21 janvier 2020

A bronze pedestal censer and openwork cover, Han dynasty (206 BC - AD 220)

Lot 1247. A bronze pedestal censer and openwork cover, Han dynasty (206 BC - AD 220); 8¼ in. (21 cm.) high. Estimate 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The deep globular bowl is encircled by a raised band bisected by a bow string, and is raised on a stem foot cast in relief on top with three lively dragons. The domed cover is cast in openwork with scrolling clouds below a bird finial standing atop a whorl motif within a ribbed border. Together with a... [Lire la suite]

21 janvier 2020

A bronze ritual tripod wine vessel and cover, tilianhu, Han dynasty (206 BC - AD 220)

Lot 1247. A bronze ritual tripod wine vessel and cover, tilianhu, Han dynasty (206 BC - AD 220); 8½ in. (21.5 cm.) high with handle. Estimate 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 21,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The broad pear-shaped body is raised on three cabriole legs and has a pair of loop handles on the shoulder which suspend loose rings that are attached to links suspended from the dragon-head terminals of the yoke handle. The slightly domed cover has a flat, pierced finial. There is... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2020

A bronze censer and openwork cover, Han dynasty (206 BC - AD 220)

Lot 1246. A small bronze censer and openwork cover, Han dynasty (206 BC - AD 220); 8¼ in. (21 cm.) high. Estimate 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The globular bowl is cast with a lower band of cross-hatched pattern, and is raised on a stem foot cast in low relief on top with animals amidst mountains. The domed cover is cast in openwork with cloud scroll below a phoenix standing on a whorl motif bordered by a ribbed band. Provenance: Kinpei Takeuchi... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2020

A small bronze oval oil lamp, Han dynasty (206 BC - AD 220)

Lot 1245. A small bronze oval oil lamp, Han dynasty (206 BC - AD 220); 4 in. (10.2 cm.) long. Estimate 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The lamp is made in the shape of an ear cup and raised on a narrow foot ring. One side of the cover is hinged and has a spout at one end and a pricket on the interior. The cover is divided into quadrants cast with dragons and tigers separated by a central panel cast with inscriptions, one reading yi zi sun, and... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2020

A small bronze ritual wine vessel, hu, Warring States period, 4th-3th century BC

Lot 1250. A small bronze ritual wine vessel, hu, Warring States period, 4th-3th century BC; 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 17,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The pear-shaped body and spreading foot are flat-cast with bands of scroll-filled, triangular zigzag pattern set within narrow scroll borders which are repeated on the neck at the base of a band of upright triangular blades filled with scrolls. There is a pair of mask handles suspending loose rings on the... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2020

A rare bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, fangyi, Late Western-Early Eastern Zhou dynasty, 8th-6th century BC

Lot 1244. A rare bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, fangyi, Late Western-Early Eastern Zhou dynasty, 8th-6th century BC; 7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) high. Estimate 300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 363,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Of rectangular section, the vessel is cast in low relief on each side with a taotie mask set between a pair of confronted birds above and a pair of addorsed dragons below. All of the decoration is reserved on a leiwen ground and centered on notched... [Lire la suite]

18 janvier 2020

A rare large bronze bell, bo zhong, late Spring and Autumn period, 6th-5th century BC

Lot 1244. A rare large bronze bell, bo zhong, late Spring and Autumn period, 6th-5th century BC; 24¼ in. (61.6 cm.) high. Estimate 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 81,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Of lenticular section, the bell is unusually cast in thread relief with with rows of interlaced, angular serpent scroll alternating with rows of raised bosses cast with whorl motifs flanking a plain panel on both sides. The dragon scroll is repeated in the gu panel below, on the flat top,... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2020

A reddish-brown sandstone triad, 6th century

Lot 1257. A reddish-brown sandstone triad, 6th century; 21¾ in. (55.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 52,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The front is carved in high relief with Buddha seated in vajrasana on a lotus pedestal base, with right hand raised, probably in abhaya mudra, and left hand held in varada mudra. The figure is flanked by two bodhisattvas holding ritual objects, including an elixir bottle, and wearing ribbon-hung crowns... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2020

A small painted stucco Buddhist stele, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1256. A small painted stucco Buddhist stele, Tang dynasty (618-907); 10 1/8 in. (26 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Of rectangular shape, the front is carved in high relief with Buddha seated on a waisted pedestal between two bodhisattvas within a deep niche flanked by three registers of seated Buddhas. A panel below encloses two tigers seated either side of a lotus spray. All is painted in dark red, green, black, white... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2020

A reddish-brown sandstone stone relief, Early Northern Wei dynasty, 6th century

Lot 1255. A reddish-brown sandstone stone relief, Early Northern Wei dynasty, 6th century; 17 in. (43 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The front is carved in low relief with two rows of donors, the slender figures standing with their hands clasped within the sleeves of their long court robes, and separated by carved inscriptions which identify them. Below is a hunting scene of a lioness stalking her prey amidst trees, with... [Lire la suite]