28 novembre 2010

Chinese amber and jade pendants @ Bonhams

A fine and rare carved agate 'birthday' pendant. Suzhou, mid Qing dynasty. photo Bonhams The exquisitely carved pendant of rectangular section, intricately carved on both sides, the pictorial side carved through the chocolate-brown layer to the translucent pale ground with a lively scene of two monkeys picking lingzhi, the inscribed side with a ten-character stanza in kaishu script concluding with a two-character seal, both framed under gently incised ruyi-shaped clouds. 4.8cm x 3.8cm. Sold for HK$396,000 清中期 蘇作瑪瑙巧雕靈猴賀壽珮The... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2010

Miniature Chinese Art Makes World Record Prices at Bonhams

A Baroque pearl, crystal, glass and gold Imperial snuff bottle, attributed to Guangzhou, 1760-1799, is presented at a Bonhams in Hong Kong, China. EPA/ALEX HOFFORD, LONDON.- Bonhams Hong Kong today celebrated the first-ever “Golden Gavel Auction” in its history, when part of the world’s finest collection of important Chinese snuff bottles, the Mary and George Bloch Collection, sold 100% and achieved world record prices. Against presale estimates of HK$20,000,000 (£1.8m), the sale total was HK$66,146,800 (£5.8m), with every one... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2010

"Message in a Bottle": Auction of World's Greatest Collection of Snuff Bottles

On 28 May, Bonhams Hong Kong will offer 141 Chinese snuff bottles from the celebrated Mary and George Bloch Collection. The total sale is expected to achieve in excess of HK$40 million. The habit of using ground tobacco (snuff) was introduced to Asia by 17th century Western travellers from Europe, where it was an exotic import from the Americas. Chinese snuff takers found that traditional Western snuffboxes did not work well in the humid climates of Asia, and from the later 17th century Chinese craftsmen created small airtight... [Lire la suite]
15 novembre 2009

The Ear: Yi Zhou Video Exhibition @ True Color Museum, Suzhou

Yi Zhou, Still from "The Ear", 2009 Contrasts Gallery and True Color Museum are proud to present multimedia video works by Paris-based Chinese artist Yi Zhou at True Colour Museum in Suzhou. The Ear: Yi Zhou Video Exhibition will feature seven videos, including Yi’s latest work The Ear, an RED live-action and 3D animation piece, featuring the multi-talented American musician and producer Pharrell Williams, along with other acclaimed works from 2004 to the present. Yi’s works are inspired by literature, mythology and... [Lire la suite]
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13 juin 2009

Rare tabatière en jade blanc et noir. Chine, école de Zhiting, Suzhou, 1750-1850

Rare tabatière en jade blanc et noir. Chine, école de Zhiting, Suzhou, 1750-1850 la bouteille ovoïde sculptée sur une face et dans la veine blanche de la pierre, de Zhang Qian à sa lecture, assis sur un bateau creusé dans un tronc d'arbre, porté par les flots d'une rivière s'écoulant entre des rochers, un vase double gourde pendu à la poupe, le pavillon de Zhinü émergeant d'une trainée de nuages sur l'autre face, deux inscriptions finement gravées sur les aplats : 'il ne reste que cet objet à mériter une belle prose',... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2009

Tabatière en jade blanc sculpte. China, attribuée à Suzhou, XVIIIe siècle

Tabatière en jade blanc sculpte. Chine, attribuée à  Suzhou, XVIIIe siècle en forme de galet, sculpté sur une face d'une chauve souris et une svastika au dessus des flots, et sur l'autre face de rochers; bouchon en corail sculpté. 8,6 cm, 3 3/8 in. Estimate 6,000—8,000 EUR - Lot Sold 6,250 EUR NOTE : The way the rockwork and clouds are carved are features traditionally associated to Suzhou School.The design of bats flying above crested waves and rocky boulders is highly auspicious as it provides the rebus 'Furu... [Lire la suite]
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