17 septembre 2016

A bronze figure of Vairocana, Ming dynasty (1368–1644)

Lot 1230. A bronze figure of Vairocana, Ming dynasty (1368–1644). Estimate: USD 40,000 ~ 60,000. Price Realised USD 43,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The Primordial Buddha sits in dhyanasana with the hands clasped in a form of vajramudra. He is clad in voluminous robes with hems elegantly incised with a foliate pattern. The face is serene in expression and surmounted by a tiara with diminutive Buddha images. 16 ¼ in. (41.3 cm.) high. Notes: The present gilt-bronze figure... [Lire la suite]
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17 septembre 2016

A bronze figure of Vairocana, Ming dynasty (1368–1644)

lot 1229. A bronze figure of Vairocana, Ming dynasty (1368–1644). Estimate: USD 20,000 ~ 30,000. Price Realised USD 8,125. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The Primordial Buddha is seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base with his hands held before his chest in vajramudra. He is clad in heavy robes with a lozenge-shaped clasp at his left shoulder, and his benevolent face is surmounted by a tiara. 13 ½ in. (34.3 cm.) high. Provenance: Private collection, Canada  ... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2016

A large inscribed bronze bell, dated Qianlong 13th year, corresponding to 1748

Lot 376. A large inscribed bronze bell, dated Qianlong 13th year, corresponding to 1748. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. heavily cast with the straight sides flaring towards the base with a foliate rim, the domed top surmounted by a pair of addorsed scaly dragons, intricately modeled with powerful extended front claws and open mouths revealing pointed fangs, their back arched supporting a 'flame' finial, the body cast on either side with a shaped... [Lire la suite]
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14 septembre 2016

Sakamoto Gorō single-owner sale achieves $2.5 million, 100% sold

A Magnificent Sancai-Glazed Ewer, Tang Dynasty. Estimate: $500,000 - 700,000. Sold for: $874,000 (£656,304). Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Asia Week at Sotheby’s New York began with the white-glove sale of ‘Chinese Art Through the Eye of Sakamoto Gorō: Early Chinese Art.’ Totaling $2,501,500, far above the pre-sale estimate of $1.3/1.9 million, bidders in the room, on the telephone, and online chased works of art collected and revered by the celebrated Asian Art dealer and collector, Sakamoto Gorō... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2016

A bronze long-handled censer, Tang dynasty

Lot 14. A bronze long-handled censer, Tang dynasty. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's the cup of the censer with flaring concave walls and a lipped rim, supported on a short stem and foliate pedestal foot, the interior set with a high conical stud to the center and a teardrop stud to the wall, attached to a long channeled handle by a pierced ruyi-form fitting, the handle terminating with a cast lion seated upon a lotus base, together with a separate warming tray of conforming... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2016

A rare bronze double-owl-form ritual vessel (you), Shang Dynasty

Lot 13. A rare bronze double-owl-form ritual vessel (you), Shang Dynasty. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's of oval section in the form of two addorsed owls, their rounded bodies supported on four stout legs, the sides cast in low relief with four wings sweeping back from each rounded breast to a pair of loops attached to the rope-twist swing handle, the domed fitted cover crisply cast on each side with the head of an owl, each with a pair of round... [Lire la suite]

07 mai 2016

Exhibition at Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung recounts the myth of Athens

Erechtheus from a statuary group of the Athenian Acropolis Experimental. Experimental reconstructive recast of the bronze warrior Riace A. Bronze, silver, copper, gold, coloured stones, Japan lacquer, pigments. Lorenzo Campana, Paola Donati, Kristine Balzer, Christoph Bergmann, Clayi Silvestri, Ulrike Koch-Brinkmann, Vinzenz Brinkmann 2015 (with support from the State of Italy and the Fondazione Prada, Milan. Photo: Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung FRANKFURT.- The extensive special exhibition “Athens: The... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2016

Jean Dunand (1877-1942), Vase coloquinte en bronze, circa 1914

Lot 60, Jean Dunand (1877-1942), Vase coloquinte en bronze, circa 1914. Estimation : 8 000 € / 12 000 €. Photo: Tajan corps ovoïde animé de côtes et de renflements, petite ouverture pentagonale, patine verte sur base à patine médaille. Signature incisée "Jean Dunand". HAUT. 16,7 cm A bitter apple ovoid bronze vase, c. 1914, green patina and medal patinated base. Incised signature. Height 6 5/8 IN.Bibliographie : Félix Marcilhac "Jean Dunand, vie et œuvre", les Éditions de l’Amateur, Paris, 1991, modèle à rapprocher... [Lire la suite]
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20 mars 2016

A bronze 'dragon' censer and cover, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 1359, A bronze 'dragon' censer and cover, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate  USD 6,000 ~ 8,000. Lot sold 43,750 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the body well-cast with aquatic creatures against rolling waves, the sides set with a pair of upright chilong-form handles, all supported on cabriole legs issuing from monster masks terminating in paw feet, the reticulated cover formed as a large coiled dragon amid clouds with the head forming the knop, the base with an archaistic... [Lire la suite]
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07 mars 2016

Two bronze garment hooks, daigou, 3rd-2nd century BC and Han Dynasty

Lot 8030, Two bronze garment hooks, daigou, 3rd-2nd century BC and Han Dynasty. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 9,000 (€5,500 - 8,200). Photo: Bonhams. The first, an Ordos/Northern Chinese bronze belt hook, 3rd/2nd century BC, cast as a galloping horse supporting a monkey and a frog, the second, Han dynasty, cast as a rhinoceros, each with terminals in the form of dragon heads, each with circular buttons to the reverse for fastening, both covered all over in green encrustation. 5 3/8in (13.5cm) length of the longest ... [Lire la suite]