13 mai 2020

An archaic bronze ‘mythical beast’ paperweight, Eastern Han dynasty

Lot 543. An archaic bronze ‘mythical beast’ paperweight, Eastern Han dynasty; 6.2cm wide. Estimate HK$80,000 - 120,000. Sold for HK$ 937,500 (€ 111,749). Courtesy Bonhams. Realistically cast in the form of a chi dragon, raised on four strong limbs ending in powerful talons, the body with ribbed torso and twisted with elongated neck, the head turned to the right and framed with a pair of horns, the jaws open revealing sharp teeth, all ending in a bifurcated tail. Bonhams. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]

26 août 2019

A small gold-inlaid bronze garment hook, Eastern Han dynasty, 2nd-3rd century BC

Lot 862. A small gold-inlaid bronze garment hook, Eastern Han dynasty, 2nd-3rd century BC; 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) long. Estimate USD 2,500 - USD 4,000. Price realised USD 2,125. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. One end with semi-circular outer section and faceted inner section inlaid in gold with scrolls, with a circular button on the underside, the faceted shaft and hook with angular scrolls, box. Provenance: Acquired in Kyoto, 1994. Exhibited: The Glorious Traditions of Chinese... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2019

A silvered bronze 'beast' inscribed mirror, Eastern Han dynasty, dated to the third year of Zhongping, corresponding to 186 AD

Lot 126. A silvered bronze 'beast' inscribed mirror, Eastern Han dynasty, dated to the third year of Zhongping, corresponding to 186 AD. Diameter 5 5/8  in., 14.3 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. cast with concentric circles centering a pierced domed knop, the innermost band with four prowling winged felines each shown in profile in high relief and divided by raised squares each enclosing four characters, the following band with twelve raised squares each... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2019

A rare and large bronze and green-glazed pottery ‘Money tree’, Eastern Han dynasty, 1st-3nd century AD

  Lot 1605. A rare and large bronze and green-glazed pottery ‘Money tree’, Eastern Han dynasty, 1st-3nd century AD;48 in. (122 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The green-glazed reddish pottery base is molded in the form of two beasts crouching on top of one another, supporting a cylinder into which fits the slender trunk of the bronze tree, which is fitted with four tiers of flat openwork plaques forming the main branches emanating from the central rod. The branches... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2018

Department of Asian Art at The Met to co-host reception with Asia Week New York

Figure of a dog, China, Eastern Han dynasty, 25–220 A.D. Earthenware with dark green glaze. Gift of Stanley Herzman, in memory of Adele Herzman, 1991 (1991.253.1). Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. NEW YORK, NY.- The Department of Asian Art of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Asia Week New York will co-host the annual reception in the Asian art galleries of The Museum on Monday, March 19 to celebrate Asia Week.  This private by-invitation only reception has become a must attend event on the... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2017

The MET presents 'Age of Empires: Chinese Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties (221 B.C.–A.D. 220)'

Kneeling Archer (detail), Qin dynasty (221–206 B.C.). Earthenware, H. 491⁄16 in. (122 cm). Excavated in 1977, pit no. 2, mausoleum complex of Qin Shihuangdi (d. 210 B.C.), Lintong, Shaanxi Province. Photo: Courtesy Qin Shihuangdi Mausoleum Site Museum, Lintong  “When you see your face reflected here, this mirror will dispel all harms and woes. May the Central Kingdom [China] be peaceful and secure, and prosper for generations and generations to come, by following the great law that governs all.”—excerpt... [Lire la suite]

29 janvier 2017

Mirror (Jing) with 'TLV' Design, China, Eastern Han dynasty, 25-220

Mirror (Jing) with 'TLV' Design, China, Eastern Han dynasty, 25-220. Cast bronze, 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (1.27 x 16.51 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Lidow (AC1998.251.29). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
29 janvier 2017

Mirror (Jing) with Eight-pointed Star, China, Eastern Han dynasty, 25-220

Mirror (Jing) with Eight-pointed Star, China, Eastern Han dynasty, 25-220. Cast bronze. Diameter: 6 1/2 in. (16.51 cm). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Lidow (AC1998.251.27). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
04 octobre 2016

A silvery bronze mirror, Eastern Han dynasty (25-220)

Lot 1130. A silvery bronze mirror, Eastern Han dynasty (25-220). Price Realised  USD 21,250. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2011. The knob encircled by a band of nine bosses joined by leafy tendrils, hatchured and plain bands, and an outer field of seven roundels with a central nipple that alternate with a seated Daoist immortal and six divine beasts and birds, all within another hatchured border below dogtooth and zigzag bands on the rim, with added silvery patination on some of the decoration, with silvery grey... [Lire la suite]
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04 octobre 2016

A bronze figural mirror, Eastern Han dynasty (25-220)

Lot 1123. A bronze figural mirror, Eastern Han dynasty (25-220); 8 7/8 in. (22.6 cm.) diam. Price Realised  USD 50,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2011. The large knob surrounded by a narrow decorative band and an outer field of four seated immortals surrounded by numerous Daoist figures, dignitaries, entertainers, four nipples encircled by beaded borders, and four brief inscriptions, all crisply cast within a hatchured band below dogtooth and cloud bands on the canted rim, the outer edge also canted,... [Lire la suite]