01 mars 2017

A gilt-bronze taotie mask fitting with loose ring handle, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 861. A gilt-bronze taotie mask fitting with loose ring handle, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Estimate: USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The well-cast mask is finely detailed with striated hair markings and a ring-punched ground and suspends a loose ring from the down-turned nose which continues into a rectangular tab on the back below another tab pierced for attachment. 6 in. (15.2 cm.) high overall, stand Provenance: Christie’s New York, 1 December 1988, lot 150.The... [Lire la suite]

01 mars 2017

A pair of gilt-bronze rectangular belt plaques, North China, 3rd-2nd century AD

Lot 860. A pair of gilt-bronze rectangular belt plaques, North China, 3rd-2nd century AD. Estimate: USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. Each plaque is cast with two addorsed ungulates shown in a recumbent position facing the outer edge and with their back legs rotated up over their backs where they flank their tails which terminate in confronted roe heads, all within a double rope border. Each has two attachment loops on the reverse which bears a woven pattern indicating that the plaque was... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2017

Two gilt-bronze rectangular belt plaques, North China, 3rd-2nd century AD

Lot 857. Two gilt-bronze rectangular belt plaques, North China, 3rd-2nd century AD. Estimate: USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. Each plaque is cast in relief with an ungulate being attacked by a bear and a wolf, the design incorporating raptor heads along the lower, upper and inner edges. Each has two vertical attachment loops on the reverse, and one is pierced with a single hole. 4 ¾ and 4 5/8 in. (12 and 11.8 cm.) long, box Provenance: Pierced plaque: acquired in Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2017

A very rare gilt-bronze feline-form ornament, North China, 1st-2nd century AD

Lot 847. A very rare gilt-bronze feline-form ornament, North China, 1st-2nd century AD. Estimate: USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The finely cast feline is shown gracefully prowling with head turned to the side and right fore-paw raised, the end of the tail hidden behind the right rear paw. Two pins project from the almost flat reverse. 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) long, box Provenance: Private collection, France, before 1945.The Erwin Harris Collection, Miami, Florida, before... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2017

A finely cast gilt-bronze 'chimera' incense burner and cover, mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 3759. A finely cast gilt-bronze 'chimera' incense burner and cover, mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435). Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 HKD. Lot sold 875,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. boldly cast as an incense burner in the form of a luduan depicted standing on a snake-like mythical creature, gripping it with its four claws, the serpentine figure coiled around forming the base of the vessel, the beast’s head flaring nostrils and bushy eyebrows, the hollow body cast with... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2016

A gilt-bronze circular box and cover, Qianlong four-character mark and possibly of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 138. A gilt-bronze circular box and cover, Qianlong four-character mark and possibly of the period (1736-1795). Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 12,460 - USD 18,690). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016.  The cover is moulded with three pomegranates and blossoming branches. The sides of the box are decorated with further flowers. 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) diam.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 8 November 2016, London, King Street

04 novembre 2016

A rare and finely cast gilt-bronze figure of Sakyamuni, Sui dynasty (581-618)

Lot 194. A rare and finely cast gilt-bronze figure of Sakyamuni, Sui dynasty (581-618). Estimate GBP 100,000 - GBP 150,000 (USD 123,300 - USD 184,950). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The figure is modelled wearing flowing robes, with the right hand raised in abhayamudra and the left hand resting on the lap. The face displays a serene expression, with pendulous earlobes and the hair is tied into a top knot. The figure is supported on a later lacquered wood double-lotus base. 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) high... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2016

A rare gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin and a child, late Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 1228. A rare gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin and a child, late Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century. Estimate: USD 80,000 ~ 120,000. Price Realised  USD 93,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bodhisattva is shown seated in rajalilasana holding a pearl in the right hand and the left supporting a young boy seated on the left knee. A shawl is draped over the shoulders and a broad belt is tied with a bow around the top of the dhoti which is folded at the... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2016

A rare gilt-bronze 'mythical beast' weight, Western Han dynasty

Lot 15. A rare gilt-bronze 'mythical beast' weight, Western Han dynasty. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's the domed weight deftly cast in the round in the form of combating animals,  centered by a large predatory beast, possibly a tiger, attacking two bears, with its sharp fanged teeth sunk into the haunches of one and tramping the other under its left foreleg, with a wild boar in pursuit behind, the bodies twisted and entwined, morphing into a solid mass of bodies, the base ungilt,... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2016

A pair of gilt-bronze 'Dragon' bowls, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

Lot 3214. A pair of gilt-bronze 'Dragon' bowls, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot sold 860,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of globular form, the deep rounded sides rising from a splayed foot to a raised rim, cast and gilt in high relief with two five-clawed dragons pacing above turbulent waves in reach of a 'flaming pearl', their scaly bodies writhing amidst stylized flames and clouds, a cragged cliff battered by the tempestuous sea on the reverse,... [Lire la suite]
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