19 février 2021

An extremely rare gilt-silver sheath, Liao-Yuan dynasty (AD 907-1368)

Lot 619. An extremely rare gilt-silver sheath, Liao-Yuan dynasty (AD 907-1368); 8 ½ in. (21.7 cm.) long. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 200,000. © Christie's 2021 The tapering, tubular sheath of oval section is finely decorated on each side with oval panels: the bottom panels with mandarin ducks in flight; the larger middle panels, of two different sizes, with writhing, three-clawed dragons with ring-punched scales, two of them chasing a flaming pearl, all on a wave ground; and the uppermost panels, which... [Lire la suite]

19 février 2021

An archaistic silver and gold-inlaid bronze jar, hu, Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 14th-early 18th century

Lot 636. An archaistic silver and gold-inlaid bronze jar, hu, Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 14th-early 18th century; 15 1/8 in. (38.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. © Christie's 2021 The sides are decorated with two bands of dragon scroll within raised ropetwist borders, all above a row of pendent blades and a band of confronted bird's heads on the tall foot, which are repeated on the neck above a band of conjointed 'T' motifs and a pair of mask handles on the shoulder, all on a mottled ground... [Lire la suite]
19 février 2021

A very rare pale beigish-white and yellowish-brown jade miniature figure of a standing Bactrian camel, Tang-Yuan dynasty

Lot 620. A very rare pale beigish-white and yellowish-brown jade miniature figure of a standing Bactrian camel, Tang-Yuan dynasty (AD 618-1368); 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. © Christie's 2021 The figure is shown standing on a flat, waisted base. The details of the tapering head are well carved, as are the hair markings on the top of the head, lower neck, tip of the tail and the two humps, which lean in opposite directions. The luminous stone of warm white... [Lire la suite]
19 février 2021

A blue and white deep flower plate, Vietnam, 15th-16th century

Lot 1707A. A blue and white deep flower plate, Vietnam, 15th-16th century. D. 36,7 cm. Estimate: €800 - €1,200. Sold: €1,000. Courtesy Nagel. Property from the collection of Prof. Dr med., Dr phil. Hermann Schroeder (1902-1991) and his family. Japan - South East Asia - Stuttgart by Nagel Auction, December 11, 2020