19 mai 2017

A rare group of three red dry-lacquered and wood figures of Buddha Shakyamuni and a pair of Bodhisattvas, China, 18th century

Lot 526. A rare group of three red dry-lacquered and wood figures of Buddha Shakyamuni and a pair of Bodhisattvas, China, 18th century, H. 97 cm. Estimate 20 000-30 000 €. Photo Nagel the central dry-lacquer figure of Buddha Shakyamuni is seated in vajrasana on a separate carved wood lotus base rising from the waters encompassed by a tiered hexagonal throne, his right hand shows the bhumisparshamudra while the left rests on his lap, wearing monk's garment including an under-garment secured with a knotted rope and a... [Lire la suite]

19 mai 2017

An ivory carving of standing Shoulao holding a staff, China, Ming dynasty

Lot 481. An ivory carving of standing Shoulao holding a staff, China, Ming dynasty, H. 31,5 cm. Estimate 12 000-18 000 €. Photo: Nagel Repairs. Property from a French private collection, acquired at Christie's London, May 2012, lot 254.  Nagel. Asiatische Kunst. Sale 100, 16.06.2017
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19 mai 2017

A fine bronze figure of Manjushri, China, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 478. A fine bronze figure of Manjushri, China, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century, 40 cm. Estimate 20 000-30 000 €. Photo Nagel seated in vajrasana on a lotus base with both hands in vitarkamudra, holding each a stem of a lotus which flowers along his upper arms supporting the manuscript and originally the sword, wearing dhoti, its border finely incised with scrolling tendrils, scarf draped around the shoulders, its streamers encircling both arms while the finials fall over the rim of the base, bejewelled, his face displaying a... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2017

A rare Ming pencase made for the Ottoman market, China and Ottoman Turkey, late 16th century

Lot 133. A rare Ming pencase made for the Ottoman market, China and Ottoman Turkey, late 16th century, 9¼in. (23.5cm.) long. EstimateGBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000 (USD 120,000 - USD 180,000). Price realised GBP 92,500 (USD 147,260). © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Of rectangular form with rounded ends and separate lid, the white ground decorated in cobalt-blue, the body with a register of scrolling vine issuing small leaves and large lotus flowers, above this a band of stylized cloud-bands, the... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2017

Red-glazed stemcup, China, Ming, Yongle reign (1403-24)

Red-glazed stemcup, China, Ming, Yongle reign (1403-24), Jingdezhen. Height: 10.5 cm, Diameter: 15.5 cm. W. G. Gulland Gift, 168-1905 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2017. This red porcelain stemcup is a rare example of a cup decorated with a red glaze, derived from the red oxide of copper. It dates to the beginning of the Yongle reign period (1403-1424). This type of cup is called quanbei, literally 'urging cup', which refers to the fact that the drinker would toast his companions and at the... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2017

Porcelain dish, China, Ming dynasty, Yongle reign (1403-24)

Porcelain dish, China, Ming dynasty, Yongle reign (1403-24). Diameter: 38.6 cm, Height: 7 cm. Given by Sir George Labouchere, FE.1-1972 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2017. Large porcelain dish, heavily potted, with unglazed flat base, rounded spreading sides rising to vertical at the rim, and bluish-grey glaze; iron impurities on the base This large plain dish was produced at the imperial kilns of Jingdezhen in southern China during the Yongle period (1403-25). The emperor was a follower of Tibetan... [Lire la suite]

20 mars 2017

Asia Society Museum opens 'Secrets of the Sea: A Tang Shipwreck and Early Trade in Asia'

Long-necked ewer. China, probably Henan Province. Gongxian kilns. Tang dynasty, ca. 825–50. Glazed stoneware with copper-green splashes over white slip. H. 40 1/2 x W. 9 x D. 10 1/4 in. (102 x 23 x 26 cm). Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore, 2005.1.00900 1/2 to 2/2. Photography by Asian Civilisations Museum, Tang Shipwreck Collection NEW YORK, NY.- Asia Society Museum in New York presents a selection of 76 artifacts from a thousand-year-old shipwreck discovered in 1998 in Southeast Asian waters. On view for the first... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2017

Ben Janssens Oriental Art Ltd at TEFAF Maastricht 2017, Stand 202

Ritual wine vessel hu, China, early Warring States period, 5th century BC. Bronze. Height 36.8 cm © Ben Janssens Oriental Art Ltd Pottery figure of a foreign groom with a pointed hat, China, Tang dynasty, 7th-8th century. Height 65 cm © Ben Janssens Oriental Art Ltd Four pottery equestrians, China, Tang dynasty, 8th century. Heights 35.5 to 37.5 cm. Lengths 30 to 35 cm © Ben Janssens Oriental Art Ltd     Black and red lacquer circular box with camellia... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2017

Vanderven Oriental Art at TEFAF Maastrich

Monumental seated Buddha, China, late Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th century. Gilded and painted stucco on a wooden base, 180 x 81 x 70 cm. Weight circa 350 kg © Vanderven Oriental Art. This Buddha is seated in the 'padmasana' lotus position with his hands in 'dhyana' mudra the gesture of absolute balance. The figure emits a sense of vastness and serenity in meditation. Simply dressed in a long, low slung robe which covers his legs, exposing his chest and tied at the waist. His shoulders are covered by a long cloak, which also... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2017

Tenzing Asian Art at Asiaweek New York, 9-18 march 2017

Tibetan Tantric Carpet of a Flayed Man. Made in Nigxia, China, circa 19th Century. Wool, cotton and dye, 56 3/4 x 29 1/2 in (144 x 75 cm) © Tenzing Asian Art Buddha Shakyamuni, Kashmiri Schools in Western Tibet. Pedestal, 10th-11th century, Buddha, ca. 1050-1100 A.D. Brass Alloy and Pigment. Height: 12.75 in (33 cm) © Tenzing Asian Art Shadakshari Avalokiteshvara, Western Tibet, 14th century. Brass Alloy with Silver and Copper Inlay. Height: 11 in (28 cm) © Tenzing... [Lire la suite]