22 avril 2014

An ormolu mounted Imari porcelain bassin, China, Kangxi period, the mounts French, 19th century

An ormolu mounted Imari porcelain bassin, China, Kangxi period, the mounts French, 19th century. Photo Nagel. Orig. handles lost, few filled hairlines. B. 57,5 cm. Estimate 2500/3500 € Property from a German private collection  Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst". 9.5.2014 - http://www.auction.de/
22 avril 2014

Three pairs of Chinese 19th century's rank badges at Nagel, "Asiatische Kunst", 8.5.2014

A pair of paradise flycatcher rank badges of a second rank official, China, 19th century. Photo Nagel. Dense knot stitch embroidery on blue satin, depicting the bird within auspicious flower and fruit on an ocean of eight buddhist symbols. Front badge resewn, good condition. 31 x 30 cm. Estimate 1500/2500 € Property from an old South German private collection. A pair of gold embroidered peacock rank badges of a third-rank official, China, 19th century. Photo Nagel. Gold and silver... [Lire la suite]

22 avril 2014

Eight Chinese robes at Nagel, "Asiatische Kunst", 8.5.2014

A finely embroidered blue-ground silk dragon robe, China, 19th century. Photo Nagel. Front discoloured, seams and edges slightly worn. L. 135 cm. Estimate 3000/4000 € A fine red 'kesi' robe with roundels depicting shou characters framed by butterflies,  China, Guangxu period. Photo Nagel. Minor stains, the fur of the cuffs and selvages slightly worn. L. 130 cm. Estimate 3000/4000 € Property from an old German private collection, bought in China prior 1930 An... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2014

India: Jewels that Enchanted the World at The State Museums of Moscow Kremlin

  Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala (cat. 145), Delhi, c. 1911; modern print from original negative; 25 x 17.5 cm. Cartier Archives, Paris, B749 C.K. Moscow - India: Jewels that Enchanted the World, the most comprehensive exhibition of Indian jewellery ever staged, will take place at the State Museums of Moscow Kremlin from 12 April to 27 July 2014. The exhibition examines the legacy of five hundred years of Indian jewellery, from the 17th century to the present day. More than 300 pieces of jewellery... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2014

A fine miniature carving of an olive kernel conveying the motif of the Journey to the Red Cliff, China, signed, 19th century

A fine miniature carving of an olive kernel conveying the motif of the Journey to the Red Cliff, China, signed, 19th century. Photo Nagel Carved in the form of a boat with an enclosed section with an attendant fanning a scholar under the awning, the entrance flanked by two further attendants, the bow of the boat carved with two gentlemen seated at the table, and a group of passengers riding on top of the roof, for a total of eighteen passengers, finely rendered with windows that close and open, theunderside... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2014

Vietnmese Art at Nagel, "Asiatische Kunst". 7.5.2014

Two gilt and red-lacquered bronze figures of a priest, North Vietnam, ca. 17th century. Photo Nagel both seated in vajrasana on a plinth, their hands holding various attributes, clad in a monk's garbs, including undergarments and wide-sleeved mantles. H. 21 cm. Estimate: 4500-6500 €Provenance: From a Central German private collection A round wood box and cover with inset decorated with mother of pearl inlays, Vietnam, 19th century. Photo Nagel D. 22 cm. Estimate 150 € Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst". 7.5.2014... [Lire la suite]

16 avril 2014

Sotheby's announces first dedicated exhibition of ancient Chinese erotic art in Hong Kong

A set of seven small porcelain figures, 19th – 20th Century. Photo: Sotheby's. Hong Kong - Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery is delighted to present part of the Ferdinand M. Bertholet Collection, the world’s largest collection of erotic art, from 16 April to 3 May. The exhibition entitled Gardens of Pleasure: Sex in Ancient China, will feature more than 100 pieces of astounding works of art from the Ferdinand M. Bertholet Collection, with objects dating from the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD) to the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1911 AD).... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2014

Imperial items and extraordinary Buddhist sculptures at Koller Zurich, 6th/7th May 2014

ZURICH - For its Asian Art Auctions from 6th to 7th May 2014, Koller Auctions is focusing on the Chinese market. An exclusive selection of Buddhist figures and several treasures from the Forbidden City are sure to generate interest. China - HimalayaFine Chinese art from European private collections is particularly coveted by Chinese collectors.Over the past 20 years, the value of flawless objects has increased substantially. Therefore, many Europeans are putting their collections up for sale once again. From a Swiss private... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2014

A pair of 19th century natural pearl and diamond pendent earrings

A pair of 19th century natural pearl and diamond pendent earrings. Photo: Bonhams. Each scrolling surmount set with old brilliant, single and rose-cut diamonds, suspending a drop-shaped natural pearl, measuring approximately 10.35 x 10.50 x 15.20mm and 10.40 x 10.45 x 15.20mm respectively, with rose-cut diamond cap, mounted in silver and gold, diamonds approximately 1.80 carats total, later post fittings, length 3.2cm. Estimate £100,000 - 150,000 (€120,000 - 180,000) Accompanied by a report from SSEF stating that both pearls were... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2014

A nanmu burlwood incense stand, Qing dynasty, 19th century

A nanmu burlwood incense stand, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Photo: Sotheby's formed from a large tree root section opening and twisting horizontally to stand on three points, with organic crags, knots, burled stumps and auxiliary roots, all extending from the flat-cut irregular top, the bark smoothly patinated to a warm reddish-brown colour; 38.5 by 71.5 by 36.6 cm., 15 by 27 7/8 by 14 1/4 in. Estimation 350,000 — 450,000 HKD - Lot. Vendu 1,060,000 HKD Sotheby's. Contemporary Literati — A Gathering, Hong Kong, 07 avr. 2014 -... [Lire la suite]

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