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Category: Antiquities

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    Artspire Auctions Offers Asian Art and Antiques in Upcoming Sale

    Also known as greenware, celadon is a jade green glazed pottery that originated in China and was very popular in the Zhejiang province. Because it resembles highly-valued jade, celadon is considered a classic style. A celadon jade dragon seal is a key highlight of the upcoming Asian Art and Antiques sale,…

    A CELADON JADE 'DRAGON' SEAL
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    Cloisonné and Jade Items Available at Sotheby’s

    Cloisonné is an art technique that uses enamel to decorate metal. Artisans developed the style around the 14th century. Many Chinese artists are known for using cloisonné and jade in their pieces of work, along with porcelain, pottery, and lacquer. Sotheby’s upcoming cloisonné and jade auction will highlight a rare…

    An exceptionally rare cloisonné enamel 'bats and clouds' vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period
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    Bonhams to Offer Rare Chinese Works of Art in Upcoming Sale

    In some Buddhist traditions, Maitreya is considered a bodhisattva residing in the Tushita heaven. He is regarded as the future Buddha, who will return to the earthly world only when the teachings of Gautama Buddha have been completely forgotten. The upcoming Bonhams sale features a rare black stone figure of…

    A RARE BLACK STONE FIGURE OF MAITREYA
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    Find Ancient Chinese Porcelain in Christie’s Upcoming Sale

    In the upcoming auction, Christie’s will present paintings, sculptures, and decorative art with an emphasis on Chinese porcelain. The artistic styles represented in this sale range across the Kangxi, Qianlong, and Yongzheng empires. Among the key lots is a famille verte sculpture depicting two boys riding mythical qilin. According to…

    A LARGE AND RARE PAIR OF FAMILLE VERTE BOYS RIDING QILIN
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    Converse Auctions will hold an online-only Important Chinese New Year Antique Auction, 315 lots, Saturday, December 26th

    The auction will feature exquisite jade carvings, porcelain, paintings, jewelry, bronze Buddhas, scholars’ items, fine furniture, snuff bottles and seals. Rare 19th century French rolling ball waterwheel clock, almost identical to one in Palace Museum in the Forbidden City in Beijing, housed in a gilded bronze case (est. $3,000-$5,000). PAOLI,…

    Converse Auctions will hold an online-only Important Chinese New Year Antique Auction, 315 lots, Saturday, December 26th
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    Ocean Star Auctions Offers Chinese Fine Art This December

    In Mahayana Buddhism, Samantabhadra Bodhisattva or Universal Virtue is considered to be the Sūtra (string or thread) of meditation and the practice of repentance. Possessing divine powers, the body of the Universal Virtue is described as having infinite size. The second part of the upcoming Christmas Exclusive Chinese Fine Art…

    A Gem Inlaid Gild Bronze Statue of Samantabhadra Bodhisattva
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    Upcoming Chinese and Japanese Art Sale Offers Jades, Lacquerwork, Katanas

    Bonhams’ upcoming sale of Chinese and Japanese art will highlight a Japanese suzuri-bako and matching bunko box made in the style of Ogata Kōrin. Known for his paintings on ceramics, Kōrin was a lacquerer of the Rinpa school. Dating back to the 18th C Edo period, these pieces were inspired…

    STYLE OF OGATA KORIN (1658-1716)
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    Oakridge Auction Gallery Brings Art, Antiques, & Silver To Auction

    Paul Starrett Sample was a leading American painter in the early 1940s. He mostly painted the struggling life of people during the Great Depression — a subject that would recur throughout his early oeuvre. Sample’s works were closely associated with Social Realism, though he drifted to Regionalism later in his…

    Paul Starrett Sample, Grey Boats
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    Upcoming Oakridge Auction Gallery Event Highlights Asian Artifacts from the 18th Century

    According to a Chinese legend, Hanshan and Shinde lived during the Tang dynasty and were close friends who fell in love with the same girl. When Shinde realized this, he abandoned all worldly pleasures to become a monk. Hanshan joined his friend in monkhood. Known as the holy He-He Er…

    Chinese White Jade Carved Hehe Erxian Statue, 18th Century
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    Ocean Star Auctions to Offer Range of Asian Art

    In Buddhism, the goddess Tara is considered an embodiment of wisdom. According to mythology, the deity guides human beings along the path to enlightenment. A Chinese gilt bronze sculpture of Tara is highlighted in the upcoming Fine Asian Art Collection, presented by Ocean Star Auctions. Along with sculpture, the sale…

    A Chinese Gild Bronze Tara Statue
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    Bruneau & Co.'s Fall Fine Art & Antiques Auction on Saturday, October 31, features fine art, Asian arts, furniture, more

    Limited in-house seating is by appointment only, just for active bidders at the Bruneau & Co. gallery in Cranston, R.I. To reserve a seat, call 401-533-9980. Downyflake Doughnuts porcelain storefront sign, made circa 1940 and a hard-to-find piece of Boston history and advertising collecting, 10 feet 10 inches long (est.…

    Bruneau & Co.s Fall Fine Art & Antiques Auction on Saturday, October 31, features fine art, Asian arts, furniture, more1
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    No Reserve Single Owner Los Angeles Collector, Session II

    In ancient China, powdered tobacco was widely used as a treatment for mild illness. This tobacco was stored in snuff bottles. In the 18th century, these bottles appeared as a status symbol and were manufactured at a much greater volume for the public. The second session of the Single Owner…

    Chinese Carnelian Covered Box
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    Arms & Armor | Ancient - 20th Century

    Nephrite, a type of jade, occurred naturally in remote parts of the South Island, whence it was traded and exchanged throughout New Zealand, barter, and war. Due to its rarity and beauty, nephrite was used to make valued ornaments and working tools, such as adzes, chisels, and short clubs. Even…

    19th C. German Iron Sallet Helmet
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    Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art

    The Khasa Malla kingdom, ruled by the Malla family of Nepal, can be traced back to the 11th century. Although the existence of the Khasa Malla kingdom was long known to historians, its artworks were discovered only during the mid-20th century. The first Khasa Malla artwork was found by researcher…

    A TURQUOISE AND GOLD MOONEATER (CHEPPU)
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    Samurai Armor and Korean Porcelain to Highlight Bonhams Auction

    The simplicity of white porcelain caught the eye of Korea’s aristocracy and upper class in the 15th century. Demand became so high for the porcelain that makers eventually sprouted up across the peninsula. Several examples of these pieces are available in the upcoming Fine Japanese and Korean Art auction, presented…

    KAWASE HASUI (1883-1957)
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    Chinese and Southeast Asian Works of Art

    An Imperial folding fan from the Qianlong period will be offered in the upcoming Chinese and Southeast Asian Works of Art auction, presented by Hindman. The fan was created for the Qianlong emperor of the 18th century by three artisans of the Imperial cabinet: Ji Yun, Liang Shizheng, and Qian…

    A Russet and Pale Celadon Jade 'Chilong' Rhyton Cup Height 5 3-4 in., 14.6 cm.
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    Indian, Himalayan, Southeast Asian Works Of Art

    Avalokiteśvara is a bodhisattva (a being committed to attaining Buddhahood) who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas. One of the noteworthy lots at the upcoming Indian, Himalayan, Southeast Asian Works of Art auction, presented by Sotheby’s, is a gilt copper figure of Avalokiteśvara from 9th or 10th-century Nepal. The bodhisattva…

    A GILT COPPER FIGURE OF AVALOKITESHVARA, NEPAL, 9TH/10TH CENTURY
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    Japanese and Korean Art

    Before Katsushika Hokusai’s The Great Wave print became an international sensation, it was just one part of a series exploring the capacity of Japanese landscape art. Hokusai was an ukiyo-e woodblock print artist active in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. During his long career, Hokusai constantly experimented with…

    AN IRON SOMEN (FULL FACE MASK)
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    Fine Chinese Paintings and Works of Art

    Maitreya is a bodhisattva who, according to Buddhist beliefs, will return to Earth from the heavens when the Buddhist teachings are neglected. The promise of Maitreya's return and his ability to restore order inspired many to join religious movements dedicated to the bodhisattva in China around the Tang period. A…

    A SHADOW AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE
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    Antiques, Decorative, Asian Arts, Fine Arts, Silver and Jewelry

    Like many artists in the 1920s and 30s, René Buthaud was intrigued by Classical mythology. Nude figures and mythological goddesses were a subject he frequently returned to, in ceramics as well as paintings. An example of these themes can be found in Buthaud’s oil painting in the upcoming auction, presented…

    Ioan NemtoI 20th Century Glass Vase