10 novembre 2010

A gilt bronze inlaid belt hook. Warring States Period

A gilt bronze inlaid belt hook. Warring States Period © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd Cast with a dragon head for the hook and three reticulated animals on the curve of the handle highlighted with gold and silver leaf and colored inlay (corrosion, losses to inlay); 7in (17.5cm) long- Estimate: $3,000 - 4,000 Bonhams. Asian Decorative Arts, 9 Nov 2010. California, San Francisco www.bonhams.com
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08 septembre 2010

Ming Dynasty bronzes @ Freeman & Co

Rare Chinese Ming cast bronze censer cover. Wanli period. photo courtesy Freeman & Co Of three parts and of graduating cylindrical form, surmounted with cast coiled dragon finial, over Indian lotus and coiled dragon open-work base, raised on a later associated stand. Cover H: 17 in. Estimate $6,000-8,000 PROVENANCE: Washington D.C Collection surmounting dragon missing one horn, minor surface wear and dents to base consistent with age and use Rare Chinese Ming gilt bronze cup. 16-17th century. photo courtesy... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2010

Horse Fittings, gilt bronze, Warring States

Horse Fittings, gilt bronze, Warring States © Xanadu Gallery 2-1/2" x 2-1/2". Price on application Provenance: Robert Ellsworth collection. Xanadu Gallery. 140 Maiden Lane San Francisco 94108 California, USA - Tel: (415) 392-9999 - Fax: (415) 984-5856 - Email: MVargas@XanaduGallery.us
13 juillet 2009

St. Sebastian , Italian, Sicily, 18th century

St. Sebastian , Italian, Sicily, 18th century coral, silver, gilt bronze and copper. Estimate 20,000—25,000 GBP. Sold 22,500 GBP NOTE: The Arte dei Corallari, the guild of coral workers, was established in Trapani on the southern coast of Sicily in 1628. Due to its geographical position with extensive coral banks, it became one of the principal commercial ports of the Mediterranean, exporting intricate coral and goldsmiths' works throughout the Mediterranean basin.RELATED LITERATURE: Mirabilia Coralii. Capolavori barocchi... [Lire la suite]
25 juin 2009

A gilt bronze figure of a female attendant. Ming Dynasty

A gilt bronze figure of a female attendant. Ming Dynasty The diminutive figure wearing a floral-decorated apron over her long robe, tied with a tasseled sash, a long trailing scarf over her shoulders, her arms raised possibly holding a now missing object, her elaborate hair and gentle face with well defined details; with remains of gilt. 5 3/4in (14.6cm) high. Estimate: $1,000 - 1,500 Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, 29 Jun 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.com
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25 juin 2009

Two gilt bronze seated figures of Guanyin. Ming Dynasty

Two gilt bronze seated figures of Guanyin. Ming Dynasty Each seated dhyanasana, dressed in princely jewelry and a reticulated crown fronted by a Buddha image surrounding the top knot to the elaborately arranged hair, the larger image with the left hand raised and the smaller image holding both a small bowl and a simplified myrabalan. 9 3/4 and 9in (25 and 23cm) high. Estimate: $2,000 - 3,000 Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, 29 Jun 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.com
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25 juin 2009

A gilt bronze seated figure of Guanyin. Ming Dynasty

A gilt bronze seated figure of Guanyin. Ming Dynasty Clothed in layered garments and a five-peaked crown that encircles the tall chignon finishing his coiffure as he sits in 'royal ease' holding a jewel in one hand and a vase in the other. 7in (18cm) high. Estimate: $1,000 - 2,500 Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, 29 Jun 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.com
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25 juin 2009

A gilt bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha. 14th/15th century

A gilt bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha. 14th/15th century Seated in dhyanasana on a triangular double-lotus throne, adorned in long flowing robes revealing his chest, the face in a contemplative expression flanked by long pendulous ears below tightly coiled hair rising to a high ushnisha.  2 3/4in (7cm) high. Estimate: $2,500 - 3,500 Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, 29 Jun 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.com
25 juin 2009

A large partial gilt bronze seated Buddha. Ming Dynasty

A large partial gilt bronze seated Buddha. Ming Dynasty His serene face displaying on the forehead a tiny urna while the another urna rises at the base of his ushnisha and a wanzi character is etched across his chest, his exposed skin finished in gilt and his clothing delicately incised with a lotus and leaf scroll band.  12in (30.5cm) high. Estimate: $3,000 - 4,000 Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, 29 Jun 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.com
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12 avril 2009

A Continental gilt bronze and malachite desk set with the arms of the Prince of Liechtenstein, possibly Russian, circa 1840

A Continental gilt bronze and malachite desk set with the arms of the Prince of Liechtenstein, possibly Russian, circa 1840 comprising: inkwell with crown finial, chamberstick with cherub bearing a crown, bell with handle formed as a figure in Renaissance dress, and a plateau, all set with malachite panels and cabochons, each piece applied with accollé arms. length of plateau 31.8cm. Estimate 15,000—25,000 USD. Lot Sold 12,500 USD PROVENANCE: The arms are those of Aloys II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1796-1858) and his wife... [Lire la suite]