06 mars 2020

A large archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover, ding, Warring States Period, 5th century BC

Lot 2072. A large archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover, ding, Warring States Period, 5th century BC; 14 11/16 in. (37.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 480,000 - HKD 550,000. Price realised HKD 1,220,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The large and heavily cast vessel of globular form raised on cabriole legs, flanked at the shoulder by upright rectangular loop handles, the domed cover surmounted by a raised disc, the central body and cover cast with a dense design of stylised... [Lire la suite]

21 janvier 2020

DAVID AARON, Stand 32c at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Horse fulcrum, Hellenistic, 2nd-1st century BC. Bronze with silver inlay. H 17 cm. © DAVID AARON Provenance: reputedly part of a private European collection, 1970s; private collection, New York; art market, New York; private collection Alabastron, Achaemenid Empire, Western Asia, 5th century BC. Silver. H 26.1 cm. © DAVID AARON Provenance: private collection; Europe; private collection, acquired from the above circa 1995; sold at: Antiquities, Christie’s 11t December 2003, London, Lot 119; art market, London; acquired... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2020

A bronze ritual tripod food vessel and cover, ding, late Spring and Autumn period, 5th century BC

Lot 1237. A bronze ritual tripod food vessel and cover, ding, late Spring and Autumn period, 5th century BC; 9 5/8 in. (24.4 cm.) across handles. Estimate 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 56,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The vessel is raised on three cabriole supports and is flat-cast on the sides with two bands of different width of a repeated interlocking scroll pattern filled with leiwen, and separated by a rope-twist band. There are three rings on the cover, which is decorated with two... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2020

A bronze ritual tripod food vessel and cover, ding, Warring States period, 5th century BC

Lot 1130. A bronze ritual tripod food vessel and cover, ding, Warring States period, 5th century BC & A grey pottery ding and cover, Spring and Autumn period (770-476 BC); Bronze ding 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high; pottery ding 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 56,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The deep, globular body is raised on three cabriole legs and has two upright handles decorated with bands of angular... [Lire la suite]
04 août 2019

A rare small bronze ritual tripod steamer, yan, Warring States period, 5th century BC

Lot 996. A rare small bronze ritual tripod steamer, yan, Warring States period, 5th century BC; 8¼ in. (20.4 cm) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 75,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The upper section, zeng, is of bowl-shape and cast with three horizontal bands of S-shaped interlocking dragon scroll centered by a pair of bovine-mask and loose ring handles. The bottom of the interior is pierced with steam vents cut as slits arranged in a circular pattern. The lower... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2018

A rare bronze ritual faceted wine vessel, fanghu, early Warring States period, 5th century BC

Lot 1115. A rare bronze ritual faceted wine vessel, fanghu, early Warring States period, 5th century BC; 14 in. (35.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The fanghu is raised on four tiger-form supports and is flanked by a pair of tiger-form handles. It is decorated with rectangular panels of scrolls divided by rope-twist bands.  Provenance: The Prince Kung (1880-1936) Collection.The American Art... [Lire la suite]

24 janvier 2018

Galerie Cybele at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 17d

Fragment of a dionysiac sarcophagus, Roman art, 2nd century AC. Marble. H 37 cm. © Galerie Cybele This piece represents the happy return of Dionysius from India, a place he conquered to prove himself to the other gods of the Olympus.From left to right: a young satyr with a lagobolon (hunter’s stick) and Pan looking at another satyr. Verso, the head of an elephant and a Bacchante. Below, the legs of an animal in full gallop Provenance: The Ball, Dunster, Minehead, Somerset, where it was kept in a shed in... [Lire la suite]
06 août 2017

A finely cast bronze bell, bo zhong, Warring States Period, 5th century BC 

Lot 1528. A finely cast bronze bell, bo zhong, Warring States Period, 5th century BC, 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 125,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 194,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Of lenticular form, each side with a plain central panel flanked by alternating rows of coiled serpent bosses and interlaced dragon scroll, all within raised borders, the dragon scroll repeated in a shaped configuration below and again on the flat top below the handle formed by two confronted... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2016

An opaque buff and greyish-green jade huang, Warring States Period, 5th century BC

Lot 915, An opaque buff and greyish-green jade huang, Warring States Period, 5th century BC. Estimate USD 20,000 ~ 30,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Each side is carved with 'cloud' scrolls interspersed with two bird-headed scrolls with striated details, and separated by a striated border from the similarly decorated ends that represent abstract dragon heads with angular notched edges. A similar striated border outlines the front edge of each head and encircles the suspension holes drilled from each side.... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2014

Pazyryk culture, Terminal: Stag on a Ball, 5th century BC

Pazyryk culture, Terminal: Stag on a Ball, 5th century BC. Wood and leather; carved. H. 12 cm. Pazyryk Barrow No. 2 (Excavations of S.I. Rudenko), Altai Region, Pazyryk Boundary, the Valley of the River Bolshoy Ulagan, Russia. The State Hermitage Museum.
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