10 février 2019

A burnished black pottery jar and cover, hu, Warring States Period-Early Western Han Dynasty, 3rd-2nd century BC

Lot 702. A burnished black pottery jar and cover, hu, Warring States Period-Early Western Han Dynasty,3rd-2nd century BC; 12¾ in. (32.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 75,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The jar and cover have a burnished black exterior. The body of the jar is encircled by three double-grooved bands -- one mid-body, the other two forming the borders of a wide matte band decorated with burnished vertical zigzags on the... [Lire la suite]

14 août 2018

Jade bi disc with ‘rice-grain’ pattern, China, late Warring States period to early Western Han dynasty, 3rd-2nd century BC

Jade bi disc with ‘rice-grain’ pattern, China, late Warring States period to early Western Han dynasty, 3rd-2nd century BC. Diameter: 5 3⁄4 inches, 17 cm. Thickness: 1⁄8 inches, 0.4 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art A jade bi disc of circular form with a round aperture cut in the centre. Around the inner and outer edges of the disc are two plain, raised bands. On both sides, the surface of the jade is worked with a symmetrical pattern of repeating raised dots, usually referred to as ‘rice-grain’ pattern. The original... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2017

A silvery bronze circular mirror, Mid Western Han dynasty, 3rd-2nd century BC

Lot 1415. A silvery bronze circular mirror, Mid Western Han dynasty, 3rd-2nd century BC. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 9,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012. The triple-fluted loop encircled by a concave band and a band of stylized dragon scroll cast in low relief against a ground of tight cloud scrolls, all within a band of linked arcs; 5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) diam., 1/8 in. (.4 cm.) thick, box - 225g  Provenance: Robert H. Ellsworth Collection, New York,... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2017

A silvery bronze circular 'Dragon' mirror, Mid Western Han dynasty, 3rd-2nd century BC

Lot 1414. A silvery bronze circular 'Dragon' mirror, Mid Western Han dynasty, 3rd-2nd century BC. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 9,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012. The ribbed loop encircled by a rope-twist border and an inscription, the main field flat-cast with three highly stylized scrolling dragons with interlinked lozenge-shaped tails reserved on a ground of cloud whorls, all within a flat border of linked arcs reserved on a patterned ground - 6 7/8 in. (17.5... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2016

Two bronze garment hooks, daigou, 3rd-2nd century BC and Han Dynasty

Lot 8030, Two bronze garment hooks, daigou, 3rd-2nd century BC and Han Dynasty. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 9,000 (€5,500 - 8,200). Photo: Bonhams. The first, an Ordos/Northern Chinese bronze belt hook, 3rd/2nd century BC, cast as a galloping horse supporting a monkey and a frog, the second, Han dynasty, cast as a rhinoceros, each with terminals in the form of dragon heads, each with circular buttons to the reverse for fastening, both covered all over in green encrustation. 5 3/8in (13.5cm) length of the longest ... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2015

A very rare gold winged cup, China, Western Han dynasty, 3rd-2nd century BC

Lot 708. A very rare gold winged cup, China, Western Han dynasty, 3rd-2nd century BC;  4 ¾ in. (12 cm.) long, box - 252 g. Estimate $150,000 - $250,000. Price Realized $725,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The deep oval cup raised on a flat foot of conforming outline, with a pair of everted flange handles of shaped outline flaring slightly upward from the rim and engraved on top with angular scrolls reserved on a ground of fine parallel lines. Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2013

Antique Gold jewelry from BADER ANCIENT ART

A pair of Gold and Glass ear Pendants. Gold and glass. Hellenistic, 3rd - 1st Century BC. L. 3.1 cm. © 2013 BADER ANCIENT ART Photo ©CLAUDIO BADER These delicate and wearable ear pendants consist of a gold shield disc that is centered with a rosette. The shield’s border is adorned with fine beaded wire. Below a gold wire pendant holds a green glass pearl. Both are intact and remain in an excellent state of preservation. Price CHF 3,800.00Provenance: Private collection Switzerland. Previously American private collection 1990’s.... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2012

A silvery bronze circular dragon mirror with inscription. Mid Western Han dynasty, 3rd-2nd century BC

A silvery bronze circular dragon mirror with inscription. Mid Western Han dynasty,  3rd-2nd century BC. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The ribbed loop encircled by a rope-twist border and an inscription, the main field flat-cast with three highly stylized scrolling dragons with interlinked lozenge-shaped tails reserved on a ground of cloud whorls, all within a flat border of linked arcs reserved on a patterned ground;  6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) diam., 1/8 in. (.4 cm.) thick, box  - 640.4g... [Lire la suite]