23 mars 2015

A gilt-bronze circular plain mirror, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

A gilt-bronze circular plain mirror, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Price Realized $22,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The plain knob encircled by plain inner and outer fields separated by a wedge-shaped ridge, all within an inward-canted border; 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) diameter, box; 427 g Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1988 Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH PART IV - CHINESE WORKS OF ART:... [Lire la suite]
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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]
07 avril 2014

A gilt-bronze Avalokitesvara seated on a lotus base, Qing Dynasty, Shunzhi Period, dated in accordance with 1660

A gilt-bronze Avalokitesvara seated on a lotus base, Qing Dynasty, Shunzhi Period, dated in accordance with 1660. Photo Sotheby's. deftly cast and portrayed seated in vajraparyankasana, the serene face with a downcast gaze and a compassionate smile, flanked by long pendulous earlobes suspending elaborately decorated earrings, the hair neatly drawn up and crowned with a diadem securing a miniature effigy of Amitabha, covered by a cowl, with long tresses of knotted hair falling to the shoulders, wearing a shawl and dhoti... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2014

An extremely rare and important massive gilt-bronze figure of bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, Song Dynasty

An extremely rare and important massive gilt-bronze figure of bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, Song Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's. well-cast and portrayed seated in vajraparyankasana, the right hand lowered in varada mudra, while the left held in abhaya mudra, each hand marked with a half-shuttered eye, the serene face bearing a compassionate expression with eyes in a downward gaze, the forehead marked with a third eye, his slightly pursed lips framed by a scrolling mustache and beard, the hair neatly drawn up in an intricate... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2014

A gilt-bronze figure of luohan Kasyapa, Liao Dynasty, 11th-12th century

A gilt-bronze figure of luohan Kasyapa, Liao Dynasty, 11th-12th century. Photo Sotheby's. the richly gilded figure well-cast with a bald head and distinctive facial features, modelled with almond-shaped eyes above high cheekbones and a large prominent nose above thick pursed lips, the forehead with an urna, all framed by a pair of long pendulous earlobes, seated in vajraparyankasana with his hands held together in his lap in dhyanamudra, dressed in a voluminous robe draping elegantly over his shoulders and falling in loose... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2014

A magnificent gilt-bronze standing figure of Udayana Buddha, Mark and period of Yongle

A magnificent gilt-bronze standing figure of Udayana Buddha, Mark and period of Yongle. Photo:Sotheby's standing with hands in abhaya and varada mudra, gestures of reassurance and bestowal of charity, his serene face with crisply portrayed features highlighted in gold, red and black pigment, his head with pronounced usnisa and covered with tightly curled whorls with traces of blue pigment, wearing a full length flowing robe draped elegantly from the shoulders and falling in long undulous folds with a concentric... [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]
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]
22 novembre 2013

A very fine embellished gilt-bronze, jadeite and glass oblong octagonal cage-mounted snuff box and cover, Qianlong, circa 1750

A very fine embellished gilt-bronze, jadeite and glass oblong octagonal cage-mounted snuff box and cover, Qianlong, circa 1750. Photo courtesy Bonhams. The exquisitely extravagant box set with a dark green jadeite plaque on all eight sideswithin gilt frames, the panel on top made of semi-translucent emerald green glass, the cover inset with seed pearls and angled pink embellishments at the borders simulating flower petals, the sides decorated with alternating pink and white embellishments, the base and interior gilt and with a... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2013

An important small gilt-bronze seated figure of Buddha, Korea, Unified Silla period, 8th century

An important small gilt-bronze seated figure of Buddha, Korea, Unified Silla period, 8th century. Height: 4 in. (10 cm).  Photo: Sotheby's. PROVENANCE: Acquired in the 1980s from a San Francisco collection formed in the 1960s NOTE: Buddhism traveled from China to the Korean peninsula during the 4th century.  At that time the peninsula was divided into three kingdoms - Goguryeo in the north, Baekje in the southwest, and Silla in the southeast. It took over one hundred more years before... [Lire la suite]


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