08 juin 2011

Ram’s horns bell, Vietnam, Dông Son Culture

Ram’s horns bell, Vietnam, Dông Son Culture. © Galerie Christophe Hioco bronze. H: 26 cm. Price On Request This magnificent bell is decorated with “rams’ horns”. It must be emphasised that the bells had no tongues. During ritual ceremonies, the bells were struck to make sounds, thereby creating a very festive ambiance (presence of dancers). 7th BRUSSELS ORIENTAL ART FAIR. June 8th - 12th, 2011. Christophe Hioco. Asian Art. 12, rue de Penthièvre 75008 Paris - France. Tel: +33 (1) 53 30 09 65 - Fax: +33(1) 72 70 33 28 - Belgian... [Lire la suite]
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23 mars 2010

Ming dynasty jade @ Sotheby's, Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 23 Mar 2010, New York

A rare and large celadon jade water buffalo. Late Ming / early Qing dynasty. carved recumbent with legs tucked beneath the body, the head raised and turned to the side with round bulging eyes and long powerful curved horns, the stone of pale celadon tone with grayish-brown inclusions - width 9 5/8 in., 24.5 cm. Est. 100,000—150,000 USD. Lot Sold 104,500 USD PROVENANCE: The Henry and Sula Walton Collection of Asian Ceramics and Works of Art. NOTE: The present piece is notable for its sensitive rendering, with the rich... [Lire la suite]