19 mars 2015

Bronze Mirror, China, Tang Dynasty, Ca 618 to 907 CE

Bronze Mirror, China, Tang Dynasty, Ca 618 to 907 CE. Estimate $800 – $1,200. LIVEAUCTIONEERS/ARTEMIS GALLERY PHOTO Lovely mirror of solid cast bronze, top decorated in four scrolling sections with low relief symbols beneath. Reverse is reserved and was once silvered and highly polished. Size: 6-3/4" D.Provenance: Attal collection via family descent from Great Uncle A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids Artemis Gallery online at LiveAuctioneers.com
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19 mars 2015

Chinese Gilded Bronze Ram, Ordos Period, Northern China, Mongolia, Ca 3rd to 1st century BCE

Chinese Gilded Bronze Ram, Ordos Period, Northern China, Mongolia, Ca 3rd to 1st century BCE. Estimate $2,000 – $3,000. LIVEAUCTIONEERS/ARTEMIS GALLERY PHOTO Superb gilded bronze ram. Sown in running stance with long curled horns to each side with ears falling just inside the tips of the horns, cloven hoofs clearly delineated. Custom stand. 3-1/2" L x 2-7/8" H. Provenance: Ex: Dr. Charles Smithen, Palm Beach, Fl, acquired before 1990. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. Artemis... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

A rare large bronze ritual tripod food vessel, ding, China, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

A rare large bronze ritual tripod food vessel, ding, China, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 12th-11th century BC. Estimate $200,000 - $300,000. Price Realized $389,000 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The deep, rounded body raised on three columnar supports and cast on the upper body with a band of three taotiemasks formed by pairs of dragons with elongated bodies confronted on and separated by plain flanges, reserved on a ground of leiwen filled with black inlay, all below a pair of... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

A rare small bronze phoenix-form ewer, China, Late Western-Early Eastern Zhou Dynasty, 8th-7th century BC

A rare small bronze phoenix-form ewer, China, Late Western-Early Eastern Zhou Dynasty, 8th-7th century BC. Estimate $60,000 - $80,000. Price Realized $665,000 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vessel cast as a seated phoenix with curved spout projecting from the breast, the wings upswept on either side to flank the cover surmounted by a small phoenix, its pierced tail attached to a small loop behind the loop handle surmounted by a dragon head which extends down to the tail - 6 in. (15.2 cm.) wide ... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2015

A superb gilt-bronze figure of a seated bear, China, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8)

Lot 1. A superb gilt-bronze figure of a seated bear, China, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8);  3 in. (7.6 cm.) high. Estimate $200,000 – $300,000. Price realised USD 2,853,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The seated figure shown scratching its right ear, with head lowered and mouth open to show the tongue lolling to one side, the fleshy body finely incised with wavy lines suggesting fur, and with finer, more closely arranged lines defining the brows, ruff and edges of the forelegs and small tail ... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2015

A Jizhou cut-glaze and resist-decorated paper-cut pear-shaped vase, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

A Jizhou cut-glaze and resist-decorated paper-cut pear-shaped vase, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Estimate $40,000 – $60,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The body is decorated on two sides with blossoming plum branches, the stems cut through the brown glaze and the flowers executed in resist technique with details painted in brown slip and covered with a clear glaze, all against a dark brown glaze that continues over the lipped rim into the interior of the neck. 7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm.) high, box ... [Lire la suite]

01 mars 2015

A bronze ritual wine vessel (gu), Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

A bronze ritual wine vessel (gu), Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of slender form with a wide flaring trumpet mouth and tall spreading foot, cast around the central bulb with confronting kui dragons forming taotie masks centered on vertical flanges, a pictogram on interior of foot, the greenish-gray patina with malachite encrustation. Height 8 in., 20.3 cm Provenance: A private New York collection formed... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2015

A bronze ritual wine vessel (jue), Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

A bronze ritual wine vessel (jue), Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of a deep U-shape, supported on three splayed blade-form legs, the body cast with a pair of taotie masks against a leiwen ground, the spout flanked by a pair of capped finials, the side set with a loop handle over a single pictograph reading min, the surface with patches of malachite and ferrous encrustation. Height 7 3/4  in.,... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2015

The Quan Zu Xin Zu Gui Ding: An important inscribed bronze tripod, Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

The Quan Zu Xin Zu Gui Ding: An important inscribed bronze tripod, Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC. Estimate 450,000 — 650,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the deep round body supported on three cylindrical legs, the lipped rim raised with two upright large loop handles, a band below the rim filled with six serpents interspersed with whorl-roundels in relief, the central body with three large taotie motifs, with bulging eyes, intersected by flanges, all against a... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2015

Three bronze mirrors with inscriptions, Han dynasty

Three bronze mirrors with inscriptions, Han dynasty. Estimation 2,000 — 3,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. thinly cast, each with clouds, stylized dragons and geometric designs, the inscriptions all in zhuanshu seal-script - Diameter of largest 4 3/8  in., 11.1 cm Provenance: Collection of Mackenzie Gordon, Jr., Washington D.C. Notes: Inscriptions: (1) May you attain one of the Three Orders of Dukedom. (2) You Sir, possess the qualifications for high official post. (3) Continue... [Lire la suite]
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