07 octobre 2021

A gilt-bronze lion-form incense holder, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 104. A gilt-bronze lion-form incense holder, Tang Dynasty (618-907); Height 3 in., 7.6 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold: 69,300 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 standing foursquare with each paw on a cylindrical pedestal, looking fiercely ahead with head slightly turned, teeth bared, and curly cascading mane, the brawny muscular body harnessed and draped in a saddlecloth supporting a lobed joss stick holder, the bushy tail uplifted and alert. From the Collection of Bruce Dayton and... [Lire la suite]

07 octobre 2021

A small gilt-bronze figure of a bodhisattva, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 104. A small gilt-bronze figure of a bodhisattva, Tang dynasty (618-907); Height 2 in., 5.1 cm. Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot sold: 5,040 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 seated atop a circular lotus base in royal ease, with the right arm resting on the raised right knee, the expressive face looking intently in the same direction, adorned with an ornamented headdress, jewelry, sashes, and a draped dhoti, wood stand. From the Collection of Bruce Dayton and Ruth Stricker Dayton. ... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2021

A rare and large fragmentary gilt-bronze figure of a goose, Han dynasty (206-220 AD)

Lot 103. A rare and large fragmentary gilt-bronze figure of a goose, Han dynasty (206-220 AD); Height 17½ in., 44.5 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD. Lot sold: 44,100 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 comprising four finely cast gilt-bronze components and a later-added Perspex body, the bird with elongated S-curved neck and an elegantly tapering beak, the eyes indicated by a pair of recessed circles, all supported on a pair of sturdy webbed feet, with an upturned tail fanned out. From the... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2021

A bronze reliquary box and a large gilt-bronze alms bowl, Ming dynasty

Lot 1096. A bronze reliquary box and a large gilt-bronze alms bowl, Ming dynasty; d. 23.5 and h. 12.1 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 HKD. Lot Sold: 44,100 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including Song Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection, Hong Kong, 26 August 2021
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02 septembre 2021

A gilt-bronze mask, Ming - Qing dynasty

Lot 1069. A gilt-bronze mask, Ming - Qing dynasty; d. 25.8 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 HKD. Lot Sold: 40,320 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Note: A larger example was sold at Sotheby's New York, 19/20th March 2007, lot 543 (USD 33,600). Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including Song Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection, Hong Kong, 26 August 2021
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02 septembre 2021

A pair of gilt-bronze stirrups, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1064. A pair of gilt-bronze stirrups, Tang dynasty (618-907); 7 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD. Lot Sold: 20,160 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Note: An identical pair in the Palace Museum, Beijing, is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum. Bronze Articles for Daily Use, Hong Kong, 2006, pl. 179. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including Song Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection, Hong Kong, 26 August 2021
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22 août 2021

A gilt-bronze 'Buddha and Apsara' mandorla and a gilt-silver 'Kalavinka' plaque, Sui-Tang dynasty (581-907)

Lot 1047. A gilt-bronze 'Buddha and Apsara' mandorla and a gilt-silver 'Kalavinka' plaque, Sui-Tang dynasty (581-907); 13.7 and 17 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD. Lot sold: 27,720 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's the mandorla cast and decorated with three seated Buddhas and two flying Apsaras. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including Song Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection, Hong Kong, 26 August 2021
11 juillet 2021

A gilt-bronze 'mythical beast' seal, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 5043. A gilt-bronze 'mythical beast' seal, Song dynasty (960-1279); 6.2 by 6.2 by 7.3 cm, with wood stand and Japanese wood box. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD. Lot sold: 252,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021  
01 juillet 2021

Ming dynasty cloisonné enamels sold at Sotheby's Paris, 10 juin 2021

Lot 173. A gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel 'Lion' vase, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; H. 22.2 cm, 8¾ in. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 EUR. Lot sold: 7,560 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. depicting four multi-coloured Buddhist lions frolicking among auspicious items and vying for beribboned brocade balls, above four celestial horses galloping on a wavy sea and beneath a band of white-ground lappets and ruyi borders encircling the shoulder, the neck decorated... [Lire la suite]
09 juin 2021

A rare turquoise gilt-bronze belt hook, Warring States-Han Dynasty

. Lot 547. A rare turquoise gilt-bronze belt hook, Warring States-Han Dynasty; 21cm (8 1/4in) long. Sold for £ 19,000 (€ 22,079). © Bonhams.  Cast with a central writhing chilong, terminating at each end with a mythical-beast head, the reverse with a round knob, finely inlaid with turquoise stones, box.Note: See a related turquoise-inlaid gilt bronze belt hook, Eastern Zhou dynasty, J.Rawson and E.Bunker, Ancient Chinese and Ordos Bronzes, Hong Kong, 1990, no.132. Bonhams. Roger Keverne Ltd Moving On (Part II),... [Lire la suite]