08 janvier 2019

A group of kingfisher feather-embellished gilt-metal ornaments, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 1230. A group of kingfisher feather-embellished gilt-metal ornaments, Qing dynasty, 19th century.Estimate $4,000 - USD 6,000. Price Realised $8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Including a phoenix headdress with further glass bead and velvet embellishments; three hairpins; a butterfly-shaped hair ornament; and two pairs of earrings; together with a gold two-pronged hairpin. Various sizes, three cloth boxes (10). Provenance: Headdress and pair of earrings with 'pearl' pendants: Rare... [Lire la suite]

08 janvier 2019

A Fahua meiping, Ming dynasty, circa 1500

Lot 1229. A Fahua meiping, Ming dynasty, circa 1500; 10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) high. Estimate $3,000 - USD 5,000. Price Realised $13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Decorated with lotus plants and grasses rising from cresting waves below a garland of beaded chains and precious objects on the shoulder, all outlined in lines of slip and glazed in turquoise, yellow and white reserved on a dark blue ground. Provenance: John Sparks, Ltd., London.  Exhibited: A Thousand Miles of Chinese Art,... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2019

A painted red pottery figure of a soldier, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577) 

Lot  1223. A painted red pottery figure of a soldier, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577); 22 in. (56 cm.) high. Estimate $3,000 - USD 5,000. Price Realised $5,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Modeled as a foreigner standing on a rockwork base with right arm held at the side and right hand hollowed to hold a weapon while the left hand rests atop his shield, wearing full armor and a leather helmet that frames the face with its prominent features set in a scowl, with traces of dark red, olive-brown,... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2019

A small Chinese silver figure of a horse, 17th-18th century or earlier

Lot 1221. A small Chinese silver figure of a horse, 17th-18th century or earlier; 4¼ in. (10.9 cm.) long. Estimate $6,000 - USD 8,000. Price Realised $9,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Partially hollow cast standing foursquare with head facing forward and ears pricked, with hair markings scored on the long tail and on the segmented mane that falls on either side of the neck, with a small opening in the belly, some malachite encrustation. Provenance: Frank Caro, New York, prior to 1977.  ... [Lire la suite]
07 janvier 2019

A rare gilt-metal-mounted lacquered wood bowl, possibly Song dynasty or earlier

Lot 1220. A rare gilt-metal-mounted lacquered wood bowl, possibly Song dynasty or earlier; 8 13/16 in. (22.4 cm.) diam. Estimate $5,000 - USD 7,000. Price Realised $5,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 With slightly flared sides, the black-lacquered wood bowl applied on the exterior with three repoussé gilt-metal panels decorated with dragons reserved on a beaded ground interspersed with small scrolling dragons, the panels separated by gilt-metal straps that join the upper and lower gilt-metal bands... [Lire la suite]
07 janvier 2019

An unusual miniature gilt-bronze bell, zhong, & a miniature bronze hexafoil mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 119. An unusual miniature gilt-bronze bell, zhong, & a miniature bronze hexafoil mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907).Bell 3½ in. (8.9 cm.) high, stand; mirror 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) across. Estimate $4,000 - USD 6,000. Price Realised $4,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Of elliptical section, one side cast in relief with a foliate motif in an upper panel above two flower heads in panels below, with a small suspension loop on top, the exterior and inner clapper gilded; together with a miniature bronze... [Lire la suite]

07 janvier 2019

A rare gilt-copper death mask & a silver death mask, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 1217. A rare gilt-copper death mask & a silver death mask, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 8¾ in. (22.3 cm.) across, 8¾ in. (22.3 cm.) long. Estimate $4,000 - USD 6,000. Price Realised $4,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The thin copper sheet subtly formed as a man's broad face, chased with a mouth, nose and rounded cheeks, with incised lines indicating a beard, a mustache and brows, with a small narrow hole in the center of the eyes which are shown as long, curved incised lines, with tiny... [Lire la suite]
07 janvier 2019

A rare gilt-copper death mask & a silver death mask, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 1217. A rare gilt-copper death mask & a silver death mask, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 8¾ in. (22.3 cm.) across, 8¾ in. (22.3 cm.) long. Estimate $4,000 - USD 6,000. Price Realised $4,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The thin copper sheet subtly formed as a man's broad face, chased with a mouth, nose and rounded cheeks, with incised lines indicating a beard, a mustache and brows, with a small narrow hole in the center of the eyes which are shown as long, curved incised lines, with tiny... [Lire la suite]
07 janvier 2019

A blackish-grey stone Buddhist stele

Lot 1216. A blackish-grey stone Buddhist stele; 18 in. (45.8 cm.) high. Estimate $7,000 - USD 9,000. Price Realised $11,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Carved in high relief with Buddha seated in dhyanasana on a cloth-draped lotus supported on the head of a seated leonine figure flanked by two pairs of bodhisattvasstanding on tall-stemmed lotus pods, all below apsaras with trailing scarves on themandorla above, the whole raised on a lotus base flanked by two seated... [Lire la suite]
07 janvier 2019

Two rare sandstone wall fragments of apsaras, Song-Early Ming dynasty, 10th-14th century

Lot 1214. Two rare sandstone wall fragments of apsaras, Song-Early Ming dynasty, 10th-14th century; 29 and 27½ in. (73.7 and 69.8 cm.) long. Estimate $20,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realised $20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Each deeply carved as a celestial female attendant shown in flight, wearing a long skirt and billowing scarf, with a bangle at the wrist, the hair parted in the middle and gathered in loops at the shoulders, one holding a censer, the other holding what may be the stem of a lotus,... [Lire la suite]