24 février 2019

A rare Ge-type ovoid vase, Yongzheng seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 479. A rare Ge-type ovoid vase, Yongzheng seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735); 9 7/8 in. (25.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 90,000. Price Realized: USD 86,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008. The ovoid body raised on a spreading foot and molded with three pairs of double bow-string bands, the two upper pairs interrupted by a pair of molded dragon mask and ring handles on either side, covered overall and on the base with a greenish-grey crackled glaze, the foot rim... [Lire la suite]

24 février 2019

An unusual silver and copper-inlaid bronze wine vessel, hu, Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC

Lot 365. An unusual silver and copper-inlaid bronze wine vessel, hu, Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC; 13 5/8 in. (34.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price Realized: USD 92,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008. Of flask form, the rounded faceted body raised on a shallow pedestal foot and decorated on the sides with two registers of recessed panels cast in low relief with interlaced scrolls surrounded by a plain silver ground within 'cord' borders, the shoulder with a pair of mask... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2019

A bronze ritual pouring vessel, yi, Western Zhou dynasty, 9th-8th century BC

Lot 364. A bronze ritual pouring vessel, yi, Western Zhou dynasty, 9th-8th century BC; 13 in. (33 cm.) long. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized: USD 116,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008. Raised on four flat legs ending in claws, the forelegs cast at the top with dragon masks while the back forelegs are cast at the top as haunches, as if the four legs together represent a complete animal, the side horizontally ribbed below a band of scales flat-cast below the rim, with a loop handle formed by... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2019

A huanghuali round-corner tapered kang cabinet, yuanjiao kanggui, 17th-18th century

Lot 159. A huanghuali round-corner tapered kang cabinet, yuanjiao kanggui, 17th-18th century;32 in. (81.3 cm.) high, 22 7/8 in. (58.1 cm.) wide, 14 in. (35.6 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 90,000. Price Realized: USD 116,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008. The protruding round-corner top supported on slightly splayed corner posts of round section, enclosing the rectangular single-panel doors opening from the removable center stile to reveal the shelved interior, all above plain narrow aprons and apron-head... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2019

A famille rose-decorated lime-green graviata-ground rectangular box and cover, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the perio

Lot 259. A famille rose-decorated lime-green graviata-ground rectangular box and cover, Qianlong six-character seal mark in iron red in a line and of the period (1736-1795);5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) long. Estimate: USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 278,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008. With indented corners, the slightly domed cover decorated in the center with a panel enclosing two female immortals and a deer standing in a landscape surrounded by a narrow raised border and an outer field of... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2019

Behind-the-scenes with the Penn Museum's renowned Egyptian collection

Shabti of the Lady Maya. Painted wooden shabti (a funerary figurine) comes from the site of Deir El-Medina and dates to the 19th dynasty, circa 1292-1190 BCE. Photo: Dorling Kindersley/Penn Museum. PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Ancient Egypt: From Discovery to Display provides visitors a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to walk in the shoes of an archaeologist. Explore the journey artifacts take on their way to museum display, from excavation to conservation to storage and research. More than 200 fascinating objects, many of which... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2019

A bronze dagger, ge, Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 353. A bronze dagger, ge, Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 12 in. (30.4 cm.) long. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price Realized USD 5,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The hilt cast as a stylized bird in profile, with clawed foot, upturned tail, hooked beak and crest ending in an animal head, the blade with median ridge extending the entire length, with greenish-grey patina and patches of malachite, cuprite and azurite encrustation. Property from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs.... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2019

A well-cast bronze ritual wine vessel, jue, Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC 

Lot 352. A well-cast bronze ritual wine vessel, jue, Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price Realized USD 32,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The deep U-shaped body raised on three blade supports and crisply cast in thread relief with two taotie masks reserved on a leiwen band, one confronted on a shallow flange, the other on the C-shaped handle, the rim rising to a peak opposite the long spout... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2019

A bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC

Lot 351. A bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC; 10 5/8 in. (27.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price Realized USD 32,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The flared trumpet-shaped neck with four upright blades flat cast with inverted and elongated taotie masks above a narrow scroll band, the middle section with two taotiemasks divided and separated by notched flanges repeated on the spreading foot between four dragons with large... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2019

A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou dynasty,10th century BC

Lot 349. A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou dynasty,10th century BC; 9 5/8 in. (24.3 cm.) across handles. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000. Price Realized USD 22,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The swelling body cast below the everted rim with a band of kui dragons in profile with clawed feet and scrolled tails reserved on a leiwen ground confronted on a small animal mask in relief on two sides, with a band of similar dragons on the tall, flared... [Lire la suite]
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