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]
17 septembre 2015

A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover (you), Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

     A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover (you), Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Price Realized $370,000. Photo Sotheby's the compressed pear-shaped body well-cast in low relief with two taotie animal masks, set between a narrow band of two pairs of confronting kui dragons centered by an animal mask and two raised fillets encircling the splayed oval pedestal foot, the swing handle attached to two loops handles cast with four... [Lire la suite]

16 septembre 2015

A large bronze 'Finger citron' incense burner, 17th-18th century

A large bronze 'Finger citron' incense burner, 17th-18th century. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 21,250 USD. Photo Sotheby's cast as a large finger citron issuing from a gnarled stem bearing attendant leaves, the bronze patinated to a rich brown tone, wood stand (2) - Height 8 3/8  in., 21.2 cm Sotheby's. Monochrome, New York, 15 sept. 2015, 10:00 AM
16 septembre 2015

Rare 5th century BC Celtic bronze flagon for sale at Bonhams

A large Celtic La Tène bronze beaked flagon, circa late 5th Century B.C. Estimate £70,000 - 90,000 (€96,000 - 120,000). Photo Bonhams. LONDON.- A rare and impressive 5th century BC Celtic bronze beaked flagon leads Bonhams next Antiquities sale in London on 30 September. It is estimated at £70,000-90,000. Its appearance on the market coincides with a major exhibition of Celtic art opening at the British Museum in late September. The flagon is one of the only examples in private hands and this is a... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2015

Decorated Bronze Bracelet, Vietnam, Dong Son culture, middle of the 1st millennium BCE

Decorated Bronze Bracelet, Vietnam, Dong Son culture, middle of the 1st millennium BCE. Estimated: $900 - $1,200. Photo Artemis Gallery One of the finest bracelets from this culture we have handled! Typical tapered form decorated on each end with scrolls in relief, 6 repeating bands of incised lines along the center section - entire bracelet split lengthwise to allow it to be spread for putting it on the young princess or young prince who wore it. Size: 5" L. Condition Report: Near choice with fine... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2015

Dong Son Bronze Spear Head, Vietnam, ca. 1st millennium BCE

Dong Son Bronze Spear Head, Vietnam, ca. 1st millennium BCE. Estimated: $500 - $700. Photo Artemis Gallery Bronze spear head with long socket and wide blade with four cutouts. Rare to find! Size: 9" L. Condition Report: Loss to small portion of socket, else generally excellent Provenance: Ex-J. Connell collection, ex Piscopo collection - one of the most famous collections of Asian weapons out there! Antiquities, Pre-Columbian & Ethnographic Art by ArtemisGallery LIVE, July 31, 2015,... [Lire la suite]