18 janvier 2017

Pottery Model of a Rooster, China, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Pottery Model of a Rooster, China, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). H. 22 cm. W. 20 cm. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Provenance: J.J. van der Ven collection, the Netherlands Vanderven Oriental Art. Chinese early ceramics from the Han & Tang Periods, Ming & Qing porcelains & works of art including Jades, Bronzes, hardstones and wood. Japanese porcelains, 20th century lacquer & bronzes. Nachtegaalslaantje 1, 5211 LE s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

18 janvier 2017

Archaic Bronze Dagger Axe, China, Western Zhou period (1100-771 BC)

Archaic Bronze Dagger Axe, China, Western Zhou period (1100-771 BC). L. 21 cm. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Provenance: private collection, USA - with R. Keverne, London (2003) Vanderven Oriental Art. Chinese early ceramics from the Han & Tang Periods, Ming & Qing porcelains & works of art including Jades, Bronzes, hardstones and wood. Japanese porcelains, 20th century lacquer & bronzes. Nachtegaalslaantje 1, 5211 LE s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
18 janvier 2017

Archaic Bronze Vessel Hu, China, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Archaic Bronze Vessel Hu, China, Warring States period (475-221 BC). H. 38 cm. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Provenance: private collection, USA - with R. Keverne, London (2003) Vanderven Oriental Art. Chinese early ceramics from the Han & Tang Periods, Ming & Qing porcelains & works of art including Jades, Bronzes, hardstones and wood. Japanese porcelains, 20th century lacquer & bronzes. Nachtegaalslaantje 1, 5211 LE s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
18 janvier 2017

Bronze Jian Water Basin, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Late Spring & Autumn Period, ca. 500-450 BC

Bronze Jian Water Basin, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Late Spring & Autumn Period, ca. 500-450 BC. Diameter: 68 cm Height: 28 cm. Metallurgical Test report & X-ray, CIRAM. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. A jian is a type of ancient Chinese bronze ritual basin, used for water or ice. The densely patterned stylized decoration of interlaced mythical beasts in low relief, is divided into three horizontal bands. This type of stylized decoration is characteristic of this period.... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2017

Bronze Bells, China, Early Eastern Zhou Dynasty, Spring & Autumn period, 770-476 BC

Bronze Bells, China, Early Eastern Zhou Dynasty, Spring & Autumn period, 770-476 BC. Height: 48-38 cm. Metallurgical Test report & X-ray, CIRAM. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. These ancient ritual bells, were mallet struck instruments, which were suspended downwards from a frame. The hanger is elaborately shaped in the form of two back to back mythical dragons. The body is decorated with three rows of high relief nodules, which probably had an acoustic function. Bronzes such as these... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2017

A bronze circular 'Dragon' mirror, Mid Western Han dynasty, 2nd century BC

Lot 1417. A bronze circular 'Dragon' mirror, Mid Western Han dynasty, 2nd century BC. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 5,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012. Thinly and crisply cast in thread relief with two dragons with slender scrolling bodies and jaws open as they confront each other on either side of the central knob rising from a quatrefoil within a square, all within an outer border of linked arcs, the quatrefoil and the linked arc border with silvery patina in contrast... [Lire la suite]

15 janvier 2017

A silvery bronze circular mirror with inscription, Mid Western Han dynasty, 2nd century BC

Lot 1416. A silvery bronze circular mirror with inscription, Mid Western Han dynasty, 2nd century BC. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 11,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012. The central knob encircled by twelve small discs, hatchured and plain bands, eight joined arcs, and an inscription within further hatchured borders, all below the plain rim, with areas of malachite encrustation - 6¾ in. (17.1 cm.) diam., 5/16 in. (.7 cm.) thick, box - 808.6g ... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2017

A silvery bronze circular mirror, Mid Western Han dynasty, 3rd-2nd century BC

Lot 1415. A silvery bronze circular mirror, Mid Western Han dynasty, 3rd-2nd century BC. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 9,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012. The triple-fluted loop encircled by a concave band and a band of stylized dragon scroll cast in low relief against a ground of tight cloud scrolls, all within a band of linked arcs; 5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) diam., 1/8 in. (.4 cm.) thick, box - 225g  Provenance: Robert H. Ellsworth Collection, New York,... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2017

A bronze circular 'Cloud and Nebulaer' mirror, Mid Western Han dynasty, 2nd century BC

Lot 1411. A bronze circular 'Cloud and Nebulaer' mirror, Mid Western Han dynasty, 2nd century BC. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 10,625. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012. Crisply cast, the upright knob formed by a cluster of tall pointed nipples set within a raised border of linked swirls, the main field with four 'stars' with pointed nipple centers alternating with groupings of further nipples joined by scrolls, all within rope-twist borders, and a raised outer border of linked arcs,... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2017

Owl-Shaped Wine Vessel (Zun), Shang dynasty (1600–1050 BC), Anyang phase (1300–1050 BC)

Owl-Shaped Wine Vessel (Zun), Shang dynasty (1600–1050 BC), Anyang phase (1300–1050 BC). Bronze, 20.7 x 9.8 cm (8 1/8 x 3 7/8 in.), Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Gift of Mrs. William H. Moore, 1954.48.7a-b. Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery This zun, or wine vessel, is cast in the shape of an owl whose head forms a removable lid. A scaled snake with a tiger’s head forms the pinion of each wing. The snake’s body outlines the curve of the wings, which terminate in a clawed and plumed... [Lire la suite]