02 mai 2012

"Terracotta Warriors: Defenders of China's First Emperor" @ Discovery Times Square, NY

A cavalry soldier on a saddled horse is displayed as part of China's Terracotta Warriors display at Discovery Times Square in New York. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT. NEW YORK, NY.- Terracotta Warriors: Defenders of China's First Emperor, a new immersive exhibition of one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in modern time, made its Northeast U.S. debut in New York City at Discovery Times Square (226 West 44th Street). The exhibition features artifacts dating back to 221 BCE, including the world premiere of a set of gates from... [Lire la suite]
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01 mai 2012

A fine carved ivory and hardwood tray with mother-of-pearl inlays and gold mounts, China, Qianlong period

A fine carved ivory and hardwood tray with mother-of-pearl inlays and  gold mounts, China, Qianlong period. Photo Nagel Of square form, each side finely carved in openwork with framed panels of leafy archaistic scrolls encompassing kui dragons flanking a stylized lotus. 25,2x25,4 cm. Lot 1205. Estimate 2800 € Nagel Auctions. "Asian Art". May 10th 2012 http://www.auction.de/
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01 mai 2012

Year of the Dragon items fire buyers imagination at Bonhams

An important Imperial green jade 'San Xi Tang' double-gourd seal. Qianlong. Estimate: £1m to £1.5m. Photo: Bonhams LONDON.- The Year of the Dragon, the most auspicious year to be born in according to Chinese culture, has come around again and Bonhams next auction of Fine Chinese Art on May 17 in London includes a number of dragon-linked items. Asaph Hyman, Department Director of Chinese Art at Bonhams, says: "The dragon is one of the most revered mythical animals in China since the Neolithic period to this day and was... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2012

Christie's Hong Kong presents Spring 2012 Chinese Imperial Ceramics & Works of Art sales

   A seleection of archaic bronzes. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 HONG KONG.-Christie’s Hong Kong Spring sales of Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, to be held on 30 May 2012 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, will present nearly 400 lots of Chinese Imperial ceramics and works of art, valued in excess of HK$400 million. Highlighting the series of sales are stunning cloisonné enamels from the Mandel Collection; a superb selection of very important ceramics, jades and textiles in the... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2012

A rare small gold square 'butterflies' box. Incised seal mark and period of Qianlong

A rare small gold square 'butterflies' box. Incised seal mark and period of Qianlong. Photo Sotheby's of square section raised on four angular key-fret feet, the hinged cover decorated with a pair of repoussé butterflies flying amidst florets against a circle-punched ground, enclosed within a frame detailed with prunus twigs, each side of the box similarly adorned with a butterfly in flight among florets, the interior with a curved bottom, the flat base incised with a four-character reign mark... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2012

Rich offerings of Chinese art fill two-day June auction at Bonhams

A fine and rare eight panel cinnabar lacquer screen with jade and semi-precious stone embellishments, 18th/19th century. Est. $150,000-250,000. Photo: Bonhams. SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Bonhams in San Francisco announced its two day auction of Fine Asian Works of Art and Asian Decorative Art to be held June 19-20. With more than 700 objects on the auction block, this two-day event will present enticing works of art in every category. The first day of the auction will be devoted to Bonhams biannual auction of Fine Asian Works of Art.... [Lire la suite]
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24 avril 2012

A fine and extremely rare Imperial turquoise-inlaid doubleheaded gold medecine bottle. Seal markd and period of Qianlong

A fine and extremely rare Imperial  turquoise-inlaid doubleheaded gold medecine bottle. Seal markd and period of Qianlong. Photo Sotheby's thoughtfully designed to gently fit in the palm of the hand with a curved rectangular form containing two chambers opening from both ends, one main side of the exterior inlaid in turquoise with four characters in seal script reading Taiping ruyi ('Peace and fulfillment of all wishes'), the reverse decorated with three repoussé bats in flight among wisps of scrolling... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2012

Chine. Déesse du printemps en corail sculpté avec cerisier en fleurs

Chine. Déesse du printemps en corail sculpté avec cerisier en fleurs.  Haut. 11.7 cm. Lot 181 - Estimation : 500 / 600 € Azur Enchères Cannes / Issaly et Pichon - Cannes. Samedi 21 avril 2012. Hotel des Ventes - 31 Boulevard d'Alsace - 06400 Cannes. Tel. +33 (0)4 93 39 01 35
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17 avril 2012

Chine. Groupe en corail rouge

Chine. Groupe en corail rouge. 2 branches sculptées de divinités. Haut. 24.5 cm. Lot 167 - Estimation : 2 000 / 3 000 € Azur Enchères Cannes / Issaly et Pichon - Cannes. Samedi 21 avril 2012. Hotel des Ventes - 31 Boulevard d'Alsace - 06400 Cannes. Tel. +33 (0)4 93 39 01 35
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17 avril 2012

Chine. Corail 3 branches à décor d'enfants

Chine. Corail 3 branches à décor d'enfants.  Haut. 18 cm. On y joint 1 sujet en corail rouge, Haut. 7.5 cm. Lot 149 - Estimation : 1 000 / 1 200 € Azur Enchères Cannes / Issaly et Pichon - Cannes. Samedi 21 avril 2012. Hotel des Ventes - 31 Boulevard d'Alsace - 06400 Cannes. Tel. +33 (0)4 93 39 01 35
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