18 avril 2014

Imperial Chinese 'immortals' screen for sale at Bonhams in London

An Imperial very rare famille rose and huanghuali twelve-leaf screen, Jiaqing. Estimate £800,000 - 1.2 million (€970,000 - 1.5 million). Photo Bonhams LONDON - An extraordinary Imperial Chinese twelve-leaf screen comprising 64 magnificent porcelain panels depicting tales from Chinese mythology which may have graced an Imperial throne room, will be sold at Bonhams Fine Chinese Art sale in London on May 15. It is estimated to sell for £800,000 to £1.2m. The immortals are characters from Chinese mythology who symbolize... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2014

iGavel Auctions announces an important sale of Asian, ancient & ethnographic works of art

NEW YORK, NY.- Lark Mason, founder and president of Lark Mason Associates, has announced that more than 300 lots of important Asian art will soon be up for bidding on iGavel Auctions in a sale that goes live on April 15th and closes on April 30th. The outstanding works of art represent the breathtaking scope of Asian periods and disciplines, from the Sui dynasty through the 20th century.  Says Mr. Mason, “Following on the heels of the Asia Week sales, we look forward to presenting a fine selection of Imperial paintings,... [Lire la suite]

31 mars 2014

An outstanding Imperial 'Qiangjin' and 'Tianqi' lacquer 'Dragon' table, Ming dynasty, Wanli period

An outstanding Imperial 'Qiangjin' and 'Tianqi' lacquer 'Dragon' table, Ming dynasty, Wanli period. Photo:Sotheby's the mitered rectangular top resting on a scrolling apron and secured by two transverse stretchers on the underside, supported on slightly flared 'sword' legs terminating in metal-capped hoof feet and joined by two parallel stretchers, superbly incised and coloured in varying shades of red, green and burnt umber transmuting to black, all picked out with traces of gold filling within the incisions,... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2014

A rare Imperial embroidered 'Five Symbol' gauze dragon robe , Qing Dynasty, 19th century

A rare Imperial embroidered 'Five Symbol' gauze dragon robe , Qing Dynasty, 19th century. Photo Sotheby's finely worked in counted stitch and couched gold-wrapped threads with nine five-clawed dragons, the faces and claws of the front-facing dragons incorporating silver-wrapped threads, the symbols for the sun and moon placed on the shoulders, the constellation of Ursa Major split into two groups on the back, the ax-head and fu-symbol flanking the main dragon on the front, all surrounded by clouds and auspicious emblems,... [Lire la suite]
27 novembre 2013

Asian Art Studio at Asia Week in New York. A Celebration of Asian Art. MARCH 14–22, 2014

  A bronze belt hook with coral bordered by malachite, carved with two dragons above waves, in scrolling clouds in pursuit of the flaming pearl. Imperial. 18th Century. Length: 5.37 inches (13.5 cm). Photo courtesy Asian Art Studio.     A white jade reclining buffalo. 18th Century. Length: 2.75 inches (7 cm). Photo courtesy Asian Art Studio   A white jade snuff bottle, of double gourd form, carved with a monkey clambering up the bottle. 18th Century. Height: 2.5 inches (6.3 cm). Photo... [Lire la suite]
20 octobre 2013

A very rare imperial pair of copper-red glazed porcelain wine cups with a flower branch in polychrome enamels, Yongzheng

A very rare imperial pair of copper-red glazed porcelain wine cups with a flower branch in polychrome enamels, China, underglaze blue six-character mark Yongzheng and of the period. The steep sides slightly flared towards the rim resting on a short foot. D. 6 cm. Estimate 20000/30000 € Provenienz: Aus einer alten deutschen Privatsammlung, bei Neumeister in München 1978 erworben Ein ähnlicher Weinbecher mit kupferroter Glasur aus der Yongzheng-Periode ohne Email-Malerei aus der Sammlung Grandidier befindet... [Lire la suite]


28 août 2013

An Imperial inscribed silver dish, dated Xuande, seventh year, corresponding to 1432

An Imperial inscribed silver dish, dated Xuande, seventh year, corresponding to 1432. Photo Sotheby's of square outline with cusped corners, the gently flared sides rising to a wide flange worked with a band of key fret, the center of the dish inscribed with an Imperial poem, the cue to the line breaks in the poem, the date and a dedication to eunuch Wang Gui, the underside of the flange inscribed with a horizontal mark readingXuande nian Zhai gong yu qian zhuo fang zhi, with a box with inscriptions and seals of... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2013

Famille Rose enameled porcelain bowl, Qianlong private hallmark (Caixiutang Zhi) and of the Period

Important Imperial Chinese, 18th Century Famille Rose enameled porcelain bowl, Qianlong private hallmark (Caixiutang Zhi) and of the Period. © 2013  I.M Chait. the exterior magnificently detailed with six large floral blossoms amid leafy tendrils, all reserved on a bright yellow ground; with five coral red bats to the interior; D: 6 3/8"- Estimate $30,000-40,000 I.M Chait. IMPORTANT CHINESE CERAMICS & ASIAN WORKS OF ART  -  March 17 2013 - Telephone... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2012

Two Important And Rare Imperial Chinese Cloisonne Buddhist Altar Pieces. Qianlong Period (1736-1795)

Two Important And Rare Imperial Chinese Cloisonne Buddhist Altar Pieces. Qianlong Period (1736-1795). Photo Sotheby's of champlevé- and cloisonné-enamel gilt-bronze, comprising two of the Seven Emblems of Imperial Power, Qizhengbao, one of a minister seated with his right hand in abhayamudra and left hand holding an alms bowl, the other figure of a general, kneeling with right leg raised, right arm raising scroll and left hand in abhayamudra, both set upon a base of swirling clouds, a large lotus flower... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2012

An Important Imperial Chinese Gilt-Bronze Lion Clock Stand. Qianlong Period (1736-1795)

An Important Imperial Chinese Gilt-Bronze Lion Clock Stand. Qianlong Period (1736-1795). Photo Sotheby's cast striding upon an oval pedestal encircled with lobed lotus lappets and inlaid in turquoise, coral, lapis and other hardstones, its large head turned to its left and framed by a curling mane, the back draped with a finely chased saddle blanket and shaped mount supporting a large octagonal clock-frame, cast around the border with the Eight Daoist Trigrams in a compressed band, all on a wooden stand.... [Lire la suite]


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