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]
03 juin 2018

A large bronze 'Shan' mirror, Late Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC

Lot 2911. A large bronze 'Shan' mirror, Late Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC; 9 ½ in. (24.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price realised HKD 875,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The mirror is crisply cast with a ribbed loop surrounded by a circular border and five feathers enclosed within the five-pointed star created by the connected inner edges of the five shan, ‘mountain’, characters, all reserved on a ground of feather pattern, with thin... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2018

Galerie Jacques Barrere at TEFAF Maastricht, March 10-18, 2018

Bodhisattva, Japan, Heian period, 10th century. Wood, 102 x 23 x 16 cm (40.2 x 9 x 6.3 in.). Galerie Jacques Barrere (Stand 122). © TEFAF 2018 Provenance: Robert H. Ellsworth collection; Yoshida Masaaki collection, acquired in 1979. Double Guardian, China, Chu Kingdom, 4th-3rd century BC. Carved wood and deer antlers, 93 x 60 x 28 cm (36.6 x 23.6 x 11 in.). Galerie Jacques Barrere (Stand 122). © TEFAF 2018  
02 septembre 2017

A large 'proto-porcelain' jar, Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC

Lot 1116. A large 'proto-porcelain' jar, Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC, 12 ¾ in. (32 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The compressed globular body is set with two loose ring handles on the sloping shoulder above two ribbed bands circulating the body. The exterior is covered with a mottled olive-toned glaze.  Provenance: Acquired in New York prior to 1999. Peter Scheinman (1932-2017) Collection, New York. The... [Lire la suite]

22 janvier 2017

Galerie Cybele. Stand 17d. Brafa Art Fair, 21-29 janvier 2017

Fragment of an Egyptian relief. Limestone. New Kingdom, XVIIIth Dynasty; H 25 x W 20 cm. Courtesy Galerie Cybele The figure represents Hapi, the god of the annual flooding of the Nile, bearing offerings Provenance: Galerie Orient Occident, 1970 Statuette of Aphrodite. Bronze. Greece, Late Hellenistic period, circa 2nd century BC. H 36 cm. Courtesy Galerie Cybele Provenance: collection Arnold Herstand, New York, 1980 Head of the Goddess Cybele. Marble. Greece, 4th-3rd century... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2017

A bronze circular 'phoenix' mirror, late Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC

Lot 1405. A bronze circular 'phoenix' mirror, late Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 4,750 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012. The back with a small central knob set within a concave square border, the four phoenixes that stand on the corners alternating with four small long-tailed birds, each standing on an angular scroll, all reserved on a ground of coiled scrolls and granular pattern arranged in a grid of diamond-shaped lozenges, with silvery... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2017

A bronze circular 'phoenix' mirror, late Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC

Lot 1404. A bronze circular 'phoenix' mirror, late Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 3,750 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012.  Thinly cast, the back with a small central knob set within a concave square border, the four phoenixes standing on the corners alternating with four stylized birds shown as if seen from above, all reserved on a ground of angular scrolls filled with granulation and coiled scrolls - 4 1/16 in. (10.3 cm.) diam.,... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2017

An unusual bronze circular 'zigzag'-pattern mirror, late Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC 

Lot 1402. An unusual bronze circular 'zigzag'-pattern mirror, late Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 20,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012. Thinly cast, the back centered by a small ribbed loop flanked either side by parallel bands of zigzag or 'lightning' pattern reserved on a ground of hooked feather-like scrolls and granulation arranged in rectangles, all within a plain outer border cast with a thin bow-string band - 6 3/8 in. (16.1 cm.) diam.,... [Lire la suite]