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Category: Bronzes

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    Sacred and Imperial: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection Online

    In Hindu mythology, the deity Shiva is believed to embody enlightenment, compassion, and auspiciousness. An 18th-century painting of Kali trampling Shiva is one of the notable lots of the upcoming Christie's auction. The painting depicts Kali, the goddess of death, standing over Shiva’s chest. She holds a sword and the…

    A SMALL COPPER-RED-GLAZED GLOBULAR WATER POT
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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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    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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    Gianguan Auctions to offer devotional art, bronze, jade and ceramic statues

    Lot 34 Northern Wei, A Very Rare Jade Carving of Sakyamuni Maitreya Seated on a Plinth. NEW YORK, NY.-Gianguan Auctions, known for two decades for offering Chinese religious art at accessible estimates, is poised to present an outstanding collection of devotional art, bronze, jade and ceramic statues in its Saturday,…

    Gianguan Auctions to offer devotional art, bronze, jade and ceramic statues
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    Ancient / Ethnographic From Around the World

    The Shang dynasty (c. 1600 - 1046 BCE), the second dynasty of China, brought numerous cultural advances such as the transition from stone and iron to industrialized bronze casting. The Shang dynasty also introduced bronze sacral vessels. One such vessel was the gui, a bronze ritual vessel used to relay…

    Chinese Shang Dynasty Bronze Lidded Gui w- TL
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    Art Of Asia- From Antiquity To Present Day Auction

    During China’s Han dynasty period, funerary figures buried alongside tombs were believed to be necessary for a safe journey to the afterlife. The imperial Han court honored deceased military officials by giving them an elaborative funeral cortege along with these sculptures. The upcoming Art Of Asia- From Antiquity To Present…

    A GILT BRONZE AVALOKITASVARA, TIBET
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    Ceramics and Works of Art

    In 1759, the Qianlong emperor ordered a review of the Qing court attire system. The dragon robe, in particular, was only given to those of high rank. It represented the professional attire of members of the military and civil service. The upcoming Ceramics and Works of Art sale, offered by…

    Chinese White Jade Toggle of Child, 18th Century
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    Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art

    In Hinduism, the goddess Parvati is believed to be the deity of love, devotion, and fertility. Mythology suggests that Parvati is an embodiment of the primordial cosmic energy who uses her prowess and power to bring peace to the world. A sculpture of Parvati from South India is highlighted in…

    A GILT COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF PANJARANATA MAHAKALA
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    Doyle to auction Asian works of art on July 23

    Chinese Flambe Glazed Porcelain Meiping, Qianlong Seal Mark and of the Period. Height 12 inches. Est. $12,000-15,000. NEW YORK, NY.-Doyle’s Asian Works of Art auction on Thursday, July 23 at 10am will present the arts of China, Japan and Southeast Asia from the Neolithic Period through the 20th century. Highlights include…

    Doyle to auction Asian works of art on July 23
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    Matthew Barton announces European and Asian Works of Art auction

    'Prayers and Recitations at the Muharram Festival’, Circa of Sewak Ram. Patna, India, circa 1820-30. Estimate: £5,000-£7,000. LONDON.-Matthew Barton's European and Asian Works of Art auction of 374 lots encompasses centuries of craftsmanship; when browsing the catalogue, the diversity of pieces and ‘cross pollination’ of styles will stimulate a collector’s…

    Matthew Barton announces European and Asian Works of Art auction
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    Bruneau & Co.'s online-only Antiques & Fine Art auction, July 23, will kick off with vibrant paintings by Indian artists

    Paintings by Indian artists Maqbool Fida Hussain (1913-2011) and B. Prabha (1933-2001) will be followed by more than 300 quality lots, starting at 6 pm Eastern. Modernist-Cubist watercolor painting by renowned Indian artist Maqbool Fida Hussain (1913-2011), 20 inches by 30 inches (paper, less holder), done in 2002 (est. $8,000-$12,000).…

    Bruneau & Co.'s online-only Antiques & Fine Art auction, July 23, will kick off with vibrant paintings by Indian artists
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    Ancient / Ethnographic Art Through The Ages

    The upcoming Ancient/ Ethnographic Art Through the Ages auction, presented by Artemis Gallery, features an Egyptian shabti. The funerary figurine was intended for Khaemwaset, the revered fourth son of Ramesses II. He was the first Egyptologist to document Egypt's Old Kingdom monuments, which were over 1,000 years old during his lifetime.…

    20th C. Indian Marble Carving of Durga & Lion Mount
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    Extraordinary Napoleonic ephemera and Marie Antoinette’s lace collar features in Chorley’s July Sale

    Extraordinary Napoleonic ephemera and Marie Antoinette’s lace collar features in Chorley’s July Sale Auction: Wednesday 22 & Thursday 23 July 2020 Viewing dates: Sunday 19 July 10am - 4pm, Monday 20 July 9am - 4pm, Tuesday 21 July 9am - 4pm Chorley’s July sale sees an extraordinary and diverse offer, for historians to bibliophiles…

    Extraordinary Napoleonic ephemera and Marie Antoinette’s lace collar features in Chorley’s July Sale
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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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    Andrew Jones Auctions will hold online-only DTLA Collections & Estates auctions on Tuesday, June 30 and Tuesday, July 14

    The auctions will feature market fresh furnishings, decorations and accessories, all enticingly priced. Start times both auction days are 11 am Pacific time. Andrew Jones Auctions’ DTLA Collections & Estates auctions on Tuesday, June 30th and Tuesday, July 14th will feature market fresh furnishings, decorations and accessories, all enticingly priced. Eager bidders will find…

    Andrew Jones Auctions will hold online-only DTLA Collections & Estates auctions on Tuesday, June 30 and Tuesday, July 14
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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