01 juillet 2015

Zhang Daqian paintings achieve top prices in Fine Chinese Works of Art and Paintings Auction at Bonhams

Zhang Daqian, Splashed-Ink Autumn Landscape, 1965. 59 x 44.5cm. Estimate $180,000-250,000. Sold for $509,000. Photo: Bonhams. SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Two important paintings by the renowned artist Zhang Daqian (1899-1983) yielded top results in the June 23 auction of Fine Chinese Works of Art and Paintings held at Bonhams in San Francisco. A splashed in Autumn landscape, dated 1965, and titled “Qiu Shan Xiao Si” (Buddhist Temple in Autumn Mountain) (est. $180,000-250,000) brought $509,000 and a monumental landscape... [Lire la suite]

29 juin 2015

Michaan's Fine Asian Auction realizes over $2.8 million USD

Fu Baoshi (1904-1965): "Lady by the Bamboo". Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, inscribed and dated to 1945, with two seals of the artist. 44 1/4 x 13 inches (112.4 x 33 cm). Estimate $150,000-200,000. Sold for $1,410,000. Photo Michaan. ALAMEDA, CA.- June 22, 2015 became a day of establishing records at Michaan's, as the Fine Asian Works of Art auction broke new sales ground. The auction’s star highlight, Fu Baoshi’s (1904-1965) hanging scroll Lady by the Bamboo, did not disappoint as it set a new... [Lire la suite]
25 juin 2015

Rare 19th century Chinese automaton clock with elaborate jewel work brings $526,750 at auction

This rare 19th century clock, originally made for the Chinese Imperial market, sailed past its pre-sale estimate of $20,000-$30,000 to realize $526,750. Photo courtesy S & S Auction, Inc. REPAUPO, N.J. – A rare 19th century Chinese gilt bronze with enamel automaton clock boasting elaborate jewel work sailed past its pre-sale estimate of $20,000-$30,000 to finish at $526,750 in a two-day, two-session auction held May 17th-18th by S & S Auction, Inc., in the firm’s gallery at 62 Repaupo Station Road. The clock was the... [Lire la suite]
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25 juin 2015

$3.83 Million Chinese Clock Sets Record for Online Auction of Asian Art

Imperial Immortal Mountain Clock, China, Guangzhou workshop, Qianlong period (1736-1795), late 18th century. Estimate 300 000 € / 390 000 €. Price realised: 3,037,000 €. Photo courtesy Auctionata  The online auction house Auctionata (www.auctionata.com) has set a new world record for an Asian work of art sold in an online auction. In its 259th auction 'Important Asian Art', on June 20, which was broadcast online via livestream, a rare enamel, ivory-mounted and paste-set musical and automaton clock from the late... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2015

A parcel gilt and enameled archer's ring, Qianlong period

A parcel gilt and enameled archer's ring, Qianlong period. Sold for US$ 23,750 (€21,197). Photo: Bonhams. The exterior finely executed in an openwork archaic bronze style band of split-tailed zoomorphs, each body composed of interlocking geometric spirals enclosed by narrow bands of kui-dragons on a green enameled border. 1 1/4in (3.2cm) high Bonhams. FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART AND PAINTINGS, 23 Jun 2015 10:00 PDT - SAN FRANCISCO
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23 juin 2015

A massive coral figure of an Immortal, Late 19th-Early 20th century

A massive coral figure of an Immortal, Late 19th-Early 20th century.  Sold for US$ 35,000 (€31,238). Photo: Bonhams. Depicting He Xiangu holding a basket of flowers and a lingzhi branch while standing on a rocky promontory, the willowy maiden flanked by a pine bough at left, two stately deer at her right and two cranes biting lingzhi branches below, one stag carrying a branch of ripe peaches in his mouth as he steps on a pine bough bridge, set into a hardwood base carved in high relief with a network of bamboo, pine... [Lire la suite]
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21 juin 2015

A carved rock crystal figure of Guanyin, Late Qing-Republic period

A carved rock crystal figure of Guanyin, Late Qing-Republic period.  Estimate : US$ 8,000 - 12,000 (€7,100 - 11,000). Photo Bonhams. The goddess of mercy carved standing with her hair falling in two knots over the sloping shoulders, the hands clasped in front of the chest and holding a rosary, the long layered robe flowing out to the side. 13 1/2in (34.3cm) high Provenance: acquired in 1966 as per acquisition number 1966.404 Bonhams. FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART AND PAINTINGS, 23 Jun 2015... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2015

A massive rock crystal vase with Shoulao and Xi Wangmu, Late Qing-Republic period

A massive rock crystal vase with Shoulao and Xi Wangmu, Late Qing-Republic period. Estimate : US$ 20,000 - 30,000 (€18,000 - 27,000). Photo Bonhams. The deeply hollowed clear stone carved on one side with the God of Longevity floating on a cloud scroll and holding aloft a branch of fruiting peach and on the other with the Queen Mother of the West standing on a flying long-tailed phoenix also holding up a peach branch, the vase carved supported around the base with reticulated leafy branches issuing peaches incised... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2015

Impressive Limestone Head of Lokapala, China, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Impressive Limestone Head of Lokapala, China, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate 20 000 € / 26 000 €. Photo Auctionata AG Depiction of a Lokapala guardian figure - Expressive countenance with bulging eyes, arched eyebrows, a wide nose and a big, open mouth - The fine hair tied into a high topknot - The muscular neck of the Guardian carved in a very naturalistic manner - Mounted on a metal base (later) -Height: c. 56 cm -Good condition consistent with age Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
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18 juin 2015

Zhang Daqian paintings lead fine Chinese works of art and paintings auction at Bonhams, 23 jun 2015

San Francisco - Two important paintings and a couplet by renowned artist Zhang Daqian (1899-1983) will headline the June 23 auction of Fine Chinese Works of Art and Paintings to be held at Bonhams in San Francisco. The Splashed-Ink Autumn Landscape, dated 1965, and titled "Qiu Shan Xiao Si" ("Buddhist Temple in Autumn Mountain") (est. $180,000-250,000) and a monumental landscape Mountain Retreat Among Clouds and Streams, dated 1972 (est. $150,000-250,000) were purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Hal Louchheim in the mid-1970s from the Erickson... [Lire la suite]