12 décembre 2019

A Chinese Imperial bell to go under the hammer

  Lot 23. A Kangxi (1662-1722) gilt-bronze bianzhong bell. H. 21 cm ; Weight : 4,7 kg. Estimate: €200,000-300,000. © Tessier & Sarrou et Associés PARIS.- During the traditional Asian arts week at Drouot, auction house Tessier & Sarrou will present its sale on Monday 16 December. It includes a major work of art: a Chinese Imperial gilt-bronze bianzhong bell from the Qing dynasty (16441912). The bell is estimated to reach €200,000 to €300,000. This auction marks the first appearance... [Lire la suite]

06 décembre 2019

A group of three chinese bronze items, Western Zhou period (1100-771 BC) - Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 14. A group of three Chinese bronze items, Western Zhou period (1100-771 BC) - Tang dynasty (618-907). The largest, 10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500. Price realised GBP 1,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Comprises a small bronze ritual axe; a large bronze spear head; and a lobed bronze mirror. Provenance: The mirror: China-Bohlken, Berlin, 1930s (two bills, undated) to Hermann Rosenfeld.All pieces: The Hermann Rosenfeld Collection, Hamburg,... [Lire la suite]
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06 décembre 2019

A silvered-bronze mirror, Tang dynasty (618-906), and two bronze dragon-head belthooks, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 375. A silvered-bronze mirror, Tang dynasty (618-906), and two bronze dragon-head belthooks, Warring States period (475-221 BC); 9.5 and 9.8 cm, 3 3/4  and 3 7/8  in. Estimate HKD 20,000 — 30,000. Lot Sold 43,750 HKD. © Sotheby's. the mirror cast with four mythical beasts and alternating strapwork and butterflies on the lobed border, the belthooks of characteristic form inlaid in gold with archaic motifs. Provenance: Mayuyama & Co. Ltd. Sotheby's. Chinese... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2019

A group of six Chinese bronzes, Han dynasty (206 BC- 220 AD) and later

Lot 12. A group of six Chinese bronzes, Han dynasty (206 BC- 220 AD) and later. The largest, 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,800. Price realised GBP 1,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Comprising a gold-inlaid belt hook; a vase cast with 'rope twist' design; a silver-inlaid 'bird' fitting; a ritual food vessel and cover cast with twin dragon handles and three animal form finials; a small recumbent qilin; and a pierced bowl decorated with foreigners and musicians. ... [Lire la suite]
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06 décembre 2019

A group of three small bronze ornaments, Ordos culture – Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 378. A group of three small bronze ornaments, Ordos culture – Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 5.3 to 12.1 cm, 2 1/8  to 4 3/4  in. Estimate HKD 15,000 — 20,000. Lot Sold 18,750 HKD. © Sotheby's. one depicted with a figure grooming a mythical beast; another with a general on horseback with his attendant behind; the rectangular plaque cast with two deer. Provenance: 'General' plaque: Mayuyama & Co. Ltd, Tokyo. Sotheby's. Chinese Art,... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2019

A pair of bronze figures of recumbent deer, probably Ordos culture – Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 376. A pair of bronze figures of recumbent deer, probably Ordos culture – Han dynasty  (206 BC-AD 220); 6.1 cm, 2 3/8  in. Estimate HKD 20,000 — 30,000. Lot Sold 27,500 HKD. © Sotheby's. the two deer cast recumbent with raised neck and an elongated tubular head. Exhibited: Tokubetsuten kawaii miniature [Special exhibition of charming miniatures], MOA Museum of Art, Atami, 2005, cat. no. 194.. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from... [Lire la suite]

06 décembre 2019

A pair of gilt-bronze 'mask' ring-handles, Eastern Han – Six Dynasties (25-589)

Lot 374. A pair of gilt-bronze 'mask' ring-handles, Eastern Han–Six Dynasties (25-589); 6.5 cm, 2 1/2  in. Estimate HKD 15,000 — 20,000. Lot Sold 43,750 HKD. © Sotheby's. each cast with a taotie mask, issuing a hook that suspends a loose ring. Note: See two related pairs of 'mask' ring-handles, illustrated in Chugoku kodai no bijitsu [Ancient Chinese works of art], Idemitsu Art Gallery, Tokyo, 1978, no. 137 top right; and a silver pair from the collection... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2019

Two Chinese bronze square-form vases and covers, fanghu, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 15. Two Chinese bronze square-form vases and covers, fanghu, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 8 1/8 in. (20.7 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000. Price realised GBP 5,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Each cast with a pair of animal mask handles with loose rings, the covers with four S-shaped finials at the corners. Provenance: With Michael Goedhuis (according to label).The Marcel and Chantal Gerbe Collection, Switzerland, assembled in the 1970s and 1980s.Purchased from the... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2019

A rare pair of Chinese bronze chariot fittings with rhinoceros heads, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 14. A rare pair of Chinese bronze chariot fittings with rhinoceros heads, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 8 1/8 in. (20.7 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000. Price realised GBP 5,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Each of tubular form with a rectangular aperture on the shaft through which slides a detachable fitting terminating in a rhinoceros head. Provenance: The Hermann Rosenfeld Collection, Hamburg, Germany, circa 1930s.Acquired by the current owner from the heirs of Mr.... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2019

A Chinese gold-inlaid bronze sword, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 10. A Chinese gold-inlaid bronze sword, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 15 3/8 in. (39 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000. Price realised GBP 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Cast with beveled edges and a distinct median ridge, the diamond-shaped guard and the circular pommel each decorated with gold-inlaid scroll motifs, the bronze with extensive malachite-green encrustation. Provenance: Paula Heuser Antiquitäten, Hamburg, Germany, 29 July 1933, where acquired by Hermann... [Lire la suite]