27 avril 2011

Extremely Rare Portrait of Famous Kabuki Actor Highlights Important Private Collection at Bonhams

  Bonhams presents part two of the Edward Wrangham Collection, after £2 million sale in November. Photo: Bonhams LONDON.- Following the success of Part 1 of the Edward Wrangham Collection in November 2010, which realised over £2 million and included a world record price for an inro** sold at auction, Bonhams is delighted to announce the second sale of the collection that will take place at Bonhams, New Bond Street on 10th May. Considered one of Europe’s most important and comprehensive private collections of Japanese... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2011

Treasures of the Chinese Scholar @ Nagel

A carved bamboo libation cup with pines and rocks, China, 18th ct.. © 2011 Nagel - Auctions D. 11,7 cm. Minor wear. Estimate 1800 € A cylindrical 'huanghuali' brushpot, China, 18th ct.  2011 Nagel - Auctions H. 12,8 cm. Very slightly chipped, fine short age crack. Estimate 1700 € Property from a Scandinavian private collection A rootwood brushwasher with lacquer decoration, China, 18th/19th ct.  2011 Nagel - Auctions  B. 15 cm. Rim slightly chipped, old repair to rim  Estimate 900 € Provenance: Former... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2011

Unique Set of 18th Century Chinese Ivory & Zitan Wood Erotic Screens Estimated to Sell at Bonhams for £800,000 - £1.2M

An important and rare eight-panel ivory zitan-mounted 'erotic' album (detail), 18th century. Photo Bonhams A unique set of Chinese erotic ivory panels mounted in zitan wood screens, possibly from the court of the Qianlong Emperor, is estimated to sell at Bonhams next fine Chinese Art Sale in London on May 12th for an estimated £800,000 to £1.2m. The exquisite 18th-century ivory scenes show couples enjoying amorous embraces in a variety of leafy palace gardens. These superb panels of Oriental erotica are the latest discovery that... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2011

A fine flambé-glazed censer, China, 18th ct.

A fine flambé-glazed censer, China, 18th century. photo Nagel Auktionen on carved hardwood stand - Rim with silver mounts, stand with small damage. D. 15 cm. Estimate 2500 € Property from a Belgium private collection Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. May 6th 2011 www.auction.de
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15 avril 2011

Carved boxwood seated buddha & Daoist. Qing Dynasty, 18th & 19th Century

A carved boxwood seated buddha. Qing Dynasty, 18th Century. Photo Sotheby's. the rotund figure wearing a loose robe, with a loving and jovial expression, supporting a little boy playfully climbing on his shoulder, the wood of rich, golden brown colour, wood stand; 12 cm., 4 3/4 in. Estimate 100,000—150,000 HKD. Lot Sold  162,500 HKD A carved boxwood figure of a seated Daoist. Qing Dynasty, 19th Century. Photo Sotheby's. elegantly carved in the round as a seated Daoist immortal, dressed in loosely fitted robes decorated... [Lire la suite]
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06 avril 2011

A small Mughal white jade (opium water) Cup. India, 17th Century & A carved jade Bowl. India, 18th century

A small Mughal white jade (opium water) Cup. India, 17th Century. of demi-fruit form with leafy end and curved stem, the underneath with incised lines running the length; 7 cm. long. Sold for £10,800 A carved jade Bowl. India, 18th century. with rounded sides and slightly everted rim on a short foot, the exterior carved in relief with a frieze of Chinese-influenced meandering vines bearing chrysanthemum flowers16 cm. diam. Sold for £6,600 Bonhams. Islamic and Indian Art, 5 Apr 2011. New Bond Street... [Lire la suite]
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04 avril 2011

A heavy silvered bronze mirror. By Sadatsugu, Edo period, 18th century

A heavy silvered bronze mirror. By Sadatsugu, Edo period, 18th century. Photo Bonhams Cast in typical form and designed with a crane and its young before pine trees, the cord runner formed as a tortoise and with the heraldic crest of the Inaba family, signed Tenka ichi Izumi (no) kami Sadatsugu and Naritoshi. 5in (12.7cm) diameter. Sold for $976 Bonhams. Fine Japanese Works of Art, 22 Mar 2011. New York www.bonhams.com
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03 avril 2011

A fine white jade bowl and cover. Qing dynasty, 18th century

A fine white jade  bowl and cover. Qing dynasty, 18th century. photo Sotheby's well carved, of flattened zhadou form, the rounded sides carved in shallow relief with four medallions enclosing auspicious symbols, a band of bats flying amidst a flower scroll on the wide flared mouth and repeated around the domed cover, the reticulated chilong knop encircled by a band of raised ruyi-heads, the stone of even tone, carved wood stand (3); diameter 4 5/8 in., 11.7 cm. Estimate 25,000—35,000 USD. Lot Sold 230,500 USD Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
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13 mars 2011

Fine and rare Chinese stained elephant ivory amphora on stand. 18th century, three character mark to base

Fine and rare Chinese stained elephant ivory amphora on stand. 18th century, three character mark tobase. Courtesy Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers Slender Kangxi style pink stained amphora, carved with beaded neck over tapering body, raised on delicate foliate blossom stand.  Total H: 6 in. Estimate $10,000-15,000 Supporting arms of stand reglued; age-appropriate wear throughout with loss to monochrome stains Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers. Asian Arts - Main Floor Gallery - Mar 19 2011... [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]