23 février 2019

A painted straw-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Early Tang dynasty, 7th century

Lot 231. A painted straw-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Early Tang dynasty, 7th century; 14 1/8 in. (36 cm.) high. Estimate USD 2,500 - USD 3,500. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008   Modeled standing foursquare on a rectangular base with mouth open and ears pricked either side of the hogged mane, the body and long tail covered with a yellowish glaze painted in black with trappings, the unglazed saddle and blanket painted in red and black pigments.  ... [Lire la suite]

23 février 2019

Extraordinary collection of Chinese tomb sculpture opens at the Bruce Museum

GREENWICH, CONN.- A new exhibition opened at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT, that showcases the extraordinary collection of Chinese tomb sculpture in the Fred and Jane Brooks Collection of the Bruce Museum. Featuring dozens of rare and delicate terra cotta figurines, painted and glazed ceramics, and other antiquities, Buried Treasures of the Silk Road is on view in the Museum’s Arcade Gallery through June 2, 2019. During the period of peace and prosperity of the Han Dynasty (206BCE – 220CE), considered the... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2019

A large Sichuan painted grey pottery figure of a shaman, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 403. A large Sichuan painted grey pottery figure of a shaman, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 40,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008   Cast as a kneeling foreigner holding a conical receptacle, with two similar receptacles flanking the shoulders, wearing a necklace and a loin cloth tied with a sash with fringed ends, his face cast with a slight smile and almond-shaped eyes below brows with hair markings, his hair dressed in coiled S-curls below... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2019

A rare bronze figural stand, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 367. A rare bronze figural stand, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 18,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008   Cast as a kneeling foreigner holding a conical receptacle, with two similar receptacles flanking the shoulders, wearing a necklace and a loin cloth tied with a sash with fringed ends, his face cast with a slight smile and almond-shaped eyes below brows with hair markings, his hair dressed in coiled S-curls below... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2019

Han dynasty Jade sold at Christie'sNewYork, 17 september 2018

Lot 342. Two greenish-white and russet jade scabbard slides, Han dynasty, 2nd-1st century BC; 2 15/16 and 2 3/8 in. (7.4 and 6 cm.) long. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008  Both rectangular slides boldly carved on the curved top utilizing the russet natural markings in the stone, one slide carved with a small chilong biting the tail of a largerchilong with feline head confronting a smaller chilong with a dragon's... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2019

A rare grey limestone head of a monk, Sengqie, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 377. A rare grey limestone head of a monk, Sengqie, Song dynasty (960-1279); 7 5/8 in. (19.3 cm.) high. Estimate $7,000 - USD 9,000. Price Realized $16,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The long, expressive face well carved with pronounced cheek bones, long straight nose, and downcast eyes set below thick brows, the top of the head draped with a cowl, traces of red and black pigments, wood stand.  Provenance: Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 5 May 1979, lot 249.Ralph M. Chait Galleries,... [Lire la suite]
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22 février 2019

Two archaistic white jade sword fittings, Song-Ming dynasty, 12th-16th century 

Lot 268. Two archaistic white jade sword fittings, Song-Ming dynasty, 12th-16th century. Both 2 3/16 in. (5.5 cm.) long. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Price Realized $8,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 Comprising a scabbard chape of lenticular section carved on both sides with angular scrolls, the top pierced with one vertical and two smaller diagonal holes, the bottom carved in high relief with a chilong with a long bifurcated tail which extends down one side; the other a sword guard... [Lire la suite]
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22 février 2019

A finely carved tixi lacquer circular box and cover, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 129. A finely carved tixi lacquer circular box and cover, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 4½ in. (11.4 cm.) diam. Estimate $30,000 - $40,000. Price Realized $40,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The cover and sides deeply carved with fluid swirling classic scrolls exposing layers of red, black and ochre lacquer, the interior and recessed base covered with a dark brown lacquer,box.  Note: The deep V-cut decoration which exposes the multiple layers of red, black and ochre lacquer is... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2019

Archaic Jade sold at Christie's New York, 17 september 2008

Lot 332. A rare opaque taupe jade blade, ge, Shang dynasty, circa 1200 BC; 10¾ in. (27.2 cm.) long. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The long, slightly curved blade with beveled edges and a subtle median ridge extending the full length on both sides, with a hole drilled from one side piercing the tang which is carved with parallel notches, the grey-green stone altered to an attractive warm taupe color, one side of the tang with a... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2019

Jean-Baptiste Huynh, Infinis d'Asie au Musée National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet

Jean-Baptiste Huynh, Huyen–Cil (détail), 2003. © Jean-Baptiste Huynh. PARIS - Pour ce nouveau rendez-vous photographique, le MNAAG invite Jean-Baptiste Huynh et son regard singulier sur l’Asie. Dans une scénographie épurée et intemporelle, conçue par l’artiste lui-même, se décline un travail ordonné, intime et introspectif à travers le portrait, le nu, l’univers minéral et végétal, ou encore les symboles spirituels emblématiques des pays dont il est familier depuis plus de vingt ans. Le visage, le... [Lire la suite]
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