21 septembre 2021

A rare large silvered-bronze square 'lion and grapevine' mirror, Tang Dynasty, 7th-8th Century

Lot 158. A rare large silvered-bronze square 'lion and grapevine' mirror, Tang Dynasty, 7th-8th Century; 5 7/8in (17.8cm) across. Sold for US$ 20,312 (€ 17,304). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Cast in relief in one side with a large central pierced lion knop surrounded by smaller lions amidst grapevines within a circular roundel surrounded by further scrolling grapevine with four birds at the corners, all within a chamfered classic scroll border, the reverse plain. Note: For a related square mirror of lion and... [Lire la suite]

01 septembre 2021

A Cizhou painted figure of a lady, Southern Song - Jin dynasty, and a straw-glazed figure of a groom, Tang dynasty

Lot 1049. A Cizhou painted figure of a lady, Southern Song - Jin dynasty, and a straw-glazed figure of a groom, Tang dynasty; 24.5 and 22.7 cm. . Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD. Lot sold: 75,600 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Note: A similar figure of a lady was sold in these rooms, 31st May 2019, lot 400. A similar figure of a man was sold in our New York rooms, 24th June 2020, lot 1078. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including Song Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection, Hong... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2021

Heavenly King, Tang dynasty, 618 - 906 CE

Heavenly King. Probably excavated in Luoyang, Henan Province, Tang dynasty, 618 - 906 CE. Earthenware with three-color, sancai, glaze, height 126 cm, National Museum of Chinese History, Beijing. © The Israel Museum Detail: head. Heavenly King. Probably excavated in Luoyang, Henan Province, Tang dynasty, 618 - 906 CE. Earthenware with three-color, sancai, glaze, height 126 cm, National Museum of Chinese History, Beijing. © The Israel Museum. Detail: body. Heavenly King. Probably excavated in Luoyang, Henan Province, Tang... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2021

Figure of a lady, Tang dynasty, 618-906 CE

Figure of a lady. Excavated from the tomb of Xianyutinghui, Xiuan, Shaanxi Province, in 1957, Tang dynasty, 618-906 CE. Earthenware with blue three-color, sancai, glaze, height 44.5 cm, National Museum of Chinese History, Beijing . © The Israel Museum. Detail: head. Figure of a lady. Excavated from the tomb of Xianyutinghui, Xiuan, Shaanxi Province, in 1957, Tang dynasty, 618-906 CE. Earthenware with blue three-color, sancai, glaze, height 44.5 cm, National Museum of Chinese History, Beijing . © The Israel Museum Detail:... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2021

Group of Musicians, Tang dynasty, 618 - 906 CE

Group of Musicians. Excavated in Xiuan, Shaanxi Province, in 1995, Tang dynasty, 618 - 906CE. Earthenware, height 11 x 11.5 cm, National Museum of Chinese History, Beijing. © The Israel Museum. Detail: Flute player. Group of Musicians. Excavated in Xiuan, Shaanxi Province, in 1995, Tang dynasty, 618 - 906CE. Earthenware, height 11 x 11.5 cm, National Museum of Chinese History, Beijing. © The Israel Museum. Detail: The clapper. Group of Musicians. Excavated in Xiuan, Shaanxi Province, in 1995, Tang dynasty, 618 -... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2021

A bronze 'TLV' mirror, Han dynasty & A lobed bronze mirror, Tang dynasty

Lot 462. Two bronze mirrors. Estimate £800 - £1,200. Sold for £ 2,167 (€ 2,528). © Bonhams Including a bronze 'TLV' mirror, Han dynasty, the raised central knob enclosed within a square of twelve raised bosses separated by characters representing the twelve branches below the TLV motifs, 14.1cm (5 1/2in) diam.; and a lobed bronze mirror, Tang dynasty, cast with a pair of phoenix and flowers, 16.5cm (6 1/2in) diam. Published, Illustrated and Exhibited: Roger Keverne Ltd., Summer Exhibition,... [Lire la suite]
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28 novembre 2020

Carved limestone from ancient Chinese caves could reach $60,000 in Heritage Asian Art Auction

  DALLAS, TX.- A beautiful carved limestone figure from a wall fragment in the Longmen Caves in Henan province could bring $60,000 or more in Heritage Auctions' Fine & Decorative Asian Art Auction Dec. 11."We are proudly presenting a variety of fine and decorative Asian works of art, including snuff bottles, jade carvings, fine dynastic ceramics, important paintings and calligraphy etc.," Heritage Auctions Asian Art Consignment Director Moyun Niu said. "This auction also features a group of scholar's objects, from... [Lire la suite]
21 novembre 2020

Under the Hammer Highlights From Eternal Resonance: Music in Chinese Art

Photo Bonhams. HONG KONG - Music has played many vital roles throughout Chinese history, be it ritual, spiritual, social of for leisure. Bonhams is delighted to present Hong Kong’s first-ever fine Chinese works of art thematic auction dedicated to music. The sale of Eternal Resonance: Music in Chinese Art, to be held on 1 December 2020, surveys a vast range of music-themed works spanning from the Bronze age to the present time. Discover our highlights from the auction, from an archaic bronze drum and ritual bells to bamboo... [Lire la suite]
05 novembre 2020

A very rare grey limestone head of Buddha Shakyamuni, Tang Dynasty, Longmen Caves, 7th century AD

Lot 6. A very rare grey limestone head of Buddha Shakyamuni, Tang Dynasty, Longmen Caves, 7th century AD; 38cm (15in) high. Estimate £ 80,000 - 120,000. Sold for £ 300,062 (€ 331,744). Courtesy Bonams. The smoothly carved face with meditative expression, the heavily lidded eyes down-cast beneath elegantly arched brows, the straight nose above gently curving lips, the hair carved as wavy curls, all between long pendulous ears, the stone of dark-grey tone, wood plinth stand.  Provenance: a French... [Lire la suite]
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27 janvier 2020

A rare small dark grey stone Daoist stele, Tang dynasty, dated by inscription to AD 719

Lot 1510. A rare small dark grey stone Daoist stele, Tang dynasty, dated by inscription to AD 719; 7¾ inches (19.7 cm) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The front is carved with a central figure of the deified sage Laozi shown seated behind a u-shaped arm rest, flanked by acolytes standing on lotus-pod supports rising from the same stalk which also supports Laozi. The figures are carved in relief within an arched recess above a flat... [Lire la suite]
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