25 mars 2015

A large plain silver ovoid ewer and a cover, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

A large plain silver ovoid ewer and a cover, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Estimate $8,000 - $12,000. Price Realized $25,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The body tapering from the high shoulder to the spreading foot, and the neck flaring at the rim, with a curved, ribbed handle and curved, faceted spout, the domed cover with plain bud finial, the base inscribed with two characters, shou hao (receiving number) - 9 ¾ in. (24.8 cm.) high, box; 615 g Provenance: The Collection of Robert... [Lire la suite]

25 mars 2015

A silver-gilt long-handled spoon, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

A silver-gilt long-handled spoon, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $22,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The flat oval bowl incised with 'twin fish', and the handle of flattened, slightly tapering form, with traces of gilt remaining, mainly on the fish decoration - 10 ¼ in. (26 cm.) long, box; 51.5 g Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, before 1990.  Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH PART IV -... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2015

A rare parcel-gilt silver reticulated basket-form vessel and cover, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

A rare parcel-gilt silver reticulated basket-form vessel and cover, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Estimate $40,000 - $60,000. Price Realized $173,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Made for drying tea leaves, both the cylindrical vessel and domed cover chased in openwork with geese in flight amidst scrolling grapevine, the censer raised on four leaf-shaped feet, and with an arched handle attached by rings to two flower head loops on the sides, the cover with a border of geese in flight between clouds on a... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2015

A silver lobed oval bowl, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

A silver lobed oval bowl, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Estimate $15,000 - $20,000. Price Realized $81,250. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The exterior engraved with a leafy scroll against a ring-punched ground below the slightly everted rim, the plain interior with raised ribs outlining the lobes, raised on an oval foot pinched in the center and engraved with pendent leaf tips on a ring-punched ground;4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) wide, cloth box; 101 g Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2015

A small silver stem cup, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

A small silver stem cup, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Estimate $7,000 - $9,000. Price Realized $27,500  Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The sides engraved with a band of flower scroll below a narrower band above, all reserved on ring-punched grounds and between saw-tooth borders above and below, the pedestal foot similarly decorated - 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) diameter, box; 61 g Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1988. Christie's. THE... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2015

A small parcel-gilt silver stem cup, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

A small parcel-gilt silver stem cup, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Price Realized $12,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The upright sides decorated with two animals alternating with two birds amidst a leafy scroll against a ring-punched ground, the lower body and pedestal foot decorated with demi-florets reserved on a ring-punched ground, the decoration highlighted in gilding- 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) diameter; 36 g; 36 g Provenance: The Collection of Robert H.... [Lire la suite]


25 mars 2015

A rare small glass-inlaid gilt-metal belt hook, China, Late Warring States-Early Eastern Han dynasty, 3rd century BC-1st century

A rare small glass-inlaid gilt-metal belt hook, China, Late Warring States-Early Eastern Han dynasty, 3rd century BC-1st century AD. Estimate $7,000 - $9,000. Price Realized $9,375. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Cast in the shape of a crouching animal, with the head at one end, the legs along the sides and the back with blue glass inlay, the eyes and those of the dragon head hook also inlaid in glass; 3 ½ in. (8.9 cm.) long, box Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, before... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2015

A pair of small gold and silver-inlaid bronze animals, China, Warring States period or later

A pair of small gold and silver-inlaid bronze animals, China, Warring States period or later. Estimate $15,000 - $25,000. Price Realized $125,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each shown crouching with head facing forward and long tail flicked up onto the left side, the solid body inlaid in gold and silver with details and decoration on the head, and on the body below the silver dotted backbone, with areas of green and brown encrustation; 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) long, boxes Provenance: The Collection of... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2015

Six small silver bird-form finials, China, Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Six small silver bird-form finials, China, Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Price Realized $23,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each stylized bird almost identically cast with long tail and its head turned toward its back, the beak just touching its wing feathers; 2 ¼ in. (5.8 cm.) long, box; 330 g Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1991.  Notes: Compare the bronze bird-form finial exhibited by J.J. Lally &... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

A large marble figure of a seated lion, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

A large marble figure of a seated lion, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Estimate $100,000 - $150,000. Price Realized $317,000 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Boldly carved sitting on its hind legs, its powerful forepaws supporting the lithe body, the face with open mouth, bared fangs, and lolling tongue, the eyes with furrowed expression and the mane in tight curls - 20 3/8 in. (51.8 cm.) high Provenance: Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, before 1964.Collection of Christian Humann (d. 1981), Pan-Asian... [Lire la suite]


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