10 mars 2011

Chinese Imperial Painted Wood Plaque. Qing Dynasty, 1710.

Chinese Imperial Painted Wood Plaque. Qing Dynasty, 1710.  photo courtesy Doyle New York Of rectangular form, worked with red lettering reading 'Presented to the 7th Civil Rank Official, serving at Jingde County...presented by scholar regional leader Lu Youge, Qing Dynasty, 1710' on a black ground. Height 34 inches, width 8 feet 3/4 inch.  Estimate $6,000-8,000 This item presented for the 80th birthday celebration of the scholar who is a 7th civil rank official, Jingde County is in Anhui province under the... [Lire la suite]
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02 novembre 2010

Morgan Herrin @ ADA Gallery

Morgan Herrin, untitled (detail), 2010. photo courtesy ADA Gallery Meticulously hand-carved wood sculpture is a rare commodity these days, but Dallas born and Richmond based artist Morgan Herrin successfully creates stunning work using undeniable skills and a distinctive, surprising style creating these masterpieces from construction grade 2x4's. Herrin's sculptures demand the better part of a year to create, and his newest piece is no exception. With this considerable investment & devotion given to each piece He is able to... [Lire la suite]
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11 décembre 2009

Rijksmuseum Purchases Most Expensive Furniture Ever : André-Charles Boulle, "Marriage Coffers with ‘Boulle’ Marquetry, 1688

AMSTERDAM.- The Rijksmuseum has acquired two spectacular marriage coffers on stands made by the famous cabinet-maker André-Charles Boulle (1642-1732). They are decorated with so-called ‘Boulle’ marquetry of tortoiseshell and brass. These coffers were not made as useful items of furniture, but as works of art proclaiming the style of the court of Louis XIV at Versailles. Boulle probably supplied them in 1688 to a cousin of the Sun King, the Prince de Condé, who gave them as a wedding present to his daughter, Marie-Thérèse. The marriage... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2009

A pale green jade and wood table screen, 17th/18th century

A pale green jade and wood table screen, 17th/18th century The large oval openwork jade plaque finely carved with a full-face dragon grasping the flaming pearl amidst a dense foliate scroll with lotus blossoms, the stone of pale green tone with minor inclusions, inset within a wood screen carved with four bats amidst cloud scrolls above a panel with two stylised dragons flanking an agate stone. The jade plaque 15cm (5¾in) wide, overall 30.7cm (12in) high.. Sold for £9,000 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 14 May... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2009

A pair of wood figures. Yuan/Ming Dynasty

A pair of wood figures. Yuan/Ming Dynasty Each one modelled as a standing Luohan, standing on a lotus base and wearing loose-fitting garments, with both hands held together in prayer. Some traces of pigment still visible.Both about 35cm (14in) high. (2). Estimate: £5,000 - 8,000 Footnote: This genre of sculpture appears to have been popular during both the Yuan and Ming eras. For an unglazed pottery example, see No. 147 in The Avery Brundage Collection Catalogue. Compare also a standing wood figure of a Luohan, given to the... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2009

A large wood figure of The Bodhisattva, Guanyin

A large wood figure of The Bodhisattva, Guanyin Wearing a reticulated crown (old damage). 102cm (40in) high.. Estimate: £6,000 - 8,000 Bonhams. Chinese & other Asian Works of Art, 11 May 2009. Knightsbridge www.bonhams.com (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved)
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18 avril 2009

Liu Ding, 'Down Some of My Thoughts' @ Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne

Liu Ding, Descriptive, Narrative, Descriptive, Narrative, 2009, wood, porcelain; h: 84 x w: 36 x d: 38 cm. Courtesy: Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne I Wrote Down Some of My Thoughts presents a recent series of works by artist Liu Ding, which reveals yet another important aspect of the multiplicities of his practice. The artist has commenced on this artistic adventure since the beginning of 2008, when he started to hand-write his strings of thoughts on black and white photographs that he had taken of a beautiful landscape... [Lire la suite]