23 août 2009

Wang Mang 王莽 interregnum (A.D. 9-24). Da Quan Wu Shi

Wang Mang 王莽 interregnum (A.D. 9-24). Da Quan Wu Shi x 2 (28mm 6.5, 6.2g) - Price 9 USD @ wattwat Wang Mang 王莽 on Wiki : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_Mang or http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynastie_Xin
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23 août 2009

Eastern Han Dynasty (206 BC–220 AD). Ling Di Wu Zhu

Eastern Han Dynasty (206 BC–220 AD). Ling Di Wu Zhu 25.7mm x 2 - Price 9 USD @ wattwat Han Dynasty 漢朝 on wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han_Dynasty
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23 août 2009

Han Dynasty 漢朝. 8 Zhu Ban Liang

Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). 8 Zhu Ban Liang x 2(31.8, 30mm, 7.3, 7.7g) - Price 41 USD @ wattwat About Han Dynasty 漢朝 on wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han_Dynasty
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23 août 2009

Dazzling Cushion Cut Diamond Ring

Dazzling Cushion Cut Diamond Ring An extraordinary cushion-cut 12.18 carat diamond makes a bold statement in this outstanding ring. Impeccably set in a platinum band, the dazzling stone displays a fire and brilliance we have rarely seen. This fabulous gem has been certified by the Gemological Institute of America as displaying I color and SI1 clarity. Price : 444,500 € M.S. RAU ANTIQUES 630 Royal Street LA 70130 New Orleans - USA - Tel : +1 800 544 9440 - Email address : info@rauantiques.com - Website :... [Lire la suite]
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23 août 2009

Jian Yan Tong Bao

Jian Yan Tong Bao 1-cash in seal script Chinese Southern Song Dynasty (AD1127-1279) 1-cash coin. Fine character, rare variety. Initially cast in AD1127 under rule of 1st emperor Gao Zong. It's Hartill  17.4, grade 8, recommended value USD100. 23.8mm / 3.05g, VF. Price 20 USD @ dong_hua_zhai's Coins and Antiques   
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23 août 2009

Da Guan Tong Bao

Da Guan Tong Bao 1-cash large issue, Broad CAO GUAN variety The 4 characters are larger than regular issue. The first stroke of element  艹 CAO of character 觀 GUAN is strike through to the right and hence broad. Chinese name called" GUANG CAO GUAN". Written by emperor himself in elegant Slender Gold style. Cast under rule of emperor Hui Zong of Northern Song dynasty. 25.22mm, 3.17g, small pin hole at 7 o'cock, XF. Price 20 USD @ dong_hua_zhai's Coins and Antiques  Note : Chinese coins from Northern Song... [Lire la suite]
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23 août 2009

Tai Ping Tong Bao

Rare Tai Ping Tong Bao 1-cash large issue, large dot on reverse left. Cast during rule of emperor Tai Zong of  Northern Sung Dynasty (AD960-1127) during Tai Ping Xing Guo period (AD976-983). 24.83mm / 4.34g, beautiful XF. Price 120 USD @ dong_hua_zhai's Coins and Antiques Note: Chinese coins from Northern song dynasty (AD960 - 1127) are famous for the beautiful Chinese calligraphy and fine quality. One interesting feature in this period is the matched coins. 2 coins in different calligraphic styles but in same period... [Lire la suite]
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23 août 2009

Two white-glazed anhua-decorated stem cups. Yuan/Ming dynasty, 14th-16th century

Two white-glazed anhua-decorated stem cups. Yuan/Ming dynasty, 14th-16th century. Image Christie's Ltd 2009 The smaller with deep rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, and decorated in relief on the interior with a dragon pursuing a flaming pearl amidst clouds, all under a blue-tinted white glaze; the larger with broad bowl, the interior decorated in relief with the bajixiang (Eight Buddhist Emblems) below the rim, all under a white glaze. 4 3/8 and 5 7/8 in. (11.2 and 15 cm.) diam. (2) Est. $3,000 - $5,000 ... [Lire la suite]
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23 août 2009

The Count Harrach Collection @ Rohrau schloss

Master of the Female Half-Length Portraits (flourished 2nd third of 16th Century) Three Ladies Making Music, betw. 1530 and 1550/60.  Oil on Oak, 60 cm x 53 cm. W. F. 169 The art gallery of the Counts Harrach was founded in a period when culture was flourishing in the estates of Austria. The three members of the old family responsible for the largest and most beautiful part of the collection, Counts Ferdinand Bonaventura I, Alois Thomas Raimund and Ernst Guido, expressed their interest in the visual arts by... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2009

'Rembrandt: The Embrace of Darkness and Light' @ the Nevada Museum of Art

Rembrandt van Rijn, Self-Portrait Leaning on a Stone Sill, 1639, etching, 8 13/16 x 7 1/16 inches. Anonymous gift and Katherine E. Bullard Fund in Memory of Francis Bullard. RENO, NV.- Celebrating the life and legacy of the legendary Dutch painter and etcher Rembrandt van Rijn, the Nevada Museum of Art presents a major exhibit of etchings in its winter 2009 feature exhibition Rembrandt: The Embrace of Darkness and Light from November 7, 2009 through January 17, 2010. Displayed alongside a re-creation of the artist’s printmaking... [Lire la suite]