17 janvier 2020

An opaque greyish olive-green jade ceremonial blade, Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1100 BC)

Lot 1123. An opaque greyish olive-green jade ceremonial blade, Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1100 BC); 9 1/16 in. (23 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The blade has rounded edges and flares towards the cutting edge, which has a wide, gentle bevel on each side. There is an attachment hole drilled from one side near the butt end, which is slightly curved. There are subtle striations in the stone, which has a satiny polish. ... [Lire la suite]

17 janvier 2020

An unusual small bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 1122. An unusual small bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 8 3/8 in. (21.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 111,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The vessel is cast in relief on a plain ground with cicada blades on the trumpet-shaped upper section above a band of serpents, two taotie masks on the middle section, and two taotie masks below pairs of small dragons on the lower section.... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2020

A bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 1121. A bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 8 5/8 in. (22 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The deep body is raised on three slightly curved blade-form supports, and is cast with a taotie mask band formed by two pairs of bottle-horn dragons separated by flanges. One pair is divided by another flange and the other pair by a two-character inscription cast beneath the handle... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2020

Vancouver Art Gallery announces major gifts of art for its permanent collection

Eugène Atget, Place du Tertre, Montmartre, Paris, c. 1922 (printed c. 1950s). Silver gelatin print. Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of Claudia Beck and Andrew Gruft. VANCOUVER.- In December, the Vancouver Art Gallery received significant donations of artwork to its permanent collection that build on its strengths in photo-based, Indigenous, Asian and Conceptual works of art.Internationally-recognized photography collectors Claudia Beck and Andrew Gruft donated 36 artworks by 26 artists from their... [Lire la suite]
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16 janvier 2020

An archaic silver seal with bixie knop, Eastern Han Dynasty–Jin Dynasty, A.D. 2nd – 3rd Century

An archaic silver seal with bixie knop, Eastern Han Dynasty–Jin Dynasty, A.D. 2nd – 3rd Century. Height 11⁄16 inch (1.8 cm). Base 1⁄2 x 1⁄2 inches (1.2 x 1.2 cm). Price On Request. © 2020 J.J. Lally & Co., New York cast with a boldly modelled bixie on top of a solid block with slightly canted sides, the auspicious beast shown in a dynamic twisting pose with head held high and mouth open revealing fangs and teeth, a pair of ribbed horns curled back from the top of the... [Lire la suite]
16 janvier 2020

An openwork gold plaque, Eastern Jin Dynasty (A.D. 317 – 420)

An openwork gold plaque, Eastern Jin Dynasty (A.D. 317 – 420). Width 1 3⁄8 inches (3.5 cm). Price On Request. © 2020 J.J. Lally & Co., New York depicting a winged figure riding on a striding dragon surrounded by scroll motifs and enclosed within a linear frame of shield shape, the gold sheet embellished with rows and clusters of granulation throughout, laid over a thin bronze backing with two very small apertures for mounting at the margin on opposite sides. A very similar gold ornament excavated in... [Lire la suite]
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16 janvier 2020

An archaic jade ring (huan), Eastern Zhou Dynasty, 4th-3rd Century B.C.

An archaic jade ring (huan), Eastern Zhou Dynasty, 4th-3rd Century B.C. Diameter 2 5⁄8 inches (6.7 cm). Price On Request. © 2020 J.J. Lally & Co., New York finely carved in relief on both sides with tiny comma-spiral shape ‘sprouting grain’ between narrow wedge-shape borders, the surface polished to a high gloss, the olive green translucent stone with dark brown mottling, with encrusted remains of cinnabar and earth from burial. J.J. Lally & Co. 41 East 57th Street, 14th Floor, New York... [Lire la suite]
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16 janvier 2020

An openwork white jade dragon plaque, Early Ming Dynasty, 15th Century

An openwork white jade dragon plaque, Early Ming Dynasty, 15th Century; 3 x 2 1⁄2 inches (7.6 x 5.9 cm). Price On Request. © 2020 J.J. Lally & Co., New York pierced and carved in rounded relief with a coiled five-claw dragon with arms and legs outstretched amidst fruiting leafy vine filling the rectangular panel with narrow half-round frame, the translucent stone of pale silvery-gray tone, the reverse flat. J.J. Lally & Co. 41 East 57th Street, 14th Floor, New York 10022... [Lire la suite]
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16 janvier 2020

A carved ‘black- and white’-glazed Cizhou stoneware bowl, Northern Song Dynasty (A.D. 960 – 1127)

A carved ‘black- and white’-glazed Cizhou stoneware bowl, Northern Song Dynasty (A.D. 960 – 1127). Height 6 inches (15.2 cm). Diameter 6 3⁄4 inches (17.2 cm). Price On Request. © 2020 J.J. Lally & Co., New York of deep rounded form, decorated with a broad frieze of five stylized leafy sprays on a background of vertical striations framed by horizontal line borders, all boldly carved through the very dark brown-black glaze to the creamy-white slip underneath, the dark glaze continuing over the... [Lire la suite]
16 janvier 2020

A small bronze covered jar, Tang Dynasty (A.D. 618-907)

A small bronze covered jar, Tang Dynasty (A.D. 618-907). Height 3 inches (7.6 cm). Price On Request. © 2020 J.J. Lally & Co., New York of ovoid form, resting on a flat base, the steeply rounded shoulders incised with three double-line collars, the wide mouth with rolled lip, the slightly domed cover with matching double-line collars encircling the bud-shaped knop, the smooth surface with scattered dark reddish brown patina and showing the pseudomorph of ancient silk wrapping in areas of bright green malachite... [Lire la suite]
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