21 mars 2017

A silver inlaid copper alloy figure of Sanggye Pel Tsang, Central Tibet, 15th century

Lot 3273. A silver inlaid copper alloy figure of Sanggye Pel Tsang, Central Tibet, 15th century. Estimate USD 100,000 ~ 150,000. Sold for US$ 319,500 (€295,778). Photo: Bonhams. Inscription translated, 'Homage to the omniscient Sang gye Pel, lord of the entire Doctrine. Good Fortune!'. 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm) highHimalayan Art Resources item no.2328 Note: The bronze is one of the finest known portraits in the Tsang style of Central Tibet, which favors non-gilt, brassy sculptures with incised... [Lire la suite]

15 mars 2017

A large carved 'Longquan' celadon dish, Ming dynaty, 15th century

Lot 649. A large carved 'Longquan' celadon dish, Ming dynaty, 15th century. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's sturdily-potted, the gently rounded sides rising from a short footring to an everted rolled rim, carved to the interior with a trellis diaper medallion encircled by freely incised scrolling lotus, the underside undecorated, covered overall with a lustrous sea-green celadon glaze. Diameter 19 in., 48.3 cm. Provenance: Collection of Aileen Aderton (1904-2005), Maryland, acquired in... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2017

Vanderven Oriental Art at TEFAF Maastrich

Monumental seated Buddha, China, late Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th century. Gilded and painted stucco on a wooden base, 180 x 81 x 70 cm. Weight circa 350 kg © Vanderven Oriental Art. This Buddha is seated in the 'padmasana' lotus position with his hands in 'dhyana' mudra the gesture of absolute balance. The figure emits a sense of vastness and serenity in meditation. Simply dressed in a long, low slung robe which covers his legs, exposing his chest and tied at the waist. His shoulders are covered by a long cloak, which also... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2017

A blue and white square cover, Ming Dynasty, 15th century

Lot 658. A blue and white square cover, Ming Dynasty, 15th century. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. well crafted with the shoulder gracefully curving to a square dome topped with an onion-shaped finial, painted in inky cobalt tones with curling vines issuing from the corners and sides of the shoulder and from the base of the finial, the finial painted blue with vertical white lines in reserve, all above a tapering base of circular form. Width 3 in., 7.6 cm Note: A cover of... [Lire la suite]
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05 mars 2017

Important Chinese Art from the Fujita Museum, 15 March 2017, New York

Chen Rong (active ca. 13th century) as catalogued in Shiqu Baoji, Six Dragons, (detail). Handscroll, ink on paper. Estimate: $1,200,000 - 1,800,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. New York – On March 15, Christie’s will offer Important Chinese Art from the Fujita Museum, a selection of 31 Chinese works of art, including highly important Shang and Zhou dynasty ritual bronzes, classical paintings, Buddhist stone sculptures, celadons and scholar’s objects. All of the works were collected by Denzaburō... [Lire la suite]
01 février 2017

Medieval Episcopal Ring “Joye Sans Fyn”, British, 15th century

Medieval Episcopal Ring “Joye Sans Fyn”, British, 15th century. Gold. Bezel 9 x 9 x 2 mm.; circumference 63/64 mm.; weight 13.3 g.; US size 10 ½; UK size U ½. Griffin Collection, L.2015.72.22 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

29 janvier 2017

Cusped Ring, North European, 15th century

Cusped Ring, North European, 15th century. Gold, hessonite garnet. Height 26.4 mm.; hoop inner diam. 20 mm.; hoop outer diam. 26 mm.; bezel 19 x 13 mm.; weight 12.34 g. Griffin Collection, L.2015.72.14. © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. When this ring was made, goldsmiths concentrated on showcasing the color and brilliance of gemstones. Here, the designer captures the deep, lustrous tones of the hessonite garnet. The ring itself is cast from a single piece of gold. The octagonal collar that holds the stone in place... [Lire la suite]
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22 janvier 2017

Galerie Jean-Christophe Charbonnier. Stand 114c. Brafa Art Fair, 21-29 janvier 2017

Sakatsura ebira 逆頬箙. First half of the Edo Period. H 39 cm. Courtesy Galerie Jean-Christophe Charbonnier A high ranking quiver covered in wild boar hair (sakatsura ebira). It is decorated on the front and sides with shakudô and gold kanamono Provenance: private collection; collection of the Kôzu Foundation in Kyôto (Kôzu Kobunka Kaikan) Ô-boshi, Muromachi period, 15th century. Courtesy Galerie Jean-Christophe Charbonnier A hemispherical (ô-boshi) russet iron bowl with 34 plates. With sword scars... [Lire la suite]
20 décembre 2016

Ring, English, 15th century

Lot 2. Ring, English, 15th century. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 17,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's  inscribed in Gothic script on the outside of the bezel: kar bien . et . male . toutdy . ne . dure (As good and evil always endure) and on the inside of the bezel: + Coies Imale . en . nostre . coer (Quiet the evil in our heart), and traces of enamel - gold, set with a sapphire - ring size: Q - exterior diameter: 22mm., 7/8 in.. ... [Lire la suite]
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14 décembre 2016

A large Longquan celadon carved 'lotus' charger, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 3022. A large Longquan celadon carved 'lotus' charger, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000 (USD 65,000 - USD 90,000). Price Realised HKD 560,000 (USD 72,227). © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Sturdily potted, the centre carved with a single lotus spray below a band of narrow fluted petals in the well and foliate scroll carved on the everted rim, the exterior carved with a band of petals, covered overall with a glaze of sea-green tone except for an unglazed ring on the base... [Lire la suite]