15 octobre 2020

Two bronze mirrors, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 1524. Two bronze mirrors, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 6 3/8 in. (16 cm.) diam., 6 in. (15.2 cm.) diam. Estimate: USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 4,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. One mirror has a central knob that rises from a quatrefoil motif within a square cast in high relief with twelve raised bosses separating the characters of an inscription. The outer field is decorated with a 'TLV' pattern, eight bosses and various celestial animals within narrow bands enclosing an... [Lire la suite]
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15 octobre 2020

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

Lot 1523. A small bronze mirror, Eastern Han dynasty (25-220); 3 ¾ in. (9 cm.) diam., 3 5/8 in. (9.1 cm.) diam. Estimate: USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 3,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The cental knob is encircled by four seated deities flanked by beasts, all cast in high relief within a band of plain semi-circles alternating with rectangles, each enclosing a character, below an inscription and a band of scrolls on the rim. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1992. ... [Lire la suite]
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15 octobre 2020

Two bronze mirrors, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8)

Lot 1522. Two bronze mirrors, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8); 5 ¾ in. (14.5 cm.) diam., 3 5/8 in. (9.1 cm.) diam. Estimate: USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 2,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The larger mirror is cast with alternating dragons and tigers separated by four small bosses; the smaller mirror with a band of birds perched on scrolls separated by bosses. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1992. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 25... [Lire la suite]
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14 octobre 2020

A small gilt-bronze figure of a ram, Song dynasty or later

Lot 924. A small gilt-bronze figure of a ram, Song dynasty or later; 3 ½ in. (9 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 6,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The well-cast figure shown striding forwards wtih right foreleg raised. Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 4 December 1984, lot 58.The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago. Christie's. Sacred and Imperial: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection Part II, New York, 24 September 2020 ... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2020

A small gilt-bronze figure of a recumbent ram, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 920. A small gilt-bronze figure of a recumbent ram, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) long. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Shown with head turned towards its long, finely delineated tail. Provenance: Christie's New York, 30 November 1984, lot 520.The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago. Christie's. Sacred and Imperial: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection Part II, New York, 24 September... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2020

A small gilt-bronze figure of a recumbent hound, 17th century or earlier

Lot 919. A small gilt-bronze figure of a recumbent hound, 17th century or earlier; 2 ¼ in. (5.8 cm.) long. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 2,375. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Shown with head raised and turned slightly to the right, with fine lines detailing the hair on the neck, spine and tail. Provenance: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago, acquired prior to 1970. Literature: The Arts Club of Chicago, Chinese Art from the Collection of... [Lire la suite]

11 octobre 2020

A silver-inlaid bronze figure of a seated Luohan, Ming-Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 912. A silver-inlaid bronze figure of a seated Luohan, Ming-Qing dynasty, 17th century; 5 ¾ in.(14.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 81,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The emaciated figure shown seated with the left arm resting on the bent left knee, his right hand resting on his left arm, wearing a dhoti inlaid in silver with lotus scroll. Provenance: C. T. Loo Chinese Art (successor Frank Caro), New York, 17 March 1955.The James and... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2020

A pair of unusual bronze ritual tripod food vessels, liding, Mid-Shang dynasty, 14th-13th century BC

Lot 1504. A pair of unusual bronze ritual tripod food vessels, liding, Mid-Shang dynasty, 14th-13th century BC; 7 ½ in. (19 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 106,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The exterior of each tri-lobed vessel is cast below the rim with a narrow band of scrolls that taper in a diagonal from a central "eye," all between two rows of circles, cloth boxes. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1991. ... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2020

A pair of bronze ritual tripod wine vessels, jue, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC

Lot 1503. A pair of bronze ritual tripod wine vessels, jue, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC; 7 5/8 in. (19.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 118,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Each is raised on tall, graceful, blade-shaped legs and cast with a band of taotie masks formed by confronted dragons with bird-form tails, one mask centered by a flange, the other by the handle and a single clan sign, cast on the body beneath the handle., cloth... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2020

A bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jia, Mid-Shang dynasty, 13th century BC

Lot 1502. A bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jia, Mid-Shang dynasty, 13th century BC; 12 in. (30.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 90,000. Price realised USD 137,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Raised on three thick, blade-shaped legs, the vessel is flat-cast on the body and the base of the neck with bands of taotie masks formed by birds with quills, rounded eyes, hooked beaks and scroll-filled bodies centered on narrow flanges, the decoration enhanced by a black matrix in... [Lire la suite]