03 juin 2018

A bronze 'lion' censer and cover, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 2910. A bronze 'lion' censer and cover, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 14 7/8 in. (38 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000. Price realised HKD 1,250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The censer is cast in the form of a lotus bloom raised on beaded stem on five slender foliate cabriole legs. The cover is surmounted by a lion with its jaws agape and seated on its haunches, with its raised right paw placed on a ball.   Note: In China, the earliest record in... [Lire la suite]

25 avril 2018

A Ding-type 'Lion' censer and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 66. A Ding-type 'Lion' censer and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279); 17.8 cm, 7  in. Estimate 25,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot Sold 52,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018.  the rounded body carved with lotus petals, supported on a domed hexagonal plinth surmounted with lappets, the cover in the form of a crouching lion with its head slightly raised and its mouth agape. Quantité: 2. Provenance: Christie’s London, 13th November 2001, lot 17B. Note: Robustly potted and intricately... [Lire la suite]