28 février 2015

A rare bronze 'Double Phoenix' mirror with inscription, Tang dynasty

A rare bronze 'Double Phoenix' mirror with inscription, Tang dynasty. Estimation  70,000 — 90,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. cast in relief with two phoenix standing on lotus flowers flanking a pierced central knob, with long tasseled cords trailing up from their beaks, holding a banner with the X-sign, below is a flower and another banner with the character chun (spring), along the rim an inscription in kaishu-style  - Diameter 8 1/2  in., 21.6 cm Provenance: Private... [Lire la suite]

19 février 2015

Major antiquities collection of over 350 works donated to Israel Museum by Robert and Renée Belfer

Belfer Collection. Marble head of a youth, after a Polycletus Greek original of the 5th century BCE., Roman period, 1st century CE. Photo: ©The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Elie Posner.  JERUSALEM.- The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, today announced a transformative gift of more than 350 works of art and artifacts from antiquity by Robert and Renée Belfer, New York. Considered among the most significant private holdings of antiquities in the world, the Belfer Collection features hundreds of ancient Greco-Roman and Near-Eastern... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2014

An undecorated bronze mirror, China, probably Song dynasty

An undecorated bronze mirror, China, probably Song dynasty. Photo Nagel Partly slight corroded. D. 9,7 cm. Estimate 300 €. Sold 240 € Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst". Sale 710, 9.5.2014  - http://www.auction.de/
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30 juillet 2014

A green-patinated bronze mirror, China, Han dynasty

A green-patinated bronze mirror, China, Han dynasty. Photo Nagel D. 9 cm. Estimate 100 € - Unsold Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst". Sale 710, 9.5.2014  - http://www.auction.de/  
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30 juillet 2014

Two bronze mirrors depicting tigers, one also depicting dragons, China, Western Han dynasty and later

Two bronze mirrors depicting tigers, one also depicting dragons, China, Western Han dynasty and later. Photo Nagel D. 12,7/14 cm. Estimate 600 €. Sold 300 € Provenance: Property from an important Swiss private collection Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst". Sale 710, 9.5.2014  - http://www.auction.de/
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30 juillet 2014

A bronze Dragon mirror, Korea, Koryo dynasty, 13th ct

A bronze Dragon mirror, Korea, Koryo dynasty, 13th ct. Photo Nagel Partly corroded, slightly chipped . D. 22,7 cm. Estimate 300/500 €. Sold 550 € Property from an old Berlin private collection Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst". Sale 710, 7.5.2014 - http://www.auction.de/
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20 juillet 2014

Mirror with Twin Dragons and Lotus Blossoms, 1338, China, Shanxi province, Hezhong, Yuan dynasty

Mirror with Twin Dragons and Lotus Blossoms, 1338, China, Shanxi province, Hezhong, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368), bronze, Diameter - w:23.40 cm (w:9 3/16 inches) Wt: 1,676 g Overall - h:1.10 cm (h:3/8 inches) Rim - h:0.80 cm (h:5/16 inches). Gift of Drs. Thomas and Martha Carter in Honor of Sherman E. Lee 1995.388, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
20 juillet 2014

Small Erotic Mirror, late 13th Century-mid 14th Century, China, Yuan dynasty

Small Erotic Mirror, late 13th Century-mid 14th Century, China, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368), bronze, Diameter - w:7.20 cm (w:2 13/16 inches) Wt: 84.5 g Overall - h:1.00 cm (h:3/8 inches) Rim - h:1.00 cm (h:3/8 inches). Gift of Drs. Thomas and Martha Carter in Honor of Sherman E. Lee 1995.391 Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
20 juillet 2014

Mirror with Lotus and Mantra, China, Yuan dynasty

Mirror with Lotus and Mantra, China, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368), bronze, Diameter - w:22.30 cm (w:8 3/4 inches) Wt: 787 g Overall - h:1.50 cm (h:9/16 inches) Rim - h:0.70 cm (h:1/4 inches). Gift of Drs. Thomas and Martha Carter in Honor of Sherman E. Lee 1999.221, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
19 juillet 2014

Octafoil Mirror with Lunar Palace, early 12th-mid 13th century, China, Jin dynasty

Octafoil Mirror with Lunar Palace, early 12th-mid 13th century, China, Jin dynasty (1115-1234), bronze, Diameter - w:21.30 cm (w:8 3/8 inches) Wt: 954 g Overall - h:0.90 cm (h:5/16 inches) Rim - h:0.75 cm (h:1/4 inches). Gift of Drs. Thomas and Martha Carter in Honor of Sherman E. Lee 1995.375. Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.