26 février 2022

Two bronze bowls and a laddle, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 758. Two bronze bowls and a laddle, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); The largest 6 1⁄4 in. (16 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 – USD 12,000. Price realised USD 16,380. © Christie's 2022 The group comprises a deep bowl with lipped rim, a smaller deep bowl with a swing U-shaped handle, and a small ladle with a curved handle.  Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 25 October 1986. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 25 march 2022
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26 février 2022

A large bronze bowl, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 758. A large bronze bowl, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 9 1⁄2 in. (24 cm.) wide, cloth box. Estimate USD 6,000 – USD 8,000. Price realised USD 11,970. © Christie's 2022 The bowl with deep, rounded sides with a lipped rim has a silvery black patina with patches of malachite and azurite encrustation.  Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 25 October 1986. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 25 march 2022
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26 février 2022

A steatite tortoise-form inkstone and cover, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 757. A steatite tortoise-form inkstone and cover, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 4 1⁄2 in. (11.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 – USD 8,000. Price realised USD 17,640. © Christie's 2022 The inkstone is carved as a tortoise standing on four short legs and with head turned to one side. The domed shell-form cover is carved on top with the Eight Trigrams set within the cellular pattern of the shell to form a circle. There are traces of earth and cinnabar.  Provenance: Christie's New York,... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2022

A small finely engraved gilt-silver stem cup, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 756. A small finely engraved gilt-silver stem cup, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 2 5⁄8 in. (6.8 cm.) high, Japanese wood box. Estimate USD 25,000 – USD 35,000. Price realised USD 37,800. © Christie's 2022 The deep sides of the cup and the spreading foot are engraved with a wide band of leafy flower scroll reserved on a ring-punched ground between narrow bands of similar decoration above and below. The cup is covered overall in thick, well-preserved gilding.  Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
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26 février 2022

A steatite tripod censer, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 755. A steatite tripod censer, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 6 3⁄4 in. (17.2 cm.) wide, cloth box. Estimate USD 6,000 – USD 8,000. Price realised USD 5,670. © Christie's 2022 The bulbous body with a short, waisted neck rising to a slightly everted rim, is raised on three cabriole legs cut with facets and terminating in upturned ends.  Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 19 October 1992. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 25 march... [Lire la suite]
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26 février 2022

A steatite stem cup, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 754. A steatite stem cup, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 1 7⁄8 in. (4.6 cm.) high, cloth box. Estimate USD 4,000 – USD 6,000. Price realised USD 11,340. © Christie's 2022 Raised on a splayed foot, the cup has a slightly flared mouth rim and is carved on the body with a bow-string band.  Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 1984. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 25 march 2022
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26 février 2022

An engraved parcel-gilt silver 'ducks' bowl, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 753. An engraved parcel-gilt silver 'ducks' bowl, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 8 in. (20.4 cm.) high, Japanese double wood box. Estimate USD 80,000 – USD 120,000. Price realised USD 88,200. © Christie's 2022 The bowl is raised on a circular foot and the interior is engraved with a central medallion of two ducks amidst lotus leaves and other acquatic plants below five leafy spreays in the well, all picked out in gilding. The exterior is left undecorated.  Provenance: Eurasian-Art Inc., Tokyo, 8... [Lire la suite]
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26 février 2022

A silvery bronze circular mirror, Sui-Early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century

Lot 752. A silvery bronze circular mirror, Sui-Early Tang dynasty 6th-7th century; 9 1⁄2 in. (24.2 cm.) diam., cloth box. Estimate USD 7,000 – USD 10,000. Price realised USD 113,400. © Christie's 2022 The knob is cast within a square border surrounded by the Guardians of the Four Directions and the rim is decorated with the twelve animals of the zodiac.  Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 19 October 1992. Note: A similar mirror was sold at Christie's New York, 14... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2022

A small silver box and cover, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 751. A small silver  box and cover, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 1 in. (2.5 cm.) diam., cloth box. Estimate USD 4,000 – USD 6,000. Price realised USD 4,410. © Christie's 2022 The cover with lobed sides is finely decorated at the center with a six-petaled flower, and further decorated with floral patterns.  Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 27 October 1989. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 25 march 2022
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26 février 2022

An unusual small clam-shell box and silver cover, Late Tang-Liao dynasty, 9th-12th century

Lot 750. An unusual small clam-shell box and silver cover, Late Tang-Liao dynasty, 9th-12th century; 2 in. (5 cm.) wide, cloth box. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 13,860. © Christie's 2022 The cover is finely decorated with a bird in flight grasping a flower in its beak, and surrounded by further flower branches, all against a ring-punched ground. The silver cover is attached to the clam shell by a linked metal chain.  Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 27... [Lire la suite]