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Category: Metal and Cloissone

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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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    Spring Major Fine Art and Asian Auction

    Felicie Waldo Howell was best known for her marine landscapes. Her early works captured interiors and nature scenes. The upcoming Spring Major Fine Art and Asian Auction, presented by Sarasota Estate Auction, features an oil painting titled Washington Square by Howell. The Impressionist palette painting is an example of her…

    Spring Major Fine Art and Asian Auction Sarasota Estate Auction
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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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    The Fine & Decorative Art Auction

    When Andy Warhol became an illustrator for Glamour magazine, he entered the world of Pop Art in New York. By the 1950s, he could be identified as a key figure in the Pop Art movement. He eventually started making silkscreen prints of famous personalities, exploring the connection between celebrity culture…

    After Marc Chagall "Romeo et Juliette" color
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    Valentine’s Estate Jewelry, Coins & Collectibles

    The Golconda mines in southern India have produced some of the most historic diamonds since the time of the Moghul Emperors. Jeweler Laurence Graff’s artistic journey began with a 1974 acquisition of a yellow diamond, the Star of Bombay from the Golconda mines. He bought the diamond from a European…

    Graff 8.56ct Fancy Yellow Diamond Ring
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    Washington DC Asian Antique & Jewelry #77

    Reign marks on Chinese items record the name of the ruler and the period when the work of art was commissioned. Some of the key lots featured in the upcoming Washington DC Asian Antique & Jewelry auction, presented by Capitoline Auction Gallery, bear examples of these reign marks. The sixth Emperor…

    RARE IMPERIAL CHINESE BLUE WHITE CHARGER - WANLI MARK AND PERIOD
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    Watches, Jewelry, Fine Art, Antiques And Midcentury Modern

    In 1976, Patek Philippe, one of the most esteemed luxury wristwatch brands, introduced the Nautilus to the market. The shape of the watch was unprecedented, using an octagon bezel and curved edges. The name, Nautilus, comes from the submarine described in Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. An…

    Breguet 18kt Le Reveil du Tsar, 5707
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    Fine Japanese, Korean, and SE Asian Art

    The Scanlan Collection presents Fine Japanese, Korean, and Southeast Asian Arts. This assortment features such items as a bronze Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, a bronze Buddha, a Japanese scroll, miniature Satsuma teapot and more.    Featured in the auction is a large, patinated bronze Korean Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara sitting on the back of a…

    Jataka Thangka, Bhutan, 18th/19th Century/AuctionDaily