20 septembre 2012

A pair of famille-rose 'deer' winecups. Yongzheng Marks And Period

A pair of famille-rose 'deer' winecups. Yongzheng Marks And Period. Photo Sotheby's each thinly potted, enameled on the exterior with two deer, one with recumbent white-spotted brown deer and yellow deer, the other with standing white-spotted brown deer and recumbent aubergine deer, with scattered sprigs of lingzhi and ruby-colored bats above, each with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle (2). Diameter 2 3/8 in., 6.2 cm. Estimation: 40,000 - 60,000 USD.... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2009

A gilt-bronze and tiger-cowrie-shell 'deer' mat weight. Western Han Dynasty

A gilt-bronze and tiger-cowrie-shell 'deer' mat weight. Western Han Dynasty The recumbent deer finely cast with his head slightly raised, and legs folded along the edges of the flat base, the body hollow-cast to enclose a large russet-marked cowrie shell, the gilt of a rich tone. 10.6cm (4¼in) long..Sold for £6,000 Provenance: Lord CacciaJohn Sparks Ltd.An English private collectionNote: Mat weights, such as the present example, are believed to have been made in sets of four, which were filled with lead to give... [Lire la suite]

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