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]

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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