01 juillet 2015

Zhang Daqian paintings achieve top prices in Fine Chinese Works of Art and Paintings Auction at Bonhams

Zhang Daqian, Splashed-Ink Autumn Landscape, 1965. 59 x 44.5cm. Estimate $180,000-250,000. Sold for $509,000. Photo: Bonhams. SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Two important paintings by the renowned artist Zhang Daqian (1899-1983) yielded top results in the June 23 auction of Fine Chinese Works of Art and Paintings held at Bonhams in San Francisco. A splashed in Autumn landscape, dated 1965, and titled “Qiu Shan Xiao Si” (Buddhist Temple in Autumn Mountain) (est. $180,000-250,000) brought $509,000 and a monumental landscape... [Lire la suite]

30 juin 2015

A La Vieille Russie, Inc. at Masterpiece London 2015

  Fabergé gold and sepia enamel Admiralty Clock. Height: 4 3/8 inches 11.1 cm). A La Vieille Russie, Inc. at Masterpiece London 2015, stand C8. Fabergé Pink Trellis Box – Circular pink and trelliswork guilloché enamel gold-mounted patch box, with two colors of color and featuring green and red enamel. By Fabergé, workmaster Michael Perchin. St. Petersburg, circa 1899. Provenance: Queen Mary of Romania, granddaughter of Tsar Alexander II. A La Vieille Russie, Inc. at Masterpiece London 2015, stand C8. Gold,... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2015

Artemis Gallery makes fine ancient and ethnographic art accessible to any collector in Summer Variety Auction

Bronze Buddha (detail), Bhumisparha Mudra pose, Thailand, 19th century CE, est. $7,000-$10,500. Artemis Gallery image. NEW YORK, NY.- Hundreds of elusive cultural treasures from ancient times await bidders in Artemis Gallery’s Early Summer Variety Auction taking place on Tuesday, June 30th. Not only are all of the auction items unconditionally guaranteed to be authentic and legal to purchase, many have been cataloged with extremely reasonable estimates, making them accessible to beginning collectors or dealers with... [Lire la suite]
25 juin 2015

Rare 19th century Chinese automaton clock with elaborate jewel work brings $526,750 at auction

This rare 19th century clock, originally made for the Chinese Imperial market, sailed past its pre-sale estimate of $20,000-$30,000 to realize $526,750. Photo courtesy S & S Auction, Inc. REPAUPO, N.J. – A rare 19th century Chinese gilt bronze with enamel automaton clock boasting elaborate jewel work sailed past its pre-sale estimate of $20,000-$30,000 to finish at $526,750 in a two-day, two-session auction held May 17th-18th by S & S Auction, Inc., in the firm’s gallery at 62 Repaupo Station Road. The clock was the... [Lire la suite]
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22 juin 2015

A large carved opaque yellow glass vase, 19th century

A large carved opaque yellow glass vase, 19th century. Estimate : US$ 3,000 - 5,000 (€2,700 - 4,400). Photo Bonhams. he rouleau form vase carved in relief to the sides with two opposing pairs of highly stylized archaistic chilong beneath a wide band of lotus blossoms and leafy scrolls, further framed by vertical lappets surrounding the waisted neck and lotus petals above its wide circular foot with a shallow recessed base. 12 3/4in (32.4cm) high Provenance: acquired in London in the mid-1990s, by repute ... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2015

A carved rhinoceros horn with landscape and figural decoration, 19th century

A carved rhinoceros horn with landscape and figural decoration, 19th century. Estimate US$ 8,000 - 12,000 (€7,100 - 11,000). Photo Bonhams The honey colored vessel elaborately carved and undercut as a large magnolia flower and secondary blossoms forming an imaginary landscape with Shoulao and his deer standing on one branch below tiered off-shoots of pine trees interwoven in the branches, set into an elaborate carved hardwood base echoing the same theme with Shoulao leaning toward a crouching deer in on a rocky... [Lire la suite]


29 mai 2015

A fine late 19th century natural pearl and diamond bracelet, circa 1890

A fine late 19th century natural pearl and diamond bracelet, circa 1890. Estimate HK$ 200,000 - 300,000 (€24,000 - 36,000). Photo: Bonhams. Of openwork foliate design, set with nineteen graduated button-shaped pearls, accented by old brilliant-cut diamonds, between borders of similarly cut diamonds, the largest pearl measuring 8.0 x 7.8 x 7.7mm, diamonds approximately 13.50 carats total, length 16.7cm, cased Accompanied by a Gem & Pearl Laboratory report stating that the pearls are natural and of... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2015

A carved coral "two Guanyin and three children" group, China, Qing Dynasty, 19th century

A carved coral "two Guanyin and three children" group, China, Qing Dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 10 000 € / 15 000 € © Cambi Casa D'Aste gr. 540, h cm 19,5 CAMBI CASA D'ASTE, La Splendeur du Corail Chinois, le 26 Mai 2015 à 9h0 - 20121 MILANO
25 mai 2015

A pair of blue and white double handled vases with floral decoration, China, Qing Dynasty, 19th century

A pair of blue and white double handled vases with floral decoration, China, Qing Dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 35 000 € / 45 000 € © Cambi Casa D'Aste apocryphal Qianlong mark CAMBI CASA D'ASTE, Importants Objets d'Art de la Chine, le 26 Mai 2015 à  à 10h et 14h- 20121 MILANO
21 mai 2015

A blue-ground gold-thread silk dragon robe, China, 19th century

A blue-ground gold-thread silk dragon robe, China, 19th century. Estimate CHF 6 000/ 9 000 (€ 5 710 / 8 570).  Photo Koller Auctions. length circa 135 cm.  KOLLER. Asian Art (Himayalas and China): Sale A173AS, 02 June 2015 10:00