23 mars 2015

A large silvery bronze 'Lion and grapevine' circular mirror, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

A large silvery bronze 'Lion and grapevine' circular mirror, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Estimate $12,000 - $18,000. Price Realized $173,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Crisply cast, the central lion-form knob surrounded by five lions clambering amidst fruiting grapevine continuing over a raised border into the outer field where further lions alternate with birds below small florets at the rim; 7 in. (17.7 cm.) diameter, box; 1446 g Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York,... [Lire la suite]

23 mars 2015

A silvery bronze petal-lobed mirror China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

A silvery bronze petal-lobed mirror China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Estimate $12,000 - $18,000. Price Realized $93,750 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The mirror of linghua type finely cast with two mythical beasts and two long-tailed birds amidst flowers and clouds surrounding the central knob, all below various flowering plants and birds in flight alternating in the eight petals that form the rim; 8 ¾ in. (22.2 cm.) wide, box; 2152 g Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth,... [Lire la suite]
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23 mars 2015

A silvery bronze octalobed mirror, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

A silvery bronze octalobed mirror, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Estimate $10,000 - $15,000. Price Realized $8,125. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Of kuihua shape, the knob flanked by a pair of birds with shou ties trailing from their beaks, with a dragon leaping above waves below and a medallion representing the Moon Palace above, with silvery patina and some malachite encrustation;8 ¼ in. (20.6 cm.) diameter, box; 1268 g Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York,... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2015

A gilt-bronze circular plain mirror, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

A gilt-bronze circular plain mirror, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Price Realized $22,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The plain knob encircled by plain inner and outer fields separated by a wedge-shaped ridge, all within an inward-canted border; 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) diameter, box; 427 g Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1988 Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH PART IV - CHINESE WORKS OF ART:... [Lire la suite]
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23 mars 2015

A miniature gold sheet-inlaid bronze octafoil mirror, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

A miniature gold sheet-inlaid bronze octafoil mirror, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $43,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bronze mirror inlaid with a gold sheet chased with a central crouching animal surrounded by two lions alternating with birds amidst grapevine, all on a ring-punched ground below a raised, ring-punched border - 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) wide, box. Bronze mirror 65 g. Gold sheet 5 g Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2015

A miniature silver sheet-inlaid bronze circular mirror, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

A miniature silver sheet-inlaid bronze circular mirror, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Price Realized $10,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bronze mirror inlaid with a silver sheet chased with a central crouching animal encircled by two lions alternating with birds, all reserved on a fine ring-punched ground within rope-twist and bead borders - 2 1/8 in. (5.5 cm.) diameter, box; 64 g Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]


23 mars 2015

A bronze circular mirror with deities and animals, China, Mid-late Eastern Han Dynasty, Late 2nd-3rd century AD

A bronze circular mirror with deities and animals, China, Mid-late Eastern Han Dynasty, Late 2nd-3rd century AD. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Price Realized $37,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The knob encircled by four bixie alternating with deities, within a band of plain semi-circles alternating with squares enclosing characters, below two narrow bands on the rim, the inner with racing dragons, a celestial chariot, animals and figures, the outer with cloud scroll, with blackish-grey patina - 5 ½ in.... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2015

A bronze circular mirror with inscription, China, Late Western-Early Eastern Han Dynasty, 1st Century BC-1st Century AD

A bronze circular mirror with inscription, China, Late Western-Early Eastern Han Dynasty, 1st Century BC-1st Century AD. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $16,250 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The knob rising from a quatrefoil, its petals separated by characters, encircled by a band of eight joined arcs and an outer inscription band, all within hatchured borders below saw-tooth borders on the rim, with dark grey patina - 7 3/8 in. (18.9 cm.) diameter, box; 1022 g ... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2015

A silvery bronze circular mirror with joined arcs, China, Early Eastern Han dynasty, 1st century AD

A silvery bronze circular mirror with joined arcs, China, Early Eastern Han dynasty, 1st century AD. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Price Realized $11,875. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Crisply cast, the large knob rising from a quatrefoil, its petals separated by characters, encircled by eight joined arcs and an outer band of circles and diagonal lines in thread relief, all below saw-tooth and zigzag bands on the rim, with malachite and azurite encrustation; 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) diameter, box; 1288 g ... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2015

A parcel-gilt bronze circular 'TLV' mirror, China, Western Han dynasty, 2nd-1st Century BC

A parcel-gilt bronze circular 'TLV' mirror, China, Western Han dynasty, 2nd-1st Century BC. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Price Realized $16,250 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The central knob within a square surrounded by animals, birds and an immortal cast in thread relief amidst 'TLV' motifs, below a saw-tooth band on the rim, the ground gilded; 4 ½ in. (11.5 cm.) diameter, box; 208 g Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1990. Christie's. THE... [Lire la suite]


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