28 juillet 2014

Coffeepot with Mounts, China for export (?), late 17th century

Coffeepot with Mounts, China for export (?), late 17th century, porcelain, bronze, gold. Peadody Essex Museum © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum.
25 juillet 2014

Temple Bell, 13th year of the reign of the Shunzhi emperor, 1657, Qing dynasty

Temple Bell, 13th year of the reign of the Shunzhi emperor, 1657, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Bronze. Given in memory of Edward Cunningham by his descendants, 1968. E78689 © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. The chime bell first appeared in China in the Western Zhou dynasty (11th century -771 B.C.E.), and the corresponding Rites of Zhou states “Rites and music are the means to adjust the transformations of Heaven and Earth and the production of all creation, to serve the ghosts and gods, bring harmony to the myriad people,... [Lire la suite]

23 juillet 2014

A bronze articulated model of a beetle, Meiji period (late 19th century), signed Watanabe

A bronze articulated model of a beetle, Meiji period (late 19th century), signed Watanabe. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The beetle constructed of numerous parts joined together, the neck and limbs move, finely finished with brown patina, the details of the body incised; signature on underside; 6in. (15.2cm.) long. Estimation USD 4,000 - 6,000 Generally in very good overall condition for its age. Christie's. Japanese Art: Meiji Period Magnificence -https://onlineonly.christies.com/
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23 juillet 2014

A bronze articulated model of a crab, Meiji period (late 19th century)

A bronze articulated model of a crab, Meiji period (late 19th century). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The crab constructed of numerous parts joined together, the claws open and the limbs move; the details of the shell and body finely incised; 9in. (22.9cm.) long. Estimation USD 3,000 - 4,000 Generally in very good overall condition for the age except some minor wear. Christie's. Japanese Art: Meiji Period Magnificence -https://onlineonly.christies.com/
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15 juillet 2014

Bronze mirrors from the Song dynasty in the Cleveland Museum of Art collection

Octafoil Mirror with Legend of Herdboy and Weaver Maid, mid 10th-late 13th century, China, Song dynasty (960-1279), bronze, Diameter - w:17.80 cm (w:7 inches) Wt: 638 g Overall - h:1.10 cm (h:3/8 inches) Rim - h:0.70 cm (h:1/4 inches). Gift of Drs. Thomas and Martha Carter in Honor of Sherman E. Lee 1995.383, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art Square Mirror with Floral and Coin Motifs, early 10th Century - early 12th Century, China, Liao dynasty (916-1125) - Song dynasty (960-1279), bronze, Overall - h:0.50... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2014

Bronze from Pre-dynastic China and the Shang Dynasty at Ashmolean Museum

Until about 4000 years ago, various peoples occupied the regions along the Yellow River and the Yangzi, and the east coast of modern China. The earliest documented dynasty was the Shang (around 1600-1050 BC), based in central north China. In this period society developed a religious system and written records. The material culture of the Shang dynasty is notable for its cast bronze ritual vessels. These are the only examples of early metalwork to be cast from piece moulds rather than assembled from sheets of beaten metal. Casting was... [Lire la suite]


27 juin 2014

Bronze Gu, China, Shang dynasty

Bronze Gu, China, Shang dynasty. Photo Hampel Height: 25.7 cm. Upper diameter: 15.5 cm. .Estimate : 22 000 € / 25 000 € Note: Very similar vessel with similar proportions and the asymmetrical Taotie decoration can be found at the Carter Collection (No. 66). HAMPEL FINE ART AUCTIONS. 27 Juin 2014. SCHELLINGSTR. 44 - 80799 MUNICH, ALLEMAGNE. Tel: +49 (0)89 28 80 4 - 0
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06 juin 2014

"L’Envol du dragon – Art royal du Vietnam" au Musée Guimet

PARIS - Dans le cadre de l’année France-Vietnam, le musée national des arts asiatiques ― Guimet organise, avec le musée national d’Histoire du Vietnam de Hanoi et le soutien de l’institut français, une exposition consacrée à la représen-tation du dragon. Des prêts majeurs ont été consentis. Au Vietnam, le dragon occupe une place privilégiée au sein du bestiaire fabu-leux. Cette fascinante chimère manifeste avec dynamisme son rôle protecteur et bienfaisant ; les artistes vietnamiens ont, durant des siècles, décrit les méandres de sa... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2014

Indochine, Vietnam. Cache-pot en bronze sur trois pieds

Indochine, Vietnam. Cache-pot en bronze sur trois pieds. Photo  SADDE  à décor en léger relief à décor de dragons. H : 15 cm. Estimation 100 € - 150 € SADDE HÔTEL DES VENTES DE DIJON. Arts d'Asie. Lundi 2 juin à 14h30 à Dijon. 13 rue Paul Cabet 21000 Dijon. Contact : Tél. : 03 80 68 46 80 - Fax : 03 80 67 81 99 - sadde@sadde.fr
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23 mai 2014

Bronze Belt Hook, Two Carvings of Jade and Agate,

Bronze Belt Hook, Two Carvings of Jade and Agate,  China, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD) and late Qing dynasty (1644-1912). Photo courtesy Auctionata Bronze, jade and agate. Belt hook encrusted with a rich patina of malachite green. Jade Ming style crane with a lingzhi fungus. The stone typical of that sourced in the Ming dynasty, of mottled celadon and brown tones. An agate brush washer in the form of a monkey and peach. Length of the belt hook: 7 cm. Width of the carvings: 6 to... [Lire la suite]


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