24 septembre 2012

iGavel online fall auction of important Asian, ancient & ethnographic works of art goes live October 9-24

A Rare and Important 18th Century Chinese Imperial Zitan Armchair. Estimate: $150-250,000. Photo iGavel auction NEW YORK, NY.- iGavel's online Fall auction of important Asian, Ancient & Ethnographic works of art will go live on Tuesday, October 9 through Wednesday, October 24, it was announced by Lark Mason, founder and president of the Harlem-based auction house, at 227 East 120th Street. Over 500 lots drawn from a cross-section of periods and disciplines, from antiquities through the 20th century, will be offered.  ... [Lire la suite]

02 décembre 2011

Rich offering of Chinese art fill two-day December auction @ Bonhams in San Francisco

A massive and rare rootwood couch bed, luohanchuang, 18th-19th century. The frame constructed entirely from natural rootwood components serving as the supports, back and side panels, fitted with a separately carved elmwood soft caned kang. 29 x 80 x 60 1/2in (73.7 x 203.2 x 153.6cm). Est. $100,000-150,000. Photo: Courtesy of Bonhams SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Bonhams presents enticing works of art in every category of collecting in its auctions of Fine Asian Works of Art and Asian Decorative Art to be held December 20-21. Together, these... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2010

Treasures of Ancient Chinese Art Return to Public View @ the Freer Gallery of Art

        Ornament in the form of a human face. Longshan culture (ca. 3000'17'' B.C.E.). Jade (nephrite). Photo: Freer Gallery of Art. WASHINGTON, DC.- Ancient jades and bronzes widely considered to be among the greatest treasures of Chinese art returned to public view at the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art Nov. 20. More than 100 works have been reinstalled in two newly renovated galleries after more than a decade in storage. Chinese jade carvings and vessels cast from bronze are some of the oldest and... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2010

Chinese jade @ THROCKMORTON FINE ART

Bi disc, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture, 3400-2200 BCE Green/yellow jade. Diameter: 17 in. - Price on application Zhulong “Pig Dragon”, Neolithic Period, Hongshan Culture, 3500-2250 BCE Green/white jade. H: 4 ¼ in. - Price on application Tiger, Tang Dynasty, 618-907 CE Brown/green jade. W: 4 ¾ in.  - Price on application Eagle with spread wings, Neolithic Period, Hongshan Culture, 3500-2250 BCE White jade. H: 3 ½ in. W: 4 in. - Price on application Arc-shaped fish pendant, Western... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2009

A pair of archaic bronze inscribed ritual food vessels and covers, gui. Western Zhou Period

A pair of archaic bronze inscribed ritual food vessels and covers, gui. Western Zhou Period Each beehive-shaped vessel cast with horizontal grooves around the body and the domed cover with a flared finial with two apertures, flanked by a pair of dragon loop handles with horns and bulging eyes, supported on a splayed foot, the interior of the vessels and covers cast with four characters. 26cm (10¼in) wide. (4). Sold for £45,600 Provenance: Zhang Family Collection, New YorkA Canadian private collection, TorontoNote:... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2009

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel, gui, and a bronze wine vessel, jue. Western Zhou Period

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel, gui, and a bronze wine vessel, jue. Western Zhou Period The gui of bombé form rising to the flared rim, flanked by loop handles emerging from the jaws of horned dragons, supported on a tall splayed foot, the body cast with ribs below a band with two pairs of confronted dragons interrupted by a raised mask of a hare, the foot similarly cast with two pairs of confronted dragons, the handles with C scrolls, 25cm (9¾in) wide; and a jue, raised on three blades rising to the tall beaker with... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2009

Chinese Bronze from the Asia Society collection : Gui, North China; Western Zhou period (1050-770 B.C.E.)

Food Vessel: Gui, North China; Western Zhou period (1050-770 B.C.E.), about late 11th - early 10th century B.C.E. Bronze. H. 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm); W. 12 1/4 in. (31.1 cm)across handles. Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection of Asian Art. 1979.102 Deep basins with prominent handles known as gui became popular at the beginning of Western Zhou period. Gui were used for offering food, most probably grain, and their rise reflects the beginning of a shift from wine to food vessels. The motifs, including the mask which... [Lire la suite]
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01 janvier 2009

Chinese Bronze from the Asia Society collection : You, North China; Western Zhou period (1050-770 B.C.E.)

Wine Vessel: You, North China; Western Zhou period (1050-770 B.C.E.), about late 11th - early 10th century B.C.E. Bronze. H. 12 5/8 in. (32.1 cm)including handle; W. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm)across handle attachments. Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection of Asian Art. 1979.101a,b Wine buckets with wide proportions and lateral swing handles were introduced around the late 12th century B.C.E. and were often paired with zun. Early Western Zhou examples are often sparsely decorated, relying for their effect on their elegant... [Lire la suite]
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