26 août 2019

A bronze 'hill' censer and cover (boshanlu), Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 127. A bronze 'hill' censer and cover (boshanlu), Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Height 6 7/8  in., 17.5 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.  in the form of a bud with the hemispherical lower body attached to the openwork conical cover by a hinge, the sides of the cover rising in a series of pierced peaks to imitate the topography and swirling mist of a 'magic mountain', surmounted by a floriform finial centered with a small bird, all supported on a waisted stem... [Lire la suite]

14 août 2018

Pottery incense burner, boshanlu, with bear-shaped feet, Late Western Han to early Eastern Han dynasty, 1st century

Pottery incense burner, boshanlu, with bear-shaped feet, Late Western Han to early Eastern Han dynasty, 1st century, Height: 6 3/4 inches, 17 cm, Diameter: 4 3/8 inches, 11 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art. A dark grey pottery incense burner, the bowl shaped basin supported on three feet in the form of growling bears with their left paw raised. The conical openwork cover is modelled as a range of overlapping mountain peaks, interspersed with a number of small cavities that hold animals, including bears and a boar’s head. Each of... [Lire la suite]
25 octobre 2017

The Michael Michaels Collection of Early Chinese Art at Christie's London, 7 november 2017

  Lot 160. A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Late Shang dynasty (1600-1100 BC). 13 in (33 cm) high. Estimate 80,000 - GBP 120,000 (USD 105,600 - USD 158,400). Price realised GBP 248,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. Michael Michaels (Born: Magdeburg, Germany 1907 - Died: London, England 1986) In 1933, when the Nazis came to power in Germany, Michael Michaels fled to Britain as a penniless refugee. His first job was working in a raincoat factory owned by the Hammerson... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2015

A green-glazed incense burner and cover, boshanlu, Han Dynasty

A green-glazed incense burner and cover, boshanlu, Han Dynasty. Estimate £1,000 - 1,500 (€1,400 - 2,100). Photo Bonhams. The exterior with bands of impress moulded decoration, raised on three bear form feet, the lid formed as a mystic mountain with five peaks, all covered in a degraded and crackled green lead glaze. 18.5cm (7 1/4in) high (2). Acquired by the vendor prior to 2000.  Note: Compare with a very similar incense burner also with bear-form feet and similar moulded decoration, dated Eastern... [Lire la suite]
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16 février 2013

A bronze censer 'Boshanlu'. China, Han dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD)

  A bronze censer 'Boshanlu'. China, Han-dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD). Photo Auktionshaus Stahl Brown patinated bronze, partially with green patina. Bellied bowl on foot with fretwork cover. The shaft and foot in the shape of a bearded man, kneeling on 4 mythical beasts. The cover as a sacred mountain, topped by a bird figure. At the wall of the bowl a revolving relief band with finely lined pattern of entwined mystical creatures. H. 40 cm. Estimation : 8 000 €Note: Censers of this form,... [Lire la suite]
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14 novembre 2010

Terres cuites & Céramiques de la période Giao Chỉ (ca 100 BCE - 264 CE), Vietnam @ Cornette de Saint Cyr - Paris

En parallèle à la culture de Đông Sơn, le Vietnam, essentiellement les provinces du Nord, a rapidement absorbé des influences artistiques reflétant avec de légères variantes les archétypes de la puissante dynastie chinoise des Han qui domine dès lors le pays. Cette esthétique nouvelle caractérisera l'art de la période dite Giao Chỉ, également appelée "Han Viêt". Coupe à Pied à Poignée Géométrique. Vietnam, période Giao Chỉ (ca 100 BCE - 264 CE) photo courtesy Cornette de Saint Cyr  Terre cuite à légère... [Lire la suite]