double eyes forming dispersed taotie masks in raised relief above a fine leiwen ground and extending from an unusual horizontal band of raised eye-centered cusped quatrfoils, the central knop... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2018

A fine and rare Repousse Parcel-Gilt Silver Bowl, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 8036. A fine and rare Repousse Parcel-Gilt Silver Bowl, Tang Dynasty (618-907); 8 1/2in (21.5cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 80,000 - 120,000 (€ 65,000 - 97,000). Sold for US$ 87,500 (€ 71,045). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Finely worked in repousse with steep, quatrelobed sides, the rim interior banded and gilt with a continuous leafy scroll pattern about the central well enclosed by a band of overlapping 'peacock feathers' surrounding a fierce coiled makara in repousse chasing a flaming pearl amid stylized... [Lire la suite]
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04 mars 2018

A rare Jun-type purple glazed tea bowl, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 8029. A rare Jun-type purple glazed tea bowl, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644); 3 1/4in (8.3cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 15,000 - 20,000 (€ 12,000 - 16,000). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Well-potted with gently rounded sides curving in slightly just below the everted rim, the exterior covered in a rich mottled purple glaze, extending over the rim into the interior where it transitions to a milky-blue glaze, which also covers the foot, except for the unglazed dark-brown foot ring.  Provenance: Collection of of... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2018

A rare grey limestone figure of Maitreya, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534)

Lot 8028. A rare grey limestone figure of Maitreya, Northern Wei dynasty  (386-534); 12 1/4in (31cm) high. Estimate US$ 40,000 - 60,000 (€ 32,000 - 49,000). © Bonhams 2001-2018 The slender figure seated with right leg crossed over the left knee, with one finger of the right hand pensively touching the cheek, the left hand resting on the crossed leg and held in karanamudra, dressed in long flowing robes draping the lower body in soft pleats, the narrow face with contemplative expression surmounted by the... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2018

A Gem-set, Cultured Pearl and Diamond Sautoir

 Lot 710. A Gem-set, Cultured Pearl and Diamond Sautoir. Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000 (€ 3,100 - 4,100). © Bonhams 2001-2018 The pendant set with seed pearls and brilliant-cut diamonds, centring upon a pear-shaped ruby, with a suspending tassel composed of cultured pearls measuring 5.3-2.0mm, completed by a circular-cut colourless gemstone and ruby bead chain, pendant detachable, diamonds approx. 2.25cts total, rubies approx. 40.10cts total, lengths: pendant 11.5cm, necklace 91.6cm.  ... [Lire la suite]
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04 mars 2018

A Jadeite and Diamond Necklace

  Lot 692. A Jadeite and Diamond Necklace. Estimate HK$ 130,000 - 180,000 (€ 13,000 - 19,000). © Bonhams 2001-2018 The articulated necklace composed of highly translucent intense green jadeite plaques, the largest measuring 33.1 x 8.4 x 2.8mm, accented by marquise and brilliant-cut diamonds, diamonds approx. 10.20cts total, inner circumference 42.4cm Accompanied by a HKJSL report stating that the selected natural colour fei cui (jadeite jade) has no resin detected.  Bonhams. JEWELS AND... [Lire la suite]
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04 mars 2018

A Sapphire and Diamond Ring

  Lot 145. A 21.30cts Burmese Sapphire and Diamond Ring. Estimate HK$ 150,000 - 250,000 (€ 16,000 - 26,000). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Designed as an uncoiling snake, the head set with an antique cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 21.30cts, accented by brilliant-cut diamonds, ring size 6¼ Accompanied by a SSEF report stating that the natural sapphire has no indications of thermal treatment and originates from Burma (Myanmar).  Bonhams. JEWELS AND JADEITE, 14 Mar 2018, starting at 14:00... [Lire la suite]
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04 mars 2018

Amitayus, Chine, Période Qianlong , 1770

Lot 65. Amitayus, Chine, Période Qianlong , 1770. Estimation 1 800 € / 2 500 €. Photo: Cornette de Saint Cyr Paris Alliage cuivreux doré. H. 18,5 cm Amitayus est assis en padmasana sur un trône architecturé, les mains en dhyanamudra. Un halo était initialement fixé à l’arrière. Une inscription sur la base du socle indique la date dans l’ère Qianlong correspondant à 1770. Provenance : - Collection d’un amateur Belge Arts d’Asie - Art Tribal - Documentation chez Cornette de Saint Cyr... [Lire la suite]
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04 mars 2018

Significant collection of Asian art makes its US debut at the Kimbell

FORT WORTH, TX.- This spring, the Kimbell Art Museum presents the U.S. debut of From the Lands of Asia: The Sam and Myrna Myers Collection. This exhibition will feature nearly 450 objects from this remarkable collection, with works representing key periods in the history of the art of China, Japan, Tibet, Mongolia, Korea and Vietnam. "In following their passion, Sam and Myrna Myers have assembled one of the finest Asian art collections ever amassed," commented Eric M. Lee, director of the Kimbell Art Museum.... [Lire la suite]