12 octobre 2016

Container in the shape of a Buddha’s hand, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Container in the shape of a Buddha’s hand, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Amethyst. H. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm); L. 8 in. (20.3 cm). Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.853) © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

12 octobre 2016

Bitter melons, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Bitter melons, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Turquoise. H. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm). Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.913) © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 
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11 octobre 2016

A Mughal jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) with scabbard, India, 18th century

Lot 254. A Mughal jade-hilted dagger (khanjar) with scabbard, India, 18th century. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the jade hilt carved with five large mulberries at pommel, the external one with a diamond set in gold, carved throughout with floral palmettes, the knuckle-guard designed as a stem terminating in a lotus bud, double-edged watered-steel blade with central ridge and medallion with gold decoration and inscription, velvet-covered wood scabbard with matching... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2016

A Mughal horse head-hilted jade dagger, India, 18th century

Lot 253. A Mughal horse head-hilted jade dagger, India, 18th century. Estimate 18,000 — 25,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the pale-green jade pommel with areas of darker inclusions, carved in the form of a horse's head with mane flowing to one side, flowerhead and leaf motifs near edge, the slightly curved, double-edged steel blade with central ridge and gold overlaid motifs at forte ; 45cm.   Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 19 Oct 2016, 11:30 AM
11 octobre 2016

Buddha’s Hand with Dragon, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Buddha’s Hand with Dragon, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Rock crystal. H. (incl. base) 8 1/4 in. (21 cm); W. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm); D. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm). Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.830). © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 
11 octobre 2016

Flower Holder with Pine and Bamboo, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Flower Holder with Pine and Bamboo, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Rock crystal. H. 6 1/16 in. (15.4 cm); W. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm). Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.825). © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

11 octobre 2016

Vase with Dragons, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Vase with Dragons, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Rock crystal. H. 7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm). Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.821a, b). © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 
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10 octobre 2016

Brush holder with two brushes, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Brush holder with two brushes, Qing dynasty, 18th century, jade (nephrite). Brush holder: H. 6 in. (15.3 cm); Diam. 6 3/4 in. (17.2 cm) Brush (each): L. 12 1/8 in. (30.8 cm). Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.623a–d). © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
08 octobre 2016

'Korean Ceramics: From Archaeology to Art History' at Princeton University Art Museum

Maebyong vessel (detail), 12th–13th century, Korean, Goryeo dynasty, 918–1392. Stoneware with inlaid decoration of crane and clouds under celadon glaze; h. 36.0 cm., diam. 21.0 cm. (14 3/16 x 8 1/4 in.). Museum purchase, Trumbull-Prime Fund (y1929-406) © 2016 The Trustees of Princeton University PRINCETON, NJ.- The ceramics in this installation not only highlight the technological and artistic developments that occurred over two millennia on the Korean Peninsula but also demonstrate the complex... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2016

A white jade 'Twin Buddhist lions' group, Qing dynasty, 18th century

LOt 75. A white jade 'Twin Buddhist lions' group, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the substantial stone skilfully worked in the form of a pair of nuzzling Buddhist lions, each rendered with round bulging eyes below thick brows and mane defined in tight curls, its back with well-pronounced bosses along the spine terminating in a bushy tail, the smaller cub potrayed endearingly resting its front paws on the back of the elder lion, the latter with one... [Lire la suite]