14 mars 2014

Exhibition of exceptional Chinese antiquities opens at Gagosian Gallery in New York

Large bronze horse, Eastern Han, 25–220; 51 x 46 inches (130 x 117 cm) © Gisèle Croës and Gagosian Gallery. NEW YORK - On the occasion of Asia Week New York, Brussels-based gallerist Gisèle Croës is pleased to present “Matter and Memory: Early Chinese Art Treasures,” an exhibition of exceptional Chinese antiquities at Gagosian New York, together with a new large-scale landscape painting by contemporary artist Zeng Fanzhi. The exhibition brings together more than forty works that each epitomize the technical... [Lire la suite]
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31 janvier 2014

Year of the Horse in Jewelry

David Webb 18K gold and ruby brooch. Photo courtesy of David Webb A Carved Coral, Coral and Emerald Horse Bangle Bracelet, by Van Cleef & Arpels circa 1975. Photo courtesy of FD Gallery 18K Gold, Silver, Mother-of-Pearl, Freshwater Pearl and Colored Stone ‘Plumed Horse’ Brooch, Rene Boivin, France. Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s An Amethyst, Emerald and Diamond Bangle Bracelet, by David Webb. Photo courtesy of Christie’s A Gold Pendant Necklace, by Van Cleef & Arpels. Photo courtesy of Christie’s Roberto Coin... [Lire la suite]

31 janvier 2014

Massive green-glazed horse. Chinese, Eastern Han dynasty, A.D. 25–220

Massive green-glazed horse. Chinese, Eastern Han dynasty, A.D. 25–220. Red earthenware with green glaze; h. 139.7 cm., l. 119.0 cm., w. 34.0 cm. (55 x 46 7/8 x 13 3/8 in.). Museum purchase, John Maclean Magie, Class of 1892, and Gertrude Magie Fund - 1997-32. Princeton Art University
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03 janvier 2014

A fine white jade carving of a horse and monkey, 18th century

A fine white jade carving of a horse and monkey, 18th century. Photo courtesy Bonhams. Superbly carved with a monkey clambering on the back of a recumbent horse, the stone an icy white color of even tone throughout. 2 in (5.1cm) long. Sold for US$ 47,500 (€34,839)Property from the Collection of Emmanuel Gran, by DescentBonhams. FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART, San Francisco, 17 Dec 2013 -www.bonhams.com
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17 septembre 2013

Monumental lions on view at Frieze Masters

Giovanni Battista Foggini (1652-1725) and workshop (attributed to), A pair of monumental marbles on original bases of a Lion and a Horse and a Lion and a Bull. White marble. Lion and Horse: 230 x 141 x 111 cm. Lion and Bull: 233 x 142 x 112 cm. Price:  in the region of £1.2 million. Tomasso Brothers Fine Art, Stand A9.  LONDON- Visitors to the stand of Tomasso Brothers Fine Art at Frieze Masters, Regent’s Park, London, from 17 to 20 October 2013, will be relieved that these ferocious feasting lions are made... [Lire la suite]
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16 octobre 2012

A German Silver-Gilt Drinking Vessel In The Form of a Horse. Mark of Christoph Mueller, Breslau, circa 1700

A German Silver-Gilt Drinking Vessel In The Form of a Horse. Mark of Christoph Mueller, Breslau, circa 1700. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2012 Realistically modeled, with detachable head, the base cast and chased with foliage, insects and turtles, marked on base and on cover bezel; 7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) high; 20 oz. 10 dwt. (649 gr.). Estimate $30,000 - $50,000 Provenance: The Ludwig Cahn-Speyer Collection, Vienna (before 1906)with J. Boehler, MunichRita da Costa Lydig, New York, soldThe American Art... [Lire la suite]


21 août 2012

An elegant jade carving of a horse.

An elegant jade carving of a horse. 18th or 19th century. Photo Bonhams The recumbent animal carved with its head turned backwards and to the right, looking at a monkey crouched by its hindquarters; the stone of almost whitish hue with some cloudy-white inclusions. 8.5cm (3 3/8in) long. Estimate: £20,000 - 30,000 (HK$ 240,000 - 360,000) (€25,000 - 38,000) Bonhams. 5 Sep 2012 11 a.m. London, Knightsbridge. Chinese & other Asian Works of Art
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13 août 2012

Round Tray on Conical Stand with Figures of Seated Man and Standing Horse in Center. 5th–3rd century BCE

Round Tray on Conical Stand with Figures of Seated Man and Standing Horse in Center. Bronze. H. 27.6; Diam. 25.5 cm Issyk, Semirechye/Zhetisu, chance find 1953, 5th–3rd century BCE. Central State Museum, Almaty: KP 8591. Photography © The Central State Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Almaty A seated mustached man dressed in trousers and tunic sits cross-legged, holding a cup in his right hand. He shares a gaze with a bridled horse standing stock still. The force of their gaze underscores the strength of the human-horse... [Lire la suite]
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19 juillet 2012

Jade figure of a horse. Late Ming or Qing dynasty, 17th century AD

Jade figure of a horse. Late Ming or Qing dynasty, 17th century AD. Height: 12.750 cm. Length: 20.500 cm. On loan from a private collection OA 26:20. The British Museum. © 2003 Private Collection © Trustees of the British Museum This impressive horse belongs to a small group of carved jade animals, mainly horses and buffaloes, carved on a much larger scale than usual, and all in the same range of green opaque stones. There is no direct evidence to help us define precisely when and for what purpose... [Lire la suite]
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12 mars 2011

Sotheby's to Auction Very Rare Secrétaire with Sevres Porcelain Plaques Stamped A. Weisweiler

Very Rare Secrétaire with Sèvres Porcelain Plaques stamped A. Weisweiler from the former Gustave de Rothschild Collection. Estimate €1.5-2.5m. Photo: Sotheby's. PARIS.-The sale of Important Furniture, Sculpture & Objets d’Art at Sotheby’sParis on 6 April comprises an exceptional ensemble of 230 precious items from a variety of European collections, including a rare Italian Renaissance bronze and a group of French 18th and early 19th century terracottas. Very Rare Secrétaire with Sèvres Porcelain Plaques stamped A.... [Lire la suite]


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