29 mars 2015

Applied Arts School of Biên Hoà and Thành Lễ Studio (20th Century), Bust of a young Indochinese woman, circa 1950

Applied Arts School of Biên Hoà and Thành Lễ Studio (20th Century),Bust of a young Indochinese woman. Engraved with a monogram of the school in Chinese and the signature of Thành Lễ in Vietnamese on the reverse. Bronze with the original patina on a wooden base. Bust: 23 by 11 by 18 cm.; 9 by 4 1/4 by 7 in. Base: 11 by 11 by 11 cm.; 4 1/4 by 4 1/4 by 4 1/4 in. Executed CIRCA 1950. Estimate 30,000 —50,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. Sotheby’s. MODERN &... [Lire la suite]

29 mars 2015

Gustav Adolphe Hierholz (1877 – 1948), Tête de jeune garçon vietnamien (Head of a young Vietnamese boy), 1920

Gustav Adolphe Hierholz (1877 – 1948), Tête de jeune garçon vietnamien (Head of a young Vietnamese boy). Signed and dated 1920 on the reverse. Bronze with the original patina on a wood and metal base. Bust: 34 by 25 by 17 cm.; 13 1/4 by 9 3/4 by 6 1/2 in. Base: 7.5 by 20 by 12 cm.; 3 by 7 3/4 by 4 3/4 in. Estimate 50,000 — 80,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. Sotheby’s. MODERN & CONTEMPORARY SOUTHEAST ASIAN ART, 05 AVRIL 2015 | 10:00 AM HKT – HONG KONG
23 mars 2015

A bronze circular mirror with deities and animals, China, Mid-late Eastern Han Dynasty, Late 2nd-3rd century AD

A bronze circular mirror with deities and animals, China, Mid-late Eastern Han Dynasty, Late 2nd-3rd century AD. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Price Realized $37,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The knob encircled by four bixie alternating with deities, within a band of plain semi-circles alternating with squares enclosing characters, below two narrow bands on the rim, the inner with racing dragons, a celestial chariot, animals and figures, the outer with cloud scroll, with blackish-grey patina - 5 ½ in.... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2015

A bronze circular mirror with inscription, China, Late Western-Early Eastern Han Dynasty, 1st Century BC-1st Century AD

A bronze circular mirror with inscription, China, Late Western-Early Eastern Han Dynasty, 1st Century BC-1st Century AD. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $16,250 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The knob rising from a quatrefoil, its petals separated by characters, encircled by a band of eight joined arcs and an outer inscription band, all within hatchured borders below saw-tooth borders on the rim, with dark grey patina - 7 3/8 in. (18.9 cm.) diameter, box; 1022 g ... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2015

A large bronze 'TLV' circular mirror, China, Western Han-Xin dynasty, 1st Century AD

A large bronze 'TLV' circular mirror, China, Western Han-Xin dynasty, 1st Century AD. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $11,875 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The central knob rising from a quatrefoil within a square border of twelve nipples separating characters referring to the twelve animals of the zodiac, the outer field with the Guardians of the Four Directions, the Blue Dragon, Red Bird, White Tiger, and Dark Warrior amidst eight nipples and 'TLV' motifs, all encircled by an inscription and... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2015

Two bronze circular mirrors, China, Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Two bronze circular mirrors, China, Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $4,375 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 One a 'TLV' mirror, the central knob rising from a quatrefoil within a square, surrounded by eight nipples amidst birds, a tiger and rat, as well as 'TLV' motifs, all below a band of scroll on the rim, with reddish oxidation; the other mirror with a central knob surrounded by seven animals and two immortals within a narrow inscription border and other decorative... [Lire la suite]


23 mars 2015

"François Ier, pouvoir et image" à la Bibliothèque Nationale de France - site François-Mitterrand

François Ier, pouvoir et image : Affiche PARIS - «1515 : Marignan ! » Cette formule célèbre des anciens livres d’histoire garde tout son pouvoir d’évocation. François Ier avait 20 ans. A peine couronné roi, il remportait la plus éclatante victoire française des guerres d’Italie. À l’occasion du cinquième centenaire de cet événement, la BnF revient à la source des représentations de ce souverain, aussi important pour l’histoire de son institution qu’il l’est pour l’Histoire de France. La grande exposition qu’elle lui consacre... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2015

Rare Kamakura-period flask leads Fine Japanese & Korean Works of Art Sale at Bonhams

A large and rare Ko-Seto heishi (flask), Kamakura period (early 14th century), 12 1/16in (30.5cm) high. Sold for: $275,000. Photo: Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams ended its Asia week sales in style when the Fine Japanese & Korean Works of Art on March 18 made more than $1.3 million. The rarest item on offer, an early 14th century large Japanese Ko-Seto heishi (flask), fetched $275,000 and was the top lot of the day. “Today’s sale of the important ko-seto flask underscores Bonhams’ commitment to bringing important... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

A rare large bronze ritual tripod food vessel, ding, China, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

A rare large bronze ritual tripod food vessel, ding, China, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 12th-11th century BC. Estimate $200,000 - $300,000. Price Realized $389,000 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The deep, rounded body raised on three columnar supports and cast on the upper body with a band of three taotiemasks formed by pairs of dragons with elongated bodies confronted on and separated by plain flanges, reserved on a ground of leiwen filled with black inlay, all below a pair of... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

A rare small bronze phoenix-form ewer, China, Late Western-Early Eastern Zhou Dynasty, 8th-7th century BC

A rare small bronze phoenix-form ewer, China, Late Western-Early Eastern Zhou Dynasty, 8th-7th century BC. Estimate $60,000 - $80,000. Price Realized $665,000 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vessel cast as a seated phoenix with curved spout projecting from the breast, the wings upswept on either side to flank the cover surmounted by a small phoenix, its pierced tail attached to a small loop behind the loop handle surmounted by a dragon head which extends down to the tail - 6 in. (15.2 cm.) wide ... [Lire la suite]