24 août 2015

An Imperial Chinese gilt bronze ritual bell, bianzhong, Ming dynasty

An Imperial Chinese gilt bronze ritual bell, bianzhong, Ming dynasty. Estimate $200,000-300,000. © 2015 Freeman's. H: 11 in., 28cm; Weight: 26 lbs 12 oz., 12.13 kg  PROVENANCE: Property of a Virginia gentleman Purchased at a Virginia auction, 1980s; previously from the estate of a retired U.S. military officer.   Note: Bianzhong were assembled in graduated sets of sixteen. They are commonly used in ritual ceremonies and are suspended in two tiers of eight over tall and elaborate... [Lire la suite]

24 août 2015

An Imperial Chinese gilt bronze ritual bell, bianzhong, Ming dynasty

An Imperial Chinese gilt bronze ritual bell, bianzhong, Ming dynasty. Estimate $200,000-300,000. © 2015 Freeman's. H: 11 in., 28cm; Weight: 39 lbs 4 oz., 17.8 kg   PROVENANCE: Property of a Virginia gentleman Purchased at a Virginia auction, 1980s; previously from the estate of a retired U.S. military officer.  Note: Bianzhong were assembled in graduated sets of sixteen. They are commonly used in ritual ceremonies and are suspended in two tiers of eight over tall and elaborate wooden... [Lire la suite]
05 juin 2014

A very rare Imperial large lacquer-lined bamboo-weave three-tiered double-gourd box, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A very rare Imperial large lacquer-lined bamboo-weave three-tiered double-gourd box, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The box is composed of three parts, all lined with lacquer and covered in woven bamboo. The bottom part comprises a rectangular box and cover, decorated on four sides with woven-bamboo cartouches. The top of the cover is lacquered brown, incised with four ferocious dragons filled with gilt and red pigment surrounding a circular receptacle containing a compressed circular box which... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2014

A rare Imperial coral-ground gilt-decorated double-gourd vase, Jiaqing seal mark and of the period

A rare Imperial coral-ground gilt-decorated double-gourd vase, Jiaqing seal mark and of the period. Photo Bonhams. The upper and lower sections of the vase with an even bright iron-red ground finely gilt on the lower section with four fully-blossoming lotus flowers alternating with four smaller lotus flower each beneath a bat suspending a Buddhist wan emblem, all amid foliate scrolls and beneath a band of bats alternating with ruyi head around the waist, the upper section similarly decorated with lotus flowers amid foliate... [Lire la suite]
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]