23 décembre 2010

Daily Life in "The world of Kubilai Khan" @ Metropolitan Museum, New York

The first section of the exhibition presents objects that relate to daily life in Yuan China. They include examples of men’s and women’s dresses and ornaments; vessels for ritual purposes and everyday use; and articles associated with travel. In every category, there are objects made using in traditional forms and decoration and others that display influences from Northern and Central Asia that arrived with the Mongols. Nearly all objects in this section are recent archaeological finds from China. Scene of a Family Watching a... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2009

Bronze Turns To Gold As Bonhams Sells Lord Cunliffe's Chinese Collection In £5M Sale

An archaic bronze inscribed ritual food vessel, gui. Early Western Zhou Dynasty Chinese Dragon Makes Recession Defying Roar Bronze Age Chinese vessels from one of the finest old English collections, formed by the 2nd Lord Cunliffe between the darkest war years of the early 1940s, and his death in 1963, achieved astonishing prices at Bonhams sale of Chinese Art today, November 5, in London. The most important group of early Chinese bronzes ever offered at Bonhams, the Collection mainly comprised classic funerary vessel... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2009

A yellow-glazed molded archaistic ritual food vessel and cover, gui. 19th century

A yellow-glazed molded archaistic ritual food vessel and cover, gui. 19th century Of oblong section, the vessel decorated with bands of archaistic motifs, with a pair of loop handles issuing from dragon heads, and raised on a pedestal base with domed lower section, the domed cover decorated en suite and in the center with a foliated dragon amidst clouds surrounded by four upright flanges with scalloped edges, covered overall with a glaze of deep yellow tone. 11½ in. (29.2 cm.) across handles - Est. $10,000 - $15,000 ... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2009

“From the Bronze Age of China to Japan's Floating World” @ Cantor Arts Center

Utagawa Kunisada, Prince Mitssji Spying on the Go Players, 1849-50. Polycgrome ink on paper. Edo period. Given in memory of Joyce Campbell. Cantor Arts Center Collection. STANFORD, CA.- Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University announces the forth and final exhibition in the yearlong “Passion for Collecting” series, highlighting the museum's acquisitions from the past decade. The exhibition “From the Bronze Age of China to Japan's Floating World,” on view July 29-October 18, 2009, presents works from many eras and broad... [Lire la suite]
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20 juin 2009

Coupe archaïsante Gui en jade calcifié sculpté. Chine, dynasties Song ou Ming, XIIIe-XVIIe siècles

Coupe archaïsante Gui en jade calcifié sculpté. Chine, dynasties Song ou Ming, XIIIe-XVIIe siècles circulaire sur un pied legèrement évasé avec deux anses en forme de têtes de dragons, le pourtour finement sculpté de masques de taotie, un bande de pétales de lotus au-dessus du pied, le jade calcifié d'une belle teinte gris-vert foncé avec des nuances beige et jaune. 8,5 x 23 cm, 3 3/8 x 9 1/16 in. Est. 15,000—25,000 EUR. Lot Sold 36,750 EUR PROVENANCE: Etude Couturier-Nicolay, vente Drouot 20 avril 1977, lot 192 (expert... [Lire la suite]
19 juin 2009

Vase, gui, en bronze. Chine. Début de l'époque des Zhou occidentaux. XIIè-XIè siècles av. J-C.

Vase, gui, en bronze. Chine. Début de l'époque des Zhou occidentaux. XIIè-XIè siècles av. J-C. de belle patine vert d'eau décoré d'une bande de côtes verticales entre, au-dessus, une frise de dragons, kui, sur fond de leiwen séparés par deux masques d'animaux et huit « boutons » en relief, et en dessous, de masques de taotie également sur fond de leiwen.. Deux anses latérales semblent jaillir de têtes de dragons. A l'intérieur du vase deux pictogrammes. Haut : 14,2 cm. Diam. au col : 19,7 cm. Estimation : 10 000 / 12 000... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2009

A pair of archaic bronze inscribed ritual food vessels and covers, gui. Western Zhou Period

A pair of archaic bronze inscribed ritual food vessels and covers, gui. Western Zhou Period Each beehive-shaped vessel cast with horizontal grooves around the body and the domed cover with a flared finial with two apertures, flanked by a pair of dragon loop handles with horns and bulging eyes, supported on a splayed foot, the interior of the vessels and covers cast with four characters. 26cm (10¼in) wide. (4). Sold for £45,600 Provenance: Zhang Family Collection, New YorkA Canadian private collection, TorontoNote:... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2009

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel, gui, and a bronze wine vessel, jue. Western Zhou Period

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel, gui, and a bronze wine vessel, jue. Western Zhou Period The gui of bombé form rising to the flared rim, flanked by loop handles emerging from the jaws of horned dragons, supported on a tall splayed foot, the body cast with ribs below a band with two pairs of confronted dragons interrupted by a raised mask of a hare, the foot similarly cast with two pairs of confronted dragons, the handles with C scrolls, 25cm (9¾in) wide; and a jue, raised on three blades rising to the tall beaker with... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2009

A Massive Hongmu and Hardwood Cabinet, Gui, 19th Century

A Massive Hongmu and Hardwood Cabinet, Gui, 19th Century Of massive proportions, with two doors fitted flush around a removeable center stile and deeply carved with two ascending dragons admidst clouds above rockwork and crashing waves, the doors opening to reveal the shelved interior, the cabinet surmounted by a separate faceted superstructure carved on the front and sides with scrolling clouds, all above an apron carved with two dragons confronted on a pearl on the front and scrolling clouds on the narrow sides. 87 in. (221... [Lire la suite]
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14 mars 2009

A Rare Small Bronze Ritual Food Vessel, Gui, Late Shang Dynasty, 12th Century BC

A Rare Small Bronze Ritual Food Vessel, Gui, Late Shang Dynasty, 12th Century BC The bombé body flat-cast with two bands of decoration, the main band comprised of four taotie masks, two centered on a notched flange on each side, the other two centered on the C-scroll handles which issue from a dragon mask and have a small tab pendent from the bottom, the narrow upper band with four pairs of dragons with oblong eyes cast in relief centered on two sides by a relief-cast animal mask and separated on the other two sides by the... [Lire la suite]
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