03 mars 2018

Ralph M. Chait Galleries at Asia Week New York, 15-24 march 2018

Imperial Chinese Rouge de Fer Glazed Porcelain Birthday Dish. China, Kangxi period, ca. early 18th century. Porcelain. Diameter: 6 ¾ inches (17 cms) © Ralph M. Chait Galleries Decorated in the center with four characters reading: Hong Fu Qi Tian:  “Happiness as Vast as Heaven”; surrounded with finely incised decoration of two Imperial Five Clawed dragons amidst cloud and flame scrolls.  The rim, with bats in rouge de fer to convey good fortune. Apocryphal six character Chenghua Ming mark.... [Lire la suite]

09 janvier 2018

An archaic bronze horse, Han dynasty

Lot 49. An archaic bronze horse, Han dynasty; 8.2cm., 3 1/4 in., together with an archaic bronze ‘bird’ belthook, Han dynasty, and an Ordos bronze plaque. Estimate 1,500 — 2,000 GBP. Lot sold 10,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. cast standing with one foreleg extended forward, detailed with geometric patterns, wood stand, Japanese wood box; together with an archaic bronze ‘bird’ belthook, Han dynasty, wood stand and an Ordos bronze plaque, Japanese wood boxes. Quantité: 8 ... [Lire la suite]
27 novembre 2017

A bronze 'dragon and tiger' mirror, Han dynasty (206 B.C.E.-220 C.E.)

Lot 337. A bronze 'dragon and tiger' mirror, Han dynasty (206 B.C.E.-220 C.E.). Estimate 20,000-30,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the central boss surrounded by two dragons and tigers divided by four further bosses, all divided by narrow bands of diagonal lines14.3 cm, 5 5/8  in. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family. Sotheby's. Chinese Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family Collection, Hong Kong, 30 nov. 2017, 02:00 PM
25 octobre 2017

The Michael Michaels Collection of Early Chinese Art at Christie's London, 7 november 2017

  Lot 160. A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Late Shang dynasty (1600-1100 BC). 13 in (33 cm) high. Estimate 80,000 - GBP 120,000 (USD 105,600 - USD 158,400). Price realised GBP 248,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. Michael Michaels (Born: Magdeburg, Germany 1907 - Died: London, England 1986) In 1933, when the Nazis came to power in Germany, Michael Michaels fled to Britain as a penniless refugee. His first job was working in a raincoat factory owned by the Hammerson... [Lire la suite]
06 août 2017

Coiled dragon, China, Warring States Period (approx. 480-221 BCE), Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE)

Coiled dragon, China, Warring States Period (approx. 480-221 BCE), Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE). Jade. L. 2 1/2 in x W. 2 1/16 in, L. 5.2 cm x W. 6.4 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60J773 © 2017 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture.
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22 juin 2017

A very rare jade 'crouching tiger' seal, Han Dynasty

Lot 52. A very rare jade 'crouching tiger' seal, Han Dynasty, 2.4cm (1in) square. Estimate HK$150,000 - 200,000 (US$19,000 - 26,000). Sold for HK$ 1,062,500 (€121,948). Photo: Bonhams. The square seal platform surmounted by a ferocious crouching tiger superbly and vividly carved with a writhing body showing a fierce expression with bulging eyes and open mouth, the underside uncarved, the smoothly-polished stone of calcified white tone.  Provenance: Acquired from the distinguished Hong Kong... [Lire la suite]

22 juin 2017

A jade ring ornament, Han Dynasty

Lot 50. A jade ring ornament, Han Dynasty, 4.1cm (1 1/2in) long. Estimate HK$25,000 - 30,000 (US$3,200 - 3,900). Sold for HK$ 812,500 (€93,254). Photo: Bonhams. The circular ornament gracefully carved with the phoenix head and tail emerging from the edge, the head turned backward with its pointed beak biting on its incised feathers, the attractive translucent stone of even white tone highlighted with a faint russet inclusion at the beak.   Provenance: Acquired from the distinguished Hong Kong art... [Lire la suite]
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21 juin 2017

A rare and large yellow jade disc, bi, Han Dynasty

Lot 51. A rare and large yellow jade disc, bi, Han Dynasty; 3/4in) diam. Estimate HK$25,000 - 30,000 (US$3,200 - 3,900). Sold for HK$ 1,980,000 (€227,546). Photo: Bonhams The circular disc superbly carved and finely incised on both sides with a border of four stylised taotie masks with curling horns and interlocking bodies, encircling an inner border of evenly spaced raised bosses, divided by a narrow rope-twist band, the stone of a yellow tone predominantly suffused with attractive honey russet... [Lire la suite]
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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]
20 avril 2017

Lark Mason Associates achieves over $1.65 million for Asian works of art

Large Chinese Huanghuali Recessed Leg Table, 17th-18th Century. Estimate $150000-250000. Lot sold $ 876,248.75. Photo: Lark Mason Associates. NEW BRAUNFELS, TX.- Lark Mason Associates’ online auction of Asian Works of Art concluded on April 18th with an impressive result totaling over $1,650,000 for 66 lots selling out of 84 offered. The sale was previewed in their New Braunfels, Texas and New York City showrooms during Asia Week New York and was open for bidding in March and April on the... [Lire la suite]
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