19 mars 2015

Chinese Huanghuali furniture fetches soaring prices at Bonhams

A Huanghuali kang table, 18th century. The two-board top set into a mitered, mortise and tenon frame over elaborate shaped aprons carved in high relief with centered addorsed brackets framed by disintegrated zoomorphs and cloud scrolls over a beaded border extending through the cabriole legs. 17 1/8 x 52 3/4 x 30 1/4in (43.5 x 134 x 76.8cm). Sold for: $341,000  (€321,941). Photo: Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- The Chinese Works of Art from the Scholar’s Studio sale at Bonhams totaled $2.89 million that... [Lire la suite]

18 mars 2015

More than $5.7 million realized at Bonhams' Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art Auction

  A gilt copper alloy deity from a Vajrabhairava shrine, Yongle period, 15th century. Sold for: $893,000. Photo: Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams’ Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian auction on March 16 fetched a total of $5.73 million. Himalayan Works of Art were hotly contested and top quality works in every section achieved high prices in the packed standing-room-only sales room. The highest-selling lot of the evening was a 15th century gilt copper alloy deity from a Vajrabhairava shrine, which sold for... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2015

Galerie Hioco, 'Art of India and Nepal and Dong Son Bronzes' at Asia Week New York 2015.

Gandhara head of Buddha in grey schist, Circa 2nd century AD. Height: 24.5 cm (9 5/8 inches). Galerie Hioco at Asia Week New York 2015.  Jina Tirthankara. India, Rajasthan or Gujarat, 11th century. Sandstone. Height: 39 ⅜ inches (100 cm). Galerie Hioco at Asia Week New York 2015.  Chintamani Lokeshvara. Nepal, Kathmandu Valley, 15th century. Polychrome wood. Height: 26 ½ inches (67 cm). Galerie Hioco at Asia Week New York 2015.    Stele of Vishnu. India,... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2015

Carole Davenport, 'Fabulous Beings: Japan & China & Sculpture by Hiroyuki Asano' at Asia Week New York 2015

Maruyama Okyo (1733-1795), Scroll painting of Two Tigers (detail). Ink and colors on silk, 57 in high by 33 in wide (145 cm by 84 cm). Signed and dated 1769. Carole Davenport at Asia Week New York 2015.  Pair of Koma Inu. Japan, Muromachi Period, 15th century. Wood. Height: 13 inches (33 cm). Carole Davenport at Asia Week New York 2015.  Kakebotoke. Icon Plaque. Japan, Muromachi period. Six Manifestations of Kannon. Carole Davenport at Asia Week New York... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2015

Walter Arader Himalayan Art at Asia Week New York 2015

Sitatapatra. Tibet, 18th century. Gilt Bronze. 19.9 inches (50.5 cm). Walter Arader Himalayan Art at Asia Week New York 2015. Padmasambhava. Tibet, Tsang Province, 15th Century. 8.6 inches (22 cm). Walter Arader Himalayan Art at Asia Week New York 2015.  Buddha at Vajrasana. Tibet, 16th Century. 10.5 inches (26.7 cm). Walter Arader Himalayan Art at Asia Week New York 2015. Walter Arader Himalayan Art (United States), « Fine Himalayan... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2015

Continental, English & Middle Eastern books and manuscripts to be offered at Bloomsbury Auctions

  A collection of 126 leaves from a 15th century illuminated Mamluk Qur’an. Estimate £12,000-18,000. Photo Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions. LONDON.- Bloomsbury Auctions present their sale of Continental, English & Middle Eastern Books & Manuscripts on Thursday 19th March in London at their saleroom in Mayfair. The sale charts the development of printing on the continent and in England, with works dating from the 1470s up until the 18th century.  Particularly in vogue after the release of... [Lire la suite]


26 février 2015

Christie's announces Asian Art Week featuring the Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth

 NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s Asian Art Week in New York will feature an unprecedented series of sales, lectures and public events led by the Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, the distinguished American scholar, dealer and collector whose groundbreaking work transformed the study and appreciation of Asian art around the world. The week will present property from several private collections of Indian and Southeast Asian works of art, Chinese paintings, and most notably from The Collection of Julia and John Curtis, a sale of... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2015

A large 'Longquan' celadon carved 'Peony' bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century

A large 'Longquan' celadon carved 'Peony' bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the elegantly potted steeply rounded sides vigorously carved on the exterior with a meander of flowering peony, the blooms encompassed by stems with broad curling leaves, reserved on a delicately combed ground, beneath a key-fret border encircling the rim, the interior finely carved with a wave pattern highlighted by further combed detail and an impressed central floral... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2014

A large Longquan celadon carved dish, Ming dynasty, 15th century

A large Longquan celadon carved dish, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008 Heavily potted with shallow rounded sides, the center carved with a central peony spray below two lotus sprays and two peony sprays in the well, covered overall with a glaze of olive-green tone except for an unglazed ring on the base burnt orange in the firing; 18 7/8 in. (47.9 cm.) diam., box, wood stand. Estimate $7,000 - $9,000. Price Realized $10,000 Notes: Several examples of this type are known,... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2014

The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive presents 'Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy'

Dai Jin: Summer Trees Casting Shade, 15th century; ink and colors on silk; 78 x 42 1/8 in.; purchase made possible through gifts from an anonymous donor, Robert Bloch, the Warren King Family, Jane Lurie, Kirsten and Terry Michelsen, and other Friends of the Asian Gallery. BERKELEY, CA.- The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s... [Lire la suite]