03 novembre 2022

A rare gilt-bronze documentary belt-hook, Eastern Han Dynasty, dated 76 AD and of the period

Lot 12. A rare gilt-bronze documentary belt-hook, Eastern Han Dynasty, dated 76 AD and of the period; 14cm (5 1/2in) long. Sold for 2,040 €. Photo Fabrice Gousset. The arched shaft shaped as the sinuous body of a dragon, finely inlaid in gold with swirling clouds and waves, the hook formed by a small dragon head with large snout and bulging eyes, the reverse inscribed in gold with a calligraphic inscription and set with a circular button decorated with geometric designs. Provenance: Robert Rousset, Paris... [Lire la suite]

20 octobre 2022

A very rare gilt-bronze incised 'hunting scene' tripod container and cover, lian, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-9 AD)

  Lot 215. A very rare gilt-bronze incised 'hunting scene' tripod container and cover, lian, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-9 AD); 23.5cm (9 2/8in) diam. x 23.5cm (9 2/8in) high. (2). Estimate 30 000 € - 50 000 €. Photo Fabrice Gousset. The cylindrical vessel raised on three kneeling bear supports, divided into registers by three bowstrings, variously decorated around the sides with an intricate incised designs of lappets and scrollwork with a scene of a man wielding a spear hunting a... [Lire la suite]
12 octobre 2022

A highly important gilt-bronze seated figure of Avalokiteshvara, Acuoye Guanyin, Dali Kingdom, 11th - 12th century

The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung. Lot 10. A highly important gilt-bronze seated figure of Avalokiteshvara, Acuoye Guanyin, Dali Kingdom, 11th - 12th century; h. 37.8 cm, overall 41.9 cm. Lot sold: 48,775,000 HKD (Estimate: 15,000,000 - 20,000,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 elegantly seated in lalitasana with one leg pendant, the right hand raised in vitarka mudra, the gesture of teaching, the left arm lowered in varada... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2022

A pair of gilt-bronze 'lotus' belt plaques, Liao dynasty (907–1125)

Lot 3060. A pair of gilt-bronze 'lotus' belt plaques, Liao dynasty (907–1125); 10.5 and 11.5 cm. Lot sold: 15,120 HKD (Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Note: See a similar pair from the collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, sold in our New York rooms, 19th March 2002, lot 152. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online: A Private Asian Collection, Hong Kong, 28 July 2022.
03 août 2022

Bronzes from Warring States period - Han dynasty sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 28 July 2022

Lot 3053. A pair of gilt-bronze 'dragon' horse chanfrons, Warring States period - Han dynasty; 20.8 cm. Lot sold: 63,000 HKD (Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Provenance: Feng Wen Tang Collection, 1990s.Acquired in Hong Kong, 31st May 2016. Lot 3058. A group of 10 Ordos bronze 'bird' ornaments, Western Han dynasty; 5 to 17 cm. Lot sold: 30,240 HKD (Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Provenance: Mandala Fine Arts,... [Lire la suite]
10 juillet 2022

A gilt-bronze 'floral' cup with handles, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 3132. A gilt-bronze 'floral' cup with handles, Tang dynasty (618-907). H 4.3cm 73g. Estimate HKD 120,000 - 150,000. Sold for 144,000 HKD. © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022. Provenance: 1. Purchased from J.J. Lally & Co.2. The Ten-views Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection. Poly Auction. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 14 Jul 2022

09 juillet 2022

A gilt-bronze stem cup, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 3125. A gilt-bronze stem cup, Tang dynasty (618-907). H 6.7cm. Estimate HKD 250,000 - 350,000. Sold for 288,000 HKD. © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022. Provenance: 1. Purchased from J.J. Lally & Co.2. The Ten-views Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection. Exhibited: J.J. Lally & Co., XXV Biennale des Antiquaires: Grand Palais, Paris, September 2010. Literature: J.J. Lally & Co., XXV Biennale des Antiquaires: Grand Palais, Paris, September 2010. ... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2022

A fine and rare gilt-bronze engraved wine cup, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 87. A fine and rare gilt-bronze engraved wine cup, Tang dynasty (618-907). 7.3 cm, 2 7/8 in. Lot sold: 44,100 EUR (Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 EUR). © Sotheby's 2022 of small size, the bowl with horizontal groove just below the slightly everted lip, finely engraved in three zones with birds in flight and perched amidst scrolling, flowering plants, above a short 'canopy' engraved with dentate ornament, supported on a spherical-knopped stem and conical foot, the latter engraved with... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2022

A rare inscribed gilt-bronze figure of Yuanshi Taizun, by Chen Yanqing, Ming dynasty, early 15th century

Lot 285. A rare inscribed gilt-bronze figure of Yuanshi Taizun, by Chen Yanqing, Ming dynasty, early 15th century. Height 8⅜ in., 21.2 cm. Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 USD. © Sothebys. the reverse with a six-character inscription reading Qiantang Chen Yanqing zao, Perspex stand (2). Provenance: Private Collection, acquired prior to 1997, and thence by descent. Note: This piece is notable on account of its inscription, which identifies its maker as Chen Yanqing, a sculptor who... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2022

A gilt-bronze sword guard, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 48. A gilt-bronze sword guard, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). Width 4⅛ in., 10.5 cm. Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot sold: 3,528 USD. © Sothebys.  Provenance: Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, coll. no. H.M.103. Sotheby's. A Journey Through China's History. The Dr Wou Kiuan Collection Part 1, New York, 22 March 2022
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