26 août 2019

A rare bronze zoomorphic circular fitting, Han dynasty, Dian culture, circa 2nd century BC

Lot 867. A rare bronze zoomorphic circular fitting, Han dynasty, Dian culture, circa 2nd century BC; 4¾ in. (12 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 74,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. Thinly cast, the slightly dished front cast in high relief in the center with a humanoid/owl mask with long pointed nose/beak above teeth-like markings, surrounded by a band of rays within zigzag borders, the slightly convex back with concave center and set with two... [Lire la suite]

26 août 2019

A rare silver-inlaid bronze cylindrical chariot canopy pole fitting, Han dynasty, circa 3rd-2nd century BC

Lot 1147. A rare silver-inlaid bronze cylindrical chariot canopy pole fitting, Han dynasty, circa 3rd-2nd century BC; 14 1/8 in. (35.6 cm.) long. Estimate 18,000 - USD 25,000 USD. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2011. The upper and lower sections finely inlaid in silver sheet and wire with a complex pattern of geometric bird scroll, the two sections joined by a grooved coupling inlaid with bands of silver sheet, box. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1992. ... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2019

A rare pale grey jade disc, bi, Han dynasty, 2nd-1st century BC

Lot 481. A rare pale grey jade disc, bi, Han dynasty, 2nd-1st century BC; 5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 121,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Each side carved in relief with a field of comma spirals set within narrow, raised borders, the translucent stone and of even yellow tone and finely polished, box, stand. Property from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm E. Mcpherson Provenance: Acquired in the 1980s. Note: A very similarly carved yellow... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2019

A large pale grey jade disc, bi, Han dynasty, 2nd-1st century BC 

Lot 477. A large pale grey jade disc, bi, Han dynasty, 2nd-1st century BC; 8¼ in. (21 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Both sides with a plain inner and outer border, with a wide band of faceted comma spirals carved in low relief within an hexagonal criss-cross gridwork set within a striated border, and an outer band carved with outward-facing bovine masks with long, scrolling horns, the pale grey stone with some black and russet... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2019

Three green and russet jade bi discs, Han Dynasty or later

Lot 95. Three green and russet jade bi discs, Han Dynasty or later. The largest bi 14cm (5.1/2in) diam. Estimate £ 1,500 - 2,000 (€ 1,700 - 2,300). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Carved with spiral and geometric designs; and a mottled green and russet jade mythical beast seal, Ming Dynasty or earlier.  The Durwin Tang Collection of Chinese Jades. Bonhams. Asian Art, London, 13 May 2019 - 14 May 2019
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06 janvier 2019

An unusual bronze scoop, Han dynasty, circa 3rd-2nd century BC 

Lot 1203. An unusual bronze scoop, Han dynasty, circa 3rd-2nd century BC; 10½ in. (26.8 cm.) long, stand. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 9,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The deep rounded bowl with everted rim leading into the hollowed handle which is cast on the interior with two characters, er rong, and is spanned at the curved end by a mask with bird-like tail, with mottled milky green encrustation inside and out.  Provenance: J.T. Tai & Co., New York,... [Lire la suite]

03 mars 2018

Ralph M. Chait Galleries at Asia Week New York, 15-24 march 2018

Imperial Chinese Rouge de Fer Glazed Porcelain Birthday Dish. China, Kangxi period, ca. early 18th century. Porcelain. Diameter: 6 ¾ inches (17 cms) © Ralph M. Chait Galleries Decorated in the center with four characters reading: Hong Fu Qi Tian:  “Happiness as Vast as Heaven”; surrounded with finely incised decoration of two Imperial Five Clawed dragons amidst cloud and flame scrolls.  The rim, with bats in rouge de fer to convey good fortune. Apocryphal six character Chenghua Ming mark.... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2018

An archaic bronze horse, Han dynasty

Lot 49. An archaic bronze horse, Han dynasty; 8.2cm., 3 1/4 in., together with an archaic bronze ‘bird’ belthook, Han dynasty, and an Ordos bronze plaque. Estimate 1,500 — 2,000 GBP. Lot sold 10,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. cast standing with one foreleg extended forward, detailed with geometric patterns, wood stand, Japanese wood box; together with an archaic bronze ‘bird’ belthook, Han dynasty, wood stand and an Ordos bronze plaque, Japanese wood boxes. Quantité: 8 ... [Lire la suite]
27 novembre 2017

A bronze 'dragon and tiger' mirror, Han dynasty (206 B.C.E.-220 C.E.)

Lot 337. A bronze 'dragon and tiger' mirror, Han dynasty (206 B.C.E.-220 C.E.). Estimate 20,000-30,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the central boss surrounded by two dragons and tigers divided by four further bosses, all divided by narrow bands of diagonal lines14.3 cm, 5 5/8  in. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family. Sotheby's. Chinese Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family Collection, Hong Kong, 30 nov. 2017, 02:00 PM
25 octobre 2017

The Michael Michaels Collection of Early Chinese Art at Christie's London, 7 november 2017

  Lot 160. A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Late Shang dynasty (1600-1100 BC). 13 in (33 cm) high. Estimate 80,000 - GBP 120,000 (USD 105,600 - USD 158,400). Price realised GBP 248,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. Michael Michaels (Born: Magdeburg, Germany 1907 - Died: London, England 1986) In 1933, when the Nazis came to power in Germany, Michael Michaels fled to Britain as a penniless refugee. His first job was working in a raincoat factory owned by the Hammerson... [Lire la suite]