02 août 2019

A bronze ritual tripod food vessel and cover, Ding, Spring and Autumn period, 6th century BC

Lot 998. A bronze ritual tripod food vessel and cover, Ding, Spring and Autumn period, 6th century BC; 9½ in. (24 cm.) across handles. Estimate $20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The deep, rounded body is raised on three tall cabriole legs and has a pair of angular square-shaped, upright handles flat-cast with an S-shaped scroll pattern. The sides are cast with two wide bands of tight interlaced dragon-scroll pattern separated by a rope-twist border. The pattern is... [Lire la suite]

10 janvier 2019

The Walter and Phyllis Shorenstein Collection of Chinese Art at Christie's New York, 24 March 2011

The Chinese works of art in the collection of Walter and Phyllis Shorenstein are spectacular in their beauty, technical excellence and historical importance. Following the recent and immense success of Treasures From the Shorenstein Collection, including important glass, imperial porcelain and fine jades sold in our Hong Kong rooms, Christie's New York is pleased to offer ancient bronzes, early ceramics and sculpture, jade carvings, and the very rare and important 12th century Yunnanese gilt-bronze figure of Acouye Guanyin (lot 1294)... [Lire la suite]
19 février 2017

A very rare and important bronze horse harness frontlet, Northwest China, 6th century BC

Lot 818. A very rare and important bronze horse harness frontlet, Northwest China, 6th century BC. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 250,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The harness fitting is well cast in relief as a stylized bovine head with a broad nose below deep, curved grooves that frame the almond-shaped eyes and lead to the small heart-shaped ears below the upswept horns that curve outward at the tips. Two horizontal attachment loops are next to each other in the center of the plain reverse. The front has... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2016

A large greyish-green, brown and opaque buff jade cong, possibly Eastern Zhou dynasty, 6th century BC

Lot 2. A large greyish-green, brown and opaque buff jade cong, possibly Eastern Zhou dynasty, 6th century BC. Estimate HK$150,000 – HK$250,000 ($19,429 - $32,381). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The broad body with flat, thick-walled sides between circular collars of equal height, the greyish-green stone now with brown and extensive opaque buff alteration. 7 5/8 in. (19.7 cm.) high, wood stand Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1989 ... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2014

Pazyryk culture, Applique: Tiger with Stag’s Horns, 6th century BC

Pazyryk culture, Applique: Tiger with Stag’s Horns, 6th century BC. Leather; carved. 13x14.7 cm. Tuekta Barrow No. 1(Excavations of S.I. Rudenko, 1954), Central Altai, the Village of Tuekta, in the valley of the River Ursul, Russia. The State Hermitage Museum.
12 août 2012

Left Greave. Greek, 6th century BC

Left Greave. Greek, 6th century BC. Bronze. H: 15 15/16 x W: 4 1/8 x D: 4 15/16 in. (40.5 x 10.5 x 12.5 cm). 54.2336. Museum purchase, 1949. The Walters Art Museum A greave is armor that protects the kneecap and lower leg. This example has elaborate decoration in repoussé (a technique in which metal is impressed from the rear to form a raised design), including the face of a lion over the knee and lines emphasizing the muscles of the calf on either side. Tiny holes lining the top and bottom edges secured... [Lire la suite]
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