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]

06 décembre 2019

A Chinese bronze ritual wine vessel, bianhu, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 4. A Chinese bronze ritual wine vessel, bianhu, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 12 ¼ in. (31 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000. Price realised GBP 2,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Of oval form, applied to the shoulders with a pair of animal-mask handles suspending loose rings, the cover with a ring finial. Provenance: The Marcel and Chantal Gerbe Collection, Switzerland, assembled in the 1970s and 1980s.Purchased from the above in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, by the current owner... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2019

A Chinese bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century B.C.E.

Lot 7. A Chinese bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century B.C.E.; 12 5/8 in. (32.2 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 9,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Cast to the neck with four leiwen-filled blades rising from a band of S-shaped serpents, the middle section and foot with the disconnected parts of a taotie mask divided by notched flanges, the interior of the foot with a three-character inscription. Provenance: Acquired... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2019

A Chinese bronze ritual wine vessel, you, Western Zhou dynasty (1100-771 BC)

Lot 14. A Chinese bronze ritual wine vessel, you, Western Zhou dynasty (1100-771 BC); 8 ½ in. (21.5 cm.) high, not including handle. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000. Price realised GBP 8,125. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Cast to the body with two horizontal bands of stylised birds, applied with an overhead handle with animal-head attachements, the cover with further stylised bird motifs encircling the finial. Provenance: Paula Heuser Antiquitäten, Hamburg, Germany, 3 April 1934.The Hermann... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2019

A Chinese bronze ritual tripod food vessel, liding, Western Zhou dynasty (1100-771 BC)

Lot 2. A Chinese bronze ritual tripod food vessel, liding, Western Zhou dynasty (1100-771 BC); 6 ¾ in. (17 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000. Price realised GBP 3,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The tri-lobed body raised on three columnar legs, cast above each leg with a large taotie mask with rounded eyes, all reserved on a leiwen ground, a two-character inscription to the interior side. Provenance: Paula Heuser Antiquitäten, Hamburg, Germany, 5 June 1935.The... [Lire la suite]