29 mars 2017

A finely carved marble head of Buddha, Northern Qi dynasty (550-570)

Lot 3035. A finely carved marble head of Buddha, Northern Qi dynasty (550-570). Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 HKD (182,494 - 304,156 EUR) Photo: Sotheby's sensitively modelled as the head of Buddha, depicted with a serene and meditative countenance highlighted by a pair of downcast eyes and pursed lips, framed by tight curls densely covering the head, extensive traces of original gilding, stand - 24 cm, 9 1/2  in.; overall 44 cm, 17 3/8  in. ... [Lire la suite]

27 janvier 2017

Roundel with Hydrangea, Prunus and Peony (?), China, Late Qing dynasty, circa 1800-1911

Roundel with Hydrangea, Prunus and Peony (?), China, Late Qing dynasty, circa 1800-1911. Silk tapestry (kesi) with ink and paint. Diameter: 12 in. (30.48 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Miss Bella Mabury (M.39.2.176). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
20 janvier 2017

Sakyamuni Emerging from the Mountains, Yuan dynasty, late 13th-early 14th Century

Sakyamuni Emerging from the Mountains, Yuan dynasty, late 13th-early 14th Century. Wood with lacquer, gilding, and traces of color, 11 3/4 x 8 1/8 x 6 1/2 in. ( 29.8 x 20.6 x 16.5 cm). City of Detroit Purchase, 29.172. Photo ©2017, Detroit Institute of Arts
19 janvier 2017

Wenchang, China, Late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), 17th century

Wenchang, China, Late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), 17th century. Incised four-character mark Xue Mingyang Zhi (made by Xue Mingyang) on the reverse. Wooden seat: 19th century. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Provenance: Private Collection, UK Vanderven Oriental Art. Chinese early ceramics from the Han & Tang Periods, Ming & Qing porcelains & works of art including Jades, Bronzes, hardstones and wood. Japanese porcelains, 20th century lacquer &... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2017

Zhenwu, China, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), ca. 16th-17th century

Zhenwu, China, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), ca. 16th-17th century. H: 25 cm. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Provenance: Private Collection, UK  Vanderven Oriental Art. Chinese early ceramics from the Han & Tang Periods, Ming & Qing porcelains & works of art including Jades, Bronzes, hardstones and wood. Japanese porcelains, 20th century lacquer & bronzes. Nachtegaalslaantje 1, 5211 LE s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.
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19 janvier 2017

Sage on an Elephant, China, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), ca. 16th century

Sage on an Elephant, China, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), ca. 16th century. H: 46 cm; L: 34 cm. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Provenance: Private Collection, UK  Vanderven Oriental Art. Chinese early ceramics from the Han & Tang Periods, Ming & Qing porcelains & works of art including Jades, Bronzes, hardstones and wood. Japanese porcelains, 20th century lacquer & bronzes. Nachtegaalslaantje 1, 5211 LE s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.
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19 janvier 2017

Recumbent Dog, China, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), ca. 16th century

Recumbent Dog, China, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), ca. 16th century. H: 19 cm; L: 21 cm; W: 14 cm. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Provenance: Private Collection, UK Private Collection, USA  Vanderven Oriental Art. Chinese early ceramics from the Han & Tang Periods, Ming & Qing porcelains & works of art including Jades, Bronzes, hardstones and wood. Japanese porcelains, 20th century lacquer & bronzes. Nachtegaalslaantje 1, 5211 LE... [Lire la suite]
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19 janvier 2017

Wei Tuo Pusa, China, Early Ming Dynasty, 14-15th century

Wei Tuo Pusa, China, Early Ming Dynasty, 14-15th century. Height: 122 cm, 48 inches. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. This carved wooden figure, represents the Buddhist deity Wei Tuo Pusa. He has a compassionate expression, his eyes inlaid with black glass to make them more lively. The wooden surface has traces of pigment, lacquer and gilding.Wei Tuo, also known as the Hindu bodhisattva Skanda, is one of the eight deities that protects the principles of Buddhism. In most portrayals he appears... [Lire la suite]
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19 janvier 2017

Stone head of Guanyin, China, Song Dynasty (960-1279)

Stone head of Guanyin, China, Song Dynasty (960-1279). H. 37 cm. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017.  Provenance: JMD Collection, The Netherlands 2015 With Vanderven Oriental Art, 1996 Vanderven Oriental Art. Chinese early ceramics from the Han & Tang Periods, Ming & Qing porcelains & works of art including Jades, Bronzes, hardstones and wood. Japanese porcelains, 20th century lacquer & bronzes. Nachtegaalslaantje 1, 5211 LE... [Lire la suite]
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03 janvier 2017

Manchu man’s semiformal court robe, mid 19th century

Manchu man’s semiformal court robe, mid 19th century. Woven silk and metal thread tapestry with painted details, length: 54 in, 137.16 cm; width: 82 in, 208.28 cm. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Miss Louise Steele, 1958.13 © Denver Art Museum Nine five-clawed blue dragons inhabit the clouds. The slanted, multi-colored stripes (lishui) at the bottom of the robe represent standing water above which the ocean surges and waves froth. At the front, back and sides, rocks representing the four directions rise up. Above in the skies... [Lire la suite]
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