05 septembre 2021

A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, Hu, Late Warring States-Han dynasty, 4th-2nd century BC

Lot 707. A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, Hu, Late Warring States-Han dynasty, 4th-2nd century BC; 13 in. (33 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie's 2021 The pear-shaped body is cast on the shoulder with two taotie mask handles suspending loose rings, attached to linked chains that slide through corresponding rings suspended from loops on the semi-domed cover. The lower body is cast with three additional taotie mask handles with loose rings. Property... [Lire la suite]

05 septembre 2021

A large yellowish-green jade dragon-form pendant, Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC

Lot 706. A large yellowish-green jade dragon-form pendant, Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC; 13 ¾ in. (34.9 cm.) wide, cloth box. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 60,000. © Christie's 2021 The dragon has a backward-turned head with rolled snout, and the undulating body is carved on both sides in low relief with scrolls within plain borders and pierced with a suspension hole. The stone is of pale yellowish-green tone. Provenance: Private Institution, California, by 1999. Note: This unusually... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2021

A rare copper-inlaid ritual bronze wine vessel, Hu, Warring States period (475–221 BC)

Lot 705. A rare copper-inlaid ritual bronze wine vessel, Hu, Warring States period (475–221 BC); 18 in. (45.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. © Christie's 2021 The bronze vessel is inlaid with copper in seven registers, including confronted pairs of antlered deer flanked by addorsed pairs of birds, confronted dragons flanked by scrolls, and stylized taotie masks flanked by kui dragons. The shoulders are set on each side with a beast-mask handle suspending a loose ring. ... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2021

A bronze ritual wine vessel, pou, Late Shang Dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 704. A bronze ritual wine vessel, pou, Late Shang Dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 13 in. (33 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. © Christie's 2021 The slightly compressed body is cast in shallow relief with a central band of taotie masks on a leiwen ground, centered by a low flange, below a narrow band of confronted kui dragons divided by three raised beast-head masks. The splayed foot has two pierced apertures above a band of addorsed birds and beast masks. ... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2021

A superb and important large jade tiger pendant, Late Shang dynasty, Anyang, 13th-11th century BC

Lot 703. A superb and important large jade tiger pendant, Late Shang dynasty, Anyang, 13th-11th century BC; 4 9/16 in. (11.6 cm.) long (maximum, ear to tail), cloth box. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. © Christie's 2021 The thick disc has a central aperture drilled from both sides, the inner walls with remains of pronounced cutting ridges. The stone is of dark mottled green color with some buff-colored alteration to both sides at one edThe flat, curved pendant is in the shape of a crouching tiger and... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2021

Chinese Neolithic period jade at Christie's New York, 23-24 september 2021

Lot 701. An olive-green jade bracelet, Southeast China, Neolithic period, 3rd millennium BC; 2 13/16 in. (7.1 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. © Christie's 2021 Of cylindrical form with concave profile, the semi-translucent stone has areas of brown mottling and buff opaque alteration. Provenance: Private Collection, North America, by 1997. Lot 702. A large incised mottled green jade bi disc, Southeast China, Neolithic period, 3rd millennium BC; 9 in. (22.9 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 7,000... [Lire la suite]

05 septembre 2021

Three stone carvings of Buddhist heads, Tang dynasty or later

Lot 1104. Three stone carvings of Buddhist heads, Tang dynasty or later; largest h. 13cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 HKD. Lot Sold: 69,300 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Provenance: Mandala Fine Arts, Hong Kong, 1995. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including Song Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection, Hong Kong, 26 August 2021
05 septembre 2021

A group of ten marble carvings, Liao - Song dynasty

Lot 1103. Six boxes and covers, two with inscriptions to the base; and four small 'animal' paperweights, Liao - Song dynasty; largest 9.5 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 HKD. Lot Sold: 81,900 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Provenance: Collection of Vernon Moore, 1990s. Acquired in Hong Kong, 2 October 2017 (HK$ 41,300). Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including Song Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection, Hong Kong, 26 August 2021
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05 septembre 2021

A group of 26 pieces of bone carvings, Central Asia, 1st millennium B.C. and later

Lot 1102. A group of 26 pieces of bone carvings, Central Asia, 1st millennium B.C. and later;largest 18 cm, Japanese wood box. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 HKD. Lot Sold: 44,100 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Provenance: An old Japanese collection, 1990s. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including Song Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection, Hong Kong, 26 August 2021
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05 septembre 2021

Four ceramic vessels, Tang dynasty & Song dynasty

Lot 1101. A sancai-glazed vase, Tang dynasty, 12 cm; a carved Cizhou 'floral' flowerpot, Song dynasty, 13.5 cm; and a pair of painted 'lotus' pottery vases, Song dynasty or later, 20 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD. Lot Sold: 18,900 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including Song Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection, Hong Kong, 26 August 2021
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