02 décembre 2022

A bronze 'tiger' ferrule, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 142. A bronze 'tiger' ferrule, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475-221 BC); 9.2 cm. Lot sold: 2,268,000 HKD (Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 modelled as a ferocious feline with open jaws, together with its front legs tightly grasping the robe-twist border, the muscular haunches terminating in sharp-clawed paws, the thick tail slightly coiling at the end, the body decorated overall with well-defined stripes enhanced by C-scrolls, the... [Lire la suite]

01 décembre 2022

A calcified jade 'dragon' pendant, huang, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 136. A calcified jade 'dragon' pendant, huang, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475-221 BC); 12.3 cm. Lot sold: 201,600 HKD (Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 carved on both sides as an arched dragon in profile, depicted with faintly incised eyes, short horns, and a long upturned snout with a striated band delineating the open mouth, the slender body finely rendered with two ridges and etched with rolling wave patterns on a ground of... [Lire la suite]
23 octobre 2022

A silver-inlaid bronze 'tiger head' ornament, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung. Lot 101. A silver-inlaid bronze 'tiger head' ornament, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475-221 BC); 4.8 by 4.7 by h. 2.5 cm. Lot sold: 302,400 HKD (Estimate: 300,000 - 500,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 well modelled in the form of a feline head with fine lines of silver inlay defining the details, the broad snout with a wide open mouth leading to a hollow interior and open at the back, the pair of... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2022

An important and extremely rare silver-inlaid bronze corner-piece, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period

The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung. Lot 19. An important and extremely rare silver-inlaid bronze corner-piece, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475-221 BC); h. 11 cm . Lot sold: 6,930,000 HKD (Estimate: 5,000,000 - 7,000,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 cast in the form of two mythical winged beasts confronted at the corner with their heads merging into one, each beast shown in profile in a semi-crouching position, depicted with narrow eyes, a... [Lire la suite]
14 octobre 2022

A bronze figure standing on a crouching beast, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period

The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung. Lot 15. A bronze figure standing on a crouching beast, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475-221 BC); 22.8 cm. Lot sold: 8,820,000 HKD (Estimate: 500,000 - 700,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 the man with a composed facial expression, detailed with alert eyes and a short moustache, his hair neatly tied under a top hat secured by strings knotted under the chin, wearing a long loosely-fitted robe of thick... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2022

Zhou dynasty Bronzes sold at Sotheby's Paris, 16 June 2022

Lot 80. An archaic bronze wine vessel, lei, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (770-475 BC). H. 25 cm, 9 7/8 in. ; L. 29 cm, 11 3/8 in. Lot sold: 40,320 EUR (Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 EUR). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from a European private collection. Provenance: Galerie 41, Monaco, 2nd May 2006.  Note: The intricate pattern sensitively cast on this piece is extraordinary, showcasing the virtuosity of the casters from the Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-256... [Lire la suite]

15 mars 2022

A greenish-yellow jade ring (Huan), Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period

Lot 144. A greenish-yellow jade ring (Huan), Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period. Diameter 2½ in., 6.5 cm. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD. Lot sold: 6,300 USD. © Sothebys. Provenance: Property of a Lady. Sotheby's London, 11th July 1967, lot 46. Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.8.17.   Sotheby's. A Journey Through China's History. The Dr Wou Kiuan Collection Part 1, New York, 22 March 2022
15 mars 2022

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

Lot 40. An archaic bronze bell (Bo), Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period. Height 10 in., 25.3 cm. Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD. Lot sold: 32,760 USD. © Sothebys. Provenance: Christie's London, 24th June 1968, lot 168. Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.8.38.  Literature: Rose Kerr et al., Chinese Antiquities from the Wou Kiuan Collection. Wou Lien-Pai Museum, Hong Kong, 2011, pl. 27. ... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2022

A pale green jade ornament, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period

Lot 34. A pale green jade ornament, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period. Length 1⅝ in., 4 cm. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold: 6,048 USD. © Sothebys. wood stand. Provenance: Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.3.16.  Sotheby's. A Journey Through China's History. The Dr Wou Kiuan Collection Part 1, New York, 22 March 2022
14 novembre 2021

A yellow and russet jade tubular bead, Eastern Zhou Dynasty

Lot 204. A yellow and russet jade tubular bead, Eastern Zhou Dynasty; 5.5cm (2 1/4in) long. Sold for £ 85,250 (€ 99,701). (Estimate £ 2,000 - £3,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The expertly-hollowed cylinder carved around the exterior with five bands of raised concave ribs, the stone of pale yellow-white tone with dark-brown-russet patches. Provenance: C. T. Loo Chinese Art (Frank Caro), New YorkMrs Gret Hasler (1895-1971), Winterthur, Switzerland, acquired from the above on 12 April 1954, and thence by descent.... [Lire la suite]
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