05 mars 2019

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

Lot 110. A painted gray pottery figure of a mythical beast, Han dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD). Width 16 1/4  in., 41.8 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot Sold 32,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the beast modeled standing four square, with head lowered and muscular haunches bracing as if about to charge, the crown and neck with three imposing pointed horns, a row of four studs along the spine, continuing to a long tail curled back, the right hind leg with a large grooved spiral, with... [Lire la suite]

05 mars 2019

An extremely rare gilt-bronze figure of a phoenix, Han dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD)

Lot 122. An extremely rare gilt-bronze figure of a phoenix, Han dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD). Length 5 1/4  in., 13.4 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot Sold 162,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. solidly cast, the mythical bird cast standing with its wings folded back against its body and its tail fanned out behind it in five broad plumes, the head held high and clasping a 'pearl' in its open beak, the face with bulging eyes beneath a crested crown, the sturdy legs terminating in large upturned talons,... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2018

Pottery granary jar, Han dynasty, 206 BC – 220 AD

Pottery granary jar, Han dynasty, 206 BC – 220 AD, Height: 14 3/4 inches, 37.5 cm,Width: 8 3/4 inches, 22.3 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art. A large cylindrical pottery model of a granary supported on three bear-form feet. The granary’s domed top has a central aperture, which is surrounded by a lipped rim. The straight sides are mainly undecorated, save for five sets of three horizontal linear bands, which are incised into the main body. Each of the bear-shaped feet is moulded in minute detail with bulging eyes, full mane and... [Lire la suite]
27 janvier 2018

A rare large amber-glazed figure of a horse, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 63. A rare large amber-glazed figure of a horse, Han dynasty  (206 BC-220 AD). Height 112cm., 44in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot Sold 11,250 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2009 powerfully modelled standing four-square, the vigorously sculpted head with large alert eyes, flaring nostrils and pricked ears, covered overall in a rich warm amber glaze save for the hooves, forelock and tail, the muscular back adorned with a large detachable unglazed saddle. Quantity:... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2018

A gilt-bronze bear-form support, Han dynasty

Lot 17. A gilt-bronze bear-form support, Han dynasty; 8.6cm., 3 3/8 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 EUR. Lot sold 15,000 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2015. hollow-cast in a half-kneeling position with the right fore paw raised above the head and the jaw open, the body finely incised with fur markings, with a D-shaped aperture in the top of the head and a circular opening in the base, Japanese wood box. Quantité: 2. Sotheby's. The Soul of Japanese Aesthetics – The Tsuneichi Inoue... [Lire la suite]
17 novembre 2017

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

Lot 301. A green-glazed pottery vase, hu, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). 15.9 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 HKD. Lot Sold 15,000 HKD (1,612 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. the baluster body decorated with horizontal fillets in relief and supported on three rod-shaped spurs, covered overall in a lustrous greenish glaze with a golden sheen. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family. Sotheby's. Chinese Art including Selected Works of Art from the... [Lire la suite]

03 juillet 2017

A Chinese archaic green-glazed vase, hu, Han dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD)

Lot 165. A Chinese archaic green-glazed vase, hu, Han dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD). H. 38.5 cm. Estimation : 1 000 € / 1 500 € © AAG Modelled with two taotie mask and ring handles, with ribbed bands, covered with an olive green and partly iridescent glaze. Provenance: - Nicolas Grindley, London (2005)- Private collection, The Netherlands  Art d'Asie chez AAG (Arts & Antiques Group), Amsterdam, le 03 Juillet 2017 à 14h00
03 juillet 2017

A Chinese bronze ritual bronze wine vessel and cover, fanghu, Han dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD)

Lot 166. A Chinese bronze ritual bronze wine vessel and cover, fanghu, Han dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD). H. 38.5 cm. Estimation : 6 000 € / 8 000 € © AAG The square baluster vessel with two taotie-mask and ring handles, the cover modelled with four flanges. Provenance: - Edward Pranger Oriental Art, Amsterdam (1996)- Private collection, The Netherlands  Art d'Asie chez AAG (Arts & Antiques Group), Amsterdam, le 03 Juillet 2017 à 14h00
03 juillet 2017

A small Chinese bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, fanghu, Han dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD)

Lot 164. A small Chinese bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, fanghu, Han dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD). H. 16.5 cm. Estimation : 1 000 € / 1 500 € © AAG The square baluster vessel with two taotie-mask and ring handles, the cover modelled with leiwen dragons. Provenance: - Paul Rutten Asiatic & Tribal Art, Amsterdam (1995)- Private collection, The Netherlands  Art d'Asie chez AAG (Arts & Antiques Group), Amsterdam, le 03 Juillet 2017 à 14h00
03 juillet 2017

A Chinese bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, bianhu, Han dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD)

Lot 163. A Chinese bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, bianhu, Han dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD). H. 29.5 cm. Estimation : 4 000 € / 6 000 € © AAG The flattened oval vessel with relief panels, the sides with two ring handles.  Provenance: - Paul Rutten Asiatic & Tribal Art, Amsterdam (1995)- Private collection, The Netherlands  Art d'Asie chez AAG (Arts & Antiques Group), Amsterdam, le 03 Juillet 2017 à 14h00