19 avril 2019

Chinese Works of Art from a Princely Collection at Christie's London, 14 May 2019

Lot 75. A turquoise-inlaid bronze hilt, Ge, Late Shang Dynasty (1600-1027 BC); 6 in. (15.1 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 13,050 - USD 19,575). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The hilt is cast in the form of a coiled dragon with a tail in the form of a bird with a hooked beak, and the body is inlaid on both sides with turquoise. Provenance: Collection of Louis Bataille, Paris, acquired prior to 1960.Christie's Paris, 26 November 2002, lot. 199.Property from a... [Lire la suite]

10 avril 2019

An exceptional hardstone-inlaid birchwood box and cover, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 3503. An exceptional hardstone-inlaid birchwood box and cover, Late Ming dynasty; 9.4 by 21 by 12 cm, 3 3/4  by 8 1/4  by 4 3/4  in. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,500,000 HKD (322,025 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. of rectangular form, exuberantly and skilfully decorated with inlays in lapis lazuli, red goldstone, mother-of-pearl, soapstone, turquoise, malachite, rose quartz, amber and wood, the cover depicting a long-tailed bird perching on a... [Lire la suite]
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31 mars 2019

Veiled world of Qing Empresses revealed in Smithsonian's Freer│Sackler exhibition

WASHINGTON, DC.- “Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, 1644–1912” is on view at the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery March 30 through June 23. This major international exhibition, the largest at the Freer|Sackler in more than a decade, explores empresses’ lives during the emperor-centric Qing dynasty. Despite the empresses’ accomplishments and status, they are largely missing from Qing court history. Through imperial portraits, narrative paintings, furnishings, attire (jewelry and costume) and religious art,... [Lire la suite]
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29 mars 2019

An Extremely Rare Chinese Imperial Beijing Enamel and Gold Filigree Ling Yue, Yongzheng Period, 1723-1735

Lot 3416. An Extremely Rare Chinese Imperial Beijing Enamel and Gold Filigree Ling Yue, Yongzheng Period, 1723-1735. D 18.4cm. Estimate HKD 2,600,000 - 3,600,000 (USD 331,211 - 458,600). Unsold. © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance: 1. Woolley & Wallis, 22 May 2013, lot.1702. Collection of Luis Esteves Fernandes (1897-1988), Portuguese Diplomat in Beijing. Poly Auction Hong Kong. Imperial Curiosity – Art of Interior Decoration, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2019

A Rare Pair of Hardstone-And-Glass-Inlaid Gilt-Bronze Phoenix Vessels and Liners, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795

Lot 3427. A Rare Pair of Hardstone-And-Glass-Inlaid Gilt-Bronze Phoenix Vessels and Liners, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795. H 19cm H 19.3cm. Estimate HKD 3,500,000 - 4,500,000 (USD 445,862 - 573,251). Lot sold HKD 4,130,000 (USD 526,038). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance: 1. A Midwestern Private Collection, USA2. Christie's New York, 27 November 1991, lot.593. A Private Collection4. Christie's New York, 26 March 2010, lot.1179. Poly Auction Hong Kong. Imperial Curiosity – Art of... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2019

Lark Mason Associates offers over 500 works of Asian art

  NEW YORK, NY.- Bidding is now open for over 500 works of Asian art at the Lark Mason Associates Asian sale, at iGavelAuctions.com through April 16. This diverse sale includes a selection of Indian sculpture, Korean porcelain, Japanese works of art, and Chinese art from the Shang Dynasty to the Republic Period. “There are some real gems in this sale,” says Lark Mason. “Asian art is hitting its stride as evidenced by the $150.5M in total sales taken in during Asia Week New York. This sale offers a buying... [Lire la suite]
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27 mars 2019

Chenn Family Collection boosts Heritage Auctions' Asian Art Auction beyond $2.2 Million

From the Chenn Family Collection. Lot 78329. Wu Changshuo (Chinese, 1844-1927), Peony, Bottle Gourds, and Loquats, Dingzi, 1917. Four works, ink and color on paper; 53-1/4 x 12-3/4 inches (135.3 x 32.4 cm) (work, each), 60-3/8 x 16-1/8 inches (153.1 x 41.0 cm) (frame, each). Each signed and dated, with two or three seals of the artist. Estimate: $300,000 - $500,000. Sold for $399,000 © Heritage Auction DALLAS, TX.- Multiple bidders drove the price for Wu Changshuo Peony, Bottle Gourds, and Loquats, Dingzi, 1917 to... [Lire la suite]
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]