19 mars 2019

A very rare gilt-bronze scissors and tweezers set, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 137. A very rare gilt-bronze scissors and tweezers set, Tang dynasty (618-907). Length of scissors 5 1/2  in., 13.9 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 68,750 USD. © Sotheby's. the scissors with the looped spring handle welded to flat pointed blades, each finely engraved to one side with a striding scaly dragon detailed with a long tail formed from stylized foliate scrolls, the other side with a pair of birds in flight among scrolling foliage, all reserved... [Lire la suite]

19 mars 2019

A rare pair of parcel-gilt silver 'Phoenix' hairpins, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 131. A rare pair of parcel-gilt silver 'Phoenix' hairpins, Tang dynasty (618-907). Length 12 7/8  in., 32.7 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 85,000 USD. © Sotheby's. of thin silver sheet, each composed of a double-pronged pin terminating in a broad leaf-shaped finial, the openwork design worked in mirror image each depicting a phoenix in flight, grasping between its beaks a ribbon-tied knot, amid dense foliage scrolls, the details finely engraved... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2019

A rare pair of parcel-gilt silver 'Floral' hairpins, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 102. A rare pair of parcel-gilt silver 'Floral' hairpins, Tang dynasty (618-907). Length 13 1/8  in., 33.2 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 93,750 USD. © Sotheby's. each of thin silver sheet, composed of a double-pronged pin terminating in a broad leaf-shaped finial worked in mirror image, enclosing three large overlapping leaves engraved with flower sprays and foliate scrolls against a stipple ground, heightened with gilt detail, flanked by two... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2019

A fine and rare pair of blue and white 'Dragon' jarlets and covers, Kangxi marks and period(1662-1722)

Lot 508. A fine and rare pair of blue and white 'Dragon' jarlets and covers, Kangxi marks and period(1662-1722). Height 4 3/8 in., 11.2 cm. Estimate: US$200,000 - US$300,000. Lot sold 450,000 USD. © Sothebys  each elegantly potted with the tapering sides rising from a recessed base to rounded shoulders surmounted by a short, waisted neck, decorated around the body in fine shades of cobalt blue with two ferocious three-clawed dragons, each in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', the domed cover with... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2019

Bonhams celebrates Asia Week with four sales from March 18-20

  Lot 522. An exceptionally rare pair of Imperial famille rose 'quails and chrysanthemums' bowls, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period (1723-1735); 3 3/4in (9.5cm) diam. Estimate $300,000–500,000 (€ 260,000 - 440,000). Sold for US$ 1,040,075 (€ 919,769) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2019. NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams announces Asia Week New York from March 18 to 20, which includes a series of four auctions - Chinese Works of Art on March 18, Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art on... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2019

Sotheby's announces highlights included in the Asia Week Sales Series in New York

NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s unveiled the contents of its upcoming Asia Week sale series in New York. Coinciding with the 10th anniversary of Asia Week New York, the sales feature an exceptional group of over 1,150 lots spanning centuries of artistic production. All eight auctions in the series open for public exhibition in Sotheby’s New York galleries beginning 14 March, with auctions taking place from 18 – 23 March. Christina Prescott Walker, Senior Vice President & Division Director of Asian Art, commented: “We are... [Lire la suite]

25 février 2019

A pair of ivory inlaid panels, Qing Dynasty, 18th century

Lot 716. A pair of ivory inlaid panels, Qing Dynasty, 18th century; 31 1/2 in., 21 cm. Estimate 35,000 — 45,000 USD. Lot sold 228,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. each panel finely inlaid with Zhong Gui, the demon queller, seated among furniture and books in the company of five animated demons, one panel with a demon cleaning Zhong Gui's ear, mounted on a gilt ground, within zitan frames. Provenance: Moy Ying Ming Gallery, Chicago. Note: According to folklore, Zhong Gui travelled with... [Lire la suite]
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16 février 2019

Christie's announces details of lots included in the sale of The Private Collection of Florence and Herbert Irving

  Florence and Herbert Irving. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced final details of the most anticipated auction for the Spring season of Asian Art: the sale of the private collection of Florence and Herbert Irving. Aptly titled Lacquer • Jade • Bronze • Ink: The Irving Collection, the sales pay homage to the materials the Irvings spent their lives studying and collecting. The collection will be sold across an Evening Sale on March 20 and a Day Sale on March 21, with a complementary... [Lire la suite]
15 février 2019

The Art Gallery of New South Wales exhibits treasures from the National Palace Museum, Taipei

Left to right: Qing dynasty 1644–1911, Meat-shaped stone; Ming dynasty 1368–1644, Portrait of the Hongzhi Emperor. The National Palace Museum, Taipei. Photos: © National Palace Museum, Taipei SYDNEY.- The Art Gallery of New South Wales is presenting Heaven and earth in Chinese art: treasures from the National Palace Museum, Taipei. The exhibition is a rare opportunity to encounter some of the highest artistic achievements in Chinese history. Featuring 87 masterworks the exhibition explores the... [Lire la suite]
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27 janvier 2019

An imperial sword and scabbard, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2623. An imperial sword and scabbard, Qing dynasty, 18th century; sword 101.5 cm., 40 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,900,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010 the long slightly curved metal blade cast with double grooves on both sides tapering to a pointed tip, a band of tear-drops cast along the spine of the blade leading to the tip, one end of the blade cast with a gilt-bronze panel enclosing a dragon in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' amidst... [Lire la suite]
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