13 décembre 2022

A bronze sword, Eastern Zhou-Han dynasty, 3rd-2nd century BC

Lot 199. A bronze sword, Eastern Zhou-Han dynasty, 3rd-2nd century BC; 65.2 cm. Lot sold: 201,600 HKD (Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 the sword rendered with a circular pommel and set with two rings on the grip, the long blade with a central ridge and bevelled edges. Provenance: Luen Chai Curios, Hong Kong, 14th July 1988. Literature: Jessica Rawson and Emma C. Bunker, Ancient Chinese and Ordos Bronzes, Hong Kong, 1990, cat. no. 65. ... [Lire la suite]

18 octobre 2022

Four Antique Jade Bi from The Robert and Jean-Pierre Rousset Collection at Bonhams Cornette de Saint Cyr Paris

Lot 5. A Yellow Jade 'Grain' Disc, Bi, Warring States Period-Han Dynasty (475 BC-220 AD); 12.1cm (4 6/8in) diam. Estimate 3 000 € - 5 000 €. Sold for €14,025. Photo Fabrice Gousset. Finely carved in relief to each side with evenly spaced 'spiral grain' bosses, between narrow raised bands to the inner and outer rims, the finely polished stone of yellowish green tone with some areas of creamy russet inclusions. Provenance: Robert Rousset, Paris (1901-1981), acquired prior to... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2022

A pale green jade 'dragon' pendant, Eastern Zhou-Han dynasty

Lot 143. A pale green jade 'dragon' pendant, Eastern Zhou-Han dynasty. Length 6¾ in., 17.1 cm. Lot sold: 9,450 USD (Estimate: 2,500 - 3,500 USD). © Sothebys.  Provenance: Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.8.29.. Literature: Rose Kerr et al., Chinese Antiquities from the Wou Kiuan Collection. Wou Lien-Pai Museum, Hong Kong, 2011, pl. 173. Sotheby's. A Journey Through China's History. The Dr Wou Kiuan... [Lire la suite]