21 juin 2017

A rare white and russet jade 'mythical figure' pendant, Tang Dynasty

Lot 55. A rare white and russet jade 'mythical figure' pendant, Tang Dynasty, 4cm (1 1/2in) high. Estimate HK$150,000 - 200,000 (US$19,000 - 26,000). Sold for HK$ 3,540,000 (€406,826). Photo: Bonhams Superbly and deftly carved as an animated mythical figure, the face vividly rendered with a ferocious expression, menacing teeth and muddled hair, kneeling on its left leg with the left hand holding the other knee while the right hand grasps its curling tail, lavishly dressed with a waisted belt, the... [Lire la suite]

21 juin 2017

A 'Changsha' celadon-glazed ewer, Tang dynasty

Lot 426. A 'Changsha' celadon-glazed ewer, Tang dynasty, 18.1 cm, 7 1/8  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 HKD. Lot sold 52,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.    of ovoid form with a short polygonal spout and a loop handle, divided by a pair of lugs in between, applied on the body with four relief-moulded figural and floral appliques. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017
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21 juin 2017

A small sancai-glazed waterpot, Tang dynasty

Lot 423. A small sancai-glazed waterpot, Tang dynasty, 6.7 cm, 2 5/8  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 81,250 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.    of compressed globular form with an incurved mouth, covered with a blue glaze accentuated with amber splashes, the glaze falling short of the base to reveal the grey body. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017
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28 mars 2017

A Magnificent And Extremely Rare Dry-Lacquer Head Of Avalokitesvara, Tang Dynasty

Lot 3015. A Magnificent And Extremely Rare Dry-Lacquer Head Of Avalokitesvara, Tang Dynasty, 43.3 cm / Overall (including wood stand) 67.8 cm. Est. HK$18 million – 25 million / US$2.3 million – 3.2 million. Photo: Sotheby's. superbly and sensitively modelled as the sensuous full face of a the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara portrayed with slender bow-shaped eyes and hooded eyelids casting a meditative and powerful aura with the downcast omniscient black glass pupils, all below arched... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2017

Asia Society Museum opens 'Secrets of the Sea: A Tang Shipwreck and Early Trade in Asia'

Long-necked ewer. China, probably Henan Province. Gongxian kilns. Tang dynasty, ca. 825–50. Glazed stoneware with copper-green splashes over white slip. H. 40 1/2 x W. 9 x D. 10 1/4 in. (102 x 23 x 26 cm). Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore, 2005.1.00900 1/2 to 2/2. Photography by Asian Civilisations Museum, Tang Shipwreck Collection NEW YORK, NY.- Asia Society Museum in New York presents a selection of 76 artifacts from a thousand-year-old shipwreck discovered in 1998 in Southeast Asian waters. On view for the first... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2017

Ben Janssens Oriental Art Ltd at TEFAF Maastricht 2017, Stand 202

Ritual wine vessel hu, China, early Warring States period, 5th century BC. Bronze. Height 36.8 cm © Ben Janssens Oriental Art Ltd Pottery figure of a foreign groom with a pointed hat, China, Tang dynasty, 7th-8th century. Height 65 cm © Ben Janssens Oriental Art Ltd Four pottery equestrians, China, Tang dynasty, 8th century. Heights 35.5 to 37.5 cm. Lengths 30 to 35 cm © Ben Janssens Oriental Art Ltd     Black and red lacquer circular box with camellia... [Lire la suite]

11 mars 2017

Gisèle Croës s.a. Arts d'Extrême Orient at TEFAF Maastricht 2017. Stand 822

Archaic vessel, Gu, Shang dynasty, 1600-­-1050 BC, Anyang culture, 1300-­1050 BC, 12th-11th century BC. Bronze with green patina, malachite encrustation. Height 31 cm. Pictogram inside the foot, X-ray © Gisèle Croës s.a. Arts d'Extrême Orient. Archaic vessel, Bianhu, Han Dynasty, 206 BC - AD 220. Bronze with green and blue patina, malachite and azurite encrustation. Height 36 cm © Gisèle Croës s.a. Arts d'Extrême Orient. Wrestling earthenware figures, Tang dynasty, 618-907. Beige earthenware, black and orange pigments. Height... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2017

Vanderven Oriental Art at TEFAF Maastrich

Monumental seated Buddha, China, late Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th century. Gilded and painted stucco on a wooden base, 180 x 81 x 70 cm. Weight circa 350 kg © Vanderven Oriental Art. This Buddha is seated in the 'padmasana' lotus position with his hands in 'dhyana' mudra the gesture of absolute balance. The figure emits a sense of vastness and serenity in meditation. Simply dressed in a long, low slung robe which covers his legs, exposing his chest and tied at the waist. His shoulders are covered by a long cloak, which also... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2017

A painted pottery figure of a prancing horse, Tang dynasty, 7th-8th century

Lot 599. A painted pottery figure of a prancing horse, Tang dynasty, 7th-8th century. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the deep lobed bowl rising from three tall cylindrical legs to an everted rim, set to the top with a pair of upright loop handles, finely cast well-modeled in spirited pose with a briskly raised right foreleg and head uplifted, mouth agape, flaring nostrils and bulging eyes, the animal's features finely detailed with forelock swept back towards... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2017

Large Lushan Type Phosphatic Glazed Ewer, Tang Dynasty, 618 – 907 A.D.

Large Lushan Type Phosphatic Glazed Ewer, Tang Dynasty, 618 – 907 A.D. © Zetterquist Galleries Height: 35cm A large ewer of Lushan type with high-shouldered body sitting on a widely flared foot-rim. It’s long tapered neck ends in a trefoil-shaped mouth rim, reminiscent of Hellenistic wares passed through Persian and Sasanian metal work forms. A thick, double-strap handle attaches at the shoulder to just under the mouth-rim. The entire piece is covered with a thickly applied grayish white phosphatic glaze, that thins at... [Lire la suite]