29 décembre 2018

Eric Pouillot at BRAFA 2019, Stand 26c

Amphora, China, Eastern Zhou Dynasty, period of the fighting kingdoms, 475-221 BC. Grey terracotta covered with 'noir de fumée', representing a jar with two handles intended for the conservation of cereal seeds. H 29 cm. © Eric Pouillot at BRAFA 2019, Stand 26c. Buffalo and cart, China, Northern Qi Dynasty, 550-577. Grey terracotta with traces of brown, red and white ochre pigments, representing a buffalo harnessed for the parade pulling a cart. H 30 x W 54 cm. © Eric Pouillot at... [Lire la suite]

29 décembre 2018

Galerie Christian Deydier at BRAFA 2019, Stand 22c

Bianhu, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period, circa 5th-3rd centuries BC. Ritual bronze fermented beverages vessel. H 36.5 cm. © Galerie Christian Deydier at BRAFA 2019, Stand 22c. Sow, China, Western Han dynasty, 2nd century BC. Gray earthenware. H 24 x W 46 cm. © Galerie Christian Deydier at BRAFA 2019, Stand 22c. Fat lady, China, Tang dynasty (618-907). Earthenware with green, orange, black and red pigments. H 38 cm. © Galerie Christian... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2018

J.J. Lally & Co at Asia Week New York, 15-24 march 2018

An Ancient Chinese Jade ‘Phoenix’ Stem Cup, Western Han Dynasty (206 B.C. – A.D. 9). Height 4 ½ inches (11.3 cm). An Archaic Jade Ceremonial Dagger-Axe (Ge), Shang Dynasty, circa 13th-11th Century B.C. Length 10 1⁄8 inches (25.7 cm). © J.J. Lally & Co. the thin blade with lightly beveled edges and shallow medial ridge curving gently to the point which is set off center, the tang pierced with a hole for hafting and cut with serrated teeth at the butt end, the stone... [Lire la suite]
17 décembre 2017

A bronze 'ding' with lid and two curved u-shaped handles, Eastern Zhou dynasty, late 6th to early 5th century BC

Lot 146. A bronze 'ding' with lid and two curved u-shaped handles, Eastern Zhou dynasty, late 6th to early 5th century BC. Estimate 5.000/8.000 €. Lot sold 17.000 €. Courtesy Nagel With animal masks in high relief at the top of the legs. Interlocking C-shaped dragons, alternately upright and inverted, fill the register on both the cover and the bowl. Narrower registers, one at the perimeter of the lid, the other encircling the lower part of the basin below the bow-string, contain S-shaped... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2017

A magnificent bronze mirror with turquoise and gold inlays, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States

Lot 159. A magnificent bronze mirror with turquoise and gold inlays, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States, diameter 18 cm. Estimate CHF 30 000 / 50 000 (€ 27 780 / 46 300). Sold for CHF 35 000  © Koller Bronze with turquoise inserts and gold exchange. Stylized kite decor on square basic structure, in the corners four circles, which appear again on the edge border. In the center small ring knob. Koller. Asian Art: Himalaya, China - Tuesday 29 October 2013
05 mai 2017

The Splendour of Jade at Bonhams Hong Kong. The Songzhutang Collection of Early Jades

The Songzhutang Collection of Early Jades from the Neolithic Period to the Yuan Dynasty. Photo: Bonhams HONG KONG - Bonhams are privileged to offer on Tuesday 30 May in Hong Kong, the Songzhutang Collection of early Jades, dating from the Neolithic Period to 14th century. The remarkable and diverse collection (also including later jade carvings of the Ming and Qing dynasties) was published in 2011 and has since become an important reference work in the subject. It was formed over four decades from as early as the... [Lire la suite]

03 mai 2017

An ancient painted lacquer wine cup (er bei), Eastern Zhou Dynasty, circa 4th – 3rd Century B.C.

An ancient painted lacquer wine cup (er bei), Eastern Zhou Dynasty, circa 4th – 3rd Century B.C. © 2017 J.J. Lally & Co., New York of elongated oval form with rounded interior and flat base, the sides rising to a straight rim with narrow lip, the wide mouth framed by a pair of half-round ‘ear’ handles flaring out and rising up on opposite sides of the wide mouth, decorated on the interior and exterior of the rim and handles with a complex border of angular and hooked scrolls interspersed with and connected by... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2017

An openwork archaic bronze axe blade, Eastern Zhou dynasty, late 6th - 5th century BC

Lot 594. An openwork archaic bronze axe blade, Eastern Zhou dynasty, late 6th - 5th century BC. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the bell-profile blade issuing from the rectangular tang, cast on both sides with a zigzag band at the base and a raised V-shape extending to the plain band at the blade's edge, the sides flanked by sinewy reticulated dragons, pierced in the tang and in the shaft, the patina of mottled russet and pale and olive greens. Length 5 1/8  in., 13 cm ... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2017

Bronze Jian Water Basin, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Late Spring & Autumn Period, ca. 500-450 BC

Bronze Jian Water Basin, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Late Spring & Autumn Period, ca. 500-450 BC. Diameter: 68 cm Height: 28 cm. Metallurgical Test report & X-ray, CIRAM. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. A jian is a type of ancient Chinese bronze ritual basin, used for water or ice. The densely patterned stylized decoration of interlaced mythical beasts in low relief, is divided into three horizontal bands. This type of stylized decoration is characteristic of this period.... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2016

From the Lands of Asia: A world premiere at Pointe-à-Callière

MONTREAL.- In a world premiere, From the Lands of Asia. The Sam and Myrna Myers Collection is being featured at Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Archaeology and History Complex from November 17, 2016 to March 19, 2017. Some 450 exceptional objects offer an uncommon perspective of the vast sweep of East Asian history.  Part of a larger collection of some 5,000 works of Asian art, including one of the world’s most extensive private collections of ancient jade, the exhibition also includes a selection of pieces from... [Lire la suite]