05 mai 2016

Three bronze circular mirrors, Warring States to Eastern Han Dynasty

Lot 279. Three bronze circular mirrors, Warring States to Eastern Han Dynasty. Estimate £1,200 - 1,500 (€1,500 - 1,900). Photo Bonhams. Comprising: a silvery bronze mirror with central ribbed loop handle, crisply cast with a frieze of three stylised phoenix bearing elaborately entwined bodies and angular meander, on a whorl pattern ground; a silvered bronze mirror cast with two stylised guei dragons, the sinuous bodies terminating with phoenix heads, within a border of twelve linked arcs; and a small bronze mirror, the... [Lire la suite]

05 mai 2016

Two bronze circular mirrors, Western Han-Xin Dynasty

Lot 278. Two bronze circular mirrors, Western Han-Xin Dynasty. Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 (€5,000 - 7,600). Photo Bonhams. he first with central knop within a squared border, encircled by eight nipples surrounded by 'TLV' motifs and 'The Guardians of the Four Directions' with their spirit companions, further encircled by an inscription within hatchured, saw tooth and stylised foliate borders, with dark grey patina; the second with the central knop within a four-petalled surround, encircled by plain and hatchured borders,... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2016

A fine gilt-bronze vase in gu form, China, 17th century

Lot 20. A fine gilt-bronze vase in gu form, China, 17th century. Estimate 5 000/8 000 €. Photo Nagel meticulously cast around the cylindrical body and the splayed base with formalized taotie masks separated by vertical flanges, the tall trumpet neck with upright blade-shaped lappets containing a deconstructed taotie mask and cicada issuing from a band of kuilong, all reserved on a finely detailed diaper ground. H. 25,3 cm. Minor wear Modelled after archaic bronze ritual wine containers known as gu, the... [Lire la suite]
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22 avril 2016

A fine gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Vajrapani, Tibeto-Chinese, 15th century

Lot 5. A fine gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Vajrapani, Tibeto-Chinese, 15th century. Estimate 6 000/10 000 €. Photo Nagel standing in alidhasana on a separate cast lotus base, his right hand brandishing the vajra while the left shows tarjanimudra, wearing skirt, scarf floating around his shoulders with its streamers encircling the arms and its ends partly curling up, bejewelled, his face displaying a wrathful expression with protruding eyes below bushy eyebrows, beard and his hair combed in a chignon secured with a... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2016

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel, liding, Late Shang – Early Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 2908, An archaic bronze ritual food vessel, liding, Late Shang – Early Western Zhou dynasty. Estimate 2,200,000 — 2,800,000 HKD (254,749 - 324,226 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the deep bowl divided into three lobes resting on straight legs, the everted rim set with a pair of plain loop handles, each lobe finely cast with a taotie mask with protruding eyes and horns, flanked by descending serpentine animals to the sides, all against a dense leiwen ground, the... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2016

A powerfully cast archaic bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Late Shang dynasty

Lot 2862, A powerfully cast archaic bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Late Shang dynasty. Estimate 3,000,000 — 4,000,000 HKD (347,385 - 463,181 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides supported on a high stepped base with a broad everted rim, powerfully cast around the body with fine lines forming a diamond lattice punctuated by sharp bosses, all between angular bands of zoomorphic beasts divided by raised animal heads, the shoulders surmounted by a pair of animal heads... [Lire la suite]

20 mars 2016

Jian water basin, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Late Spring & Autumn Period, circa 500-450 BC

Jian water basin, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Late Spring & Autumn Period, circa 500-450 BC. Bronze. Height 28 cm/ Diameter 68 cm. Vanderven Oriental Art (stand 102)  Metallurgical Test report & X-ray, CIRAMA  Jian is a type of ancient Chinese bronze ritual basin, used for water or ice. The densely patterned stylized decoration of interlaced mythical beasts in low relief, is divided into three horizontal bands. This type of stylized decoration is characteristic of this... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2016

Two bronze garment hooks, daigou, 3rd-2nd century BC and Han Dynasty

Lot 8030, Two bronze garment hooks, daigou, 3rd-2nd century BC and Han Dynasty. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 9,000 (€5,500 - 8,200). Photo: Bonhams. The first, an Ordos/Northern Chinese bronze belt hook, 3rd/2nd century BC, cast as a galloping horse supporting a monkey and a frog, the second, Han dynasty, cast as a rhinoceros, each with terminals in the form of dragon heads, each with circular buttons to the reverse for fastening, both covered all over in green encrustation. 5 3/8in (13.5cm) length of the longest ... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2016

A turquoise-inlaid gilt-bronze garment hook, daigou, Warring States period

Lot 8029, A turquoise-inlaid gilt-bronze garment hook, daigou, Warring States period. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 8,000 (€4,600 - 7,300). Photo: Bonhams. Cast in the form of a beast in the midst of attacking another animal, inlaid all over in turquoise, the bronze with remnants of gilt, the reverse with a circular button for fastening, the terminal cast as a dragon head. 5 1/2in (14cm) long Provenance: Purchased from Susan Chen, November 16, 1999 Bonhams. CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES FROM TWO PRIVATE AMERICAN... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2016

A group of nine bronze animal- form plaques, 5th to 3rd century BC

Lot 8028, A group of nine bronze animal- form plaques, 5th to 3rd century BC. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 8,000 (€4,600 - 7,300). Photo: Bonhams. Including a small bronze plaque depicting two tigers attacking a deer, Northeast China, ca. 3rd century BC, together with a small bronze plaque formed as a tiger's head, Northwestern China, 5th-3rd century BC, along with a pair of small bronze plaques formed as recumbent tigers, North China, 5th century BC, together with a group of three bronze plaques... [Lire la suite]
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