21 janvier 2020

Three very rare gold and silver-decorated vessels, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8)

Lot 1238. Three very rare gold and silver-decorated vessels, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8); Hu 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm.) high, xian 10 3/16 in. (26 cm.) high assembled, jian 10¼ in. (26 cm.) across handles. Estimate 150,000 - USD 250,000. Price realised USD 171,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The three vessels, a bottle (hu), a steamer (xian) and a bowl (jian) are finely inlaid in silver with bands of stylized bird scrolls set between decorative borders, the silver decoration... [Lire la suite]

16 janvier 2020

An openwork gold plaque, Eastern Jin Dynasty (A.D. 317 – 420)

An openwork gold plaque, Eastern Jin Dynasty (A.D. 317 – 420). Width 1 3⁄8 inches (3.5 cm). Price On Request. © 2020 J.J. Lally & Co., New York depicting a winged figure riding on a striding dragon surrounded by scroll motifs and enclosed within a linear frame of shield shape, the gold sheet embellished with rows and clusters of granulation throughout, laid over a thin bronze backing with two very small apertures for mounting at the margin on opposite sides. A very similar gold ornament excavated in... [Lire la suite]
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16 janvier 2020

A Pair of Gold Fluted Cups, Ming Dynasty, 16th–17th Century

A Pair of Gold Fluted Cups, Ming Dynasty, 16th–17th Century, 3.5 x 6 cm. Price On Request. © Susan Ollemans. Susan Ollemans. 13 Georgian House, 10 Bury Street, St James's, London SW1Y6AA, United Kingdom - Tel: + 44 ( 0 ) 7775566356 - Email: sue@ollemans.com
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08 janvier 2020

A rare miniature parcel-gilt silver circular box and cover, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1467. A rare miniature parcel-gilt silver circular box and cover, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 4 in. (10 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013. The slightly domed top of the cover and the bottom of the box are identically and finely decorated with a central flower head encircled by a leafy border that has eight radiating foliate stems separated by similar foliate stems, all within scrolled tendrils issuing from a narrow border and an outer... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2020

A rare miniature parcel-gilt silver globular tripod jar, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1466. A rare miniature parcel-gilt silver globular tripod jar, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013. The jar is raised on three cabriole legs engraved with feathers, and is finely chased around the sides with three stylized flower heads and another on the underside, which are surrounded by various birds in flight and various animals shown amidst stylized plants, all below two pairs of birds in... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2020

A rare miniature parcel-gilt silver shell-form box and cover, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1465. A rare miniature parcel-gilt silver shell-form box and cover, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013. The hinged box is realistically formed as a clam shell, with a pair of cranes finely engraved on one half and a pair of parrots on the other half, each pair trailing knotted cords from their beaks as they fly amidst flowering, leafy stems within a plain outer border. The two hinge mounts are... [Lire la suite]

18 décembre 2019

A rare Beijing circular clock with gilt-metal case, Qing Dynasty, 18th century

Lot 32. A rare Beijing circular clock with gilt-metal case, Qing Dynasty, 18th century; Largeur 12 cm, width 4¾ in. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 EUR. Lot sold: 37,500 EUR. © Sotheby's. de forme ronde, le boitier extérieur ajouré des huit symboles bajixiang ornés de rubans parmi les nuées, révélant le mécanisme interne, le cadran en émail blanc avec chiffres en caractères chinois, répétition à deux marteaux, mouvement à fusée chaîne et avec échappement à verge, le balancier monté sur la platine... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2019

Outstanding Private Collections at Lempertz

The upcoming two-day Asian art auction offers once again high-quality artworks from all corners of Asia, featuring three noteworthy German private collections: The Gerda and Gottfried Hertel Collection (lots 329 – 343) with primarily archaic Chinese bronzes, the equally exciting Gerda Sökeland Collection with important Tibetan thangkas and a second part featuring a fine selection of Tibetan and Nepalese sculptures. No less remarkable is the collection of Japanese inrô from the property of German lady ... The top lots of the... [Lire la suite]
21 novembre 2019

Les Arts d'Asie à l'honneur, le 12 décembre chez Christie's Paris

Lot 42. Rare et important paravent à douze feuilles en laque de Coromandel, Chine, Dynastie Qing, Epoque Kangxi, Daté de 1699. Estimation : €200,000-400,000. Price realised: EUR 2,110,000. © Christie’s images limited Paris – Le 12 décembre prochain, le département d’Art d’Asie présentera sa seconde vente de l’année. Réunissant 238 lots pour une estimation globale comprise entre 5.1 et 7.6 millions d’euros, cette vente propose un éventail complet des arts décoratifs asiatiques présentant plusieurs objets à... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2019

An aloeswood, jadeite, aquamarine and amethyst court necklace, chaozhu, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 118. An aloeswood, jadeite, aquamarine and amethyst court necklace, chaozhu, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Approximately 60 5/8 in. (154 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 8,125. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The necklace is comprised of one hundred and eight spherical aloeswood beads, spaced by four larger fotou agate beads. A double gourd-form coral fotouta and jadeite plaque suspending an amethyst toggle mounted with a cloisonné enamel... [Lire la suite]
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