20 juin 2011

Rhinoceros Horn Carvings and Scholars' Objects @ Bonhams

A rhinoceros horn libation cup. Qing Dynasty, 18th Century. Photo Bonhams The conical horn well carved and undercut with a handle formed by a rocky outcropping and the reticulated trunks of deciduous trees overlapping a gnarled pine with its upper branches extending into the interior, a lower bough stretching over a rocky overhang to frame a seated Chinese sage accompanied by two youthful attendants, all pondering the landscape formed by jagged cliffs scattered with maple and other deciduous trees silhouetted against a meandering... [Lire la suite]
06 juin 2011

Two Saint Sebastian, 17th & 18th century @ Nagel Auktionen

Saint Sebastian. 2nd half of 17th century. Photo Nagel Auktionen Oak wood, carved with a slightly flattened back. Polychromy missing, Later plinth. H. 87 cm. Damaged. Estimate 1200 € Saint Sebastian. South German, early 18th century. Photo Nagel Auktionen Limewood, carved in full round. Later polychromy. H. 106 cm. Damages. Estimate 1000€ Nagel Auktionen. June 9th 2011. www.auction.de
26 mai 2011

Chinese 18th century's monochromes @ Czerny's

An important white porcelain vase. Qianlong six-character seal mark. Qing dynasty, 18th Century.. Photo Czerny's Globular body on a ring-shaped foot; long, cylindrical neck slightly flared at the border, decorated with relieved and engraved palm leaves; at the first part of the body a wide band with branches of peonies, a lingzhi decoration at the shoulder; covered by a warm, cream white glaze showing the underneath decorations, at the base a six-character seal mark. Excellent conditions. high 33,2 cm. Estimate 15000.00 |... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2011

A rare lacquered case. Southern China or Vietnam, 18th Century.

A rare case. Southern China or Vietnam, 18th Century. Photo Czerny's Rectangular shape, black lacquered ground finely decorated with plumb threads and dragons among mother-of-pearl clouds, subsequent brass hinge and lock. high 13,5 cm. Estimate 2500.00 | 3500.00 € CZERNY'S INTERNATIONAL AUCTION HOUSE 11 june 2011. Ltd. P.zza V. Veneto, 17-19 19038 Sarzana (Sp) Italy. Tel.: +39 0187 69 13 76 Fax: +39 0187 69 27 03 info@czernys.com
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19 mai 2011

A fine Mughal-style agate brush washer. Early 18th century

A fine Mughal-style agate brush washer. Early 18th century. Photo Bonhams Of deep oval form, the sides finely carved in imitation of a chrysanthemum, each side with chrysanthemum-form handles suspending loose-ring handles, carved wood stand. 14.5cm (5¾in) wide (2). Sold for £14,40 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 12 May 2011, New Bond Street www.bonhams.com  
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18 mai 2011

A blanc-de-chine pear-shaped vase & A rare blanc-de-chine barrel-shaped jar and cover. 18th century

A blanc-de-chine pear-shaped vase. 18th century. Photo Bonhams The slender body applied on one side with a tall upright coiling branch of plum blossom, the shoulder with two amusing elephant-head handles, the ears open. 26.5cm (10½in) high. Estimate: £4,000 - 6,000, HKD 51,000 - 76,000, $ 6,500 - 9,800. Unsold. A rare blanc-de-chine barrel-shaped jar and cover. 18th century. Photo Bonhams The exterior applied with a large spray of plum blossom, between two applied lion-mask handles and small bosses around the rims. 14.5cm... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2011

Six famille verte saucer dishes, probably 18th century

Six famille verte saucer dishes. Five with Chenghua six-character marks, one with a Yongzheng six-character mark, the porcelain probably 18th century. Photo Bonhams Delicately and brightly enamelled on each plain dish, five with a single green-robed lady variously punting a leaf raft, accompanied by a mythical phoenix, riding a cloud, accompanied by a deer, and greeting a small boy, the sixth dish with two elegant ladies watching two flying butterflies. 20.5cm (8 1/8in) diam. (6). Sold for £264,000 Bonhams.... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2011

A rare Mughal gem-set jade-hilted dagger (peshkabz), North West India, 17th-18th century & A jade-hilted dagger, India, 18th ct

A rare Mughal gem-set jade-hilted dagger (peshkabz), North West India, 17th-18th century. Photo Sotheby's the tapering curved watered-steel blade with broad flattened back chiselled and overlaid in gold with a pendant palmette, the dark-green jade pistol-grip hilt inlaid with scrolling tendrils of gold issuing floral rosettes, buds and leaves kundun-set with cabochon rubies and cut diamonds, velvet-covered wood scabbard;  40.5cm Estimate 60,000—80,000 GBP. Lot Sold 73,250 GBP PROVENANCE: ex-Collection Robin... [Lire la suite]
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08 mai 2011

A Mughal-style carved jade bowl, China, 18th century

A Mughal-style carved jade bowl, China, 18th century. Photo Sotheby's of pale green tones, the walls carved with six lobes, decorated in relief with flowering lily plants and scrolling leaves above a palmette arcade, the well with a central lotus flower with enveloping petals, the base with concentric bands of lotus petals; 10cm. diam. Estimate 8,000—12,000 GBP. Lot Sold 39,650 GBP PROVENANCE: Ec-Collection of Charles Kelekian (inv. no.632)Sold in these rooms 15 October 1998, lot 133 NOTE: The Chinese interest in... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2011

"The Way of the Master – The Great Artists of India, 1100–1900" @ Museum Rietberg in Zurich

Self-Portrait and Portraits of Artists (detail) By Daulat, Mughal, c. 1610 © Golestan Palace Library, Tehran. Photo: Davood Sadeghsa 800 years of Indian painting, about 200 masterpieces by more than 40 artists – and all this at a glance. Never before has it been possible in the West to acquaint oneself with the entire history of Indian painting at a single exhibition.The inventiveness and colour sense of artists such as Abd al-Samad, Farrukh Beg or Nainsukh are as impressive as their names are exotic. Acclaimed by their... [Lire la suite]