13 septembre 2020

A gold inlaid bronze garment hook, Han dynasty

Lot 314. A gold inlaid bronze garment hook, Han dynasty; 6in (15.3cm) long. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 5,000 (€ 2,500 - 4,200). © Bonhams 2001-2020 Elegantly inlaid with a cut gold geometric pattern of continuous c-commas and volutes extending toward a well-modeled bird head, the design accented by silver wire inlays repeated on the sides and the raised boss. Note: For a Han example of an elongated hook with geometric pattern and turquoise inlay,see Julia White et al Adornment for the Body and Soul: Ancient Chinese Ornaments from the... [Lire la suite]
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11 septembre 2020

A gilt bronze axe-head garment hook, Han dynasty

Lot 313. A gilt bronze axe-head garment hook, Han dynasty; 3 1/2in (8.8cm) long. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 5,000 (€ 2,500 - 4,200). © Bonhams 2001-2020   Cast in the form of a flattened axe-head inlaid with fine gold in a geometric pattern of whorls and c-commas, and joined to the hook by a taotie mask carefully inlaid in gold along with the narrow shaft terminating in a dragon head hook, the details further accented in gold inlay, the reverse boss once inlaid and now covered with a malachite patina.   Note: Several hooks... [Lire la suite]
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11 septembre 2020

A gilt-bronze garment hook, Warring States period

Lot 311. A gilt-bronze garment hook, Warring States period; 3in (7.7cm) long. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 5,000 (€ 2,500 - 4,200). © Bonhams 2001-2020   The curved panel cast as a powerful dragon head, the bulging eyes and curved horns forming the center of the crest under a narrow neck extending to a bird-head hook with open beak.   Note: See a comparable hook published in Simon Kwan and Sun Ji Zhongguo Gudai Jinshi [Chinese Gold Ornaments] (Hong Kong: Muwen Tang Meishu Chubanshe, 2003), pp. 224-225, no. 85.   ... [Lire la suite]
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11 septembre 2020

A gold inlaid bronze belt hook, Han dynasty

Lot 310. A gold inlaid bronze belt hook, Han dynasty; 4 1/2in (11.5cm) long. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (1,700 - 2,500). © Bonhams 2001-2020   The tapered shaft finely inlaid in gold and silver in a geometric pattern of interlocking spirals and banded lozenges extending the length of the crest to the dragon-head hook, the underside showing traces of inlay on the large button for attachment.   Note: Belt hooks with this elegant and fluid geometric design can be found on Warring States and Western Han lacquer and... [Lire la suite]
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11 septembre 2020

A gilt-bronze belt hook, Warring States-Western Han dynasty

Lot 309. A gilt-bronze belt hook, Warring States-Western Han dynasty; 5 3/4 in (14.6cm) long. Estimate US$ 2,500 - 3,500 (€ 2,100 - 3,000). © Bonhams 2001-2020   The curved shaft designed as the body of a long-tailed bird and elegantly cast with broad raised spirals tapering to a narrow beaked head set off by opposing c-shaped tail feathers.   Bonhams. Featuring the RenLu Collection, 21 Sep 2020, 10:00 EDT, New York.
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11 septembre 2020

An inlaid gilt-bronze garment hook, Warring States-Western Han dynasty

Lot 308. An inlaid gilt-bronze garment hook, Warring States-Western Han dynasty; 8 3/8in (21.3cm) long. Estimate US$ 20,000 - 30,000 (€ 17,000 - 25,000). © Bonhams 2001-2020   Imaginatively cast on the crest with a mythical winged bixie, its long tail and open mouth joined to a curved shaft finely inlaid with silver and turquoise and terminating in gilt bronze hooks, one end in the form of a fantastic bear, the precocious animal standing on hind legs in a dynamic pose with front paws resting on powerful thighs and mouth... [Lire la suite]
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11 septembre 2020

A gilt-bronze ear cup, Han dynasty

Lot 307. A gilt-bronze ear cup, Han dynasty; 4 1/8in (10.5cm) long; 1in (2.5 cm) high. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 9,000 (€ 5,100 - 7,600). © Bonhams 2001-2020   The concave oval dish raised on a shallow foot and worked with two small flanges on opposing long edges, the surface richly gilt.   Note: For a spectacular jade version of this type of vessel, see the Western Han example sold in our Hong Kong rooms,5 April 2016, lot 36. This shape (also called yushang), popular during the Western and Eastern Han dynasties, can be... [Lire la suite]
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11 septembre 2020

An inlaid gilt-bronze belt hook, Warring States period

Lot 306. An inlaid gilt-bronze belt hook, Warring States period; 8 3/8in (21.2cm) long. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 5,000 (€ 2,500 - 4,200). © Bonhams 2001-2020   The curved shaft set with a supporting boss under a central recumbent dragon head rendered in gilt and silver sheet set with turquoise separating a further dragon head on one end and a serpent-headed terminal on the other, the top ridge with turquoise inlay amidst areas of degradation.   Bonhams. Featuring the RenLu Collection, 21 Sep 2020, 10:00 EDT, New York
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11 septembre 2020

Two gilt-bronze bear-form supports, Han dynasty

Lot 303. Two gilt-bronze bear-form supports, Han dynasty; 1 3/8in (3.5cm) high. Estimate US$ 8,000 - 12,000 (6,800 - 10,000). © Bonhams 2001-2020   Each hollow cast and seated with left fore-paw on folded leg and right fore-paw on well-rounded thigh, each head downcast with gaping mouth showing large teeth and surrounded by a large ruff under pointed ears framing small eyes, the deep sockets and rounded belly cast to receive inlays, the back of each figure cast with a perforated lug for attachment.   Note: Bears were... [Lire la suite]
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13 juillet 2020

A bronze tiger-form finial, Warring States period (475–221 B.C.)

Lot 2864. A bronze tiger-form finial, Warring States period (475–221 B.C.); 9. 3/8 in. (24 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 380,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 750,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  It is solidly cast in the form of a crouching tiger. Its head is raised growling with a long lean body and outstretched tail curling upwards at the tip. The head is finely cast with wavy lines suggesting fur, and with spiralled scrolls and continuous patterns defining the brows, ruff... [Lire la suite]