22 mai 2011

Bonhams Hong Kong 2011 Spring Auctions: Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

  A rare and brilliantly enamelled ruby-ground 'yangcai' 'floral' bowl. Yongzheng yuzhi four-character mark and of the period. Photo: Bonhams   HONG KONG.- The Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction features a cornucopia of works of art from the sublime to niche collectibles, reflecting the rich diversity of China's Imperial and artistic output.  The sale includes several private collections of fine quality Chinese antiques, including:  Chinese Jades from the Collection of John and Berthe Ford The... [Lire la suite]
12 mai 2011

The Sinclair Collection of Early Chinese Bronze Vessels @ Bonhams

  The Sinclair Collection of Early Chinese Bronze Vessels. Photo Bonhams J. Goldstein emigrated in the 1920s from Poland to Canada, after his marriage to Ann, and the birth of his first child, a son. He settled in Toronto and had a thriving business trading in fur, designing, cutting and tailoring his own coats. His younger brother worked with their father in Poland in their very successful large fur store until, in 1939, he fled Poland, was imprisoned in Siberia, and ended up in Shanghai where he lived until the end of WWII.... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2010

Asian Art Week at Christie's London in November

An important and very rare small guanyao baluster vase, Hu southern Song dynasty (1127-1279), 13th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010. LONDON.- The continuing international appeal of Asian Art was further illustrated in the September sales in New York which realised $70.7 million; re-confirming Christie’s continued position as market leader for the category with 72 % market share. This autumn, Christie’s London Asian Art Week will run from 9 - 12 November 2010, featuring important, rare and beautiful examples with... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2010

New House Record at Christie's for the Most Expensive Item Sold Online

An important and rare bronze wine vessel and cover, Fangyi late Shang dynasty, Anyang, 12th-11th Century BC. Price realized: US$3,330,500. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 NEW YORK, NY.- In a sign that fine art collectors are growing ever more comfortable with bidding online, Christie’s International reports that the top lot in Thursday’s sale of The Sze Yuan Tang Archaic Bronzes from the Anthony Hardy Collection sold for $3.3 million to an online bidder, setting a new house record for the most expensive item sold online. The... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2010

Christie's to Offer One of the Most Important Collections of Archaic Bronzes

Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010. NEW YORK (AP).- Christie’s announced that it has been entrusted with the sale of The Sze Yuan Tang Archaic Bronzes from the Anthony Hardy Collection on September 16 as part of Christie’s Fall Asian Art Week. This collection of approximately 120 lots valued in excess of $15 million will be led by a very rare and important archaic bronze ritual tripod food vessel, Li, from the late Shang dynasty, 12th century BC. Theow H. Tow, Honorary Chairman of Asia and Deputy Chairman of Americas, said:... [Lire la suite]
08 juin 2010

Christie's to Offer Important Collections of Chinese Archaic Bronzes

An important archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, fangyi, from the late Shang dynasty, Anyang period, 12th-11th century BC. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced that it has been entrusted with the sale of The Sze Yuan Tang Archaic Bronzes from the Anthony Hardy Collection on September 16 as part of Christie’s Fall Asian Art Week. This collection of approximately 120 lots valued in excess of $15 million will be led by a very rare and important archaic bronze ritual tripod food vessel,... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2010

Chinese artworks from an Apartment by Jed Johnson @ Christie's London

A Chinese bronze tripod vessel, ding. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010. Cast in the Shang dynasty style with taotie on a leiwen ground below two arch handles at the rim, with green encrustation - 8¾ in. (22.5 cm.) high - Estimate £600 - £800 Price Realized £51,650 A set of twelve Chinese painted pottery 'zodiacal' tomb figures. Probably Ming dynasty (1368-1644).  Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010. Each holding an animal of the zodiac, variously painted in red, black, white, olive and turquoise-green - 7¼ in.... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2010

Top Ten Results from Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections sale

Theow H. Tow, Deputy Chairman of Christie’s Americas and Honorary Chairman of Christie's Asia said: “We are thrilled once again with the excellent sale of Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, which totaled $4,005,250, tripling its pre-sale expectations.  We welcomed a number of new collectors and witnessed competitive bidding with a rate of 99% sold by value and 96% sold by lot, and with many lots selling for prices well above their estimates.  The top lot, a very rare large limestone figure of a kneeling... [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]
05 septembre 2009

"Silk and Bamboo: Music and Art of China" @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Seated Musician, Tang dynasty (618–906), China. Marble. H. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm), W. 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm), D. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm) Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 2006 (2006.156) The Metropolitan Museum of Art will present an exhibition celebrating the musical heritage of China – one of the oldest continuously documented traditions with roots reaching back more than 8,000 years – beginning September 5. Featuring some 60 objects and illustrations – drawn largely from the Museum's collections of Asian art and musical instruments –... [Lire la suite]