12 juin 2015

Animal Magic! French Old Masters centre stage at Tomasso Brothers Fine Art & Rafael Valls, for London Art Week 3-10 July‏

  Barthélemy Prieur (1540-1611), Pacing Bull, c. 1600, Bronze, 13.5cms high, 16cms wide. Tomasso Brothers Fine Art LONDON - During London Art Week, 3-10 July 2015, the neighbouring Old Master galleries of Rafael Valls and Tomasso Brothers Fine Art, will present a complimentary brace of exhibitions depicting a grand collection of artists’ animals: The Painter’s Menagerie and The Sculptor’s Menagerie respectively.  From an exotic rhinoceros carved in coloured marble to an early study of a mouse by... [Lire la suite]

01 juin 2015

Preview of Hemmerle’s 2015 New York Spring Viewing

Hemmerle earrings, diamonds, smoky quartz tassel, dzi beads, bronze, silver, white gold. Hemmerle earrings, jade, diamonds, copper, white gold. Hemmerle bangle, tourmalines, brass, white gold.  Hemmerle earrings, jade, diamonds, silver. white gold.  Hemmerle are holding private viewings in New York May 5 – 9, 2015, to book an appointment email info@hemmerle.com or call +49 89 24 22 600. www.hemmerle.com
30 mai 2015

Canon, Vietnam, dynastie des Lê, 17e-18e siècle

Canon, Vietnam, dynastie des Lê, 17e-18e siècle. Estimation: 300 / 500 € © Cornette de Saint Cyr Bronze, L. 28 cm Rare petit canon composé de trois sections. Pièce similaire : Vietnamese Antiquities, 2003, p. 119, n°180 (Musée National d’Histoire du Vietnam, Hanoi, Lsb18239. CORNETTE DE SAINT CYR PARIS. Arts d’Asie – Art Tribal, le 9 juin 2015 à 14h. 6, Avenue Hoche – 75008 PARIS. Expert : Cabinet Daffos-Estournel (Tel. : +33 6 09 22 55 13). Consultant pour le... [Lire la suite]
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23 avril 2015

Newly discovered Asian treasures to be auctioned with Dreweatts

  A rare embroidered Imperial apricot ground twelve symbols dragon robe, jifu, 19h century. Estimated Price: £8,000 - £10,000. Photo courtesy Dreweatts. DONNINGTON PRIORY.- Dreweatts present the first Chinese Ceramics & Asian Works of Art sale of 2015. Featuring 170 lots from Yuan through Ming, Qing and the other Imperial dynasties to 20th century, the auction features textiles, ceramics, works of art and artworks from a number of private collections. The auction will be held on Tuesday... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2015

Ceremonial ax. Ritual device. Shang dynasty, Anyang period, 12th-11th Century BC

Ceremonial ax. Ritual device. Shang dynasty, Anyang period, 12th-11th Century BC. Xincun, Junxian, Henan province. Bronze, green patina; 30.4 x 35 x 3.5 cm. Weight: 4.8 kg. Ident.Nr. 1962-4. Collection: Museum of Asian Art. Photo: Petra Stüning © Photo: Museum of Asian Art, the National Museums in Berlin - Prussian Cultural Heritage. The broadax with a slightly curved blade shows both sides of a plastic mask by educated people with large staring eyes and open, "smiling" mouth. Teeth and ears are open work.The end seaming tape... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2015

Applied Arts School of Biên Hoà and Thành Lễ Studio (20th Century), Bust of a young Indochinese woman, circa 1950

Applied Arts School of Biên Hoà and Thành Lễ Studio (20th Century),Bust of a young Indochinese woman. Engraved with a monogram of the school in Chinese and the signature of Thành Lễ in Vietnamese on the reverse. Bronze with the original patina on a wooden base. Bust: 23 by 11 by 18 cm.; 9 by 4 1/4 by 7 in. Base: 11 by 11 by 11 cm.; 4 1/4 by 4 1/4 by 4 1/4 in. Executed CIRCA 1950. Estimate 30,000 —50,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. Sotheby’s. MODERN &... [Lire la suite]


29 mars 2015

Gustav Adolphe Hierholz (1877 – 1948), Tête de jeune garçon vietnamien (Head of a young Vietnamese boy), 1920

Gustav Adolphe Hierholz (1877 – 1948), Tête de jeune garçon vietnamien (Head of a young Vietnamese boy). Signed and dated 1920 on the reverse. Bronze with the original patina on a wood and metal base. Bust: 34 by 25 by 17 cm.; 13 1/4 by 9 3/4 by 6 1/2 in. Base: 7.5 by 20 by 12 cm.; 3 by 7 3/4 by 4 3/4 in. Estimate 50,000 — 80,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. Sotheby’s. MODERN & CONTEMPORARY SOUTHEAST ASIAN ART, 05 AVRIL 2015 | 10:00 AM HKT – HONG KONG
23 mars 2015

A bronze circular mirror with deities and animals, China, Mid-late Eastern Han Dynasty, Late 2nd-3rd century AD

A bronze circular mirror with deities and animals, China, Mid-late Eastern Han Dynasty, Late 2nd-3rd century AD. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Price Realized $37,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The knob encircled by four bixie alternating with deities, within a band of plain semi-circles alternating with squares enclosing characters, below two narrow bands on the rim, the inner with racing dragons, a celestial chariot, animals and figures, the outer with cloud scroll, with blackish-grey patina - 5 ½ in.... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2015

A bronze circular mirror with inscription, China, Late Western-Early Eastern Han Dynasty, 1st Century BC-1st Century AD

A bronze circular mirror with inscription, China, Late Western-Early Eastern Han Dynasty, 1st Century BC-1st Century AD. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $16,250 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The knob rising from a quatrefoil, its petals separated by characters, encircled by a band of eight joined arcs and an outer inscription band, all within hatchured borders below saw-tooth borders on the rim, with dark grey patina - 7 3/8 in. (18.9 cm.) diameter, box; 1022 g ... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2015

A large bronze 'TLV' circular mirror, China, Western Han-Xin dynasty, 1st Century AD

A large bronze 'TLV' circular mirror, China, Western Han-Xin dynasty, 1st Century AD. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $11,875 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The central knob rising from a quatrefoil within a square border of twelve nipples separating characters referring to the twelve animals of the zodiac, the outer field with the Guardians of the Four Directions, the Blue Dragon, Red Bird, White Tiger, and Dark Warrior amidst eight nipples and 'TLV' motifs, all encircled by an inscription and... [Lire la suite]