05 septembre 2019

Doyle to Auction Asian Works of Art on September 9

Lot 31. Chinese Gilt-Bronze Figure of Vajrabhairava and Vajra Vetali, Qianlong Six-Character Mark on Base. Height 7 1/2 inches. Estimate $20,000-30,000. Unsold. © Doyle  NEW YORK, NY -- Scheduled during the week of Asian sales in New York, Doyle’s Asian Works of Art auction on Monday, September 9 at 10am presents the arts of China, Japan and Southeast Asia dating from the Neolithic Period through the 20th century. Showcased will be bronzes, jades, snuff bottles, porcelains, pottery, scholar’s... [Lire la suite]

30 août 2019

A chased and cast silver cup with gilt highlights, 10th-12th century

Lot 837. A chased and cast silver cup with gilt highlights, 10th-12th century; 2 3/8in (6cm) diameter, 1 7/16in (3.6cm) high, 48 grams. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 4,500 - 6,300). © Bonhams. Of inverted bell form raised on a low foot and flat base, the interior rim chased with a narrow band of overlapping petals or waves and the exterior walls engraved with a wider band of two garden rocks that separate peony branches in bloom against a minutely ring-punched ground, the surfaces showing... [Lire la suite]
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30 août 2019

A rare gilt silver head ornament in the form of a phoenix, 9th-11th century

  Lot 836. A rare gilt silver head ornament in the form of a phoenix, 9th-11th century; 3in (7.6cm) high. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 4,500 - 6,300). © Bonhams. The finely modeled crested bird with chased hollow body set off by a high crested tail and separately fashioned openwork wings attached through the body and pierced with two small holes at each tip suspending pendant chains, a further cluster of ornaments and chains falling from the slender beak, the small legs inserted through a bed of... [Lire la suite]
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30 août 2019

A gilt copper alloy funerary mask, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 839. A gilt copper alloy funerary mask, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 7 1/4in (18.4cm) high; 8 1/8in (20.7cm) wide. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 4,500 - 6,300). © Bonhams. Hammered from a thin copper, tin and silver alloy sheet and realistically modeled with thin, sunken eyes, wide brows setting off a long triangular nose and small mouth accenting the broad cheeks and long crescent ears, the surface covered with earthen encrustation.  Provenance: Sloan's, September 1998, lot 620. On loan and... [Lire la suite]
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30 août 2019

A  very rare gilt-metal 'Guardian Kings' box and cover, Tang-Liao dynasty (618-1125)

Lot 233. A  very rare gilt-metal 'Guardian Kings' box and cover, Tang-Liao dynasty (618-1125). Length 2 1/2  in., 6.3 cm. Estimate USD 50,000 — 70,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. of rectangular form, finely engraved to the top and bottom with the Four Guardian Kings standing on rockwork, including one holding a stupa and another holding a sword, all against a finely executed ring-punched ground, the sides with ring-punched lozenge patterns (2). ... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2019

A superb and rare silvered-metal 'Mandarin ducks' bowl, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 227. A superb and rare silvered-metal 'Mandarin ducks' bowl, Tang dynasty (618-907). Diameter 4 1/8  in., 10.3 cm. Estimate USD 50,000 — 70,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising from a flat base to a flared rim, the exterior meticulously decorated with a finely chased and engraved design of four pairs of mandarin ducks, divided by leafy lotus sprays issuing from a ring of connected ruyi heads, enclosing a... [Lire la suite]

29 août 2019

A magnificent and rare gilt-bronze silver-lined stem cup, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 221. A magnificent and rare gilt-bronze silver-lined stem cup, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 2 1/2  in., 6.5 cm. Estimate USD 100,000 — 150,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. with shallow rounded sides rising to a flared rim, encircled by a raised ring dividing the cup into two sections, the upper section meticulously engraved with a band of upright petals enclosing birds and flower sprays, lower section decorated with a band of leaf-shaped petals enclosing flower scrolls and a... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2019

A very rare parcel-gilt silver box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 203. A very rare parcel-gilt silver box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907). Diameter 2 1/4  in., 5.8 cm. Estimate USD 20,000 — 30,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. delicately fashioned in a six-lobed form, the domed cover finely decorated to the top in repoussé and parcel-gilt with a ferocious lion grasping in its mouth and powerful foreclaws a fallen deer, the box similarly decorated to the underside with a lion pouncing on a deer (2). Provenance: Frank Caro,... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2019

An gold 'mask' plaque, Eastern Han dynasty (25--220)

Lot 810. An gold 'mask' plaque, Eastern Han dynasty (25--220). Height 2 3/4  in., 7 cm. Estimate USD 8,000 — 12,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the gold sheet hammered with repoussé and cut-out details, the circular face with openwork eyes and mouth, a broad nose, pronounced cheeks and forehead, and oval ears, framed by openwork curls on all sides and a rosette surrounded by further curls at the chest, stand (2). Provenance: Collection of Harry Geoffrey Beasley (1881-1939).Collection of Alfred... [Lire la suite]
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23 août 2019

Christie's announces Asian Art Week

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces Asian Art Week, a series of auctions, viewings, and events, from September 6-13. This season presents nine auctions—six live and three online—featuring over 1,000 lots spanning all epochs and categories of Asian Art from classical Chinese paintings, ceramics, jades, bronzes, and furniture, to impressive Tibetan gilt-bronzes and contemporary Indian painting. Featured this season are two impressive collection sales, Masterpieces of Early Chinese Gold and Silver and Chinese Art from The Art... [Lire la suite]