25 mars 2020

A fine and rare gilt-splashed rectangular censer, fang ding, Yongzheng cast six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 3619. A fine and rare gilt-splashed rectangular censer, fang ding, Yongzheng cast six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735); 5 3/4 in. (14.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 700,000 - HKD 900,000. Price Realized HKD 1,940,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  Sturdily cast standing on four cylindrical legs, applied on the rim with two upright handles and on the four corners with 'C'-scroll flanges, the body cast in shallow relief on each side with a pair of confronting stylised... [Lire la suite]

08 décembre 2016

ARTS D’ASIE chez Sotheby's Paris, 15 décembre 2016

  Paris – Dernier rendez-vous de l’année chez Sotheby’s à Paris, la vente d’Arts d’Asie se tiendra le 15 décembre à la galerie Charpentier. La première session offrira une collection de pierres dures sculptées et jades archaïques chinois comprenant l’ancienne collection Max Loehr (1903 – 1988). L’après-midi, un remarquable ensemble de 114 lots provenant de diverses collections particulières européennes sera mis en vente. Cette session rassemble une belle sélection de bronzes chinois et tibétains. De rares exemples de jades... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2014

An archaistic green jade rectangular incense burner, fang ding, 17th-18th century

An archaistic green jade rectangular incense burner, fang ding, 17th-18th century. Photo courtesy Bonhams. The stone with some darker inclusions and shaped as an archaistic fang ding vessel embellished with a taotie mask on each side between columns of flanges beneath two loop handles at the lipped rim incised with leiwen scroll, the separately formed slender legs each carved with an archaistic bird's head above a line of leiwen and C-scrolls, fixed wood stand. 22.3cm (8¾in) high. Sold for £27,500 (€32,985) Provenance: Collection... [Lire la suite]
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06 novembre 2012

Asian Art auctions at Koller Zurich: Record results thanks to the large demand from Chinese bidders

Figure of a Pancaraksha goddess, Nepalese School, Tibet, 14/15th century. Gilt copper alloy with stone inlays. H 32 cm. Sold for CHF 3.24 million. ZURICH.- Koller Auctions concluded its two days of Asian Art auctions on 30/31 October with an outstanding turnover of CHF 7.5 million. Chinese art accounted for the lion’s share, including a gilt figure of the Buddhist Pancaraksha goddess from the 14/15th century, which sold to a Chinese telephone bidder for CHF 3.24 million – one of the highest results worldwide for a comparable... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2012

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art's New Chinese Galleries Opening January 27

Guanyin of the Southern Sea, Liao (907-1125) or Jin Dynasty (1115-1234) Chinese; Wood with multiple layers of paint 95 x 65 inches (241.3 x 165.1 cm); Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 34-10  KANSAS CITY, MO.- The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City has completed renovation on four of its Chinese galleries, and they will be opened to the public at the start of the Museum’s Chinese New Year celebration, which begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27. The main Chinese gallery and the Temple Room re-opened in 2010 and... [Lire la suite]
11 février 2010

Sotheby’s poursuit deux enchérisseurs chinois pour non-paiement

A cloisonné 'fang ding' censer and cover . Mark and period of Qianlong. Sold 800,000 HKD. photo Sotheby's HONG KONG [11.02.10] – La maison de vente aux enchères Sotheby’s poursuit deux acheteurs chinois pour un impayé total de 270 000 dollars (environ 196 000 euros) lors de sa vente d’octobre 2009 à Hong Kong a annoncé Kevin Ching, directeur de Sotheby’s Asie. Wei Qifang, l’acheteur d’un encensoir et de son couvercle de la Dynastie Qing d’une valeur d’environ 75 000 euros lors de la vente du 8 octobre 2009 rechigne à payer... [Lire la suite]