18 octobre 2017

One of Europe's biggest Asian art auctions to take place in Belgium

  On October 28 and 29, Belgian auction house Rob Michiels will present a large sale of Asian art from several private collections from around the world. With 1300 lots offered, it is one of the biggest Asian art sales Europe has seen this year. The auction will take place just before Asian Arts Week kicks off in London. The catalog contains several private collections from around the world showcasing a diverse range of pieces including: porcelain, paintings, sculptures, jade, ivory and other objets d'art from China and... [Lire la suite]

16 octobre 2017

Maria Kiang Chinese Art at TEFAF New York Fall 201

An elephant candelabrum, China, Tang Dynasty (618-907). White-glazed (10.5 x 10 in.) © Maria Kiang Chinese Art Provenance: Jakob Goldschmidt (1882-1955), Berlin, acquired prior to 1929. Literature: Jörg Trübner on memory: results of his last Chinese journeys , Berlin 1930, plate no. 74. Exhibition: Berlin, Prussian Academy of Arts, exhibition of Chinese art , 12 January to 2 April 1929, cat. no. 364. François-Simon-Alphonse Giroux (1776-Paris-1848), A... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2017

A pair of embellished 'zitan' 'Hundred Antiques' panels, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 902. A pair of embellished 'zitan' 'Hundred Antiques' panels, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 75,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s. each rectangular black-lacquered panel set within a zitan wood carved surround imitating a display cabinet with the varying compartments enclosing an array of inlaid 'precious objects' in complementary mirror image, including ruyi scepters, bowls of fruit, flower-filled planters, brushpots, vases, books and scrolls,... [Lire la suite]
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18 septembre 2017

An inscribed gold bead, Qing dynasty

Lot 1052. An inscribed gold bead, Qing dynasty; Height 1 7/8  in., 4.7 cm. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 USD. Lot sold 312,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s. of oblong form and pierced through the center, decorated around the exterior with a prunus tree growing among bamboo and rockwork, the gnarled tree with extended branches bearing blossoms in full and bud, accompanied by an imperial poem in kaishu eulogizing prunus, followed by an apocryphal Qianlong yuzhi inscription, of 22K... [Lire la suite]
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15 septembre 2017

A set of three miniature gold mask-form handles, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-256 BC)

Lot 912. A set of three miniature gold mask-form handles, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-256 BC). Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. Each is cast in the form of a stylized bull-like mask with two horns and rounded eyes, and suspends a loose ring. ¾ in. (2 cm.) long, cloth box Provenance:Acquired in New York in 1982. Chrisie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 14 - 15 September 2017, New York
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14 septembre 2017

Freeman's kicks off Asia Week with its biannual Asian Arts auction totalling $1.5 million

PHILADELPHIA, PA.- On September 9, Freeman’s launched its Fall 2017 season and helped kick off Asia Week with its biannual Asian Arts auction. With an active room and full bank of phone bidders, the exciting auction attracted a considerable number of new bidders and saw many lots sell wellabove their presale estimates. The 578-lot sale totaled just over $1.5 million. The auction offered fine examples of decorative arts, furniture, textiles, paintings and works on paper, highlighted by fresh-to-the-market property from... [Lire la suite]

11 septembre 2017

A rare gilt-metal and painted wood fan, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 942. A rare gilt-metal and painted wood fan, Guangxu period (1875-1908). Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The gilt-metal head of the fan is chased on one side as a descending phoenix with a shou character on its breast, above a shou medallion and a bat suspending a ribbon-tied wan emblem, and the reverse is engraved with eight bats swooping amidst clouds, which is repeated as painted decoration on the separate... [Lire la suite]
08 septembre 2017

Qing Dynasty treasures expected to be among most coveted lots at Heritage Auctions' Asian Art Auction

DALLAS, TX.- A Large and Extremely Rare Chinese Imperial Cloisonné and Gilt Bronze Censer and Cover, Qing Dynasty, 18th century (est. $200,000-400,000) is expected to be the top lot in Heritage Auctions’ Asian Art Auction Sept. 12 in New York. Large cloisonné and bronze censers often are associated with the vast temples and chambers of Beijing’s Forbidden City, at times used for burning various forms of incense or as heat-generating braziers. This example comes from the collection of Henry C. Gibson (1830-91), a... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2017

Black and gold lacquered fan, 18th century

Black & gold lacquered fan, decorated with Chinese figures confronting dragons, mother of pearl rivet, 18th century. Metallic paint on lacquered wood, silk, mother of pearl, metal; 19.3 × 32.6 × 1.9 cm; Felton Bequest, 1922; 2385A-D3 © National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
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30 août 2017

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Hall of Mental Cultivation of The Palace Museum – Imperial Residence of Eight Emperors

Interior of East Warmth Chamber of the Hall of Mental Cultivation of The Palace Museum – Imperial Residence of Eight Emperors. HONG KONG - Hall of Mental Cultivation (Yangxin Dian) was the living place of the Qing emperors and the political centre of the Qing dynasty. It is one of the mostly visited places in The Palace Museum, and it houses the most well-known and invaluable artefacts relating to the emperors Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong, etc. As the Hall is closed for large-scale renovation, artefacts previously housed in... [Lire la suite]