27 juillet 2014

Coupe en or en forme de fleur de chrysanthème, 11e siècle, Dynastie Song du Nord (960-1127)

Coupe en forme de fleur de chrysanthème, 11e siècle, Dynastie Song du Nord (960-1127), or martelé, Hauteur : 0.05 m. Diamètre : 0.1 m. MA5119. Paris, musée Guimet - musée national des Arts asiatiques. Photo (C) Musée Guimet, Paris, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Jean-Yves et Nicolas Dubois.
25 juillet 2014

Harvest Snuff Bottle, China, late 19th century, agate

Harvest Snuff Bottle, China, late 19th century, agate © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum.

25 juillet 2014

Debut installation of Peabody Essex Museum's new curator of Chinese and East Asian art

Wedding Headdress, China, kingfisher feathers, silk, enamel, brass, beads, pearls, semi-precious stone. © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum SALEM, MASS.- The Peabody Essex Museum presents Double Happiness: Celebration in Chinese Art, an installation featuring a selection of more than 30 works spanning 3,000 years which have been drawn from the museum's renowned Chinese collection. Organized by Daisy Yiyou Wang, PEM's recently appointed curator of Chinese and East Asian art, this installation examines how festivals, ceremonies... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2014

A rose quartz vase and cover, 19th century

A rose quartz vase and cover, 19th century. Photo Bonhams. The exterior densely carved with mythical birds in flight and flowering shrubs, the cover with lotus finial, with carved wooden stand, 9.7cm high. Estimate £800 - 1,200 (€1,000 - 1,500). Unsold Bonhams. ASIAN ART INCLUDING PORCELAIN FROM THE FIORENTINI COLLECTION, 2 Jul 2014, Edinburgh - http://www.bonhams.com
05 juillet 2014

A coral snuff bottle on a lapis lazuli stand, 19th century

A coral snuff bottle on a lapis lazuli stand, 19th century. Photo Bonhams. Of double gourd shape, handles to each side of the neck, craved to both sides with flowering blossoms under shaped panels with inscribed with characters, 8.8cm high with stand. Sold for £1,000 (€1,261) Bonhams. ASIAN ART INCLUDING PORCELAIN FROM THE FIORENTINI COLLECTION, 2 Jul 2014, Edinburgh - http://www.bonhams.com
04 juillet 2014

Crystal and Agate Ornaments, 8th Century BCE - 5th Century BCE, Spring and Autumn Period (770 BCE - 476 BCE)

Crystal and Agate Ornaments, 8th Century BCE - 5th Century BCE, Spring and Autumn Period (770 BCE - 476 BCE). Diameter of biggest ring 4.5 cm., length of the longest Tube 3.3 cm. Unearthed from the Langjiazhuang site in Linzi County in 1972. Shandong Museum © Virtual Collection of Asian Masterpieces, 2013 The ornament is composed of white crystal rings and tubes and red crystal and agate beads. It is a special object. Linzi was the capital of Qi from 859 BC to 221 BCE during the Spring and Autumn Period and Warring States Period... [Lire la suite]


04 juillet 2014

Gemmed Golden Buckle, 14th Century, Ming Dynasty, Hong Wu Period (1368 - 1398).

Gemmed Golden Buckle, 14th Century; Ming Dynasty; Hong Wu Period (1368 - 1398). Gold, Precious stones. Length of the hook 6.3 cm. ; Length of the biggest flower 7.5 cm. Unearthed from Duke Lu Zhu Tan's tomb in Zoucheng City in 1971. Shandong Museum © Virtual Collection of Asian Masterpieces, 2013 The buckle was found together with a jade blade. The buckle is made of gold and gemmed with precious stones. The grave of Lu Zhu Tan (1370-1389) was discovered in 1970. Zhu Tan belonged to the Imperial Family of the early Ming Dynasty; he... [Lire la suite]
04 juillet 2014

Duke Lu's Crown, 14th Century, Ming Dynasty, Hong Wu Period (1368 - 1398)

Duke Lu's Crown, 14th Century, Ming Dynasty, Hong Wu Period (1368 - 1398). Pine strips, Wood, Jade beads. Diameter 18.5cm. Unearthed from Duke Lu Zhu Tan's tomb in Zoucheng City. Shandong Museum © Virtual Collection of Asian Masterpieces, 2013 The crown is mainly made of wood and pine strips It is decorated with colorful jade beads on nine lines. This crown was made according to the rank of Duke in Ming institutions. It is an important object. The grave of Lu Zhu Tan (1370-1389) was discovered in 1970. Zhu Tan belonged to the... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2014

Fine Chinese furniture and paintings achieve top prices at Bonhams San Francisco

A huanghuali altar table, 18th century. The floating panel top set into a mitered, mortise and tenon frame over a plain beaded apron with U-shaped spandrels joined to tubular supports and paired cross braces. 32 1/4 x 76 5/8 x 20 1/4in (82 x 194.5 x 51.5cm). Sold for $389,000; Est. $60,000-80,000. Photo: Courtesy of Bonhams. SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Bonhams San Francisco was the destination of choice for international collectors of Asian art who traveled to attend the bi-annual auction of Fine Chinese Art and Asian Decorative Art on... [Lire la suite]
27 juin 2014

A solid gold hairpin, Chinese, Ming Dynasty, 16th Century.

A solid gold hairpin, Chinese, Ming Dynasty, 16th Century. MASTERPIECES LONDON 2014. SUSAN OLLEMANS STAND C17. 13 Georgian House, 10 Bury Street, London, SW1Y 6AA , United Kingdom - M 07775566356 - E-mail ollemans@tiscali.co.uk - Website http://www.ollemans.com


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