25 mars 2015

A pair of small gold and silver-inlaid bronze animals, China, Warring States period or later

A pair of small gold and silver-inlaid bronze animals, China, Warring States period or later. Estimate $15,000 - $25,000. Price Realized $125,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each shown crouching with head facing forward and long tail flicked up onto the left side, the solid body inlaid in gold and silver with details and decoration on the head, and on the body below the silver dotted backbone, with areas of green and brown encrustation; 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) long, boxes Provenance: The Collection of... [Lire la suite]

25 mars 2015

Six small silver bird-form finials, China, Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Six small silver bird-form finials, China, Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Price Realized $23,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each stylized bird almost identically cast with long tail and its head turned toward its back, the beak just touching its wing feathers; 2 ¼ in. (5.8 cm.) long, box; 330 g Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1991.  Notes: Compare the bronze bird-form finial exhibited by J.J. Lally &... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

A large marble figure of a seated lion, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

A large marble figure of a seated lion, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Estimate $100,000 - $150,000. Price Realized $317,000 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Boldly carved sitting on its hind legs, its powerful forepaws supporting the lithe body, the face with open mouth, bared fangs, and lolling tongue, the eyes with furrowed expression and the mane in tight curls - 20 3/8 in. (51.8 cm.) high Provenance: Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, before 1964.Collection of Christian Humann (d. 1981), Pan-Asian... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

Chinese snuff bottles fetch sparkling prices at Bonhams in Asia Week 2015

 An enameled and slip-decorated Yixing snuff bottle, 1800-1880. Sold for US$ 37,500 (€35,260). Photo: Bonhams NEW YORK, NY.- Asia Week 2015 at Bonhams New York was opened with the auction of Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Collection of Barbara and Marvin Dicker, which took place at the Madison Avenue galleries on March 16. In a packed saleroom, the collection fetched far above its high estimates – with 97 per cent sold by lot – to make a total of $708,438.  The Dickers began collecting... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2015

Mughal-style carved translucent agate hairpin

Mughal-style carved translucent agate hairpin. Estimate $300-400 © 2015 I.M Chait. with design of a parrot and foliage, with two inlaid red "jewels"; L: 4"  I.M Chait. Important Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art  -  Mar 22 2015 1:00 PM  PDT Beverly Hills
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16 mars 2015

Vintage Chinese kingfisher feather inlaid ornament for a headdress

Vintage Chinese kingfisher feather inlaid ornament for a headdress. Estimate $800-1,200 © 2015 I.M Chait. centering a peony blossom with a moth beneath, framed by foliage and smaller buds; accented with red small glass beads; H: 4 1/4"   I.M Chait. Important Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art  -  Mar 22 2015 1:00 PM  PDT Beverly Hills
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15 mars 2015

Buddhist art, Qing splendors and historic scroll paintings lead Gianguan Auctions Asia Week Sale

A Fine Set of Gilt Bronze and Cloisonné Enamel Scholars Garniture, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Gilt Four Character Cast Mark and of the Period. Estimate $40,000-$60,000. Photo courtesy Gianguan Auction NEW YORK, NY.- As the rush of Spring Asia Week exhibitions and auctions wind down, Gianguan Auctions will ramp up the excitement again on Sunday, March 22nd, with an auction strong in Buddhist art, Qing Dynasty cloisonné, large carved jades, and archetypal scroll paintings.  Statues of rarely... [Lire la suite]
13 mars 2015

From the Neolithic Period through the 20th century: Doyle New York to auction Asian works of art on March 16

Chinese Famille Rose Enameled Porcelain Bowl, Qing Dynasty. Estimate: $15,000-25,000. Photo Doyle New York NEW YORK, NY.- Scheduled during Asia Week New York, Doyle New York’s March 16 sale presents the arts of China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia dating from the Neolithic Period through the 20th century. Offerings include pottery and porcelain, jade, scholar’s objects, bronzes, screens, furniture and paintings.  Sale highlights include a pair of massive Chinese cloisonne elephants, early 20th century, height 72... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2015

Nicholas Grindley Works of Art Ltd at Asia Week New York 2015

Pair of Lokapala Heads, China, Tang Dynasty (618-907) or Five Dynasties (907-960). Nicholas Grindley Works of Art Ltd at Asia Week New York 2015.  China. Ming dynasty, Wanli period, dated 1619. Lacquer, filled-in and engraved qiangjin technique. Diameter: 15 inches (38.2 cm). Nicholas Grindley Works of Art Ltd at Asia Week New York 2015.   A huangyangmu (boxwood) hexagonal foliate brushpot. Qing dynasty, 18th century, probably Qianlong period (1736 – 1795). Height: 12.5 cm / 4... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2015

Gisèle Croës, 'From this Life to Eternity' at Asia Week New York 2015

Large wood sculpture of Guanyin, Song Dynasty (960-1279). Wood, traces of polychromy and gilding. Height: 134 cm (52 3/4 in.). Photo Studio Roger Asselberghs - Frédéric Dehaen. Gisèle Croës at Asia Week New York 2015  Small kneeling figure, water container and dropper. Southwest China, Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220), circa 1st century BC - 1st century AD. Bronze. Height: 5.5 inches (14 cm). Credit: Photo Studio Roger Asselberghs – Frédéric Dehaen. Gisèle Croës at Asia... [Lire la suite]