21 août 2019

A silver flanged cup, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 583. A silver flanged cup, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century; 4 in. (10.2 cm.) wide; weight 50 g. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The shallow cup is decorated on the interior with a single lotus flower, and has a flat, flange-like handle decorated in repoussé stippling with foliate scroll projecting from the rim on one side. Provenance: Dr. Johan Carl Kempe (1884-1967) Collection, Sweden, before 1953, no. CK136.Sotheby's London, Masterpieces of... [Lire la suite]

21 août 2019

A pair of exceedingly rare silver 'Makara' plaques, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 206. A pair of exceedingly rare silver 'Makara' plaques, Song dynasty (960-1279). Height of taller 3 1/4  in., 8.3 cm. Estimate USD 6,000 — 8,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. each of triangular form pierced with two tiny apertures on each of the sides, the recessed top decorated in repoussé with two pairs of confronting makaras, each with a single horn, a long curled snout, and a sinuous scaly body issuing large pelvic fins and a dorsal fin along the spine, extending to a furcated tail,... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2019

10th century & Liao Dynasty Masterpieces of Early Chinese Gold and Silver from Dr. Johan Carl Kempe at Christie's NY

  Lot 576. A rare gold 'kalavinka' hairpin ornament, Liao dynasty (AD 907-1125); 2 in. (5.1 cm) wide; weight 6.1 g. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The front of the ornament is shaped in repoussé as a bejeweled kalavinka, its hands crossed in front of the chest as it floats amidst clouds. All of the outlines are beaded and it is soldered to a plain gold back.  Provenance: Dr. Johan Carl Kempe (1884-1967) Collection, Sweden, before 1953, no.... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2018

A gold filigree 'Phoenix' ornament for an imperial concubine summer court hat, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 553. A gold filigree 'Phoenix' ornament for an imperial concubine summer court hat, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 5 3/8  in., 13.6 cm. Estimate $30,000 — 50,000. Sold for $137,500 . Courtesy Sotheby’s. the resplendent bird formed of intricately worked bright gold wire, with the wings spreading slightly and the long flaring tail upswept giving the impression of a phoenix in flight, scrolls of qi emanating from the neck and sides, medium-size pearls inset at the chest, wings, crest,... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2018

Very Rare Archaic Bronzes Lead Bonhams Fine Chinese Art Sale in London

© Bonhams 2001-2018 LONDON - Bonhams is delighted to offer an exceptional selection of Chinese ceramics and works of art, for sale on 17 May 2018 at New Bond St, London. The highlights include rare works of art ranging from archaic bronzes, early ceramics and later porcelain, Buddhist stone sculptures, Buddhist and Daoist bronze figures to jade, Imperial silk textiles, Imperial lacquer wares and coromandel screens. Many of the objects boast important collection provenance, including from a Royal Collection, Lord Cunliffe,... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2017

An extremely rare imperial carved and inscribed boxwood 'Manjushri and Lion' group, Seal mark and period of Qianlong, 1761

Lot 3002. An extremely rare imperial carved and inscribed boxwood 'Manjushri and Lion' group, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (dated in accordance with 1761), h. 10 cm, 3 7/8  in. Estimate 8,000,000 — 10,000,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. exquisitely carved to depict Manjushri seated in rajalilasana atop a lotus-form saddle on the fringed caparison of a lion, the tonsured bodhisattva portrayed with a serene expression and dressed in loose robes and holding a string of prayer... [Lire la suite]

19 juillet 2017

A very rare small lobed silver stem cup, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 178. A very rare small lobed silver stem cup, Tang dynasty (618-907), 1¾ in. (4.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000. Price realised GBP 30,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The gently rounded body divided into eight lobes and supported on a short stem with a wide fluted lobed foot, delicately chased and engraved with ducks and parrots, some in flight, others alternately facing each other, all set in a landscape amidst rocks and trees, all reserved on a ring-punched ground, the base incised... [Lire la suite]
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21 mai 2017

Tokyo Chuo Hong Kong to offer rare imperial ceramics, Chinese paintings and tea wares

HONG KONG.- Following the success of its 3rd Anniversary Sales last year, Tokyo Chuo Hong Kong will hold its Spring 2017 Sales on 28 & 29 May 2017 at the Four Seasons Hong Kong, presenting nearly 600 lots of Imperial Chinese ceramics and works of art, classical and modern Chinese paintings, scholar’s objects and Japanese tea wares. Of note are important private collections from Europe, America and Japan of exceptional quality and excellent provenance. All the sale items will be on view at the Four Seasons Hong Kong... [Lire la suite]
11 mars 2016

Ben Janssens Oriental Art Ltd at TEFAF Maastrich 2016

Jade pendant Huang, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period, 475-221 BC. Ben Janssens Oriental Art Ltd © TEFAF Maastricht, 2016 Jade. A pendant of arched form, Huang, terminating in well-pronounced dragonheads at both ends. The dragonheads are carved with well-defined bulging eyes, prominent ears and nose, strong jaw, pointed teeth and a short beard. The huang has a narrow ridge and is covered with a raised spiral grain pattern on both sides. Two C-shaped apertures form the dragons’ mouths. The... [Lire la suite]
31 octobre 2015

In search of lost time: Sotheby's to offer treasures from the Bernheimer Collection

Jan Brueghel the Elder (Brussels 1568 - 1625 Antwerpt), Panoramic landscape with travellers with horses carts and cattle on a Sandy road, signed and indistinctly dated lower right: BRUEGHEL 1***, oil on copper, 22.2 by 33 cm.; 8 3/4  by 13 in. Estimate £800,000-1,200,000 / €1,090,000-1,640,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- On 24th and 25th November 2015, Sotheby’s London will host a major two-day sale of art and antiques from the collection of the Bernheimers, one of Europe’s... [Lire la suite]