15 juillet 2014

Cleveland is the final venue for award-winning exhibition 'Yoga: The Art of Transformation'

Yoga Narashimha, Vishnu in His Man-Lion Avatar, c. 1250. South India. Bronze; h. 55 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift of Dr. Norman Zaworski 1973.187. CLEVELAND, OH.- The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Yoga: The Art of Transformation, the world’s first exhibition about yoga’s visual history. Visitors will be able to explore the transformation of yoga’s meanings and practice over time through 135 objects ranging from the 1st-century to the early 20th-century. The works include masterpieces of Indian painting and sculpture, as... [Lire la suite]

09 juillet 2014

Asian Art in London celebrates its seventeenth year

A blue and white 'boys' vase, Kangxi period. Height: 25.5 cm. Photo Littleton & Hennessy. LONDON.- From 30 October - 8 November Asian Art in London presents the 17th year of the celebration of the arts of Asia in the form of selling exhibitions at the galleries of specialist Asian art dealers and auctions at the major salerooms. Asian Art in London opens on Thursday 30 October with a glittering champagne Gala Party at the British Museum where guests can enjoy a private view of the British Museum’s exhibition,... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2014

Très important et rare Agra, Inde, vers 1860

Très important et rare Agra, Inde, vers 1860. Photo MICA sarl à semis de couronnes vert bronze, vert pale, vert émeraude et rubis à torsades de fleurs et à décor de dragons stylisés géométriquement sur contre-fond ivoire à semis de caissons et palmettes géométriques en polychromie. Cinq bordures dont la principale beige à décor rappelant le champ central. Graphisme d’une rare perfection et très recherché pour sa réussite en matière de décoration inter-nationale. Très belle polychromie et bel état de... [Lire la suite]
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16 juin 2014

Canne en corne de rhinocéros avec pommeau en argent, Népal, fin du XVIIIème s

Canne en corne de rhinocéros avec pommeau en argent, Népal, fin du XVIIIème s. Photo Mes Ph. BONNAZ et R. MAZZELLA à décor de rinceaux et dans les réserves circulaires de "Śaiva" (divinité de l´Hindouisme népalais qui correspond à Shiva). Longueur : 80 cm. Diamètre : 2,5 à 3 cm. Estimation: 8 000 € - 10 000 €Provenance : objet ayant appartenu à la famille royale du Népal, Bhupatindra-Malla Un certificat de LAMOA Expertise (laboratoire d´analyse des matériaux et objets d´art) sera remis à l´acquéreur.HOTEL des... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2014

Important cachet moghol en agate, Lucknow, 19e siècle

Important cachet moghol en agate, Lucknow, 19e siècle. Photo Artcurial. Cachet rond en jade gris céladon, gravé en caractères nasta'liq, à monture d'argent en forme de dôme étagé, décorée au repoussé de deux rangs de rinceaux végétaux. Prise sphérique en argent gravé, garnie de fils de soie orange formant un pompon. L'inscription mentionne le nom de Shah Jahan et la date 1046 A.H. (1636 A.D.). Diamètre : 9,5 cm. Estimation : 6 000 € / 8 000 €AN IMPORTANT MOGHUL AGATE SEAL FROM LUCKNOW WITH SILVER MOUNT AND SILK... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2014

A Mughal celadon jade box and cover, India, 18th-19th century

A Mughal celadon jade box and cover, India, 18th-19th century. Photo Sotheby's the straight sides divided into twelve facets, carved in low relief with scrolling hibiscus above a chevron band, the domed cover similarly decorated with stylised floral sprays radiating from a stylised flowerhead with a gilt-metal centre, all bordered by a meandering floral scroll, the stone of a pale celadon tone suffused with snowflake-white and speckled black inclusions. Quantité: 2 - 15.5cm., 6 1/8 in. Estimation 20,000 — 30,000 GBP Provenance: A... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2014

A Mughal celadon jade jar and cover, India, 19th century

A Mughal celadon jade jar and cover, India, 19th century. Photo Sotheby's the ovoid body rising from a short spreading foot to a gently flaring neck, flanked by a pair of leafy floral buds forming the handle, the exterior carved in low relief with overlapping fluted floral petals above a band of acanthus leaves, decorated to the base with a stylised flowerhead, the domed cover similarly decorated and surmounted by a red garnet finial, the celadon stone with snowflake-white and darker green inclusions. Quantité: 2 - 12.2cm., 4 ¾ in.... [Lire la suite]
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19 mars 2014

Sinhalese rosewood games box, Sri Lanka, 16th-17th century

Sinhalese rosewood games box, Sri Lanka, 16th-17th century. Photo courtesy Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. The box consists of two equal sized hinged sections. The corners are reinforced with pierced brass mounts. The lid is carved with a central crest of two crowned lions rampant combatant holding arrows and curved swords surmounted by a crown, surrounded by scrolling leaves with flowerheads emanating from a fortress with three turrets. The central square is framed by two borders; the first with scrolling leaves and flowerheads, the... [Lire la suite]
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19 mars 2014

Horn and ivory veneered sandalwood box, Vizagapatam, circa 1850

Horn and ivory veneered sandalwood box, Vizagapatam, circa 1850. Photo courtesy Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. The sandalwood box entirely veneered in stained buffalo horn with engraved ivory straps and bosses and applied panels of ivory fretwork, eight of which with central cartouches engraved with Hindu deities, the domed lid opens to reveal a lift out compartmentalised tray with engraved ivory lids, on lion paw feet; 37cm wide, 19cm high, 17.7cm deep Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. MasterArt at TEFAF 2014. 14-23 march 2014 -... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2014

Jewelled Opium box, North India, 19th century

Jewelled Opium box, North India, 19th century. Photo courtesy Alexis Renard Gold with kundan set rubies, emeralds and diamonds. Height: 5 cm ; Diameter: 4,5 cm Alexis Renard. MasterArt at TEFAF 2014. 14-23 march 2014 - http://www.masterart.com/
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