10 décembre 2018

A Dehua bell with a moulded taotie design, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

  Lot 97. A Dehua bell with a moulded taotie design, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 19 cm, 7 1/2  in. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 EUR. Lot Sold: 7.500 EUR. © Sotheby's à décor en léger relief sous couverte de masques de taotie dans des réserves entre une frise de leiwen et une bande de trigrammes et de chevrons, la prise en forme de deux chilongs affrontés, accidents. Note: A similar Dehua porcelain bell with a low-relief... [Lire la suite]
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09 septembre 2018

An archaic bronze bell (bo), Western Zhou dynasty (c. 1046 – 256 BC)

Lot 191. An archaic bronze bell (bo), Western Zhou dynasty (c. 1046 – 256 BC). Height 11 1/2  in., 29.3 cm. Estimate: 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Unsold. © Sotheby's of pointed oval section, each side cast with four principal registers, the broad lowest register cast in low relief with a taotie mask flanked by dragons, the creatures' bodies richly patterned in leiwen spirals, the upper three registers divided by a central vertical panel and each bearing six large... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2018

Gisèle Croës at Asia Week New York, 15-34 march 2018

Bronze drum stand with three coiled dragons, Spring and Autumn period (770 - 476 BC). Bronze with green and brown patina. Ht. 36,5 cm (14 1/2 in.)- Wd. 53 cm (21 in.) . Photo Studio Roger Asselberghs – Frédéric Dehaen Bronze Bell, Bo. Spring and Autumn period (770 - 476 BC) - Early 7th century. Ht. 42 cm (16 1/2 in). Photo Studio Roger Asselberghs – Frédéric Dehaen Bronze Mask. Early Western Zhou dynasty (1046-771 BC). Bronze with green patina, malachite crystallization. Wd. 29.5 cm (11 5/8... [Lire la suite]
06 août 2017

A finely cast bronze bell, bo zhong, Warring States Period, 5th century BC 

Lot 1528. A finely cast bronze bell, bo zhong, Warring States Period, 5th century BC, 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 125,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 194,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Of lenticular form, each side with a plain central panel flanked by alternating rows of coiled serpent bosses and interlaced dragon scroll, all within raised borders, the dragon scroll repeated in a shaped configuration below and again on the flat top below the handle formed by two confronted... [Lire la suite]
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26 octobre 2016

Bell (Zhong), Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (770–476 B.C.), early 5th century B.C.

Bell (Zhong), Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (770–476 B.C.), early 5th century B.C. Bronze. H. 15 in. (38.3 cm); W. 9 5/8 in. (24.4 cm); D. 7 in. (17.8 cm); Charlotte C. and John C. Weber Collection, Gift of Charlotte C. and John C. Weber through the Live Oak Foundation, 1988, 1988.20.7. © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Sets of bells were an important aspect of Zhou bronze production. They were used in musical accompaniment for ritual ceremonies and for less solemn occasions.... [Lire la suite]
27 juin 2016

A selection of jade items at Bonhams, San Francisco, 28 june 2016

Lot 8048. A fine archaistic very pale greenish-white jade vase, Qianlong period (1735-1795). Estimate US$ 80,000 - 120,000 (€72,000 - 110,000). Photo Bonhams. Exceptionally carved from a single piece of very pale greenish-white stone, the flattened body swelling elegantly before narrowing to rest on a small stepped foot, the smooth sides minimally embellished with a band of shallow-carved taotie masks above the foot and another band of confronted chilong around the neck, flanked by a pair of chilong handles... [Lire la suite]

05 juin 2016

Bell, Vietnam, Bronze and Iron Age period, 500 B.C.–A.D. 300

Bell, Vietnam, Bronze and Iron Age period, 500 B.C.–A.D. 300. Bronze. H. 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm); W. 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm). Samuel Eilenberg Collection, Bequest of Samuel Eilenberg, 1998, (2001.433.357). The Metropolitan Museum of Art © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 
18 mai 2015

A rare white-glazed bell, Zhong, Incised Xuande six-character mark, 17th-18th century

A rare white-glazed bell, Zhong, Incised Xuande six-character mark, 17th-18th century. Sold for £8,750 (€12,134). Photo Bonhams The ovoid bell applied with a double scrolling yoke, moulded to each side with an archaistic taotie mask bisected by columns supporting ruyi-heads, above a band of evenly distributed bagua symbols, the eight trigrams in Daoist cosmology, all between two key-fret bands bordering the shoulder and the gently flaring rim, stand. 20.4cm (8in) high(2). Provenance: a distinguished European... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2015

Freeman's March 14 Asian Arts Auction to offer important imperial works

A heavily cast gilt-bronze bell, bianzhong, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), estimate $100,000-150,000. Photo Freeman's. PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Freeman’s Asian Arts March 14 auction will offer an array of important and historic imperial works of art spanning several centuries that promises to attract the interest of serious collectors. The 652 lot sale will commence at 10am on March 14 in Philadelphia before the start of New York Asia Week.  One of the highlights from the auction is lot 65, a heavily cast gilt-bronze... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2015

Asia Society Museum presents first exhibition in the west focused on loans from collections in Myanmar

Plaque with image of seated Buddha. Pagan period, 11th-13th century. Gilded metal with polychrome. 7 x 6 1/4 x 1/4 in. (17.8 x 15.9 x 0.6 cm). Bagan Archaeological Museum. Photo: Sean Dungan NEW YORK, NY.- Asia Society Museum presents a landmark exhibition of spectacular works of art from collections in Myanmar and the United States. Buddhist Art of Myanmar comprises approximately 70 works from the fifth through the early twentieth century and includes stone, bronze, and lacquered wood sculptures as well as textiles, paintings, and... [Lire la suite]