23 août 2019

Shang dynasty Jade from the Collection of Stephen Junkunc, III at Sotheby's New York, 10 september 2019

Lot 220. An exceptional and rare archaic green jade ceremonial blade (ge), Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE). Length 12 1/8  in., 30.8 cm. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. thinly carved with the elongated yuan extending to a gently tapered tip, with a beveled edge on one side, the end finely incised with a band of lozenge patterns between triple lines, the nei pierced with an aperture and carved at the end with... [Lire la suite]

23 août 2019

A rare archaic calcified jade ceremonial blade (zhang), Neolithic Period - Shang Dynasty (circa 6500-1046 BCE)

Lot 243. A rare archaic calcified jade ceremonial blade (zhang), Neolithic Period - Shang Dynasty (circa 6500-1046 BCE). Length 11 5/8  in., 29.5 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of elongated form flaring slightly toward the incurred cutting edge, the handle pierced with an aperture and flanked by two projections, one with a small tooth set above, the stone of an opaque beige color with a blackish-brown dressing patinating the surface. ... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2019

Shang-Western Zhou dynasty Jade from the Florence and Herbert Irving Gift at Sotheby's NY, 10 september 2019

Lot 35. A calcified jade carving of a bird, Shang - Early Western Zhou dynasty (circa 1600-771 BCE). Height 2 in., 5.2 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.   the flat stone carved on both sides as a recumbent bird in profile, with large circular eyes and long sloping beak, a long hooked feather extending from the crown of the head alongside the remnant of another plume, the tail arced downward, the body incised with a spiral forming the breast, the olive-beige... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2019

Shang dynasty Jade from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift at Sotheby's NY, 10 september 2019

Lot 122. A beige jade ceremonial blade, ge, Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE). Length 5 1/2  in., 14 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the flat shaft with beveled edges tapering to a curved point at one end, the opposite end indented at each side for attachment to a handle, pierced with an aperture, the stone a creamy beige color with wavy veins of translucent pale celadon. Provenance: Spink & Son, London, 24th May 1983.Collection of Florence (1920-2018)... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2019

Friends of the Ateneum centenary exhibition 'One Hundred Years of Friendship' opens in Helsinki

Jusepe de Ribera, Ecce Homo, 1644. Finnish National Gallery / Sinebrychoff Art Museum, Friends of Ateneum Collection. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Matti Janas. HELSINKI.- The Friends of the Ateneum, which is Finland’s oldest and largest museum friends association, was founded in 1919 to support the Ateneum Art Museum. In honour of the association’s centenary, an exhibition entitled One Hundred Years of Friendship presents works of art donated and funded by the association. The exhibition is being staged in... [Lire la suite]
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23 août 2019

Christie's announces Asian Art Week

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces Asian Art Week, a series of auctions, viewings, and events, from September 6-13. This season presents nine auctions—six live and three online—featuring over 1,000 lots spanning all epochs and categories of Asian Art from classical Chinese paintings, ceramics, jades, bronzes, and furniture, to impressive Tibetan gilt-bronzes and contemporary Indian painting. Featured this season are two impressive collection sales, Masterpieces of Early Chinese Gold and Silver and Chinese Art from The Art... [Lire la suite]