01 septembre 2015

Bonhams announces a strong lineup for the upcoming Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Art Sale

Gilt copper figure of Chakrasmvara, estimated at $400,000-600,000. Photo: Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- ​Following the resounding success of the Himalayan sale in March, Bonhams announces their upcoming Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Art Sale to be held in New York on 14th September, 2015. With over 123 lots and total estimates of US$2 ­ 3 million, the sale provides a selective offering of fine Himalayan bronzes and thangkas, Indian stone and Indian miniatures. Highlights include, a magnificent gilt copper... [Lire la suite]

23 août 2015

A large and rare 'Jun' numbered flower pot, Ming dynasty, 15th century

A large and rare 'Jun' numbered flower pot, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the well-potted vessel of compressed globular form, rising from a slightly splayed foot, applied with a rich lavender glaze around the rim, draining to a vivid crimson color as it thins over the central curve of the body and pooling to a deep purple around the foot, the interior an intense sky-blue color, the base glazed olive-brown over five pierced drainage holes and incised with the... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2015

A moulded 'Longquan' celadon figure of Buddha Shakyamuni, China, Ming dynasty, 15th century

A moulded 'Longquan' celadon figure of Buddha Shakyamuni, China, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Estimate 5000/7000 €. Sold 13.000 €. Photo Nagel the moulded deity seated in dhyanasana on a lotus throne raised on a tiered pedestal base, wearing a loose robe opened at the chest revealing a wan symbol and falling in folds over his legs and the base, the face with gentle smile and framed by curly hair, covered overall in a thick sage-green glaze save for the head and chest reserved in the biscuit and fired... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2015

A rare moulded 'Longquan' celadon figure of Buddha Shakyamuni, China, Ming dynasty, 15th century

A rare moulded 'Longquan' celadon figure of Buddha Shakyamuni, China, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Estimate 5000/7000 €. Sold 5.000 €. Photo Nagel the moulded deity seated in dhyanasana on a lotus throne raised on a tiered pedestal base, wearing a loose robe opened at the chest revealing a wan symbol and falling in folds over his legs and the base, the face with gentle smile and framed by curly hair, covered overall in a thick sage-green glaze save for the face, chest and hands reserved in the biscuit and... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2015

A fine and large Longquan celadon dish, China, 15th century

A fine and large Longquan celadon dish, China, 15th century. Estimate 3000/5000 €. Sold 4.500 €. Photo Nagel the well-potted body raised on a slightly tapered foot, finely carved to the interior with a peony and leaves covered with a lustrous glaze of soft olive-green tone thinning to a paler tone at the rim. D. 42,7 cm. Firing imperfection to rim otherwise good condition Property from an European private collection Note: Vessels of large form and extremely fine quality, were made in the... [Lire la suite]
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26 juillet 2015

German, 15th century, Pendant with Saint Anne and the Virgin and Child

 German, 15th century, Pendant with Saint Anne and the Virgin and Child. Estimate  3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,750 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. silver gilt, set with a pearl; 72mm., 2 13/16 in. Provenance: private collection, South-East England RELATED LITERATURE: R. W. Lightbown, Mediaeval European jewellery. With a catalogue of the collection in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 1992, p. 473, pl. 132 and p. 506, no. 42 Sotheby's. Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art, London, 09 Jul 2015


08 juillet 2015

Sotheby's to offer 15th century marriage ring unearthed with metal detector

Discovered near Launde Abbey – Home of Thomas Cromwell’s Son. Expected to fetch £20,000-30,000 at auction. On public exhibition in London prior to sale on 9 July. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- An English, late fifteenth-century love or marriage ring discovered in 2013 with a metal detector near Launde Abbey, an Elizabethan manor house once home to Thomas Cromwell’s son, will be offered for auction by Sotheby’s in London on 9 July 2015 in a sale of Old Master Sculpture & Works of Art. Estimated at £20,000-30,000, the... [Lire la suite]
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10 juin 2015

A Timurid inscribed jade Amulet, Persia, 15th Century

A Timurid inscribed jade Amulet,  Persia, 15th Century. Sold for £1,500 (€2,059). Photo: Bonhams. of cusped drop-shape, with flattened top edge, one side carved with floral design, the other side similarly carved with central hexagonal calligraphic panel - 6 x 7 cm. Provenance: Collection of La Comtesse de Broissia-Tortillia, Alexandria; and by descent. Note: Inscriptions: aqebat be-kheyr bad, 'May the end be good'. Bonhams. ISLAMIC AND INDIAN ART, 9 Jun 2015 10:30 BST - LONDON,... [Lire la suite]
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01 juin 2015

A Longquan celadon warming bowl. Ming dynasty, 15th century

A Longquan celadon warming bowl. Ming dynasty, 15th century. Estimate €3.000 - €5.000. Photo courtesy Lempertz 1845 A Longquan celadon warming bowl with deep sides fluidly carved with a wide band of lotus foliate meander, the concave warming surface similarly carved, the unglazed, countersunk base burnt orange in the firing around a central aperture through which the hollowed interior would have been filled. Hairline crack.  Provenance: Senta Wollheim, no. SW 199 Lempertz 1845. Asian Art,... [Lire la suite]
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22 mai 2015

A rare Longquan green-glazed reticulated garden seat, 15th century

A rare Longquan green-glazed reticulated garden seat, 15th century. Estimate HK$ 250,000 - 350,000 (€29,000 - 41,000). Photo: Bonhams. Of barrel-form with a convex top incised with a diamond diaper pattern, decorated around the body with a wide reticulated band of a pair of Buddhist lions, each grasping a ribbon issuing from a brocade ball and interspersed by large plantain and peony sprays, all between bands of key-frets, raised floral bosses, floral and concentric scroll bands, all covered in an olive green... [Lire la suite]