28 octobre 2010

A blue-turquoise-colored Beijing glass bowl with carved buddhist scene, China, 19th century

A blue-turquoise-colored Beijing  glass bowl with carved buddhist scene, China, 19th century. photo courtesy Nagel D. 15,7 cm. Good condition - Estimate € 1 800 Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 5th 2010 www.auction.de
01 octobre 2010

Xiangtangshan, Head of a Bodhisattva (Attendant of Maitreya), mid sixth century, Limestone with traces of pigment. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Purchased from C. T. Loo, with funds from James B. Ford, 1918, C354. Photography by John Tsantes. CHICAGO, IL.- The University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Institution’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery present Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan, a major new traveling exhibition that traces the historical... [Lire la suite]
31 octobre 2009

Two Jiaqing blue and white porcelains @ Nagel Auctions

A very fine pair of blue and white dragon porcelain bowls, China, Jiaqing seal marks and of the period - D. 17,2 cm - Est. 19 000,00 € For a pair bowls of this type from the Yongzheng reign see 'Exhibition of Ch'ing Porcelain from the Wah Kwong Collection', Hongkong, 1973, no. 59 A rare inscribed blue and white buddhist porcelain bowl, China, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period D. 14,8 cm - Est. 4 000,00 € Property from an old German private collection - Few fine hairline cracks to well... [Lire la suite]
20 août 2009

A rare dated limestone four-sided Buddhist memorial pillar. Northern Qi dynasty, inscribed with a date corresponding to 574

A rare dated limestone four-sided Buddhist memorial pillar. Northern Qi dynasty, inscribed with a date corresponding to 574, and of the period. Image Christie's Ltd 2009 Three sides carved with niches framing images of Buddha flanked by two standing bodhisattvas, on one side Buddha is seated on a pedestal throne above a cintamani flanked by kneeling figures, with two lions in a panel below, on the reverse Maitreya Buddha is seated on a throne below a draped canopy, with an inscription carved below, on one of the narrow... [Lire la suite]
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21 juillet 2009

'Arts of Ancient Viet Nam: From River Plain to Open Sea' in September @ The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

“Simhamukha” Architectural Ornament. Oc Eo site, An Giang Province. 6th century. Terra cotta. Museum of Vietnamese History, Ho Chi Minh City, BTLS 1751 HOUSTON, TX.- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Asia Society, New York will present an unprecedented exhibition of ancient art from Viet Nam—the first in the U.S. to address the historical, geographic and cultural contexts of pre-colonial Vietnamese art in depth. Throughout its long history, Viet Nam served as a central hub for trade routes connecting the regions of Asia and... [Lire la suite]
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20 mai 2009

Sotheby's Next Sale of Asian Art, to be Held on June 11 in Paris

A pair of famille rose porcelain « soldiers » vases and covers, China , Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Est. 30.000-40.000€. Copyright : Sotheby’s ArtDigital Studio. PARIS.- Sotheby’s next sale of Asian Art, to be held on June 11, includes 302 lots of Chinese, Buddhist and Japanese art. The sale begins with a rare collection of 102 Chinese snuff-bottles --- several of them of imperial origin --- from the 18th and 19th centuries. The highlight of this private collection, patiently assembled over 20 years, should be a... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2009

A Very Rare and Important Painted White Marble Buddhist Votive Stele, Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577)

A Very Rare and Important Painted White Marble Buddhist Votive Stele, Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577) Probably Quyang-type, Hebei province, of exceptional large size, carved as a bodhisattva shown standing on a demi-lotus pedestal raised on a rectangular plinth from which rises a large petal-form aureole that curves slightly forward at the top, the figure with left arm bent at the side while holding a petal-shaped attribute, wearing a broad necklace, a shawl draped over the shoulders that is knotted above the waist of the... [Lire la suite]
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