25 mars 2015

Six small silver bird-form finials, China, Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Six small silver bird-form finials, China, Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Price Realized $23,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each stylized bird almost identically cast with long tail and its head turned toward its back, the beak just touching its wing feathers; 2 ¼ in. (5.8 cm.) long, box; 330 g Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1991.  Notes: Compare the bronze bird-form finial exhibited by J.J. Lally &... [Lire la suite]

24 mars 2015

A zitan box with a painting by Huang Nian, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period and a bronze 'TLV' mirror, Han Dynasty

A zitan box with a painting by Huang Nian, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period and a bronze 'TLV' mirror, Han Dynasty. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,000,000 HKD (284,858 - 341,830 EUR). Photo Sotheby's comprising a zitan box bordered along the edges with a key-fret band, constructed with a slidable rectangular panel forming the opening of the box; a circular zitan panel centred with a circular aperture, well carved on one side with four phoenix soaring amidst... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2015

A dark green-glazed red pottery jar, hu, China, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

A dark green-glazed red pottery jar, hu, China, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Price Realized $6,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The sides applied with a pair of mask and ring handles, the exterior covered with a dark green glaze, the interior of the neck with a clear glaze; 15 ¼ in. (38.8 cm.) high Provenance: Christian Humann (d.1981), New York, by 1972, named the Pan-Asian Collection by 1977. The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in 1982. Exhibited: On loan:... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2015

A large amber-glazed pottery jar and a cover, hu, China, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

A large amber-glazed pottery jar and a cover, hu, China, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Estimate $2,500 - $3,500. Price Realized $6,250 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Imitating a bronze prototype, with bulbous body and flared neck rising to a deep rim, the sides molded with taotiemasks between triple line borders, covered overall with a deep amber glaze; the matched brown-glazed cover molded with figures, an elephant, an ox and a camel in a mountainous landscape; 20 ½ in. (52 cm.) high, box ... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2015

A large grey pottery column, China, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

A large grey pottery column, China, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Price Realized $10,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Raised on a square base, the faceted column carved with decorative patterns and supporting a square capital; 46 ¾ in. (118.7 cm.) high, stand   Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1988.   Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH PART IV - CHINESE WORKS OF ART: METALWORK, SCULPTURE AND... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2015

Two painted dark grey pottery figures of ducks, China, Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Two painted dark grey pottery figures of ducks, China, Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Price Realized $9,375. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each shown seated on a flat base, with arched neck, the feathers of the plump bodies detailed, with traces of white pigment; 7 ½ and 7 ¾ in. (19 and 19.7 cm.) long Provenance: Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, before 1968.Christian Humann (d.1981), New York, named the Pan-Asian Collection by 1977. The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in... [Lire la suite]


23 mars 2015

Two bronze circular mirrors, China, Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Two bronze circular mirrors, China, Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $4,375 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 One a 'TLV' mirror, the central knob rising from a quatrefoil within a square, surrounded by eight nipples amidst birds, a tiger and rat, as well as 'TLV' motifs, all below a band of scroll on the rim, with reddish oxidation; the other mirror with a central knob surrounded by seven animals and two immortals within a narrow inscription border and other decorative... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2015

A pair of painted grey pottery figures of horses and riders, China, Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

A pair of painted grey pottery figures of horses and riders, China, Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Estimate $18,000 - $25,000. Price Realized $47,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each horse shown standing foursquare facing forward with mouth open and decorated with painted trappings, each separate rider made to sit astride the horse and with sockets within the ends of the sleeves of his tunic for the insertion of hands, all detailed in dark red, orangey red and black pigments - 26 ¼ in. (66.7 cm.) high ... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2015

Gisèle Croës, 'From this Life to Eternity' at Asia Week New York 2015

Large wood sculpture of Guanyin, Song Dynasty (960-1279). Wood, traces of polychromy and gilding. Height: 134 cm (52 3/4 in.). Photo Studio Roger Asselberghs - Frédéric Dehaen. Gisèle Croës at Asia Week New York 2015  Small kneeling figure, water container and dropper. Southwest China, Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220), circa 1st century BC - 1st century AD. Bronze. Height: 5.5 inches (14 cm). Credit: Photo Studio Roger Asselberghs – Frédéric Dehaen. Gisèle Croës at Asia... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2015

The beauty of jade Warring States Period and Han Dynasty jades on view at Throckmorton Fine Art

The 75 archaic small-scale Chinese jade carvings on view are nothing less than sculptures, works of art remarkable not just for their extraordinary workmanship but also because they embody the vast and complex field of Chinese cosmology and mythology. NEW YORK, NY.- Throckmorton Fine Art is presenting an important exhibition of ancient Chinese jade created during the first high age in their development, from CA 475 BCE during the Warring States era, to 220 CE, the 2nd century BC, under the Early Han Dynasty, from March 5th to April... [Lire la suite]


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