06 juillet 2011

A French mid-19th century Louis XV style Chinese porcelain and gilt bronze twin-light candelabra au chinois

A French mid-19th century Louis XV style Chinese porcelain and gilt bronze twin-light candelabra au chinois by l'Escalier de cristal, Paris. Photo Bonhams together with the mount for the pair; inscribed under the base Escalier de cristal Paris, 22cm wide, 24cm high (8.5" wide, 9" high). (2). Estimate: £3,000 - 5,000, US$ 4,900 - 8,200, € 3,500 - 5,800 - UnsoldProvenance: - Collection Pierre Lécoules, Paris. Bonhams. Fine European Furniture, Sculpture and Works of Art including the Beurdeley collection, 6 Jul 2011, New Bond... [Lire la suite]
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14 juin 2011

Masque humain de forme ovoïde. En bronze. Dynastie des Liao (907 - 1125).

Masque humain de forme ovoïde. En bronze. Dynastie des Liao (907 - 1125). Photo Néret-Minet & Tessier L: 21.5 x 20 cm - Estimation : 7 000 - 8 000 € Note: L'intégrité physique des personnes décédées grâce à la momification a été au centre des rites funéraires des Liao, servant de sanctuaire pour l'esprit des morts. La coutume consistant à placer un masque sur la tête du corps momifié était commun dans le nord de la Chine. Some green patina on the front of the mask. Preservation of the physical remains of the... [Lire la suite]
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08 juin 2011

Breast Plate. Vietnam. Dong Son Culture (5th - 1st century BCE)

Breast Plate. Vietnam. Dong Son Culture (5th - 1st century BCE). © Galerie Christophe Hioco bronze, 6 3/8 inches. Price: $3,600.00 This square plate shows a remarkable symmetrical and stylised pattern of the typical Dong Son’s boats. On each of these boats, feathered men, probably warriors can be found. This type of plate may have been used as a chest protection for warriors, or to indicate the social rank of the holder.  This plate was cast with the lose-wax technique and has been found with other ones in some graves from... [Lire la suite]
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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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08 juin 2011

Pitcher with a makara-head spout, Vietnam, Giao-Chi era (1st to 3rd centuries)

 Pitcher with a makara-head spout, Vietnam, Giao-Chi era (1st to 3rd centuries). © Galerie Christophe Hioco Detail: handle. © Galerie Christophe Hioco Detail: spout. © Galerie Christophe Hioco bronze, H: 28 cm; length: 32.5 cm. Price On Request This pitcher with its spout shaped like a makara head from the Giao-Chi era (1st to 3rd centuries CE) is an exceptional object. Its basic shape is reminiscent of the Hu vases of the Han era, with a flaring foot and a paunchy body. The spout, for its part, is not classical. It... [Lire la suite]
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27 mai 2011

Arabic-inscribed circular bronze box and cover & quatrelobed incense burner. Ming dynasty

An Arabic-inscribed circular bronze box and cover. Ming dynasty. Photo Bonhams Of large circular form, the cover cast with a central medallion enclosing an Arabic invocation within a circular border cast with continous foliate wavy scroll, the base cast with apocryphal Zhengde two-character mark. 23.8cm wide. (2). Estimate: HK$300,000 - 500,000, US$ 39,000 - 64,000. Unsold 明 梵字紋圓蓋盒 陽文「正德」篆書款 The inscription on this box is the bismallah, the formula which appears at the start of every sutra or chapter in the Qur'an, and appears... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2011

Bonhams Hong Kong 2011 Spring Auctions: Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

  A rare and brilliantly enamelled ruby-ground 'yangcai' 'floral' bowl. Yongzheng yuzhi four-character mark and of the period. Photo: Bonhams   HONG KONG.- The Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction features a cornucopia of works of art from the sublime to niche collectibles, reflecting the rich diversity of China's Imperial and artistic output.  The sale includes several private collections of fine quality Chinese antiques, including:  Chinese Jades from the Collection of John and Berthe Ford The... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2011

Un miroir représentant Ganymède & une statuette acéphale de l'ancienne collection Roger Peyrefitte

Ganymède, le nouvel échanson des dieux. Bronze. Art Grec, IVe siècle av. J.-C. Photo Pierre Bergé & associés Miroir orné au repoussé d'une très rare scène représentant Ganymède supplantant Hébé dans son rôle d'échanson divin.  Diam_15,6 cm - Estimation : 60 000 - 80 000 € La jeune déesse, le torse nu, les jambes couvertes d'un drapé et parée d'un bracelet, est étendue à terre ; elle se redresse et tendait le bras droit vers le jeune héros. Celui-ci, assis sur un siège cubique orné de palmettes, est nu,... [Lire la suite]
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]
10 mai 2011

Japon. Miroir en bronze

Japon. Miroir en bronze.  Photo Auxerre Enchères Ht 33,5 cm - Estimation : 90/100€ EURL AUXERRE ENCHERES - AUXERRE ESTIMATIONS.  Samedi 14 mai à 14h39. 21, avenue Pierre Larousse, 89000 Auxerre. Tél. : 03.86.52.17.98 - Fax : 03.86.51.66.74 - Email :  lefrancfr@wanadoo.fr
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