11 juin 2021

A gold filigree gemstone-mounted double-gourd hairpin, 18th-19th century

Lot 6. A gold filigree gemstone-mounted double-gourd hairpin, 18th-19th century; 12.5cm (4 7/8in) long. Sold for HK$ 63,750 (€ 6,775). © Bonhams. The gemstone-embellished terminal formed as a delicately worked double-gourd bordered with two layers of dense ruyi-cloud-scroll filigree, all secured to the tapering shaft finely detailed as a tree trunk extended to a repousse cloud, a filigree ruyi-head and a leaf enclosing a blue gemstone, box. Note: Gold filigree hairpins inset with gemstones such as the present lot was known as zan,... [Lire la suite]

11 juin 2021

A fine yellow-glazed saucer-dish, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period

Lot 67. A fine yellow-glazed saucer-dish, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period; 22.2cm (8in) diam. Sold for HK$ 565,000 (€ 59,715). © Bonhams. The shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot, luxuriously covered in a rich egg-yolk-yellow glaze, the base with a six-character kaishu mark in underglaze-blue within a double circle, box. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 11 May 2011, lot 215 A distinguished Asian private collection. Note : Compare two closely related yellow-glazed dishes, Jiajing marks and... [Lire la suite]
11 juin 2021

A fine yellow-glazed saucer-dish, Hongzhi six-character mark and of the period

  Lot 66. A fine yellow-glazed saucer-dish, Hongzhi six-character mark and of the period; 21.3cm (8 1/4) diam. Sold for HK$ 577,500 (€ 61,036). © Bonhams inely potted, the rounded sides raising from a short tapering foot, covered in an even rich egg-yolk yellow glaze, the base with the six-character kaishu mark in underglaze-blue within a double circle, box. Provenance: A distinguished Asian private collection. Note : Compare an identical yellow-glazed dish, Hongzhi six-character mark and of the period, in the Qing... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2021

A rare Dingyao spitoon, zhadou, Northern Song Dynasty

Lot 65. A rare Dingyao spitoon, zhadou, Northern Song Dynasty; 22cm (8 5/8in) diam. Sold for HK$ 477,500 (€ 50,467). © Bonhams. Thinly potted with a compressed globular body incised around the exterior with stylised peony petals, the waisted neck surmounted by a wide flared mouth carved with further floral motifs, covered overall in a creamy-white glaze of ivory tone. Provenance: Berwald Oriental Art, LondonProfessor Conrad Harris, UK, acquired from the above on 30 April 2002. Note: Conrad Harris became interested in Chinese... [Lire la suite]
11 juin 2021

Dancer Figurine, Western Han period (206 BC–9 AD), 2nd century BC

Dancer Figurine, Western Han period (206 BC–9 AD), 2nd century BC. Earthenware. Unearthed from the Tomb of the King of Chu, Tuolan Mountain, Xuzhou, Jiangsu. © Xuzhou Museum With her dramatic posture and outstretched arms, the bold design of this figurine captures a dynamic and graceful moment of the “flying swallow” dance. Possibly belonging to the third king of the Chu kingdom, the Tuolan Mountain tomb housed an ensemble of these dancing figurines, allowing us to imagine the spectacle of courtly entertainment.
11 juin 2021

A pair of gold phoenix hairpins, fengchai, Liao Dynasty

Lot 2. A pair of gold phoenix hairpins, fengchai, Liao Dynasty; 13.3cm (5 1/4in) long. Sold for HK$ 31,875 (€ 3,368). © Bonhams Each bird with uplifted wings and long tail plumage, standing on a flower-head platform issuing from a curving stem splitting into two prongs through a rolled leaf with indented detail. Note: Some decorative designs on gold jewellery during the Song and Yuan dynasties were inspired by known paintings or embroidery work; see related discussion by Z.S.Yang, Shehuazhise: Song Yuan Ming jinyinqi yanjiu (The... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2021

A rare gold repoussé 'phoenix' panel, Liao Dynasty

Lot 1. A rare gold repoussé 'phoenix' panel, Liao Dynasty; 32.5cm (12 3/4in) wide. Sold for HK$ 377,500 (€ 39,898). © Bonhams The foliate panel decorated at one side in repoussé with two confronted phoenixes amidst floral sprays on a finely-ring-punched ground, all within a scroll border and ruyi band, the reverse of the panel pinned onto a later wood board. Note: The form and the decorative motifs of this very rare gold panel seem to be closely related the gold and silver wares of the nomadic Khitan Empire. Compare a closely... [Lire la suite]
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10 juin 2021

A rare and important polychrome wood seated figure of Guanyin, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 17. A rare and important polychrome wood seated figure of Guanyin, Jin dynasty (1115-1234). Hauteur: 82 cm. (32 ¼ in.). Estimate EUR 100,000 - EUR 150,000. Price realised EUR 2,900,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. Il est présenté assis en vajrasana. Sa main droite est levée et la main gauche manquante. Sa robe est nouée autour de la taille, son torse nu est paré de bijoux élaborés. Son visage est empreint d'une expression sereine et encadré de longs lobes d'oreilles autour... [Lire la suite]
09 juin 2021

A rare turquoise gilt-bronze belt hook, Warring States-Han Dynasty

. Lot 547. A rare turquoise gilt-bronze belt hook, Warring States-Han Dynasty; 21cm (8 1/4in) long. Sold for £ 19,000 (€ 22,079). © Bonhams.  Cast with a central writhing chilong, terminating at each end with a mythical-beast head, the reverse with a round knob, finely inlaid with turquoise stones, box.Note: See a related turquoise-inlaid gilt bronze belt hook, Eastern Zhou dynasty, J.Rawson and E.Bunker, Ancient Chinese and Ordos Bronzes, Hong Kong, 1990, no.132. Bonhams. Roger Keverne Ltd Moving On (Part II),... [Lire la suite]
09 juin 2021

A rare archaic bronze tripod ritual food vessel and cover, ding, Middle Western Zhou Dynasty

Lot 437. A rare archaic bronze tripod ritual food vessel and cover, ding, Middle Western Zhou Dynasty; 27.1cm (10 1/4in) high. Sold for £ 31,500 (€ 36,585). © Bonhams The sides cast with a band of interlocking stylised dragons, a pair of upright loop handles set just below the rim, supported on three tall curling legs, the flat cover cast with a loop finial and surrounded by three evenly-spaced L-shaped finials, Japanese wood box. Provenance: a Japanese private collection, acquired before the 1960s The Masaki Museum of... [Lire la suite]