07 septembre 2021

Important Archaic Bronzes from the MacLean Collection at Sotheby's New York, 21 September 2021

To compile a collection of Chinese archaic bronzes as comprehensive and varied as that of Barry MacLean is a remarkable feat. It is weapons and tools made of bronze that define the Bronze Age – as against the Stone or the Iron Age – but the repertoire of ancient China’s bronze casters was vast. To showcase their ingenuity and inventiveness is clearly what Barry MacLean had in mind, when he assembled this group. The classic ritual vessels and bells that were used in the ancestral ceremonies of the Shang (c.1600-1046 BC) and Zhou... [Lire la suite]

02 juillet 2021

Qing dynasty cloisonné enamel sold at Bonhams London, 7 June 2021

Lot 641. A large and rare archaistic cloisonné enamel lozenge-shaped vase, gu, Early 18th century; 46.5cm (18 2/8in) high. Estimate £3,000 - £5,000. Sold for £ 35,250 (€ 40,986). © Bonhams 2001-2021. The vase of lozenge section, cast as an archaic vessel with vertical flanges on the corners decorated with key-fret designs, the bulging mid-section with stylised taotie masks, the lower and upper sections similarly decorated with hanging plantain leaves dividing lotus sprays borne on tendrils, the... [Lire la suite]
10 novembre 2020

A large cloisonné enamel censer, fangding, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 84. A large cloisonné enamel censer, fangding, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 12¾ in. (32.4 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 52,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The censer has twin upright handles and is decorated to each side in bright enamels with a bold design of a taotie mask below a pair of confronting kui dragons divided by a vertical flange. The cover is bordered by a band of scrolling lotus below a finely worked... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2020

A massive documentary archaistic ritual bronze incense burner, FangDing, Qianlong

Lot 207. A massive documentary archaistic ritual bronze incense burner, FangDing, Qianlong, dated by inscription to the 41st year of the reign Qianlong corresponding to 1776 and of the period;  194cm (76 1/2in) high x 43cm (17in) deep x 94cm (37in) wide. Estimate £ 40,000 - £ 60,000. Sold for £ 93,812 (€ 103,740). Courtesy Bonhams. Of rectangular form, cast on each side with a taotie mask in low relief, with stylised body and claw motifs on the sides, against the... [Lire la suite]
20 mai 2020

Dehua porcelains from the Galster-Ireland Collection at Christie's New York, 15 - 16 March 2015

Robert Galster and Gilbert Ireland. This selection of Dehua porcelains from the Galster-Ireland Collection features an impressive group of Dehua figures and wares dating from the 17th through the 20th centuries. Formed over a 60-year period, primarily in New York, The Galster-Ireland collection reveals the keen, self-trained eye of a dedicated collector, with every piece exhibiting a different and endearing quality. Every object that was added to the collection was chosen for pure pleasure to the eye. Buying pieces that appealed to... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2019

An Archaic Bronze Ritual Vessel, Fangding, Western Zhou Dynasty, 1046-771 B.C.

Lot 3038. An Archaic Bronze Ritual Vessel, Fangding, Western Zhou Dynasty, 1046-771 B.C. H 31cm. Estimate HKD 3,200,000 - 3,800,000 (USD 407,584 - 484,006). Lot sold HKD 3,776,000 (USD 480,949). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance: Acquired in Tokyo Jufukaku Kobijutsu, 19 March 2011. Literature: 1. Man Minghui, The Bronze Age, Wenwu, 2015, p.90-33, no.702. Wu Zhenfeng, Shang Zhou Qingtongqi Mingwen Ji Tuxiang Jicheng Xubian, 2016, vol.1, p. 91, no. 94. Poly Auction Hong... [Lire la suite]

19 mars 2019

Treasure trove of Asian art to be sold by Hindman auction house

 © 2019 Hindman LCC. CHICAGO, IL.- Hindman LLC today announced the sale of Asian Works of Art, featuring property from the collections of Jane Davis Doggett and The Halim Time and Glass Museum, in addition to Chinese paintings from the estate of Mr. Julius Sih. Items from these collections, alongside numerous exceptional pieces of Chinese bronze and metalwork, will be sold at auction Monday, March 25, and will be on view in Chicago Thursday, March 21 through Monday, March 25. Several outstanding archaic... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2018

A blue and white incense burner, fangding, Qing dynasty

Lot 655. A blue and white incense burner, fangding, Qing dynasty; 19.2 cm, 7 1/2  in. Estimate: 100,000-150,000 HKD. Lot sold 225,000 HKD. © Sotheby's. the slightly tapered rectangular body supported on four tubular legs decorated with pendent leaves and ruyi-heads, rising to a constricted neck of corresponding form, the rim set with a pair of upright handles, the sides decorated with two archaistic dragon bands and flanked with vertical flanges.  Provenance: Tai... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2018

Very Rare Archaic Bronzes Lead Bonhams Fine Chinese Art Sale in London

© Bonhams 2001-2018 LONDON - Bonhams is delighted to offer an exceptional selection of Chinese ceramics and works of art, for sale on 17 May 2018 at New Bond St, London. The highlights include rare works of art ranging from archaic bronzes, early ceramics and later porcelain, Buddhist stone sculptures, Buddhist and Daoist bronze figures to jade, Imperial silk textiles, Imperial lacquer wares and coromandel screens. Many of the objects boast important collection provenance, including from a Royal Collection, Lord Cunliffe,... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2017

A fine emerald-green jadeite archaistic vessel and cover, fangding, late Qing dynasty

Lot 4275. A fine emerald-green jadeite archaistic vessel and cover, fangding, late Qing dynasty, 7 1/4 in. (18.5 cm.) overall high. Estimate HKD 3,000,000 - HKD 4,000,000. Price realised HKD 16,900,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The rectangular vessel raised on four tall angular scroll feet issuing from taotie masks, each side carved in shallow relief with taotiemotifts, the shorter sides of the rim with openwork handles enclosingruyi motifts and the body with lion-mask... [Lire la suite]