17 avril 2019

A russet jade pendant, huang, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period

Lot 3425. A russet jade pendant, huang, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475-221 BC); 12.4 cm, 4 7/8  in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot sold 300,000 HKD (38,643 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's the arc-shaped pendant with crisp edges and bordered along the upper and lower edges with thin bands, both sides worked with spiralling scrollwork, the top of the arch and each end of the pendant pierced with an aperture, the stone of a variegated green colour accentuated... [Lire la suite]

19 mars 2019

Treasure trove of Asian art to be sold by Hindman auction house

 © 2019 Hindman LCC. CHICAGO, IL.- Hindman LLC today announced the sale of Asian Works of Art, featuring property from the collections of Jane Davis Doggett and The Halim Time and Glass Museum, in addition to Chinese paintings from the estate of Mr. Julius Sih. Items from these collections, alongside numerous exceptional pieces of Chinese bronze and metalwork, will be sold at auction Monday, March 25, and will be on view in Chicago Thursday, March 21 through Monday, March 25. Several outstanding archaic... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2019

An exceptionally rare and important archaic bronze ceremonial halberd blade (ge), Eastern Zhou dynasty, early Spring and Autumn

Lot 111. An exceptionally rare and important archaic bronze ceremonial halberd blade (ge), Eastern Zhou dynasty, early Spring and Autumn period. Length 11 1/2  in., 29.1 cm. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely cast with the elongated yuan divided by a raised ridge in the middle of each side and extending downward to form the hu, inscribed to one side with eight characters reading Chu Qu Shutuo, Qu X zhisun,... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2018

Eric Pouillot at BRAFA 2019, Stand 26c

Amphora, China, Eastern Zhou Dynasty, period of the fighting kingdoms, 475-221 BC. Grey terracotta covered with 'noir de fumée', representing a jar with two handles intended for the conservation of cereal seeds. H 29 cm. © Eric Pouillot at BRAFA 2019, Stand 26c. Buffalo and cart, China, Northern Qi Dynasty, 550-577. Grey terracotta with traces of brown, red and white ochre pigments, representing a buffalo harnessed for the parade pulling a cart. H 30 x W 54 cm. © Eric Pouillot at... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2018

Galerie Christian Deydier at BRAFA 2019, Stand 22c

Bianhu, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period, circa 5th-3rd centuries BC. Ritual bronze fermented beverages vessel. H 36.5 cm. © Galerie Christian Deydier at BRAFA 2019, Stand 22c. Sow, China, Western Han dynasty, 2nd century BC. Gray earthenware. H 24 x W 46 cm. © Galerie Christian Deydier at BRAFA 2019, Stand 22c. Fat lady, China, Tang dynasty (618-907). Earthenware with green, orange, black and red pigments. H 38 cm. © Galerie Christian... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2018

J.J. Lally & Co at Asia Week New York, 15-24 march 2018

An Ancient Chinese Jade ‘Phoenix’ Stem Cup, Western Han Dynasty (206 B.C. – A.D. 9). Height 4 ½ inches (11.3 cm). An Archaic Jade Ceremonial Dagger-Axe (Ge), Shang Dynasty, circa 13th-11th Century B.C. Length 10 1⁄8 inches (25.7 cm). © J.J. Lally & Co. the thin blade with lightly beveled edges and shallow medial ridge curving gently to the point which is set off center, the tang pierced with a hole for hafting and cut with serrated teeth at the butt end, the stone... [Lire la suite]

17 décembre 2017

A bronze 'ding' with lid and two curved u-shaped handles, Eastern Zhou dynasty, late 6th to early 5th century BC

Lot 146. A bronze 'ding' with lid and two curved u-shaped handles, Eastern Zhou dynasty, late 6th to early 5th century BC. Estimate 5.000/8.000 €. Lot sold 17.000 €. Courtesy Nagel With animal masks in high relief at the top of the legs. Interlocking C-shaped dragons, alternately upright and inverted, fill the register on both the cover and the bowl. Narrower registers, one at the perimeter of the lid, the other encircling the lower part of the basin below the bow-string, contain S-shaped... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2017

A magnificent bronze mirror with turquoise and gold inlays, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States

Lot 159. A magnificent bronze mirror with turquoise and gold inlays, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States, diameter 18 cm. Estimate CHF 30 000 / 50 000 (€ 27 780 / 46 300). Sold for CHF 35 000  © Koller Bronze with turquoise inserts and gold exchange. Stylized kite decor on square basic structure, in the corners four circles, which appear again on the edge border. In the center small ring knob. Koller. Asian Art: Himalaya, China - Tuesday 29 October 2013
05 mai 2017

The Splendour of Jade at Bonhams Hong Kong. The Songzhutang Collection of Early Jades

The Songzhutang Collection of Early Jades from the Neolithic Period to the Yuan Dynasty. Photo: Bonhams HONG KONG - Bonhams are privileged to offer on Tuesday 30 May in Hong Kong, the Songzhutang Collection of early Jades, dating from the Neolithic Period to 14th century. The remarkable and diverse collection (also including later jade carvings of the Ming and Qing dynasties) was published in 2011 and has since become an important reference work in the subject. It was formed over four decades from as early as the... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2017

An ancient painted lacquer wine cup (er bei), Eastern Zhou Dynasty, circa 4th – 3rd Century B.C.

An ancient painted lacquer wine cup (er bei), Eastern Zhou Dynasty, circa 4th – 3rd Century B.C. © 2017 J.J. Lally & Co., New York of elongated oval form with rounded interior and flat base, the sides rising to a straight rim with narrow lip, the wide mouth framed by a pair of half-round ‘ear’ handles flaring out and rising up on opposite sides of the wide mouth, decorated on the interior and exterior of the rim and handles with a complex border of angular and hooked scrolls interspersed with and connected by... [Lire la suite]