01 avril 2022

An important and very rare inlaid bronze facted jar, fanghu, Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC

Lot 719. An important and very rare inlaid bronze facted jar, fanghu, Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC; 16 3⁄4 in. (43 cm.) high. Price realised 2,760,000 (Estimate USD 400,000 – USD 600,000). © Christie's 2022 The four-sided vessel is set with loose rings suspending loose ring handles on opposite sides, and is decorated on each side with elaborate pictorial scenes arranged in horizontal registers. The flat, raised bronze motifs of the scenes are silhouetted against a sunken... [Lire la suite]

05 septembre 2021

A large yellowish-green jade dragon-form pendant, Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC

Lot 706. A large yellowish-green jade dragon-form pendant, Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC; 13 ¾ in. (34.9 cm.) wide, cloth box. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 60,000. © Christie's 2021 The dragon has a backward-turned head with rolled snout, and the undulating body is carved on both sides in low relief with scrolls within plain borders and pierced with a suspension hole. The stone is of pale yellowish-green tone. Provenance: Private Institution, California, by 1999. Note: This unusually... [Lire la suite]
03 juillet 2021

A rare and large bronze 'six mountain' mirror, Late Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC

Lot 3013. A rare and large bronze 'six mountain' mirror, Late Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC; 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 625,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 The mirror is crisply cast with a ribbed loop surrounded by a circular border and five feathers enclosed within the six-pointed star created by the connected inner edges of the six shan, ‘mountain’, characters, all reserved on a ground of swirl pattern, with... [Lire la suite]
05 novembre 2020

Bronze from a Princely Collection sold at Christie's London, 3 November 2020

  Lot 10. A rare bronze tripod pouring vessel and a cover, Xiaoliuding, Late Western Zhou dynasty, 8th - 7th century B.C.; 4 7/8 in. (12.4cm.) wide across handles. Estimate GBP 250,000 - GBP 350,000. Price realised GBP 325,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The pouring vessel is cast with rounded sides supported by three cabriole legs. The body is decorated in flat relief with frieze scales in two horizontal bands, all below a border of... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2020

A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, hu, Late Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC

Lot 1253. A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, hu, Late Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC; 13¼ in. (33.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 64,900. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Heavily cast, the sides encircled by seven bands of fine abstract curl pattern bordered by narrow indented bands with raised edges, with a pair of taotie mask handles on the shoulder beneath four loose rings and attached to the chain handle which is also attached to the... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2020

A turquoise-inlaid and silver-decorated gilt-bronze openwork garment hook, Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC

Lot 1132. A turquoise-inlaid and silver-decorated gilt-bronze openwork garment hook, Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC; 8 5/8 in. (22 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 21,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Cast in openwork at one end with the head of a dragon or canine, its long ears grasped in the forefeet of a creature with short beak and long ears that stretch back to the turquoise-inlaid, feather-patterned wings of an owl in the center, its foreclaws grasping... [Lire la suite]

09 janvier 2020

The property of a private European collector, by descent from the Reach Family Collection at Christie's NY, 19-20 September 2013

Lot 1498. A gold and turquoise-inlaid bronze garment hook, Late Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC; 8 in. (20.3 cm.) long. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013. The slender, arched garment hook is inlaid in gold sheet and wire with a pattern of elongated angular scrolls against a ground of turquoise chips, and the dragon-head hook is encased in gold sheet inlaid with a small tear drop-shaped turquoise chip, , fitted box. ... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2019

An unusual silver and copper-inlaid bronze wine vessel, hu, Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC

Lot 365. An unusual silver and copper-inlaid bronze wine vessel, hu, Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC; 13 5/8 in. (34.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price Realized: USD 92,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008. Of flask form, the rounded faceted body raised on a shallow pedestal foot and decorated on the sides with two registers of recessed panels cast in low relief with interlaced scrolls surrounded by a plain silver ground within 'cord' borders, the shoulder with a pair of mask... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2019

Three unusual painted grey pottery figures of domestic animals, Warring states-Han dynasty, 4th-3rd century BC

Lot 714. Three unusual painted grey pottery figures of domestic animals, Warring states-Han dynasty, 4th-3rd century BC. Cows 8 in. (20.3 cm.) high, ram 5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 2,500. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014. Comprising two cows and a ram, each is modeled with knife-cut body, the facial features detailed in black, white and red pigment, with further black detailing on the horns and ruff of the ram, and traces of red pigment on the hide of one of the cows.  ... [Lire la suite]
07 janvier 2019

A rare painted lacquer circular box and cover, Late Eastern Zhou dynasty, 4th-3rd century BC

Lot 1212. A rare painted lacquer circular box and cover, Late Eastern Zhou dynasty, 4th-3rd century BC. Box and cover 8 in. (20.3 cm.) across approximately; fragment 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) at widest (2). Estimate $3,000 - USD 5,000. Price Realised $20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The top of the cover finely painted in red on a black ground with three birds with long tail feathers and crests running within red and angular scroll borders, with similar borders on the sides and sides of the box, with... [Lire la suite]