04 avril 2020

A massive Khotan-green jade seal with Manchu and Chinese inscriptions

Lot 3255. A massive Khotan-green jade seal with Manchu and Chinese inscriptions; 2.7 by 12.7 cm., 5 by 5 in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot Sold 312,500 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of large square form, surmounted by a superbly carved pair of addorsed dragons, each powerfully carved with eyes bulging and nostrils flaring above curling whiskers and jaws bearing sharp fangs, the scales and flowing mane meticulously incised, the two scaly bodies tightly intertwined and crouching... [Lire la suite]

04 avril 2020

Pendentif Maori, Hei-Tiki, Nouvelle-Zélande

Lot 33. Pendentif Maori, Hei-Tiki, Nouvelle-Zélande; Hauteur : 7.5 cm. (3 in.). Estimate EUR 6,000 - EUR 9,000 (USD 6,584 - USD 9,875). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  Provenance: Sotheby's, Londres, 18 mars 1968, lot 95Collection James et Marilynn Alsdorf, Chicago, acquis lors de cette vente. Literature: Welsch, R.L. et al., Coaxing the Spirits to Dance: Art and Society in the Papuan Gulf of New Guinea, Washington, 2006, p. 70, n° 116. Exhibited: New York, The... [Lire la suite]
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04 avril 2020

Statue, Bioma, Région du fleuve Era, Rivière Wapo, Golfe de Papouasie, Paouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée

Lot 38. Statue, Bioma, Région du fleuve Era, Rivière Wapo, Golfe de Papouasie, Paouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée; Hauteur : 40 cm. (15 ¾ in.). Estimate EUR 30,000 - EUR 50,000 (USD 32,918 - USD 54,863). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  A l'arrière, une annotation manuscrite de Paul Wirz : Pioma Df. Yase Era-Delta. Provenance: Acquise in situ par Paul Wirz (1892-1955), en 1930Maria Wyss, Bâle, acquise en 1972Collection Veena et Peter Schnell, ZurichSotheby's, Paris, 5 décembre 2003, lot... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2020

Masque, Malangan, Nouvelle-Irlande, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée

Lot 42. Masque, Malangan, Nouvelle-Irlande, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée; Hauteur : 101.5 cm. (60 in.). Estimate EUR 70,000 - EUR 100,000 (USD 76,808 - USD 109,726). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  Provenance: Acquis in situ par Emma Eliza Coe connue sous le nom de "Reine Emma de Nouvelle-Guinée" (1850-1913), Nouvelle-Irlande, dans les années 1880Collection Emma Eliza Coe, Monte CarloDavid F. Rosenthal, San FranciscoCollection privée américaine, acquis auprès de ce dernier. ... [Lire la suite]
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04 avril 2020

Crochet porte-crânes Kerewa, Agiba, Delta du Kikori, Île de Goaribari, Golfe de Papouasie, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée

Lot 36. Crochet porte-crânes Kerewa, Agiba, Delta du Kikori, Île de Goaribari, Golfe de Papouasie, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée; Hauteur : 92 cm. (36 ¼ in.). Estimate EUR 120,000 - EUR 180,000 (USD 131,671 - USD 197,507). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  Provenance: Photographié in situ par Roy James Hedlund à Ubuo’o, delta du Kikori, en 1961Acquis in situ par Thomas Schultze-Westrum, entre 1965 et 1968Collection privée américaine, New YorkSotheby’s, New York, 15 novembre 1985,... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2020

A bronze ritual tripod food vessel, ding, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 2036. A bronze ritual tripod food vessel, ding, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price Realized USD 845,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The deep, rounded body is raised on three columnar supports cast with blades, and is cast around the sides with a band of blades centered by cicadas on a leiwen ground pendent from a band of pairs of dragons confronted on notched flanges... [Lire la suite]

04 avril 2020

A bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 2035. A bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 11¾ in. (30 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price Realized USD 62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The trumpet-shaped neck is cast in low relief with leiwen-filled blades rising from a band of serpents with hatchured bodies, and the middle section with two taotie masks divided and separated by notched flanges, which are repeated on the spreading foot where they... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2020

A rare large bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jia Late Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC

Lot 2034. A rare large bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jia Late Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC; 11¾ in. (29.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price Realized USD 149,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The vessel is raised on three tapering blade supports and is flat-cast on the body and the base of the flared neck with bands of taotie masks with rounded eyes centered on narrow flanges. A loop handle projects from one side, and a pair of capped... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2020

A small bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, Early Shang dynasty, Erligang period, circa 1600-1500 BC

Lot 2033. A small bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, Early Shang dynasty, Erligang period, circa 1600-1500 BC; 5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price Realized USD 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  Of lenticular section, the lower body has a rounded profile and a flat bottom raised on three slender blade-shaped supports that have a median ridge and curve slightly outwards at the ends. The mid-section is cast with three bow-string bands on one... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2020

A large silvery bronze circular mirror, Sui dynasty (581-618)

Lot 2032. A large silvery bronze circular mirror, Sui dynasty (581-618); 9½ in. (24.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The central knob rises from a ring of petals encircled by eight animals shown in different positions within a raised dogtooth border, and further encircled by a narrow inscription band and a band of various animals and birds racing counter-clockwise in the outer field below foliate scroll on the... [Lire la suite]