18 août 2019

Tang Dynasty Masterpieces of Early Chinese Gold and Silver from Dr. Johan Carl Kempe at Christie's NY, 12 September 2019

Lot 527. A pair of parcel-gilt silver hairpins, Tang dynasty (618-907). Each 13 1/8 in. (33.2 cm.) long, total weight 42.8 g. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The openwork head of each hammered silver, double-pronged hairpin has a fine openwork design of a lion facing a small bird perched on top of a large feathered plume surrounded by scrolling tendrils, leather box. Provenance: Dr. Johan Carl Kempe (1884-1967) Collection, Sweden, before 1954.Sotheby's... [Lire la suite]

10 août 2019

Chinese Gold from the Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth at Christie's New York, 26 March 2010

Lot 1292. A rare gold funerary mask, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 8 in. (20.3 cm.) high, Wt. 103.3 g. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 146,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Worked from thin gold sheet, with a decorative border stamped at the outer edge, the sheet crimped over the mouth, the nose, ears, eyes and brows which are incised with hair markings, as is a mustache above the mouth, with creases and wrinkles in the gold, the stamped design of the border also seen on two 'ribbons' attached to the... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2017

"Golden Techniques: Art of the Chinese Goldsmiths" at the Art Museum of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

HONG KONG - The research project “Ancient Chinese Gold Techniques” is a collaborative effort of Art Museum of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics Protection, the Master Studio of Chow Tai Fook, and the Conservation Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of Hong Kong, for the first time to use interdisciplinary research methods to reconstruct several major ancient goldsmithing techniques and the history of the development. Golden Techniques: Art of the Chinese... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2014

Royal Ontario Museum opens gates of China's Forbidden City with new centennial exhibition

Anonymous court painter, Portrait of Emperor Yongzheng in his study. Ink and colour on silk. Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period. Ht. 171.3 cm Wi. 156.5 cm.© The Palace Museum. TORONTO.- The Royal Ontario Museum unveiled The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors, presented by the Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation with Manulife as Lead Sponsor. The exhibition is on display in the Garfield Weston Exhibition Hall from Saturday, March 8 until Monday, September 1, 2014. Presented in collaboration with Beijing’s Palace Museum,... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2013

Gold Hairpin with a Butterfly-shaped Finial in Filigree, Early Qing period

Gold Hairpin with a Butterfly-shaped Finial in Filigree, Early Qing period. National Palace Museum Collection. Gold, rubies, sapphires, turquoise, Oriental Pearls, and kingfisher feathers. Overall length: 17.3 cm, width: 8.5 cm
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30 décembre 2013

Gilt Hairpin with Design of Squirrels and Grapes, Middle Qing period

Gilt Hairpin with Design of Squirrels and Grapes, Middle Qing period. National Palace Museum Collection. Gilt silver, Oriental Pearls, ruby, sapphire, tourmaline, green jadeite, and kingfisher feathers. Length: 21.5 cm, width: 8.7 cm
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08 septembre 2013

Two hardstone-inlaid silver floral hairpins, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Two hardstone-inlaid silver floral hairpins, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Photo: Sothebys. the first a flowering potted plant, the second a spray of chrysanthemum, each inset with jadeite, rose quartz and seed pearls (2). Length of larger 7 5/8  in., 19.4 cm. Estimation 5,000 — 7,000 USD  Provenance: Sotheby Parke-Bernet, 10th February 1979, lot 216.  Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York | 17 sept. 2013 -http://www.sothebys.com/
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29 mai 2013

A Pair of Ruby, Gold and Pearl Hairpins. Ming Dynasty, Wan Li, 16th Century

A Pair of Ruby, Gold and Pearl Hairpins. Ming Dynasty, Wan Li, 16th Century. Photo courtesy Susan Ollemans Length: 15.8cm. Price on request Susan Ollemans. 13 Georgian House, 10 Bury Street, London, SW1Y 6AA, United Kingdom. M 07775566356 - ollemans@tiscali.co.uk - http://www.ollemans.com
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14 juillet 2012

Chinese hairpin with a dragon, China, late Qing dynasty

Chinese hairpin with a dragon, China, late Qing dynasty. Width : 3/4 inch - Height : 6 1/4 inch - Depth : 5/8 inch. Gilt silver filigree dragon with some kingfisher feathers remaining on its beards. Little pendants hanging from birds and flowers. Two horns enhanced with beads. http://www.creative-museum.com Donation: Zhihua Yang. 
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10 juillet 2012

A group of gold hairpin with gems and a human figure. Ming dynasty

A group of gold hairpin with gems and a human figure. Ming dynasty (1368-1644). ©Guardian 2012 Length 120mm, 76mm; Weight 27g. Estimate: RMB 120,000-200,000 - Price Realized: RMB 241,500 China Guardian Auctions Co.,Ltd.. 2012 Spring Stamps and Covers, Coins, Banknotes and Bronze Mirrors Auction http://english.cguardian.com
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