01 mai 2019

'Luxury on the Nile: Late Antique Attire from Egypt' at Abegg-Stiftung, Riggisberg

Tapestry sleeve ornament (detail; 7th–9th century) Egypt. Photo: Christoph von Viràg; © Abegg-Stiftung, Riggisberg Expensive, extravagant clothes played an important role in society even 1500 years ago in the Egypt of Late Antiquity. Dress could be a visible expression of dignity, rank and aspiration. But how best to do that in an age when men and women, young and old essentially wore the same outfit? The Abegg-Stiftung’s new special exhibition sets out to answer this question. In addition to several tunics or fragments of... [Lire la suite]
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01 mai 2019

A group of seven stone and jade ritual blades, Neolithic Period to Zhou Dynasties

Lot 96. A group of seven stone and jade ritual blades, Neolithic Period to Zhou Dynasties. The largest: 12.3cm (4 1/8in) long. Estimate £ 800 - 1,200 (€ 930 - 1,400). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Including: a semi-circular stone blade with two apertures; an unusual arrow-head form blade with a large hole; and a rectangular jade implement with a chiselled terminal end.  The Durwin Tang Collection of Chinese Jades. Bonhams. Asian Art, London, 13 May 2019 - 14 May 2019
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01 mai 2019

Three green and russet jade bi discs, Han Dynasty or later

Lot 95. Three green and russet jade bi discs, Han Dynasty or later. The largest bi 14cm (5.1/2in) diam. Estimate £ 1,500 - 2,000 (€ 1,700 - 2,300). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Carved with spiral and geometric designs; and a mottled green and russet jade mythical beast seal, Ming Dynasty or earlier.  The Durwin Tang Collection of Chinese Jades. Bonhams. Asian Art, London, 13 May 2019 - 14 May 2019
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01 mai 2019

A selection of blades and axe heads, Neolithic Period to Zhou Dynasties

Lot 94. A selection of blades and axe heads, Neolithic Period to Zhou Dynasties. The longest 8.2cm (3.1/4in). Estimate £ 1,500 - 2,000 (€ 1,700 - 2,300). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Comprising: a stone axe; a dark grey jade axe; an olive and russet streaked jade spearhead; and three green jade blades.  The Durwin Tang Collection of Chinese Jades. Bonhams. Asian Art, London, 13 May 2019 - 14 May 2019  
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01 mai 2019

A jade axe blade, Neolithic Period

Lot 2. A jade axe blade, Neolithic Period; 14.2cm (5 1/8in) long. Estimate £ 1,500 - 2,000 (€ 1,700 - 2,300). © Bonhams 2001-2019 The smooth polished stone of olive tone with grey and mottled creamy russet inclusions, fitted box.  Provenance: a distinguished Italian private collection formed circa 1930s-1940s, and thence by descent Note: The important Italian collector lived and worked in Shanghai between 1932 and 1936, as representative of his Italian company and in 1937, following the... [Lire la suite]
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01 mai 2019

A yellow and russet jade bangle, Shang Dynasty or later

Lot 1. A yellow and russet jade bangle, Shang Dynasty or later; 8.8cm (3.1/2in) diam. Estimate £ 2,000 - 3,000 (€ 2,300 - 3,500). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Of waisted cylindrical form, the stone with russet, brown and creamy inclusions, fitted box.  Provenance: An Asian private collection, acquired in 1948. Bonhams. Asian Art, London, 13 May 2019 - 14 May 2019
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01 mai 2019

Christie's Paris announces highlights included in its Asian Art sale

© Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Paris – Le 12 juin prochain, Christie’s Paris présentera sa vente d’Art d’Asie, toujours très sélective, où seront proposés des objets de grande qualité, dont la majeure partie est issue de collections privées. La section dédiée à la Chine proposera un magnifique vase couvert ‘double-gourde’ en jade blanc et rouille. Datant de l’époque Qianlong (1736-1795), sixième empereur de la dynastie Qing, il est méticuleusement sculpté et repose sur un délicat pied circulaire. Ce vase est orné d’une... [Lire la suite]
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