19 juillet 2019

A bronze openwork brazier, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 170. A bronze openwork brazier, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); 9 ½ in. (24.1 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000. Price realised GBP 9,375. © Christie's Image Ltd 2017 The upper, oval section has openwork sides cast with the animals of the Four Directions, and has four tab supports that rise from the rim. The lower section, which is of tapering rectangular shape, is raised on four crouching human supports, and has an openwork grate to the base. A flattened handle at one end curves up to a... [Lire la suite]

19 juillet 2019

An archaic bronze brazier, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 70. An archaic bronze brazier, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). Length 10 1/4  in., 26 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 11,875 USD. © Sotheby's the openwork sides of oval section case with the animals of the four cardinal directions, the longer sides with the dragon of the east and the tiger of the west,  the shorter sides with the bird of the south and the the tortoise of the north, the rectangular base with stepped bevelled edges supported on four small ... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2019

A gilt-bronze chilong-form weight, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 67. A gilt-bronze chilong-form weight, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). Diameter 2 3/4  in., 7 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. © Sotheby's crisply cast in high, pierced relief of a coiled, winged mythological beast, its bifurcated tail flexed beneath the sinewy body, the horned, bearded head raised revealing its open jaws with teeth bared, supported on a low circular base, with some malachite encrustation.  Provenance: Sotheby's... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2019

A painted gray pottery figure of a female attendant, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 15. A painted gray pottery figure of a female attendant, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). Height 14 in., 35.6 cm. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot sold 7,500  USD. © Sotheby's. modeled standing wearing a long white-hemmed red robe, folded across the chest and tied below the waist, the hands held in front within the sleeves, the face detailed in black on a white ground, all below hair pulled up on top of the head and painted black, wood stand, Japanese wood box... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2019

A gilt-bronze 'Tiger' fitting, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 11. A gilt-bronze 'Tiger' fitting, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). Length 1 1/8  in., 3 cm. Estimate 1,000 — 1,500 USD. Lot sold 2,250 USD. © Sotheby's. cast in high relief with the beast on its back, four paws in the air, curled tail on its belly, all confined within a circle set against a square base, the interior hollow, Japanese wood box (4). Provenance: Hirano Kotoken, Tokyo, acquired in the 1970s. Exhibited: Tokubetsu tenji rikucho jidai no kondoubutsu... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2019

A gilt-bronze belt hook, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 9. A gilt-bronze belt hook, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). Length 3 5/8  in., 9.2 cm. Estimate 1,000 — 2,000 USD. Lot sold 1,250 USD. © Sotheby's. cast in relief as an animal mask resembling a tiger, with feline features and hollowed spaces for inlaid eyes, a tapering chilong-headed hook rising from the top of its head, the concave underside with a circular button, Japanese wood box (4). Provenance: Kitayama Fine Arts, Tokyo, acquired in the 1970s. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
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15 juillet 2019

A gilt-bronze tiger-form weight, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 6. A gilt-bronze tiger-form weight, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). Diameter 2 1/4  in., 5.7 cm. Estimate 4,000 - 6,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the feline cast in a tightly coiled pose, with a collar round its neck, its head supported on a paw, resting on its rump, the details finely incised, all supported on a circular disc that serves as the base of the weight, wood stand, Japanese wood box (5). Provenance: Kitayama Fine Arts, Tokyo, acquired... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2019

An exceptional hardstone and glass-inlaid gilt-bronze belt hook, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 114. An exceptional hardstone and glass-inlaid gilt-bronze belt hook, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). Length 4 1/4  in., 10.7 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. cast in the form of a powerful mythical animal mask resembling a tiger, detailed with feline features, its almond-shaped eyes inlaid with glass, its forehead inset with a circular hardstone, a tapering hook rising from the top of its head terminating in a... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2018

A massive green-glazed pottery horse, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 35. A massive green-glazed pottery horse, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); 52 in. (132 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 60,000 - GBP 100,000 (USD 83,700 - USD 139,500). Price realised GBP 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The equine is of impressive proportions, and is modelled standing foursquare with its tail lifted in an elegant curve. The well-built body is supported on sturdy legs and the thick neck curves to support a well-defined head with bulging eyes, flared nostrils, ears pricked up, and... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2017

A green-glazed pottery duck, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 302. A green-glazed pottery duck, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). 23.5 cm, 9 1/4  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot Sold 81,250 HKD (8,733 EUR) Photo: Sotheby's. standing on an oval base with its head facing forward, detailed with almond-shaped eyes and a long beak, covered overall with a pale greenish glaze with a lustrous sheen. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family. Sotheby's. Chinese Art including Selected Works of... [Lire la suite]