26 juin 2015

Artemis Gallery makes fine ancient and ethnographic art accessible to any collector in Summer Variety Auction

Bronze Buddha (detail), Bhumisparha Mudra pose, Thailand, 19th century CE, est. $7,000-$10,500. Artemis Gallery image. NEW YORK, NY.- Hundreds of elusive cultural treasures from ancient times await bidders in Artemis Gallery’s Early Summer Variety Auction taking place on Tuesday, June 30th. Not only are all of the auction items unconditionally guaranteed to be authentic and legal to purchase, many have been cataloged with extremely reasonable estimates, making them accessible to beginning collectors or dealers with... [Lire la suite]

24 juin 2015

Three Arabic inscribed bronze covered boxes, Ming dynasty

Three Arabic inscribed bronze covered boxes, Ming dynasty. Sold for US$ 112,500 (€100,410). Photo: Bonhams. Two of cylindrical shape, one raised on three short feet and with plain sides, the other banded at the foot, rim and top, both with recessed circular panels cast in high relief in Arabic with the words al-hamdu li-'llah (Praise be to God); the third of six-sided foliate form, the top cast in relief in Arabic script with the Farsi inscription barakat gereft (blessings obtained). 2 7/8, 2 1/4 and 2... [Lire la suite]
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20 juin 2015

Bronze Ritual Tripod Vessel Ding, China, presumably late Shang-early Western Zhou dynasty (12th-10th cent. BC)

Bronze Ritual Tripod Vessel Ding, China, presumably late Shang-early Western Zhou dynasty (12th-10th cent. BC). Estimate 20 000 € / 26 000 €. Photo Auctionata AG Bulbous vessel on three cabriole legs with mascarons - The exterior decorated with taotie masks and cicada ornaments - U-shaped handles rising from the mouth rim - The surface with a blackish green lacquer patina - Height: 31.5 cm; diameter: 24 cm - Weight: c. 4700 grams  ... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2015

Bronze Tapir-Shaped zun, China, presumably Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 11th-8th century BC)

Bronze Tapir-Shaped zun, China, presumably Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 11th-8th century BC). Estimate 30 000 € / 39 000 €. Photo Auctionata AG Ritual vessel cast in the shape of a tapir with two short horns standing on four straight legs - The body of the animal adorned with taotie before meander and scroll elements, flanges on the sides and small protruding tail - On the back of the figure a raised opening with oval cover with taotie decoration and a finial in... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2015

Bronze Elephant-shaped, zun, Shang Dynasty (1766-1028 BC)

Bronze Elephant-shaped, zun, Shang Dynasty (1766-1028 BC). Estimate 30 000 € / 39 000 €. Photo Auctionata AG Archaic zun vessel in the shape of an elephant - Standing on four legs - Richly decorated body - On a leiwen ground an archaic tendril pattern, masks, dragons and phoenixes are visible in relief - The trunk is raised and serves as spout - The back is surmounted by a lid with a smaller elephant - A six-character... [Lire la suite]
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18 juin 2015

Impressive White Jade 'Guanyin' Ornament, and a matching Bronze Incense Burner

Impressive White Jade 'Guanyin' Ornament, and a matching Bronze Incense Burner. Estimate: HK$1,800,000 - 2,500,000 (US$230,000 - 320,000). Sold for HK$2,124,000. Photo Tiancheng International. The nephrite jade of creamy white colour, carved as a Guanyin poising on billows of clouds holding a ruyi. Accompanied with a wooden stand and a bronze censer engraved with Buddhist symbols.  Tiancheng International. Jewellery and Jadeite Spring Auction 2015. 
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13 juin 2015

Exhibition at Royal Ontario Museum tells dramatic story of an ancient civilization frozen in time

Portrait of a Woman. Mosaic; limestone, MANN 124666 © The Superintendence for the Archaeological Heritage of Naples (SAHN) TORONTO.- The Royal Ontario Museum hosts the Canadian premiere of Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano from Saturday, June 13, 2015 to Sunday, January 3, 2016. On display in the Garfield Weston Exhibition Hall, the exhibition includes approximately 200 evocative objects that tell the dramatic story of Pompeii, an ancient Roman city captured in time by ash and debris that buried it during a volcanic... [Lire la suite]
12 juin 2015

Animal Magic! French Old Masters centre stage at Tomasso Brothers Fine Art & Rafael Valls, for London Art Week 3-10 July‏

  Barthélemy Prieur (1540-1611), Pacing Bull, c. 1600, Bronze, 13.5cms high, 16cms wide. Tomasso Brothers Fine Art LONDON - During London Art Week, 3-10 July 2015, the neighbouring Old Master galleries of Rafael Valls and Tomasso Brothers Fine Art, will present a complimentary brace of exhibitions depicting a grand collection of artists’ animals: The Painter’s Menagerie and The Sculptor’s Menagerie respectively.  From an exotic rhinoceros carved in coloured marble to an early study of a mouse by... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2015

Preview of Hemmerle’s 2015 New York Spring Viewing

Hemmerle earrings, diamonds, smoky quartz tassel, dzi beads, bronze, silver, white gold. Hemmerle earrings, jade, diamonds, copper, white gold. Hemmerle bangle, tourmalines, brass, white gold.  Hemmerle earrings, jade, diamonds, silver. white gold.  Hemmerle are holding private viewings in New York May 5 – 9, 2015, to book an appointment email info@hemmerle.com or call +49 89 24 22 600. www.hemmerle.com
30 mai 2015

Canon, Vietnam, dynastie des Lê, 17e-18e siècle

Canon, Vietnam, dynastie des Lê, 17e-18e siècle. Estimation: 300 / 500 € © Cornette de Saint Cyr Bronze, L. 28 cm Rare petit canon composé de trois sections. Pièce similaire : Vietnamese Antiquities, 2003, p. 119, n°180 (Musée National d’Histoire du Vietnam, Hanoi, Lsb18239. CORNETTE DE SAINT CYR PARIS. Arts d’Asie – Art Tribal, le 9 juin 2015 à 14h. 6, Avenue Hoche – 75008 PARIS. Expert : Cabinet Daffos-Estournel (Tel. : +33 6 09 22 55 13). Consultant pour le... [Lire la suite]
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