27 octobre 2020

A rare gold brocade robe, Mughal India, circa 1700

Lot 75. A rare gold brocade robe, Mughal India, circa 1700; 38in. (96.5cm.) long. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 40,000 (USD 39,000 - USD 52,000). Courtesy Sotheby's. Gold and silk threads, brocaded, the gold ground decorated with a repeating design of red floral sprays, red and blue silk lining. Provenance: Possibly Henry Vansittart (1732-1770) when Governor of Bengal from 1759 to 1764 or his brother George Vansittart (1745-1825 when in Bengal from 1761 to 1776Thence by descent to the late... [Lire la suite]

26 septembre 2017

An extremely rare imperial carved and inscribed boxwood 'Manjushri and Lion' group, Seal mark and period of Qianlong, 1761

Lot 3002. An extremely rare imperial carved and inscribed boxwood 'Manjushri and Lion' group, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (dated in accordance with 1761), h. 10 cm, 3 7/8  in. Estimate 8,000,000 — 10,000,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. exquisitely carved to depict Manjushri seated in rajalilasana atop a lotus-form saddle on the fringed caparison of a lion, the tonsured bodhisattva portrayed with a serene expression and dressed in loose robes and holding a string of prayer... [Lire la suite]
16 juin 2017

Record prices for rare imperial Chinese artworks and Himalayan sculpture

Lot 185. A very important imperial bronze bell "Bozhong", China, Qianlong, dated 1761. With inscription by Emperor Qianlong. Estimate CHF 200,000 / 300,000 (€ 185 190/277 780). Sold for CHF 1 035 000 (hammer price). © Koller Zurich ZURICH.- The 13-14 June Asian Art auctions at Koller Zurich were enormously successful, with a string of top prices for Chinese & Himalayan art, particularly for three rare Chinese Imperial artworks from a private collection - which alone realized 2.64 million Swiss... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2017

Jin Nong (Chinese, 1687–1764), Plum Blossom and Calligraphy, 1761, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Jin Nong (Chinese, 1687–1764), Plum Blossom and Calligraphy, 1761, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Hanging scroll: ink on net-patterned paper. Without mounting: 116.2 x 41.5 cm (45 3/4 x 16 5/16 in.); with mounting: 219.8 x 55.8 cm (86 9/16 x 21 15/16 in.); width, with rollers: 66.3 cm (26 1/8 in.), Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund, 1976.26.2. Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery Bibliography: Mimi Gardner Gates, The Communion of Scholars: Chinese Art at Yale, exh. cat. (New York: China House Gallery, 1982),... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2016

Self-portrait, Johann Zoffany, 1761 (detail)

Self-portrait, Johann Zoffany, 1761 (detail)
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