26 août 2019

An unusual frog-shaped openwork buckle, Western Han dynasty, circa 3rd century BC

Lot 861. An unusual frog-shaped openwork buckle, Western Han dynasty, circa 3rd century BC; 3¾ in. (9.6 cm.) long. Estimate USD 2,500 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 6,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. Cast as a frog as if seen from above, with tiny circles on the body, its sides being bitten by two snakes with linear decoration, their scrolling bodies framing the back legs before meeting at the hook and then terminating in coiled tails, with a loop between the front legs on the... [Lire la suite]

31 juillet 2019

National Gallery of Victoria displays China’s ancient Terracotta Warriors

Image left: Armoured general 铠甲将军俑, Qin Dynasty 221–207 BCE, earthenware, 196.0 cm (h), Emperor Qin Shihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum, Xi'an (002524) - Image right: Portrait of Cai Guo-Qiang, 2009. Photograph © Mark Mahaney MELBOURNE.- In a dual presentation of Chinese art and culture past and present, the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series at the National Gallery of Victoria is presenting China’s ancient Terracotta Warriors alongside a parallel display of new works by one of the... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2018

Galerie Christian Deydier at BRAFA 2019, Stand 22c

Bianhu, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period, circa 5th-3rd centuries BC. Ritual bronze fermented beverages vessel. H 36.5 cm. © Galerie Christian Deydier at BRAFA 2019, Stand 22c. Sow, China, Western Han dynasty, 2nd century BC. Gray earthenware. H 24 x W 46 cm. © Galerie Christian Deydier at BRAFA 2019, Stand 22c. Fat lady, China, Tang dynasty (618-907). Earthenware with green, orange, black and red pigments. H 38 cm. © Galerie Christian... [Lire la suite]
19 décembre 2017

A grey pottery cocoon flask with burnished surface, Western Han dynasty, late 3rd-2nd century BC

Lot 1602. A grey pottery cocoon flask with burnished surface, Western Han dynasty, late 3rd-2nd century BC. H. 46 cm. Estimate 500 €. Lot sold 500 €. Courtesy Nagel Age measurement confirmed by Thermoluminescence Analysis 30th November 1998 (Oxford Authentication, no. C108e82). Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst - Salzburg", 07.12.2017
19 décembre 2017

A pair of silver inlaid bronze chariot fittings, probably Western Han dynasty, 1st century BC

Lot 386. A pair of silver inlaid bronze chariot fittings, probably Western Han dynasty, 1st century BC. L. 7,2 cm. Estimate 7.500/12.000 €. Lot sold 1.100 €. Courtesy Nagel Of tubular form with flat circular top and four protruding ribs. Inlaid with highly stylized scrolling cloud motifs with linear spirals. Both fittings inlaid with the characters "ling li".  Provenance: Bought in 1998 from L.H.W. Investment & Trading Limited, Hong Kong. Described and illustrated in: Regina Krahl: Collection... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2017

Hu-form vessel with cover, Western Han dynasty, 2nd-1st century BCE

Hu-form vessel with cover, Western Han dynasty, 2nd-1st century BCE, China, Henan or Shaanxi province. Earthenware with polychrome pigment. H x W x D (overall): 53 x 22.3 x 22.4 cm (20 7/8 x 8 3/4 x 8 13/16 in). The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler, RLS1997.48.1975a-b ©... [Lire la suite]

31 juillet 2017

A large painted grey pottery pear-shaped jar and cover, hu, Western Han dynasty, late 2nd-early 1st century BC

Lot 1107. A large painted grey pottery pear-shaped jar and cover, hu, Western Han dynasty, late 2nd-early 1st century BC, 23¾ in. (60.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 3,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011  The bulbous body painted in red, white and black with sweeping cloud motifs set between raised borders and interrupted by a pair of applied molded mask handles, the neck similarly painted below a band of pendent blades, raised on a pedestal foot, the... [Lire la suite]
31 juillet 2017

A painted grey pottery cocoon jar, Western Han dynasty, late 3rd-2nd century BC 

Lot 1105. A painted grey pottery cocoon jar, Western Han dynasty, late 3rd-2nd century BC, 13½ in. (34.3 cm.) long. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 4,000. Price realised USD 2,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011  The oblong body surmounted by a circular neck rising to an everted rim, painted in shades of pink, white and brick red with vertical bands of decoration, with bands of scrolls in pink and white within dark brick-red borders, with a red band encircling the shallow pedestal foot. ... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2017

'China and Egypt. Cradles of the World' at Museumsinsel Berlin, Neues Museum

China and Egypt. Weighing the world, exhibition artwork, consisting of: Wine vessel in the form of an owl, © Shanghai Museum, China, statuette of the wacky god Anubis, © SMB, Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection / Sandra Steiß, Dui Food Vessel, © Shanghai Museum, China, Figure of the servant, © Shanghai Museum, China, heart scarab, © SMB, Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection / Sandra Steiss BERLIN - For the first time the exhibition at the Neues Museum (New Museum) on the Museumsinsel Berlin (Museum Island Berlin)... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2016

From the Lands of Asia: A world premiere at Pointe-à-Callière

MONTREAL.- In a world premiere, From the Lands of Asia. The Sam and Myrna Myers Collection is being featured at Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Archaeology and History Complex from November 17, 2016 to March 19, 2017. Some 450 exceptional objects offer an uncommon perspective of the vast sweep of East Asian history.  Part of a larger collection of some 5,000 works of Asian art, including one of the world’s most extensive private collections of ancient jade, the exhibition also includes a selection of pieces from... [Lire la suite]