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]
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]
12 mars 2010

Gold Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections @ Christie's NY

An important and very rare gold 'winged' cup. Western Han dynasty, 3rd-2nd century BC. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2010 The deep oval cup raised on a flat foot of conforming outline, with a pair of everted flange handles of shaped outline flaring slightly upward from the rim and engraved on top with angular scrolls reserved on a ground of fine parallel lines; 4¾ in. (12 cm.) long, box. Wt. 252.4 g. Estimate: $800,000 - $1,200,000 Provenance: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, England.Edna Bahr, Connecticut, late 1960s. ... [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]
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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21 mai 2009

A rare archaic ritual bronze wine vessel and cover, you. Western Zhou Dynasty

A rare archaic ritual bronze wine vessel and cover, you. Western Zhou Dynasty The compressed pear-shaped body supported on a ribbed splayed foot, surmounted by a tapering cover with a rectangular finial and flanked by a pair of upright handles decorated with cicadas, the grooved overhandle cast with bovine terminals, the neck and cover each cast with a border comprising a mythical-beast head flanked by phoenix reserved on a leiwen ground, box. 28.5cm (11¼in) high. (3). Sold for £26,400 Provenance: An American private... [Lire la suite]
07 mai 2009

A fine bronze ritual food vessel 'gui', China, early Western Zhou dynasty

A fine bronze ritual food vessel 'gui', China, early Western Zhou dynasty B. 30,5 cm. Est. 30 000 EUR.  Provenance: Former Earl Morse collection, exhibited Metropolitan Museum of Art N.Y., 'The Morse Collection of Ancient Chinese Art', 1982, publ. in the catalogue p. 28, no. 13 Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. 8th May 2009. www.auction.de
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31 mars 2009

A chinese bronze taotie applique, Western Zhou dynasty (110-- 771 bc)

A chinese bronze taotie applique, Western Zhou dynasty (110-- 771 bc) together with a bronze human mask appliqué. The taotie appliqué 7in. (18cm.) high (2) Estimate $3,000 - $5,000 Christie's. Christie's Interiors. 1 - 2 April 2009. New York, Rockefeller Plaza www.christies.com Image 2009 Christie's Ltd
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31 mars 2009

Two chinese archaic bronze ritual wine vessels, a zun and a gu, late Shang early Western Zhou dynasty (circa 12th- 10th century)

Two chinese archaic bronze ritual wine vessels, a zun and a gu, late Shang early Western Zhou dynasty (circa 12th- 10th century) The gu 13in. (33cm.) high (2) Estimate $4,000 - $6,000 Christie's. Christie's Interiors. 1 - 2 April 2009. New York, Rockefeller Plaza www.christies.com Image 2009 Christie's Ltd
15 mars 2009

A rare pair of Bronze Mask-Form Horse Fittings, Western Zhou Dynasty, circa 1100-771 Bc

A rare pair of Bronze Mask-Form Horse Fittings, Western Zhou Dynasty, circa 1100-771 BC Made to be worn between the ears of a horse, each cast as a monster mask (taotie) with large nose, curved jaws, and bulbous eyes flanked by small ears and set below striated brows and horns with upswept tips, the reverse concave, with mottled green patina and encrustation. 9½ in. (24 cm.) wide, stands (2). Estimate $25,000 - $35,000 西周 獸面形青銅馬飾一對 Provenance: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1961. Christie's. Fine Chinese Art From The... [Lire la suite]
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