18 septembre 2021

A stone axe, Neolithic period

Lot 45. A stone axe, Neolithic period. Length 5½ in., 14.1 cm. Estimate: 8,000 - 10,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 of circular form pierced with a central aperture, densely carved to both sides with spiral patterns enclosed within line borders, the stone a deep hunter-green streaked with russet and areas of calcification. Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York, February 1997. Collection of Jacob and Mary Stein. Christie's New York, 20th-21st March 2014, lot 2005. ... [Lire la suite]

18 septembre 2021

A dark green jade bi disc, Late Warring States period-Western Han dynasty

Lot 44. A dark green jade bi disc, Late Warring States period-Western Han dynasty. Diameter 6½ in., 16.5 cm. Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 of circular form pierced with a central aperture, densely carved to both sides with spiral patterns enclosed within line borders, the stone a deep hunter-green streaked with russet and areas of calcification. Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York, April 1993. Collection of Jacob and Mary Stein. Christie's New York,... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2021

A turquoise-inlaid gilt-bronze 'bear' fitting, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 43. A turquoise-inlaid gilt-bronze 'bear' fitting, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). Height 4½ in., 11.43 cm. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 well cast as a hollow conical socket issuing from a ferocious bovine mask with bulging eyes and a broad flattened nose, flanked by flaring ears, all below tall curved horns cast with intaglio coil details, the conical socket with further intaglio motifs and pierced with two apertures, the bronze with a reddish-brown patina with malachite... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2021

Asia Week New York heads into the autumn season with gallery exhibitions and auctions

  NEW YORK, NY.- Whether it’s a contemporary ceramic vessel created by a National Treasure from Japan, an ink drawing by a young emerging artist from China or an ancient tribal mask from Borneo, Asia Week New York never disappoints with its amazing bounty of Eastern treasures. Starting September 17th through October 1st, 23 international galleries will present their exhibitions online at www.asiaweekny.com or in their New York galleries (by appointment or check for hours) with six auction houses–Bonhams,... [Lire la suite]
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17 septembre 2021

An olive-Green and calcified Jade Praying Mantis pendant, Shang dynasty or later

Lot 137. An olive-Green and calcified Jade Praying Mantis pendant, Shang dynasty or later; 2 7/8in (7cm) long. Estimate US$ 15,000 - 20,000 (€ 13,000 - 17,000). Sold for US$ 15,300 (€ 13,064). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The stylized mantis shown with conical body neatly delineated with ridged scrolls forming the wings and simple channels to highlight the two large forelegs, a short neck and simply formed head with large relief eyes, one side almost entirely calcified, pierced through the forelegs for... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2021

A Rare Pair of Chinese painted wood Figures, Warring States-Western Han Period

Lot 146. A Rare Pair of Chinese painted wood Figures, Warring States-Western Han Period; 16 3/4in (42.6cm) and 17 1/2in (44.4cm) high. Estimate US$ 15,000 - 20,000 (€ 13,000 - 17,000). Sold for US$ 14,025 (€ 11,975). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Each carved slender figure standing in high-collared robes over inner garments, gently falling over sloping shoulders into heavily gathered sleeves over clasped hands to the front and flaring over narrow legs exposing small shoes, the garments painted... [Lire la suite]

17 septembre 2021

An elegant semi-translucent olive-green nephrite jade Disc, bi, Western Han dynasty (202 BC–9 AD)

Lot 145. An elegant semi-translucent olive-green nephrite jade Disc, bi, Western Han dynasty (202 BC–9 AD); 9 1/8in (23.1cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 15,000 - 20,000 (€ 13,000 - 17,000). Sold for US$ 15,300 (€ 13,064). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Finely carved on both sides with an inner band of facetted bosses in a network of regular narrow grooves under a wide band of four taotie masks with long horns and and interlocking snake-like bodies, the two friezes separated by a narrow twisted rope band... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2021

A spinach jade Mughal-style chrysanthemum bowl, Late Qianlong-Jiaqing period, 1780-1820

Lot 173. A spinach jade Mughal-style chrysanthemum bowl, Late Qianlong-Jiaqing period, 1780-1820; 6 7/8in (17cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 15,000 - 20,000 (€ 13,000 - 17,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2021 Thinly carved as a chrysanthemum blossom with three bands of narrow petals radiating from a stylized seed pod at the center well, supported on a flaring petal-form foot, the translucent green stone with pale green streaks and black inclusions. Provenance: Roger Keverne Ltd., November 28, 2001. Note:... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2021

A rare two-sided Mother-of-Pearl-Inlaid Black Lacquer 'Palace under moonlight' Rectangular Box and Cover Yuan-Early Ming dynasty

Lot 193. A rare two-sided Mother-of-Pearl-Inlaid Black Lacquer 'Palace under moonlight' Rectangular Box and Cover, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 16in (40.6cm) long; 9 7/8in (25.2cm) wide; 3 3/8in (8.6cm) deep, wood box. Estimate US$ 15,000 - 20,000 (€ 13,000 - 17,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2021 The two-part box and cover delicately decorated to the cover with an extensive palace scene with large storied buildings with balustrades, pathways and gardens dotted with many figures,... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2021

A cloisonné enamel tripod censer, li, Ming Dynasty, First half of the 16th century

Lot 175. A cloisonné enamel tripod censer, li, Ming Dynasty, First half of the 16th century; 4 1/2 x 4 1/2in (11.4 x 11.4cm). Estimate US$ 15,000 - 20,000 (€ 13,000 - 17,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Decorated with clusters of deep purple grapes on a scrolling vines with deep green leaves and blue florets on a white ground. Provenance: Roger Keverne Ltd., London, 28 June 1999 Note: For two similarly decorated cloisonné censers, li, with grape vine decoration, one with a white ground, see... [Lire la suite]