13 janvier 2020

Three miniature silver-decorated bronze floriform mirrors, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1148. Three miniature silver-decorated bronze floriform mirrors, Tang dynasty (618-907); 2 3/8, 2¼ and 2½ in. (6, 5.7 and 6.5 cm.) across. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price Realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 One of hexalobed outline is inlaid with a silver sheet decorated in repoussé with three lions racing amidst a scrolling vine within a narrow border, all picked out in gilding and reserved on a ring-punched ground. One of barbed hexafoil outline is inlaid with a... [Lire la suite]

13 janvier 2020

A bronze 'Lion and grapevine' mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1147. A bronze 'Lion and grapevine' mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907); 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price Realised USD 6,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The back is cast in high relief in the center with a loop in the form of a crouching animal surrounded by six further animals cavorting amidst a grapevine within a raised border and an outer field of various birds and insects amidst further grapevine set below detached clouds at the rim. The bronze has a silvery grey... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2020

Two large bronze mirrors, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1146. Two large bronze mirrors, Tang dynasty (618-907); 9 3/8 and 9¾ in. (24 and 25 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price Realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 One has a flattened knob encircled by a narrow band of stamens and a band of overlapping petals surrounded by a broad, plain field separated from the rounded outer rim by a canted border. The other has a large knob encircled by six mythical beasts racing amidst grapevine below dogtooth borders. The outer field has... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2020

A rare small gold and silver-decorated bronze circular mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1142. A rare small gold and silver-decorated bronze circular mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907); Mirror 2 13/16 in. (7.2 cm.) diam.; fitting 5½ in. (14 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price Realised USD 10,625. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The very thin, slightly concave bronze mirror has a tiny loop in the center of a stylized flower-form applique of gold foil outlined and detailed in thin borders and fine gold granulation. The outer field is silver sheet finely chased with mythical... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2020

A bronze 'Lion and grapevine' mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1142. A bronze 'Lion and grapevine' mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907); 7 in. (17.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price Realised USD 47,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The back is cast in high relief in the center with a crouching animal-form loop surrounded by six animals crawling and leaping amidst fruiting grapevine encircled by a raised border and an outer field filled with birds, and animals racing amidst further grapevine below a band of scrolling tendrils at the rim. The... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2020

Three bronze octafoil mirrors, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1141. Three bronze octafoil mirrors, Tang dynasty (618-907); 4 5/8, 6¼ and 5 1/8 in. (11.7, 15.8 and 13 cm.) across. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price Realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The smallest is cast in relief with four immortals seated astride birds or mythical beasts in flight around the central knob below alternating insects and flower sprigs in the eight bracket lobes of the outer border. The largest is also of bracket-lobed outline and has a tortoise-shaped knob... [Lire la suite]

13 janvier 2020

Two miniature silver-decorated bronze hexagonal mirrors, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1140. Two miniature silver-decorated bronze hexagonal mirrors, Tang dynasty (618-907); 2 1/16 and 2 3/8 in. (5.2 and 6 cm.) across. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price Realised USD 10,625. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 One is of scalloped outline and is inlaid with a silver sheet decorated in repoussé with a crouching animal loop surrounded by two lions alternating with two birds amidst leafy meander reserved on a ring-punched ground below narrow rope-twist and ring-punched borders.... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2020

Anish Kapoor exhibit brings together a selection of new mirror works

Anish Kapoor, Double S-Curve, 2019. Stainless steel, 86 x 576 x 68 1/2 inches (218.4 x 1463 x 174 cm). Photo: Joshua White, Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles. LOS ANGELES, CA.- Regen Projects opened an exhibition by renowned artist Anish Kapoor. Since the 1980s Kapoor’s ambitious practice has continuously expanded the limits of sculptural form by investigating scale, volume, color, and materiality. With this exhibition, the artist’s sixth solo presentation following his gallery debut in 1992,... [Lire la suite]
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12 janvier 2020

A pair of 'dreamstone' marble-inset panels, Qing dynasty

Lot 71. A pair of 'dreamstone' marble-inset panels, Qing dynasty; 15 1/2  by 20 7/8  in., 39.4 by 53 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 12,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. each wood panel inset with nine shaped marble stones, the marble well-figured with variegated gray, brown and green veins depicting mountain ranges shrouded in misty clouds, some with traces of inscriptions in black enamel and red-painted seal impressions, framed (2).  Note: Variegated... [Lire la suite]
12 janvier 2020

A huanghuali brushpot, Qing Dynasty, 18th century

Lot 46. A huanghuali brushpot, Qing Dynasty, 18th century. Height 6 1/2  in., 16.5 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 11,250 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of cylindrical form, the wood a golden-brown tone with attractive graining, the base centered with a circular plug.  Sotheby's. Monochrome, New York, 15 sept. 2015