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]

26 juillet 2017

Mirror with Three Dragons, 3rd century BC, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (771-256 BC), Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Mirror with Three Dragons, 3rd century BC, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (771-256 BC), Warring States period (475-221 BC), bronze, Diameter: w. 16.9 cm (6 5/8 in.); Overall: h. 0.6 cm (3/16 in.); Rim: h. 0.4 cm (1/8 in.). Gift of Drs. Thomas and Martha Carter in Honor of Sherman E. Lee, 1995.280 © The Cleveland Museum of Art.
13 janvier 2017

A large bronze circular 'bird' mirror, late Warring States period, 3rd century BC

Lot 1407. A large bronze circular 'bird' mirror, late Warring States period, 3rd century BC. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 9,375 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012. With triple-fluted loop surrounded by a patterned band repeated in the main field as the ground for three birds with scrolling interlocking bodies and long angular crests extending from the back of their heads, all within the upright rim, with dark silver-grey patina - 9 3/8 in. (23.7 cm.) diam., 5/16 in. (.7 cm.)... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2016

An opaque dark grey and ivory-colored jade huang, Late Warring States Period, 3rd century BC

Lot 918, An opaque dark grey and ivory-colored jade huang, Late Warring States Period, 3rd century BC. Estimate USD 30,000 ~ 50,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Each side of the curved pendant is carved with comma spirals within narrow, raised borders between the dragon heads at each end. A suspension hole below the upper edge is drilled from one side. The well-polished, now opaque stone is of mottled dark grey and ivory color. Together with J.J. Lally & Co., Oriental Art, Chinese... [Lire la suite]
20 décembre 2013

Ringstone. India, 3rd century BC, Mauryan period

Ringstone. India, 3rd century BC, Mauryan period. Photo courtesy John Sudmiak Asian Art. Reddish-brown stone. Diameter: 3.5 inches (9 cm). John Sudmiak Asian Art. Early Indian Art from North of the Vindhyas and Chola Sculpture from the South. C.G. Boerner Gallery, 23 East 73rd Street, New York 10021. T (212) 772 7330 - M +44 791 873 0936 - john@johnsiudmak.com - www.johnsiudmak.com. Asia Week New York. A Celebration of Asian Art. MARCH 14–22, 2014
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29 juillet 2013

Ancient Etruscan Mirror with Female Figure and Engraved Scene, bronze, 3rd century BC.

Ancient Etruscan Mirror with Female Figure and Engraved Scene, bronze, 3rd century BC.  The handle of this mirror is cast as a female figure with bracelets, armband, and necklace. She holds an object in her right hand, her arm is bent, and her outstretched wings curve around the mirror. There is an engraved scene on the reverse of the mirror, depicting a warrior and a woman standing before a building, with a man and woman at the sides.
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