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]
26 février 2017

Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art at Asia Week, New York, 9-18 march 2017

A Watermelon Tourmaline Conjoined 'Dragon' Vase, 18th century, 5 in. (12.7 cm) high © Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art A rock crystal carving of a ‘foo’ dog, with a ‘zitan’ stand, China, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th century. Length: 11.2 inches (28.5 cm) © Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art A Qingbai 'boys' pillow, China, Song Dynasty © Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art A blue-glazed 'Sancai' dish, China, Tang Dynasty © Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art Littleton... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2017

J. J. Lally & Co. at Asian Week New York, 9-18 march 2017

A Limestone Block-Form Buddhist Stele, Tang Dynasty, 8th Century, 22 x 19 ½ x 10 inches (55.9 x 49.5 x 25.4 cm) © J. J. Lally & Co. A Limestone Head of Bodhisattva, China, from the Gongxian Buddhist caves, Northern Wei dynasty, early 6th century. Height: 10.25 inches (26 cm) © J. J. Lally & Co.  A Gilt Bronze Figure of Avalokitesvara, Sui Dynasty (581-618). Height: 10 inches (25.4 cm) © J. J. Lally & Co.  A Painted Marble Figure of an... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2017

Kaikodo LLC at Asian Week New York, 9-18 march 2017

Ye Shuangshi, Silver Pheasants under Spring Blossoms, China, Ming dynasty (late 15th-early 16th century). Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk. 114 3/4 x 57 in (291 x 144.9 cm) © Kaikodo LLC A Rare Kosometsuke Inkstone, Ming Dynasty, early 17th century, 18 x 13.7 x 4 cm (7 1/8 x 5 3/8 x 1 1/2 in) © Kaikodo LLC White-Ware Stem-Cup, Tang Dynasty, 7th century, 5 x 8.6 cm (2 x 3 3/8 in) © Kaikodo LLC Kaikodo LLC (New York, NY), River of Stars, 9-17 march 2017... [Lire la suite]