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]
23 mai 2014

Bronze Belt Hook, Two Carvings of Jade and Agate,

Bronze Belt Hook, Two Carvings of Jade and Agate,  China, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD) and late Qing dynasty (1644-1912). Photo courtesy Auctionata Bronze, jade and agate. Belt hook encrusted with a rich patina of malachite green. Jade Ming style crane with a lingzhi fungus. The stone typical of that sourced in the Ming dynasty, of mottled celadon and brown tones. An agate brush washer in the form of a monkey and peach. Length of the belt hook: 7 cm. Width of the carvings: 6 to... [Lire la suite]


17 avril 2014

Antique Chinese coins at Collectibles Auction Asia 3 / 2014

Xin Dynasty (7 AD), Wang Mang, “Da Quan Wu Shi”. Photo courtesy Collectibles Auction 5 Pcs, Early Thick Mintage Variety, UNC condition unearthed from jar with beautiful blue rustiness, Rare- 新朝, 王莽铸 “大泉五十”, 早期厚重版, 5枚, 未流通罐装蓝锈美品, 稀少 - Estimate SGD60 – SGD150 Han Dynasty, Wu Zhu. Photo courtesy Collectibles Auction 20 Pcs, UNC condition unearthed from jar with beautiful rustiness - 汉代, 五铢, 20枚, 未流通罐装美锈美品, 未清理原貌状态 - Estimate SGD45 – SGD80 China, Warring States, “Ming” knife money.Photo... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2014

Sotheby's announces first dedicated exhibition of ancient Chinese erotic art in Hong Kong

A set of seven small porcelain figures, 19th – 20th Century. Photo: Sotheby's. Hong Kong - Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery is delighted to present part of the Ferdinand M. Bertholet Collection, the world’s largest collection of erotic art, from 16 April to 3 May. The exhibition entitled Gardens of Pleasure: Sex in Ancient China, will feature more than 100 pieces of astounding works of art from the Ferdinand M. Bertholet Collection, with objects dating from the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD) to the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1911 AD).... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2014

An archaic tile-form inkstone. The tile: Han dynasty. The inkstone conversion: Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

An archaic tile-form inkstone. The tile: Han dynasty. The inkstone conversion: Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Photo: Sotheby's. the slightly tapered round stone fragment carved in low relief on the underside with a recessed lobed medallion centred with a lozenge surrounded by four almond shaped petals, within a border of radiating petals between two circles and further raised roundels around the edge, the top hollowed out with a shallow oblong inkwell smoothly polished and stained to a warm russet colour, the front inscised... [Lire la suite]
11 février 2014

A lead green glazed vase, hu, Han Dynasty

A lead green glazed vase, hu, Han Dynasty. Photo Bonhams. Of compressed baluster form with flaring neck and dish shaped mouth, the shoulder with twin moulded taotie mask and ring handles on a continuous decorative band of mythical animals and an equestrian archer amongst foaming waves, carved hardwood stand. The vase 35cm (13.3/4in) high. Estimate £1,000 - 1,500 (€1,200 - 1,800) From a private English collection assembled in London in the 1960s and 1970s. Bonhams. ASIAN ART. 19 Feb 2014. London, Knightsbridge -... [Lire la suite]
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