23 février 2022

An important and very rare stone Buddhist stele, Northern Wei dynasty (AD 386-534), dated by inscription to AD 457

Lot 731. An important and very rare stone Buddhist stele, Northern Wei dynasty (AD 386-534), dated by inscription to AD 457; 16 1⁄8 in. (41 cm.) high, softwood stand. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 781,200. © Christie's 2022 The Buddha is shown seated in dhyanasana with hands held in dhyanamudra, wearing robes that fall in heavy folds, and his sensitively carved face bears a contemplative expression, beneath the hair and usnisha carved with a... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2022

A painted stone door lintel, Eastern Han dynasty or later

Lot 731. A painted stone door lintel, Eastern Han dynasty or later. 63 in. (160 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 20,160. © Christie's 2022 The rectangular panel is carved in low relief with three horse-drawn chariots, escorted by two equestrian guards, approaching a pair of figures bowing in reverence. The scene is framed on top and the sides by a frieze of sinuous knobby-vine interspersed by various animals, including a fox, a duck, an owl, a monkey and a deer. The... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2022

A pair of small gilt-bronze taotie mask fittings, Han-Northern Wei dynasty (206 BC-AD534)

 Lot 727. A pair of small gilt-bronze taotie mask fittings, Han-Northern Wei dynasty (206 BC-AD534). Each 2 3⁄4 in. (7 cm.) overall, cloth box. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 10,000. Unsold. © Christie's 2022 Each mask is cast as a powerful taotie with thick brows, curved horns, and a pronounced nose above bared teeth from which issues a hook that suspends a loose ring.  Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 25 October 1986. Christie's. Important Chinese... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2022

A turquoise and hardstone inlaid silver bird fitting, Eastern Eurasian steppes, 2nd-4th century AD

Lot 726. A turquoise and hardstone inlaid silver bird fitting, Eastern Eurasian steppes, 2nd-4th century AD; 2 3⁄4 in. (6.8 cm.) long, cloth box. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 10,710. © Christie's 2022 The silver fitting is cast in the form of a stylized bird and decorated on the front with inlays of turquoise, carnelian and possibly citrine.  Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 27 October 1989. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2022

A rare jade, silver and gold-inlaid bronze belt hook, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 725. A rare jade, silver and gold-inlaid bronze belt hook, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 7 3⁄4 in. (19.9 cm.) long, cloth box. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 52,920. © Christie's 2022 The shaft is inlaid with five gold plaques decorated with coiled beasts interspersed with four pale greyish-green jade plaques with commas. The outer border is further decorated with gold and silver inlays with angular scroll design.  Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong),... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2022

A gold-inlaid bronze circular 'tiger' fitting, Warring States period, 5th-4th century BC

Lot 724. A gold-inlaid bronze circular 'tiger' fitting, Warring States period, 5th-4th century BC; 4 1⁄8 in. (10.5 cm.) across, cloth box. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 15,120. © Christie's 2022 The circular fitting is cast with four small loops on the outer edge, and encloses two tigers in openwork with details picked out in gold.  Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 27 October 1989. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]

23 février 2022

A rare and unusual stone figure of a bixie, Six Dynasties period-Tang dynasty, 3rd-9th century AD

Lot 710. A rare and unusual stone figure of a bixie, Six Dynasties period-Tang dynasty, 3rd-9th century AD; 5 in. (12 cm.) long, cloth box. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 18,900. © Christie's 2022 Possibly functioning as a lamp, the mythical beast with bulging eyes is shown crouching and grasping with its front paws a circular basin-form receptacle decorated with a band of rope-twist design.  Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 18 November 1999. ... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2022

A rare small turquoise figure of a bixie, Eastern Han-Six Dynasties period, 3rd-4th century AD

Lot 708. A rare small turquoise figure of a bixie, Eastern Han-Six Dynasties period, 3rd-4th century AD. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 16,380. © Christie's 2022 The beast is shown with its mouth open and in a crouching position. The figure is drilled through the sides for suspension.  Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 25 November 1990. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 25 march 2022 
23 février 2022

A large reddish-brown jade bi disc, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture, 4th-3rd millenium BC

 Lot 707. A large reddish-brown jade bi disc, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture, 4th-3rd millenium BC; 8 1⁄4 in. (21 cm.) diam., cloth box. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 113,400. © Christie's 2022 The thick disc has a central aperture drilled from both sides, and is suffused with a network of buff and red alteration.  Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 27 November 1995. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2022

A pale greyish-white jade ‘dragon and phoenix’ pendant, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8)

Lot 706. A pale greyish-white jade ‘dragon and phoenix’ pendant, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8); 2 1⁄4 in. (6 cm.) long. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 100,800.© Christie's 2022 The dragon has a small loop on the head for suspension, and is shown intertwined with a smaller phoenix perched on its tail. The stone is of an even greyish-white color with areas of dark brown mottling.  Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 27 October 1989. ... [Lire la suite]