06 août 2017

A rare bronze tuning key, qin zhen yao, Warring States Period, 3rd century BC 

Lot 1529. A rare bronze tuning key, qin zhen yao, Warring States Period, 3rd century BC, 2 5/8 in. (6.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 15,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Cast at the top with a seated mythical beast grasping in its front claws two snakes which encircle the faceted shaft, with allover milky green patina, wood stand. Provenance: Count Antoine Seilern (1901-1978) Collection, England.Wolfgang Burchard, London, prior to 1982.Christie's, London, 17... [Lire la suite]

06 août 2017

A finely cast bronze bell, bo zhong, Warring States Period, 5th century BC 

Lot 1528. A finely cast bronze bell, bo zhong, Warring States Period, 5th century BC, 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 125,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 194,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Of lenticular form, each side with a plain central panel flanked by alternating rows of coiled serpent bosses and interlaced dragon scroll, all within raised borders, the dragon scroll repeated in a shaped configuration below and again on the flat top below the handle formed by two confronted... [Lire la suite]
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06 août 2017

A small silver garment-hook, Warring States Period

Lot 29. A small silver garment-hook, Warring States Period (475-221 BC), 6.3cm., 2 1/2 in. Estimate 1,500 — 2,000 GBP. Lot sold 1,875 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's cast in the form of an animal head, flanked by larged horns or ears, the shaft issuing from the nose and terminating in a dragon's head. Weight 11g. Exhibited: Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1954-55, cat. no. 81. Literature: Gyllensvärd, Stockholm, 1953, pl. 81. Ulricehamn, Ulricehamn, 1999, pl. 84. Sotheby's. Masterpieces... [Lire la suite]
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06 août 2017

A silver garment-hook, Warring States Period

Lot 28. A silver garment-hook, Warring States Period (475-221 BC), 6.3cm., 2 1/2 in. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's the body cast in the form of a stylised animal head with large horns and ears, finely engraved with scrolls, the slender curved shaft terminating in a bird's head hook. Weight 22.5g. Exhibited: Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1954-55, cat. no. 80. Literature: Gyllensvärd, Stockholm, 1953, pl. 80. Ulricehamn, Ulricehamn, 1999,... [Lire la suite]
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06 août 2017

An unusual silver finial, Warring States Period

Lot 26. An unusual silver finial, Warring States Period (475-221 BC), 7.6cm., 3in. Estimate 1,000 — 1,500 GBP. Lot sold 1,250 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's heavily cast with an octagonal tubular base surmounted by a bulbous mid-section before gently tapering into a flat closed end, two holes on opposite sides for attachment. Weight 104.5g. Exhibited: Chinese Gold and Silver in the Carl Kempe Collection, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1954-55, cat. no. 84. Literature: Bo... [Lire la suite]
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06 août 2017

A silver garment-hook, Warring States Period

Lot 25. A silver garment-hook, Warring States Period (475-221 BC), 9.8cm., 3 7/8 in. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's of slender curved form tapering to a small hook superbly cast in the shape of a bird's head, the body decorated with an engraved design of volutes and triangles. Weight 27.5g. Exhibited: Chinese Gold and Silver in the Carl Kempe Collection, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1954-55, cat. no. 79. Literature: Bo... [Lire la suite]
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06 août 2017

A silver garment-hook, Warring States Period

Lot 24. A silver garment-hook, Warring States Period (475-221 BC), 12.6cm., 5in. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,250 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's the curved, semi-circular shaft ending in a dragon's head hook and decorated with an overall design of finely chased and engraved volutes and triangles alternating with bands and scales with ring-punched details. Weight 128gr. Exhibited: Chinese Gold and Silver in the Carl Kempe Collection, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1954-55, cat.... [Lire la suite]
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06 août 2017

A parcel-gilt silver garment-hook, Warring States Period

Lot 23. A parcel-gilt silver garment-hook, Warring States Period (475-221 BC), 16.7cm., 6 5/8 in. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 GBP. Lot sold 8,125 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's the wide, gently curved body ending in a simple hook and cast with an openwork design of a pair of confronting birds surrounded by interlocking scrolls, surmounted by the head of a stylised beast. Weight 119.5g. Exhibited: Chinese Gold and Silver in the Carl Kempe Collection, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1954-55,... [Lire la suite]
06 août 2017

A fine gold garment-hook, Warring States Period

Lot 21. A fine gold garment-hook, Warring States Period (475-221 BC), 3.4cm., 1 3/8 in. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 42,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's elegantly cast in a curved 'S' profile and surmounted by a goose head hook with an elongated beak, the long slender neck gracefully tapering into a wide and slightly domed body, a round button set on the back for attachment . Weight 34g. Exhibited: Chinese Gold and Silver in the Carl Kempe Collection, Smithsonian... [Lire la suite]
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06 août 2017

A silver plaque, Warring States Period

Lot 17. A silver plaque, Warring States Period (475-221 BC), 6.2cm., 2 3/8 in. Estimate 1,500 — 2,000 GBP. Lot sold 4,375 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's cast in a circular shape with a slightly convex surface and decorated with an elaborate design of interlaced T- and C-scrolls, the wide lines finely engraved, the reverse with a loop for attachment. Weight 45g. Exhibited: Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1954-55, cat. no. 77. Literature: Gyllensvärd, 1953, pl. 77.Ulricehamn, 1999, pl.... [Lire la suite]
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