14 septembre 2019

An exceptional soapstone figure of a luohan by Zhou Bin, Qing dynasty, 17th - 18th century

Lot 678. An exceptional soapstone figure of a luohan by Zhou Bin, Qing dynasty, 17th - 18th century. Height 4 3/8  in., 11.1 cm. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 150,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. seated on a quatrefoil cushion, leaning onto the left hand with the right knee raised at the opposite side of the body, the right hand gesturing in front of the chest, the body draped in loose robes fluttering upward at the hem lines, the fabrics finely incised with the brocade... [Lire la suite]

14 septembre 2019

An embellished zitan 'Squirrel and grapevine' circular box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 830. An embellished zitan 'Squirrel and grapevine' circular box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Diameter 3 1/4  in., 8.3 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 100,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the top of the cover adorned with four squirrels crouching in opposite directions and surrounded by a scrolling grape vine bearing clusters of fruit and leaves, the vine inlaid in silver wire, the animals, fruits, and leaves variously set with mother-of-pearl, shell,... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2019

An extremely rare and magnificent pair of gilt-bronze inset hongmu 'luohan' panels, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 667. An extremely rare and magnificent pair of gilt-bronze inset hongmu 'luohan' panels, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 49  1/4  by 30  1/8  in., 125 by 76.5 cm. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 USD. Lot sold 300,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each rectangular panel deftly carved in varying depths of high relief with a vertical landscape composed of mountainous peaks, rocky outcrops and islets connected by bridges and dotted with pine, wutong and... [Lire la suite]
08 septembre 2019

Qing Dynasty elephant censer among prized lots in Heritage Auctions' Fine & Decorative Asian Art Auction

 Lot 78242. A Chinese Imperial Cloisonné Enamel and Cabochon-Mounted Gilt Bronze Elephant Censer, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period (1736-1795); 17-1/2 x 15-1/2 x 12-1/2 inches (44.5 x 39.4 x 31.8 cm). Estimate: $50,000 - $70,000.    DALLAS, TX.- An enamel and gilt bronze censer from the Qing Dynasty is expected to vie for top-lot honors in Heritage Auctions’ Fine & Decorative Asian Art Auction Sept. 9-10 in New York. The sale includes numerous lots from private American... [Lire la suite]
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06 septembre 2019

An important and extremely rare inlaid iron flask, Warring States period-Han dynasty (475 BC–220 AD)

Lot 241. An important and extremely rare inlaid iron flask, Warring States period - Han dynasty (475 BC–220 AD). Height 32. cm. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the flattened oval body sumptuously inset on each side with five registers of gilt-silver and turquoise plaques enclosing various mythical creatures and animals, each plaque surrounded by four detached scrolls inlaid in fine silver wires, separated by raised... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2019

Doyle to Auction Asian Works of Art on September 9

Lot 31. Chinese Gilt-Bronze Figure of Vajrabhairava and Vajra Vetali, Qianlong Six-Character Mark on Base. Height 7 1/2 inches. Estimate $20,000-30,000. Unsold. © Doyle  NEW YORK, NY -- Scheduled during the week of Asian sales in New York, Doyle’s Asian Works of Art auction on Monday, September 9 at 10am presents the arts of China, Japan and Southeast Asia dating from the Neolithic Period through the 20th century. Showcased will be bronzes, jades, snuff bottles, porcelains, pottery, scholar’s... [Lire la suite]

30 août 2019

A chased and cast silver cup with gilt highlights, 10th-12th century

Lot 837. A chased and cast silver cup with gilt highlights, 10th-12th century; 2 3/8in (6cm) diameter, 1 7/16in (3.6cm) high, 48 grams. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 4,500 - 6,300). © Bonhams. Of inverted bell form raised on a low foot and flat base, the interior rim chased with a narrow band of overlapping petals or waves and the exterior walls engraved with a wider band of two garden rocks that separate peony branches in bloom against a minutely ring-punched ground, the surfaces showing... [Lire la suite]
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30 août 2019

A rare gilt silver head ornament in the form of a phoenix, 9th-11th century

  Lot 836. A rare gilt silver head ornament in the form of a phoenix, 9th-11th century; 3in (7.6cm) high. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 4,500 - 6,300). © Bonhams. The finely modeled crested bird with chased hollow body set off by a high crested tail and separately fashioned openwork wings attached through the body and pierced with two small holes at each tip suspending pendant chains, a further cluster of ornaments and chains falling from the slender beak, the small legs inserted through a bed of... [Lire la suite]
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30 août 2019

A gilt copper alloy funerary mask, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 839. A gilt copper alloy funerary mask, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 7 1/4in (18.4cm) high; 8 1/8in (20.7cm) wide. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 4,500 - 6,300). © Bonhams. Hammered from a thin copper, tin and silver alloy sheet and realistically modeled with thin, sunken eyes, wide brows setting off a long triangular nose and small mouth accenting the broad cheeks and long crescent ears, the surface covered with earthen encrustation.  Provenance: Sloan's, September 1998, lot 620. On loan and... [Lire la suite]
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30 août 2019

A  very rare gilt-metal 'Guardian Kings' box and cover, Tang-Liao dynasty (618-1125)

Lot 233. A  very rare gilt-metal 'Guardian Kings' box and cover, Tang-Liao dynasty (618-1125). Length 2 1/2  in., 6.3 cm. Estimate USD 50,000 — 70,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. of rectangular form, finely engraved to the top and bottom with the Four Guardian Kings standing on rockwork, including one holding a stupa and another holding a sword, all against a finely executed ring-punched ground, the sides with ring-punched lozenge patterns (2). ... [Lire la suite]