28 février 2015

Three bronze mirrors with inscriptions, Han dynasty

Three bronze mirrors with inscriptions, Han dynasty. Estimation 2,000 — 3,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. thinly cast, each with clouds, stylized dragons and geometric designs, the inscriptions all in zhuanshu seal-script - Diameter of largest 4 3/8  in., 11.1 cm Provenance: Collection of Mackenzie Gordon, Jr., Washington D.C. Notes: Inscriptions: (1) May you attain one of the Three Orders of Dukedom. (2) You Sir, possess the qualifications for high official post. (3) Continue... [Lire la suite]
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28 février 2015

Two bronze 'Dragon' and 'Mythical Beast' mirrors, Han dynasty and Tang dynasty

Two bronze 'Dragon' and 'Mythical Beast' mirrors, Han dynasty and Tang dynasty. Estimation 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the first from the Han Dynasty, cast around the central knob with dragons emerging from clouds, the inscription written in lishu (Han clerical script) style; the second, Tang Dynasty, cast with four mythical beasts chasing each other, the inscription written in kaishu (Tang standard script). Diameter of larger 5 1/2  in., 14 cm ... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2015

A gilt bronze finial, Han dynasty

A gilt bronze finial, Han dynasty. Estimate US$ 10,000 - 15,000 (€8,800 - 13,000). Photo: Bonhams. Cast as a mythical bird in flight, with long, rectangular wings and a fan-shaped plume at the tail, the feathers of stylized geometric form, the head turned back with large eyes and a hooked beak and horn-like protuberances, attached to a heavily encrusted fitting, the surface of the bird with scattered areas of gilt loss, and encrustation. 2 5/8 in (6.7cm) long Provenance: Eskenazi Ltd., London. 5 June... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2015

A small gilt bronze support fitting, Han dynasty

A small gilt bronze support fitting, Han dynasty. Estimate US$ 10,000 - 15,000 (€8,800 - 13,000). Photo: Bonhams. Tubular and hollow-cast as a bird-like, winged creature with realistically rendered feathers and wings, clawed feet and a projecting, gaping beak, the animal crouching in a natural stance, the fitting supporting a round, lipped sockel, the bronze retaining most of its original gilt. 1 1/2in. (3.5cm) high Provenance: Eskenazi Ltd., London, 7 March 1985 Notes: Stylized, animal-form... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2015

A gilt bronze support fitting, Han dynasty

A gilt bronze support fitting, Han dynasty. Estimate US$ 20,000 - 30,000 (€18,000 - 26,000). Photo: Bonhams. Hollow cast, of tubular structure and finely executed, formed as a bear crouching on its knees, its clawed paws resting on its haunches, the head cocked to the left with jaws agape, the lips drawn back in a fierce display of well-articulated teeth, the eyes wide, the body delicately incised to illustrate the beast's thick pelt, with eight cavities for the insertion of stone inlay and with an... [Lire la suite]
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30 juillet 2014

A green-patinated bronze mirror, China, Han dynasty

A green-patinated bronze mirror, China, Han dynasty. Photo Nagel D. 9 cm. Estimate 100 € - Unsold Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst". Sale 710, 9.5.2014  - http://www.auction.de/  
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17 juin 2014

Chinese bronze mirrors from the Collection of Axel Lagrelius (1863‑1944) at Uppsala Auktion, 13 june 2014.

A Chinese bronze circular mirror, Han dynasty. Photo courtesy Uppsala Auktion. The small fluted loop framed by a band of interlinked archaic scrolls, with a steely patina and large patches of dark green encrustation. Diameter: 7.5 cm. Estimate: SEK 3.000 - 4.000 (EUR 330 - 440). Hammer price: SEK 3.600 Provenance: Axel Lagrelius (1863‑1944). Thence by descent. Translation from Lagrelius’s original collection catalogue;No. 31: Small, very thin mirror. The main decoration of c-shaped interlinked scrolls. The ground... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2014

A green-glazed hu, Han Dynasty

A green-glazed hu, Han Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's potted with a compressed globular body rising to a waisted neck and an everted mouthrim, applied overall with an iridescent green glaze; 15.6 cm., 6 1/8 in. Estimation 20,000 — 30,000 HKD Provenance: Bluett & Sons, London.PROPERTY FROM THE BAOYIZHAI COLLECTION Sotheby's. Playthings From The Collection of Edward T. Chow Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Collections Chinese Art Through the Eye of Sakamoto Gor - Asian Lacquer. Hong Kong | 27 mai... [Lire la suite]
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25 mai 2014

A pottery painted vessel, hu, and a pottery 'Cocoon' jar, Neolithic Period and Han Dynasty

A pottery painted vessel, hu, and a pottery 'Cocoon' jar, Neolithic Period and Han Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's the largest vessel surmounted by a short circular neck, flanked with a pair of small circular handles, the upper half decorated in a brown glaze with geometric patterns; the 'cocoon'-shaped jar supported on a high splayed foot, set with a neck rising to an everted rim, the pottery of a smooth texture and burnished to a reddish-beige colour; the largest vessel 40 cm., 15 3/4 in. Estimation 20,000 — 30,000 HKD ... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2014

An archaic bronze mirror, a silver inlaid belthook and a painted pottery vase, hu, Han Dynasty and Warring States Period

An archaic bronze mirror, a silver inlaid belthook and a painted pottery vase, hu, Han Dynasty and Warring States Period. Photo Sotheby's the archaic bronze mirror thinly and finely cast on one side with a small loop handle encircled by geometric shapes and mythical beasts; the belthook inlaid with geometric patterns along the arched shaft, the tip shaped as a mythical beast's head; the earthenware vase with a compressed globular body rising up to a waisted neck and an everted rim, the body decorated in black, red, blue... [Lire la suite]


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