26 août 2017

Roman Bronze Lion with Eyes Inlaid in Silver, 1st century B.C.E.-1st century C.E.

Roman Bronze Lion with Eyes Inlaid in Silver, 1st century B.C.E.-1st century C.E. Bronze and silver, W. 14.2 cm. © Miho Museum This bronze figure has a wildly disheveled mane and its legs arranged in a very life-like manner, creating a powerful, extremely realistic image of a lion. Here the lion is shown crouching low, as it targets its prey, emitting a low growl, walking slowly with head turned slightly to the right. The fangs and eyes created with silver inlay add a bit of low piercing light to his face. The Fuller... [Lire la suite]
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03 août 2017

Northern Song dynasty Yaozhou ceramics in Cleveland Museum of Art

Ewer with a Lion-shaped Spout, 10th-11th century, China, Shaanxi province, Tongshuan, Huangbaozhen, Five Dynasties period (907-960) or Northern Song dynasty (960-1126), green-glazed porcelaneous stoneware with modeled, carved and incised decoration, Yaozhou ware, Overall: h. 18.3 cm (7 3/16 in.). Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund, 1948.220 © The Cleveland Museum of Art. Incense Burner Top in the Shape of a Lion, 1100s, China, Shaanxi province, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127), green-glazed porcelaneous stoneware,... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2017

A rare inscribed 'Xing' figure of a lion, 10th century

Lot 231. A rare inscribed 'Xing' figure of a lion, 10th century, 18cm., 7 1/8 in. Estimate 800 — 1,200 GBP. Lot sold 36,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the beast powerfully modelled crouching on all fours on a rectangular pedestal, the ferocious head turned sharply to the right with bulging eyes and jaw open in full snarl, wearing a saddle cloth and harness hung with pendent bells, covered overall with an ivory-white glaze, the pedesta carved around the sides to simulate rockwork and inscribed by... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2016

A black stone figure of a lion, Tang Dynasty

Lot 16. Property from the Cunliffe Collection. A black stone figure of a lion, Tang Dynasty. Sold for £36,250 (€46,027) inc. premium. Photo: Bonhams. Boldly carved sitting on its hind legs, its forepaws supporting the strong body, the ferocious expression defined by an open mouth with bared fangs and lolling tongue, the mane arranged in curls. 19cm (7 1/2in) high Provenance: Rolf, Lord Cunliffe (1899-1963), Honorary Keeper of the Far Eastern Collections at the Fitzwilliam Museum,... [Lire la suite]
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21 février 2016

Annamese Mandarin Square depicting two lions

Annamese Mandarin Square depicting two lions. Silk. Embroidered. Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 52-23-110B. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology © 2016 Penn Museum
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21 février 2016

Annamese Mandarin Square depicting two lions

Annamese Mandarin Square depicting two lions. Silk. Embroidered. Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 52-23-110A. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology © 2016 Penn Museum Not Chinese, possibly Annamese, otherwise a simple folk embroidery. On (faded) red satin, neither square split; two smaller lions with embroidered ball below; as sorted folk symbols, different combinations on each.
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14 février 2016

A rare sancai-glazed pottery figure of a lion, Tang dynasty (618-907)

A rare sancai-glazed pottery figure of a lion, Tang dynasty (618-907). © Christie's Image 2003  The finely modelled figure shown seated atop a pierced rockwork base as it raises the left rear paw to scratch its face, the amber and green glazes neatly delineating the curly mane and artfully combined in two-color splashes that drain on the clear straw glaze of the body - 8¼in. (21cm.) high, box - Lot 217. Estimate $120,000 - $150,000. Price Realized $147,500  Notes: This figure of a... [Lire la suite]
10 août 2014

Chinese rank badges at Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Imperial Duke's insignia, China, Qianlong (1736 - 1795), Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), 'kesi' [woven silk],  26.0 x 27.3 cm.Gift of Judith and Ken Rutherford 2000, 189.2000. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of NewSouth Wales, Sydney In the Ming and Qing dynasties the aristocracy as well as civil and military officials wore rank-defining badges on the front and back of their robes. The front-facing dragon would have been worn by a Prince of the Blood, who had been granted... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2013

A bronze incense burner in the form of a lion, China, 17th century, Ming Dynasty

A bronze incense burner in the form of a lion, China, 17th century, Ming Dynasty. Dimensions: (Height) 25 x 23 cm (10 x 9 in.).  Photo courtesy GREGG BAKER ASIAN ART ASIAN ART IN LONDON. 31st October -- 9th November 2013. GREGG BAKER ASIAN ART. Gregg Baker. Phone +44 (0)20 7221 3533 - Email info@japanesescreens.com - Website www.japanesescreens.com
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17 septembre 2013

Monumental lions on view at Frieze Masters

Giovanni Battista Foggini (1652-1725) and workshop (attributed to), A pair of monumental marbles on original bases of a Lion and a Horse and a Lion and a Bull. White marble. Lion and Horse: 230 x 141 x 111 cm. Lion and Bull: 233 x 142 x 112 cm. Price:  in the region of £1.2 million. Tomasso Brothers Fine Art, Stand A9.  LONDON- Visitors to the stand of Tomasso Brothers Fine Art at Frieze Masters, Regent’s Park, London, from 17 to 20 October 2013, will be relieved that these ferocious feasting lions are made... [Lire la suite]
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