15 avril 2011

Carved boxwood seated buddha & Daoist. Qing Dynasty, 18th & 19th Century

A carved boxwood seated buddha. Qing Dynasty, 18th Century. Photo Sotheby's. the rotund figure wearing a loose robe, with a loving and jovial expression, supporting a little boy playfully climbing on his shoulder, the wood of rich, golden brown colour, wood stand; 12 cm., 4 3/4 in. Estimate 100,000—150,000 HKD. Lot Sold  162,500 HKD A carved boxwood figure of a seated Daoist. Qing Dynasty, 19th Century. Photo Sotheby's. elegantly carved in the round as a seated Daoist immortal, dressed in loosely fitted robes decorated... [Lire la suite]
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15 avril 2011

Boxwood wristrest, brushpot, square vase. Qing Dynasty, 18th -19th century

A carved Boxwood wristrest. Qing Dynasty, 18th century. Photo Sotheby's. naturalistically carved as a slightly curled section of tree bark with irregular openings and cracks, one side carved in low relief with a branch of prunus blossom, the underside decorated with a sprig of three narcissus, the smooth patina of warm honey tone: 20.2 cm., 8 in. Estimate 150,000—250,000 HKD. Lot Sold 350,000 HKD A carved Boxwood brushpot. Qing Dynasty, 18th -19th century. Photo Sotheby's. well carved in high relief with a sleeping sage... [Lire la suite]
20 novembre 2010

Rijksmuseum Anounces Two Acquisitions that Highlight the Birth of Christ

Prayer nut, silver and boxwood, c. 1510-1520 (diam. 4.8cm) AMSTERDAM.- The Rijksmuseum will celebrate Christmas 2010 with two exceptional acquisitions that highlight the birth of Christ. It recently acquired an extremely rare silver ‘prayer nut’, containing miniature carvings only millimetres in size and depicting the birth of Christ and the Adoration of the Magi. A prayer nut was an extravagant devotional object from the late Middle Ages: two silver-plated pieces of carved wood with a diameter of 4.8cm joined together to form... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2010

Scholars's objects @ Doyle New York

Large and fine Chinese carved bamboo mountain. 18-19th century. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York Typical form, deeply carved and undercut to show hilltop pagoda among pine and blossoming trees flanking a procession of approximately sixty-three immortals and attendants, over scrolling sea and well-worked rock work, good patina. H: 13 W: 5 1/4 in.. Estimate $20,000-30,000 PROVENANCE: Private collection of a Princeton Gentleman Purchased Jade Dragon 2002 Chinese White Jade Brushpot . 19th Century. Photo:... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2010

A boxwood okimono, Meiji

A boxwood okimono, Meiji. photo Bonhams Carved as a wolf and a human skull, the emaciated animal with inlaid ivory or bone eyes, 5.5cm high. Sold for £384 Bonhams. Asian Art, European Glass and Ceramic, 21 Apr 2010. Edinburgh www.bonhams.com
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05 avril 2010

Masterpieces of “Water, Pine And Stone Retreat Collection - Objects cf Contemplation” @ Sotheby’s Hong Kong

An imperially inscribed bamboo-veneer ruyi-sceptre. Qianlong period, poem composed in the bingzi year (1756) - The Qianlong Emperor's Bamboo-veneer Ruyi Sceptre. photo courtesy Sotheby's the smooth, golden bamboo-veneer surface carved with a naturalistic curved lingzhi stalk terminating with a large head with an attendant fungus on the top, the decoration incised in low-relief on three separate planes, the knotted and gnarled, slender stalk with further minor shoots growing from the base and on the sides, the underside of the... [Lire la suite]