02 avril 2016

An olive-green glass bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 137. An olive-green glass bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate HKD 100,000 ~ 150,000 ($12,952 - $19,429). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The bulbous body is raised on a spreading foot with a slightly recessed base that rises to a tall cylindrical neck. The opaque glass is thickly blown and the olive-green colour is of an even tone. The underside base with an apocryphal Qianlong four-character mark. 11 in. (28 cm.) high Provenance: Sold at Christie's New York, 1 June 1990, lot 115 ... [Lire la suite]
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30 mars 2016

Dancing Death, Southern Germany, 18th century

Dancing Death, Southern Germany, 18th century, ivory, H. 13 cm, Inv. B 151 © Rheinisches Bildarchiv
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27 mars 2016

Lark Mason Associates announces sale of more than 400 lots of important Asian art on iGavel

Chinese Huanghuali Cosmetic Chest, ca. 1700. Height: 15 inches, width: 13 3/4 inches, depth: 10 1/4 inches. Estimate $40 000-60 000. NEW BRAUNFELS, TX.- Lark Mason, founder and president of Lark Mason Associates, has announced that more than 400 lots of important Asian art will be up for bidding on igavelauctions.com in an online sale that goes live on March 29 and closes on April 19th. The outstanding works of art represent a wide swathe of Asian periods and disciplines, from the Sui dynasty through... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2016

Nationally recognized Mummies of the World: The Exhibition will make its debut at the Bowers Museum

Shrunken heads were prepared and worn by the victor of a battle, believing the victim’s power would then be transferred to that victor. Popular in the mid-19th century, shrunken heads were a collectible which became so popular that Europeans created replica shrunken heads from unclaimed bodies. (American Exhibitions, Inc.) SANTA ANA, CA.- The nationally recognized Mummies of the World: The Exhibition made its debut at the Bowers Museumon March 18, 2016. The exhibition features more than 150 artifacts, real human and... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2016

Japanese screens by Matthew McKelway, Professor of Japanese Art History at Columbia University

 Yokoyama Taikan (1868-1958), Pine Trees and Cranes. Pair of six-panel screens. Ink, color, gold and gold leaf on paper. 67 x 151 1/8in. (170.2 x 383.9cm.) each (2) Estimate: $150,000-200,000. Sold for: $267,750 in the Japanese and Korean Art sale on 20 March 2013 at Christie’s New York. Photo: Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Introduced from China in the 8th century, Japanese screens (byōbu) have been prized in both secular and sacred contexts for centuries. Matthew McKelway, Professor of Japanese Art... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2016

A small apple-green-glazed bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 1448, A small apple-green-glazed bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate USD 3,000 — 5,000. Lot sold 3,750 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the ovoid body rising to a tall cylindrical neck, all covered in a bright green crackled glaze, the mouth and foot rims applied with dark brown wash. Height 6 in., 15.3 cm Provenance: Collection of Richard Ronald John Copeland (1884-1958).John Sparks Ltd., London, 8th November 1982.  Sotheby’s. Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art New... [Lire la suite]

19 mars 2016

A 'Dehua' Guanyin and attendants group, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 1467, A 'Dehua' Guanyin and attendants group, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate USD 4,000 ~ 6,000. Photo Sotheby's. well modeled seated on rockwork, the hands resting on crossed legs, wearing pleated robes and long beaded necklace, flanked by two standing acolytes, wood stand (2). Height 7 3/8  in., 18.8 cm Provenance: Christie's New York, 29th-30th November 1984, lot 267. Sotheby’s. Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art New York, 19 mars 2016, 10:00 AM
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19 mars 2016

A 'Dehua' reticulated 'chrysanthemum' brushpot, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 1463, A 'Dehua' reticulated 'chrysanthemum' brushpot, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate USD 4,000 ~ 6,000. Photo Sotheby's. of tall cylindrical form, deftly pierced with chrysanthemum blossoms issuing from a branched tree with a small bird perched atop, all amid dense leafy foliage, covered overall in a lustrous creamy-white glaze, wood stand (2). Height 5 1/2  in., 14.1 cm Sotheby’s. Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art New York, 19 mars 2016, 10:00 AM
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18 mars 2016

Asia Week results underscore Bonhams' position as a market leader in Asian art

A fine very pale green jade archaistic vase and cover, Qianlong period. Estimate US$ 80,000 - 120,000 (€73,000 - 110,000). Sold for $1,025,000 (€906,197) inc. premium. Photo: Bonhams NEW YORK, NY.- The four Asian art auctions at Bonhams during Asia Week New York achieved impressive results totaling U.S. $8.7 million. Bonhams’ three distinguished Asian art departments presented tightly-curated sales of distinct items from important private collections, and saw a community of international collectors... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2016

A small dalishi-inset zitan table screen, 18th century

Lot 1138, A small dalishi-inset zitan table screen, 18th century. Estimate $12,000 – $18,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The natural inclusions in the circular dalishi panel resemble a lone tree growing amidst tall mountain peaks. The marble panel is set within a square zitan frame, which is fitted into a zitan stand. 13 in. (33 cm.) high, 10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) wide Provenance: Christie's New York, 16 September 1999, lot 75. Christie's. THE IAN AND SUSAN WILSON... [Lire la suite]