17 octobre 2020

A finely cast bronze bell, bo, Late Spring and Autumn period, 6th–5th century BC

Lot 1513. A finely cast bronze bell, bo, Late Spring and  Autumn period, 6th–5th century BC; 8 7/8 in. (22 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 56,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The bo is cast on each side with alternating bands of bosses formed by coiled serpents and bands of dense scrolls on either side of a field of smilar scrolls, all above a section of stylized dragon scroll. The top is surmounted by an inverted U-shaped handle supported on a pair of... [Lire la suite]

02 février 2013

Exhibition of Paul Singer Collection marks new beginnings for research in ancient Chinese art

Miniature cockscomb ewer, China, Liao dynasty, 11th century. Earthenware with white slip under copper-green, lead glaze. H x W x D: 7.1 x 3.9 x 3.5 cm. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery RLS1997.48.185. WASHINGTON, DC.- Renowned for his passionate dedication to ancient Chinese material culture, collector Dr. Paul Singer (1904–1997) built an expansive collection of some 5000 objects, once displayed in its entirety in his modest two-bedroom apartment in New Jersey. The selection of 63 works in “One Man’s Search for Ancient China: The Paul... [Lire la suite]