12 août 2014

An unusual parcel-gilt bronze duck-form censer and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

An unusual parcel-gilt bronze duck-form censer and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008 Well cast as a duck standing atop an integral pierced rockwork base, with head raised and beak open, the wings which form the cover cast with upturned feather tips, with a small cash symbol pierced below the tail feathers for the release of smoke, the gilding ending in a shaped line on the lower body and tops of the legs; 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) high, box. Estimate $12,000 - $18,000. Price... [Lire la suite]

12 août 2014

An unusual large parcel-gilt bronze censer, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

An unusual large parcel-gilt bronze censer, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008 Cast as Liu Hai seated atop a massive three-legged toad with flames emerging from its mouth and extending the length of its body amidst raised lumps on its skin, the immortal dressed in robes tied at the waist and left open exposing his chest, with a large double gourd slung over his shoulders and an animated expression on his face as he raises both hands, a large cash held in the right, his left raised, the toad signed Deng... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2014

An undecorated bronze mirror, China, probably Song dynasty

An undecorated bronze mirror, China, probably Song dynasty. Photo Nagel Partly slight corroded. D. 9,7 cm. Estimate 300 €. Sold 240 € Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst". Sale 710, 9.5.2014  - http://www.auction.de/
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30 juillet 2014

A green-patinated bronze mirror, China, Han dynasty

A green-patinated bronze mirror, China, Han dynasty. Photo Nagel D. 9 cm. Estimate 100 € - Unsold Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst". Sale 710, 9.5.2014  - http://www.auction.de/  
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30 juillet 2014

Two bronze mirrors depicting tigers, one also depicting dragons, China, Western Han dynasty and later

Two bronze mirrors depicting tigers, one also depicting dragons, China, Western Han dynasty and later. Photo Nagel D. 12,7/14 cm. Estimate 600 €. Sold 300 € Provenance: Property from an important Swiss private collection Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst". Sale 710, 9.5.2014  - http://www.auction.de/
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25 juillet 2014

Temple Bell, 13th year of the reign of the Shunzhi emperor, 1657, Qing dynasty

Temple Bell, 13th year of the reign of the Shunzhi emperor, 1657, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Bronze. Given in memory of Edward Cunningham by his descendants, 1968. E78689 © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. The chime bell first appeared in China in the Western Zhou dynasty (11th century -771 B.C.E.), and the corresponding Rites of Zhou states “Rites and music are the means to adjust the transformations of Heaven and Earth and the production of all creation, to serve the ghosts and gods, bring harmony to the myriad people,... [Lire la suite]


20 juillet 2014

Mirror with Twin Dragons and Lotus Blossoms, 1338, China, Shanxi province, Hezhong, Yuan dynasty

Mirror with Twin Dragons and Lotus Blossoms, 1338, China, Shanxi province, Hezhong, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368), bronze, Diameter - w:23.40 cm (w:9 3/16 inches) Wt: 1,676 g Overall - h:1.10 cm (h:3/8 inches) Rim - h:0.80 cm (h:5/16 inches). Gift of Drs. Thomas and Martha Carter in Honor of Sherman E. Lee 1995.388, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
20 juillet 2014

Small Erotic Mirror, late 13th Century-mid 14th Century, China, Yuan dynasty

Small Erotic Mirror, late 13th Century-mid 14th Century, China, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368), bronze, Diameter - w:7.20 cm (w:2 13/16 inches) Wt: 84.5 g Overall - h:1.00 cm (h:3/8 inches) Rim - h:1.00 cm (h:3/8 inches). Gift of Drs. Thomas and Martha Carter in Honor of Sherman E. Lee 1995.391 Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
20 juillet 2014

Mirror with Lotus and Mantra, China, Yuan dynasty

Mirror with Lotus and Mantra, China, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368), bronze, Diameter - w:22.30 cm (w:8 3/4 inches) Wt: 787 g Overall - h:1.50 cm (h:9/16 inches) Rim - h:0.70 cm (h:1/4 inches). Gift of Drs. Thomas and Martha Carter in Honor of Sherman E. Lee 1999.221, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
19 juillet 2014

Octafoil Mirror with Lunar Palace, early 12th-mid 13th century, China, Jin dynasty

Octafoil Mirror with Lunar Palace, early 12th-mid 13th century, China, Jin dynasty (1115-1234), bronze, Diameter - w:21.30 cm (w:8 3/8 inches) Wt: 954 g Overall - h:0.90 cm (h:5/16 inches) Rim - h:0.75 cm (h:1/4 inches). Gift of Drs. Thomas and Martha Carter in Honor of Sherman E. Lee 1995.375. Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.


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