18 septembre 2021

A turquoise-inlaid gilt-bronze 'bear' fitting, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 43. A turquoise-inlaid gilt-bronze 'bear' fitting, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). Height 4½ in., 11.43 cm. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold: 13,860 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 well cast as a hollow conical socket issuing from a ferocious bovine mask with bulging eyes and a broad flattened nose, flanked by flaring ears, all below tall curved horns cast with intaglio coil details, the conical socket with further intaglio motifs and pierced with two apertures, the bronze with a reddish-brown... [Lire la suite]

01 septembre 2021

A pair of brown and green-glazed 'owl' jars and covers, and a brown-glazed pottery figure of an owl, Han dynasty

  Lot 1055. A pair of brown and green-glazed 'owl' jars and covers, and a brown-glazed pottery figure of an owl, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); 18.5 and 19.8 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 HKD. Lot sold: 27,720 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's The dating of the pair of 'owl' jars is consistent with the result of a thermoluminescence test, Oxford Authentication Ltd, sample no. C103a87. Note: The 'owl' jars in the present lot were once in the collection of Julius Eberhardt... [Lire la suite]
21 juillet 2021

A pair of painted pottery square vases and covers, hu, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 2135. A pair of painted pottery square vases and covers, hu, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); overall h. 40.2 cm. Estimate: 8,000 - 10,000 HKD. Lot sold: 22,680 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Eclectic, Hong Kong, 14 July 2021
20 juillet 2021

A pottery horse head, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 2058. A pottery horse head, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); 35 cm. Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 HKD. Lot sold: 30,240 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Chinese Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021
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07 juillet 2021

An archaic bronze 'mythical beast' mirror, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

  Lot 5019. An archaic bronze 'mythical beast' mirror, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); 18 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD. Lot sold: 50,400 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Acquired in Japan in the 1990s, by repute. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021
23 janvier 2021

Two small bronze lidded ding, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 437. Two small bronze lidded ding, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); 3 1/2in (8.8cm) high, each. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000. Sold for US$ 2,550 (€ 2,097). Courtesy Bonhams. Each of similarly shape, the raised horizontal bands on the lid and body, with two rectangular-shaped handles on the side, and three loops on the lid. Property from the Estate of Robert P. Youngman. Note: Other Han dynasty gilt-bronze bears in differing sizes with provision for inlays, are illustrated by Helmut Brinker, Bronzen... [Lire la suite]
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23 janvier 2021

Three gilt-bronze and blue-glass-inlaid bear supports, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 420. Three gilt-bronze and blue-glass-inlaid bear supports, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); 1 7/16in (3.5 cm) high. Estimate US$ 1,200 - 1,500. Sold for US$ 6,120 (€ 5,033). Courtesy Bonhams. Each cast seated with left forepaw resting on the folded left hindleg and the right forepaw raised to the side of the head, some incised fur-markings around the heads, the eyes and umbilicus inset with blue glass. Property from the Estate of Robert P. Youngman. Note: Other Han dynasty gilt-bronze bears in differing... [Lire la suite]
09 décembre 2020

A pair of grey jade carvings of pigs, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 139. A pair of grey jade carvings of pigs, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); 11.5cm (4 1/2in) long. Estimate HK$ 180,000-220,000. Sold for HK$ 227,500 (€ 24,229). Photo: Bonhams. Each recumbent beast of long tubular form, with legs tucked at the sides, carved with a flat snout, incised eyes, and a small pierced tail, the semi-translucent stone of grey tone with calcified chalky areas, box.  Note: Jade carvings such as the present lot were part of an extensive range of jade objects which were buried... [Lire la suite]
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13 juillet 2020

A rare jade bixie, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 2867. A rare jade bixie, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); 3. 1/8 in. (8.2 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price realised HKD 1,000,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The mythical beast is shown crouched low in an attacking stance standing on four sharply clawed feet. Its head is slightly turned to one side as it bares its ferocious teeth and bulging eyes, further detailed to the body with fine incisions and a bifurcated tail, wood  box. Provenance: Ku... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2020

A pair of pale brownish-green jade carvings of pigs, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 31. A pair of pale brownish-green jade carvings of pigs, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); 12cm (4 2/3in) long. Estimate HK$ 150,000-180,000. Sold for HK$ 1,360,000 (€ 161,328). Photo: Bonhams. Each recumbent pig of cylindrical form with a flat snout and ears, with legs formed by deep slanting grooves, the stone of a pale yellowish-green with pale brown and russet inclusions. Note: Jade carvings such as the present lot were part of an extensive range of jade objects which were buried in tombs with the... [Lire la suite]