02 mai 2011

Tang dynasty parcel-gilt silver, silver and gilt-bronze @ Christie's London

A magnificent rare parcel-gilt silver lobed bowl and cover. Tang dynasty (618-907). Photo Christies 2011 Ltd The bowl divided into five lobes by raised ridges, each lobe superbly engraved and gilt with floral and fruit clusters amidst luscious foliage, the interior with a central medallion enclosing large blooms and fruit surrounded by feathery leaves, the gently everted rim engraved and gilt with a band of overlapping petals, the exterior mirroring the decoration to the interior, the gently domed cover with a central medallion... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2011

Two Chinese Belt Hooks, 19th Century

Two Chinese Belt Hooks, 19th Century. photo courtesy Doyle New York Comprising a two-part belt hook with green jade inset into gilt-bronze with a foliate border design; and one with a central shadow agate panel flanked by two green jade panels set on white jade and bordered by gilt-bronze. Length of larger 4 inches. light gilt wear on both buckles otherwise good condition. Estimate $2,000-3,000 Doyle New York. Asian Works of Art. Monday, March 21, 2011 www.doylenewyork.com
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24 février 2011

Chinese Gilt-Bronze Brush Rest . Possibly Ming.

Chinese Gilt-Bronze Brush Rest . Possibly Ming.  photo courtesy Doyle New York Cast as a dragon, the sinuous body incised with long hair and mane detailing, split tail. Length 5 1/2 inches. average gilt wear. Two small holes under neck where the piece may have fitted onto a base. No breaks or cracks. Estimate $3,000-5,000 Doyle New York. Asian Works of Art. Monday, March 21, 2011 www.doylenewyork.com
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08 décembre 2010

The Louis XV Vincennes Service & Louis XV gilt-bronze and rock crystal chandeliers and ormolu and patinated bronze cartel clock

A pair of gilt-bronze and rock crystal chandeliers, Louis XV. photo Sotheby's each of cage form with nine scrolled candlearms hung with faceted pear and diamond shaped drops, beads and flowerheads, one drop with the printed paper label Pietro Accorsi Antichita Via Po 55 Torino, in ink number 4637; formerly drilled for electricity, each approx: 82cm. high, 68cm. diameter; 2ft.8¼in., 2ft.2¾in. Estimate 80,000—120,000 GBP. Lot Sold 87,650 GBP PROVENANCE: Pietro Accorsi, TurinFormerly in the collection of Alberto Bruni... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2010

Imperial Russian Table from the Winter Palace Sells for £916,000 @ Bonhams

Winter Palace Table est £150,000 - £200,000. Sold for: £916,000. Photo: Bonhams. NEW BOND STREET.- A striking, circular table originally placed in the Golden Drawing Room in the Winter Palace, the main residence of the Russian Imperial family in St. Petersburg, has sold for £916,000 in the Russian Sale at Bonhams New Bond Street on December 1st. Reflecting the legendary opulence of the Russian Empire, the table encompassed an intricate design and range of materials, from coral to onyx and turquoise. Exceeding the pre-sale... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2010

Two Exceptional Gilt Bronze Figures from a Private European Collection Offered @ Sotheby's

A rare and important gilt-bronze figure of Cudapanthaka, Sino-Tibetan, 15th and 16th Century, 51 cm. Estimate: 350 000-500 000 €. Photo: Sotheby's PARIS.- A tour through the highlights of the Asian Art sale on 16th December at Sotheby’s in Paris gives an insight into the diversity and creativity of Asia in all its forms. Key among the works in the auction are two exceptional gilt bronze figures from a Private European Collection. Originally part of a group of sixteen similar figures, evenly positioned east and west of the... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2010

'Eggplant'and "pumpkin" snuff bottles @ Bonhams Hong Kong

An inscribed coconut-shell and green lacquer 'eggplant' snuff bottle. Deng Erpi, 1900-1954. photo Bonhams (the bottle probably Imperial, attributed to the palace workshops, Beijing, 1723–1800), 7cm high (including original stopper). Sold for HK$72,000 :Treasury 7, no. 1651椰殼茄形鼻煙壺壺: 大概為御製品,推定為宮廷作坊所作,北京,1723-1800銘: 鄧爾疋,1900-1954A Request from Fenfu Dwarf coconut, stained ivory, and green lacquer; made in the form of an eggplant, the fruit of coconut, the calyx of green-stained ivory covered in green lacquer;... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2010

A pair of rare Imperial zitan-framed gilt-bronze and lacquer Ning-xi panels. Late Qianlong period (1736-95)

A pair of rare Imperial zitan-framed gilt-bronze and lacquer Ning-xi panels. Late Qianlong period (1736-95)  Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Each rectangular panel embossed with the characters ning xi written in xingshu and picked out in red lacquer, reserved on a dense ground of gilt vaporous clouds and writhing long-bodied scaly dragons, the frames with canted corners and applied with the Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang, in gilt-bronze and paste-set gems, interspersed with delicately-carved ivory plaques, the tops... [Lire la suite]
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31 octobre 2010

A fine gilt-bronze figure of a bodhisattva, possibly Samantabhadra, China, Ming dynasty

A fine gilt-bronze figure of a bodhisattva, possibly Samantabhadra, China, Ming dynasty. photo courtesy Nagel inscribed at the reverse side on the shoulder: tianxia emei shengjing and on the robe chaoyangmen nanxiaojie sun lian zao zhu. H. 47,5 cm - Estimate 60 000 / 80 000 € Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 4th 2010 www.auction.de
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26 octobre 2010

A rare most likely Imperial rock crystal and gilt-bronze and silver kapala on stand and cover, Tibeto-Chinese, Qianlong period.

A rare most likely Imperial rock crystal and gilt-bronze and silver kapala on stand and cover, Tibeto-Chinese, Qianlong period. photo courtesy Nagel The crystal kapala is decorated with a silver rim set with cut-emeralds, the inside with supporting strut inlaid with cut-emeralds. H. 19,5 cm - Estimate €8 000 / 12 000 Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 5th 2010 www.auction.de