19 février 2021

An extremely rare gilt-silver sheath, Liao-Yuan dynasty (AD 907-1368)

Lot 619. An extremely rare gilt-silver sheath, Liao-Yuan dynasty (AD 907-1368); 8 ½ in. (21.7 cm.) long. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 200,000. © Christie's 2021 The tapering, tubular sheath of oval section is finely decorated on each side with oval panels: the bottom panels with mandarin ducks in flight; the larger middle panels, of two different sizes, with writhing, three-clawed dragons with ring-punched scales, two of them chasing a flaming pearl, all on a wave ground; and the uppermost panels, which... [Lire la suite]

28 janvier 2021

A superb and extremely rare silver-inlaid and stone and mother-of-pearl inset 'golden' zitan three-part stacking box, attributed

Lot 371. A superb and extremely rare silver-inlaid and stone and mother-of-pearl inset 'golden' zitan three-part stacking box, attributed to Zhou Zhu, Jiajing-Wanli period (1522-1619); 12,5 x 18,6 x 13,5 cm. Estimate: € 60.000 - € 80.000. Result: € 867.000. Courtesy Nagel.  Property from an old and important European private collection, bought according records 1928 in Beijing. Note: This exquisite box belongs to a small group of inlaid containers typically produced in the precious zitan... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2021

An assortment of turquoise and malachite beads, 1st millennium BC or later

Lot 26. An assortment of turquoise and malachite beads, 1st millennium BC or later; The largest, 17⁄8 in. (4.8 cm.) long, cloth boxes. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price Realised USD 9,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 Comprising three strings of circular, spherical malachite beads and numerous small, rectangular and round turquoise beads; Together with four bronze ‘ant-nose’ coins, Warring States period (475-221 BC).Please note this lot is the property of a private... [Lire la suite]
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05 janvier 2021

Two orangish beige stone axes, Southeast China, 4th-3rd millenium BC

Lot 10. Two orangish beige stone axes, Southeast China, 4th-3rd millenium BC; 6 in. (15.2 cm. ) high; 61⁄4 in. (15.7 cm.) high, cloth box. Estimate USD 1,000 - USD 1,500. Price Realised USD 2,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 Each axe has single hafting hole drilled at one end from one side.Please note this lot is the property of a private individual. Provenance: The Irving Collection, New York, by 1987. Christie's. Art of China. Including Property from the Irving... [Lire la suite]
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31 décembre 2020

A group of eleven amber ornaments, Liao-Jin dynasty (907-1234)

Lot 1036. A group of eleven amber ornaments, Liao-Jin dynasty (907-1234); the largest 6.5 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 HKD. Lot sold: 44,100 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Property from the collection of Cheng Huan. Provenance: Susan Chen, Hong Kong. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Including Property from the Collection of Cheng Huan, Hong Kong, 18 December 2020
31 décembre 2020

A group of twelve pale grey and beige agate rings, Warring States period

Lot 1030. A group of twelve pale grey and beige agate rings, Warring States period; 18.3 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 HKD. Lot sold: 18,900 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Property from the collection of Cheng Huan. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Including Property from the Collection of Cheng Huan, Hong Kong, 18 December 2020

29 novembre 2020

Gold necklace, Warring States period

Gold necklace, Warring States period, Collection of Inner Mongolia Museum, China.
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29 novembre 2020

Torch-shaped gold ornament, Warring States period

Torch-shaped gold ornament, Warring States period, Collection of Inner Mongolia Museum, China.
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29 novembre 2020

Gold plaque figuring animal combat scene, Warring States period

Gold plaque figuring animal combat scene, Warring States period. Collection of Ordos Bronze Museum, Inner Mongolia, China.
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28 novembre 2020

Carved limestone from ancient Chinese caves could reach $60,000 in Heritage Asian Art Auction

  DALLAS, TX.- A beautiful carved limestone figure from a wall fragment in the Longmen Caves in Henan province could bring $60,000 or more in Heritage Auctions' Fine & Decorative Asian Art Auction Dec. 11."We are proudly presenting a variety of fine and decorative Asian works of art, including snuff bottles, jade carvings, fine dynastic ceramics, important paintings and calligraphy etc.," Heritage Auctions Asian Art Consignment Director Moyun Niu said. "This auction also features a group of scholar's objects, from... [Lire la suite]