27 mai 2020

A silver-inlaid bronze figure of Guanyin, Shisou mark, 17th century

Lot 5115. A silver-inlaid bronze figure of Guanyin, Shisou mark, 17th century; 12.9 cm, 5  in. Estimate 150,000 — 180,000 HKD. Sold for 275,000 HKD (32,538 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. depicted seated with the right knee raised supporting both hands with one holding a scroll, clad in long flowing robes falling into voluminous folds and draped over by a shawl, the garments embellished by silver wire-inlaid clouds and scrollwork borders, opening to reveal the... [Lire la suite]

26 mai 2020

A rare bronze goose-form censer, 17th-18th century

Lot 3270. A rare bronze goose-form censer, 17th-18th century; 10 7/8 in. (27.7 cm.) long. Estimate $20,000 – $30,000. Price Realized $68,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The censer is made in two sections as a goose standing with its head turned to the side and its mouth open, the curled feathers of the wings and tail well cast. There is an arrangement of four small holes below the tail for the release of incense smoke, and an apocryphal Xuande mark is cast in a line on the breast. The figure is now... [Lire la suite]
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18 mai 2020

Chinese Archaic Bronzes from the Franco Marinotti Collection at Bonhams, 14 May 2015

Coming from a small city in Italy, the extraordinary journey of Franco Marinotti (1891-1966) began in a textile company near Milan (the Filatura Cascami Seta) at the beginning of the 20th century, where he made his way up to the prominent position of managing the Warsaw and Moscow branches. This enriching experience and strong commercial relationships developed in Russia allowed him to launch his own company in 1921, the CICE - Compagnia Industriale Commercio Estero, and have continuous business... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2020

An archaic gold and silver-inlaid bronze ‘mythical animal’ ferrule, Eastern Zhou dynasty

Lot 466. An archaic gold and silver-inlaid bronze ‘mythical animal’ ferrule, Eastern Zhou dynasty; 11.5cm high. Estimate HK$150,000 - 200,000. Sold for HK$ 525,000 (€ 62,385). Courtesy Bonhams Shaped in the form of a leg of a mythical beast ending in a hoof, the exterior inlaid with silver and gold linings in geometric and swirling patterns, sectioned by three plain horizontal frieze at the base, waist and neck, the waist further flanked by a pair of ruyi-head finials. Note: For a comparative example, see Jessica... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2020

A pair of archaic gold and silver-inlaid bronze chariot corner fittings, Eastern Zhou dynasty

Lot 466. A pair of archaic gold and silver-inlaid bronze chariot corner fittings, Eastern Zhou dynasty; 14cm wide. Estimate HK$200,000 - 300,000. Sold for HK$ 525,000 (€ 62,385). Courtesy Bonhams Each right angled and held together by a linking strut and two flanges at the rear, the exterior elaborately decorated with two ferocious mythical beasts facing each other with their sharp paws outstretched to the front and back, showcasing their muscular body structure ending in a long furry tail, both creatures supporting... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2020

An archaic bronze incense burner and cover, boshanlu, Han dynasty

Lot 466. An archaic bronze incense burner and cover, boshanlu, Han dynasty; 29.8cm high. Estimate HK$40,000 - 60,000. Sold for HK$ 550,000 (€ 65,559). Courtesy Bonhams The figure wearing simple loose garments, cast with both hands planted at the waist and standing above a recessed circular platform, surrounded by four chi dragons depicted in muscular bodywork, elongated tail and twisted heads, its face framed with prominent beard and head supporting a large semi-spherical cup further surmounted by a pierced cover,... [Lire la suite]

13 mai 2020

An archaic bronze wine vessel and cover, zhi, Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 466. An archaic bronze wine vessel and cover, zhi, Western Zhou dynasty; 20.5cm high. Estimate HK$250,000 - 350,000. Sold for HK$ 562,500 (€ 67,049). Courtesy Bonhams Slightly compressed and rising from an oval recessed foot, the wide body with waisted neck ending in a flared rim, decorated with bands of geometric borders with upward archaistic leaf lappets at the neck, flanked at the sides with a pair of narrow vertical looped handles, the domed cover further decorated with archaistic motifs ending in a... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2020

An archaic bronze ‘duck’ beaker, jia, Eastern Zhou dynasty

Lot 466. An archaic bronze ‘duck’ beaker, jia, Eastern Zhou dynasty; 15cm high. Estimate HK$60,000 - 80,000. Sold for HK$ 587,500 (€ 70,029). Courtesy Bonhams Cast in the form of an duck, the bird standing on two webbed feet and a cylindrical stand, the elongated neck curving upwards with a prominent beak, all ending in a fan-shaped tail. Note: See an almost identical excavated example dating to the Spring and Autumn period, unearthed in Jiangsu province in 1982, in the Zheiang Museum, Jiangsu province,... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2020

A fine and rare archaic bronze ritual ewer and cover, he, Eastern Zhou dynasty

Lot 466. A fine and rare archaic bronze ritual ewer and cover, he, Eastern Zhou dynasty; 25.6cm high. Estimate HK$450,000 - 650,000. Sold for HK$ 600,000 (€ 71,519). Courtesy Bonhams Cast on three straight feet flattened at the ends and issuing from raised animal head finials, the vessel of a compressed globular form with two raised horizontal ribs featuring three bands of frieze decorated with archaistic scrolls and kui dragons in relief, one side showing a slender 'S'-shaped mythical beast spout, the shoulders... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2020

An extremely rare archaic bronze oil lamp, Han dynasty

Lot 563. An extremely rare archaic bronze oil lamp, Han dynasty; 26cm high. Estimate HK$60,000 - 80,000. Sold for HK$ 562,500 (€ 67,049). Courtesy Bonhams. Cast in the form of a male figure adorned in long tunic, standing assertively on the back of a crouching tiger with left leg on the back and right on its head, his right hand holding a long tubular post supporting a circular bowl with central spike, the subdued tiger depicted with intricately defined stylised scrolls on its body, depicted crouching four square on a... [Lire la suite]
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