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]
22 février 2017

Buddhist Sculptures at Shanxi Provincial Museum

Shakyamuni Buddha, Eastern Wei dynasty (534-550 AD) © Shanxi Provincial Museum Shakyamuni Buddha, Northern Zhou dynasty, 569 AD, Jishan County © Shanxi Provincial Museum Shakyamuni Buddha, Northern Zhou dynasty (557-581 AD), Wanrong County © Shanxi Provincial Museum Although both of these statues were created during the Northern Zhou dynasty, they are markedly different in their overall appearance, carving, physiognomy, robes, and hair. The figure on the first wears a... [Lire la suite]
29 janvier 2017

Mirror (Jing) with Lions and Grapes, China, Tang dynasty, 618-906

Mirror (Jing) with Lions and Grapes, China, Tang dynasty, 618-906. Cast bronze, 5/8 x 5 1/2 in. (1.59 x 13.97 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Lidow (AC1998.251.42). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
19 janvier 2017

Sancai Groom, Tang dynasty, late 7th-early 8th century

Sancai Groom, Tang dynasty, late 7th-early 8th century. H: 59, 5 cm. Tl-Tested, Oxford UK. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. The figure embodies one of the many non-Han Chinese of the Tang period (possibly a minority of Altaic Turks) who lived and travelled in China during this period. He is standing with his hands raised, as if holding the reins to lead a camel or a horse. He wears a belted outer jacket of Persian origin, glazed in amber colour, bearing narrow sleeves and green-glazed... [Lire la suite]

19 janvier 2017

Court Lady and Man, China, Tang dynasty, 8th century

Court Lady and Man, China, Tang dynasty, 8th century . Height: 77,5 & 78. TL-tested by Oxford, U.K. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Naturalistically rendered, the elegant lady wears a loose gown with long sleeves that hide her clasped hands; Her elaborate coiffure, with hair piled up toward the left side, presumably reflected the fashion of the time. The traces of the colourful pigments, still visible on the robe, may have depicted the typical, tie-dye, or brocade... [Lire la suite]
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03 janvier 2017

Camel, China, early 8th century, Tang dynasty

Camel, China, early 8th century, Tang dynasty. Earthenware with tri-color glaze, height: 24.25 in, 61.59 cm; width: 17.25 in, 43.81 cm. Museum purchase with funds from Collectors' Choice 1982, 1983.243 © Denver Art Museum Symbolic of the great desert caravans along the Silk Road, glazed earthenware camels were often placed in the tombs of wealthy Chinese merchants.
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03 janvier 2017

Falconer on Horseback, China, Late 7th century-early 8th century, Tang dynasty

Falconer on Horseback, China, Late 7th century-early 8th century, Tang dynasty. earthenware with polychrome lead glaze, height: 16.875 in, 42.86 cm; width: 15 in, 38.1 cm. Denver Art Museum, Charles Bayly Jr. Collection by exchange, 1954.38. © Denver Art Museum From early Chinese history until about 1650, images of humans and animals were frequently placed in burial chambers to honor the deceased. The realistic modeling of this mounted falconer is dramatized by its three-color (sancai) green, brown, and cream glazes, a... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2016

A rare sancai and blue-glazed phoenix-head ewer, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 3306. A rare sancai and blue-glazed phoenix-head ewer, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - HKD 3,000,000 (USD 259,015 - USD 388,523). Price Realised HKD 2,460,000 (USD 318,638). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The pear-shaped body is moulded on one side with an equestrian archer turned backwards on his galloping horse as he takes aim with his bow, and on the reverse with a triumphant phoenix, both surrounded by ornate flowers issuing from the oval surround, the neck surmounted by a phoenix... [Lire la suite]