20 novembre 2015

New York firm's specialists tracked private sources to bring fresh antiques to auction

Combined full-length and close-up views of important Chinese white jade figural study of lady carrying peach branch over shoulder. Provenance: Estate of Sen. William Andrews Clark (1839-1925) and thence by descent; Christie’s auction ‘The Clark Family, An American Dynasty.’ Est. $25,000-$35,000. Image courtesy of Lester Ramsey Auctions. FOREST HILLS, NY.- Kyo Wu, the trusted art historian who founded Lester Ramsey Auctions in 2010, said his team left no stone unturned in preparing for the company’s Dec. 6 Fine... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2015

'A Passion for Jade: The Heber Bishop Collection' on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Pillow in the shape of an infant boy, 19th century. Qing dynasty (1644–1911). China. Jade (nephrite); H. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm); W. 4 in. (10.2 cm); L. 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.426). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. NEW YORK, NY.- An installation of some 100 precious carvings in Chinese and Mogul jade and other hardstones, collected by Heber R. Bishop, will go on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art beginning March 14. Featuring... [Lire la suite]
22 juin 2015

Majesty of the ancient Maya: Treasures of an extraordinary civilisation on view in Liverpool

Queen of Uxmal, limestone sculpture. © Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes - Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia. Fotógrafo Ignacio Guevara. LIVERPOOL.- World Museum in Liverpool invites visitors to uncover the hidden treasures of the ancient Mayas this summer, with the opening of a breathtaking exhibition in the city; the only place to host it in the UK. Opened on 19 June and running until 18 October 2015, Mayas: revelation of an endless time, looks back thousands of years to the Mesoamerican... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2015

Preview of Hemmerle’s 2015 New York Spring Viewing

Hemmerle earrings, diamonds, smoky quartz tassel, dzi beads, bronze, silver, white gold. Hemmerle earrings, jade, diamonds, copper, white gold. Hemmerle bangle, tourmalines, brass, white gold.  Hemmerle earrings, jade, diamonds, silver. white gold.  Hemmerle are holding private viewings in New York May 5 – 9, 2015, to book an appointment email info@hemmerle.com or call +49 89 24 22 600. www.hemmerle.com
02 mai 2015

Jade and glass cicadas, Han Dynasty from the Tsuneichi Inoue Collection at Sotheby's, 13 may 2015

A study group of jade and glass cicadas, Han Dynasty. Estimate 2,500 — 3,000 GBP (3,391 - 4,070 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. comprising: a jade cicada and two glass cicadas; together with a glass dragon ornament, Warring States period, Japanese wood boxes. Quantité: 7. The largest: 5.5cm., 2 1/4 in. Provenance: The jade and glass cicadas: Mayuyama & Co. Ltd., Tokyo. Exhibition: The jade and glass cicadas: Tokubetu tenkan toyo kodai galasu... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2015

A rare large bluish olive-green jade ge dagger-axe, China, Late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC

A rare large bluish olive-green jade ge dagger-axe, China, Late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC. Estimate $100,000 – $150,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The broad blade with beveled edges and pronounced median ridge on each side extending from the hafting hole to the tip, the hole drilled from both sides, the softly polished, moss-green stone with opaque white and black markings - 15 in. (38 cm.) long, box Provenance: With Bluett & Sons, London, 1986.The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York. Notes:... [Lire la suite]

09 mars 2015

The beauty of jade Warring States Period and Han Dynasty jades on view at Throckmorton Fine Art

The 75 archaic small-scale Chinese jade carvings on view are nothing less than sculptures, works of art remarkable not just for their extraordinary workmanship but also because they embody the vast and complex field of Chinese cosmology and mythology. NEW YORK, NY.- Throckmorton Fine Art is presenting an important exhibition of ancient Chinese jade created during the first high age in their development, from CA 475 BCE during the Warring States era, to 220 CE, the 2nd century BC, under the Early Han Dynasty, from March 5th to April... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2014

Jade demon mask, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-906) or later

Jade demon mask, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-906) or later. Height: 5.800 cm - Width: 4.800 cm. Asia OA 28:3. Private Collection © 2003 Private Collection. This powerful, half-human face has an open jaw with fangs. Veins are incised on the forehead and small bunches of hair encircle the two horns. The back of the head is hollowed out and a central hole pierces the mask vertically. It is not known what the mask was made for, but it could have been a fitting or inlay for some larger item in another material which has not survived. ... [Lire la suite]
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30 juillet 2014

JAR Paris - Pendant Brooch, jade, garnets, sapphires, spinels, tourmalines, diamonds, silver and gold

JAR Paris - Pendant Brooch, jade, garnets, sapphires, spinels, tourmalines, diamonds, silver and gold.
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25 juillet 2014

jade Bi Discs, Eastern Han Dynasty & Qianlong period,

Bi Disc, 1726-1795, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), Qianlong period. Jade, mounted on a carved teakwood stand. Anonymous Gift, 1945, E24776 © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. Bi Disc, Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220 C.E.). Jade. Anonymous Gift, 1945, E39477 © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. The bi disc is prescribed in the Western Han dynasty (206-8 B.C.E.) Book of Rites as one of six ritual jade shapes in ancient China, although they are also found in burials dating to 2500 B.C.E. Although the meaning of... [Lire la suite]
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