09 avril 2019

Kundika, Chine, Dynastie Tang (7°-10° siècle)

Lot 31. Kundika, Chine, Dynastie Tang (7°-10° siècle). Alliage cuivreux. H. 22 cm. Estimate: €1,800 - €2,500. © SAS Cornette de Saint Cyr. La panse du récipient utilisé dans divers rituels bouddhistes présente une classique forme ovoïde sur piédouche, surmontée d'un long col étroit au bord évasé. Un traditionnel bec arborant un couvercle à charnière est fixé sur l'épaule. Belle patine de fouilles.  Arts d’Asie chez Cornette de Saint Cyr Paris, 75008 Paris, le 17 Avril 2019 à... [Lire la suite]
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09 avril 2019

A white-glazed deep cup, Sui dynasty (581-618)

Lot 1441. A white-glazed deep cup, Sui dynasty (581-618); 9.2 cm. diam. Price estimate: HKD 50,000 - 60,000 (USD 6,400 - 7,700). Auction Result: HKD 153,400. © 2019 China Guardian (HK) Auctions Co., Ltd. Provenance: A Japanese private collection, acquired in the 1990s. China Guardian. 2019 Spring Auctions. Ancient Chinese Ceramics from the Tang to the Song Dynasty 
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07 avril 2019

An Archaic Bronze Ritual Vessel, Fangding, Western Zhou Dynasty, 1046-771 B.C.

Lot 3038. An Archaic Bronze Ritual Vessel, Fangding, Western Zhou Dynasty, 1046-771 B.C. H 31cm. Estimate HKD 3,200,000 - 3,800,000 (USD 407,584 - 484,006). Lot sold HKD 3,776,000 (USD 480,949). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance: Acquired in Tokyo Jufukaku Kobijutsu, 19 March 2011. Literature: 1. Man Minghui, The Bronze Age, Wenwu, 2015, p.90-33, no.702. Wu Zhenfeng, Shang Zhou Qingtongqi Mingwen Ji Tuxiang Jicheng Xubian, 2016, vol.1, p. 91, no. 94. Poly Auction Hong... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2019

A rare gilt-bronze figure of Green Tara, Mark and period of Yongle (1403-1425)

Lot 3649. A rare gilt-bronze figure of Green Tara, Mark and period of Yongle (1403-1425);18.7 cm, 7 3/8  in. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 4,375,000 HKD (609,915 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. finely cast seated in lalitasana on a double-lotus base with beaded edges, the right foot resting on an individual lotus issuing from the base, depicted with the hands held in varada and vitarkamudra, the face rendered with a benevolent expression... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2019

An extremely rare set of seven archaic bronze ritual bells (zhong), Western Zhou dynasty (1046-771 BC)

Lot 663. An extremely rare set of seven archaic bronze ritual bells (zhong), Western Zhou dynasty (1046-771 BC). Height of tallest 17 1/4  in., 43.8 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 325,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each bell of pointed oval section with the two sides rising up in an arc, set on each side with rows of evenly distributed bosses, divided by two horizontal bands of stylized bird motifs and one vertical band enclosing a nine-character inscription... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2019

An extremely rare pair of massive luduan-form bronze censers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 720. An extremely rare pair of massive luduan-form bronze censers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 31 in., 78.7 cm. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 USD. Lot sold 740,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each cast with a rotund beast standing on a serpentine dragon, the sinuous body coiling into a ring-form base, the tail flicking the luduan's hindquarters and the head slithering up the beast's chest, the luduan with a nearly spherical torso supported on four... [Lire la suite]

19 mars 2019

An splendid and rare gold and silver-inlaid bronze crossbow fitting, Warring States period

Lot 124. An splendid and rare gold and silver-inlaid bronze crossbow fitting, Warring States period (475-221 BC). Length 12 5/8  in., 32 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 175,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the rectangular hollow section terminating in a mythical beast head detailed with large protruding eyes and flared nostrils, its lower jaw curving upward extending into a long sinuous neck and bird head depicted with rounded eyes and a hooked beak, the... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2019

Treasure trove of Asian art to be sold by Hindman auction house

 © 2019 Hindman LCC. CHICAGO, IL.- Hindman LLC today announced the sale of Asian Works of Art, featuring property from the collections of Jane Davis Doggett and The Halim Time and Glass Museum, in addition to Chinese paintings from the estate of Mr. Julius Sih. Items from these collections, alongside numerous exceptional pieces of Chinese bronze and metalwork, will be sold at auction Monday, March 25, and will be on view in Chicago Thursday, March 21 through Monday, March 25. Several outstanding archaic... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2019

A rare engraved gilt-bronze stem cup, Late Tang dynasty (618-906)

Lot 133. A rare engraved gilt-bronze stem cup, Late Tang dynasty (618-906). Width 4 3/4  in., 12 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the cup of elliptical octafoil form, embossed on either side with semicircles and raised on a splayed quatrefoil base formed by four lotus petals with extravagantly everted edges forming the foot, the interior centered with a single lappet in relief and engraved with fish and mythical beasts amidst dense over lapping waves, with... [Lire la suite]
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10 mars 2019

A rare gilt-bronze figure of a lion, Tang dynasty (618-906)

Lot 119. A rare gilt-bronze figure of a lion, Tang dynasty  (618-906). Height 3 1/8  in., 8 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot Sold 68,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. stately modeled seated on its haunches, the powerful forelegs firmly planted, the head detailed with fierce protruding rounded eyes, thick brows, agape mouth revealing teeth and sharp fangs, and leaf-shaped ears swept to the back, long mane falling into luxurious spiraling curls, the long... [Lire la suite]