13 septembre 2011

A bronze incense burner (koro), 19th century

A bronze incense burner (koro), 19th century. Photo Bonhams The fanciful incense burner cast and carved as a dragon fish (shachi) rising up on its tail, a long cord hanging from its mouth, the separately cast head removable to reveal the reservoir in the body, lengthy inscription on a rectangular plaque on the tail; 7 1/2in (19.1cm) high - Estimate: US$1,500 - 2,000 Bonhams. Fine Japanese Works of Art, 13 Sep 2011, New York www.bonhams.com
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31 août 2011

A gilt-metal incense burner. Xuande six-character mark

 A gilt-metal incense burner. Xuande six-character mark. Photo: Bonhams Decorated with four character roundels and an inset six-character mark amongst dragons or other mythical beasts. 10cm (4in) high Bonhams. Chinese & other Asian Works of Art. Knightsbridge, 7 Sep 2011 at 10:30 www.bonhams.com
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27 mai 2011

Arabic-inscribed circular bronze box and cover & quatrelobed incense burner. Ming dynasty

An Arabic-inscribed circular bronze box and cover. Ming dynasty. Photo Bonhams Of large circular form, the cover cast with a central medallion enclosing an Arabic invocation within a circular border cast with continous foliate wavy scroll, the base cast with apocryphal Zhengde two-character mark. 23.8cm wide. (2). Estimate: HK$300,000 - 500,000, US$ 39,000 - 64,000. Unsold 明 梵字紋圓蓋盒 陽文「正德」篆書款 The inscription on this box is the bismallah, the formula which appears at the start of every sutra or chapter in the Qur'an, and appears... [Lire la suite]
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27 juillet 2009

A collection of Limoges champlevé enamelled copper sold @ Sotheby's London

French, Limoges, circa 1220-1240. Bookcover champlevé enamelled copper. 22 by 11cm., 8 5/8 by 4¼in. Est. 50,000—70,000 GBP. Sold 118,850 GBP PROVENANCE: Jacqueline Boccador, Paris NOTE: Thirteenth century Limoges enamel bookcovers of the crucifixion were simplified to relate the story clearly and powerfully. The present plaque, like a similar bookcover sold in the Dormeuil collection, Sotheby's, Paris, 2007, no 18, succeeds with marked elegance. The composition is centered by a figure of the crowned Christ as an... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2009

A collection of chinese blue and white, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

A Chinese blue and white 'dragon' vase. Kangxi (1662-1722) The slender baluster sides painted with a large writhing dragon clasping the 'sacred' pearl in one claw amongst firing cloud scrolls, the slightly flaring neck encircled by bands of ruyi, clouds, keyfret and jewels, small glaze crack. 46.6 cm. high. Est. €6,000 - €9,000 A Chinese blue and white rouleau vase. Kangxi (1662-1722) The cylindrical body painted with a continuous river landscape with steep rocks, a solitary figure seated on an outcrop, three... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2008

The Art Institute of Chicago : Incense Burner in the form of a Duck, Song dynasty (960-1279), 12th century

Incense Burner in the form of a Duck, Song dynasty (960-1279), 12th century. Qingbai ware; porcelain with underglaze carved decoration. 19.1 x 15.1 cm (7 1/2 x 6 in.). Gift of Russell Tyson, 1941.963. The Art Institute of Chicago
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29 septembre 2008

Arts of the Islamic World @ Sotheby's London

A silver-inlaid cast brass incense burner, probably Mosul, 1240-60 LONDON.- Sotheby’s Arts of the Islamic World sale will offer an exceptional range of works originating from across the varying cultures and areas that are commonly considered to constitute the Islamic World. Fine examples of ancient manuscripts, ceramics, metalwork, weaponry, textiles, ceramics and paintings from North Africa, the Middle East, Turkey, Islamic Spain and South Asia all feature in the sale. METALWORK The highlight of the sale is an important... [Lire la suite]