11 Press Releases

Tag: Qianlong

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    Chinese Jade, Gilt Bronze Objects, and Buddhist Carvings Available With Jumbo Auction House

    The Chinese Qing dynasty period was known for the glorious reign of Emperor Qianlong. Completely fascinated by jade, he both collected and commissioned a massive number of jade objects. Gilt bronze and jade flourished not only in the imperial court but also among commoners. A carved jade Buddha Shakyamuni statue…

    A Carved Jade Buddha Shakyamuni Statue, Qianlong
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    Akiba Antiques to Offer Chinese Imperial Collection in Upcoming Sale

    As part of the ancient tributary system of China’s foreign relations, envoys sent exotic gifts as a tribute to the Chinese emperor. The foreign envoy could only trade in China after completing this ritual. Among the exquisite gifts offered to the Chinese emperors, imperial gilt bronze boxes held a special…

    Chinese Imperial Gilt Bronze Embellished Panel Tribute
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    Upcoming Tenmoku Auctions Event Offers Rare Japanese and Chinese Antiques

    The upcoming auction of Summer Asian Art, presented by Tenmoku Auctions Inc., features select pieces of Japanese art and Chinese antiques from the estate of Francis Caro. One highlighted lot is a large jade stone carved with the image of Guanyin and a child, seated close to each other and…

    Chinese Carved Jade of Guanyin w Stand
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    Bonhams Presents Painting by Xu Beihong and Other Chinese Works of Art

    Xu Beihong was one of the most influential Chinese artists and educators of the 20th century. Born in 1895, Xu learned traditional Chinese painting from his father, who was a local portrait painter. Between 1919 and 1927, the artist traveled to France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, and Switzerland to study oil…

    XU BEIHONG (1895-1953)
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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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    Chinese Jades from the Junkunc Collection Will Feature in Sotheby’s Asia Week

    When Stephen Junkunc, III was in his early 20s, he came across a book about Chinese art that would propel him on a decades-long journey. Junkunc, born in Budapest in 1905, immigrated to the United States at a young age. His family experienced business success manufacturing machine parts for Ford…

    Chinese Jades from the Junkunc Collection Will Feature in Sothebys Asia Week4
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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…

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    Chinese Snuff Bottles

    Conceived as containers for ground tobacco, snuff bottles were first produced for the emperor and the court in China in the early 18th century. Eventually, these bottles appeared as a status symbol manufactured in a much greater volume for the public. The upcoming Chinese Snuff Bottles auction, offered by Oakridge…

    Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle, 19th Century
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    Fine Chinese Paintings and Works of Art

    A Parsi-Indian boy orphaned at 16 went on to become a household name in India. Schools, colleges, hospitals, and bridges are named after the merchant-prince of Bombay, Sir Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy. He was known for his high spirit of enterprise, strict integrity, punctuality, and especially his generosity. In 1858, Jeejeebhoy was…

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    Artist to Know: Giuseppe Castiglione

    Jesuit Painter of the Chinese Court Featured in Upcoming Auction An Italian missionary-turned-Chinese court painter, Giuseppe Castiglione spent over 50 years working with three different emperors in the Chinese palace. Seven of Castiglione’s paintings are coming to auction on April 18, 2020. Offered by Los Angeles-based auction house Pauling’s, these…

    Artist to Know - Giuseppe Castiglione
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    Washington Fall Asian Week Antique & Jewelry #74

    The upcoming Washington Fall Asian Week Antique & Jewelry #74 sale by Capitoline Auction Gallery features several important estate finds includes collections from former diplomats and statesmen.  The presence of Imperial famille-rose(rose family) porcelain or wares help to distinguish the auction as an important sale of Chinese decorative art.   Famille-rose…