16 août 2019

An unusual bronze square mirror, Tang dynasty, 8th-9th century 

Lot 502. An unusual bronze square mirror, Tang dynasty, 8th-9th century; 5 7/8 in. (14.8 cm.) square. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008.   One side cast with two confronted lions wildly leaping on either side of the central knop on a ground of tiny bosses within a raised outer border, the reverse plain, the silvery surface with areas of satiny black patina and green encrustation. Provenance: Acquired at auction,... [Lire la suite]
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16 août 2019

A silvery bronze mirror, Eastern Han dynasty (25-220) 

Lot 500. A silvery bronze mirror, Eastern Han dynasty (25-220); 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 5,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008.   The central knop surrounded by four petals alternating with four characters, within narrow hatchured and plain borders and a border of eight continuous arcs decorated with alternating symbols, the outer field with a band of whorls between hatchured borders, all below the wide inclined outer rim,... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2019

A pair of unusual bronze figural pricket candlesticks, 17th century

  Lot 175. A pair of unusual bronze figural pricket candlesticks, 17th century; 12¼ in. (31 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000. Price realised GBP 20,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010  Each cast as a kneeling foreigner with curly hair and scowling expression, wearing a shawl, a sash tied around his bare torso, elaborate inset necklace, a skirt and stiff apron tied around the hips, with one hand on the knee and the other raised to support the drip pan, connected to a... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2019

A parcel-gilt bronze tripod censer, Wanli period, circa 1600

Lot 1314. A parcel-gilt bronze tripod censer, Wanli period, circa 1600; 5 in. (12.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Cast in low relief with a band of flowers including prunus, magnolia, peony, lotus and chrysanthemum gilded and reserved on a diaper ground between bands of silver-inlaid key fret, raised on three gilt butterfly supports and with a gilt rectangular cartouche engraved Yunjian Hu Wenming zhi on the base. ... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2019

A finely cast gilt-bronze figure of a guardian king, 17th century 

Lot 1304. A finely cast gilt-bronze figure of a guardian king, 17th century; 7½ in. (19.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 21,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The figure standing on a detachable square base, his hands clasped together in front of his chest, his facial features well-defined and his hair arranged under his helmet, wearing elaborate armor and a celestial scarf billowing up behind the head and trailing down to the feet. Provenance: Acquired in the late 19th century and... [Lire la suite]
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13 août 2019

A gold-splashed bronze bombé tripod censer and stand, 17th-18th century

Lot 1329. A gold-splashed bronze bombé tripod censer and stand, 17th-18th century; 6 5/8 in. (17.2 cm.) across handles. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The censer with shallow compressed body and two angular loop handles, the base cast with a Xuande six-character mark within a rectangle, the censer and stand with irregular splashes of gold. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler... [Lire la suite]

13 août 2019

A large gold and silver-inlaid bronze archaistic tripod vessel, ding, 18th century or earlier 

Lot 1317. A large gold and silver-inlaid bronze archaistic tripod vessel, ding, 18th century or earlier; 13 3/8 in. (34 cm.) across handles. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The rounded body inlaid with a band of archaistic bird scroll, with dragon scroll on the bail handles and a mask at the top of each leg, the base of the interior cast with a sixteen-character pseudo inscription, with areas of malachite 'encrustation'. Christie's. Fine... [Lire la suite]
13 août 2019

A large gold and silver-inlaid bronze archaistic pear-shaped vase,hu, 18th century or earlier 

Lot 1318. A large gold and silver-inlaid bronze archaistic pear-shaped vase,hu, 18th century or earlier; 18½ in. (47 cm.) high. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Each side cast in high relief with a large taotie mask with protruding fangs, with furthertaotie bands on the neck, lug handles and foot, all inlaid in gold and silver. Note: A large (16¼ in.) archaistic gold and silver-inlaid bronze hu of this type is... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2019

A gold-splashed bronze bombé censer, 17th-18th century

Lot 1315. A gold-splashed bronze bombé censer, 17th-18th century; 7½ in. (19 cm.) across handles. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 46,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. With a pair of simplified dragon-scroll handles, the base cast with a Xuande two-character seal mark, the exterior and base liberally splashed with gold. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, 26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza  
12 août 2019

A rare large gold-splashed bronze ovoid jar, 17th-18th century 

Lot 1319. A rare large gold-splashed bronze ovoid jar, 17th-18th century; 17¾ in. (45.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 56,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. With six whorl roundels on the shoulder below the waisted neck, the exterior and base liberally splashed with gold in contrast to the golden olive patina, the base cast with a Xuande four-character mark within a rectangle, wood stand. Provenance: Christie's, New York, 4 June 1992, lot 140. Christie's. Fine... [Lire la suite]
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