06 mai 2018

A copper alloy ritual bell, Dong Son culture, Vietnam, circa 2nd century B.C.

Lot 35. A copper alloy ritual bell, Dong Son culture, Vietnam, circa 2nd century B.C. Height: 57 cm (22 ½ in). Diameter: 33 cm (13 in). Estimate HK$80,000 - 120,000. Sold for HK$ 50,000 (€ 5,321). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Provenance: Private Collection, California. Note: This cast bronze bell has a flared mouth and no clapper; none of this class of object has been found with a clapper. It has a high, narrow body surmounted by a bowl like a handle. The whole is decorated with vertical rows of... [Lire la suite]

29 juillet 2015

Decorated Bronze Bracelet, Vietnam, Dong Son culture, middle of the 1st millennium BCE

Decorated Bronze Bracelet, Vietnam, Dong Son culture, middle of the 1st millennium BCE. Estimated: $900 - $1,200. Photo Artemis Gallery One of the finest bracelets from this culture we have handled! Typical tapered form decorated on each end with scrolls in relief, 6 repeating bands of incised lines along the center section - entire bracelet split lengthwise to allow it to be spread for putting it on the young princess or young prince who wore it. Size: 5" L. Condition Report: Near choice with fine... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2015

Dong Son Bronze Spear Head, Vietnam, ca. 1st millennium BCE

Dong Son Bronze Spear Head, Vietnam, ca. 1st millennium BCE. Estimated: $500 - $700. Photo Artemis Gallery Bronze spear head with long socket and wide blade with four cutouts. Rare to find! Size: 9" L. Condition Report: Loss to small portion of socket, else generally excellent Provenance: Ex-J. Connell collection, ex Piscopo collection - one of the most famous collections of Asian weapons out there! Antiquities, Pre-Columbian & Ethnographic Art by ArtemisGallery LIVE, July 31, 2015,... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2015

Bronze Bell, Vietnam, Dong Son culture

Bronze Bell, Vietnam, Dong Son culture (translated as "East Mountain Culture"), middle of the 1st millennium BCE. Estimated: $400 - $600. Photo Artemis Finely decorated bronze bell. Cast bell with small rounded suspension loop, decorated on all sides with repeating scrolls in high relief. Size: 4" H. Condition Report: Generally excellent with no losses, slightly misshapen Provenance: Ex-private southern California collection, acquired before 2000.  Antiquities, Pre-Columbian & Ethnographic... [Lire la suite]
07 mai 2013

Cast Bronze Dong Son Ge - Character On Nei, Vietnam, Dong Son Culture, Ca. 2000 Bce - 200 Ce.

Cast Bronze Dong Son Ge - Character On Nei, Vietnam, Dong Son Culture, Ca. 2000 Bce - 200 Ce. Photo Live Auctioners A Cast Bronze Ax (Ge) With An Impressed Character On Either Side Of The Nei (Base Of Ax). Circular Hole On Blade With Incised Concentric Circles Surrounding It On Either Side Of The Blade. 7"L. Estimate $5,000 - $7,500Provenance: Ex-j. Connell Collection. Microscopy Report Available Upon Request. Live Auctioners. Asian Art Through The Ages. May 17 - http://www.liveauctioneers.com
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18 octobre 2012

A bronze dagger holder, North Vietnam, Nghê An province, Dong Son culture, 500 BC.

A bronze dagger holder, North Vietnam, Nghê An province, Dong Son culture, 500 BC. Photo Nagel H. 7 cm. Estimate 800 € Property of a Berlin private collection Compare: Bô Van hóa thông Tin, 'Cô vât Viêt Nam', Hanoi, 2003, ill. 70. Hôi cô vât Hài Phòng. 'Cô vât Hâi Phông, 2009, ill. 21.  Nagel. "Asian Art". 2012/10/31 http://www.auction.de/

17 octobre 2012

A bronze situla. Vietnam, Dong Son Culture

A bronze situla. Vietnam, Dong Son Culture. Photo Nagel H. 21, D. 21 cm - Estimate 800 € Property of a Berlin private collection  Nagel. "Asian Art". 2012/10/31 http://www.auction.de
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12 mai 2012

Pedestal cup. Vietnam, Dong Son, 5th–1st century B.C.

Pedestal cup. Earthenware with incised decoration. 3 1/8 x 3 1/8 in. (8 x 8 cm). Vietnam, Dong Son, 5th–1st century B.C.  Anonymous gift. Accession number 2002.760. © 2012 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Hand-modeled cup on short stem foot, with incised decorations of diagonal lines. PROVENANCE: Collected by the donor in Vietnam in 1992 or slightly earlier CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ: Truong, Philippe, The Elephant and the Lotus: Vietnamese Ceramics in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2007 Museum... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2012

A group of bronze weapons. Khmer and Dong Son, circa 9th-13th century

A group of bronze weapons. Khmer and Dong Son, circa 9th-13th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2012 The two daggers with sharp points and flat blades centered by a ridge, the Dong Son axe with hollow handle, solid body, and variegated patina; 7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) high, each (3). Estimate $1,500 - $2,00 Provenance: Acquired in London Doris Wiener Gallery, New York, 1988 and 1993  Exhibited: International Fine Arts and Antique Dealers, New York, 1996 International Asian Art Fair, New York,... [Lire la suite]
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08 juin 2011

Breast Plate. Vietnam. Dong Son Culture (5th - 1st century BCE)

Breast Plate. Vietnam. Dong Son Culture (5th - 1st century BCE). © Galerie Christophe Hioco bronze, 6 3/8 inches. Price: $3,600.00 This square plate shows a remarkable symmetrical and stylised pattern of the typical Dong Son’s boats. On each of these boats, feathered men, probably warriors can be found. This type of plate may have been used as a chest protection for warriors, or to indicate the social rank of the holder.  This plate was cast with the lose-wax technique and has been found with other ones in some graves from... [Lire la suite]
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