01 avril 2018

A large silvered bronze 'Beast and Grape' mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907) 

Lot 2232. A large silvered bronze 'Beast and Grape' mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907); 6 3/4 in. (17 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 740,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The circular mirror is cast in high relief with a crouching lion knob encircled with grape vines and six further lions in different postures amidst grapes and vine scrolls. The outer field is decorated with pairs of four different animals including pheasants, cranes, deer and lions amidst similar... [Lire la suite]

01 avril 2018

A rare bronze 'Celestial' mirror, Song dynasty (960-1279) 

Lot 2231. A rare bronze 'Celestial' mirror, Song dynasty (960-1279); 7 1/2 in. (19 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 40,000 - HKD 60,000. Price realised HKD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The circular mirror is cast in relief with a small knob surrounded by a celestial scene. In the foreground two figures are crossing a bridge above a dragon among rolling waves, overshadowed by a large wutong tree. Two animals, probably a hare and a toad, couch by the shore. A lady and two attendants... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2018

A very rare and important large bronze ritual wine vessel, lei, Middle Western Zhou dynasty, 10th century BC

Lot 904 . A very rare and important large bronze ritual wine vessel, lei, Middle Western Zhou dynasty, 10th century BC; 15 3/8 in. (39 cm.) high. Estimate USD 400,000 - USD 600,000. Price realised USD 732,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The heavily cast vessel is raised on a spreading, molded foot encircled by two bow-string bands. The body is decorated with a band of pendant blades enclosing pairs of confronted dragons, and the shoulder is decorated with a band of flower-like... [Lire la suite]
11 mars 2018

Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art at Asia Week New York, 15-24 march 2018

A Large Bronze Tripod Censer, Song-Yuan Dynasty, 12-14th century, the wood stand and cover 18th century. Dimensions: the censer 30 cm. diam.; 41.5 cm. high © Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art Metallurgical test confirms the dating of this piece. Provenance: A private Asian Collection A silver and turquoise-inlaid ‘double bird’ vessel, Song dynasty. Height 23.5cm. © Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art Provenance: – A private English collection– A private French collection, acquired... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2018

Green Glazed Amphora, Late Sui – Early Tang Dynasty, 6th-7th c. A.D.

Green Glazed Amphora, Late Sui – Early Tang Dynasty, 6th-7th c. A.D., China. Height: 23cm © Zetterquist Galleries. A stoneware amphora with high-shouldered body and flattened foot. The long neck funnels up from the shoulders and is decorated with three deeply incised rings where the neck constricts, just below its flared cup-shaped mouth. Flanking either side of the shoulders are two thickly formed loop handles and a solid chicken head, representing the spout (nonfunctional in this case). A tall handle in... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2018

An Unusual Archaic Bronze Hooked Halberd or Finial, Zhou Dynasty

 Lot 8033. An Unusual Archaic Bronze Hooked Halberd or Finial, Zhou Dynasty; 15in (38 cm) high. Estimate US$ 15,000 - 25,000 (€ 12,000 - 20,000). © Bonhams 2001-2018 The flat cast crest-form object rising from a triangular pierced and hollow socket for fastening and fashioned with five pointed blades, the central two in form of addorsed hooks, the surfaced covered with a green malachite and cuprite patina. Property from the Collection of Sally S. and Decatur H. Miller III Provenance: Christie's,... [Lire la suite]

05 mars 2018

A Gilt Bronze Escutcheon, pushou, Northern Wei-Northern Qi Dynasty (386-577)

 Lot 8032. A Gilt Bronze Escutcheon, pushou, Northern Wei-Northern Qi Dynasty (386-577); 6 1/4in (15.5cm) high. Estimate US$ 15,000 - 25,000 (€ 12,000 - 20,000). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Cast in near symmetry, the zoomorphic mask framed by tall, thin ears flanking meandering horns above bulging eyes and a leaf-shaped ornament above the forehead, the snout with flaring nostrils, and an open mouth displaying curling fangs, the bronze gilded with areas of green patina, the mask punched with three holes to... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2018

A Gilt Bronze Figure Of A Guardian Lion, Northern Qi-Sui Dynasty (550-618)

Lot 8031. A Gilt Bronze Figure Of A Guardian Lion, Northern Qi-Sui Dynasty (550-618); 4in (10.3cm) high. Estimate US$ 12,000 - 18,000 (€ 9,700 - 15,000) © Bonhams 2001-2018 Seated on its haunches with front legs firmly braced, the well-delineated head with bulging eyes and exposed fangs, supported by a powerful body, the fur of the broad mane, forelegs and tail finely cast, the overall gilded surface gilded with a vivid green encrusted patina.  Property from the Collection of Sally S. and Decatur H. Miller... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2018

A Finely Cast Archaic Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel, Gu, Shang Dynasty, Anyang phase (1300–1050 BC)

Lot 8030. A Finely Cast Archaic Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel, Gu, Shang Dynasty, Anyang phase (1300–1050 BC); 12 1/4in (31.1cm) high. Estimate US$ 70,000 - 100,000 (€ 57,000 - 81,000) © Bonhams 2001-2018 The slender vessel cast at the flaring trumpet-form neck with four blades each enclosing attenuated cicada forms with double eyes forming dispersed taotie masks in raised relief above a fine leiwen ground and extending from an unusual horizontal band of raised eye-centered cusped quatrfoils, the central knop... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2018

Gisèle Croës at Asia Week New York, 15-34 march 2018

Bronze drum stand with three coiled dragons, Spring and Autumn period (770 - 476 BC). Bronze with green and brown patina. Ht. 36,5 cm (14 1/2 in.)- Wd. 53 cm (21 in.) . Photo Studio Roger Asselberghs – Frédéric Dehaen Bronze Bell, Bo. Spring and Autumn period (770 - 476 BC) - Early 7th century. Ht. 42 cm (16 1/2 in). Photo Studio Roger Asselberghs – Frédéric Dehaen Bronze Mask. Early Western Zhou dynasty (1046-771 BC). Bronze with green patina, malachite crystallization. Wd. 29.5 cm (11 5/8... [Lire la suite]