05 octobre 2020

A rare and large engraved silver ladle, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 32. A rare and large engraved silver ladle, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 26.8 cm, 10 ½ in. Estimate: 400,000 - 600,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep petal-lobed bowl delicately chased and engraved with three small birds amongst flowering scrolling foliage on a ring-punched ground, the elegantly curved long handle similarly decorated with a sinuous foliate meander and terminating in a bird's head. Provenance: Gisèle Croës, Brussels, 20th November 1997. Note: A closely related ladle was... [Lire la suite]
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12 juillet 2020

A white jade and gilt-bronze ladle, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 2846. A white jade and gilt-bronze ladle, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 9 in. (22.8 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The ladle is carved at one end with a shallow oblong bowl, mounted with a gently tapering gilt-bronze handle cast with stylised ruyi to both ends. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 9 July 2020
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18 août 2019

Tang Dynasty Masterpieces of Early Chinese Gold and Silver from Dr. Johan Carl Kempe at Christie's NY, 12 September 2019

Lot 527. A pair of parcel-gilt silver hairpins, Tang dynasty (618-907). Each 13 1/8 in. (33.2 cm.) long, total weight 42.8 g. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The openwork head of each hammered silver, double-pronged hairpin has a fine openwork design of a lion facing a small bird perched on top of a large feathered plume surrounded by scrolling tendrils, leather box. Provenance: Dr. Johan Carl Kempe (1884-1967) Collection, Sweden, before 1954.Sotheby's... [Lire la suite]
31 juillet 2017

A very fine small silver ladle, Tang dynasty, late 7th-early 8th century

Lot 62. A very fine small silver ladle, Tang dynasty, late 7th-early 8th century, 26cm., 10 1/4 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 96,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the deep petal-lobed bowl delicately chased and engraved with small birds amongst flowering scrolling foliage on a regularl ring-matted ground, the generously gauged and elegantly curved bird-headed handle similarly decorated on the front with a sinuous foliate meander. Weight: 67.5g. Exhibited: Chinese Gold and Silver in the Carl... [Lire la suite]
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07 juillet 2017

The Ringling Presents Eternal Offerings: Chinese Ritual Bronzes from the Minneapolis Institute of Art

Celestial horse, Han dynasty, 1st-2nd century CE. Bronze, 44 7/8 x 34 1/2 x 14 1/2 in. (113.98 x 87.63 x 36.83 cm). Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton, 2002.45. Photo: Minneapolis Institute of Art. © Ringling Museum Sarasota, FL. - Demonstrating a continuing interest and commitment to the study of Asian Art, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art presentsEternal Offerings, which showcases nearly 100 Chinese bronze objects from the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia). Mia’s Asian art collection... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2016

A rare pale green jade and gilt-bronze ladle, Warring States Period-Han Dynasty

Lot 41. A rare pale green jade and gilt-bronze ladle, Warring States Period-Han Dynasty; 20.4cm (8in) long. Estimate HK$ 400,000 - 600,000 (€46,000 - 69,000). Sold for HK$ 1,000,000 (€ 118,829). Photo: Bonhams. The peach-shaped jade cup incised on the exterior with a ground of interlinked scrolls, encased within the base of the gilt-bronze ladle formed by scrolls around a ring, the long and very slightly curved handle decorated on one side with a pair of raised straight ridges, terminating at the top end with... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2014

Mysteries of Saudi Arabia revealed in traveling exhibition on view at Nelson Atkins

Tombstone of ‘Abbas, Son of ‘Abdallah, Son of Muhammad, Son of Nasih, al-Ma’la Cemetery, Mecca, Saudi Arabia, 9th century C.E. Basalt, H x W x D: 24 x 13 ¾ x 4 ¼ inches. National Museum, Riyadh, 451.  KANSAS CITY - Recent excavations in Saudi Arabia have uncovered amazing artworks and sites that have redefined our knowledge and understanding of the pre-modern world. Vast networks of trade routes allowed for the exchange of precious commodities such as frankincense and myrrh to the Mesopotamian and Greco-Roman world, and... [Lire la suite]