26 juin 2011

Five Chinese bronze mirrors from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

A large Chinese painted bronze mirror, Han Dynasty(206 BC-AD 220) or later, Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 later decorated with figures and birds; 11in. (28cm.) diameter - Estimate $2,000 - $3,000- Price Realized $5,250 Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections. Three Chinese bronze mirrors, Han-Tang dynasty (206 BC-AD 907), Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 comprising a large mirror molded with figures, a smaller mirror with grapes and stylized animals, and a fan-shaped mirror. The large mirror 9in. (22.8cm.)... [Lire la suite]
06 juin 2011

Massive Qianlong Lacquer Vase Highlights June Auction In San Francisco

A fine red, black and yellow carved lacquer baluster vase, 18th Century. Estimate $80,000-120,000. Photo Bonhams San Francisco - Summer begins with a wealth of Chinese art at Bonhams & Butterfields, with fine objects in every collecting category going on the auction block June 21 at 10 a.m. A rare carved red, lacquer vase, Qianlong, discovered in an East Coast private collection, is a star lot and cover of the catalogue (est. $80,000-120,000). Carved with classic taotie masks, enclosed in stiff lappet bands on a ground of... [Lire la suite]
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]
11 avril 2011

Chinese antique bronze mirrors @ Nagel

  A large, superb bronze mirror with four animal masks in high relief, China, probably still Sui Dynasty (581-618) or early Tang dynasty. photo Nagel Auktionen The excellently cast silvery mirror is decorated in the centre with four animal masks, perhaps symbolising tiger heads, D. 20,7 cm. Estimate 6 000 €   A fine and rare bronze mirror with tiger and dragon decor, China, probably still Three Kingdom period (220-280) or after. photo Nagel Auktionen The excellently cast mirror is decorated with two pairs of... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2011

Chinese bronze mirrors @ Christie's. Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

Two silvery-grey bronze circular mirrors. Tang dynasty (618-907). photo Christie's Ltd 2011 The first cast in relief with the four divine beasts, dragon, phoenix, tiger and black tortoise, surrounding the knob which rises from a flower head encircled by stamen; the knob of the other flanked by a seated Daoist immortal and a phoenix in flight, with bamboo above and rocks amidst waves below; 5 and 5 1/8 in. (12.7 and 13 cm.) diam. (2). Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Price Realized $52,500 Provenance: Both: J.T. Tai & Co., New York,... [Lire la suite]
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28 mars 2011

A white-glazed pottery ewer. Tang dynasty

A white-glazed pottery ewer. Tang dynasty. photo Sotheby's the bulbous body rising to a trumpet neck, the rounded shoulders with a tapering cylindrical spout opposite a three-stranded strap handle terminating in a stylized lion's head biting the rim of the neck, the overall ivory glaze finely crackled; height 10 1/4 in., 26 cm. Estimate 2,000—3,000 USD. Lot Sold 5,000 USD PROVENANCE: Sotheby & Co., London, 14th November 1972, lot 270. Sotheby's. Informing the Eye of the Collector: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art from... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2011

A sancai glazed tripod pottery vessel. China, Tang dynasty 618-907 CE

A sancai glazed tripod pottery vessel. China, Tang dynasty, 618-907 CE. photo Blitz Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Height 14 cm. Diameter 16 cm - Price on application Blitz Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. TEFAF Antiques / Stand 259. PO Box 15715.Prinsengracht 851,1001 NE Amsterdam.The Netherlands. T +31 20 623 26 63 - M +31 650262698 - F +31 20 627 78 39 - www.DriesBlitz.com - mail@DriesBlitz.com
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11 mars 2011

Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art to Be Offered at Sotheby's in New York

An Important Imperial Nian Rebellion Battle Painting 'Siege Of Pingyu', from a set of eighteen paintings commemorating the campaign of the victories over the Nian, 1853-1868, by Qingkuang et al. Qing Dynasty, Guangxu Period, ink and colour on paper, framed and under glass, 122 x 54 in., 309.9 x 137.1 cm. Est. $800,000 - 1,200,000. NEW YORK, N.Y.- On 23 March 2011 Sotheby’s Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale will offer superb examples of Chinese painting, jades, furniture, ceramics and other works of art. The 200 lot sale... [Lire la suite]
25 décembre 2010

Two bronze mirrors. Tang Dynasty

Two bronze mirrors. Tang Dynasty. photo Bonhams Each of circular shape, the first fitted with a gilt repoussé sheet decorated with an outer band of birds and grapevines under a central band of leaping hounds and vines, plain pierced boss, the second cast with an outer grapevine and bird meander under a central band of leaping mythical beasts enclosed by a raised band with sawtooth edge, both with heavy malachite patina; 4 and 4 3/4in (10 and 12cm) diameter. Sold for $3,904 Provenance:  Ching Wah Lee, San Francisco (the... [Lire la suite]
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31 octobre 2010

A sancai-glazed pottery bowl, China, Tang dynasty

A sancai-glazed pottery bowl, China, Tang dynasty. photo courtesy Nagel D. 9,9 cm. Minor wear to glaze, very slightly chipped - Estimate 2 500 € Property from an Austrian private collection Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 4th 2010 www.auction.de
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