12 novembre 2018

An archaic bronze sword, Jian, Eastern Zhou Dynasty (770-256 BCE)

Lot 795. An archaic bronze sword, Jian, Eastern Zhou Dynasty (770-256 BCE); 47cm (16in) long. Estimate £1,500 - 2,000. Sold for £ 2,125 (€ 2,426). © Bonhams The long pointed blade with bevelled edges and a long median ridge, one side with an inscription, the handle ending in a flattened concave pommel, with olive-green patina and malachite encrustations, fitted box.   Provenance: The Mengdiexuan Collection. Bonhams. Asian Art, 6 Nov 2018, LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE ... [Lire la suite]
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12 novembre 2018

A set of five archaic bronze 'Taotie mask' ring handles, pushou, Eastern Zhou Dynasty (770-256 BCE)

Lot 799. A set of five archaic bronze 'Taotie mask' ring handles, pushou, Eastern Zhou Dynasty (770-256 BCE). Each 12.7cm (5in) long. Estimate £1,500 - 2,000. Sold for £ 3,500 (€ 3,997). © Bonhams Each well cast in the form of a taotie mask with bulging eyes, the masks' elongated beak curled at the end forming a hollow ring, suspending a thick circular ring handle, box.   Provenance: The Mengdiexuan Collection. Note: Compare a related pair of bronze mask and ring handles, Han... [Lire la suite]
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12 novembre 2018

Two archaic bronze fittings, Western Zhou Dynasty (c. 1046 – 771 BC)

Lot 783. Two archaic bronze fittings, Western Zhou Dynasty (c. 1046 – 771 BC). The taotie 7.5cm (3in) wide. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000. Sold for £ 2,250 (€ 2,569). © Bonhams Comprising: an archaic bronze taotie mask fitting; and an archaic bronze horned beast head fitting.   Provenance: Property from a European private collection. Bonhams. Asian Art, 6 Nov 2018, LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
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12 novembre 2018

Ten bronze mirrors, Sui-Tang to Ming Dynasty

Lot 798. Ten bronze mirrors, Sui-Tang to Ming Dynasty. Estimate £500 - 800. Sold for £ 1,625 (€ 1,855). © Bonhams Including a bronze Lanca-script mirror, Ming dynasty, 8.9cm (3 1/2in) diam.; a small bronze foliate-rim mirror, Sui/Tang dynasty, 4.8cm (1 7/8in) diam; a bronze 'twin-dragon' mirror, signed Xue Hui Gong from Huzhou, Ming dynasty, 11.2cm (4 3/8in) diam.; a bronze 'boys and bird' mirror, Yuan dynasty, 10.4cm (4 1/8in) diam.; a bronze lotus lappet shaped mirror, Song... [Lire la suite]
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12 novembre 2018

Three archaic bronze mirrors, Warring States period, Western Han dynasty and Han dynasty or later

Lot 797. Three archaic bronze mirrors, Warring States period, Western Han dynasty and Han dynasty or later. Estimate £ 1,000 - 1,500. Sold for £ 1,250 (€ 1,427). © Bonhams The first cast with four shan ideographs representing the four sacred peaks, Warring States period, fitted box, 16.2cm (6 3/8in) diam.; the second with a large bronze 'star-motif', Western Han dynasty, fitted box, 19cm (7 1/2in) diam; and the third 'bosses and character' mirror, Han dynasty or later, box, 18.5cm (7... [Lire la suite]
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12 novembre 2018

A very large Sichuan pottery figure of a farmer, Eastern Han Dynasty (25 AD - 220 AD)

Lot 536. A very large Sichuan pottery figure of a farmer, Eastern Han Dynasty (25 AD - 220 AD); 110.5cm (43 2/8in) high. Estimate £ 1,000 - 1,500 (€ 1,250 (€ 1,427). © Bonhams The standing figure wearing rope-tied sandals and a tight tunic over a shorter garment secured by a belt suspending a short knife and a long sword, holding a spade and a handleless shovel, the face with serene expression below a small squared cap.   Provenance: An Italian private collection. Note: Agriculture was... [Lire la suite]
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12 novembre 2018

Three grey pottery vessels, Shang Dynasty to Warring States (c.1600-221 BC)

Lot 538. Three grey pottery vessels, Shang Dynasty to Warring States (c.1600-221 BC). The largest 17cm (6.3/4in) wide. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000. Sold for £ 2,500 (€ 2,871). © Bonhams. Comprising: a tripod pouring vessel with loop handle to one side; a footed bowl with cross hatch pattern band and twin lug handles; and a globular jar with impressed fabric design.  Provenance: Acquired from T.Y.King, 21 December 1938 and Kwank Collection of Francesco Maria, Marchese Taliani de Marchio (1887 -... [Lire la suite]
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12 novembre 2018

A green-glaze tripod vessel with cover, ding, Western Han dynasty (206 BC - 24 AD)

Lot 32. A green-glaze tripod vessel with cover, ding, Western Han dynasty (206 BC - 24 AD); 25.5cm wide. Estimate AU$ 400 - 600 (€ 260 - 380). © Bonhams. Provenance: The Larry Lucas Collection. Mr Larry Lucas, a British-born businessman, started collecting Asian Art as a university student in the late 1960s in Cambridge. As the co-founder of the Asian Art Institute of Australia, Larry has organised various exhibitions and lectures since 2008, providing platforms for collectors, artists,... [Lire la suite]
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12 novembre 2018

A stoneware cocoon jar, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 34. A stoneware cocoon jar, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); 23.4cm high. Estimate AU$ 500 - 800 (€ 320 - 510). © Bonhams. Provenance: The Larry Lucas Collection. Mr Larry Lucas, a British-born businessman, started collecting Asian Art as a university student in the late 1960s in Cambridge. As the co-founder of the Asian Art Institute of Australia, Larry has organised various exhibitions and lectures since 2008, providing platforms for collectors, artists, researchers and scholars, and promoting... [Lire la suite]
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12 novembre 2018

Two neolithic stoneware jars, Majiayao culture, mid 3rd millennium BCE

Lot 35. Two neolithic stoneware jars, Majiayao culture, mid 3rd millennium BCE; 22.5cm high, 9.3cm high. Estimate AU$ 400 - 600 (€ 260 - 380). © Bonhams. Provenance: The Larry Lucas Collection. Mr Larry Lucas, a British-born businessman, started collecting Asian Art as a university student in the late 1960s in Cambridge. As the co-founder of the Asian Art Institute of Australia, Larry has organised various exhibitions and lectures since 2008, providing platforms for collectors, artists,... [Lire la suite]
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