25 juillet 2021

Golden Splendour – Gold Jewellery from the Collection of Tuyêt Nguyêt and Stephen Markbreiter at Sotheby's HK

Tuyêt Nguyêt (1934-2020) and Stephen Markbreiter (1921-2014) were passionate collectors of Asian Art, over the years amassing a comprehensive collection that includes a diverse range of arts from different cultures. Following the earlier successful sales of gilt-bronze Buddhist metalwork, jade carvings, China trade paintings, and snuff bottles, this online auction presents a remarkable assemblage of antique gold jewellery. Among Tuyêt Nguyêt's many passions was her antique jewellery collection which represents pieces she... [Lire la suite]

04 février 2021


Stele of Vishnu, West India, Rajasthan region, 12th century. Dark grey hard stone. H 79 cm. GRUSENMEYER - WOLINER at BRAFA 2021. Photo credit: Studio Asselberghs-Frédéric Dehaen Provenance: Spanish collection, acquired by the father on 30 September 1969, Oriental Antiquities Ltd, London.  Stele of Padmapani, Indonesia, central Java, 9th century. Andesite. H 28 x W 43 cm. GRUSENMEYER - WOLINER at BRAFA 2021. Provenance: Spink & Son Ltd, London, 21 October 1980. A crocodile... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2020

GALERIE SCHOFFEL DE FABRY, Stand 48a at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Agni maternity figure, Ivory Coast, Lagoon regions, 19th century. Wood and beads. H 40 cm. © Galerie Schoffel de Fabry. Provenance: private American collection, acquired in Saint-Germain-des-Prés in 1969. Kinnara statue, half man half bird, Kalimantan Timur, Borneo Island, Indonesia, 2nd-3rd century AD (dating to C14). Ironwood 'Eusideroxylon zwageri'. H 65 cm. © Galerie Schoffel de Fabry. Monkey mask, Dan people, Guinea, Ivory Coast, 19th century. Wood, teeth and metal. H 22 cm. © Galerie Schoffel de Fabry. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2020

Monumental ceremonial seat, Indonesia, Nias, 18th-19th century

Monumental ceremonial seat, Indonesia, Nias, 18th-19th century. Limestone, 111 x 90 x 155 cm. © Galerie Deletaille. Provenance: Emile Deletaille, 1972; private collection, Belgium; private collection, USA. Literature: Nias Tribal Treasures, Volkenkundig Museum Nusantara, Delft, 1990, p. 195, fig. 11. DELETAILLE GALLERY, Stand 40b at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020
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12 janvier 2019

Galerie Schoffel de Fabry at BRAFA 2019, Stand 48a

Tsangui mask, South Gabon, Punu people, late 19th-early 20th century. Polychrome wood. H 26.5 cm. © Galerie Schoffel de Fabry at BRAFA 2019, Stand 48a. Provenance: Philippe and Hélène Leloup, Paris. Literature: Gabon the order of the sacred, masks and statue of the peoples of Ogooué, Galerie Leloup, fig. 7, 1988; Visions of Africa, National History Museum, Taipei, 2003, p. 220. Janus sculpture of ancestral spirit, Papua New Guinea, coastal area of East Sepik, pre-contact, late 19th... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2018

An Important Stone Head of Buddha, Indonesia, Central Java, 9th Century

Lot 23. An Important Stone Head of Buddha, Indonesia, Central Java, 9th Century; 15 ¾ in. (39.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 509,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. Finely carved with bow-shaped mouth and downcast eyes centered by a raised urna, flanked by pendulous pierced earlobes, the hair in snail-shell curls over the conicalushnisha. Provenance: With Aaron Vecht, Amsterdam, 1932.Private Collection, New York, 1939-1960s.Collection of Robert H.... [Lire la suite]

19 février 2016

Gisèle Croës s.a. at Asia Week New York 2016

Bronze bell, Nao, Late Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1050 BC). Bronze with green and blue patina, malachite and azurite incrustation. Height 57,4 cm (22 10/16 in.) - Width 37 cm (14 1/2 in.) © Gisèle Croës Volcanic Stone Head of Buddha Shakyamuniva. Indonesia, Central Java, 9th-10th century. Height: 15 inches (38 cm). Photo: Studio Roger Asselberghs - Frédéric Dehaen. © Gisèle Croës Bronze Bow-Shaped Fitting. Shang Dynasty (1600-1050 B.C.), 13th-10th century B.C. Length: 14 1/4 inches... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2016

Javanese Jewellery in The Asian Pavilion, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Earring with Animal Head, Indonesia, Java, c. 1300 - c. 1500, gold, h 3cm × w 3cm. Courtesy Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. In Ancient Java, gold ornaments were worn by both men and women and the making of gold jewellery reached a high art, particularly during the 13th and 15th centuries. This selection shows examples from various periods and styles, including hightly detailed figurative pieces from East Java. Some illustrate mythological creatures, such as Garuda, or auspicious symbols for ptotection and good fortune. Hair... [Lire la suite]
31 août 2015

Hongkong Land presents 'Parallel Worlds: Where Art & Archaeology Collide'

Elephas Hysudrindicus / The Blora Elephant (replica). Location: Sunggun Village, Kradenan, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia. Age: estimated to be about 165,000 years old, 165h x 125 x 220 cm.  HONG KONG.- Hongkong Land collaborates with the Bandung Geology Museum of Indonesia to present the major upcoming exhibition Parallel Worlds: Where Art & Archaeology Collide, reconciling the realms of science and the arts. It's staged at The Rotunda, Exchange Square in Central from 1st to 18th September 2015. The exhibition... [Lire la suite]
04 juillet 2015

Susan Ollemans at Masterpiece London 2015

Turban ornament, Northern India, Lucknow, early 19th century. Susan Ollemans at Masterpiece London 2015, stand C17 A carved emerald ring set in white gold with pave diamonds. Mughal carving 17th century setting 19th century. Susan Ollemans at Masterpiece London 2015, stand C17. A ruby and diamond temple necklace, Mysore, 19th Century. Susan Ollemans at Masterpiece London 2015, stand C17 A rare gold ring in the form of Ganga the River God, Indonesia, Java, 12-14th Century. Susan Ollemans... [Lire la suite]