11 avril 2011

Ten best of Vestiges from China’s Imperial History @ Sotheby's Hong Kong

An Important lmperial White Jade Seal With An Imperial Poem Qianlong Yuti Mark, Jiaqing Period, Dated To 1796. Photo Sotheby's of large square form, surmounted by a superbly carved pair of addorsed dragons, each powerfully carved with alert eyes and flaring nostrils above curling whiskers and a jaw bearing sharp fangs, the scales and flowing mane meticulously incised, the two scaly bodies tightly intertwined and crouching on the haunches, pierced through the centre with an aperture, the four vertical sides incised with an... [Lire la suite]
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28 février 2011

Chinese Ivory Seal, 19th Century

Chinese Ivory Seal, 19th Century. photo courtesy Doyle New York Carved as a mythical tortoise resting on a square block, base with incised seal in relief. Height 1 7/8 inches. Estimate $1,500-2,500 Doyle New York. Asian Works of Art. Monday, March 21, 2011 www.doylenewyork.com 
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28 février 2011

Chinese Ivory Seal, 19th-20th Century

Chinese Ivory Seal, 19th-20th Century  photo courtesy Doyle New York Carved as a foo lion with pup seated on a large square block, both lions bearing teeth, the long mane and tail hair finely incised. Height 6 inches. Estimate $10,000-15,000 Published: Sassoon, Chinese Ivories, Volume three, no. 827 Doyle New York. Asian Works of Art. Monday, March 21, 2011 www.doylenewyork.com
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23 décembre 2010

Daily Life in "The world of Kubilai Khan" @ Metropolitan Museum, New York

The first section of the exhibition presents objects that relate to daily life in Yuan China. They include examples of men’s and women’s dresses and ornaments; vessels for ritual purposes and everyday use; and articles associated with travel. In every category, there are objects made using in traditional forms and decoration and others that display influences from Northern and Central Asia that arrived with the Mongols. Nearly all objects in this section are recent archaeological finds from China. Scene of a Family Watching a... [Lire la suite]
12 novembre 2010

Chinese Emperor's Personal White Jade Dragon Seal Sells for £2.7 Million @ Bonhams

This iconic Chinese object, a small exquisite work of art, created huge interest before the sale in Europe and as well as China. Photo: Bonhams LONDON.- A stunning piece of China’s Imperial history – a seal personally commissioned and used by the Qianlong Emperor (1711-1799) – sold for £2,708,000 at Bonhams Sale of Fine Chinese Art on November 11th in London. The perfect four centimetre square jade seal bearing the inscription `Zi Qiang Bu Xi’, (‘Self-Strengthening Never Ceases’) is closely linked to the Emperor’s 80th birthday... [Lire la suite]
03 novembre 2010

Chinese Emperor's White Jade Dragon Seal Expected to Make Millions at Bonhams

An important Imperial white jade 'Zi Qiang Bu Xi' seal. Qianlong. photo courtesy Bonhams A stunning piece of China's Imperial history – a seal personally commissioned by the Qianlong Emperor (1711-1799) - will be the highlight of Bonhams Sale of Fine Chinese Art on November 11th in London. The perfect four centimeter square jade seal bearing the inscription 'Zi Qiang Bu Xi', ('Self-Strengthening Never Ceases') is closely linked to the Emperor's 80th birthday celebration which coincided with the 55th year of his reign and is an... [Lire la suite]
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16 octobre 2010

A rhinoceros horn seal. Ming Dynasty, 16th-17th century.

A rhinoceros horn seal. Ming Dynasty, 16th-17th century. photo courtesy Sotheby's carved in the form of a recumbent xiezhi crouched on top of an oval-sectioned seal, its head raised and eyes gazing upwards, the body finely incised with stylized whorls depicting muscles, the seal face reading Huihao luozhi ru yunyan ('Paint brush landed on paper like misty cloud'); 4.3 cm., 1 3/4 in. Estimate 400,000—600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,420,000 HKD NOTE: The seal script is taken from a poem by the Tang dynasty poet Du Fu (712-770)... [Lire la suite]
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14 octobre 2010

A superb pair of jadeite imperial seals. Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period.

A superb pair of jadeite imperial seals. Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period. photo courtesy Sotheby's each of square form, surmounted by a superbly carved pair of addorsed dragons, each with bulging eyes and flaring nostrils above curling whiskers and a partially open mouth revealing sharp fangs, the scales and flowing mane defined by fine incisions, the two bodies intertwined and crouching low on the haunches, pierced through the centre with an aperture, one seal deeply and crisply carved with the characters... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2010

A massive imperial white jade 'xintian zhuren' seal. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A massive imperial white jade 'xintian zhuren' seal. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. photo courtesy Sotheby's of large square form, surmounted by a superbly carved pair of addorsed dragons, each powerfully carved with eyes bulging and nostrils flaring above curling whiskers and a jaw bearing sharp fangs, the scales and flowing mane meticulously incised, the two scaly bodies tightly intertwined and crouching on the haunches, pierced through the centre with an aperture, the square seal deeply and crisply... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2010

Chinese Emperor's Seal Expected to Make Millions at Bonhams

The history and provenance of this artefact speaks both of a simple and elegant personal aesthetic as well as the stamp of Imperial power. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- A stunning piece of China’s Imperial history – a seal personally commissioned by the Qianlong Emperor (1711-1799) - will be the highlight of Bonhams Sale of Fine Chinese Art on November 11th in London. The perfect four centimeter square jade seal bearing the inscription `Zi Qiang Bu Xi’, (‘Self-Strengthening Never Ceases’) is closely linked to the Emperor’s 80th... [Lire la suite]
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