27 décembre 2022

An inscribed archaic bronze tripod food vessel, Ding, Shang dynasty

  Lot 202. An inscribed archaic bronze tripod food vessel, Ding, Shang dynasty. Height 15.3 cm, 6 in. Lot sold: £88,200 (Estimate: £70,000 - 90,000). © 2022 Sotheby's. the interior with an inscription who may read Zi and Long. Provenance: Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 19th-20th February 1958, lot 251.Collection of Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987).Collection of Else Sackler (1913-2000), thence by decsent.Christie's New York, 17th March 2017, lot 1001. Literature : Robert Poor,... [Lire la suite]

28 novembre 2022

A jade 'figure and dragon' plaque, Western Zhou dynasty, 10th century BC

              Lot 123. A jade 'figure and dragon' plaque, Western Zhou dynasty, 10th century BC; 6.6 cm. Lot sold: 1,386,000 HKD (Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 the flat plaque carved and reticulated in the shape of a figure squatting atop the upturned snout of a dragon shown in profile view, the dragon detailed with scrolls and circles, perforated in the flange on the head of the figure and in the neck of the dragon. ... [Lire la suite]
13 octobre 2022

A very rare and outstanding huanghuali folding horseshoe-back armchair, jiaoyi, Late Ming dynasty

The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung. Lot 11. A very rare and outstanding huanghuali folding horseshoe-back armchair, jiaoyi, Late Ming dynasty; 71.2 by 67.2 by h. 102.8 cm. Lot sold: 124,609,000 HKD (Estimate: 10,000,000 - 15,000,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 of elegant and generous proportions, the horseshoe back surmounting a plain splat flanked by cusped and beaded spandrels, the arm supported on S-curved and circular-section arm posts which continue through... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2021

Three ritual bone fragments, Late Shang dynasty, Anyang phase (c. 1250-1050 BC)

Lot 1038. Three ritual bone fragments, Late Shang dynasty, Anyang phase (c. 1250-1050 BC); the largest 6.6 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD. Lot Sold: 27,720 HKD. C) 2021 Sotheby's Provenance: J.T. Tai & Co, New York, September 1967.Collection of Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987).Christie's New York, 6th April 2010, lot 255 (part lot). Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including Song Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection, Hong Kong, 26 August 2021
05 mai 2021

Two jade ornaments, Eastern Zhou–Western Han dynasty

Lot 34. Two jade ornaments, Eastern Zhou–Western Han dynasty; 5.1 and 4.9 cm. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 HKD. Lot sold: 1,008,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the first of a hollow tapering form and incised on each side with double-line interlocking scrollwork, the other with a shaped tapering form and worked on two sides with taotie masks and scrollwork, the flat top surmounted by a rounded finial. Property from the Kuan Yi Ju Collection. Provenance: C.T. Loo & Co., New York... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2020

An archaic bronze dagger-axe, Ge, Late Shang dynasty

Lot 5047. An archaic bronze dagger-axe, Ge, Late Shang dynasty; 27.2 cm, 10 5/8  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Sold for 162,500 HKD (19,227 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the blade cast with a subtle median ridge with hafting holes on the hilt and blade, the hilt in the form of a bird's head with the beak forming the curved edge, cast with channels intended for inlay, encrusted with a green patina with some speckles of brown cuprite. Provenance: Collection of... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2018

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (zun), Shang dynasty, Yinxu period (1300-1046 BCE)

Lot 187. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (zun), Shang dynasty, Yinxu period (1300-1046 BCE). Height 8 1/2  in., 21.6 cm. Estimate: 180,000 — 200,000 USD. Unsold. © Sotheby's cast with a tall spreading foot supporting a globular body surmounted by a trumpet neck, the sides of the belly cast with three dissolved taotie masks, their horns, jaws, and other features abstractly rendered in low-relief hooked curls and the hemispherical eyes emerging in high... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2018

An extremely rare and superb jade ceremonial blade, yazhang, Shimao Culture, Shaanxi, Neolithic period

Lot 3020. An extremely rare and superb jade ceremonial blade, yazhang, Shimao Culture, Shaanxi, Neolithic period; 37.5 cm, 14 3/4  in. Estimate 1,600,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 4,320,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018 with an elongated form flaring slightly towards the arched cutting edge with one subtly bevelled side, the opposite end flanked by angular projections and centred with a pierced aperture, each side finely incised with parallel lines, one with an additional incised... [Lire la suite]