17 août 2019

A rare pale grey jade disc, bi, Han dynasty, 2nd-1st century BC

Lot 481. A rare pale grey jade disc, bi, Han dynasty, 2nd-1st century BC; 5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 121,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Each side carved in relief with a field of comma spirals set within narrow, raised borders, the translucent stone and of even yellow tone and finely polished, box, stand. Property from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm E. Mcpherson Provenance: Acquired in the 1980s. Note: A very similarly carved yellow... [Lire la suite]

17 août 2019

A large pale grey jade disc, bi, Han dynasty, 2nd-1st century BC 

Lot 477. A large pale grey jade disc, bi, Han dynasty, 2nd-1st century BC; 8¼ in. (21 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Both sides with a plain inner and outer border, with a wide band of faceted comma spirals carved in low relief within an hexagonal criss-cross gridwork set within a striated border, and an outer band carved with outward-facing bovine masks with long, scrolling horns, the pale grey stone with some black and russet... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2019

A pair of painted grey pottery faceted jars and cover, fanghu, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220) 

Lot 505. A pair of painted grey pottery faceted jars and cover, fanghu, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 21¾ in. (55.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Each faceted pear-shaped body painted on two sides with a rampant bird-like dragon, the other two sides with a taotie mask and ring handle, below a band of blades, raised on a tall flared foot, the faceted cover similarly painted. Provenance: Paris Biennale. The result of... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2019

Han Dynasty Masterpieces of Early Chinese Gold and Silver from Dr. Johan Carl Kempe at Christie's NY, 12 September 2019

Lot 506. A rare gold plaque, Northeast China, 1st century BC-3rd century AD; 2 7/8 in. (7.4 cm.) wide; weight 41.6 g. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The plaque is shaped as four animal heads, projecting from the corners, with a highly abstract figure in the center, and further decorated with two raised oval bosses and cloisons. Provenance: Dr. Johan Carl Kempe (1884-1967) Collection, Sweden, before 1953, no. CK33.Sotheby's London, Masterpieces of Chinese Precious... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2019

Over 60 internationally known dealers to participate in this year's Parcours des Mondes

  Lucas Ratton, Exposition "Baoulé", Côte d'Ivoire. © Vincent Girier Dufournier PARIS.- The Parcours des Mondes will be celebrating its 18th anniversary from September 10th through 15th this year. It is the world’s largest show of tribal, Asian and archaeological art, and over sixty dealers will gather in the heart of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood in Paris to participate in it. The unique multiple-venue fair has become a central event in the launching of the post-summer season,... [Lire la suite]
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