28 octobre 2017

A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a lady, Tang dynasty, 8th century

Lot 106. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a lady, Tang dynasty, 8th century. 8 3/4in (22.2cm) high. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€4,300 - 6,000). Sold for US$ 9,375 (€8,055). Photo: Bonhams. Modeled in a dance pose, grasping her long skirt in her right hand, her long-sleeved left arm raised over her head, the hair in an elaborate coiffure above the full, round face, wood stand. Provenance: Priestley and Ferraro, London, 28 March 2003. Bonhams. ASIAN WORKS OF ART. 30 Oct 2017,... [Lire la suite]

27 octobre 2017

Vanderven Oriental Art at TEFAF New York Fall 2017

Perfume fountain, China, Kangxi Period, 1662-1722 (Porcelain), France, late 18th century (Gilt-bronze), Japan, 18th century (Japanese lacquer), France, 18th century (Flowers). Porcelain, gilt-bronze, Japanese lacquer and flowers, 34 x 32 x 26 cm ( 13.4 x 12.6 x 10.2 in.) © Vanderven Oriental Art This ornamental object comprises of various elements. The largest piece, is a turquoise glazed biscuit porcelain tripod potpourri, in the shape of a lotus pod. It has leaves around the outside ending... [Lire la suite]
27 octobre 2017

Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art at TEFAF New York Fall 2017

A figure of an equestrian drummer, China, Tang Dynasty, 8th century. Amber-glazed. Height 38 cm (15 in.) © Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art Modelled seated on a horse, the musician sitting upright with his hands raised, wearing a round-neck robe, trousers, boots and a long cloth cap. The horse is standing foursquare on a rectangular slab, and moulded with harness, saddle and a drum on its left neck. The fi gure glazed overall with an amber glaze graduating to pale beige on the extremities. The head,... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2017

An important and rare carved limestone head of Buddha, Tang Dynasty, 7th-8th Century, Longmen Caves

Lot 95. An important and rare carved limestone head of Buddha, Tang Dynasty, 7th-8th Century, Longmen Caves. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 USD. Lot sold 102,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. carved from a grey limestone in full rounded volumes, the oval face with slender almond shaped eyes with heavy eyelids below tapered arching eyebrows issuing from the broad nose, with a small bud mouth of full lips with lightly incised trim above a broad double chin with a thick round neck, all below the hair and... [Lire la suite]
25 octobre 2017

The Michael Michaels Collection of Early Chinese Art at Christie's London, 7 november 2017

  Lot 160. A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Late Shang dynasty (1600-1100 BC). 13 in (33 cm) high. Estimate 80,000 - GBP 120,000 (USD 105,600 - USD 158,400). Price realised GBP 248,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. Michael Michaels (Born: Magdeburg, Germany 1907 - Died: London, England 1986) In 1933, when the Nazis came to power in Germany, Michael Michaels fled to Britain as a penniless refugee. His first job was working in a raincoat factory owned by the Hammerson... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2017

A selection of cosmetic boxes from the Dexinshuwu Collection at Christie's Hong Kong

Lot 32. A celadon lotus-form box and cover, Six Dynasties (220-560), 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000 (USD 38,584 - USD 64,307). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  Provenance: Acquired in Taipei in 1988 Property of the Dexinshuwu Collection. Lot 33. A small blue-glazed reserve-decorated circular box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907), 2 1/2 in. (6.3 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000 (USD 38,584 -... [Lire la suite]

05 septembre 2017

A rare splash-glazed applique-decorated ewer, Tang dynasty, 7th-8th century

Lot 1118. A rare splash-glazed applique-decorated ewer, Tang dynasty, 7th-8th century, 8 ¾ in. (21.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The ovoid body is covered with a dark brown glaze decorated with splashes of pale bluish cream color that highlight the three arrangements of floret appliques on the shoulder and the handle that rises to the pinched mouth rim. Provenance: IIn Hong Kong prior to 1996.Sotheby's New York, 22... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2017

Chinese Silver Gilt Lidded Tripod Vessel, Tang Dynasty, Late-7th-8th century C.E.

Chinese Silver Gilt Lidded Tripod Vessel, Tang Dynasty, Late-7th-8th century C.E. Silver gilt, H. 5.2 cm. © Miho Museum Bronze tripod vessels were originally used for rituals during the Shang ( 1500-1028 B.C.) and early Western Zhou (1027-771 B.C.) dynasties. By the Spring and Autumn period (771-476) such vessels, at times featuring lids, had become more utilitarian. During the Warring States period (475-221 B.C.), some tripods began to feature purely decorative patterns, and by the Han dynasty (206 B.C.-A.D. 220), tripod... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2017

History of Gold: Masterpieces from Shaanxi at the Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

HONG KONG - Among all kinds of ancient Chinese craftsmanship, goldworking techniques are less well-known. The research project "Ancient Chinese Gold Techniques" is a collaborative effort of Art Museum of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shaanxi Institute for Preservation of Cultural Heritage, the Conservation Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of Hong Kong, and the Master Studio of Chow Tai Fook, for the first time to use interdisciplinary research methods to reconstruct several major ancient... [Lire la suite]
13 août 2017

Three-color glazed vase with dragon handles and applied medallions, Tang Dynasty, 8th century

Three-color glazed vase with dragon handles and applied medallions, Tang Dynasty, 8th century. H. 47.4, mouth D. 11.4, bottom D. 10.0. Important Cultural Property. Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke, TG647 © 2004-2017 Tokyo National Museum