04 septembre 2011

 LUOYANG CITY.- A worker sprays water to keep humidity of the excavation of Eastern Zhou Dynasty (770 BC-221 BC) in Luoyang city, central China s Henan province. In the main pit of the excavation, remainings of five chariots and 12 horses were found, suspected belonging to a minister at that time. EPA/ZHANG XIAOLI.
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03 septembre 2011

Fine Chinese ceramics and works of art for Sale in two sessions at Sotheby's this September

  A Rare And Important Large Archaic Ritual Bronze Food Vessel (Hu). Late Shang / Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 12” Long, 10” Wide, 16.5” Height. Est. $2.5/3 million. Photo: Sotheby's NEW YORK, N.Y.- On 14 September 2011 Sotheby’s in New York will present Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art in two sessions at 10 am and 2pm. The sale is exceptionally diverse with important archaic bronzes, furniture, porcelain, jade, sculpture and other works of art, the ajority of which are drawn from private collections in the US, Europe and... [Lire la suite]
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02 septembre 2011

Chinese-Asian works of art flambuoyant @ Bonhams auction in San Francisco on August 30th

A small blue and white porcelain vase. Wanli mark and period. Of pear form with loop and mock ring handles above a pear-shaped body and tall foot, painted with a band of alternating dragons and phoenix and the six-character mark in regular script in a horizontal line on the outside edge of the cupped lip (restored). 6 3/4in (17cm) high. Sold for $26,840, Est. $6,000-8,000. Photo: Courtesy of Bonhams. SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Porcelain, bronzes, paintings and jades kept buyers active all day at Bonhams’ Asian Works of Art auction in... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2011

A hardstone and jade -inlaid lacquer and hardwood wall panel. Late Qing Dynasty.

A hardstone and jade -inlaid lacquer and hardwood wall panel. Late Qing Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's simulating a small curio cabinet with irregularly spaced fretwork-edged shelves enclosing a variety of works of art objects, including a hardstone and jade bowl of fruit, two jade vases, a porcelain bowl and a cinnabar lacquer vase filled with coral and hardstone flowers, a jade carving of immortals, a jade chime suspended froma gilt dragon hook, a jade ruyi scepter, a faux lapis carving of a qilin and a simulated silk-covered... [Lire la suite]
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31 août 2011

Banded agate & agate Chinese snuff bottles @ @ Bonhams, Knightsbridge, 7 Sep 2011

A banded agate Chinese snuff bottle with coral-coloured stopper. Photo: Bonhams Provenance: reputedly purchased from Sotheby's in June 1988 [Lot 449]. A banded agate Chinese snuff bottle; with stopper. Photo: Bonhams Provenance: Reputedly purchased at Sotheby's in 1989. An elegant grey/mottled agate Chinese snuff bottle. Photo: Bonhams with metal mounted, jadeite or other stone, stopper. Decorated with a bat above a grazing pony.   An intricately carved, agate or other, Chinese snuff bottle. Photo: Bonhams decorated... [Lire la suite]
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31 août 2011

Chalcedony Chinese snuff bottles @ Bonhams, Knightsbridge, 7 Sep 2011

A Chalcedony Chinese snuff bottle; with stopper. Photo: Bonhams Decorated with a deer, monkey and bird A mottled chalcedony, Chinese snuff bottle with mythological animal head handles; and white-metal mounted stopper. Photo: Bonhams Bonhams. Chinese & other Asian Works of Art. Knightsbridge, 7 Sep 2011 at 10:30 www.bonhams.com
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30 août 2011

Two carved coral snuff bottles. 20th century

Two carved coral snuff bottles. 20th century. Photo: Bonhams Both of the same compressed ovoid form, with everted lips, flat mouths and oval foot rims surrounding recessed bases, one carved with two fu-lions with ribbons and balls, the other with prunus blossom. 2 5/8in (6.8cm) height of the tallest. Estimate: US$600 - 800   Asian Works of Art, 30 Aug 2011, California, San Francisco www.bonhams.com
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30 août 2011

A carved coral branch & A coral figural group. 20th century

A carved coral branch. 20th century. Photo: Bonhams Its multiple arms worked as a vase filled with flowering prunus surrounded by an admiring cat, flowering chrysanthemums and roses while a bird rests on a nearby garden rock (chipped, repaired); now attached to a wood display stand. 9 3/4in (24.5cm) height of coral; 11in (28cm) height including stand. Estimate: US$1,000 - 1,500   A coral figural group. 20th century. Photo: Bonhams   Its three spreading branches carved as two beauties and a phoenix rising out of a... [Lire la suite]
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29 août 2011

Christie's presents superb and rare Chinese ceramics and works of art in New York this September

Lot 3770. A very rare large finely cast gilt-bronze figure of Vairocana, Ming dynasty, 16th Century; 20 ¼ inches (51.5 cm.) high. Estimate: HKD 10,000,000 - HKD 15,000,000 ($600,000-800,000). Price realised HKD 11,860,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. NEW YORK, NY.- On September 15 and 16, Christie's New York will present Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, which all together offers over 550 objects across many categories and tastes, and many from private collections. Highlighting the sale is a very rare large... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2011

A Chinese tortoiseshell rectanglar snuff box. Jiajing - Daoguang.

A Chinese tortoiseshell rectanglar snuff box. Jiajing - Daoguang. Photo courtesy Bonhams The cover and sides carved in the Cantonese style with figures amid pavilions and pine trees, central blank oval cartouche, the underside with a pair of pheasants in a peony and rockwork garden in low relief, 8 x 5.5 x 2.5cm (2). Estimate: £300 - 500 Bonhams. Pictures, Furniture, Tribal, European & Asian Works of Art, 7 Sep 2011, Oxford www.bonhams.com
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