01 décembre 2021

A very fine archaic ritual bronze 'dragons' wine vessel, hu, Early Warring States Period (475-221 BC)

Lot 204. A very fine archaic ritual bronze 'dragons' wine vessel, hu, Early Warring States Period (475-221 BC); 25.5cm (10in) high. Estimate HK$ 800,000 - 1,200,000 (€ 91,000 - 140,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The globular body rising from a waisted short foot decorated with open-work phoenixes, its sides crisply cast with three bands of tight abstract kui dragons between three raised borders inlaid with copper scrolls, with overall mottled green, red and blue encrustation,... [Lire la suite]

01 décembre 2021

A pair of archaic bronze ritual wine vessels and covers, hu, Warring States Period (475-221 BC)

Lot 209. A pair of archaic bronze ritual wine vessels and covers, hu, Warring States Period  (475-221 BC); 32.5cm (in) high. Estimate HK$ 800,000 - 1,200,000 (€ 91,000 - 140,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Of pear-shaped form, the sides crisply cast from the rim to lower belly with four parallel wide bands of stylised dragons, each dragon further decorated with angular S curls, the shoulder set with a pair of relief moulded tigers holding loose rings, one of the vessel's foot encircled by a combed... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2021

A gilt copper repoussé Buddhist plaque, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 346. A gilt copper repoussé Buddhist plaque, Tang dynasty (618-907); Diameter 27.5 cm, 10⅞ in. Lot sold: 56,700 GBP (Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's of circular form, repousse and open work, depicting a moustachioed foreigner standing beside a large rhinoceros, the beast wearing a saddle blanket supporting a large flower-filled double lotus basin, all reserved on a dense foliate scroll ground. Provenance: Hartman Rare Art, Inc. New York, acquired in 1995.  ... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2021

A bronze blade, Shang dynasty

Lot 345. A bronze blade, Shang dynasty; Length 26.4 cm. 10¼ in. Lot sold: 5,040 GBP (Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's of elegant tapering form terminating in a point, the metal heavily azurite encrusted. Provenance: Collection Armand Trampitsch (1890-1975).  Ader Picard Tajan auction in Tokyo, Hôtel Okura, 30th May 1985, Lot 75. Sotheby's. Two Americans in Paris, The Collection of Sam and Myrna Myers, London, 4 November 2021
11 novembre 2021

Agrafe représentant un félin couché, Chine, Période des Royaumes Combattants, ca 4°-3° siècles BCE

Lot 122. Agrafe représentant un félin couché, Chine, Période des Royaumes Combattants, ca 4°-3° siècles BCE. Alliage cuivreux oxydé. L. 5,5 cm. Estimation: €200 - €300. Résultat 260 EUR. © Cornette de Saint-Cyr. Provenance: - Collection de M. et Mme L. (Paris) années 1970-2000.Cornette de Saint-Cyr. COLLECTIONS : ARCHÉOLOGIE, ART PRÉCOLOMBIEN ARTS D'ASIE, ARTS D'AFRIQUE ET D'OCÉANIE. Mercredi 17 Novembre 2021 14:30. Expert : Cabinet Daffos-Estournel. Tel. : +33 6 09 22 55 13 – www.aaoarts.com.
11 novembre 2021

Agrafe, Chine, Période des Royaumes Combattants, ca 4°-3° siècles BCE

Lot 121. Agrafe, Chine. Période des Royaumes Combattants, ca 4°-3° siècles BCE. Alliage cuivreux oxydé. L. 8,5 cm. Estimation: €150 - €300. Résultat 195 EUR. © Cornette de Saint-Cyr. Provenance: - Collection de M. et Mme L. (Paris) années 1970-2000.Cornette de Saint-Cyr. COLLECTIONS : ARCHÉOLOGIE, ART PRÉCOLOMBIEN ARTS D'ASIE, ARTS D'AFRIQUE ET D'OCÉANIE. Mercredi 17 Novembre 2021 14:30. Expert : Cabinet Daffos-Estournel. Tel. : +33 6 09 22 55 13 – www.aaoarts.com.

26 octobre 2021

Très rare hache à double tranchant symétrique et à décor de personnages, Vietnam, culture de Đông Sơn, 3°-1° siècle BCE

Lot 31. Très rare hache à double tranchant symétrique et à décor de personnages, Vietnam, culture de Đông Sơn, 3°-1° siècle BCE. Bronze à patine archéologique, 7,5 x 5,5 cm. Estimation €300 - €500. © Cornette de Saint-Cyr. La hache en bronze à tranchant symétrique est la forme la plus ancienne dérivée des haches quadrangulaire en pierre datant du néolithique. Les premiers exemplaires en bronze remontent à la culture de Đồng Đậu (1500-1000 BCE) et deviennent plus répandus sous Đông Sơn. Elle est... [Lire la suite]
23 octobre 2021

A gilt bronze lion, Tang Dynasty or later (618-907)

Lot 6. A gilt bronze lion, Tang Dynasty or later (618-907); 6.5cm (2 1/2in) wide. Sold for HK$114,750 (Estimate HKD30,000 - 40,000/US$3,900 - 5,100). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Its head with curly mane and fierce expression, the saddle cloth secured with a harness and supporting a incense holder.     Provenance: A Hong Kong private collection. Bonhams. Chinese Art Online: Arts from the Scholar's Studio Including the Yanqinzhai Collection, Hong Kong, 4 - 19 October 2021
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23 octobre 2021

A rare gold-inlaid bronze sword, Warring States Period (475-221 BC)

 Lot 1. A rare gold-inlaid bronze sword, Warring States Period (475-221 BC); 58cm (22 1/2in) high. Sold for HK$165,000 (Estimate HKD50,000 - 80,000/US$6,400 - 10,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The long tapering blade with bevelled edges and a double-grooved median ridge on each side, the guard cast in intaglio on each side and inlaid with gold geometric scrolls, the hilt encircled with two collars and ended with a dished pommel inlaid with gold stylised clouds, stand.    Provenance: A Hong Kong... [Lire la suite]
20 octobre 2021

A Chinese inscribed archaistic bronze "Tiger" tally, Possibly Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 48. A Chinese inscribed archaistic bronze "Tiger" tally, Possibly Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). L: 2 7/8 in. Sold for $6,300 (Estimated at $1,500 - $2,000). © FREEMAN’S 2021  Each of the matching halves cast in the form of a crouching tiger, the face detailed with slender eyes and curling ears, the spine with an inscription: "yu Luoyang Taishou wei hufu" ('tiger tally of Luoyang governor'), the left side inscribed with "Luoyang zuo yi" ('Luoyang, left, number one'), the boxwood stand... [Lire la suite]