15 février 2019

Decorative patterns on a bronze jar dating back to Warring State Period (475 BC – 221 BC)

A battle on water - decorative patterns on a bronze jar dating back to Warring State Period (475 BC – 221 BC) A battle around a city wall - decorative patterns on a bronze jar dating back to Warring State Period (475 BC – 221 BC) Time for martial exercise by practicing archery - decorative patterns on a bronze jar dating back to Warring State Period (475 BC – 221 BC) Go hunting - decorative patterns on a bronze jar dating back to Warring State Period (475 BC – 221 BC) Harvest season in an orchard - decorative patterns on... [Lire la suite]
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06 février 2019

An unusual archaistic rectangular bronze censer, 17th century

Lot 2715. An unusual archaistic rectangular bronze censer, 17th century; 22 cm., 8 1/2 in. Estimate 200,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot sold 524,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2010 of archaic jade form, the rectangular straight-sided body crisply cast with trigrams at each corner and rising from a short splayed foot to a short straight neck with an everted square rim, set to the side with a pair of elephant head handles, the metal patinated to a rich dark toffee tone, the... [Lire la suite]
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06 février 2019

A set of three gilt-bronze Daoist deities, 14th-15th century

Lot 2794. A set of three gilt-bronze Daoist deities, 14th-15th century. The largest: 9.2 cm., 3 5/8 in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 596,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2010 representing the Sanqing ('Three Purities'), each figure finely cast seated with legs crossed in meditation, dressed in long flowing robes finely incised with floral borders and a vajra at the seat, gazing forward with a serene expression framed by elongated earlobes suspending loop earrings, the... [Lire la suite]
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02 février 2019

A partial gilt and silver bronze duck vessel, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2720. A partial gilt and silver bronze duck vessel, Qing dynasty, 18th century.Height 30.5 cm., 12 in.; Length 51 cm., 20 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 740,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2010 superbly cast in the form of a duck supported on webbed-taloned feet, its beak transformed into a spout, the curved neck collared with two stylised bands detailed with scrolling designs on leiwen grounds, its wings tucked on the sides, both the wings and tail decorated with... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2019

A small pair of hardstone-inlaid gilt-bronze censers and covers, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 2714. A small pair of hardstone-inlaid gilt-bronze censers and covers, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 13 cm., 5 1/8 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 740,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2010 each lobed rectangular body finely cast and chased to each side with leafy lotus strapwork reserved on a ring-punched ground, the broad everted lobed rim inset with a celadon jade and edged with a keyfret band, all raised on four elephant-head legs, the domed... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2019

A rare dated gilt-bronze figure of Liu Hai, mark and period of Qianlong, dated 1737

Lot 2793. A rare dated gilt-bronze figure of Liu Hai, mark and period of Qianlong, dated 1737; 46 cm., 18 in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,700,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. finely cast standing on a square low base in the form of a table, holding his three-legged toad in his right hand and a large gold coin to tempt the toad in his left, his face with thoughtful expression, eyes closed and a slight smile, wearing a long robe falling in deep folds down over... [Lire la suite]

26 janvier 2019

A pair of cloisonné and gilt-bronze caparisoned elephants, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2618. A pair of cloisonné and gilt-bronze caparisoned elephants, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 24.7 cm., 9 3/4 in. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 3,140,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. each finely cast in the form of an elephant carrying on its back a cloisonné vase with animal-mask ring handles, the gilded beast with crescent eyes and long tusks, standing with its head turned to one side, its body harnessed with decorative trappings set with semi-precious... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Samantabhadra, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2792. A gilt-bronze figure of Samantabhadra, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 35.5 cm., 14 in. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 4,100,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. the Adi-Buddha with stems of foliage in each hand, the flowers supporting a vajra and sutra, wearing a lower garment engraved with textile patterns and secured at the waist by a sash and jewelled girdle, and adorned with bodhisattva jewellery including beaded necklaces, earrings, armbands, bracelets,... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2019

Four Chinese bronze mirrors sold at Lempertz, 8 december 2018

Lot 744. A round bronze mirror, Warring States period-early Western Han dynasty, circa 3rd century B.C.; Diameter 18.6 cm. Estimated price €2.000 - €3.000. Result: €3.750. © Lempertz. Thinly cast, the central small knob encircled by bands and four petals, the main field with four running dragons on a ground of spirals and granulation, the rim with twelve arcs. Spotty green ang brown patina. Possibly from the Luoyang area, Henan province. Provenance: Private collection, Belgium. Literature: Compare: Ancient... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2019

Tigre en bronze en deux parties, hufu, Dynastie des Han

Lot 51. Tigre en bronze en deux parties, hufu, Dynastie des Han; 9,4 cm; 3 3/4  in. Estimation: 4,000 — 6,000 €. Lot vendu 363,000 €. Courtesy Sotheby's 2015.  les deux formant un tally, deux boucles au revers pour les attacher l'un à l'autre, le corps démesurément allongé, la tête en avant, le pelage figuré par de fines rainures, caractères gravés sur le poitrail, sous le corps et sur le dos, patine sombre, D.W 3049.1 et D.W 3049.2 (2) Inscriptions:Sur le poitrail: Yangxi... [Lire la suite]