16 septembre 2018

Chinese Rock Crystal Figure of Buddha, Qing Dynasty

Lot 138. Chinese Rock Crystal Figure of Buddha, Qing Dynasty. Height 9 1/8 inches. Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000. Sold for $13,750. Courtesy Doyle. Seated in dhyanasana, the left hand resting on his feet with palm upward in vitarka mudra, the right hand holding a rice grain or jewel between thumb and forefinger of palm-upward hand, his robes gently folding around his body and open at the chest, his undergarment tied mid-torso, his face with a benign expression, his hair in tight curls - very good... [Lire la suite]
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30 août 2018

A lobed silver vase, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 241. A lobed silver vase, Song dynasty (960-1279). Height 6 5/8  in., 16.8 cm. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Sold Price: 50,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2018. thinly cast, the slightly tapering ovoid body divided into twelve vertical lobes rising to a waisted neck and flat everted rim, all raised on a short, straight foot, the patina a brownish-gray with dark brown and pale green encrustation .  Note: Compare a closely related silver vase of very similar form, excavated from a Song... [Lire la suite]
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29 août 2018

Four cut-gold hair pins, Liao-Northern Song dynasty (AD 907-1127)

Lot 1235. Four cut-gold hair pins, Liao-Northern Song dynasty (AD 907-1127);2 ¾ to 3 ½ in. (7 to 8.9 cm.) long. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Each pin is decorated with a flower head, the petals cut from gold sheet and the stamen formed from gold wire, fitted cloth box. Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York, 2012. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 13 - 14 September 2018
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29 août 2018

A small gold 'chrysnthemum' box and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 240. A small gold 'chrysnthemum' box and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279). Diameter 1 7/8  in., 4.8 cm. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 USD. Sold Price: 31,250 USD. © Sotheby's 2018. of circular outline, the slightly domed cover with repoussé and chased decoration of flowering chrysanthemum blossoms borne on leafing stems within a border of leiwen and a band of classic scroll encircling the rim, repeated around the side of the box (2). Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York,... [Lire la suite]
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29 août 2018

A gold filigree pendant, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 239. A gold filigree pendant, Song dynasty (960-1279). Length 3 3/4  in., 9.5 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Sold Price: 37,500 USD. © Sotheby's 2018. of tear-drop form, the plaque with an intricate openwork floral meander of lotus blossoms issuing from a sinuous, leafing stem enclosed within a punched border of foliate scrollwork. Note: This type of pendant was a popular luxury item and most often used with two halves joined together forming a container that served as a pomander for elite... [Lire la suite]
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18 août 2018

Empresses of China's Forbidden City makes U.S. debut at Peabody Essex Museum

Ritual space in the Main Hall of the Palace of Longevity and Health. Courtesy of the Palace Museum, Beijing. © The Palace Museum SALEM, MASS.- The Peabody Essex Museum debuts Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, the first major international exhibition to explore the role of empresses in China’s last dynasty––the Qing dynasty, from 1644 to 1912. Nearly 200 spectacular works, including imperial portraits, jewelry, garments, Buddhist sculptures, and decorative art objects from the Palace Museum, Beijing (known as the... [Lire la suite]

15 août 2018

Funerary Mask, Liao dynasty, Late 10th - early 12th century, Silver

Funerary Mask, Liao dynasty, Late 10th - early 12th century, Silver, 8 3/4 × 8 3/8 inches (22.2 × 21.3 cm), Purchased with funds contributed by Marguerite and Gerry Lenfest, 2012 (2012-53-1). © 2018 Philadelphia Museum of Art This mask depicts the serene face of a male who was part of the Khitan tribe, a people who ruled north China over a thousand years ago, during the Liao dynasty (907–1125). Placing a metal mask on the face of the deceased was a unique tradition of the nomadic Khitan; they buried their high-ranking men and... [Lire la suite]
15 août 2018

Copper funerary mask, China, Liao dynasty, 10th–11th century

Copper funerary mask, China, Liao dynasty, 10th–11th century. Length: 9 3/4 inches, 25 cm. Width: 9 inches, 23 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art A copper funerary mask representing a human face, worked in the repoussé technique with strong, naturalistically portrayed features and a serene expression. The half-shut eyes are set below pronounced, arched eyebrows that are engraved with finely hatched lines. The face has high cheekbones and a straight, broad nose set above a full-lipped mouth. Two prominent, well... [Lire la suite]
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15 août 2018

Silver funerary mask, China, Liao dynasty, 10th-11th century

Silver funerary mask, China, Liao dynasty, 10th-11th century. Length: 8 3/8 inches, 21.2 cm. Width: 9 1/8 inches, 23.1 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art A silver funerary mask depicting a human face, worked in repoussé technique with strong, naturalistically portrayed features and a demure expression. The heavy-lidded eyes are shut and set below pronounced, arched eyebrows that are engraved with fine lines in parallel. The face has high cheekbones and a straight, broad nose set above a full-lipped, well-defined mouth.... [Lire la suite]
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15 août 2018

Masque funéraire, dynastie Liao (907/916-1125)

Masque funéraire, dynastie Liao (907/916-1125), argent, 22 x 16 cm, musée Guimet - musée national des Arts asiatiques, MA2352. Photo (C) MNAAG, Paris, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Jean-Yves et Nicolas Dubois
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