01 mars 2015

A bronze ritual wine vessel (gu), Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

A bronze ritual wine vessel (gu), Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of slender form with a wide flaring trumpet mouth and tall spreading foot, cast around the central bulb with confronting kui dragons forming taotie masks centered on vertical flanges, a pictogram on interior of foot, the greenish-gray patina with malachite encrustation. Height 8 in., 20.3 cm Provenance: A private New York collection formed... [Lire la suite]

01 mars 2015

A bronze ritual wine vessel (jue), Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

A bronze ritual wine vessel (jue), Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of a deep U-shape, supported on three splayed blade-form legs, the body cast with a pair of taotie masks against a leiwen ground, the spout flanked by a pair of capped finials, the side set with a loop handle over a single pictograph reading min, the surface with patches of malachite and ferrous encrustation. Height 7 3/4  in.,... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2015

The Quan Zu Xin Zu Gui Ding: An important inscribed bronze tripod, Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

The Quan Zu Xin Zu Gui Ding: An important inscribed bronze tripod, Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC. Estimate 450,000 — 650,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the deep round body supported on three cylindrical legs, the lipped rim raised with two upright large loop handles, a band below the rim filled with six serpents interspersed with whorl-roundels in relief, the central body with three large taotie motifs, with bulging eyes, intersected by flanges, all against a... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2015

A carved rock crystal snuff bottle, 1750-1860

  A carved rock crystal snuff bottle, 1750-1860. Estimate US$ 1,500 - 2,000 (€1,300 - 1,800). Photo Bonhams. Carefully hollowed with walls of even thickness, the bottle of tapering form with a cylindrical neck, flat lip, its shoulders sloping outward towards the recessed base, crisply carved with two faux lion mask-and-ring handles, executed from a nearly flawless transparent stone. 2 1/4in (5.7cm) high Provenance: Asiantiques, February, 2012 Bonhams. Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Collection of... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2015

A carved rock crystal snuff bottle, 1750-1860

A carved rock crystal snuff bottle, 1750-1860. Estimate US$ 1,500 - 2,000 (€1,300 - 1,800). Photo Bonhams. Well-hollowed, of compressed oval form with a cylindrical neck, flat lip and foot, boldly carved to the front and back in rounded relief with a bat with outstretching wings; the stone slightly crizzled and cloudy. 2 1/8in (5.4cm) high Provenance: The Asian Art Studio, Inc. A. Klein, CA Bonhams. Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Collection of Barbara and Marvin Dicker, 16 Mar 2015 10:00... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2015

A carved rock crystal snuff bottle, 1750-1860

A carved rock crystal snuff bottle, 1750-1860. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€1,800 - 2,700). Photo Bonhams. Well-hollowed, of compressed globular form with a cylindrical neck, flat lip, oval foot ring, carved in relief and incised on each side with a pendulating dragon breathing out vapor forming waves; the transparent stone marked with a few darker color spots. 2 7/16in (6.3cm) high Provenance: Robert Kleiner, Singapore Convention, October 2002 Bonhams. Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Collection of... [Lire la suite]

01 mars 2015

An amethyst 'landscape' snuff bottle, Rustic Crystal Master School, 1750-1860

An amethyst 'landscape' snuff bottle, Rustic Crystal Master School, 1750-1860. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€1,800 - 2,700). Photo Bonhams. The rounded rectangular bottle standing on an oval foot ring, rising to a straight cylindrical neck beneath a very subtly concave lip, carved in low relief with a continuous scene depicting an expand of lake surrounded by tree-accented rocky banks under a group of swallows flying high in the sky; the natural cloudy inclusions in the stone well incorporated into the landscape... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2015

A rare black-glazed 'Oil-Spot' ewer, Northern Song - Jin dynasty

A rare black-glazed 'Oil-Spot' ewer, Northern Song - Jin dynasty. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of lotus-bud form, the globular body supported on a short foot set with a loop handle and a short spout, the base perforated with a circular opening which connects to a tube that serves as a filler, covered overall in a lustrous black glaze suffused with a pattern of iridescent silvery 'oil-spots', stopping neatly above the base revealing the buff body. Height 4 1/8  in., 10.5 cm ... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2015

A 'Jizhou' splashed bowl, Southern Song dynasty

A 'Jizhou' splashed bowl, Southern Song dynasty. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides flaring out from a narrow recessed foot, covered overall with a glossy dark brown glaze accented with russet-brown splashes, stopping just above the knife-pared foot, the base left unglazed revealing the buff body. Diameter 5 in., 12.9 cm Literature: Chugoku meito ten: Chugoku toji 2000-nen no seika [Exhibition of Chinese Pottery: Two Thousand Years of Chinese... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2015

A black-glazed 'Hare's Fur' bowl, Song dynasty

A black-glazed 'Hare's Fur' bowl, Song dynasty.  Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of conical form with deep sides, covered overall in a thick lustrous black glaze suffused with a rust-brown 'hare's fur' pattern draining from the rim on the interior and exterior, the glaze falling irregularly above the foot to reveal the reddish-brown body.Diameter 6 1/8  in., 15.6 cm Sotheby's. Song Tradition: Early Ceramics from the Yang De Tang Collection. New York, 17 mars 2015, 11:00 AM