10 avril 2014

A bronze spade-shaped object, Tang to Ming dynasty

A bronze spade-shaped object, Tang to Ming dynasty. Photo: Sotheby's the enigmatic object cast in the form of a warped and pointed triangular-shaped vessel, possibly of ritual significance, cast with a raised boss, reminiscent of a solar motif, amidst a semi-circle, alongside an illegible character cast in relief, the reverse cast with a small key-shaped aperture, the patina of a mottled grey with patches of malachite encrustation, hongmu stand; 21.6 cm., 8 1/2 in. Estimation 80,000 — 120,000 HKD - Lot. Vendu 137,500 HKD ... [Lire la suite]
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31 mars 2014

A rare bronze incense burner, Mark and period of Xuande

A rare bronze incense burner, Mark and period of Xuande. Photo:Sotheby's raised on a slightly splayed foot, the compressed globular body rising to a waisted neck and a slightly everted rim, the neck flanked by a pair of mythical animal mask handles incorporating a lion's mane and an elephant's trunk, the aperture of each handle formed by the curled trunk, the exterior superbly cast in high relief with two three-clawed dragons leaping ferociously with their limbs outstretched and their manes flowing amidst... [Lire la suite]
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31 mars 2014

A superb gilt-bronze and iron kila, Mark and period of Yongle

  A superb gilt-bronze and iron kila, Mark and period of Yongle. Photo:Sotheby's the handle made up by a three-headed deity wearing an elaborate crown, with his hair bound by a snake, the centre of the handle inscribed vertically, Da Ming Yongle nian shi, the lower half with the seperately cast tripartite iron blade issuing from the jaws of a makara, with snakes writhing in and out of the open mouth, fitted metal stand; 23.7 cm., 9 3/8 in. Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD Provenance: The Speelman... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2014

Female statuette, China, Ming dynasty. Gilt bronze. Musée Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbonne.

Female statuette, China, Ming dynasty. Gilt bronze. Musée Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbonne.
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16 mars 2014

Bronze ritual pouring vessel, he, in the form of a winged animal, China, Eastern Zhou, Warring States period, 475 - 221 BC

Bronze ritual pouring vessel, he, in the form of a winged animal, China, Eastern Zhou, Warring States period, 475 - 221 BC. Photo courtesy Ben Janssens Oriental Art Ltd. Length: 12 inches, 30.5 cm. Height: 11 ½ inches, 29.2 cm This rare and impressive pouring vessel, he, was used in ritual ceremonies for heating liquids such as water or beer. Although many extant he have animalistic elements in their decorative scheme – mostly in the spout and the handle – it is extremely rare to find examples cast as a complete animal, showing... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2014

A Zhengde mark and period bronze censer with islamic inscriptions

A Zhengde mark and period bronze censer with islamic inscriptions. Photo courtesy Galerie Lamy. H. 8 cm, diameter 10 cm Galerie Lamy. MasterArt at TEFAF 2014. 14-23 march 2014 - http://www.masterart.com/


15 mars 2014

Pair of parcel-gilt bronze flower vessels, China, late Ming dynasty, c. 1600

Pair of parcel-gilt bronze flower vessels, China, late Ming dynasty, c. 1600. Photo courtesy Michael Goedhuis. Height: 5.39 in (13.7 cm) Michael Goedhuis. MasterArt at TEFAF 2014. 14-23 march 2014 - http://www.masterart.com/
14 mars 2014

Rare and Magnificent Bronze Drum Stand with Three Coiled Snakes

Rare and Magnificent Bronze Drum Stand with Three Coiled Snakes. Photo courtesy Vanderven Oriental Art. This type of object served as a base for a wooden pole drum. The three snakes, worked in low relief, coil around a tubular sleeve in which the wooden pole would have been placed. Various small exotic beasts and mythological creatures decorate top and sides of the drum stand. Animals such as a boars, crocodile, bats and stylized monkeys are depicted on a background of archaic meandering patterns. Three rings - originally... [Lire la suite]
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14 mars 2014

Exhibition of exceptional Chinese antiquities opens at Gagosian Gallery in New York

Large bronze horse, Eastern Han, 25–220; 51 x 46 inches (130 x 117 cm) © Gisèle Croës and Gagosian Gallery. NEW YORK - On the occasion of Asia Week New York, Brussels-based gallerist Gisèle Croës is pleased to present “Matter and Memory: Early Chinese Art Treasures,” an exhibition of exceptional Chinese antiquities at Gagosian New York, together with a new large-scale landscape painting by contemporary artist Zeng Fanzhi. The exhibition brings together more than forty works that each epitomize the technical... [Lire la suite]
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11 mars 2014

A bronze 'Bird and Flower' octafoil mirror, Tang Dynasty

A bronze 'Bird and Flower' octafoil mirror, Tang Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's cast around the central pierced knob in relief with four birds in flight interspersed with floral sprigs, the raised edge with a further eight florets, the grayish-silvered surface with traces of green encrustation. Diameter 4 1/2 in., 11.3 cm. Estimation 5,000 — 8,000 USD Provenance: Old Japanese collection, circa 1980, by repute Sotheby's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART. 18 MARS 2014 - 19 MARS 2014. NEW YORK - www.sothebys.com


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