02 mai 2012

A fine carved brown rhinoceros horn wine cup with bamboo and peach blossoms symbolizing Long Life, China, 18th ct

A fine carved brown rhinoceros horn wine cup with bamboo and peach blossoms symbolizing Long  Life, China, 18th ct. Photo Nagel Few very short age cracks, few tiny chips. H.8,2/L.13,8 cm. Lot 1247. Estimate 30000 € Property from an old German private collection, bought from an old Russian Noble family Nagel Auctions. "Asian Art". May 11th 2012 http://www.auction.de/

08 février 2012

A fine bamboo libation-cup with plastical carving. China, 19th cent. (Qing-dynasty 1644-1911)

A fine bamboo libation-cup with plastical carving. China, 19th cent. (Qing-dynasty 1644-1911). Photo Auktionshaus Stahl Carved bamboo. In the shape of a traditional libation cup with projecting mouth. At the wall elaborate naturalistic decoration with carvings of branches with leaves and fruits. Min. tension fissures. H. 11 cm. Estimation : 1 700 € Auktionshaus Stahl -  Samedi 18 février 2012 - Graumannsweg 54 - 22087 Hamburg. Tel: +49 (0) 40 34 34 71.
26 décembre 2011

A bamboo libation cup. Late Qing-Republic period

A bamboo libation cup. Late Qing-Republic period. Photo Bonhams The thick sides of the irregularly cone-shaped vessel with auburn patina and reticulated in a continuous tableau of scholars and attendants in a garden landscape of pines and pagodas. 5 1/4in (13.5cm) high - Sold for US$750 Bonhams. Asian Works of Art, 21 Dec 2011, California, San Francisco www.bonhams.com
08 décembre 2011

A bamboo incense holder with 'the Elegant Gathering at the Orchid Pavilion' outstanding chiselling. Kangxi (1662-1722).

A bamboo incense holder with 'the Elegant Gathering at the Orchid Pavilion' outstanding chiselling. Kangxi (1662-1722).  Photo Czerny's Exquisite deep and quality of chiselling, cylindrical holder depicting Wang Xizhi's poem (303-361) entitled the Elegant Gathering at the Orchid Pavilion which tells: "On this late spring day, the ninth year of Yonghe (353 AD), we gathered at Orchid Pavilion in Shaoxing to observe Water Festival. High mountains and luxuriant bamboo groves lie in the back; a limpid, swift stream... [Lire la suite]
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25 avril 2011

Treasures of the Chinese Scholar @ Nagel

A carved bamboo libation cup with pines and rocks, China, 18th ct.. © 2011 Nagel - Auctions D. 11,7 cm. Minor wear. Estimate 1800 € A cylindrical 'huanghuali' brushpot, China, 18th ct.  2011 Nagel - Auctions H. 12,8 cm. Very slightly chipped, fine short age crack. Estimate 1700 € Property from a Scandinavian private collection A rootwood brushwasher with lacquer decoration, China, 18th/19th ct.  2011 Nagel - Auctions  B. 15 cm. Rim slightly chipped, old repair to rim  Estimate 900 € Provenance: Former... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2010

Scholars's objects @ Doyle New York

Large and fine Chinese carved bamboo mountain. 18-19th century. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York Typical form, deeply carved and undercut to show hilltop pagoda among pine and blossoming trees flanking a procession of approximately sixty-three immortals and attendants, over scrolling sea and well-worked rock work, good patina. H: 13 W: 5 1/4 in.. Estimate $20,000-30,000 PROVENANCE: Private collection of a Princeton Gentleman Purchased Jade Dragon 2002 Chinese White Jade Brushpot . 19th Century. Photo:... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2009

'Shape & Spirit: Selections from the Lutz Bamboo Collection' @ the Denver Art Museum

DENVER, CO.- Beauty and function meet in the newly installed Walter + Mona Lutz Gallery in the fifth level Asian art space in the Denver Art Museum’s North Building. The inaugural exhibition, Shape & Spirit: Selections from the Lutz Bamboo Collection, opening September 26, 2009, showcases the wonder of bamboo through more than 200 objects that capture the spirit and cultural character of their makers. Woven baskets, carved figures and everyday tools are displayed in the new space designated for bamboo pieces from East Asia.... [Lire la suite]
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20 octobre 2008

A pair of 19th century Chinese export ivory-mounted bamboo caned armchairs

A pair of 19th century Chinese export ivory-mounted bamboo caned armchairs Lot Sold 2,813 USD Sotheby's. Important English Furniture, Ceramics & Decorations. 16 Oct 08  New York - www.sothebys.com - Photo courtesy Sotheby's
08 septembre 2008

A large pierced and carved bamboo brushpot (bitong). Qing dynasty, 17th / 18th century

A large pierced and carved bamboo brushpot (bitong). Qing dynasty, 17th / 18th century boldly carved with a scene of literati at leisurely pursuits, with four men and one woman gathered around a low table drinking wine as two of them write on handscrolls, flanked by two attendants, behind the rocky mountain pass stand two additional scholars with an attendant, all beneath meandering pine branches and craggy rockwork rendered in openwork detail, supported on three low bracket feet, the bamboo of reddish-brown color, deep patina.... [Lire la suite]