03 juillet 2021

A Lingbi scholar's rock

Lot 3200. A Lingbi scholar's rock; 12 1/4 in. (31 cm.) wide, wood stand. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 80,000. Price realised HKD 375,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 The powerfully wrought stone of an irregular orientation is covered overall with dramatic cervices, sharp ridges and jagged protrusions, accentuated by pitted surfaces and concave sides. It is further pierced with several perforations of various sizes. The resonant stone is predominately of a blackish-grey tone throughout. ... [Lire la suite]

03 juillet 2021

A bronze 'five mountain' mirror, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 3013. A bronze 'five mountain' mirror, Warring States period (475-221 BC); 5 7/8 in. (10.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 80,000. Price realised HKD 106,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, August 1998. Christie's. Pavilion Online – Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 27 May - 11 Jun 2021
03 juillet 2021

A small agate cup and cup stand, Song dynasty (960-1279)

  Lot 3048. A small agate cup and cup stand, Song dynasty (960-1279); 4 1/4 in., (11 cm.) overall height. Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 250,000. Price realised HKD 225,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 The cup is of circular shape with thinly carved rounded sides, supported on a short stepped foot of conforming shape. The stand is carved with a circular dish with gently curved sides, surrounding the raised platform in the centre that holds the cup, all above a tall slightly... [Lire la suite]
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03 juillet 2021

A red-veined stone vase-shaped inkstone, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 3046. A red-veined stone vase-shaped inkstone, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 4 ½ in. (11.5 cm.) long, hongmu box and cover. Estimate HKD 280,000 - HKD 350,000. Price realised HKD 350,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 The inkstone is carved in the shape of a flattened baluster vase finely incised with archaistic dragons and flanked by a pair of elephant-form handles, enclosing the smoothly polished ink well. The centre of the recessed underside is carved and gilt... [Lire la suite]
03 juillet 2021

An inscribed boxwood ruyi, Qng dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 3044. An inscribed boxwood ruyi, Qng dynasty, 17th-18th century; 13 ¾ in. (34.9 cm.) long, Japanese wood box. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 The smooth wood is well carved as a gnarled lingzhi stem with a large lingzhi head at one end and smaller heads sprouting from the sides. The reverse is incised with a poetic inscription by the Tang dynasty poet Li Shangyin, followed by a signature and... [Lire la suite]
03 juillet 2021

A very rare large grey stone bear-form stand, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 3011. A very rare large grey stone bear-form stand, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 9 in. (22.8 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 The seated bear is shown almost as if stretching, with right leg bent and the left extended and slightly bent, the claws of all of the paws curled under. The head is turned slightly to the side, and carved with mouth agape and ears pricked above ruffs of fur. A partially hollowed columnar... [Lire la suite]
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03 juillet 2021

A rare and large bronze 'six mountain' mirror, Late Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC

Lot 3013. A rare and large bronze 'six mountain' mirror, Late Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC; 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 625,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 The mirror is crisply cast with a ribbed loop surrounded by a circular border and five feathers enclosed within the six-pointed star created by the connected inner edges of the six shan, ‘mountain’, characters, all reserved on a ground of swirl pattern, with... [Lire la suite]
03 juillet 2021

Israel Museum explores symbolism of edible plants in Mesoamerican cultures over 3500 years

JERUSALEM.- A new exhibition organized by The Israel Museum, Jerusalem examines how key crops have been depicted in the art of the Mesoamerican regions of North and Central America over the last 3500 years, reflecting their deep ties to local, cultural, and spiritual belief systems. Encompassing works from what are today known as Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, and northern Honduras, the exhibition, Divine Food: Maize, Cacao, and Maguey from Precolumbian to Contemporary Art highlights the significance of these... [Lire la suite]
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