25 juin 2017

Groundbreaking exhibition of Memento Mori from the Renaissance opens at Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Albrecht Dürer, German," St. Jerome in his Study," 1514, engraving. Bequest of David P. Becker, Class of 1970. Bowdoin College Museum of Art. BRUNSWICK, ME.- The Bowdoin College Museum of Art opened a groundbreaking exhibition on the visual culture of mortality and morality in early Renaissance Europe. On view from June 24 to November 26, 2017, The Ivory Mirror: The Art of Mortality in Renaissance Europe reveals how, in an increasingly complex and uncertain world, Renaissance artists sought to address the critical human... [Lire la suite]

24 juin 2017

A rare Imperial gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel 'lotus' vase

Lot 117. A rare Imperial gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel 'lotus' vase, Incised Qianlong six-character mark and shu character mark and of the period, 13.5cm (5 1/4in) high. Estimate HK$180,000 - 200,000 (US$23,000 - 26,000). Sold for HK$ 225,000 (€25,818). Photo: Bonhams. Brilliantly enamelled around the baluster-shaped body with four large peony blossoms borne on dense lotus scrolls, between raised bands of gilt lotus lappets and ruyi at the foot and shoulder, raised on a cylindrical foot and beneath a... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2017

A rare pale green jade two-handled bowl, Probably Ottoman, 18th century

Lot 116. A rare pale green jade two-handled bowl, Probably Ottoman, 18th century; 18cm (7 1/8in) wide. Estimate HK$150,000 - 200,000 (US$19,000 - 26,000). Sold for HK$ 200,000 (€22,949). Photo: Bonhams. Exquisitely carved with thin translucent deep flaring sides, rising from a short spreading foot elaborately carved as a flowering blossom, the exterior decorated in low relief with shaped panels containing flowers, all between two borders of scrolling foliage, flanked by a pair of pierced elaborate flower handles, the... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2017

A rare white jade 'Immortals' table screen, 18th-19th century

Lot 109. A rare white jade 'Immortals' table screen, 18th-19th century.  Estimate HK$150,000 - 170,000 (US$19,000 - 22,000). Sold for HK$ 212,500 (€24,384). Photo: Bonhams. Crisply carved with a mountain landscape of rockwork, pine trees, foliage and a hidden waterfall, featuring Immortals, five of them playing music on a balustraded stone platform, the remaining three engaged in discussion and exchanging gifts at the bottom of the steps, the semi-translucent stone of a white tone, wood stand. 23.4cm (9... [Lire la suite]
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24 juin 2017

A fine pair of Imperial spinach-green jade double-carved circular table screens, Qianlong-Jiaqing period

Lot 108. A fine pair of Imperial spinach-green jade double-carved circular table screens, Qianlong-Jiaqing period. Estimate HK$600,000 - 800,000 (US$77,000 - 100,000). Sold for HK$ 1,312,500 (€150,607). Photo: Bonhams. Well carved in high relief on both sides featuring lush steep mountainous landscapes with pine, cypress, wutong and plantain trees, lingzhi and shrubs, all amidst multi-layered rockwork and outcrops, with steps, streams and waterfalls, all below clouds; one screen carved... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2017

A rare Imperial and spinach-green jade 'lotus' bowl and cover, Qianlong period

Lot 106. A rare Imperial and spinach-green jade 'lotus' bowl and cover, Qianlong period, 15cm (5 7/8in) diam.(3). Estimate HK$180,000 - 200,000 (US$23,000 - 26,000). Sold for HK$ 562,500 (€64,546). Photo: Bonhams. Superbly carved in the form of a lotus pod, rising on a short spreading foot elaborately carved on the bowl with overlapping lotus petals rising to the inverted rim, surmounted by the slightly domed pod with naturalistically carved circular nodes simulating seeds, encircling the tall ribbed neck, set... [Lire la suite]

24 juin 2017

A spinach-green jade archaistic incense burner and cover, gui, Qianlong-Jiaqing period

Lot 105. A spinach-green jade archaistic incense burner and cover, gui, Qianlong-Jiaqing period; 14.2cm (5 5/8in) wide (3). Estimate HK$80,000 - 120,000 (US$10,000 - 15,000). Sold for HK$ 375,000 (€43,030). Photo: Bonhams. Carved around the sides with confronted archaistic dragons, flanked by a pair of handles in the form of chi dragons clambering through horizontal loops, raised on a splayed foot encircled by pendent petals, with a key-fret border around the rim and foot ring, the domed... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2017

A pale green jade 'chi dragon' cup, 14th-15th century

Lot 104. A pale green jade 'chi dragon' cup, 14th-15th century, 16cm (6 1/4in) wide (2). Estimate HK$200,000 - 300,000 (US$26,000 - 39,000)). Sold for HK$ 437,500 (€50,202). Photo: Bonhams. The deeply-hollowed U-shaped cup with straight sides, flanked by two confronted chi dragons forming handles, clambering over the sides with their front paws extended over the rim, the cup raised on a slightly flared circular foot, the semi-translucent stone of a pale-green tone with minor russet... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2017

A very rare gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel 'treasures' incense burner, Yuan-early Ming Dynasty

Lot 102. A very rare gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel 'treasures' incense burner, Yuan-early Ming Dynasty, 9.5cm (3 3/4in) diam. (3). Estimate HK$600,000 - 700,000 (US$77,000 - 90,000). Sold for HK$ 725,000 (€83,192). Photo: Bonhams. Of cylindrical form with gently tapering sides, raised on three ruyi-shaped feet, the exterior colourfully enamelled with two tiers of lotus blossoms, each enclosing one of the 'Various Treasures', zabao, borne on undulating leafy stems in vivid tones of... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2017

A rare archaic bronze turquoise-inlaid sword, jian, Early Warring States Period

Lot 101. A rare archaic bronze turquoise-inlaid sword, jian, Early Warring States Period, 8.2cm (22 7/8in) long (3). Estimate HK$300,000 - 500,000 (US$39,000 - 64,000). Sold for HK$ 375,000 (€43,030). Photo: Bonhams. The long pointed blade with bevelled edges and a long median ridge, the ribbed handle with a wing-shaped guard inlaid with turquoise forming a taotie mask motif and ending in a flattened concave pommel, with olive-green patina and malachite encrustations, fitted box and metal... [Lire la suite]