23 février 2021

An exceptional and highly important bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, gong, Late Shang Dynasty, Anyang, 13th-12th century BC

Lot 725. The Luboshez Gong. An exceptional and highly important bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, gong, Late Shang Dynasty, Anyang, 13th-12th century BC; 11 ¾ in. (29.8 cm.) long. Estimate USD 4,000,000 - USD 6,000,000. © Christie's 2021  The deep vessel and conformingly shaped cover are finely cast as a fierce tiger at the front and an owl at the back, their heads at either end of the cover above their bodies that decorate the sides of the vessel. The head of the tiger has bared,... [Lire la suite]

19 février 2021

An archaistic silver and gold-inlaid bronze jar, hu, Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 14th-early 18th century

Lot 636. An archaistic silver and gold-inlaid bronze jar, hu, Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 14th-early 18th century; 15 1/8 in. (38.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. © Christie's 2021 The sides are decorated with two bands of dragon scroll within raised ropetwist borders, all above a row of pendent blades and a band of confronted bird's heads on the tall foot, which are repeated on the neck above a band of conjointed 'T' motifs and a pair of mask handles on the shoulder, all on a mottled ground... [Lire la suite]
01 février 2021

A very rare large imperial bronze 'dragon' censer, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 361. A very rare large imperial bronze 'dragon' censer, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); B. 48,5 cm. Estimate: € 30,000 - €50,000. Result: € 55.000. Courtesy Nagel.  Property from the collection of Gustav Detring (1842-1913) and Constantin von Hanneken (1854-1925), assembled in China in the late Qing dynasty. Fine Asian Art Stuttgart - Part I by Nagel Auction, December 8, 2020  
29 janvier 2021

An important and rare gilt-bronze figure of Mahasthamaprapta, late Ming dynasty

Lot 49. An important and rare gilt-bronze figure of Mahasthamaprapta, late Ming dynasty; H. 80cm. Estimate: € 40.000 - € 60.000. Result: € 381.000. Courtesy Nagel.  Property from the collection of Friedrich and Ruth Boss, assembled in China between 1911 and 1938. Fine Asian Art Stuttgart - Part I by Nagel Auction, December 8, 2020
23 janvier 2021

Two small bronze lidded ding, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 437. Two small bronze lidded ding, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); 3 1/2in (8.8cm) high, each. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000. Sold for US$ 2,550 (€ 2,097). Courtesy Bonhams. Each of similarly shape, the raised horizontal bands on the lid and body, with two rectangular-shaped handles on the side, and three loops on the lid. Property from the Estate of Robert P. Youngman. Note: Other Han dynasty gilt-bronze bears in differing sizes with provision for inlays, are illustrated by Helmut Brinker, Bronzen... [Lire la suite]
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23 janvier 2021

Three gilt-bronze and blue-glass-inlaid bear supports, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 420. Three gilt-bronze and blue-glass-inlaid bear supports, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); 1 7/16in (3.5 cm) high. Estimate US$ 1,200 - 1,500. Sold for US$ 6,120 (€ 5,033). Courtesy Bonhams. Each cast seated with left forepaw resting on the folded left hindleg and the right forepaw raised to the side of the head, some incised fur-markings around the heads, the eyes and umbilicus inset with blue glass. Property from the Estate of Robert P. Youngman. Note: Other Han dynasty gilt-bronze bears in differing... [Lire la suite]

17 janvier 2021

An archaistic bronze vase, hu, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 113. An archaistic bronze vase, hu, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 103⁄4 in. (27.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000- USD 7,000. Price Realised USD 3,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The vase is of flattened pear-shape and is cast on the shoulder with a band of two taotie masks. The downward lappets below the band are cast further with taotie masks reserved on a leiwen ground. The neck is flanked by two animal-form handles. Property from the Collection of... [Lire la suite]
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17 janvier 2021

A bronze 'arrow' vase, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 112. A bronze 'arrow' vase, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 15 in. (38.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000- USD 6,000. Price Realised USD 4,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The faceted vase has a tall neck flanked by two hexagonal handles. The neck is cast with two chilong in relief, above the Eight Trigrams on the shoulder. The body with short flanges and two dragon heads in low relief, and the splayed foot is decorated with a diaper ground. Property from the... [Lire la suite]
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10 janvier 2021

A bronze figure of an official, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 47. A bronze figure of an official, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 151⁄4 in. (39 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price Realised USD 3,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The figure is shown with one hand holding a small bottle and the other hand holding a fan-shaped object.Please note this lot is the property of a private individual. Provenance: Christie's London, 8 June 1987, lot 216. The Irving Collection, New York. Christie's. Art of China. Including... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2021

A bronze 'lion-dog's head' incense burner and a bronze 'rat' paperweight, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 1074. A bronze 'lion-dog's head' incense burner and a bronze 'rat' paperweight, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644); the incense burner 15 cm, the paperweight 5 cm. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 HKD. Lot sold: 20,160 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Including Property from the Collection of Cheng Huan, Hong Kong, 18 December 2020