05 juillet 2021

An archaic bronze mirror, Han dynasty, and a bronze 'buffalo' stand, Yuan - Ming dynasty

  Lot 5003. An archaic bronze mirror, Han dynasty, and a bronze 'buffalo' stand, Yuan - Ming dynasty (1279-1644); mirror 15.5 cm; stand 23 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 HKD. Lot sold: 94,500 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: A Floridian collection.Sotheby's New York, 11th September 2012, lot 186 (USD 5,938). Bonhams. Chinese Art Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021  

13 juin 2021

A rare large archaic bronze tripod basin, Han Dynasty

Lot 471. A rare large archaic bronze tripod basin, Han Dynasty; 28cm (11in) diam. Estimate £1,200 - £1,500. Sold for £ 2,167 (€ 2,528). © Bonhams The large basin rising to an everted rim, standing on three standing human supports, a raised band around the vessel cast with a pair of taotie mask handles suspending loose rings. Note: See a related example illustrated by R-Y.Lefebvre d'Argencé, Bronze Vessels of Ancient China in The Avery Brundage Collection, San Francisco, 1977,... [Lire la suite]
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13 juin 2021

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, hu, Han Dynasty

Lot 470. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, hu, Han Dynasty; 37cm (14 1/2in) high. Estimate £1,000 - £1,500. Sold for £ 2,550 (€ 2,975). © Bonhams The pear-shaped vessel rising from a flaring foot to a waisted neck and flaring mouth, the body encircled by three bands cast in relief, a smiliar band encircling the mouth, the shoulder flanked by a pair of taotie masks suspending loose rings, the round cover with three 'S'-shaped finials, the patina of mottled grey colour with green... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2021

An archaic bronze incense burner and cover and a bronze 'ear' cup, Han Dynasty

Lot 469. An archaic bronze incense burner and cover and a bronze 'ear' cup, Han Dynasty. Estimate £6,000 - £8,000. Sold for £ 1,912 (€ 2,231). © Bonhams The incense burner raised on three curling legs terminating in hoof feet, the hemispherical lower body fitted with a curved handle, the hinged openwork domed cover pierced with meandering foliage, 14.7cm (5 3/4in) long; the ear cup, of oval form with deep rounded and slightly flaring sides flanked by two crescent-shaped handles raised on a... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2021

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, bianhu, Han Dynasty

Lot 467. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, bianhu, Han Dynasty; 31cm (12 1/4in) wide. Estimate £2,000 - £3,000. Sold for £ 7,012 (€ 8,181). © Bonhams Of flattened oval shape raised on a rectangular hollow base, the sides with grooved bands, and applied with a pair of taotie masks at the shoulders, each suspending loose rings, the domed cover incised with a double mask, the bronze with a mottled dark green patina. Note: See a related example illustrated by... [Lire la suite]
12 juin 2021

A bronze 'TLV' mirror, Han dynasty & A lobed bronze mirror, Tang dynasty

Lot 462. Two bronze mirrors. Estimate £800 - £1,200. Sold for £ 2,167 (€ 2,528). © Bonhams Including a bronze 'TLV' mirror, Han dynasty, the raised central knob enclosed within a square of twelve raised bosses separated by characters representing the twelve branches below the TLV motifs, 14.1cm (5 1/2in) diam.; and a lobed bronze mirror, Tang dynasty, cast with a pair of phoenix and flowers, 16.5cm (6 1/2in) diam. Published, Illustrated and Exhibited: Roger Keverne Ltd., Summer Exhibition,... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2021

A pair of archaic bronze square vases and covers, fanghu, Han Dynasty

  Lot 457. A pair of archaic bronze square vases and covers, fanghu, Han Dynasty; 32cm (12 1/2in) high. Estimate £2,000 - £3,000. Sold for £ 12,750 (€ 14,875). © Bonhams Each with a faceted baluster body raised on a square flared foot, the sides plain, the shoulder with two relief-cast taotie mask handles suspending loose rings, the conical covers applied with stylised bird finials at the corners, the brown and milky-green patina with malachite encrustation. Note: See a related example... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2021

Two archaic bronze garlic-head vases, hu, Han Dynasty

Lot 455. Two archaic bronze garlic-head vases, hu, Han Dynasty; 30cm (11 1/2in) high. Estimate £2,000 - £3,000. Sold for £ 3,825 (€ 4,462). © Bonhams The larger with a compressed globular body encircled by a plain rib in relief, the tall tapering neck cast with a lobed 'garlic-bulb' mouth above a plain relief band, all on a spreading foot, with a dark brownish-green patina and areas of shallow encrustation, 34cm (13 1/2in) high; the smaller of similar shape but with the surface entirely plain, the surface... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2021

A rare archaic bronze dragon-headed ladle, Han Dynasty

Lot 454. A rare archaic bronze dragon-headed ladle, Han Dynasty; 21cm (8 1/2in) long. Estimate £800 - £1,200. Sold for £ 5,100 (€ 5,950). © Bonhams The shaft elegantly cast in an exaggerated curve and terminating with an open-mouthed crested dragon head at the top of the handle, another smaller beast-head relief cast at the junction of the shaft with the plain deep oval bowl, the surface with a consistent pale green patination, wood stand. Note: See a related example in the collection of Dr Paul... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2021

A rare small bronze model of a horse, Han Dynasty

Lot 453. A rare small bronze model of a horse, Han Dynasty; 7.5cm (3in) long. Estimate £1,500 - £2,000. Sold for £ 2,422 (€ 2,826). © Bonhams Heavily cast standing four-square in the style of well-modelled massive pottery Sichuan stallions, the head raised and the jaws agape, the bushy tail in a hollow loop, wood stand. Note: See a related example in the Yale University Art Gallery, illustrated by E.Schloss, Art of the Han, New York, 1979, no.50; see also an example of a small bronze animal, Han/Tang... [Lire la suite]
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