04 mars 2022

Four painted pottery figures of performers, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 1050. Four painted pottery figures of performers, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); The largest, 9 in. (22.5 cm.) high, cloth boxes. Estimate USD 30,000 – USD 40,000. © Christie's 2022 Two figures are shown seated with arms raised, one is shown kneeling with the head lowered, and the fourth is shown dancing, with the extended right arm concealed by the long sleeve of the robe. All four figures have remnants of black, red and white pigments. Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 25 October... [Lire la suite]

24 février 2022

A rare large jade and glass-inlaid gilt-bronze belt hook, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 729. A rare large jade and glass-inlaid gilt-bronze belt hook, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 5 3⁄4 in. (14.5 cm.) high, cloth box. Price realised USD 88,200 (Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000). © Christie's 2022 The belt hook is finely cast at one end with an owl-headed beast, grasping in its claws the bodies of two does in its claws, which hold in place a jade bi centered by blue glass inlay, all above a large bovine mask with twisted horns, from which issues an animal-head... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2022

A rare jade, silver and gold-inlaid bronze belt hook, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 725. A rare jade, silver and gold-inlaid bronze belt hook, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 7 3⁄4 in. (19.9 cm.) long, cloth box. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 52,920. © Christie's 2022 The shaft is inlaid with five gold plaques decorated with coiled beasts interspersed with four pale greyish-green jade plaques with commas. The outer border is further decorated with gold and silver inlays with angular scroll design.  Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong),... [Lire la suite]
03 juillet 2021

A very rare large grey stone bear-form stand, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 3011. A very rare large grey stone bear-form stand, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 9 in. (22.8 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 The seated bear is shown almost as if stretching, with right leg bent and the left extended and slightly bent, the claws of all of the paws curled under. The head is turned slightly to the side, and carved with mouth agape and ears pricked above ruffs of fur. A partially hollowed columnar... [Lire la suite]
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12 janvier 2021

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

Lot 76. A painted pottery head of a horse, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 81⁄8 in. (20.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 1,000 - USD 1,500. Price Realised USD 1,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The horse head is shown with the mouth open and ears pricked, with traces of color pigment, softwood stand. Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York, 1988. Christie's. Art of China. Including Property from the Irving Collection. 18 Nov - 9 Dec 2020
12 janvier 2021

Two painted pottery figures of a man and a lady, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 74. Two painted pottery figures of a man and a lady, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); The larger, 231⁄4 in. (59 cm.) high. Estimate USD 1,000 - USD 1,500. Price Realised USD 1,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 Both figures are shown standing facing forward. The lady is dressed in a long robe flaring at the bottom, with hands clasped within the sleeves at the lower waist. Provenance: Himiko Oriental Gallery, Stockholm, 1998. Christie's. Art of China. Including Property from the Irving... [Lire la suite]
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11 janvier 2021

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

Lot 72. A green-glazed pottery jar, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 171⁄2 in. (44.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 800 - USD 1,200. Price Realised USD 1,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The jar has a compressed bulbous body and a galleried mouth, covered overall with a green glaze now degraded with a silvery-green iridescence. Property from the Collection of Frederick A. and Sharon L. Klingenstein.Provenance: Frank Caro Co. Chinese Art, New York, 11 Februrary 1989. Christie's. Art of... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2021

A green-glazed pottery cylindrical 'hill' censer and cover, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 71. A green-glazed pottery cylindrical 'hill' censer and cover, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 91⁄2 in. (24 cm.) high. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price Realised USD 1,625. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The cylindrical censer is raised on three kneeling bear-form supports and molded around the sides with mythical creatures and immortals. The cover is molded in high relief with concentric mountains and further animals. Property from the Collection of Frederick A. and Sharon L.... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2021

A green-glazed pottery model of a granary, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 70. A green-glazed pottery model of a granary, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 173⁄4 in. (45 cm.) high. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price Realised USD 875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The granary of rectangular form is raised on bear-form supports, with ridged roof and two windows, covered overall in an attractive iridescent green glaze. Property from the Collection of Frederick A. and Sharon L. Klingenstein.Provenance: Acquired prior to 1994, New York. Christie's. Art of... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2021

Two painted pottery figures of horses and riders, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 69. Two painted pottery figures of horses and riders, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); The larger, 115⁄8 in. (29.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price Realised USD 3,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 Each horse is modelled standing foursquare, with a rider seated on top with his proper left hand raised as if to hold the reins.Provenance: Bukowskis, Stockholm, 1999. Christie's. Art of China. Including Property from the Irving Collection. 18 Nov - 9 Dec 2020