15 septembre 2021

A repoussé silver 'lotus' box and cover, Five Dynasties - Northern Song dynasty (907-1126)

  Lot 40. A repoussé silver 'lotus' box and cover, Five Dynasties - Northern Song dynasty (907-1126). Diameter 2¼ in., 5.7 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 of compressed cushion form, the shallow domed cover decorated with continuous lotus blossoms and foliate scrolls against a punched ground, the straight sides with bands of classic scroll. Provenance: Christie's London, 13th November 2001, lot 79. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21... [Lire la suite]

13 septembre 2021

Bonhams Announces Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Paintings for September 20, 2021

Bonhams sale of Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Paintings will offer an impressive array of 250 lots from several notable collections. Highlights include a magnificent and rare 'robin's-egg' glazed archaistic hu-shaped two-handled vase, Qianlong six-character, impressed seal mark and of the period (1736-1795) from the Estate of Robert P. Youngman (estimate: US$400,000-600,000); an impressive zitan luohan chuang (bed) late Qing/Republic Period (estimate: US$200,000-300,000); Mountain Gorge, a splendid modern painting... [Lire la suite]
08 septembre 2021

Two Extraordinary Tang Silver Vessels Formerly in the Renowned Collection of Carl Kempe at Christie's NY, 23-24 september 2021

Made during the Tang dynasty (618–907) for a client of elevated stature, perhaps even for a member of the imperial court, these handsome vessels of hammered silver—a bowl and a dish—were formerly a part of the famous collection assembled by renowned Swedish collector Carl Kempe (1884–1967) and thus claim a distinguished, even enviable, provenance. The vessels were ultimately inspired by luxury goods crafted in precious metals that were reaching Chang’an (modern Xi’an), the Tang capital, from ancient Iran via the fabled Silk Route,... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2021

Top 8 of Chinese Gold from the Hsiao Family collection soldat Bonhams Sydney, 8 August 2021

Lot 33. A gold repoussé figure of a Buddha, Ming dynasty, dated according to inscription, "the 22nd year of the Wanli reign (1594)"; with box, 5.3cm long, 7.7g, 17ct. Sold for AU$ 73,800 (€ 45,074). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The Hsiao Family collection. Provenance: J. J. Lally & Co., New York, 17 July 2000, no. 1050 (label and receipt) Note: According to the inscription, this statue was commissioned by the second son of the king of the Shanyin state, Zhu Chongliao, and his family during the 22nd year of the... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2021

Three ritual bone fragments, Late Shang dynasty, Anyang phase (c. 1250-1050 BC)

Lot 1038. Three ritual bone fragments, Late Shang dynasty, Anyang phase (c. 1250-1050 BC); the largest 6.6 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD. Lot Sold: 27,720 HKD. C) 2021 Sotheby's Provenance: J.T. Tai & Co, New York, September 1967.Collection of Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987).Christie's New York, 6th April 2010, lot 255 (part lot). Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including Song Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection, Hong Kong, 26 August 2021
17 août 2021

'Masters and Masterpieces: Chinese Art from the Florence and Herbert Irving Collection' At The Met until 5 june 2022

Two immortals. Chinese, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), late 18th century. Jade (nephrite). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (left); Gift of Florence and Herbert Irving, 2015 (right). © 2000–2021 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  NEW YORK - An outstanding selection of Chinese art gifted to The Met by Florence and Herbert Irving is the focus of this exhibition. Beginning in the early 1970s, the Irvings built one of the most comprehensive and superb collections of Chinese art in the world. For... [Lire la suite]
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20 juillet 2021

An agate 'longevity' vase, Qing dynasty

Lot 2063. An agate 'longevity' vase, Qing dynasty; h. 22 cm, wood stand. Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 HKD. Lot sold: 63,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Chinese Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021
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15 juillet 2021

An agate figure of a lion, Han dynasty or later

Lot 2037. An agate figure of a lion, Han dynasty or later; 5 cm. Estimate: 1,000 - 2,000 HKD. Lot sold: 30,240 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Eclectic, Hong Kong, 14 July 2021  
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15 juillet 2021

A small agate cup, Qing dynasty

Lot 2008. A small agate cup, Qing dynasty; 9.9 cm, wood stand. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD. Lot sold: 25,200 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Eclectic, Hong Kong, 14 July 2021  
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04 juillet 2021

A Mughal style agate footed dish and an agate bowl, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 158. A Mughal style agate footed dish and an agate bowl, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Diam. 10.9 cm; 14.7 cm, 4¼ in.; 5¾ in. Estimate: 3,800 - 4,500 EUR. Lot sold: 4,788 EUR. Photo Sotheby's. the dish with lobed sides and a barbed everted rim, raised on a high foot, the deep bowl similarly carved with lobed sides and rim evoking flower petals. Property from a European private collection. Sotheby's. Arts d'Asie, Paris, 10 june 2021