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]
04 décembre 2015

A bronze alms bowl incense burner, late Ming-early Qing dynasty

A bronze alms bowl incense burner, late Ming-early Qing dynasty. Est. HKD 100,000 — 150,000. Lot sold 2,960,000 HKD (381,929 USD). Photo: Sotheby's heavily cast of compressed globular form, elegantly formed with broad rounded shoulders below a small lipped rim, the flat base centred with a six-character mark reading Xuehai Tangzhuren zhi ('Made for the Master of the Xuehai Hall') within a recessed panel, the bronze richly patinated to a deep brown colour - 14.2 cm., 5 5/8  in. ... [Lire la suite]


22 novembre 2015

Sotheby's Hong Kong announces Chinese Works of Art December Auction Series

A ‘Ding’ ‘Lotus’ Lobed Bowl Northern Song Dynasty Diameter 21.6 cm Est. HK$300,000 – 500,000 / US$38,800 – 65,000. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong December series of Chinese Works of Art sales will take place on 3 and 4 December 2015. The series will feature a dedicated sale of Later Chinese Bronzes from the Collection of Mr and Mrs Gerard Hawthorn, and the Chinese Art sale, encompassing Song ceramics, classical Chinese furniture and carefully curated private collections from Hong Kong and Europe.  ... [Lire la suite]
23 octobre 2015

Christie's London announces Asian Art Sales to take place between 10 and 13 November

  LONDON.- Christie’s Asian Art sales in London this autumn will take place between 10 and 13 November, presenting a wide array of beautiful and rare works of exceptional quality and with important provenance, many offered to the market for the first time in decades. The five auctions feature important works of art from a number of collections, including Chinese Archaic Bronzes from an Important Private European Collection, the Adrian Joseph Collection, the Late Francis Golding Collection, the collection of a Private... [Lire la suite]
22 septembre 2015

Antiquities from estate of famed LA dealer, silent film star, noted collectors headline Artemis Gallery's auction

A red-figure Apulian skyphos with Eros and female images, Magna Graecia, Southern Italy, Apulia, ca. 5th to 4th centuries BCE, 12¼ in. high, 11½ in. diameter, est. $7,000-$9,000. BOULDER, COLO.- Artemis Gallery will launch its busy fall auction season with a Thursday, Sept. 24 online auction led by Part II of the late James Caswell’s collection. Caswell was an artist, National Endowment for the Arts Fellow and respected owner of Historia Antiques in Santa Monica, California. The entire Caswell estate consignment,... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2015

A rare bronze double-owl-form  ritual food vessel (you), Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

A rare bronze double-owl-form  ritual food vessel (you), Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 USD. Price Realized $125,000 . Photo Sotheby's of oval section in the form of two addorsed owls, their rounded bodies supported on four stout legs, cast in low relief with four wings of simple curvilinear outline, the domed fitted cover cast on each side with a pair of large round protuberant eyes centered on a sharp hooked beak, the heads further adorned with... [Lire la suite]