21 avril 2014

Jade from the collection Jacques Poberejsky at Nagel, "Asiatische Kunst", 8.5.2014

A very long and heavy archaic jade ceremonial blade, China, later Neolithic period, ca. 3rd to 2nd millennium BC. Photo Nagel tthe very long and thick blade of dark grey jade is partly covered with a thin white, chalky deposit as a result of being long time buried in the earth. The condition and also the remarkable thickness of the blade provethat the initial shaping ofthe future blade has already been done, but the grindling process of this blade had only started. The two cutting edges are only indicated,oneside is a bit more... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2014

Relief of the Holy Family, Renaissance, attributed to D. SILOE (Diego de Siloé, Burgos 1495-1563 Granada), Spain, 16th century

Relief of the Holy Family, Renaissance, attributed to D. SILOE (Diego de Siloé, Burgos 1495-1563 Granada), Spain, 16th century. Photo Koller Auctions Wood, carved in relief and painted. Mary nursing the Christ Child, flanked by Joseph, John as a Child and Anne. In a shaped wood frame. Original, virtually untouched paint. 65x90 cm. Estimate CHF 25,000 / 45,000 | € 20,830 / 37,490. Sold for CHF 54,000. Provenance: private collection, Lugano. Expertise: Prof. Ferdinando Bologna, Rome, 27 July 1976.  ... [Lire la suite]

02 avril 2014

A large carved red lacquer brush handle with cap, Ming dynasty, 16th century

A large carved red lacquer brush handle with cap, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Photo Sotheby's the slender tubular handle deftly carved in varied levels of relief with a figural scene of scholars and attendants on rocky shores against a ground of waves and floral diapers, one standing holding a fan, another carrying a qin zither, all below a slender overhanging pine bearing clusters of needles and a storeyed pavilion in the distance, the socket containing the hair collared with pointed lappets enclosing floral diapers, the terminal... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2014

A gilt-bronze figure of a seated Shakyamuni Buddha, Ming dynasty, 16th century

A gilt-bronze figure of a seated Shakyamuni Buddha, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Photo:Sotheby's with hands held in dhyanamudra, the face with downcast eyes and a meditative expression adorned with an urna on the forehead, the hair tightly curled around the protuberant ushnisha, wearing loose robes well-decorated along the hem with lotus scrolls, draped around the shoulders and open revealing the bare chest with a wan symbol and an inner garment tied at the waist, seated in dhyanasana with dhoti falling over the legs; 32.2 cm.,... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2014

A white jade cup with Chilong handles, Ming dynasty, 16th century

A white jade cup with Chilong handles, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Photo:Sotheby's of circular section, the rounded sides supported on a short straight foot, flanked by a pair of openwork handles in the form of a chilong, their jaws and paws resting on the rim and their tails extending along the exterior of the cup, the rim incised with a key-fret border, the lustrous stone of yellowish-celadon colour mottled with icy inclusions and grey specks, wood stand; 13.5 cm., 5 1/4 in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
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31 mars 2014

A rare jade censer with arabic inscription, Ming dynasty, 16th century

A rare jade censer with arabic inscription, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Photo:Sotheby's of low cylindrical form, supported on three thin undulating feet extending from the base, the sides carved in low relief with three 'cloud' shaped cartouches each enclosing Arabic characters reading 'There is no god but the [one] God,' and 'Mohammad is the messenger of God', the translucent stone with grey and black streaks above a creamy white tone around the base; 10.9 cm., 4 1/4 in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD Note: The Arabic... [Lire la suite]
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29 mars 2014

A white anhua lotus double-gourd vase, Ming dynasty, 16th century

A white anhua lotus double-gourd vase, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Photo: Sotheby's. well potted of double-gourd form with a compressed globular bulb surmounted by an upper bulb sweeping up to a tapered mouthrim, the body incised with a fine anhua decoration and covered in a transparent glaze, the lower body incised with a band of wide petal lappets encircling the foot, below a band of floral scroll issuing leafy tendrils and various blossoming flowers including lotus, all below a 'classic' scroll band under the waist, the upper... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2014

A carved cinnabar lacquer 'Lion' dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century

A carved cinnabar lacquer 'Lion' dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Photo Sotheby's of shallow five-lobed form, carved in relief to the center with a lively Buddhist lion playing with a beribboned ball among four more auspicious emblems all within a single conforming band, the cavetto with further Buddhist symbols, the reverse incised with guri-type scrolls, the base and low foot in black lacquer. Diameter 8 in., 24 cm. Estimation 20,000 — 30,000 USD Provenance: Spink & Son Ltd., London (according to label). Sotheby's.Fine... [Lire la suite]
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13 janvier 2014

Famarte/Farah Massart. Indian and South East Asian art @ Art in Brussels. 4 to 8 June 2014

Relief with Siddhartha and his family, Gandhara, 2nd-3th Century AD. Gray schist. W 43 cm. Photo courtesy Famarte/Farah Massart Provenance: Private Japanese collection acquired 1974-1976 Published: Isao Kurita, Gandharan Art I, The Buddha's life story, 2003, p. 294, no. 654 Sitting Buddha, Phra Singh. Bronze, cast in the lost wax method, traces of lacquer and gilding, Lan Na Kingdom, Thailand, 16th Century. H 67 cm x W 59 cm. Photo courtesy Famarte/Farah Massart Provenance: German Collection. Driven by passion and curiosity... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2014

Buddhist Art. Khmer, Himalayan and South East Asian art @ Art in Brussels. 4 to 8 June 2014

Stele of Visnu, India, Pala period, 11th century, black stone, 50 cm. Photo courtesy Buddhist Art. From an old swiss collection acquired from Dr. Biegler Asian Art, Zurich. Portrait of Dondrup Sangpo, Abbot of Drepung Monastery, Tibet, 16th century. Bronze, 21 cm. Photo courtesy Buddhist Art. In 6 years in business Buddhist Art has been offering a wide selection of top quality Khmer and Chinese/Tibetan sculpture as well as selected masterpieces of Thai, Burmese and Lao Art. We are regularly exhibiting at Asia Week in New... [Lire la suite]


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