20 septembre 2018

A large Cizhou ‘Tiger and Landscape’ painted pillow, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368)

  Lot 92. A large Cizhou ‘Tiger and Landscape’ painted pillow, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368); 17 1/8 in. (43.5 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 150,000 (USD 10,242 - USD 19,204). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The base is impressed with the maker's stamp, Zhang jia zao, 'Made by the Zhang Family‘, within a column on a lotus and capped by a leaf, box. Provenance: J.T. Tai & Co. New York, 1974Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987) CollectionSold at Christie’s New York, 14 September 2009,... [Lire la suite]

14 septembre 2018

A large grey stone standing figure of Kasyapa, Liao-Song dynasty (AD 907-1279)

Lot 1127. A large grey stone standing figure of Kasyapa, Liao-Song dynasty (AD 907-1279); 68 7/8 in. (174.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 324,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The aged, bald figure is shown standing on a lotus base wearing long layered robes, his hands clasped before his chest, and his head inclined slightly forward. His face is well carved with strong features set in a severe expression, and his long eyebrows curve down over his eyes.  ... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2018

A very rare bronze ritual tripod food vessel, li, early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century B.C.

Lot 1114. A very rare bronze ritual tripod food vessel, li, early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century B.C.; 7 ¼ in. (18 cm.) across handles. Estimate USD 250,000 - USD 350,000. Price realised USD 492,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018  The well-cast tripod vessel of compressed form is decorated in high relief on each lobe with a large taotie mask with buffalo horns below the everted rim set with a pair of bail handles. A four-character inscription is cast on the side of the... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2018

A straw-glazed pottery figure of a female equestrienne, Sui dynasty (AD 581-618)

Lot 112. A straw-glazed pottery figure of a female equestrienne, Sui dynasty (AD 581-618); 11 ¾ in. (30 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The rider is shown wearing a tight-fitting cowl and a high-waisted dress and seated astride a horse standing foursquare on a rectangular plinth, its head lowered and the mane swept to one side, all under a thin pale green glaze.  Provenance: Desmond Gure, 10 January 1968, lot... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2018

A bronze ritual wine vessel (zun), Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 905. A bronze ritual wine vessel (zun), Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 10 in. (25.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 87,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The rounded mid-section is cast with two narrow bands of pairs of backward-looking dragons, each divided by narrow flanges. The bottom of the interior is cast with a six-character inscription reading Bo zuo bao zun yi. The patina of dark silvery color is covered with malachite... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2018

A rare large bronze ritual food vessel, yu, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 904. A rare large bronze ritual food vessel, yu, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 15 ¼ in. (37.7 cm.) wide across handles. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 287,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bowl-shaped vessel is flanked by a pair of projecting, inverted U-shaped handles. The exterior is decorated with a narrow band of whorls alternating with stylized dragons, and the foot is cast with a band of threetaotie masks. The bottom of the interior is... [Lire la suite]

02 avril 2016

An olive-white and russet jade cong, possibly Eastern Zhou dynasty

Lot 3. An olive-white and russet jade cong, possibly Eastern Zhou dynasty. Estimate HK$220,000 – HK$350,000 ($28,495 - $45,334). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The rectangular body with flat sides between a circular collar at either end, the semi-translucent stone with russet markings and areas of opaque, milky russet colour on one side. 9 3/4 in. (25 cm) high Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth Provenance: A. W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963Arthur M. Sackler Collections; sold at Christie's New York,... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2011

"5,000 Years of Chinese Jade" @ The San Antonio Museum of Art

Dragon-shaped Pendant. Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring & Autumn period (770 – 476 BC), Jia Tomb, Huixian, Henan Province. Nephrite. H 2 ¼ x W 4 1/8 x D 1/8 in. National Museum of History, Taiwan, h0000241 SAN ANTONIO, TX.- The San Antonio Museum of Art presents the exhibition 5,000 Years of Chinese Jade Featuring Selections from the National Museum of History, Taiwan and the Arthur M. Sackler Collection, Smithsonian Institution. This major international exhibition organized by SAMA opened in the Museum’s Cowden Gallery on October... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2011

Five Chinese bronze mirrors from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

A large Chinese painted bronze mirror, Han Dynasty(206 BC-AD 220) or later, Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 later decorated with figures and birds; 11in. (28cm.) diameter - Estimate $2,000 - $3,000- Price Realized $5,250 Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections. Three Chinese bronze mirrors, Han-Tang dynasty (206 BC-AD 907), Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 comprising a large mirror molded with figures, a smaller mirror with grapes and stylized animals, and a fan-shaped mirror. The large mirror 9in. (22.8cm.)... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2010

A chinese hexagonal box and cover, apocryphal Chongzhen mark

A chinese hexagonal box and cover, apocryphal Chongzhen mark. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2010 13½in. (34.5cm.) wide (2) - Est. $800 - $1,200 Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections. Christie's Interiors. 6 - 7 April 2010. New York, Rockefeller Plaza www.christies.com