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Category: Asian Jewelry

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    Asian Works of Art

    The Guardian Lions, believed to be a symbol of protection, enjoy reverence in Chinese mythology and feng-shui. Statues of the lions can be spotted guarding the entrances of historical temples, mausoleums, and residences of the elite. Called foo lions in the West, these imperial beings represent balance and harmony. A…

    A Carved White Jade Pendant
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    Asian Works of Art

    Korean astronomer Jang Yeong-sil was a Chief Engineer in the court of Korea’s King Sejong the Great. Belonging to humble origins, Jang became one of the most prominent Korean academics of his time. The Korean sundial, or Angbu-ilgu, was among his notable inventions. Meaning “pot-shaped sun clock staring at the…

    Blue and White Water Coupe
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    May Asian Sale

    Cloisonné is mainly used to decorate metal objects or ceramics. The technique involves applying colored enamels to different materials, which are then fired to bring out the design. It likely originated in ancient Egypt or the Byzantine Empire. It later spread to China, where it was applied to bronze and…

    porcelain cover jar
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    Asian Art & Antiques - Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, Snuff Bottles

    Chinese artist Zhang Daqian is best known for his splashed-ink landscapes and lotus paintings. Zhang’s works were influenced by individualistic masters such as Shitao and Bada Shanren. The upcoming Asian Art & Antiques - Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, Snuff Bottles sale, presented by Oakridge Auction Gallery, highlights two paintings by Zhang.…

    Lotus Painting by Zhang Daqian Given to Qiangli
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    Asian Art & Antiques - Ceramics and Works of Art

    Blue-colored ceramics gained significance in China during the Tang dynasty. The blue-glazed porcelain pieces got their distinctive color from cobalt, imported from Persia. At the time, cobalt was scarce and only used in limited quantities. Blue and white pottery and porcelain gained broader recognition during the Qing dynasty. A pair…

    Chinese Flambe Vase, 18th Century
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    Asian Art, including Chinese Paintings

    The ‘hundred boys' theme was very popular during the Qing and Ming dynasties. The 'hundred boys' refers to King Wen of the Zhou dynasty, who had 99 sons and adopted one more to have an even 100. Later, the theme was used to represent the desire for many sons to…

    TWO CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE AND ONE UNDERGLAZE RED DRAGON SNUFF BOTTLES
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    California Estates & Chinese Antiques

    Zhang Daqian, a 20th-century Chinese artist, spent years studying the works of the ancient masters. His early career was defined by meticulous forgeries, especially emulating the Ming-Qing Individualists. Zhang learned many lessons from his early works and incorporated them into his later calligraphy and lotus paintings. An example of his…

    California Estates & Chinese Antiques
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    Asian Decorative Arts - Online-Only Auction

    In 1951, the São Paulo Art Biennial awarded prizes to Hanga artists rather than the usual master painters and sculptors. The two artists selected were Tetsuro Komai for his etchings and Kiyoshi Saito for his woodblock prints. Sosaku Hanga artists were generally disregarded in the Japanese art world, for their…

    CHINESE MING STYLE BLUE & WHITE PORCELAIN STEM CUP
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    Asian Online by Stair

    During Japan's Edo Period, merchants and artisans began making more money but were still confined by a strict class system. Many chose to spend their new-found wealth on entertainment. This included ukiyo-e paintings and woodblock prints, which portrayed actors, sumo wrestlers, and erotica. An album of actor portraits in the…

    Asian Online
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    Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide

    Ernest Trova was a sculptor and Pop artist who rose to fame during the 1960s for his series of sculptures, prints, and paintings titled Falling Man. A self-taught artist, Trova worked as a window dresser in his early years. Inspired by the works of artists such as Jean Dubuffet and…

    (2 Pc) Licio Zanetti Murano Glass Birds
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    Art Of Asia - Antiquity To Present Day

    Historically, the Batak tribe of modern-day Indonesia believed a shaman could harness both white and black magic. Each shaman would craft a staff to channel their abilities. One such staff from the Batak people is highlighted in the upcoming Art of Asia auction, presented by Artemis Gallery. Human and animal…

    Early 20th C. China Miao Silvered Copper Necklace
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    Asian Decorative Arts

    Shades of opaque pink and carmine distinguish famille rose wares in Chinese pottery. The colors were originally foreign in China and were introduced from Europe around the 16th century. Famille rose gained popularity during the Qing Dynasty. A pair of famille rose round plaques is among the featured items in…

    Chinese Yellow Jade Carved Beast, Ming or Earlier
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    Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide

    A large, cold-painted bronze Franz Bergman boudoir lamp is featured in the upcoming Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide auction in Dania Beach, Florida. This 19th-century Austrian electric lamp is shaped like a mosque with colored glass windows, a blue curtain in the doorway, and a red canopy attached to the…

    Pair Gilded Bronze and Rock Crystal Sconces
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    The Important Spring Auction

    Édouard Cortès was a Post-Impressionist artist recognized for his Parisian paintings. He was often called Le Poète Parisien de la Peinture (the Parisian Poet of Painting) for his affinity towards the city. Cortès frequently painted landscapes of Paris in various seasons and light conditions. Leland Little features Cortès’ Place Saint-Michel, Paris oil…

    The Important Spring Auction
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    Leap Day Fine Estates Auction

    A glass bowl, vase, or plate with its sides sheared, making the object devoid of functionality, is a trademark style observed in the works of glass artists Michael David and Kit Karbler. Their collaboration first began with the establishment of their Denver studio, Blake Street Glass Studio, in 1980. Schwenke…

    Large Acoma Vase Signed KL
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    Books Incl. Penzler Part 4, Pulps, Posters, Lithographs & Prints

    Thrilling Mysteries was one of many pulp magazines Ned Pines published in the early 20th century. The debut issue featured stories such as "The Cat People" and "Army of the Maimed." A copy of the first issue of Thrilling Mysteries is available in the upcoming Pulps, Posters, Lithographs, & Prints…

    John Sherwood. Lot of Eight.
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    Fine Art, Antiques & Jewellery – Day 1

    The first day of the upcoming Fine Art, Antiques & Jewelry auction, presented by Elstob & Elstob Auctioneers, offers a selection of decorative art, Asian works of art, jewelry, and more.  Showcased in the auction is a pair of Chinese gold dragon bangles that come in a Tiffany & Co.…

    A CARTIER LAPIS LAZULI AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL SUNBURST DESK CLOCK
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    Asian, Continental, Decorative & Fine Arts

    The works of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux contain both Realism and rhythm. His sculptures depicting a Chinese man are among his most famous works. The upcoming Asian, Continental, Decorative & Fine Arts auction, presented by Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers, offers a version of Carpeaux’s Le Chinois figure in terracotta. Conceived in 1872, the…

    SILK TABRIZ RUG.
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    Quarterly Fine & Decorative Arts Catalog

    One of the most influential British artists of the 20th century, David Hockney has explored traditional artistic genres through mediums as diverse as printmaking, photography, painting, and iPad drawing. An example of his work is available in the upcoming Quarterly Fine & Decorative Arts sale, presented by Bunch Auctions. The available…

    DAVID HOCKNEY (BRITISH, B. 1937), EARLY LANDSCAPE
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    Ancient, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts

    The ancient inhabitants of Nayarit were proficient in ceramics. At that time, pottery became a visual method of expression to pass on religious, philosophical, and astronomical knowledge. Several pieces of ancient Nayarit pottery from 200 BCE to 200 CE will be showcased in the upcoming Ancient, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts…

    International Ethnographic Arts