02 février 2023

Shang dynasty Bronze sold at Hong Kong, 19 January 2023

Lot 3007. An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, zun, Late Shang - early Western Zhou dynasty; h. 24.7 cm. Lot sold: 504,000 HKD (Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 HKD). © 2023 Sotheby's. the interior cast with three characters reading ge fu xin, with 2 x-rays. Provenance: Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman, New York, 2010, by repute. Note: The inscription, ge fu xin 戈父辛, indicates that this zun vessel was dedicated to Father Xin of... [Lire la suite]

02 février 2023

Zhou dynasty Bronze sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 19 January 2023

Lot 3001. Two silver-inlaid bronze chariot fittings, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475-221 BC); h. 10 cm and 10.5 cm. Lot sold: 63,000 HKD (Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 HKD). © 2023 Sotheby's. Provenance: Laiyantang Collection, Hong Kong, 1990s. Exhibited: Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore, on loan, 1997-2005. Lot 3003. A pair of large archaic bronze ritual wine vessels and cover, fanghu, Late Western Zhou - Eastern Zhou dynasty, early Spring and Autumn... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2023

A pair of bronze figures of horses, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 3013. A pair of bronze figures of horses, Tang dynasty (618-907); l. 22.2 cm; h. 14.6 cm. Lot sold: 1,008,000 HKD (Estimate: 800,000 - 1,200,000 HKD). © 2023 Sotheby's. with 3 X-rays. Provenance: Acquired in Japan, 1990s, by repute. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online: A Private Asian Collection, Hong Kong, 19 January 2023
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01 février 2023

Han dynasty Bronze sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 19 January 2023

Lot 3005. A pair of bronze 'chimera' weights, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); d. 7.8 cm. Lot sold: 378,000 HKD (Estimate: 300,000 - 400,000 HKD). © 2023 Sotheby's. with an iridescent sheen to the metal surface. Provenance: Acquired in Japan, 1990s, by repute. Note: The present weights are cast in the form of a chimaera, generally known as bixie (literally 'to avert evil spirits'), standing on a mountainous rock base. For related weights, see an Eastern Han... [Lire la suite]
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03 janvier 2023

A pair of gilt-bronze 'lion' plaques, Tang-Liao dynasty (618-1125)

Lot 540. A pair of gilt-bronze 'lion' plaques, Tang-Liao dynasty (618-1125); h. 15.3 cm. Lot sold: 44,100 HKD (Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD). © 2022 Sotheby's. Provenance: The Private Collection of A & J Speelman, acquired prior to 1980.Christie's London, 6th November 2018, Lot 95. Sotheby's. China/5000 Years, Hong Kong, 25 November 2022
28 décembre 2022

Bronzes from the Grasset collection sold at Sotheby's, Monochrome, London, 2 November 2022

  Lot 205. A gold and silver-inlaid archaistic bronze censer, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Width 31.5 cm, 12⅜ in. Lot sold: £13,860 (Estimate: £10,000 - 15,000). © 2022 Sotheby's. cast beneath the handle with a three-character inscription reading Wo Fu Ji. Property from the Grasset collection. Provenance: Christie's London, 8th December 1986, lot 385. Note: The rise of Neoconfucianism in the Song dynasty (960-1279) led to a revival of interest in archaic bronze vessels,... [Lire la suite]

27 décembre 2022

An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, Jue, Late Shang-early Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 203. An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, Jue, Late Shang-early Western Zhou dynasty. Height 19 cm, 7½ in. Lot sold: £32,760 (Estimate: £15,000 - 25,000). © 2022 Sotheby's. cast beneath the handle with a three-character inscription reading Wo Fu Ji. Property from an English Private Collection. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 14th July 1970, lot 50. Literature : Liu Yu and Lu Yan (eds.), Jin chu Yin Zhou jinwen jilu [Compilation of Recently... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2022

An inscribed archaic bronze tripod food vessel, Ding, Shang dynasty

  Lot 202. An inscribed archaic bronze tripod food vessel, Ding, Shang dynasty. Height 15.3 cm, 6 in. Lot sold: £88,200 (Estimate: £70,000 - 90,000). © 2022 Sotheby's. the interior with an inscription who may read Zi and Long. Provenance: Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 19th-20th February 1958, lot 251.Collection of Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987).Collection of Else Sackler (1913-2000), thence by decsent.Christie's New York, 17th March 2017, lot 1001. Literature : Robert Poor,... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2022

A rare large inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, Hu, Early Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 201. A rare large inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, Hu, Early Western Zhou dynasty. Overall height 35.5 cm, 14 in. Lot sold: £176,400 (Estimate: £100,000 - £200,000). © 2022 Sotheby's. cast to the interiors of the cover and vessel with a six-character inscription reading Qi Zuo Fu Yi Zun Yi (Qi made this precious vessel for Father Yi); together with Yu Xingwu, Shuangjianyi guqiwu tulu [Catalogue of ancient objects from the Shuangjianyi], vols 1-2,... [Lire la suite]
23 décembre 2022

A pair of gilt-bronze ear cups, Han dynasty

Lot 339. A pair of gilt-bronze ear cups, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). Each 10.5cm (4 1/8in) wide. Sold for HK$19,125. © Bonhams 2001-2022 Provenance: Mandala Fine Arts, Hong Kong, 1999. Note: See a similar gilt-bronze ear cup, Han dynasty, illustrated in Ancient Chinese Arts in the Idemitsu Collection, Japan, 1989, pl.208. Bonhams. AUTUMN SALE OF CHINESE ART A PRIVATE ASIAN COLLECTION, Hong Kong, 25 November – 16 December 2022
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