14 septembre 2021

An archaic bronze bell (Bo), Eastern Zhou Dynasty, Spring and Autumn period

  Lot 39. An archaic bronze bell (Bo), Eastern Zhou Dynasty, Spring and Autumn period. Height 10¾ in., 27.2 cm. Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 of tapered oval section, each side cast with four principal registers, the broad lowest register cast in low relief with a taotie mask formed of interlinked dragons, the upper three registers divided by a central vertical panel and each bearing six large hemispherical bosses cast in the form of coiled dragons,... [Lire la suite]

14 juillet 2021

A celadon and russet jade disc, bi, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 2100. A celadon and russet jade disc, bi, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475-221 BC); d. 21 cm. Estimate: 150,000 - 200,000 HKD. Lot sold: 189,000HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Eclectic. Hong Kong, 14 July 2021
06 juillet 2021

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel, pan, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn Period (771–476 BC)

  Lot 5012. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel, pan, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn Period (771–476 BC); 45.5 cm, with Japanese wood box and four X-rays. Estimate: 160,000 - 200,000 HKD. Lot sold: 756,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, 2010. Note: The interior is later inscribed in the Eastern Han dynasty with the characters zhongping sannian, the third year of Zhongping, corresponding to A.D. 186. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including a... [Lire la suite]
05 novembre 2020

Bronze from a Princely Collection sold at Christie's London, 3 November 2020

  Lot 10. A rare bronze tripod pouring vessel and a cover, Xiaoliuding, Late Western Zhou dynasty, 8th - 7th century B.C.; 4 7/8 in. (12.4cm.) wide across handles. Estimate GBP 250,000 - GBP 350,000. Price realised GBP 325,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The pouring vessel is cast with rounded sides supported by three cabriole legs. The body is decorated in flat relief with frieze scales in two horizontal bands, all below a border of... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2020

A jade arc-shaped 'animal mask' ornament, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (770-475 BC)

Lot 68. A jade arc-shaped 'animal mask' ornament, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (770-475 BC); 6.3 by 5.3 cm, 2 ½ by 2 ⅛ in. Estimate: 240,000 - 300,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the convex surface divided into two registers with a raised band, each of the register skilfully worked with an animal mask flanked by a pair of birds, each detailed with a hooked beak and round eye, all between two flanges decorated with scrollwork and pierced with two apertures. Property from the Hei-Chi... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2020

A celadon jade 'animal mask' plaque, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (770-475 BC)

Lot 62. A celadon jade 'animal mask' plaque, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (770-475 BC); 3.7 cm, 1 ⅜ in. Estimate: 100,000 - 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 176,400 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. skilfully worked on one side with the upper trapezoidal section rendered with double-line scrollwork and pierced with three apertures, including a pair of reverse U-form, the lower section depicting the animal mask, the reverse with one bevelled section, the top and base of the plaque with two... [Lire la suite]

06 octobre 2020

A white jade figure of a recumbent pig, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (770-475 BC)

Lot 56. A white jade figure of a recumbent pig, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (770-475 BC); 3.7 cm, 1 ⅜ in. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 HKD HKD. Lot sold 189,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. skilfully worked with a protruding and upturned snout, the sides of the rounded body rendered with low-relief scrollwork echoing the haunches and short spiral tail, pierced through with an aperture, the white stone with light russet patches. Property from the Hei-Chi Collection. ... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2020

An agate 'phoenix' ring, huan, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (770-475 BC)

Lot 49. An agate 'phoenix' ring, huan, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (770-475 BC); 7.2 cm, 2 ¾ in. Estimate: 80,000 - 100,000 HKD HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. similarly decorated on both sides with a central raised frieze incised with eight groups of stylised scrollwork alternating with cross-hatch lines, encircled by a bevelled outer ring with eight pairs of phoenix. Property from the Hei-Chi Collection. Literature: Jiang Tao and Liu Yunhui, Jades from the Hei-Chi... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2020

A celadon jade 'coiled dragon' pendant, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (770-475 BC)

Lot 26. A celadon jade 'coiled dragon' pendant, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (770-475 BC); 8.1 cm, 3 ⅛ in. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 327,600 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. skilfully worked on each side to depict a dragon with an agape jaw and extending a tongue, the C-shaped body detailed with scrollwork and pierced with an aperture, the pale greyish-celadon stone with darker inclusions. Property from the Hei-Chi Collection. Literature: Jiang Tao and Liu... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2020

A superb white jade S-shaped 'dragon and phoenix' pendant, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 13. A superb white jade S-shaped 'dragon and phoenix' pendant, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475-221 BC); 6.9 by 12.5 cm, 2 ¾ by 4 ⅞ in. Estimate: 400,000 - 600,000 HKD. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. well worked from a translucent white stone, the thick S-shaped pendant skilfully rendered to depict a sinuous dragon with its coiled body detailed with spiral bosses and terminating in a phoenix head. Property from the Hei-Chi Collection. Literature: Jiang Tao and... [Lire la suite]