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/
14 mars 2014

Exhibition of exceptional Chinese antiquities opens at Gagosian Gallery in New York

Large bronze horse, Eastern Han, 25–220; 51 x 46 inches (130 x 117 cm) © Gisèle Croës and Gagosian Gallery. NEW YORK - On the occasion of Asia Week New York, Brussels-based gallerist Gisèle Croës is pleased to present “Matter and Memory: Early Chinese Art Treasures,” an exhibition of exceptional Chinese antiquities at Gagosian New York, together with a new large-scale landscape painting by contemporary artist Zeng Fanzhi. The exhibition brings together more than forty works that each epitomize the technical... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2014

Chinese art through the eye of Sakamoto Goro: Sotheby's to offer a bronze owl

A Very rare and important bronze owl-headed ritual wine vessel (hu), Early Eastern Zhou Dynasty, 8th-7th century BC. Estimate: 4,000,000 – 6,000,000 US.. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s New York Asia Week series of auctions will be led by the prestigious single owner sale of A Very Rare And Important Bronze Owl-Headed Ritual Wine Vessel (Hu), from the collection of Sakamoto Goro on 18 March 2014. The piece dates from the Early Eastern Zhou Dynasty (c. 8/7th century BC) and is the only surviving owl bronze of this... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2014

The Fu Yi You. A bronze ritual wine vessel, late Shang Dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

The Fu Yi You. A  bronze ritual wine vessel, late Shang Dynasty, 13th-11th century BC. Photo Sotheby's of oval section, the wide pear-shaped body raised on a splayed foot encircled by two bowstring bands, decorated around the neck with a band of twelve repeated eyes between two borders of circles, centered on two sides by animal-masks in high relief and interrupted by loops attached to the twisted rope-like overhead arch handle, the slightly waisted domed cover decorated with a similar band of kui dragons,... [Lire la suite]


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