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Category: Antiquities

  • Auction Industry

    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
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    Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide

    Renowned sculptor James Tandi often uses verdite stone to capture Africa’s native people and wildlife. For each of his sculptures, Tandi visits the verdite mine where he hand-selects his materials. He believes in doing so, he is “revealing the spirit which is within the stone.” A carved verdite and bone…

    Austrian Cobalt Blue Porcelain Vase
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    Los Angeles Collection | No Reserve

    The Kangxi emperor was among the most prominent Chinese emperors of the Manchu Qing dynasty. The imperial kilns at Jingdezhen, overlooked for almost 60 years, were reopened during his reign. With the help of Jesuit missionaries, the emperor introduced new technologies to manufacture commercial and imperial porcelain. Kangxi-period porcelain especially…

    Chinese Doucai Porcelain Vase
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    Antiquities | Asian | Ethnographic Art

    Iranian-American Abstract artist Masoud Yasami does not associate himself with any specific artistic group. Rather, his multi-dimensional artworks often experiment with space, color, illusion, balance, and chaos. As the artist states, “For many years I have dealt with gravitational force as the drama in my work; for example creating the illusion…

    18th C. European Brass Mortar and Pestle
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    Asian Art, Antiques & Estates

    Amedeo Simonetti was a famous Italian painter known for his Orientalist paintings. The watercolors completed by his uncle, Ettore Simonetti, served as inspiration for the artist's compositions. Simonetti later went on to study at the Accademia di San Luca and learned the techniques of en plein air painting. The Eastern scenes depicted…

    Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Brush Pot
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    Los Angeles Collection | Single Owner

    A gu vessel is a Chinese container that was used for wine or ritual offerings during the Shang and Zhou dynasties. The tall and slim vessels have a flared and tapered base and a wider mouth. The high stem cups used during the Neolithic age were an inspiration for the…

    Chinese Enameled Porcelain Covered Jar
  • Exhibitions

    'The Lotus Effect,' A Participatory Installation Conveying Gratitude and Compassion, Will Welcome Visitors When the Rubin Museum Reopens

    The Rubin Museum's Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room. Photo by David De Armas Photography, Courtesy of the Rubin Museum of Art. The Rubin Museum of Art in New York plans to reopen to the public on September 12. Visit the museum website for guidelines, updates and timed tickets.  A visitor highlight will be…

    The Lotus Effect, A Participatory Installation Conveying Gratitude and Compassion, Will Welcome Visitors When the Rubin Museum Reopens
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    Variety Sale | Antiquities & Ethnographic Art

    The deification of animals in ancient Egypt existed long before its unification around 3100 B.C.E. Ancient communities worshipped images of animals such as dogs, cows, and sheep. Among the most preeminent animal cults were the bull cults, which appeared during the first Egyptian dynasty. Bulls served as symbols of courage,…

    Variety Sale Antiquities & Ethnographic Art Artemis Auction Gallery
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    Asian Works of Art

    A.H. Wilkens Auctions & Appraisals’ upcoming Asian Works of Art auction will particularly highlight Chinese jade and porcelain works, ranging from the Yuan dynasty to the Republican period. An 18th-century vessel from the Qing dynasty covered with celadon jade is among the key lots. Designed to resemble a historical bronze…

    MING JIAJING BLUE & WHITE PHOENIX & TRIGRAM BOWL
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    Asian Arts

    Cloisonné enamel gained popularity in China during the early 14th and 15th centuries under the reign of the Ming Xuande emperor. This technique first arrived in the western province of Yunnan, where it became known as Dashi ware. Originally intended for the furnishing of temples, cloisonné objects were later showcased…

    Chinese, Rare and Large Guanyin
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    Fine Antiquities, Ethnographic & Fine Art

    Leading Artemis Gallery’s mid-August Fine Antiquities, Ethnographic, & Fine Art sale is a Roman statuette of Cupid from the first to second century CE. Created during the transition from archaic to classical fine art styles, many Greek and Roman sculptors were combining realism with mythology. The available lot shows a…

    Huge - Important Panamanian 15K+ Gold Frog - 56 gr