24 février 2017

Michael C. Hughes LLC at Asian Week New York, 9-18 march 2017

A Large Famille Verte Baluster Vase, China, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height: 17 1/4 inches © Michael C. Hughes LLC Ming Cloisonné Deep Basin. Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644. Diameter: 15 1/4 inches © Michael C. Hughes LLC Jizhou Wave Vase. Song-Yuan Dynasty, 12th-14th Century. Height: 7 1/4 inches © Michael C. Hughes LLC An Opaque Imperial-Yellow Glass Bottle. Qing Dynasty, 1644-1911. Height: 2 1/2 inches © Michael C. Hughes LLC Michael C. Hughes LLC (New... [Lire la suite]

24 février 2017

Nicholas Grindley at Asian Week New York, 9-18 march 2017

Pottery Lion-Dog, Chinese, Early Tang period, 7th century. Length: 7 1/2 in (19 cm). © Nicholas Grindley A wood, probably some sort of fruitwood, figure of a longevity god or immortal, probably Shouxing or Shoulao, Ming–Qing dynasty, 17th century. Height (excluding base) 19.6 cm (7 1/2 in). © Nicholas Grindley A jichimu table in the form of an archaic fang ding. China, probably Daoguang (1821-1850). Jichimu wood. 33 3/4 x 63 5/8 x 19 1/2 in (85.7 x 161.6 x 49.5... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2017

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco Unearths Stories of Life and the Afterlife in Early China

Tomb Treasures will be on view in the museum’s first floor special exhibition galleries (Osher, Hambrecht and Lee), featuring over 160 rare selections from recent excavations in Jiangsu province, China.  San Francisco — Like the Roman Empire, China’s Han dynasty (206 BCE–220 CE) forged one of the most powerful, advanced civilizations of the ancient world, and its elite had it all: unbridled luxury, technical innovations and courtly romance. On February 17 the Asian Art Museum unveils Tomb Treasures: New Discoveries from... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2017

A cameo agate snuff bottle, Official School, 1760-1850

Lot 469. A cameo agate snuff bottle, Official School, 1760-1850. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The well-hollowed bottle is of icy-grey tone and is carved on one side in high relief utilizing the dark markings in the stone with five monkeys in various pursuits amidst rocks. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high, quartz stopper Provenance: Pat Miller Collection, Hawaii. Robert Kleiner, London, 2008. Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 4722. ... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2017

A carved agate snuff bottle, 1760-1840

Lot 456. A carved agate snuff bottle, 1760-1840. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bottle is of light honey-brown color and carved on one side with a horse tied to a hitching post beneath a banner with the four characters jun de liang cai, referring to the handsomeness and great qualities of the horse, the design using the orange-russet markings in the stone as highlights. 2 ½ in. (6.3 cm.) high, glass stopper Provenance: Robert Kleiner, Belfont Company... [Lire la suite]
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10 février 2017

A carved agate snuff bottle, 1780-1850

Lot 355. A carved agate snuff bottle, 1780-1850. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bottle is finely carved through variously colored markings of the semi-transparent brownish-grey stone with a spider lowering itself towards rocks from a peach-laden branch on one side, while a long-tailed bird perches beside another peach borne on a branch on the reverse. 2 in. (5.1 cm.) high, glass stopper Provenance: Asian Art Studio, Los Angeles, 2011.Ruth and Carl Barron... [Lire la suite]
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09 février 2017

A carved jasper snuff bottle, 1780-1850

Lot 429. A carved jasper snuff bottle, 1780-1850. Estimate USD  5,000 - USD 7,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 One side is carved in a dark green area of the dark reddish-brown stone with a katydid standing on leaves, the reverse is left plain.2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) high, jadeite stopper  Provenance: Alice Klein Collection, California.Asian Art Studio, Los Angeles, California, 2011.Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5220. Christie's. The Ruth and Carl Barron... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2017

Four agate snuff bottles, 1740-1860

Lot 409. Four agate snuff bottles, 1740-1860. Estimate USD  5,500 - USD 7,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The first, 1750-1840, is well-hollowed and of light brown color with dark brown branch-like patterns in the stone, and has mask-and-ring handles carved on the narrow sides. The second, 1740-1860, is of diminutive size with dark brown markings. The third, 1750-1860, is centered on one side with a red formation in the stone resembling cascading foliage surrounded by white and grey bands. The fourth,... [Lire la suite]
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09 février 2017

A five-color overlay white glass snuff bottle, 1760-1820

Lot 324. A five-color overlay white glass snuff bottle, 1760-1820. Estimate USD  6,000 - USD 8,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bottle is carved with a continuous design in translucent overlays; yellow for the finger citron, red for the pomegranate, pink for the peach, and blue for the chrysanthemum blossoms and sash-tied ruyi, all joined by a single leafy branch carved in dark-green overlay against the opaque white ground. 2 ¾ in. (7 cm.) high, quartz stopper Provenance: James... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2017

Lark Mason Associates Announces Asia Week New York Preview Exhibition, At East 120th St, NYC

A 20th century Chinese Jadeite Censer and Cover. Est.: $40,000/60,000. © Lark Mason Associates NEW-YORK - Lark Mason, founder and president of Lark Mason Associates, has announced that he will preview his important Spring Asian art auction during Asia Week New York. Over 400 lots will be on view at iGavel’s New York headquarters at 227 East 120th Street, from March 9th -18th. The Asian Works of Art auction goes live on iGavelauctions.com on March 28 and closes on April 18th. Says Lark Mason, “We are delighted to present... [Lire la suite]