12 juin 2021

Three bronze mirrors, Han dynasty, 4th-6th century AD & Northern Song dynasty

Lot 463. Three bronze mirrors. Estimate £800 - £1,200. Sold for £ 2,295 (€ 2,677). © Bonhams The first crisply cast with with half-circles around the central boss, Han dynasty,13.5cm (5 1/2in) diam.; the second with three shallow coiling chilong in mutual pursuit, 4th-6th century AD,14cm (5 1/2in) diam.; and the third with five shallow-relief flower sprays around a spiralling flower-head within a lobed rim, the rim with an inscription reading 'County Magistrate of Xihe Zheng Yuran', Northern Song... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2021

A bronze 'TLV' mirror, Han dynasty & A lobed bronze mirror, Tang dynasty

Lot 462. Two bronze mirrors. Estimate £800 - £1,200. Sold for £ 2,167 (€ 2,528). © Bonhams Including a bronze 'TLV' mirror, Han dynasty, the raised central knob enclosed within a square of twelve raised bosses separated by characters representing the twelve branches below the TLV motifs, 14.1cm (5 1/2in) diam.; and a lobed bronze mirror, Tang dynasty, cast with a pair of phoenix and flowers, 16.5cm (6 1/2in) diam. Published, Illustrated and Exhibited: Roger Keverne Ltd., Summer Exhibition,... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2021

An agate and turquoise-inlaid circular belt fitting, Dian Culture (4th century BC-109 AD)

Lot 457. An agate and turquoise-inlaid circular belt fitting, Dian Culture (4th century BC-109 AD); 17.8cm (7in) diam. Estimate £800 - £1,200. Sold for £ 7,650 (€ 8,925). © Bonhams Of large circular concave form, the centre inlaid with agate, surrounded by a band of triangles formed of small circular turquoise discs, surrounded by more small turquoise sequins, the reverse with hook, box. Published, Illustrated and Exhibited: Roger Keverne Ltd., Winter Exhibition, London, 2008, no.9. Note: A... [Lire la suite]
12 juin 2021

A pair of archaic bronze square vases and covers, fanghu, Han Dynasty

  Lot 457. A pair of archaic bronze square vases and covers, fanghu, Han Dynasty; 32cm (12 1/2in) high. Estimate £2,000 - £3,000. Sold for £ 12,750 (€ 14,875). © Bonhams Each with a faceted baluster body raised on a square flared foot, the sides plain, the shoulder with two relief-cast taotie mask handles suspending loose rings, the conical covers applied with stylised bird finials at the corners, the brown and milky-green patina with malachite encrustation. Note: See a related example... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2021

Two archaic bronze garlic-head vases, hu, Han Dynasty

Lot 455. Two archaic bronze garlic-head vases, hu, Han Dynasty; 30cm (11 1/2in) high. Estimate £2,000 - £3,000. Sold for £ 3,825 (€ 4,462). © Bonhams The larger with a compressed globular body encircled by a plain rib in relief, the tall tapering neck cast with a lobed 'garlic-bulb' mouth above a plain relief band, all on a spreading foot, with a dark brownish-green patina and areas of shallow encrustation, 34cm (13 1/2in) high; the smaller of similar shape but with the surface entirely plain, the surface... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2021

A rare archaic bronze dragon-headed ladle, Han Dynasty

Lot 454. A rare archaic bronze dragon-headed ladle, Han Dynasty; 21cm (8 1/2in) long. Estimate £800 - £1,200. Sold for £ 5,100 (€ 5,950). © Bonhams The shaft elegantly cast in an exaggerated curve and terminating with an open-mouthed crested dragon head at the top of the handle, another smaller beast-head relief cast at the junction of the shaft with the plain deep oval bowl, the surface with a consistent pale green patination, wood stand. Note: See a related example in the collection of Dr Paul... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2021

A rare small bronze model of a horse, Han Dynasty

Lot 453. A rare small bronze model of a horse, Han Dynasty; 7.5cm (3in) long. Estimate £1,500 - £2,000. Sold for £ 2,422 (€ 2,826). © Bonhams Heavily cast standing four-square in the style of well-modelled massive pottery Sichuan stallions, the head raised and the jaws agape, the bushy tail in a hollow loop, wood stand. Note: See a related example in the Yale University Art Gallery, illustrated by E.Schloss, Art of the Han, New York, 1979, no.50; see also an example of a small bronze animal, Han/Tang... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2021

A rare pair of bronze 'crouching bear' mat weights, Han Dynasty

Lot 452. A rare pair of bronze 'crouching bear' mat weights, Han Dynasty; 5cm (2in) long. Estimate £1,200 - £1,500. Sold for £ 11,475 (€ 13,388). © Bonhams Each cast standing on four short legs with claw feet, the wide-mouthed head upturned at the front, the body hollow, much of the surface with a light green patination, fitted box. Published, Illustrated and Exhibited: Roger Keverne Ltd., Winter Exhibition, London, 2003, no.10. Bonhams. Roger Keverne Ltd Moving On (Part II), London, New Bond Street,... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2021

A Major Exhibition of Historic Spanish Fashion Paired With Period Paintings Debuts at Meadows Museum in September

  Image: courtesy of Meadow Museum by Michael Bodycomb; Museo del Traje, Madrid by Gonzalo Cases Ortega. The Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas, has announced a major exhibition of Spanish dress and fashion that will pair paintings from the Meadows’s collection with historic dress and accessories from the Museo del Traje, Centro de Investigación del Patrimonio Etnológico in Madrid. Canvas & Silk: Historic Fashion from Madrid’s Museo del Traje marks the first major collaboration between this important Spanish... [Lire la suite]