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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26 janvier 2019

A rare dated Tibetan-style gold 'marriage' ewer and cover, Guangxu mark and period, dated 1888

Lot 2615. A rare dated Tibetan-style gold 'marriage' ewer and cover, Guangxu mark and period, dated 1888; 48.5 cm., 19 in. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 6,620,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. the cylindrical body rising from a recessed base to a cusped crown and divided into two sections by a horizontal band cast with leafy floral strapwork, with similar bands at the base and rim, each section of the body incised with... [Lire la suite]

10 janvier 2019

A rare silver-gilt flower-form tazza, Liao-Song dynasty, 10th-12th century

Lot 1275. A rare silver-gilt flower-form tazza, Liao-Song dynasty, 10th-12th century; 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) across. Estimate $15,000 - USD 20,000. Price Realized $32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The pentafoil dish raised on a spreading pedestal foot, the interior engraved with a scene of two men playing weiqi while a third observes in a garden setting surrounded by foliate scroll reserved on a ring-punched ground within a border of geometric key fret, below birds reserved on a... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2019

A small parcel-gilt silver circular box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1274. A small parcel-gilt silver circular box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907); 1¼ in. (3.3 cm.) diam. Estimate $25,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized $30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Finely cast on the cover and box with a central six-petaled flower head surrounded by six petals rising from the outer edge and chased with demi-florets reserved on a fine ring-punched ground, with traces of gilding, box. Provenance: Spink & Son, London, c. 1980.  Christie's. Fine... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2019

A group of kingfisher feather-embellished gilt-metal ornaments, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 1230. A group of kingfisher feather-embellished gilt-metal ornaments, Qing dynasty, 19th century.Estimate $4,000 - USD 6,000. Price Realised $8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Including a phoenix headdress with further glass bead and velvet embellishments; three hairpins; a butterfly-shaped hair ornament; and two pairs of earrings; together with a gold two-pronged hairpin. Various sizes, three cloth boxes (10). Provenance: Headdress and pair of earrings with 'pearl' pendants: Rare... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2019

A small Chinese silver figure of a horse, 17th-18th century or earlier

Lot 1221. A small Chinese silver figure of a horse, 17th-18th century or earlier; 4¼ in. (10.9 cm.) long. Estimate $6,000 - USD 8,000. Price Realised $9,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Partially hollow cast standing foursquare with head facing forward and ears pricked, with hair markings scored on the long tail and on the segmented mane that falls on either side of the neck, with a small opening in the belly, some malachite encrustation. Provenance: Frank Caro, New York, prior to 1977.  ... [Lire la suite]