09 août 2014

Champa Kingdom collection in Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Reclining figure of Vishnu, Champa Kingdom, Viet Nam, 9th century-10th century, stone, 15.5 x 30.0 x 6.5 cm. Gift of James de Siun 1990, 243.1990.  Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of NewSouth Wales, Sydney The kingdom of Champa occupied part of what is now central and south Vietnam from the sixth century. Successive waves of invaders - Chinese, Javanese and Vietnamese - destroyed much of the land over which the Champa kingdom held suzerainty until the... [Lire la suite]

22 juin 2014

Bodhisattva assis, Chine, dynastie Ming, entre le XVe siècle et le XVIe siècle

Bodhisattva assis, Chine, dynastie Ming, entre le XVe siècle et le XVIe siècle. Photo KOHN Bois. H. 100 cm, L. 77 cm, P. 60 cm. Estimation : 70 000 € / 90 000 € MING WOODEN SEATED BODHISATTVA, China, Circa: 15th Century AD to 16th Century AD Wood. Dimension: 39.37’’ high, 30.31’’ wide, 60.62’’ deep The historical figure, Buddha Gautama Sakyamuni is the Buddha of compassion who, having achieved the highest evolutionary perfection, turns suffering into happiness for all living beings. Born around 560 B.C. somewhere between the... [Lire la suite]
22 juin 2014

Fine Kangxi Porcelain and Imperial Jades lead rich offerings at Bonhams San Francisco In June 24 Jun 2014

Two massive blue and white ovoid jars, Kangxi. Estimate US$ 100,000 - 200,000 (€74,000 - 150,000). Photo Bonhams. San Francisco — Two massive blue and white 'soldier' vases, formerly in the collection of Salvador Ugarte of Mexico City, stand out amongst a select group of Chinese Kangxi period porcelains to be offered at Bonhams San Francisco on June 24. The term 'soldier' refers to the famous group of 151 Chinese blue and white porcelains which Augustus the Stone of Saxony received from Friedrich Wilhelm I of Russia... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2014

Nine grey schist Gandhara region, 2nd-3rd century's sculpture at Nagel, "Asiatische Kunst", 7.5.2014

A fine over-life size bust of Buddha Shakyamuni, Gandhara region, 2nd-3rd century. Photo Nagel The superbly sculpted head displaying a serene expression with heavy lidded downcast eyes below slightly arched eyebrows that run into his nose-bridge, carved circular cavity at his forehead originally inlaid with a rock crystal bead, smiling lips, elongated earlobes, his wavy hair combed backwards over head and ushnisha and a section of his neck still visible. H. 53 cm. Estimate 80 000 - 120 000 € Provenance: Acquired by the present... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2014

A large bronze head of a Bodhisattva, Song- Yuan Dynasty

A large bronze head of a Bodhisattva, Song- Yuan Dynasty. Photo: Sotheby's the round full-face deity with crescent down-cast eyes in serene contemplation, framed by the high arched brows, tapering nose and the pursed full lips, and long pendulous earlobes, the shaved bald head encircled by a simple ruyi-shaped diadem resting around the crown of his head, just above the urna on the forehead with traces of red pigment inside, all resting on a fragment of the shoulders draped with a section of the robe with a finely cast floral hem... [Lire la suite]
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09 avril 2014

Exhibition of paintings from south-east China on view at the British Museum in London

Plates with Southern Chinese Landscapes, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722), porcelain with famille verte overglaze enamels, © The Trustees of the British Museum. LONDON.- Discover the beauty and culture of south-east China in this selection of paintings dating from the 6th to the 19th centuries. The display includes the famous Admonitions Scroll (from 5 June) and examples of rare porcelain from the region.  The Yangzi River runs through an area of south-east China known as Jiangnan... [Lire la suite]

29 mars 2014

I.M. Chait March 23 Post-Asia Week Auction in Beverly Hills tops $2.3 million, led by $350K bronze

15th century early Ming Dynasty gilt-bronze Bodhisattva, 9-7/8 inches, the auction’s top lot, sold online for $350,000. I.M. Chait image. BEVERLY HILLS, CA.- While traditional Asian art categories held on to their most-favored status at I.M. Chait’s March 23, 2014 Post-Asia Week Auction, other buying trends were noted at the $2.36 million sale that would indicate collectors are exploring new avenues. All prices quotes are inclusive of a 22% buyer’s premium.  “Clearly, Asian art collectors are expanding their horizons beyond... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2014

Fragment of ‘Bodhisattva’ Mural, China, Tang era (618-906), 7th-8th century

Fragment of ‘Bodhisattva’ Mural, China, Tang era (618-906), 7th-8th century. Photo courtesy Auctionata. A painting with elegant and subtle lines, showing a representation of a Bodhisattva. Clay ground. Fine presentation? With cloud bands, halo and stylized ruyi scepter. Framed under mat. Dimensions, framed: 86 x 66 cm. Good state of preservation. Estimate €6,000 – €7,500 This Chinese fragment of a mural painting was made during the Tang period (618-906), the 7th / 8th century, and represents a Bodhisattva. The wall painting... [Lire la suite]
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25 février 2014

I.M. Chait's March 23 auction following Asia Week offers important Chinese ceramics, bronzes, artworks

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Last year I.M. Chait took a different approach in planning their Asia Week sale. Rather than conducting their popular annual auction in New York amid the frenetic activity of Asia Week, they opted to hold the sale in the comfortable, low-key environs of their Beverly Hills gallery. That way, reasoned company founder Isadore M. Chait, visitors traveling from Asia to New York could stop over in Los Angeles and get a relaxed head start on their buying. Chait’s experimental 2013 California-based sale was a smashing... [Lire la suite]
20 décembre 2013

Standing Schist Bodhisattva. Northwest Pakistan, Gandhara, 2nd-3rd century A.D.

Standing Schist Bodhisattva. Northwest Pakistan, Gandhara, 2nd-3rd century A.D. Photo courtesy Jonathan Tucker-Antonia Tozer Grey schist. Height: 28 inches (71 cm).Jonathan Tucker-Antonia Tozer. "An Important Group of Sculptures from India and Southeast Asia". Arader Galleries, 29 East 72nd Street, New York 10021. T (212) 628 3668 - M +44 796 802 5742 - jonathantucker1@aol.com -www.asianartresource.com. Asia Week New York. A Celebration of Asian Art. MARCH 14–22, 2014

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