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]
15 janvier 2020

A Cizhou-type brown slip-painted vase, yuhuchunping,Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 1493. A Cizhou-type brown slip-painted vase, yuhuchunping,Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 11½ in. (29.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The pear-shaped body is painted in brown with three foliate sprays arranged diagonally between line borders on a white slip ground and under a clear glaze that falls short of the spreading, unglazed foot. Provenance: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, October 1967. Arthur M. Sackler... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2020

A Cizhou-type brown slip-painted ovoid jar, Jin-Yuan Dynasty (1115-1368)

  Lot 1492. A Cizhou-type brown slip-painted ovoid jar, Jin-Yuan Dynasty (1115-1368); 12 3/8 in. (31.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 3,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The upper body is freely painted in brown with foliate scroll alternating with clouds between line borders on a white slip and under a clear glaze that also covers the brown slip on the lower body and foot. There are small foliate sprays between the four ribbed strap handles applied... [Lire la suite]

14 janvier 2020

A Cizhou-type brown slip-painted pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping,Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 1488. A Cizhou-type brown slip-painted pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping,Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 13¾ in. (35 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The vase is painted in brown with three foliate sprays on the lower body below two birds on the shoulder, all within double-line borders on a white slip and under a clear glaze that falls short of the thick, slightly flared foot. Provenance: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, October... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2020

A bronze 'Lion and grapevine' circular mirror, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1481. A bronze 'Lion and grapevine' circular mirror, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 5 3/8 in. (13.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013. The mirror is cast in the center with a crouching beast-form loop surrounded by two pairs of 'lions', a goose and a peacock amidst grapevine, and in the outer field with various birds and insects amidst further grapevine below a narrow border of florets. Provenance: Frank Caro Gallery, New York, December... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2020

A pair of early celadon carved ovoid vases, Southern Song dynasty, 12th century

Lot 1486. A pair of early celadon carved ovoid vases, Southern Song dynasty, 12th century; 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  Of Lishui type, each tapering ovoid body is freely carved with a band of peony scroll bearing four blossoms set between petal bands below and on the shoulder below the cylindrical neck that rises to an out-turned rim. The vase is covered inside and out with a crackled, transparent olive-green... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2020

A small Dingyao flower-form dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 1490. A small Dingyao flower-form dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127) together with a small qingbai dish, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); Both: 4¾ in. (12.1 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price realised USD 6,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The shallow dish has slightly curved sides scored as six petals that flare from the flat base to the petal-cut rim, and is covered overall with a glaze of ivory tone. Together with a... [Lire la suite]