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]
07 mars 2016

Two bronze garment hooks, daigou, 3rd-2nd century BC and Han Dynasty

Lot 8030, Two bronze garment hooks, daigou, 3rd-2nd century BC and Han Dynasty. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 9,000 (€5,500 - 8,200). Photo: Bonhams. The first, an Ordos/Northern Chinese bronze belt hook, 3rd/2nd century BC, cast as a galloping horse supporting a monkey and a frog, the second, Han dynasty, cast as a rhinoceros, each with terminals in the form of dragon heads, each with circular buttons to the reverse for fastening, both covered all over in green encrustation. 5 3/8in (13.5cm) length of the longest ... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2016

A well-painted dark grey pottery cocoon jar, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

A well-painted dark grey pottery cocoon jar, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). © Christie's Image 2003 The body painted in shades of salmon pink, pale gray-green, dark red and white with bands of decoration, the wide bands decorated with scrolls, the narrow bands with geometric patterns, with linear bands encircling the shallow pedestal foot, the base of the short neck and the faceted, everted mouth rim - 13in. (33cm.) long - Lot 196. Estimate $3,000 - $4,000. Price Realized $4,183  Provenance: The... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2016

A rare large painted red pottery figure of a mythical beast, unicorn, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

A rare large painted red pottery figure of a mythical beast, unicorn, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). © Christie's Image 2003 The powerful composite creature made in sections and shown with head lowered and body tensed for attack, the large bovine head modelled with flared nostrils, bulging eyes and a socketed horn between elephantine ears, the muscular body molded with wings and made with sockets for the canine-like legs and long upturned tail, with traces of pale lavender-blue, black, red and white pigment - 31¾in.... [Lire la suite]

13 février 2016

A Sichuan burnished black pottery jar, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

A Sichuan burnished black pottery jar, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). © Christie's Image 2003 Each side carved with two spirals that seem to issue from the base of the broad strap handles carved with conjoined circular medallions, with a finely hatchured band on the faceted neck below the rim formed by an angular spout on either side - 7¼in. (18.5cm.) across handles - Lot 191. Estimate $2,000 - $3,000. Price Realized $1,793  Provenance: Carter Fine Art, London  Notes: A similar jar in... [Lire la suite]
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02 février 2016

'Ear' cup, erbei, Han Dynasty (206 A.C.-220 D.C.)

'Ear' cup, erbei, Han Dynasty (206 A.C.-220 D.C.), pottery covered with a pickle green glaze, w 14.5 cm × h 4.8 cm. AK-MAK-99. On loan from the Vereniging van Vrienden der Aziatische Kunst, 1972. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Bibliography: Museum van Aziatische Kunst in het Rijks-museum, Amsterdam : catalogus, H.F.E. Visser, cat.nr. 106
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02 février 2016

World's oldest tea found in Chinese emperor's tomb by researchers from China and Britain

Map and photographs of early tea found in China. (a) Red dots show the location of the Han Yangling Mausoleum in Chang’an and Gurgyam Cemetery in Ngari, with orange lines indicating the routes of the Silk Road. (b) Plan of the Han Yangling Mausoleum and (c) the outer burial pit DK15; the brown material in pit DK15 constitutes plant remains including crops. (d) Sample DK15-1 taken from plant remains found in Pit DK15. (e) Morphological comparison between plant leaves from DK15-1 (e1, 2, 3) and modern green... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2016

Fragment of a male figure, Han dynasty, , c. 206 BC-c. 9 AD

Fragment of a male figure, Han dynasty, c. 206 BC-c. 9 AD, tomb figure, loam, h 25.0cm × w 9.1cm × d 8.4cm. AK-MAK-61. On loan from the Vereniging van Vrienden der Aziatische Kunst, 1972. Rijksmusem, Amsterdam. The entire figure was equipped with loose arms.