04 septembre 2010

Roman & Gandhara silver from the Private Collection of Julian Sherrier @ Christie's

A Roman silver kantharos. Gandhara, circa late 1st century B.C. - early 1st century A.D. Cast and decorated in repoussé with a deep bowl in two parts, a plain inner lining and an outer case with scenes in relief, one side with a young centaur holding a young woman in his arms, the other side with a bearded centaur grasping a struggling woman, trees with leafy tops in between and an extensive pointillé inscription in Karoshti above the bearded figure, with a turned foot separately made; 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) high; 435.2 g -... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2010

Sculptures and Paintings Lead Christie's Sale of Indian and Southeast Asian Art

Highlights include a large and important gilt bronze figure of Amitayus, Tibet, 14th century. Estimate: $600,000-800,000. Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010. NEW YORK, NY.- On September 14th, The Christie's Asian Art Week will commence with the sale of Indian and Southeast Asian Art, offering over 200 selected works including exceptional bronzes, sculpture, and paintings from Gandhara, the Himalayas, India and Indonesia. The sale not only offers treasures at many different price levels, but also offers works that spans a... [Lire la suite]