09 mai 2015

A small collection of bronze mirrors, Han Dynasty and later

A small collection of bronze mirrors, Han Dynasty and later. Estimate £1,000 - 1,500 (€1,400 - 2,100). Photo: Bonhams. Comprising: a 'shan' mirror, crisply cast with the stylised character repeated over a ground of scrolling motifs; a smaller silvery bronze mirror with archaistic geometric and scrolling motifs, the latter resembling the character 'wen'; a TLV mirror with a scalloped edge; and a foliated mirror with geese amongst scrolling vines. 12cm (4 3/4in) diam. (4). Provenance: a European private... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2015

Jade and glass cicadas, Han Dynasty from the Tsuneichi Inoue Collection at Sotheby's, 13 may 2015

A study group of jade and glass cicadas, Han Dynasty. Estimate 2,500 — 3,000 GBP (3,391 - 4,070 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. comprising: a jade cicada and two glass cicadas; together with a glass dragon ornament, Warring States period, Japanese wood boxes. Quantité: 7. The largest: 5.5cm., 2 1/4 in. Provenance: The jade and glass cicadas: Mayuyama & Co. Ltd., Tokyo. Exhibition: The jade and glass cicadas: Tokubetu tenkan toyo kodai galasu... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2015

A green-glazed incense burner and cover, boshanlu, Han Dynasty

A green-glazed incense burner and cover, boshanlu, Han Dynasty. Estimate £1,000 - 1,500 (€1,400 - 2,100). Photo Bonhams. The exterior with bands of impress moulded decoration, raised on three bear form feet, the lid formed as a mystic mountain with five peaks, all covered in a degraded and crackled green lead glaze. 18.5cm (7 1/4in) high (2). Acquired by the vendor prior to 2000.  Note: Compare with a very similar incense burner also with bear-form feet and similar moulded decoration, dated Eastern... [Lire la suite]
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15 avril 2015

An incised green-glazed pottery box and cover, Han Dynasty

An incised green-glazed pottery box and cover, Han Dynasty. Estimate 1,357- 2,713 EUR. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. of circular form, the stepped domed cover set with a loop final and three raised struts, the raised central medallion incised with a stylised ruyi floral medallion, all encircled by incised overlapping lappets, the exterior unevenly applied with a glassy green glaze eroded to a rust-brown tone and revealing the buff-grey body in parts. Quantité: 2 - 19.2cm., 7... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2015

A painted pottery figure, Han Dynasty

A painted pottery figure, Han Dynasty. Estimate 2,035 - 2,713 EUR. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. depicted in a dancing position with crouching legs and raised arms, the head turned to one side and surmounted with a cap, traces of white and red paint, Japanese wood box; together with a brown-painted pottery jar and cover, Japanese wood box. Quantité: 5 - 11.7cm., 4 5/8 in. Provenance: Figure: Mayuyama & Co. Ltd, Tokyo. Sotheby's. The Soul of Japanese Aesthetics – The Tsuneichi Inoue... [Lire la suite]
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]