18 mars 2015

A rare large bronze ritual tripod food vessel, ding, China, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

A rare large bronze ritual tripod food vessel, ding, China, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 12th-11th century BC. Estimate $200,000 - $300,000. Price Realized $389,000 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The deep, rounded body raised on three columnar supports and cast on the upper body with a band of three taotiemasks formed by pairs of dragons with elongated bodies confronted on and separated by plain flanges, reserved on a ground of leiwen filled with black inlay, all below a pair of... [Lire la suite]

18 mars 2015

A rare small bronze phoenix-form ewer, China, Late Western-Early Eastern Zhou Dynasty, 8th-7th century BC

A rare small bronze phoenix-form ewer, China, Late Western-Early Eastern Zhou Dynasty, 8th-7th century BC. Estimate $60,000 - $80,000. Price Realized $665,000 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vessel cast as a seated phoenix with curved spout projecting from the breast, the wings upswept on either side to flank the cover surmounted by a small phoenix, its pierced tail attached to a small loop behind the loop handle surmounted by a dragon head which extends down to the tail - 6 in. (15.2 cm.) wide ... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2015

'Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World' opens at Palazzo Strozzi

Head of Apollo, First century BCE–first century CE, bronze, 51 x 40 x 38 cm. Salerno, Museo Archeologico Provinciale. FLORENCE.- From 14 March to 21 June 2015, Palazzo Strozzi in Florence will be the first venue to host the major exhibition entitled Power and Pathos. Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World organised and produced in conjunction with the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the National Gallery of Art in Washington and the Soprintendenza Archeologica della Toscana, Tuscany's directorate general... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2015

Carole Davenport, 'Fabulous Beings: Japan & China & Sculpture by Hiroyuki Asano' at Asia Week New York 2015

Maruyama Okyo (1733-1795), Scroll painting of Two Tigers (detail). Ink and colors on silk, 57 in high by 33 in wide (145 cm by 84 cm). Signed and dated 1769. Carole Davenport at Asia Week New York 2015.  Pair of Koma Inu. Japan, Muromachi Period, 15th century. Wood. Height: 13 inches (33 cm). Carole Davenport at Asia Week New York 2015.  Kakebotoke. Icon Plaque. Japan, Muromachi period. Six Manifestations of Kannon. Carole Davenport at Asia Week New York... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2015

Dalton Somaré, Recent Acquisitions at Asia Week New York 2015

Yaksha, Greater Gandhara, 5th-6th century. Bronze, 36 cm. Dalton Somaré at Asia Week New York 2015  The Buddha. Pagan, Burma (Myanmar), 11th century. Bronze with silver inlay. Height: 57 cm. Dalton Somaré at Asia Week New York 2015  Head. Afghanistan, 5th century. Unfired clay with pigments. Height: 29 cm. Dalton Somaré at Asia Week New York 2015  Buddha in the Indrasala Cave. Greater Gandhara, 2nd-3rd century. Green schist. Height: 47... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2015

A bronze ritual wine vessel (gu), Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

A bronze ritual wine vessel (gu), Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of slender form with a wide flaring trumpet mouth and tall spreading foot, cast around the central bulb with confronting kui dragons forming taotie masks centered on vertical flanges, a pictogram on interior of foot, the greenish-gray patina with malachite encrustation. Height 8 in., 20.3 cm Provenance: A private New York collection formed... [Lire la suite]


01 mars 2015

A bronze ritual wine vessel (jue), Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

A bronze ritual wine vessel (jue), Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of a deep U-shape, supported on three splayed blade-form legs, the body cast with a pair of taotie masks against a leiwen ground, the spout flanked by a pair of capped finials, the side set with a loop handle over a single pictograph reading min, the surface with patches of malachite and ferrous encrustation. Height 7 3/4  in.,... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2014

Champa Kingdom collection in Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Reclining figure of Vishnu, Champa Kingdom, Viet Nam, 9th century-10th century, stone, 15.5 x 30.0 x 6.5 cm. Gift of James de Siun 1990, 243.1990.  Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of NewSouth Wales, Sydney The kingdom of Champa occupied part of what is now central and south Vietnam from the sixth century. Successive waves of invaders - Chinese, Javanese and Vietnamese - destroyed much of the land over which the Champa kingdom held suzerainty until the... [Lire la suite]
28 juillet 2014

Coffeepot with Mounts, China for export (?), late 17th century

Coffeepot with Mounts, China for export (?), late 17th century, porcelain, bronze, gold. Peadody Essex Museum © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum.
25 juillet 2014

Temple Bell, 13th year of the reign of the Shunzhi emperor, 1657, Qing dynasty

Temple Bell, 13th year of the reign of the Shunzhi emperor, 1657, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Bronze. Given in memory of Edward Cunningham by his descendants, 1968. E78689 © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. The chime bell first appeared in China in the Western Zhou dynasty (11th century -771 B.C.E.), and the corresponding Rites of Zhou states “Rites and music are the means to adjust the transformations of Heaven and Earth and the production of all creation, to serve the ghosts and gods, bring harmony to the myriad people,... [Lire la suite]