15 mars 2016

A Guan-type tripod censer, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 156, A Guan-type tripod censer, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. heavily potted with bombé sides rising to an inverted rim and supported on three short feet, covered overall in a crackled  pale celadon glaze, with a pierced wood cover with green-glazed finial and wood stand (3). Diameter 5 3/8  in., 13.5 cm Sotheby's. Chinese Art from Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, New York, 15 mars 2016, 02:00 PM

09 mars 2016

Must-See Gallery Exhibitions During Asia Week New York

NEW YORK, NY.- March 10th kicks off Asia Week New York, the extraordinary ten-day extravaganza that animates New York with a glorious array of prized Asian works of art.  Originating from every corner of the Asian continent, the artworks will be shown throughout Manhattan by international Asian art specialists starting March 10 through March 19. In the museum-quality presentations by 45 galleries, art lovers can take in the rarest and finest examples of painting, sculpture, bronzes, ceramics, jewelry, jade, textiles,... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2016

An important and fine painting of Chamsing Begtse Chen, Tibet, 19th century

Lot 109. An important and fine painting of Chamsing Begtse Chen, Tibet, 19th century. Estimate $500,000 – $700,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Beautifully painted with the red-skinned deity trampling over a horse and prone figure on a sun disc over a lotus base, holding various implements in his six hands, adorned with bone ornaments, a garland of freshly severed heads, a green snake and elephant skin, each of his three faces with a skull tiara, surrounded by smoke and flames, with protector deities above and... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2016

Monster-fish Pendant, Spain or Paris, France, 19th century

Monster-fish Pendant. Enamelled gold jewel set with emeralds, rubies, garnets, amethysts and pearls. Spain or Paris, France, 19th century. H. 8.7cm. British Museum WB. 158. Bequeathed by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild. © The Trustees of the British Museum. The scaly body and tail of this massive fish are executed in white enamel with the pattern of the scales reserved in the gold. The tail narrows, curling in a loop and terminating in a double fin
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08 février 2016

Fifteen Meissen monkey-band figures, 19th century, blue crossed swords marks, incised numerals and pressnummern

Fifteen Meissen monkey-band figures, 19th century, blue crossed swords marks, incised numerals and pressnummern © Christie's Image 2011 After the 18th century models, each on a scroll-moulded base heightened in gilt. The conductor 5 5/8 in. (13.7 cm.) high (15). Lot 86. Estimate £6,000 - £8,000 ($9,100 - $12,000). Price Realized £11,250 ($18,248) CHRISTIE'S INTERIORS - STYLE & SPIRIT - 17 May 2011 - London, South Kensington
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06 février 2016

Ewer, China, Wanli period, circa 1590-1610 (porcelain) The Netherlands, 19th century (silver mounts)

Ewer, China, Wanli period, circa 1590-1610 (porcelain); The Netherlands, 19th century (silver mounts). Porcelain with silver mounts. Height 22 cm © Vanderven Oriental Art The shape and decoration of this vessel point to manufacture for the Middle Eastern market, but curiously there are none of these shapes known in Eastern collections. The vessels were mainly imported into Europe, not for use but for display as exotic curiosities. This type of rare object, further embellished with silver mounts in Europe, would... [Lire la suite]

03 février 2016

Fortunato Pio Castellani, Emerald pendant, 19th century

  Emerald pendant, carved and shaped by Fortunato Pio Castellani in the 19th century, given by Napoleon III to his lover, Countess of Castiglione. Roberto Sciaguato. Photo courtesy press office 
03 février 2016

Emerald earrings, 19th century

Emerald earrings, 19th century. Emerald, gold, diamonds, enamel. Museum of Topkapi Palace, Istanbul
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30 janvier 2016

Secrets of the Pyramids: Is Another Egyptian Revival on the Horizon?

Egyptian Revival Clock Garniture, Circa 1885. M.S. Rau Antiques, New Orleans. Coffins, mummies, pyramids and ancient tombs – words that seem more at home in a film script have been recently seen flooding headlines. Archeologists and Egyptologists seem on the brink of a major discovery that would rock both the academic world and popular culture. With stories about cosmic particles and secret chambers in the Great Pyramids to the burial site of one particularly famous ancient Egyptian, Queen Nefertiti, eyes are looking to... [Lire la suite]
05 janvier 2016

An underglaze blue and iron-decorated water dropper in the form of the Geumgang Mountains, Joseon dynasty, 19th century

Lot 2472. An underglaze blue and iron-decorated water dropper in the form of the Geumgang Mountains, Joseon dynasty, 19th century. Sold for US$ 10,000 (€9,305). Photo Bonhams Of irregular oval silhouette displaying two opposing Buddhist shrines nestled amid finger-like peaks that also disguise an air hole at the top and a tiny water spot to one side, the surfaces colored with iron and cobalt washes beneath a glaze of pale blue-green hue that intensifies in color where thickly pooled, the glaze also covering the recessed... [Lire la suite]