25 juillet 2014

Two rare Aboriginal shields realize over $45,000 and two new global fine records set at Clars

Two Aboriginal Peoples Northern Australia shields. Sold for $47,600. Photo courtesy Clars Auction Gallery OAKLAND, CA.- On July 12, 13 and 14, Clars Auction Gallery hosted their monthly fine art, jewelry and decorative art auction. The sale would become their largest July auction in the firm’s history realizing just over $1 Million. The success of the sale was fueled by both exceptional estate property and Clars’ global marketing on several platforms.  FURNITURE AND DECORATIVE ARTS The excitement began on Saturday when... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2014

Chinese Celadon Jade Jar, 19th century

Chinese Celadon Jade Jar, 19th century. Photo courtesy M.S.Rau Antiques. Intricate carving in the Mughal style distinguishes this beautiful celadon jade jar. Rings of leaves encircle the upper and lower rims, while a pair of foliate handles and a wonderfully carved base in the form of a flower in bloom further accentuate this delicate, semi-translucent Chinese objet d'art. 4 1/2" wide x 2 3/4" high. Price: Available upon request
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09 mai 2014

A celadon jade qilin, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

A celadon jade qilin, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Photo Sotheby's carved recumbent with its legs tucked underneath its scaly body, its lifted head detailed with a pair of horns, bulging eyes, flaring nostrils and long whiskers, the mouth issuing a stream of vapours supporting a bundle of books on its back, the stone of an even celadon tone with caramel-russet skin; 10.5cm., 4 1/8 in. Estimation 30,000 — 50,000 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London, 14 mai 2014 - http://www.sothebys.com/
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09 mai 2014

A celadon jade boat, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A celadon jade boat, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Photo Sotheby's carved in the form of a flat-bottomed boat on a bed of swirling waves, the bow covered with a rounded woven roof and the mast folded backwards, carved with a standing figure at the prow and a scholar seated at the front deck, his arms opening a scroll on a low table and his head looking up, the stone of a pale celadon tone; 16.4cm., 6 ½ in. Estimation 30,000 — 50,000 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London, 14 mai... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2014

A pair of jade celadon table screens, 19th century

A pair of jade celadon table screens, 19th century. Photo Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions finely etched, to one side, with lotuses and pomegranates stemming from gnarled flowering trees, the reverse with a single character shou, meaning longevity, repeated sixty times in different styles, the stone of pale celadon tone with areas of opaque inclusions, framed within an cloisonne borders bearing a continuous sequence of swastikas, 17cm high, on separate hardwood openwork stands,... [Lire la suite]
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08 avril 2014

iGavel Auctions announces an important sale of Asian, ancient & ethnographic works of art

NEW YORK, NY.- Lark Mason, founder and president of Lark Mason Associates, has announced that more than 300 lots of important Asian art will soon be up for bidding on iGavel Auctions in a sale that goes live on April 15th and closes on April 30th. The outstanding works of art represent the breathtaking scope of Asian periods and disciplines, from the Sui dynasty through the 20th century.  Says Mr. Mason, “Following on the heels of the Asia Week sales, we look forward to presenting a fine selection of Imperial paintings,... [Lire la suite]


19 mars 2014

A celadon jade peach-form washer, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th century

A celadon jade peach-form washer, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th century. Photo Sotheby's well carved as a large peach borne on a gnarled leafy branch extending up the sides, with five bats in flight among the Three Abundances, peach, pomegranate and the finger citron, the semi-translucent stone with white and russet inclusions. Length 6 3/4 in., 17 cm. Estimation 20,000 — 30,000 USD - Lot. Vendu 20,000 USD The carving on this washer is filled with auspicious meanings. The five bats, known as wufu, represent the five blessings of... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2014

A celadon jade 'Boys' cup, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong-Jiaqing Period

A celadon jade 'Boys' cup, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong-Jiaqing Period. Photo Sotheby's the rounded cup finely carved in openwork on the exterior with three boys supported on rockwork interspersed with flowers, one boy peering into the cup, another with his head turned sideways, and the third with his back to the washer, one hand holding the rim and the other clasping a ruyi scepter, the greenish-white stone with several whitish veins, wood stand (2). Length 5 in., 12.7 cm. Estimation 200,000 — 300,000 USD - Lot. Vendu 245,000 USD ... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2014

A celadon jade archaistic two-handled cup, 17th-18th century

A celadon jade archaistic two-handled cup, 17th-18th century. Photo Sotheby's carved to resemble an ancient gui with dragon-head loop handles and raised bosses on the sides, supported on a short grooved foot. Length 5 in., 12.7 cm. Estimation 6,000 — 8,000 USD - Lot. Vendu 6,875 USD Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York | 18 Mar 2014, 10:30 AM - www.sothebys.com
09 mars 2014

Pair of Mughal celadon jade chrysanthemum dishes, 18th-19th century

Pair of Mughal celadon jade chrysanthemum dishes, 18th-19th century. Photo Freeman's. The oblong dishes thinly and delicately carved with four concentric bands of petals radiating from the center, the sides flanked by a pair of floral form handles. L: 7 1/4 inches. Estimate $10,000-15,000 Freeman's. ASIAN ARTS.Saturday, March 15 at 10am - www.freemansauction.com
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