28 décembre 2022

Bronzes from the Grasset collection sold at Sotheby's, Monochrome, London, 2 November 2022

  Lot 205. A gold and silver-inlaid archaistic bronze censer, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Width 31.5 cm, 12⅜ in. Lot sold: £13,860 (Estimate: £10,000 - 15,000). © 2022 Sotheby's. cast beneath the handle with a three-character inscription reading Wo Fu Ji. Property from the Grasset collection. Provenance: Christie's London, 8th December 1986, lot 385. Note: The rise of Neoconfucianism in the Song dynasty (960-1279) led to a revival of interest in archaic bronze vessels,... [Lire la suite]

23 décembre 2022

A pair of gilt-bronze ear cups, Han dynasty

Lot 339. A pair of gilt-bronze ear cups, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). Each 10.5cm (4 1/8in) wide. Sold for HK$19,125. © Bonhams 2001-2022 Provenance: Mandala Fine Arts, Hong Kong, 1999. Note: See a similar gilt-bronze ear cup, Han dynasty, illustrated in Ancient Chinese Arts in the Idemitsu Collection, Japan, 1989, pl.208. Bonhams. AUTUMN SALE OF CHINESE ART A PRIVATE ASIAN COLLECTION, Hong Kong, 25 November – 16 December 2022
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19 décembre 2022

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

Lot 220. A green-glazed pottery earcup, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). Length 13.5 cm, 5¼ in.. Lot sold: 4,788 GBP (Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. the vessel of oval shape and with robust ear-shaped handles, applied all over with a rich green glaze. Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York, 14th March 1990. Sotheby's. HOTUNG | 何東 The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung | Part II: Day. London, 8 December 2022
19 décembre 2022

A painted grey pottery duck, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 113. A painted grey pottery duck, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). Length 29 cm, 11⅜ in. Lot sold: 5,040 GBP (Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. reclined with its head facing forward, the wings tucked against the body. Provenance: Galaxie Art & Gift Co., Hong Kong, 11th November 1988. Sotheby's. HOTUNG | 何東 The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung | Part II: Day. London, 8 December 2022
16 décembre 2022

A painted pottery 'cocoon' jar, Han dynasty

Lot 102. A painted pottery 'cocoon' jar, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). Height 29.5 cm, 11⅝ in. Lot sold: 2,016 GBP (Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. well potted, set with a neck rising to an everted rim, the body of 'cocoon' shape supported on a high splayed ringed foot. Provenance: Galaxie Art & Gift Co., Hong Kong, 10th December 1986. Sotheby's. HOTUNG | 何東 The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung | Part II: Day. London, 8 December 2022
11 décembre 2022

A celadon and russet jade cicada, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 185. A celadon and russet jade cicada, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); 6.4 by 3.1 cm. Lot sold: 189,000 HKD (Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 modelled in the form of a stylised cicada with convex sides, finely incised with concise strokes denoting the eyes, folded wings and ribbed abdomen, perforated with two small apertures to the top edge. Provenance: R.H. Ellsworth Ltd, New York, 20th August 1986. Literature: Jessica Rawson, Chinese Jade... [Lire la suite]

09 décembre 2022

A white jade miniature figure of a standing man, Wengzhong, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 179. A white jade miniature figure of a standing man, Wengzhong, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); 3.9 cm. Lot sold: 201,600 HKD (Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 finely rendered as a standing figure wearing a hat and long robes, his hands held in front of the chest and concealed under the loose sleeves, detailed with an incision on the reverse denoting a belt, portrayed with a stoic expression with facial features delicately picked out, horizontally... [Lire la suite]
08 décembre 2022

A bronze 'kneeling birdman' lamp, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 170. A bronze 'kneeling birdman' lamp, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); 14.2 cm. Lot sold: 189,000 HKD (Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 modelled as a kneeling figure with neatly combed hair of medium length, prominent eyes, a flat triangular nose, a tightly closed beak, and a short tail, his left hand resting on his folded knee, his right arm outstretched, raising a shallow lamp dish, all supported by a pedestal with four cornered feet. Provenance: Eskenazi Ltd, London,... [Lire la suite]
05 décembre 2022

A large celadon jade pendant, huang, Han dynasty

Lot 163. A large celadon jade pendant, huang, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); 24.3 cm. Lot sold: 226,800 HKD (Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 each side finely incised with a mythical creature with an undulating body, the hybrid animal rendered with a bird-like head and a dragon-form body, its head turns sharply backwards, its body depicted with clawed legs and feather-like curling fins, the principal side detailed with an additional bird-head two thirds along the... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2022

A jade 'animal mask' pendant, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

  Lot 149. A jade 'animal mask' pendant, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); 4.1 by 4.6 cm. Lot sold: 201,600 HKD (Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 the flat plaque intricately incised on both sides with a complex design, centred with an outline of a shield suggesting an archer's ring (she), between an elaborate animal mask with prominent horns, large eyes with striated brows, and a stylised bird in profile, the translucent jade of a pale celadon tone with russet streaks. ... [Lire la suite]