11 mai 2017

Sotheby's London sales of Chinese art total £6.5 Million

Lot 138. A Magnificent and Extremely Rare Large Carved Cinnabar Lacquer Dish, Late Yuan-Early Ming Dynasty, 44.5cm. Est. £400,000-600,000 / HK$3,860,000-5,790,000. Sold for £1,568,750 / US$2,035,453 / HK$15,876,533. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- Sotheby’s May series of Chinese art sales in London concluded today having realised a combined total of £6,537,125 / US$8,481,920 / HK$66,158,976 – a sum in excess of the pre-sale estimate of £3.4-5 million. A selection of ceramics and works of art across the... [Lire la suite]

21 mars 2017

Xu Beihong (1895-1953), Horse, 1942

Lot 2075. Xu Beihong (1895-1953), Horse, 1942. Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, inscribed and signed by the artist, dated renwu (1942), dedicated to Fengzi, with two artist's seals reading Xu and Beihong zhi hua. 27 5/8 x 20in (70.3 x 50.6cm). Rstimate USD 80,000 ~ 120,000. Sold for US$ 87,500 (€81,003). Photo: Bonhams. Note: Xu Beihong has dedicated the painting to Lü Fengzi (1886-1959) (呂鳳子), his teacher and fellow artist. In addition to being in... [Lire la suite]
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02 novembre 2016

A sancai-glazed pottery horse, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 287. A sancai-glazed pottery horse, Tang Dynasty (618-907). Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  standing foursquare on a rectangular base with the head raised, ears pricked and held slightly to the left, the body with streaky ochre and cream glazes, the breast, crupper and halter straps in ochre hung with green foliate-shaped plaques, the saddle, saddle blanket, hooves and base unglazed, wood stand. Quantité: 2 - 49.5 cm, 19 1/2  in.. Provenance: Asahi... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2016

A rare carved wood figure of a horse, Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 1444. A rare carved wood figure of a horse, Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Price Realised  USD 6,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2011. Portrayed standing with head facing forward, the body carved from a single section with separately attached legs, tail and neck, the narrow head carved with sensitive eyes, pricked ears and mouth open in a whinny; 9½ in. (24.1 cm.) long  Provenance: Sotheby's, New York, 6 December 1989, lot 66.  Note: A similar, although much larger (86.4 cm.), Han dynasty... [Lire la suite]
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25 août 2016

Middle Eastern Art & Chinese ceramics lead Skinner's Asian Works of Art Auction

Lot 387. Cinnabar Vase, detail, China, 18th-19th century. Estimate $3,000-5,000. Photo Skinner. BOSTON, MASS.- Skinner, Inc. will present an Asian Works of Art auction of over 700 lots on Friday, September 16, 2016 at 11AM, coinciding with Asia week auctions in New York City. The auction features several important private collections, including early Middle Eastern ceramics and manuscripts, tomb pottery from the Han and Tang periods, and an exceptional collection of early monochrome miniature ceramics from the Tang... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2016

First exhibition in Australia to focus on the art of the Tang Empire on view in Sydney

  "Tang: treasures from the Silk Road capital" SYDNEY.- The Art Gallery of New South Wales is presenting Tang: treasures from the Silk Road capital, the first exhibition in Australia to focus on the art of the Tang Empire. Tang: treasures from the Silk Road capital features a wondrous array of rare gold, silver and glass artefacts as well as ceramics, sculptures and mural paintings from the Tang Empire, many of which are national treasures of China and attesting to their great cultural significance. Some of the... [Lire la suite]

18 janvier 2016

Horse, Northern Wei dynasty, 400 - 500

Horse, Northern Wei dynasty, 400 - 500, tomb figure, terracotta, h 23.3cm × w 21.0cm × d 18.3cm. AK-MAK-533. On loan from the Vereniging van Vrienden der Aziatische Kunst, 1972. Rijksmusem, Amsterdam. Caparisoned horse; traces of polychrome. In ancient China, oxcarts were vehicles used by wealthy people. Model carts found in tombs formed part of the representation of the deceased’s daily life. The horse is several centuries older and has a small, finely modelled head characteristic of the period. The blanket... [Lire la suite]
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05 janvier 2016

Han Dynasty Horse Highlights Cheshire Fair - UK

Chinese Han Dynasty earthenware model of a horse. Price £3,250 at Cooper Events. A 2000-year-old Chinese earthenware model of a horse from the tomb of a wealthy Chinese ruler will be a major attraction when it goes on sale at The Tatton Park Antiques, Decorative & Art Fair from 8th - 10th January. Dating from between 206BC - 220AD, the horse originates from the Chinese Han Dynasty and is a large example of its type at 62cm high. It belongs to dealer Paul Burnett from Bristol who sells antiquities amongst his... [Lire la suite]
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06 août 2015

6th edition of the International Glass Biennale opens October 15 throughout Alsace-Lorraine Region

Sylvie Lander, Ex Tempore, tondo de verre Ø 250 cm (mur ouest du transept sud : place de la première horloge astronomique en 1352). Courtesy the artist © DR. STRASBOURG.- Initiated by the European Studio Glass Art Association (ESGAA) and its president, Laurent Schmoll, the International Glass Biennale has organized, from October 15 to November 29 2015, its sixth edition: Lux Aeterna. This Biennale has become the major event of the glass medium, the Biennale traces a rich journey of exhibitions and cultural... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2015

An unusual painted and burnished red pottery figure of a horse, China, Warring States Period-Western Han dynasty

An unusual painted and burnished red pottery figure of a horse, China, Warring States Period-Western Han dynasty, circa 3rd-1st century BC. Estimate $.1,000 - $1,500. Price Realized $6,875 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Shown standing foursquare with head raised, the knife-pared body painted black and burnished; 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) high, box Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1990.  Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH... [Lire la suite]