06 décembre 2019

A rare pair of Chinese bronze chariot fittings with rhinoceros heads, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 14. A rare pair of Chinese bronze chariot fittings with rhinoceros heads, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 8 1/8 in. (20.7 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000. Price realised GBP 5,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Each of tubular form with a rectangular aperture on the shaft through which slides a detachable fitting terminating in a rhinoceros head. Provenance: The Hermann Rosenfeld Collection, Hamburg, Germany, circa 1930s.Acquired by the current owner from the heirs of Mr.... [Lire la suite]

06 décembre 2019

A Chinese gold-inlaid bronze sword, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 10. A Chinese gold-inlaid bronze sword, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 15 3/8 in. (39 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000. Price realised GBP 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Cast with beveled edges and a distinct median ridge, the diamond-shaped guard and the circular pommel each decorated with gold-inlaid scroll motifs, the bronze with extensive malachite-green encrustation. Provenance: Paula Heuser Antiquitäten, Hamburg, Germany, 29 July 1933, where acquired by Hermann... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2019

A Chinese bronze ritual wine vessel, you, Western Zhou dynasty (1100-771 BC)

Lot 14. A Chinese bronze ritual wine vessel, you, Western Zhou dynasty (1100-771 BC); 8 ½ in. (21.5 cm.) high, not including handle. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000. Price realised GBP 8,125. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Cast to the body with two horizontal bands of stylised birds, applied with an overhead handle with animal-head attachements, the cover with further stylised bird motifs encircling the finial. Provenance: Paula Heuser Antiquitäten, Hamburg, Germany, 3 April 1934.The Hermann... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2019

A Chinese bronze ritual tripod food vessel, liding, Western Zhou dynasty (1100-771 BC)

Lot 2. A Chinese bronze ritual tripod food vessel, liding, Western Zhou dynasty (1100-771 BC); 6 ¾ in. (17 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000. Price realised GBP 3,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The tri-lobed body raised on three columnar legs, cast above each leg with a large taotie mask with rounded eyes, all reserved on a leiwen ground, a two-character inscription to the interior side. Provenance: Paula Heuser Antiquitäten, Hamburg, Germany, 5 June 1935.The... [Lire la suite]