04 octobre 2023

A rare brown-glazed floriform bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 1058. Property from a Prestigious Private Collection. A rare brown-glazed floriform bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 11th-12th century; 15.3 cm diam, cloth box. Price realised USD 17,640 (Estimate USD 4,000 – USD 6,000) © Christie's 2023 Provenance: Desmond Gure (1905-1970) Collection, London, no. G-129.Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987) Collections, New York.Acquired from the above in 2000. Note: A similar brown-glazed floriform bowl, dated to the Northern Song dynasty, from... [Lire la suite]

28 janvier 2022

Zhou dynasty bronzes sold at Sotheby's New York 17 september 2013

Lot 15. A bronze ritual food vessel (gui), Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC. Length 11 5/8  in., 29.5 cm. Lot Sold: 125,000 USD. (Estimate: 30,000 – 50,000 USD). © Sotheby's boldly cast with a swelling body below an everted rim with a band of eight archaistic kui dragons between bow-string borders and divided into four pairs by a small animal mask on each side, the vessel flanked by a pair of loop handles each issuing from a bovine mask and... [Lire la suite]
20 octobre 2021

A finely carved greenish-yellow jade cup, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 29. A finely carved greenish-yellow jade cup, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 37⁄8 in. (10 cm.) wide. Price Realised USD 6,875 (Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000). © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Provenance: Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York.Acquired from the above in 1974. Christie's. Asia! New York, 14 Sept - 28 Sept 2021
20 mars 2021

A rare pair of huanghuali 'official's hat' armchairs, 19th-early 20th century

Lot 835. A rare pair of huanghuali 'official's hat' armchairs, 19th-early 20th century; 44 ½ in. (113 cm.) high, 23 ¾ (60.3 cm.) in. wide, 19 in. (48.3 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 425,000. © Christie's 2021  The strongly curved crestrail is supported on curved rear posts and an S-curved back splat, with outward curving arms supported on curved front posts above the mat seat. The whole is raised on round-section legs joined by straight... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2021

A rare huanghuali kang table, 18th-19th century

Lot 739. A rare huanghuali kang table, 18th-19th century; 14 ½ in. (36.8 cm.) high, 72 ½ in. (184.2 cm.) wide, 14 in. (35.6 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 1,614,000. © Christie's 2021  The attractively-grained single-panel top is raised on thick, inward-curving legs terminating in scroll-form feet. Provenance: Robert and William Drummond, New York.Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York.Acquired from the above in 1974. ... [Lire la suite]
12 janvier 2021

A painted pottery of an official, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 82. A painted pottery of an official, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 161⁄8 in. (41 cm.) high. Estimate USD 1,000 - USD 2,000. Price Realised USD 2,125. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The figure is shown standing on a low base with his hands clasped in front of his chest, and wearing an official’s hat. Provenance: Frank Caro, New York, 29 August 1961.Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York.Acquired from the above in 1974. Christie's. Art of China. Including Property from the... [Lire la suite]

21 janvier 2020

A bronze ritual wine vessel, bianhu, Han dynasty, 2nd century BC-AD 2nd century

Lot 1480. A bronze ritual wine vessel, bianhu, Han dynasty, 2nd century BC-AD 2nd century; 11 in. (28 cm.) wide. Estimate 2,000 - USD 4,000. Price realised USD 4,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The flattened oval body is raised on a spreading rectangular foot, and the curve of the sides is accentuated by shallow recessed panels that flank the pair of loops applied to the narrow sides. The slightly domed cover has a deep inner rim and a loop in the center. There is mottled pale olive-brown and... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2020

A very rare and important gold-inlaid bronze sword, Eastern Zhou dynasty, late 6th-early 5th century BC

Lot 1234. A very rare and important gold-inlaid bronze sword, Eastern Zhou dynasty, late 6th-early 5th century BC; 19 3/8 in. (49.3 cm.) long. Estimate 150,000 - USD 250,000. Price realised USD 183,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The long tapering blade has a median ridge on both sides and is inlaid on one side in gold with a twelve-character inscription arranged in two lines, all below a diamond-shaped guard and a slightly tapering hilt leading to the disc-shaped pommel which is decorated on the top... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2020

A dark amber-glazed ovoid ewer, Liao dynasty, 10th century

Lot 1483. A dark amber-glazed ovoid ewer, Liao dynasty, 10th century; 6 5/8 in. (17 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 6,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The body is decorated with two bands of applied pendent leaf-like appliques above three small medallions, and has a reel-shaped neck, and a grooved strap handle set opposite the conical spout. The vessel is covered with a transparent glaze of deep amber color that falls irregularly onto the slightly spreading... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2020

A small sancai-glazed pottery tripod jar, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1484. A small sancai-glazed pottery tripod jar, Tang dynasty (618-907); 3 in. (7.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The jar has a globular body raised on three lion-paw supports and is covered in a splashed glaze of green, dark and yellowish-amber color that is arranged in stripes on the outcurved rim and falls in an irregular line on the underside to expose the pale body. A yellow glaze is on the interior, box. ... [Lire la suite]