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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08 avril 2017

The MET presents 'Age of Empires: Chinese Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties (221 B.C.–A.D. 220)'

Kneeling Archer (detail), Qin dynasty (221–206 B.C.). Earthenware, H. 491⁄16 in. (122 cm). Excavated in 1977, pit no. 2, mausoleum complex of Qin Shihuangdi (d. 210 B.C.), Lintong, Shaanxi Province. Photo: Courtesy Qin Shihuangdi Mausoleum Site Museum, Lintong  “When you see your face reflected here, this mirror will dispel all harms and woes. May the Central Kingdom [China] be peaceful and secure, and prosper for generations and generations to come, by following the great law that governs all.”—excerpt... [Lire la suite]
11 mars 2017

Gisèle Croës s.a. Arts d'Extrême Orient at TEFAF Maastricht 2017. Stand 822

Archaic vessel, Gu, Shang dynasty, 1600-­-1050 BC, Anyang culture, 1300-­1050 BC, 12th-11th century BC. Bronze with green patina, malachite encrustation. Height 31 cm. Pictogram inside the foot, X-ray © Gisèle Croës s.a. Arts d'Extrême Orient. Archaic vessel, Bianhu, Han Dynasty, 206 BC - AD 220. Bronze with green and blue patina, malachite and azurite encrustation. Height 36 cm © Gisèle Croës s.a. Arts d'Extrême Orient. Wrestling earthenware figures, Tang dynasty, 618-907. Beige earthenware, black and orange pigments. Height... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2016

A rare carved wood figure of a horse, Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 1444. A rare carved wood figure of a horse, Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Price Realised  USD 6,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2011. Portrayed standing with head facing forward, the body carved from a single section with separately attached legs, tail and neck, the narrow head carved with sensitive eyes, pricked ears and mouth open in a whinny; 9½ in. (24.1 cm.) long  Provenance: Sotheby's, New York, 6 December 1989, lot 66.  Note: A similar, although much larger (86.4 cm.), Han dynasty... [Lire la suite]
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02 octobre 2016

Three bronze circular mirrors, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 1136. Three bronze circular mirrors, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Price Realised USD 9,375. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The knob of one is surrounded by two stylized double-headed dragons separated by two inscriptions within an outer scallop border. The largest has a loop in the shape of a crouching animal set within a square border enclosing an inscription, and the main field is cast with four dragons with scrolling foliate bodies separated by four bosses reserved on a patterned ground within an outer... [Lire la suite]

19 septembre 2016

A white and russet jade 'dragon' pendant, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

lot 22. A white and russet jade 'dragon' pendant, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000 (USD 19,420 - USD 25,894). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The pendant is carved and pierced in relief to the upper surface with two coiling dragons highlighted by the dark brown skin, their long bodies and tails curling around the central aperture. 3 1/2 in. (9 cm.) long Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1993 Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
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08 septembre 2016

Three bronze mirrors at Freeman's, Asian Arts, 10 september 2016

Lot 61. A Chinese silvery bronze circular 'lions and grapevine' mirror, Tang dynasty. Estimate $12,000-20,000. Photo Freeman's. sculpted to show four lions clambering amidst grapevine, surrounding the beast formed entral knob, all within ruyi decorated rim, patina encrustation around the sides and to reverse. D: 4 1/4 in., 10.8 cm  Provenance: Property from a Pennsylvania estate Note: For a similarly decorated mirror from the Tang dynasty, see Christie's New York, September 16th 2010, Sale... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2016

Middle Eastern Art & Chinese ceramics lead Skinner's Asian Works of Art Auction

Lot 387. Cinnabar Vase, detail, China, 18th-19th century. Estimate $3,000-5,000. Photo Skinner. BOSTON, MASS.- Skinner, Inc. will present an Asian Works of Art auction of over 700 lots on Friday, September 16, 2016 at 11AM, coinciding with Asia week auctions in New York City. The auction features several important private collections, including early Middle Eastern ceramics and manuscripts, tomb pottery from the Han and Tang periods, and an exceptional collection of early monochrome miniature ceramics from the Tang... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2016

A silvery bronze 'TLV' circular mirror, Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 1222. A silvery bronze 'TLV' circular mirror, Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The central knob is within a square band of twelve nipples alternating with the characters of the Twelve Branches, surrounded by 'TLV' motifs and eight nipples, the Guardians of the Four Directions (Blue Dragon, Red Bird, White Tiger and the Dark Warrior), as well as other animals, birds and pixie, all within decorative borders below further decorative bands on the... [Lire la suite]
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