28 mai 2020

A limestone figure of a lion, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 5039. A limestone figure of a lion, Tang Dynasty (618-907); 12.2 cm, 4 3/4  in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 HKD. Sold for 187,500 HKD (22,185 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. carved seated on its haunches on a rectangular plinth, his head facing forward with large piercing eyes and wide open jaws baring fangs, framed by a finely combed mane extending from the edge of the jawline and cascading in thick curls down the back of head and shoulders, the powerful beast further rendered... [Lire la suite]
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10 février 2020

A Massive Carved Grey Stone Lion, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 3604. A Massive Carved Grey Stone Lion, Tang Dynasty (618-907); 105 cm., 41 3/8  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,960,000  HKD. Photo Sotheby's powerfully modelled, the muscular beast seated on its haunches on a rectangular base with forelegs outstretched, the head with fierce expression, glaring eyes set under ridged brows and jaw open in full roar baring its large tongue and sharp teeth, the stone of mottled grey-buff... [Lire la suite]
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15 juillet 2019

A small gilt-bronze lion, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534)

Lot 7. A small gilt-bronze lion, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534). Height 1 1/4  in., 3.2 cm. Estimate 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold 18,750 USD. © Sotheby's. the ferocious beast portrayed crouching with one paw raised, the mane framing its leonine face, the mouth open in a roar, and the bushy tail curved with some end tufts touching the body to form a loop, Japanese wood box (6). Provenance: Hirano Kotoken, Tokyo, acquired in the 1970s. ... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2019

Lion, Chine, c. 19° siècle ou antérieur

Lot 283. Lion, Chine, c. 19° siècle ou antérieur. Néphrite céladon et rouille. H. 7,5 cm. Estimation: 500 € - 1 000 €. Résultat: 24 700€. Courtesy Cornette de Saint Cyr Provenance: Collection Josette et Théo Schulmann- Acquise, dans les années 1960-1970. Collection Josette et Théo Schulmann chez Cornette de Saint Cyr Paris, 75008 Paris, le 11 Juin 2019 à 14h30. Experts: Art Tribal & Arts d’Asie : Cabinet Daffos-Estournel - Tel. : +33 6 09 22 55 13 –... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2019

A rare gilt-bronze figure of a lion, Tang dynasty (618-906)

Lot 119. A rare gilt-bronze figure of a lion, Tang dynasty  (618-906). Height 3 1/8  in., 8 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot Sold 68,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. stately modeled seated on its haunches, the powerful forelegs firmly planted, the head detailed with fierce protruding rounded eyes, thick brows, agape mouth revealing teeth and sharp fangs, and leaf-shaped ears swept to the back, long mane falling into luxurious spiraling curls, the long... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2018

Exhibition at Asian Civilisations Museum showcases over 140 works from Angkor

Vue idéale d'Angkor Vat "à vol d'oiseau dans la forêt". Louis Delaporte (1868). Mine graphite, aquarelle, gouache et rehauts de gomme arabique sur papier vergé, H 43,5 x 107,5 cm. © Musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet SINGAPORE.- Angkor is widely considered to be among the world's most magnificent architectural masterpieces – its extensive complexes and detailed stone carvings have intrigued innumerable travellers, scientists, historians, and archaeologists since its sensational re-emergence onto the world... [Lire la suite]

21 mars 2018

A large sancai-glazed figure of a lion, Ming dynasty

Lot 450. A large sancai-glazed figure of a lion, Ming dynasty. Width 26 in., 66 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 27,500 USD. © Sotheby's 2018 the beast modeled crouching low on all fours with its head turned back over the right haunch, the jaws open in a growl, the body covered in a green glaze with a deep brown stripe down the spine, the tufts of fur amber-glazed, the claws and teeth glazed white, raised on a low conforming base with an oval opening to the underside for firing  From the... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2018

Hiroshi Yanagi Oriental Art at Asia Week New York, 15-24 march 2018

Japanese wooden lion and guardian dog, dated 1315. Height: 56 cm and 60 cm. © Hiroshi Yanagi Oriental Art Izumi Sukeyuki, Seated Puppy, Japan, 1838-1918. Boxwood. © Hiroshi Yanagi Oriental Art Japanese wooden sculpture of Fudo Myo-O, 13th century. Height: 40.2 cm. © Hiroshi Yanagi Oriental Art Large Japanese blue and white dish with map of Japan. Edo period, 19th century. © Hiroshi Yanagi Oriental Art Hiroshi Yanagi Oriental Art. Exhibiting... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2018

Lion, Art Kushan du Gandhâra, ca 3°-5° siècle

Lot 52. Lion, Art Kushan du Gandhâra, ca 3°-5° siècle. Schiste. H. 24 x 27 cm. Estimation 2 000 €/3 000 €. Photo: Cornette de Saint Cyr 2018. Bel élément de décor architectural sculpté en forme de lion. Cet objet était initialement associé au stupa n° 51, mais ne faisait pas partie de cet ensemble.   Provenance : - Succession de Mr et Mme X (Belgique), - Acquis d’un amateur Français le 10 mai 1971. Arts d'Asie - Art Tribal - Documentation chez Cornette de Saint Cyr Paris, 75008... [Lire la suite]
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13 novembre 2017

Sotheby's announces highlights from the November Sale of Ancient Sculpture and Works of Art

Lot 72. A Marble Sigma-shaped Table with Relief Border depicting Birth of Aphrodite & Marine Thiasos, Eastern Mediterranean, late Romanearly Byzantine, Theodosian Period, circa 390-430 A.D. 126 by 122.5 cm. Estimate £400-600,000. Courtesy Sotheby’s. LONDON.- Covering an unprecedented spectrum of objects from Classical Greece and Rome to Ancient Egypt and the Near East, Sotheby’s November sale of Ancient Sculpture and Works of Art brings to life past civilisations. With estimates ranging from £800 to... [Lire la suite]