19 novembre 2022

'Round Heaven | Square Earth: Ancient Chinese Jade' at TAI Modern

Cong (Ts'ung) Prismatic Cylinder and Bi disc, Qijia Culture, Late Neolithic Period (2100-1600 BCE), jade. © TAI Modern Chinese cosmology views the world in geometric terms. The Earth was square shaped and the Heavens round. As far back as the Neolithic period (10,000 – 2,000 BCE), Chinese artisans have used these shapes to symbolize their universe, which is most apparent when viewing the jade objects on display in Round Heaven | Square Earth: Ancient Chinese Jade. The Neolithic Period witnessed... [Lire la suite]

04 octobre 2022

An archaic bronze vessel (Hu), Han Dynasty

Lot 259. An archaic bronze vessel (Hu), Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD). Height 11½ in., 29.3 cm. Lot sold: 10,080 USD (Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 cast beneath the handle with a single character reading Ni. Property from a New York Private Collection. Provenance: Collection of Mrs. Dagny Carter (d. 1970), acquired in 1931.Collection of Mrs. G.G. Scranton, acquired between 1932-1939.American Private Collection. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21... [Lire la suite]
08 juillet 2022

A green-glazed incense burner and cover, boshanlu, Han Dynasty (246 B.C.-220)

Lot 3101. A green-glazed incense burner and cover, boshanlu, Han Dynasty (246 B.C.-220). H 47.5cm. Estimate HKD 800,000 - 1,200,000. © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022. Provenance: 1. The T. T. Tsui Collection2. Christie's Hong Kong, 18 September 1997, lot 1293. The Jingguantang Collection4. Poly Auction Hong Kong, 25 November 2012, lot 748 Poly Auction. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 14 Jul 2022
18 janvier 2022

An archaic white jade 'dragon' plaque, Han dynasty

Lot 847. An archaic white jade 'dragon' plaque, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); 6.7 cm. Lot sold: 94,500 HKD (Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2021 Provenance: A Taiwanese private collection. Sotheby's.Chinese Art Online: A Private Asian Collection, Hong Kong, 3 December 2021
02 mars 2021

A pair of green, russet and calcified jade pigs, Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD)

Lot 18. A pair of green, russet and calcified jade pigs, Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD); 4 1/2in (11.4cm) long. Estimate US$ 15,000 - 25,000 (€ 12,000 - 21,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Each simply carved from a rectangular block of nephrite with features in a stylized form using strong slanting cuts to delineate the bodies, legs and heads, three simple lines engraved behind the snouts with a pierced tab to the underside, a further pierced tab to the tail, all with a high degree of polish. Property from... [Lire la suite]
15 novembre 2020

A rare small bronze equestrian group, Han dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD)

Lot 139. A rare small bronze equestrian group, Han dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD); Height 6.5 cm, 2½ in. Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP. Lot sold: 12,600 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the horse standing four-square with head raised and looking forwards, the rider wearing a long tunic and with hands held together as if holding the reigns. Provenance: Christie's London, 14th December 1987, lot 270. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, 4 November 2020, Hong Kong

05 octobre 2020

A green jade dagger with gilt-bronze 'phoenix' hilt, Han dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD)

Lot 40. A green jade dagger with gilt-bronze 'phoenix' hilt, Han dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD); jade 20.9 cm, 8 ¼ in.; overall 28.5 cm, 11 ¼ in. Estimate: 500,000 - 700,000 HKD. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. the dagger worked from a translucent green stone and rendered with fine grooves and ridges on both sides, framed by a crisp outline, below a gilt-bronze pommel skilfully cast to depict a ferocious bird with a stylised elongated body terminating in an incurved tail. Provenance: J.J. Lally... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2020

A rare gilt-bronze 'toad' weight, Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD)

Lot 35. A rare gilt-bronze 'toad' weight, Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD); 6.6cm long x 6cm wide (2 5/8in long x 2 3/8in wide). Estimate HK$ 400,000-600,000. Sold for HK$ 500,000 (€ 59,402). Courtesy Bonhams. Heavily cast poised on all fours in leaping stance with head held high, above a square platform engraved with scrolling patterns on all sides. Note: The depiction of toads dating to the Han dynasty are rare. See, however, a related bronze toad-shaped weight, Han dynasty, from the British Museum,... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2019

Five painted gray pottery figures of equestrians, Han dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD)

Lot 80. Five painted gray pottery figures of equestrians, Han dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD). Heights 11 1/4  in., 28.6 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 17,500 USD. © Sotheby's each modeled as a soldier with hands raised to hold reins, seated astride a horse standing foursquare, the soldiers' garments, armor, saddlecloths and horses' eyes painted with pigment, one horse with a potter's seal impressed on the underside reading Guo yu (5). Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2019

Eight painted gray pottery figures of attendants, Han dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD)

Lot 79. Eight painted gray pottery figures of attendants, Han dynasty  (206 BC - 220 AD). Heights 11 3/8  in., 29 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 8,125 USD. © Sotheby's modeled after wood prototypes, six with their hands folded and concealed by their sleeves, five with a hole to hold an implement, two with arms held out at waist level, each painted wearing patterned robes, their features painted in black and vermillion, with a display stand (16).... [Lire la suite]