18 mars 2017

Sotheby's Asia Week New York sales achieve $47.9 million thus far

 600-year-old vase ‘immaculate like piled-up snow’ soars over high estimate to fetch $3.1 million. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Henry Howard-Sneyd, Chairman of Asian Art, Europe & the Americas, noted: “In a thriving market for Asian Art in New York, we saw a strong series of auctions across all categories comfortably exceed pre-sale expectations. Our offerings this week were particularly diverse, with great prices for works from an early 3rd century Gandharan Grey Schist Figure of a Seated Buddha from the... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2017

Ben Janssens Oriental Art Ltd at TEFAF Maastricht 2017, Stand 202

Ritual wine vessel hu, China, early Warring States period, 5th century BC. Bronze. Height 36.8 cm © Ben Janssens Oriental Art Ltd Pottery figure of a foreign groom with a pointed hat, China, Tang dynasty, 7th-8th century. Height 65 cm © Ben Janssens Oriental Art Ltd Four pottery equestrians, China, Tang dynasty, 8th century. Heights 35.5 to 37.5 cm. Lengths 30 to 35 cm © Ben Janssens Oriental Art Ltd     Black and red lacquer circular box with camellia... [Lire la suite]
11 mars 2017

Gisèle Croës s.a. Arts d'Extrême Orient at TEFAF Maastricht 2017. Stand 822

Archaic vessel, Gu, Shang dynasty, 1600-­-1050 BC, Anyang culture, 1300-­1050 BC, 12th-11th century BC. Bronze with green patina, malachite encrustation. Height 31 cm. Pictogram inside the foot, X-ray © Gisèle Croës s.a. Arts d'Extrême Orient. Archaic vessel, Bianhu, Han Dynasty, 206 BC - AD 220. Bronze with green and blue patina, malachite and azurite encrustation. Height 36 cm © Gisèle Croës s.a. Arts d'Extrême Orient. Wrestling earthenware figures, Tang dynasty, 618-907. Beige earthenware, black and orange pigments. Height... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2017

Vanderven Oriental Art at TEFAF Maastrich

Monumental seated Buddha, China, late Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th century. Gilded and painted stucco on a wooden base, 180 x 81 x 70 cm. Weight circa 350 kg © Vanderven Oriental Art. This Buddha is seated in the 'padmasana' lotus position with his hands in 'dhyana' mudra the gesture of absolute balance. The figure emits a sense of vastness and serenity in meditation. Simply dressed in a long, low slung robe which covers his legs, exposing his chest and tied at the waist. His shoulders are covered by a long cloak, which also... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2017

J.P. Morgan's triple gourd vase featured in inaugural Asian Art Signature Auction

Lot 78125. A Monumental Chinese Blue and White Triple Gourd Vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period, circa 1654-1722, 40-1/8 inches high (101.9 cm). Estimate $30,000-50,000. DALLAS, TX.- A monumental triple gourd vase, dramatic bronze figures and exquisite porcelain highlight the offerings at the inaugural Asian Art Signature Auction held by Dallas-based Heritage Auctions on April 2. Standing nearly 3-1/2 feet tall the Chinese blue and white triple gourd vase (est. $30,000-50,000) which features floral and... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2017

Important Chinese Art from the Fujita Museum, 15 March 2017, New York

Chen Rong (active ca. 13th century) as catalogued in Shiqu Baoji, Six Dragons, (detail). Handscroll, ink on paper. Estimate: $1,200,000 - 1,800,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. New York – On March 15, Christie’s will offer Important Chinese Art from the Fujita Museum, a selection of 31 Chinese works of art, including highly important Shang and Zhou dynasty ritual bronzes, classical paintings, Buddhist stone sculptures, celadons and scholar’s objects. All of the works were collected by Denzaburō... [Lire la suite]

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]