08 novembre 2017

A very rare large bronze ceremonial bell, dated the sixth year of Zhengde corresponding to 1512 and of the period (1506-1521)

Lot 192. A very rare large bronze ceremonial bell, dated the sixth year of Zhengde corresponding to 1512 and of the period (1506-1521). Estimate GBP 120,000 - GBP 180,000. Price realised GBP 272,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2017 The heavily cast bell is fashioned with a loop for suspension formed as a pair of muscular dragons surrounded by a band of raised lotus petals. The walls are cast with rectangular panels enclosing 314 names, and on one side a vertical panel encloses the reign mark... [Lire la suite]
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30 octobre 2017

A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, You, early Western Zhou dynasty (11th-10th century BC)

Lot 1. A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, You, early Western Zhou dynasty (11th-10th century BC). 11 in. (28 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000 (USD 104,880 - USD 157,320). Price realised GBP 608,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bulbous body is cast on each side with a small ram's-head boss and the loose over-head handle terminates at either side with an animal-head. There is a three-character inscription cast to the interior of the base and in reverse to the interior of the cover... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2017

A bronze 'Mythical Beasts and Grapevine' mirror, Tang dynasty

Lot 853. A bronze 'Mythical Beasts and Grapevine' mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907). Diameter  6 5/8  in., 16.8 cm. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 USD. Lot sold 3,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. cast in high relief with a central knop formed by a crouching beast encircled by four beasts, two geese and smaller birds among leafy fruiting vines bordered by a raised ring, the outer band with birds and further beasts amid grape clusters borne on scrolling vines, the dark silvery surface with pale green... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2017

Brûle parfum et son couvercle ajouré en bronze, Vietnam, XIXème siècle

Lot 232. Brûle parfum et son couvercle ajouré en bronze, Vietnam, XIXème siècle. Estimation : 150 € / 200 €. Photo: Artprecium Brûle parfum et son couvercle ajouré en bronze, les anses à forme de têtes d'éléphants, présenté sur son socle tripode en bronze dépatiné. Dépatiné, l'un des pieds en partie désolidarisé. Haut. : 25 - Larg. : 2. Art d'Asie chez Artprecium, Paris (France), le 22 Septembre 2017 à 11h00
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14 septembre 2017

Freeman's kicks off Asia Week with its biannual Asian Arts auction totalling $1.5 million

PHILADELPHIA, PA.- On September 9, Freeman’s launched its Fall 2017 season and helped kick off Asia Week with its biannual Asian Arts auction. With an active room and full bank of phone bidders, the exciting auction attracted a considerable number of new bidders and saw many lots sell wellabove their presale estimates. The 578-lot sale totaled just over $1.5 million. The auction offered fine examples of decorative arts, furniture, textiles, paintings and works on paper, highlighted by fresh-to-the-market property from... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2017

A bronze ritual wine vessel, gui, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

Lot 901. A bronze ritual wine vessel, gui, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC, 10 ¾ in. (27.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The trumpet-shaped neck is flat-cast with four upright blades rising from a band of leiwen pattern, and the middle section and spreading foot with taotie masks divided and separated by narrow notched flanges, those on the foot below a band of kui dragons, all on... [Lire la suite]

30 août 2017

New exhibition at San Antonio Museum of Art combines science and art

Head of Antinous as Dionysos, Roman, A.D. 130-138, Marble, h. 15 in. (38.1 cm), San Antonio Museum of Art, gift of Gilbert M. Denman, Jr. Photography by Peggy Tenison. SAN ANTONIO, TX.- On September 1, the San Antonio Museum of Art will present Antinous, the Emperor’s Beloved: Investigating a Roman Portrait, the first exhibition of its kind for the Museum, as it focuses on the close examination of a single work in the collection. This exhibition shares both scientific, behind-the-scenes research and the story of... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2017

Bronze Buckle Ornament Inlaid with Malachite, Dian Kingdom, South West China, 2nd-1st century B.C.E.

Bronze Buckle Ornament Inlaid with Malachite, Dian Kingdom, South West China, 2nd-1st century B.C.E. Bronze and malachite, D. 16.2 cm. © Miho Museum. These two circular ornaments have excavated counterparts among the burial goods belonging to the local agro-pastoral peoples of the Dian Kingdom, who, during the late Eastern Zhou and Western Han periods, lived on the southwestern periphery of dynastic China in the vicinity of Lake Dian near Kunming in Yunnan province. Sima Qian, the grand historian of China... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2017

Northern Chinese Bronze Belt Buckle with Gold and Silver Inlay, 3rd-2nd century B.C.E.

Northern Chinese Bronze Belt Buckle with Gold and Silver Inlay, 3rd-2nd century B.C.E. Bronze, gold, and silver, L. 14.5 cm. © Miho Museum. The major northern pastoral peoples contemporary with the Han empire were the Xiongnu, who by the end of the third century B.C. had formed a vast empire in the steppes beyond the Great Wall.1 These plaques represent one of the major types of belt ornament produced during the height of Xiongnu power. The two mirror-image plaques, number 110, together form one belt buckle. The... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2017

Late Classical Greek Bronze Rhyton with a Stag Protome, Late Classical, ca. 4th century B.C.E., Asia Minor-Black Sea Region

Late Classical Greek Bronze Rhyton with a Stag Protome, Late Classical, ca. 4th century B.C.E., Asia Minor-Black Sea Region. Bronze, H. 37 cm. © Miho Museum This rhyton is an example of a special type of vessel that was used by the Greeks for religious rituals. The word rhyton derives from the Greek verb "to pour through," which accurately describes what happens when liquid is added to the rhyton's flared mouth, since it immediately passes through the vessel and streams out through the open spout on the other end. This slender... [Lire la suite]