05 mars 2018

A Gilt Bronze Escutcheon, pushou, Northern Wei-Northern Qi Dynasty (386-577)

 Lot 8032. A Gilt Bronze Escutcheon, pushou, Northern Wei-Northern Qi Dynasty (386-577); 6 1/4in (15.5cm) high. Estimate US$ 15,000 - 25,000 (€ 12,000 - 20,000). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Cast in near symmetry, the zoomorphic mask framed by tall, thin ears flanking meandering horns above bulging eyes and a leaf-shaped ornament above the forehead, the snout with flaring nostrils, and an open mouth displaying curling fangs, the bronze gilded with areas of green patina, the mask punched with three holes to... [Lire la suite]

04 mars 2018

A Gilt Bronze Figure Of A Guardian Lion, Northern Qi-Sui Dynasty (550-618)

Lot 8031. A Gilt Bronze Figure Of A Guardian Lion, Northern Qi-Sui Dynasty (550-618); 4in (10.3cm) high. Estimate US$ 12,000 - 18,000 (€ 9,700 - 15,000) © Bonhams 2001-2018 Seated on its haunches with front legs firmly braced, the well-delineated head with bulging eyes and exposed fangs, supported by a powerful body, the fur of the broad mane, forelegs and tail finely cast, the overall gilded surface gilded with a vivid green encrusted patina.  Property from the Collection of Sally S. and Decatur H. Miller... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2018

A gilt bronze figure of seated Buddha, China, Sixteen Kingdoms period, first half of the 5th century

Lot 4. A gilt bronze figure of seated Buddha, China, Sixteen Kingdoms period, first half of the 5th century. Height: 5 1/2  in. (14 cm). Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2013 Provenance: Private Japanese collection, early 20th century Literature: Y. Murata, "New examples of the early Chinese bronze Buddha”, Ars Buddhica 305, 2009. Note: Portable religious icons provide evidence of the early transmission of Buddhism from Central Asia into China. Gilt-bronze figures of Buddha were particularly... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2018

A gilt bronze figure of a boddhisatva, Sixteen Kingdoms period (304–439)

Lot 19. A gilt bronze figure of a boddhisatva, Sixteen Kingdoms period (304–439); 7.5cm., 3in. Estimate 6,000 - 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2015 cast seated on a rectangular pedestal, the hands folded in dhyanamudra, wearing long robes falling into voluminous folds, the face with a meditative expression and the hair piled up into a high chignon, wood stand and Japanese wood box . Quantité: 3. Provenance: Mayuyama & Co. Ltd, Tokyo. Note: This figure of... [Lire la suite]
19 décembre 2017

A gilt bronze harness trapping, probably Tang dynasty, 7th-8th century

Lot 384. A gilt bronze harness trapping, probably Tang dynasty, 7th-8th century. H. 8,3 cm. Estimate 1.000/1.500 €. Lot sold 1.100 €. Courtesy Nagel Serrated leaf form. Decorated in relief with a hunting scene, with a small loop on top for suspension, the reverse side plain, the front gilded.  Provenance: Bought in 2000 from J.H.W. Investment & Trading Limited, Hong Kong. Described and illustrated in: Regina Krahl: Collection Julius Eberhardt. Early Chinese Art, vol. 2, Hong Kong 2004, p. 80f. ... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2017

A record-setting sale of Korean works of art rings up $366,366 at Lark Mason Associates on iGavel Auctions

19th century Korean Ancestor Portrait, detail, Gouache on Paper, Hanging Scroll, image: 25 by 17 1/2, overall length: 59 in. Estimate $700-1000. Sold for $ 81,250. Lark Mason Associates. NEW BRAUNFELS, TX.- Exceeding all expectations, the sale of Korean Works of Art at Lark Mason Associates on the iGavel Auctions platform closed on April 26th with a sale total of $366,366 including buyers premium. Fifty lots of ceramics, paintings, furniture and metalwork, most of which emanated from a local... [Lire la suite]

11 septembre 2016

A small Chinese gilt bronze scholar's censer, Early Qing dynasty

Lot 68. A small Chinese gilt bronze scholar's censer, Early Qing dynasty. Estimate $2,500-3,500. Sold for $4,375. Photo Freeman's of cylindrical form and raised on tripod feet, cast with flowers and fu bats against a diaper ground and between key fret bands. H: 2 in., 5 cm Provenance: Property from a New York collection Freeman's. Asian Arts, Sat, Sep 10 2016 10:00 AM
11 septembre 2016

A small Chinese gilt bronze cosmetics box and cover, 17th-18th century

Lot 66. A small Chinese gilt bronze cosmetics box and cover, 17th-18th century. Estimate $3,000-5,000. Unsold. Photo Freeman's the round body and cover cast with overlapping petals. D: 2 in., 5 cm Provenance: Property from a New York collection Freeman's. Asian Arts, Sat, Sep 10 2016 10:00 AM
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08 septembre 2016

Chinese belt buckles offer a new take on men's fashion accessories

Five Chinese belt buckles, Warring States period (475-221 BC). Photo Gianguan Auctions.  NEW YORK, NY.- Men’s fashion has been hooked on the belt ever since warriors tucked weapons into bronze girdles and Chinese emperors elevated elaborate garment hooks to status symbols. While today’s luxury item is the $550,000.00 Swiss-made white gold, titanium and diamond buckle, it is not as distinctive as the Fifth Century gilt bronze and jade diagou models coming to auction at Gianguan... [Lire la suite]
02 juin 2016

Artcurial announces first sale of the year entirely dedicated to Asian Art

 PARIS.- On June 21st, Artcurial will hold its first sale of the year entirely dedicated to Asian Art. This event is eagerly awaited by international collectors and will have two distinct sections: one focussing on Chinese Art including a private Parisian collection of 20 white porcelain pieces from the 17th to the 19th century and a small sitting Buddha statue (estimation: 8 000 – 12 000 € / 8 800 – 13 200 $); the other focussing on Japanese art will be headed by a group of ivory sculptures showing two doves... [Lire la suite]