03 juin 2018

A large bronze 'Shan' mirror, Late Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC

Lot 2911. A large bronze 'Shan' mirror, Late Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC; 9 ½ in. (24.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price realised HKD 875,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The mirror is crisply cast with a ribbed loop surrounded by a circular border and five feathers enclosed within the five-pointed star created by the connected inner edges of the five shan, ‘mountain’, characters, all reserved on a ground of feather pattern, with thin... [Lire la suite]

29 août 2017

"Golden Techniques: Art of the Chinese Goldsmiths" at the Art Museum of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

HONG KONG - The research project “Ancient Chinese Gold Techniques” is a collaborative effort of Art Museum of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics Protection, the Master Studio of Chow Tai Fook, and the Conservation Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of Hong Kong, for the first time to use interdisciplinary research methods to reconstruct several major ancient goldsmithing techniques and the history of the development. Golden Techniques: Art of the Chinese... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2017

A large bronze circular 'bird' mirror, late Warring States period, 3rd century BC

Lot 1407. A large bronze circular 'bird' mirror, late Warring States period, 3rd century BC. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 9,375 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012. With triple-fluted loop surrounded by a patterned band repeated in the main field as the ground for three birds with scrolling interlocking bodies and long angular crests extending from the back of their heads, all within the upright rim, with dark silver-grey patina - 9 3/8 in. (23.7 cm.) diam., 5/16 in. (.7 cm.)... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2017

A bronze circular 'phoenix' mirror, late Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC

Lot 1405. A bronze circular 'phoenix' mirror, late Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 4,750 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012. The back with a small central knob set within a concave square border, the four phoenixes that stand on the corners alternating with four small long-tailed birds, each standing on an angular scroll, all reserved on a ground of coiled scrolls and granular pattern arranged in a grid of diamond-shaped lozenges, with silvery... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2017

A bronze circular 'phoenix' mirror, late Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC

Lot 1404. A bronze circular 'phoenix' mirror, late Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 3,750 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012.  Thinly cast, the back with a small central knob set within a concave square border, the four phoenixes standing on the corners alternating with four stylized birds shown as if seen from above, all reserved on a ground of angular scrolls filled with granulation and coiled scrolls - 4 1/16 in. (10.3 cm.) diam.,... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2017

An unusual bronze circular 'zigzag'-pattern mirror, late Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC 

Lot 1402. An unusual bronze circular 'zigzag'-pattern mirror, late Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 20,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012. Thinly cast, the back centered by a small ribbed loop flanked either side by parallel bands of zigzag or 'lightning' pattern reserved on a ground of hooked feather-like scrolls and granulation arranged in rectangles, all within a plain outer border cast with a thin bow-string band - 6 3/8 in. (16.1 cm.) diam.,... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2016

An opaque dark grey and ivory-colored jade huang, Late Warring States Period, 3rd century BC

Lot 918, An opaque dark grey and ivory-colored jade huang, Late Warring States Period, 3rd century BC. Estimate USD 30,000 ~ 50,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Each side of the curved pendant is carved with comma spirals within narrow, raised borders between the dragon heads at each end. A suspension hole below the upper edge is drilled from one side. The well-polished, now opaque stone is of mottled dark grey and ivory color. Together with J.J. Lally & Co., Oriental Art, Chinese... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2009

A rare archaic bronze 'Bird's-Head' libation cup, yi. Late Warring States Period

A rare archaic bronze 'Bird's-Head' libation cup, yi. Late Warring States Period The double-lobed deep rounded sides forming a heart shape with the tip pointing towards the handle cast as a bird-raptor's head with bulging eyes and an open protruding hooked beak, all supported on an oval foot. 15.4cm (6in) wide. Estimate: £6,000 - 8,000 - Unsold Provenance: purchased from an American private collection in Florida, circa 2000Note: Compare a similar excavated gilt vessel in the Hebei Province Museum, illustrated in... [Lire la suite]