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]
07 mars 2016

A group of nine bronze animal- form plaques, 5th to 3rd century BC

Lot 8028, A group of nine bronze animal- form plaques, 5th to 3rd century BC. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 8,000 (€4,600 - 7,300). Photo: Bonhams. Including a small bronze plaque depicting two tigers attacking a deer, Northeast China, ca. 3rd century BC, together with a small bronze plaque formed as a tiger's head, Northwestern China, 5th-3rd century BC, along with a pair of small bronze plaques formed as recumbent tigers, North China, 5th century BC, together with a group of three bronze plaques... [Lire la suite]
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18 février 2016

Buddhist Art at Asia Week New York 2016

A rare bronze of the Bon deity Nampar Gyalwa, 15-16th century with silver and copper inlaid eyes. © Buddhist Art Head of Buddha, Tibet, 15th century. Gilt bronze. Height: 30 cm. © Buddhist Art Stele of Lokesvara, India, Pala Period, 11th century. Height: 70 cm. © Buddhist Art Buddha, Thai Lopburi (Khmer Art in Thailand), 13th century. Height: 15,5 cm. © Buddhist Art Buddhist Art at Asia Week New York 2016. March 10–19. Sacred Images from Nine... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2016

Astonishingly rare C15th Renaissance bronze sold in New York today by Tomasso Brothers Fine Art

Filarete (c1440-c1469), Julius Caesar and King Juba. H: 6¼ in. (15.4 cm) W: 10¾ in. (27.4 cm). LONDON.- A newly-discovered 15th century Renaissance bronze masterpiece described as “astonishingly rare” by gallery directors Dino and Raffaello Tomasso, has sold today in New York. The piece was secured for a significant seven figure-sum by an important international private collection during the first hour of an exhibition being held by Tomasso Brothers Fine Art, which opened this afternoon at Carlton Hobbs. The work, a... [Lire la suite]

14 décembre 2015

Grand Miroir en Bronze de Style 'Huai', Dynastie des Zhou Orientaux, Epoque des Royaumes Combattants,

Lot 45. Grand Miroir en Bronze de Style 'Huai' Dynastie des Zhou Orientaux, Epoque des Royaumes Combattants, ca. IVE-IIIE siècle avant J.-C. Estimation: 20,000 — 25,000 €. Photo Sotheby's la prise centrale rubanée se rétrécissant au milieu, entourée d'une rosace à sept pointes en réserve sur fond d'enroulements, le large champ décoré d'un motif géométrique en forme de dragons sinueux stylisés entremêlés en relief plat, disparaissant parmi les volutes, les spirales et les... [Lire la suite]
04 décembre 2015

A bronze incense burner, late Ming-early Qing dynasty

A bronze incense burner, late Ming-early Qing dynasty. Est. HKD 30,000 — 50,000. Lot sold 375,000 HKD (74,192 USD). Photo: Sotheby's finely cast with a compressed globular body rising to a waisted neck, all supported on a low foot, the sides set with two lion-head handles cast in high relief, the base with an apocryphal kaishu inscription in a recessed panel reading Daming Xuande wunian jiandu gongbu guanchen Wu Bangzuo zao (‘Made for the Board of Works under the... [Lire la suite]
04 décembre 2015

A large bronze 'Laozi and Buffalo' incense burner and cover, Late Ming Dynasty

A large bronze 'Laozi and Buffalo' incense burner and cover, Late Ming Dynasty. Est. HKD 300,000 — 500,000. Lot sold 575,000 HKD (74,192 USD). Photo: Sotheby's the massively cast figure with a detachable cover, sturdily cast in the form of the sage seated with the right hand resting on the right knee, the expression depicted sombre and meditative, dressed in long loose robes cascading in folds around the exposed shoe, the mouth and back pierced through with apertures, fitted to the back of the... [Lire la suite]
04 décembre 2015

A Bronze 'Mythical Beast' Incense Burner and Cover, Early Qing Dynasty

A Bronze 'Mythical Beast' Incense Burner and Cover, Early Qing Dynasty. Est. HKD 100,000 — 150,000. Lot sold 600,000 HKD (77,418 USD). Photo: Sotheby's cast in the form of a mythical beast resting on its hindquarters with its head turned sharply to one side looking over its shoulder, the beast fantastically envisaged with armour-like scales, a serrated spine and limbs covered in stylised flames, its mouth wide open in a ferocious expression, the cover solidly cast and modelled as a smaller beast... [Lire la suite]