23 février 2019

A rare limestone head of Buddha, Tang dynasty, Early 8th century, possibly Longmen caves

Lot 375. A rare limestone head of Buddha, Tang dynasty, Early 8th century, possibly Longmen caves; 11 in. (28 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price Realized USD 62,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The long face carved with serene expression, with crisply carved mouth and nose whose edges continue up into the well-defined brows gracefully arched above the equally well-carved eyes, the hair dressed in tight spiralled curls that also cover the prominent usnisa, the fine-grained grey... [Lire la suite]

14 août 2018

Pottery sancai miniature ewer, China, Tang dynasty, early 8th century

Pottery sancai miniature ewer, China, Tang dynasty, early 8th century, Height: 5 inches, 12.7 cm, Width: 3 inches,7.5 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art. A pottery ewer, the rounded body is supported on a tall, stepped foot with flat base and is surmounted by a slender neck that rises from a single ridge and terminates in a mouth that is pinched into a trefoil shape. The mouth is joined to the body by a double strap handle, which is ornamented by two circular studs and a scrolled finial. Thin engraved lines encircle... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2017

Lidded container with birds and floral scrolls, mid-Tang dynasty, early 8th century

Lidded container with birds and floral scrolls, China, Shaanxi province, probably Xi’an, mid-Tang dynasty, early 8th century. Cast, hammered, and turned silver with chased and ring-punched decoration and mercury gilding. Purchase, Freer Gallery of Art, F1931.17a-b © 2017 Smithsonian Institution This object is not gold but rather gilt silver. The entire surface of the finished piece was heavily gilded after the decoration was chased into it, filling the recessed lines with gold and making it look as... [Lire la suite]
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03 janvier 2017

Camel, China, early 8th century, Tang dynasty

Camel, China, early 8th century, Tang dynasty. Earthenware with tri-color glaze, height: 24.25 in, 61.59 cm; width: 17.25 in, 43.81 cm. Museum purchase with funds from Collectors' Choice 1982, 1983.243 © Denver Art Museum Symbolic of the great desert caravans along the Silk Road, glazed earthenware camels were often placed in the tombs of wealthy Chinese merchants.
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09 septembre 2016

Gisèle Croës - Art d'Extrême Orient à la Biennale des Antiquaires 2016

Archaic bronze vessel, Gu - Shang dynasty (1600-­-1050 BC), Anyang culture (1300-­-1050 BC), 12th-11th Century BC. Bronze with green patina, malachite encrustation - Ht 31 cm (12 1/4 in.) Pictogram inside the foot - X-ray ©studio Roger Asselberghs - Frédéric Dehaen Bronze bell, Nao - Late Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1050 BC). Bronze with green and blue patina, malachite and azurite encrustation - Ht 57,4 cm (22 10/16 in.). Microanalysis ASA - Provenance: Swiss private collection. ©studio Roger Asselberghs - Frédéric Dehaen... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2015

A rare repoussé and parcel-gilt silver bowl, Tang dynasty, early 8th century

Lot 8073. A rare repoussé and parcel-gilt silver bowl, Tang dynasty, early 8th century. Estimate US$ 30,000 - 50,000 (€27,000 - 45,000). Sold for US$ 161,000 (€ 130,766). Photo: Bonhams. Finely worked in repoussé with fourteen raised lobed petals on the exterior inlaid in gilt with delicate symmetrical foliate scrolls, the register above gilt with various animals including deer, rabbit, geese and birds in flight amongst grasses and trees and all against a finely stippled ground, the circular raised foot... [Lire la suite]