25 novembre 2021

A bronze blade, Shang dynasty

Lot 345. A bronze blade, Shang dynasty; Length 26.4 cm. 10¼ in. Lot sold: 5,040 GBP (Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's of elegant tapering form terminating in a point, the metal heavily azurite encrusted. Provenance: Collection Armand Trampitsch (1890-1975).  Ader Picard Tajan auction in Tokyo, Hôtel Okura, 30th May 1985, Lot 75. Sotheby's. Two Americans in Paris, The Collection of Sam and Myrna Myers, London, 4 November 2021

25 novembre 2021

A jade 'bird' pendant, Late Shang-early Zhou dynasty

Lot 381. A jade 'bird' pendant, Late Shang-early Zhou dynasty; Height 6.6 cm, 2½ in. Lot sold: 5,040 GBP (Estimate: 5,000 - 8,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's the flat stone worked in the form of a bird in profile, detailed with incised feathers, pierced at the head with an aperture for suspension, the heavily calcified stone a creamy-green colour. Provenance: Collection Armand Trampitsch (1890-1975). Ader Picard Tajan auction in Tokyo, Hôtel Okura, 30th May 1985, Lot 38. ... [Lire la suite]