04 octobre 2016

A rare carved wood figure of a horse, Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 1444. A rare carved wood figure of a horse, Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Price Realised  USD 6,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2011. Portrayed standing with head facing forward, the body carved from a single section with separately attached legs, tail and neck, the narrow head carved with sensitive eyes, pricked ears and mouth open in a whinny; 9½ in. (24.1 cm.) long  Provenance: Sotheby's, New York, 6 December 1989, lot 66.  Note: A similar, although much larger (86.4 cm.), Han dynasty... [Lire la suite]
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02 octobre 2016

Three bronze circular mirrors, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 1136. Three bronze circular mirrors, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Price Realised USD 9,375. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The knob of one is surrounded by two stylized double-headed dragons separated by two inscriptions within an outer scallop border. The largest has a loop in the shape of a crouching animal set within a square border enclosing an inscription, and the main field is cast with four dragons with scrolling foliate bodies separated by four bosses reserved on a patterned ground within an outer... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2016

A white and russet jade 'dragon' pendant, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

lot 22. A white and russet jade 'dragon' pendant, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000 (USD 19,420 - USD 25,894). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The pendant is carved and pierced in relief to the upper surface with two coiling dragons highlighted by the dark brown skin, their long bodies and tails curling around the central aperture. 3 1/2 in. (9 cm.) long Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1993 Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
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08 septembre 2016

Three bronze mirrors at Freeman's, Asian Arts, 10 september 2016

Lot 61. A Chinese silvery bronze circular 'lions and grapevine' mirror, Tang dynasty. Estimate $12,000-20,000. Photo Freeman's. sculpted to show four lions clambering amidst grapevine, surrounding the beast formed entral knob, all within ruyi decorated rim, patina encrustation around the sides and to reverse. D: 4 1/4 in., 10.8 cm  Provenance: Property from a Pennsylvania estate Note: For a similarly decorated mirror from the Tang dynasty, see Christie's New York, September 16th 2010, Sale... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2016

Middle Eastern Art & Chinese ceramics lead Skinner's Asian Works of Art Auction

Lot 387. Cinnabar Vase, detail, China, 18th-19th century. Estimate $3,000-5,000. Photo Skinner. BOSTON, MASS.- Skinner, Inc. will present an Asian Works of Art auction of over 700 lots on Friday, September 16, 2016 at 11AM, coinciding with Asia week auctions in New York City. The auction features several important private collections, including early Middle Eastern ceramics and manuscripts, tomb pottery from the Han and Tang periods, and an exceptional collection of early monochrome miniature ceramics from the Tang... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2016

A silvery bronze 'TLV' circular mirror, Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 1222. A silvery bronze 'TLV' circular mirror, Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The central knob is within a square band of twelve nipples alternating with the characters of the Twelve Branches, surrounded by 'TLV' motifs and eight nipples, the Guardians of the Four Directions (Blue Dragon, Red Bird, White Tiger and the Dark Warrior), as well as other animals, birds and pixie, all within decorative borders below further decorative bands on the... [Lire la suite]
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19 août 2016

A silvery bronze circular mirror, Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 1221. A silvery bronze circular mirror, Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The central knob is encircled by a band of nine nipples within C-scrolls, a narrow scrolling foliate band and an outer band of eight roundels with central nipple alternating with various animals and birds, all within hatchured borders below sawtooth and cloud bands on the raised rim. There are areas of malachite encrustation, some with fabric impressions. 7 ½ in. (19... [Lire la suite]
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11 juillet 2016

Bronze mirrors, Han dynasty & Tang dynasty at Bonhams, San Francisco, 29 june 2016

Lot 9182. A group of four early bronze mirrors, Han dynasty. Estimate USD 500 ~ 700. Sold for US$ 1,000 (€903). Photo: Bonhams. Three with a wide, canted edge enclosing a small saw-tooth band under four abstract cloud patterns and emerging birds separated by raised bosses under a central pierced knob; the fourth larger mirror with a wide canted rim centered on a continuous arc design under a band of whorl patterns, all mirrors with varying degrees of patination. 4 3/4, 3 1/2, 3 and 3in (12.1, 8.8,... [Lire la suite]
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07 juin 2016

A Sichuan pottery amphora, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 196. A Sichuan pottery amphora, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). Estimate: 5,000 EUR - 6,000 EUR. Photo Kunsthaus Lempertz A Sichuan pottery amphora with everted rim, each side carved with two spirals issuing from the base of the broad strap handles. Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). Height 32 cmLiterature: Compare a similar amphora in: Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Gulexuan Collection, Düsseldorf 2003, p. 38-39 Kunsthaus Lempertz. Asian Art. Jun 10, 2016 10:00 CEST - Jun 11, 2016... [Lire la suite]
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08 mai 2016

A grey pottery figure of a three-horned mythical beast, Han Dynasty

Lot 18. Property from the Cunliffe Collection of Chinese Art. A grey pottery figure of a three-horned mythical beast, Han Dynasty. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,500 - 3,800). Photo Bonhams. The stocky beast moulded in mid stride, its bovine head lowered, modelled with three flame-like spikes issuing from the neck and flattened bosses along the spine, its long tapered tail curved upward. 28cm (11in) long Provenance: Rolf, Lord Cunliffe (1899-1963), Honorary Keeper of the Far Eastern Collections at the... [Lire la suite]