08 mai 2010

Ming dynasty Green-glazed & Longquan celadon @ Bonhams

A carved Longquan celadon 'dragon' dish, 14th-15th century. photo Bonhams The heavily-potted dish carved on the slightly convex centre with a scaly descending five-clawed dragon amidst cloud scrolls, enclosed by a freely-carved lotus scroll at the cavetto, the underside left undecorated, all below a sea-green glaze stopping at the unglazed ring at the foot, burnt orange in the firing. 34.5cm (13½in) diam. Estimate: £10,000 - 15,000, HK$ 120,000 - 180,000 Footnote: Compare a slightly larger (42cm diam.) dish in the Percival... [Lire la suite]

02 octobre 2009

Himalayan Art Attract Buyers in New York, Selection of Works to be Shown in Hong Kong‏

Vasudeva, India, Kashmir, 9th century. Brass with silver inlay. Height: 11⅜ in (29 cm) Visitors to Carlton Rochell’s gallery in the Fuller Building, New York, were fascinated by the exhibition of twenty-five works from Tibet, Nepal and India from a European private collection shown jointly with London dealer Rossi & Rossi from 11 to 25 September.  Six of these sold to American and European collectors, at prices ranging from $100,000 to $300,000.  One of the most important pieces to find a buyer was a... [Lire la suite]
04 août 2009

Vietnamese Art in the Norton Simon Museum

Drum, 3rd century B.C.E. - 1st century C.E, Vietnam, -299-99. Bronze, 20 x 26 in. (50.8 x 66.0 cm). Jennifer Jones Simon Art Trust, N.1981.4.S © 2009 Jennifer Jones Simon Art Trust Elephant with Driver, 14th-15th century, Vietnam, 1300-1499, Bronze. 6-3/4 x 7-1/4 x 3-1/2 in. (17.1 x 18.4 x 8.3 cm) Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Pratap and Chitra Pal. P.2003.01.01 © 2009 Norton Simon Museum Celestial Female, c.1100, Vietnam: ancient Champa kingdom, 1075-1125, Sandstone, 28 x 13-1/4 x 9 in. (71.1 x 33.7 x 22.9 cm)... [Lire la suite]
28 juillet 2009

Old jewelry sold @ Sotheby's London

English, late 14th/15th century. Finger ring engraved gold, set with a sapphire in hexagonal collet, inscribed: JOYE SANZ FYN (joy without end) on the interior. inside diameter: 1.8cm., 7/8 in.  Est. 8,000—12,000 GBP. Sold 70,850 GBP PROVENANCE: Found near St. Oswald's Church, Winwick, Cheshire LITERATURE AND REFERENCES : 'Ring is Real Treasure', in The Warrington Guardian, 26 April 2008 French, second half 14th century. Pectoral cross silver, enamelled and engraved on reverse with the lamb of God and the... [Lire la suite]
25 juin 2009

A gilt bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha. 14th/15th century

A gilt bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha. 14th/15th century Seated in dhyanasana on a triangular double-lotus throne, adorned in long flowing robes revealing his chest, the face in a contemplative expression flanked by long pendulous ears below tightly coiled hair rising to a high ushnisha.  2 3/4in (7cm) high. Estimate: $2,500 - 3,500 Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, 29 Jun 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.com
17 mai 2009

A celadon-glazed Buddhist shrine, 14th/15th century

A celadon-glazed Buddhist shrine, 14th/15th century The meditative figure of Guanyin seated below an arch of scroll work, flanked on either side by small protruding shelves, one holding a bowl and the other holding a pear-shaped vase, before her stand two acolytes on open lotus flower heads, covered overall with a crackled sea-green glaze, except for the gilt heads and chest of Guanyin. 34.6cm (13½in) high. Sold for £5,040 Footnote: A similar shrine was sold at Christie's New York, 20 March 2002, lot 308. ... [Lire la suite]
04 décembre 2008

A Fine And Rare 'Numbered' Junyao Foliate Rim Tripod 'Narcissus' Bowl. Yuan/Early Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century

A Fine And Rare 'Numbered' Junyao Foliate Rim Tripod 'Narcissus' Bowl. Yuan/Early Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century Potted with rounded sides rising to an everted lipped rim and shaped into six barbed lobes, supported on a footrim of conforming shape with three ruyi-head shaped feet, the underside base carved with the numeral Shi, 'ten', and washed with a brown glaze showing a ring of spur marks just inside the footrim, applied on the exterior with a lustrous soft sky-blue tone. 7 7/16 in. (19.2 cm.) wide, Japanese wood box.... [Lire la suite]