06 juin 2014

"L’Envol du dragon – Art royal du Vietnam" au Musée Guimet

PARIS - Dans le cadre de l’année France-Vietnam, le musée national des arts asiatiques ― Guimet organise, avec le musée national d’Histoire du Vietnam de Hanoi et le soutien de l’institut français, une exposition consacrée à la représen-tation du dragon. Des prêts majeurs ont été consentis. Au Vietnam, le dragon occupe une place privilégiée au sein du bestiaire fabu-leux. Cette fascinante chimère manifeste avec dynamisme son rôle protecteur et bienfaisant ; les artistes vietnamiens ont, durant des siècles, décrit les méandres de sa... [Lire la suite]

24 mai 2014

Indochine, Vietnam. Cache-pot en bronze sur trois pieds

Indochine, Vietnam. Cache-pot en bronze sur trois pieds. Photo  SADDE  à décor en léger relief à décor de dragons. H : 15 cm. Estimation 100 € - 150 € SADDE HÔTEL DES VENTES DE DIJON. Arts d'Asie. Lundi 2 juin à 14h30 à Dijon. 13 rue Paul Cabet 21000 Dijon. Contact : Tél. : 03 80 68 46 80 - Fax : 03 80 67 81 99 - sadde@sadde.fr
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23 mai 2014

Bronze Belt Hook, Two Carvings of Jade and Agate,

Bronze Belt Hook, Two Carvings of Jade and Agate,  China, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD) and late Qing dynasty (1644-1912). Photo courtesy Auctionata Bronze, jade and agate. Belt hook encrusted with a rich patina of malachite green. Jade Ming style crane with a lingzhi fungus. The stone typical of that sourced in the Ming dynasty, of mottled celadon and brown tones. An agate brush washer in the form of a monkey and peach. Length of the belt hook: 7 cm. Width of the carvings: 6 to... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2014

A bronze spade-shaped object, Tang to Ming dynasty

A bronze spade-shaped object, Tang to Ming dynasty. Photo: Sotheby's the enigmatic object cast in the form of a warped and pointed triangular-shaped vessel, possibly of ritual significance, cast with a raised boss, reminiscent of a solar motif, amidst a semi-circle, alongside an illegible character cast in relief, the reverse cast with a small key-shaped aperture, the patina of a mottled grey with patches of malachite encrustation, hongmu stand; 21.6 cm., 8 1/2 in. Estimation 80,000 — 120,000 HKD - Lot. Vendu 137,500 HKD ... [Lire la suite]
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10 avril 2014

A large bronze head of a Bodhisattva, Song- Yuan Dynasty

A large bronze head of a Bodhisattva, Song- Yuan Dynasty. Photo: Sotheby's the round full-face deity with crescent down-cast eyes in serene contemplation, framed by the high arched brows, tapering nose and the pursed full lips, and long pendulous earlobes, the shaved bald head encircled by a simple ruyi-shaped diadem resting around the crown of his head, just above the urna on the forehead with traces of red pigment inside, all resting on a fragment of the shoulders draped with a section of the robe with a finely cast floral hem... [Lire la suite]
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03 avril 2014

Exceptionnelle tête en bronze provenant d’une sculpture monumentale de Buddha, Chine, époque Ming , ca 15e siècle

Exceptionnelle tête en bronze provenant d’une sculpture monumentale de Buddha, Chine, époque Ming , ca 15e siècle. Photo SVV Coutau-Bégarie Sous la chevelure bouclée, le visage encadré de larges oreilles aux lobes distendus présente une expression particulière, caractéristique du style des meilleurs exemples de la période Ming. Cette remarquable sculpture à la surface brûlée provient sans nul doute d’une grande sculpture détruite au fil des aléas de l’histoire Chinoise. Accidents et manques visibles, petites reprises de... [Lire la suite]


31 mars 2014

A rare bronze incense burner, Mark and period of Xuande

A rare bronze incense burner, Mark and period of Xuande. Photo:Sotheby's raised on a slightly splayed foot, the compressed globular body rising to a waisted neck and a slightly everted rim, the neck flanked by a pair of mythical animal mask handles incorporating a lion's mane and an elephant's trunk, the aperture of each handle formed by the curled trunk, the exterior superbly cast in high relief with two three-clawed dragons leaping ferociously with their limbs outstretched and their manes flowing amidst... [Lire la suite]
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17 mars 2014

Unknown, Pair of figurative 'Lucernae' or oil lamps, depicting Achelous, Roman, 2nd century A.D.

Unknown, Pair of figurative 'Lucernae' or oil lamps, depicting Achelous, Roman, 2nd century A.D. Photo courtesy Axel Vervoordt Bronze; 30 x 31 x 32 cm Provenance: Private collection M.P., Nashville, Tennessee, since 2003;Acquired on the American art market. Axel Vervoordt (stand 424) at TEFAF 2014. 14-23 march 2014 - http://www.tefaf.com/
14 mars 2014

Rare and Magnificent Bronze Drum Stand with Three Coiled Snakes

Rare and Magnificent Bronze Drum Stand with Three Coiled Snakes. Photo courtesy Vanderven Oriental Art. This type of object served as a base for a wooden pole drum. The three snakes, worked in low relief, coil around a tubular sleeve in which the wooden pole would have been placed. Various small exotic beasts and mythological creatures decorate top and sides of the drum stand. Animals such as a boars, crocodile, bats and stylized monkeys are depicted on a background of archaic meandering patterns. Three rings - originally... [Lire la suite]
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14 mars 2014

Bronze statuette representing Atlas, Hellenistic, 2nd century B.C., Circa 170 B.C.

Bronze statuette representing Atlas, Hellenistic, 2nd century B.C. Circa: 170 B.C. Photo courtesy Sycomore Ancient Art. The kneeling giant with a nude athletic body is raising his arms to hold up the celestial sphere. Height: 11.3 cm. Provenance: Former private collection G. H., Belgium, before 1980 Sycomore Ancient Art. MasterArt at TEFAF 2014 on stand 814. 14-23 march 2014 - http://www.masterart.com/


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